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Volunteering as a Tutor

The Home Tutor Scheme provides training and ongoing support to volunteers who help migrants learn English.

How can becoming a Home Tutor benefit you?

By volunteering to become a tutor you have an opportunity to

  • develop new skills
  • meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • learn about other languages and cultures
  • help migrants learn English and become part of the Australian
    community

What is required of a Home Tutor?

You need to be able to

  • speak and write English well
  • relate to people from different cultural backgrounds
  • appreciate the difficulties of living in a community in which you
    don't speak the language
  • get a Criminal History Check - Child Related
  • attend the training course
  • spare a few hours per week
  • drive to the student's home
  • make a minimum six month commitment to tutoring

You don't need to

  • speak another language
  • be a teacher

Tutoring takes place once a week in the refugee or migrant's own home.

How much does it cost to become a Home Tutor?

Training is free.

Where can you study to become a Home Tutor?

Training is delivered at Adelaide City Campus, Salisbury Campus and Online.

Our Home Tutor staff will help you decide the most appropriate form of study for you.

How do you apply to become a Home Tutor?

Complete the Home Tutor Scheme application form and email it to els.hometutor@tafesa.edu.au

Where can you find out more about the Home Tutor Scheme Training Course?

For more information about the course see our Home Tutor Scheme Training Course webpage or contact the Home Tutor Scheme Office on 7210 3566.

"The staff are supportive and receptive." Tony White
"Tutoring has widened my horizons and given me understanding of different cultures." Ada Smith
"It’s inspiring to see students communicating in their new language." Patrick Frost