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TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS)
About the AMEP Volunteer Tutor Scheme
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. In Queensland, the AMEP is delivered by TAFE Queensland. The Volunteer Tutor Scheme matches volunteers to AMEP students who are unable to participate in full-time study at their local TAFE Queensland site.
Tutoring helps students learn practical English skills for day-to-day activities such as banking, shopping, filling out forms, making and attending medical appointments and participating in their new community. Advanced students focus on preparation for work or further education.
Flexible hours and location
Volunteer home tutors provide an invaluable source of interaction for students that may choose a home tutor over face-to-face classes because they are elderly, pregnant, caring for a family member, working full-time or part-time, or because they live in a remote area.
While tutors and students normally meet at the student's house, you can choose other venues such as shopping centres, cafes or libraries. Times are flexible too — you can tutor whenever it’s mutually convenient for you and your student — during the week, after hours, or on the weekend.
No experience necessary: all training provided
You don’t need to be a teacher or have previous experience in tutoring to volunteer— all training is provided. We are looking for people who have a desire to help their community and meet the following requirements:
We have a few online and face-to-face training sessions coming up, please submit your EOI and our Volunteer Tutor Coordinator will get in contact with you.
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.
Minimum of 1 hour per week (during term) for up to 12 months
Provided and will be held at TAFE Queensland