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  Volunteer as an ESOL home tutor

Complete the Certificate in ESOL Home Tutoring

Learn about working with other cultures and practical teaching techniques. Then teach English to a migrant or refugee-background learner.

  • 20 hour training course (minimum)
  • 4 assessment tasks
  • Tutor 1-2 hours per week
  • Follow up session once tutoring starts

After training you will

  • Be matched with a learner
  • Have access to a resource library and online teaching worksheets and resources
  • Receive ongoing training and support

Want to know more? Contact us More about ESOL Home Tutoring | More about our training course 

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Our training programme 2017

Venue:  Windor Park Baptist Church, 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

Course 1
Day 1  Thursday 2nd March                         9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 2  Friday 3rd March                               9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 3  Saturday 4th March                           9.30am - 1.00pm 
(Recall Day)  Thursday 27th April                9.30am - 12.30pm

Course 2
Day 1 
 Saturday 10th June                           9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 2  Saturday 17th June                           9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 3  Saturday 24th June                           9.30am - 1.00pm
(Recall Day)  Saturday 29th July                  9.30am - 12.30pm    

Course 3
Day 1
  Thursday 24th August                        9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 2  Friday 25th August                             9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 3  Saturday 26th August                         9.30am - 1.00pm
(Recall Day)  Thursday 28th September       9.30am - 12.30pm

Course 4
Day 1 
 Saturday 28th October                         9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 2  Saturday 4th November                       9.30am - 5.00pm
Day 3  Saturday 11th November                     9.30am - 1.00pm
(Recall Day)  Saturday 9th December            9.30am - 12.30pm 

For more information on our next training course please email our centre, or call 09 489 2078.
Our course runs four times a year. Frequently asked questions

Volunteers love our training!

"I found the Home Tutor training provided by ELP to be both professional and friendly. The ability of the teachers to structure the course so that we learnt everything required to be competent home tutors and not make us feel uncomfortable while doing so was outstanding.
I would and have recommended ELP to other people considering Home Tutoring."  Chris G.

ESOL teachers also train as volunteers

"Having taught English for nine years here and in Japan, I didn’t think I needed to do the home tutor training, but politely turned up anyway. As it turned out, I was very impressed with the training programme and learned to approach English teaching from a whole new perspective."
“As a trained English teacher with many years’ experience teaching high school students, what could I learn from the Volunteer Home Tutor training course, I wondered? Plenty...!

More on why ESOL teachers think it's good to join our training course.

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