English at Home

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Manager: Catherine Tonge
Contact Number: 07927 808375
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Volunteer as a Tutor

What does English at Home project offer?

English at Home helps people to learn a skill that is vital for everyday life.

We support refugees and asylum seekers who, for reasons of caring, health etc. are currently unable to attend classes. We develops students’ language skills so that they can cope with everyday life and become more independent.

We are committed to promoting cross-cultural friendship and enabling participation in the wider community.

We support our students to move on to other learning opportunities eg English classes or vocational qualifications.

For more information download this guide

How do I get an English at Home Tutor?

Get in touch with the English at Home Manager: Catherine Tonge – 07927 808375

She’ll talk things through and work out if this is the right service for you, or the person you’re calling about.

April 2016: We’re really sorry, but we will not be taking any new referrals until June 2016, due to significant increase in demand.  If you are looking for English classes try http://lel.help 

How can I help?

April 2016:  We’re really sorry, we cannot will not be taking on any new volunteers until June 2016. If you are interested in volunteering in future, you are welcome to complete our online application form, and we’ll be in touch when we are in a position to support more volunteers. Alternatively, you might want to look at this comprehensive list of volunteering opportunities with refugees and asylum seekers  http://leedsmultiagency.org.uk/time  

English at Home volunteers commit to teaching a one hour weekly lesson for at least six months, there will also be some travel time and a little preparation time (teaching materials are provided). You don’t need qualifications or experience as you’ll receive two days of training, you just need a friendly manner and a genuine interest in teaching English and volunteering with refugees/asylum seekers. We pay travel expenses and you will be well supported.

There are always students waiting for a teacher so we always need volunteers, training takes place every three months.

If you want to volunteer to become an English at Home tutor then please contact the English at Home Manager Catherine Tonge for more information, or complete an application form on our Volunteering page.

We are unable to accept volunteers who solely wish to gain teaching experience, or who need a work placement.


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