QUALIFICATIONS: ✓ EAL/ESL teaching/tutoring experience and/or a TESL certificate ✓ Experience working with adult or youth newcomers. ✓ Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills and the Internet is extremely beneficial; experience sending and receiving e-mails and attachments is a basic requirement ✓ Ability to be a team player, initiate and maintain relationships as you work with a variety of people and groups
RESPONSIBILITIES: ✓ Introduce self to a learner ✓ Schedule time commitments ✓ Arrange for means of communication (e-mail, phone, Skype) ✓ Discuss and set learning goals and/or themes of interest with the learner ✓ Plan language activity/goals before interaction ✓ Provide feedback and guidance on language production ✓ Keep volunteer log of hours, learners and specifics of interaction ✓ Report on learner’s progress/challenges ✓ Engage in orientation and training sessions offered/suggested by QIRI'M YOUNG ✓ Commit 10 hours over 5 to 10 weeks.
WHAT TO EXPECT
✓ Volunteer e-Tutor Training QIRI'M YOUNG will provide comprehensive orientation and training necessary to fulfill the volunteer duties. Training will consist of two parts: 1. Self-paced/asynchronous: Successful candidates receive instructions on how to proceed. They explore training materials and reflect on their learning in the Volunteer Journal. 2. Synchronous: Volunteers participate in a training webinar about English Online services, Volunteer program goals and expectations, Skype and other WEB 2.0 tools for teaching and learning. During the training session, volunteers have time to discuss what they have learned and ask their questions. With this training, QIRI'M YOUNG aims to provide volunteers with the opportunity to exercise their qualities of self-directed learners to better understand English Online model and clients’ needs and develop online teaching skills.
✓ Volunteer e-Tutor – Learner Match Volunteers are asked to complete an online Match Survey. The Match Survey helps English Online perform appropriate e-Tutor-Learner matches, both from needs and skills perspective and time commitment.
✓ We sign volunteer hours confirmation letters (10+ hours of volunteering, upon request) and issue volunteer recognition certificates (30+ hours of volunteering, at the end of the fiscal year) to our e-Volunteers!
Join Us! Become an e-Volunteer: improve your digital skills and learn new perspectives… from the comfort of your own home!