Volunteer ESOL Tutor (Interact with students from around the world!)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3 Center Plaza, 9th Floor (TC)Boston, MA 02108


Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults learning English. Sessions are usually one hour, once a week, and focus on conversation practice, reading, writing review, homework support, etc. Conversation prompts and other materials are provided. Working with a tutor gives ESOL students an opportunity to get acquainted with another English speaker, to learn about American culture, and to practice English one-on-one. Tutors often volunteer at the YMCA International Learning Center to complete service-learning, practicum, or internship requirements. Note this is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, but invaluable experience working with immigrant and refugee populations of Greater Boston.

Hours tutors are needed:12:30 pm-5:30 pm Monday-Friday


  • Comfortable tutoring beginner, intermediate, or advanced English speakers.
  • Willingness to consistenly meet at least one student for 6-8 weeks.
  • Prior ESL teaching/tutoring experience a plus, but not required.
  • Bilingual a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to provide patience, sensitivity, and understanding when interacting with students from different cultures, nationalities, class, abilities, etc.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr per week (minimum) for at least 6-8 weeks

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