English Tutor (Project L.E.A.R.N. - Adult Tutoring Program)


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Sun Jan 01, 2017 09:30 AM - Fri Jun 30, 2017 04:30 PM


Queens, New YorkQueens, New York, NY 11354


Status: Accepting Applications - Ongoing

Project L.E.A.R.N - Adult Tutoring Program

Are you seeking to develop your teaching skills for a career in education? Build your resume by completing volunteer service hours? Become more involved in your community or to simply share your love and knowledge of English? Then this volunteer opportunity is for you - learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of victim-survivors of domestic violence today!

How to Apply: Please send your resume to volunteer_associate@kafsc.org and complete our volunteer application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmEp-K8bU7L-b4N2-EHLIfioD1vQ0c_Rb475CvBkKhAy2Dsw/viewform

Please feel free to contact Carmen Wang, Volunteer Engagement Associate for any questions or concerns at volunteer_associate@kafsc.org or (718) 460-3801 ext. 36.

Program Description

The Self-Sufficiency Program at the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) provides those who are affected by domestic violence basic job-readiness skills to enter today’s workforce and to gain employment. As part of our eight-week program to help clients become self-sufficient in their everyday life, our instructors teach English and Computer classes during the winter, fall, summer and spring semesters. Volunteers will provide one-on-one or group tutoring sessions to students who need help with homework, to learn the materials covered in class, or to practice and retain their knowledge. Also, tutors may develop their own or create new teaching lessons for students!

Volunteer Title: English Tutor

Summary of Position

Provide one-on-one or group English lessons on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, everyday life phrases, and etc. Tutors will identify students’ specific needs and what they have to practice to gain English-proficiency. Ability to communicate clearly and slowly for students to understand is essential.


  • Provides one-on-one or English group tutoring/conversations with 2-3 adult second-language learners in one setting.
  • Follow-up with students who are currently taking English classes to help them review what they have learned in class or to catch up on their lessons.
  • Track student progress to document what they have learned or need to work on in the next tutor session.
  • You may develop your own instructional curriculum/materials to teach resume writing or job interview skills that may not be introduced to students in their classes.
  • Create a safe learning experience for all students

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to keep ALL personal information that students shared with you confidential, such as their names and where they live (avoid sharing information with friends, family & social media)
  • Trustworthy and respectful
  • At least 21 years old or older with no criminal background
  • Currently enrolled in college as a student OR have completed your bachelors/ master’s degree OR have two or more years of experience teaching English
  • Attended our Volunteer Orientation

Preferred Education/Skills:

  • Bi-lingual in Korean and English is preferred, but not required
  • College degree in English or TESOL is preferred, certification in ESL/ESOL is a plus
  • Prior experience teaching adults or children
  • Possesses a friendly demeanor and patience for students to learn at their own pace
  • Able to communicate to students clearly so they understand your instructions
  • Have a sense of empathy towards victims or individuals who have experienced trauma

Schedule/Time Commitment

  • Begins January until June 2017 (tentative dates)
  • Commit at least four months of volunteer service
  • Meet with students at least once a week for 45 minutes to 1 hour outside of classroom time
  • May spend additional time to create lesson plans
  • Attend a bi-weekly meeting (10-20 minutes) with Volunteer Coordinator after tutor session
  • Have a flexible schedule; Monday to Fridays, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm OR be available for one weekday


KAFSC Physical Address (Confidential)

*A confidential agreement form must be signed before you can begin volunteering.

Why Volunteer at KAFSC? ***

By volunteering for at least four months at KAFSC, you are choosing to help our clients gain self-confidence, dignity, and economic self-sufficiency, so they no longer have to depend on their domestic violence abusers. Additionally, some benefits of volunteering for you include:

  • Invitation to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party, where you can meet and network with other staff and volunteers
  • Add volunteer experience to your resume and gain new references
  • Write a letter of recommendation for school or work
  • Write a letter to confirm your hours of participation
  • Presidential Award Service (PVSA) Certificates are awarded to those who are U.S. Citizens.

*** References and letters are made available only upon request and only after you have completed at least four months of volunteer service.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at KAFSC!


Founded in 1989, the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is a leading, nonprofit organization that supports and empowers adults, youth, and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect. We are committed to preventing and ending domestic violence and relationship abuse, and creating a violence-free society. Our counseling, education and advocacy programs for individuals and families in the New York Tri-State area are provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting. Through the historical merger with Rainbow Center of NY (aka Women in Need Center) in January 2014, KAFSC has increased capacity to add and provide an emergency shelter for women and children, the only-of-its-kind in the greater New York Korean community.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour a week per tutor session
  • May spend additional time for lesson planning

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