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Virtual English Tutor at LearningWorks

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  • 34 people are interested
In-person tutoring: now virtual!

Maine-based volunteers only

Are you looking for ways to take direct action to support immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the Portland community? Want to help learners meet their goals safely by offering online instruction? Apply to become a VIRTUAL English language tutor at LearningWorks today!

Tutors are paired with adult English language learners and spend 1.5 to 2 hours per week over the course of 6+ months working towards the student’s personal English goals: conversation/speaking, writing, reading comprehension, etc.

Currently, lessons can be conducted over FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, or any virtual learning platform but, we hope that when it is safe to do so again, these lessons can take place in person at any public location convenient for both the student and tutor.

Prior experience as an educator is helpful, but not necessary, as training and ongoing support are provided. The ideal candidate is fluent in English, independent, reliable, creative, and can practice cultural awareness and sensitivity. We have a thorough and selective volunteer intake process-- get started today!

Make a difference in an adult English learner’s life, and help make Portland a more welcoming place. Contact the program at ellp@learningworks.me for more information or visit www.learningworks.me to apply online.

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About LearningWorks


181 Brackett Street, Portland, ME 04102, US

Mission Statement

LearningWorks reimagines learning through innovative programs that help children, adults, and families realize their potential and build thriving communities.


LearningWorks is a dynamic community-based organization. We started in 1967 as a grassroots neighborhood advocacy movement to protect the working people of the west end and never stopped moving forward with the community. Today LearningWorks is a social service agency that serves people all over Androscoggin, York, and Cumberland counties. We serve young children, at-risk youth, and low-income families in variety of educational capacities. Volunteers are an integral part of meeting our commitment to providing high quality, individualized learning opportunies to those who have not had access to them.

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 to 2 hours per week for at least 6 months

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