Virtual English tutors will work adults to acquire conversational English skills and to use those skills to meet self-identified goals, such as job advancement.
Virtual English tutors are required to attend a training and onboarding with Program Coordination VISTA; participation in periodic in-service training sessions are volunteer but encouraged. The IRC will provide training, teaching materials, support and supervision of volunteer tutors.
The ELT volunteer serves as a tutor and resource for clients to acquire the English language skills necessary to live, work and eventually thrive in Wichita. The volunteer will have the following responsibilities:
Meet regularly with assigned individulals to work on English
Provide encouragement and support by:
1. Helping students develop confidence and a positive attitute toward learnin by affirming their progress;
2. Giving priase whenever the student is successful and being supportive rather than critical of mistakes
3. Seeking to understand the psychological, emotional and physical problems that may cause a student to have difficulty learning
4. Keep staff informed of situations in which referral to an outside agency is appropriate
Keep careful records of your tutoring hours, preparation hours and student's progress and report these on a monthly basis to the office.
Plan and execute appropriate lesson plans using IRC-approved curriculum and materials provided by Adult Education coordinator;
Reinforce English language learning through direct modeling and role-play, visual aids through projector display, and other materials as necessary;
Literate (but professional training is unnecessary)
Dependable and prompt
Patient and optimistic
Belief and commitment to IRC’s mission and vision.
IRC asks for a minimum commitment of 4-6 months although there is no time limit for volunteers.
If interested, please submit a volunteer application and RSVP to attend an info session within before starting as a volunteer with us. https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer/
1530 S Oliver St, Suite 270, Wichita, KS 67218, US
The International Rescue Committee offers life-changing services to refugees forced to flee their homes due to persecution or war. The IRC office in Wichita opened in 2011 and continues to work with those in need of a variety of service. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Wichita creates opportunities for refugees and immigrants to integrate and thrive in the Wichita community. A committed staff of professionals and volunteers work together to assist families in reuniting and rebuilding their lives in the greater Wichita area. The IRC in Wichita offers a broad range of programs including resettlement and social services, youth and adult education, English language courses, employment assistance and immigration services.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.