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English at Home Tutor

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc

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Partner with an adult immigrant or refugee that would like to learn and build upon their everyday English speaking, reading and writing. We build fundamental literacy skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for English speakers facing barriers to attending traditional English classes, such as: transportation, childcare or cultural practices. All of our sessions are free to our clients, and we couldn’t provide the level of service we do without the help of our wonderful volunteers.

Our sessions are learner-focused. Our learners each have different strengths and areas for growth. Their goals range from: scheduling a doctor’s appointment, passing the citizenship test, asking their child’s teacher questions, going shopping or even reading a bedtime story to their child.

Our volunteers encourage and support the adult learner by helping them develop confidence in their English skills. We believe the connections our volunteers make with their clients are mutually beneficial; our communities are stronger and more vibrant when we build these bonds. You will make a difference by providing the tools for success!

Please also note: Due to the time it takes to complete training and to find a learner who is a good match, this is not a quick-start opportunity, and we generally ask for a 6-month minimum commitment. For our roles, we do feel that living in Milwaukee/ Wisconsin/ the United States is crucial the conversations that we have with our learners. Many are just starting to feel at ease in their new environment and beginning to have questions about life here. With that being said, we would be unable to place volunteers from other countries.


  • Likes to connect with others

  • Feels comfortable working with individuals with varying levels of English

  • Can work independently; however, also are willing to ask questions, as needed.

  • Seeks out educational resources and can develop teaching materials

  • Is compassionate and culturally sensitive

  • Think on their feet and creatively problem solve as the needs of the learner change

  • Must be comfortable communicating in English- English speakers of all levels are welcomed and encouraged to apply

  • No previous experience is necessary; training is provided. However, teaching, tutoring, cross-cultural experiences or additional language skills are a plus

  • Must be 18 years old to volunteer


  • Have access to a computer/tablet/phone with a webcam feature and reliable internet

  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime

Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours per week; most learners are looking for 45 minutes to 1-hour sessions, once or twice a week

  • We work with your schedule- schedules will be determined based on both the learners’ and the tutor’s availability

  • A volunteer may work with more than one learner individually, if the volunteer wishes


Volunteers will receive training before being matched and will have ongoing educational opportunities to enhance their teaching techniques and learning activities.

Volunteers receive regular staff support through periodic check ins, monthly newsletters and Volunteer Meet Ups (virtual educational and collaboration time). They also have access to a vast library of instructional material.


Please contact:

Jessica Brandt,

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About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc


2021 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, US

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths throughout the ten counties of Southeastern Wisconsin. Our Mission Statement: Inspired by Christ's call to serve, our mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Our Vision Statement: Our vision is to improve the lives of those we serve, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.


Catholic Charities mission to "provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same" has been the core of our work since 1920. We measurably improve the lives of the poor in our communities and empower them to reach their full potential. When we accomplish this, lives are transformed and the benefits to the community can be exponential starting by improving the quality of life one person at a time.

With an outpouring of support from the community, we are able to help the poorest among us. We help people of all faiths, ages and cultures improve their ability to be self-sufficient, raise a family in more stable and healthy home, escape violence, cope with emotional and behavioral challenges, and overcome barriers to a better life.

Our Programs and Services:

  • Behavioral Health/Counseling
  • Outreach & Case Management
  • Adoption Services
  • Pregnancy Support Services
  • Supported Parenting Services
  • Adult Day Services
  • In-Home Support Services
  • Legal Services for Immigrants
  • Refugee Resettlement Services
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Milwaukee, WI 53208



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Cross-cultural Communication




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week, approximately one hour

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