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English tutor/group instructor for new immigrants in Pinellas Park, face-to-face

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  • 19 people are interested

NicerFL Welcome centers is currently seeking volunteer tutors/group instructors to provide face-to-face instruction to refugee and new immigrant students in a small group or individual settings. The locations and times are: Saturday, 12:00-2:00 pm at Barbara Ponce Library and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm at Broderick Recreation Center, Pinellas Park, FL

English Tutor in the NicerFL English Life Skills Program for adult refugees and new immigrants will teach 2 hours a week under the guidance of the Team ESOL teacher. The focus is on real life conversation skills and cultural integration topics. In the last 30 minutes, family members and their children participate in a joint project-based activity as part of our Family Literacy Project. The class is offered in small groups of up to 5 students at 4 levels of English: Basic/Literacy (L0), Beginner (L1), High Beginner (L2) and Intermediate/Advanced (L3/4). Students purchase a textbook and complete 60 hours at each level.

English/Citizenship Tutor in the NicerFL Integrated English+ Citizenship Program provides language instruction and support to an individual or a small group of immigrants seeking to improve their English language skills and prepare for their citizenship exams. Tutors utilize various resources, and materials to develop English language skills, under the guidance of the Team ESOL Teacher. Tutors also prepare students for the citizenship interview and test utilizing NicerFL Integrated English+ Citizenship Curriculum.

Newcomer Youth Tutors in the NicerFL Newcomer Youth Program can tutor in-person at the center an individual newcomer youth or a small group. Tutors follow an individualized learning plan for each student and use interactive lessons, activities and educational games to develop the student’s English language and academic skills. Additionally, tutors monitor participants' progress, provide mentorship and guidance, and connect the newcomer family to the resources they need to help their child succeed in school. In the last 30 minutes of the 2-hour session, family members and their children participate in a joint project-based activity as part of our Family Literacy Project.

Requirements to become a NicerFL tutor: * commit to working with newcomers for a minimum of 4 months, for 2 or more hours a week. * attend an hour of orientation and complete an application and a background check. * complete a 2-hour in person training at the center and participate in ongoing professional development (around 2 hours a month) * if a student, provide 2 references from course instructors describing their academic skills in order to be selected for tutoring.

Reporting Responsibilities of NicerFL tutors:

-Complete an initial student interview and use date from the initial needs survey to complete an individual student profile and give referrals

-complete follow-up and re-assessment surveys every month and update the student profile

-connect with the student weekly to monitor progress and participation

-complete and timely submit the volunteer log and student progress reports

Please note that you need to commit to tutor/instruct refugees and new immigrants for a minimum of 4 months, 2-4 hours a week.

Background check is required and it costs $15.


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5307 Saddlewood Terrace, Parrish, FL 34219, US

Mission Statement

NICERFL is committed to empowering newly arrived youth and adult immigrants, one at a time, to be self-sufficient and successfully integrate in the economic, cultural and social fabric of SW Florida!


NicerFL Welcome Centers, located in Pinellas Park, USF Tampa, and Sarasota, provide comprehensive integration support for refugees and other new immigrants through a network of welcoming centers. These centers serve as safe, inclusive spaces where refugees can access services, participate in programs, and connect with others. We offer a wide range of immigrant support services, including personalized intake and newcomer immigrant support planning, English language life skills and cultural integration classes at 4 language levels, family literacy projects, career coaching, referral services, resource mentoring, well-being projects, and newcomer youth academic services.

NicerFL volunteers work hard to make sure that every new neighbor is welcomed and connected to the larger Florida community where they live. We also help newcomers transition to a new life in Florida.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


7770 52nd Street NorthPinellas Park, FL 33781



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


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours of face to face tutoring a week, for a minimum of 4 months. Uninterrupted service
  • Be willing to complete the NicerFL volunteer training and continuously improve their tutoring skills. Undergo a background check which costs $15. Have a passion for helping new immigrants overcome challenges of integration.

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