A practical way to make a huge difference
Can you give a couple of hours a week? Merton Home Tutoring Service was set up six years ago, and now has about 40 trained volunteers. We provide English language tuition in the homes of adults in the London Borough of Merton for whom English is an additional language and for whom it is difficult to attend formal classes.
People learn the English they need immediately. They usually want to communicate better with teachers, doctors, health visitors and others. They may want social English, so they can chat to neighbours or make new friends. They may want to gain confidence after a period at home; aim for employment; a qualification; or to play a part in local activities with English speaking people. Clearly, English is the key to participation in these things and to
We will be running a tutor training course in November 2016, and we would like to have volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds who speak English fluently. Our training will take place at The Wimbledon Guild for Social Welfare. The course is for 19 hours spread over several weeks (Thursday evenings and Saturdays during the day). If you would like to volunteer we ask that you can commit to giving one hour a week for teaching and at least one hour for preparation, for at least six months following the training.
It will give you as a volunteer a chance to get to know about other people living in Merton and their ways of doing things. You will learn a lot about the English language. You will join a group doing the same thing, meeting up regularly. It is fun and very worthwhile. If you have any questions about the programme, please get in touch with me, Sophie Johnstone at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07580 765118. Our website is www.mhts.org.uk