Hillingdon Refugee Support Group – Volunteer Tutor: Maths

Details of Charity:

This charity aims to bring, hope, dignity, and empowerment to unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 16-25 in Hillingdon. To work with individuals regardless of background, providing a welcome reception and both care and practical support in order to enhance their quality of life. To work in close association with all communities and other voluntary and statutory organisations in order to protect and promote the rights of all asylum seekers and refugees.

– Befriending unaccompanied (16-25) vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees utilising volunteers from the local community
– Offer a broad range of educational activities
– Daily group and one to one training and structured Tutoring sessions
– Outreach Life Skills Services to hostels and supported accommodation
– Raising awareness in the wider community of issues that refugees and asylum seekers face

Details of the opportunity:

To Maths lessons for young unaccompanied refugees/asylum seekers aged 16-25. To develop their capacity to enable them to communicate and engage more confidently. The content of lessons varies depending on the level of the young person’s Maths. The aim of each lesson is to encourage the students to communicate with each other using the structures and vocabulary
they have learnt, and to improve the four basic language skills: listening; speaking; reading; and writing.

Volunteer tutors to work with young people, to help significantly improve their Maths enhancing their chances of going on to further education, employment and training.

Monday – Friday 11am-6pm
Commitment: Part Time

Types of Activity:

– Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of young people aged 16-25
– Preparing and setting tests, and exercises
– Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work
– Organising and getting involved in social and cultural activities such as sports competitions, and excursions with young people
– Participating in marketing events for the  Maths classes
– Teaching on a one-to-one basis
– Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records

Additional Information:
Skills required from applicant:

-Ability to work as part of a team
-Ability to keep information confidential
– Ability to work sensitively with others and show empathy
– Ability to uphold and to work within the organisation’s Equal Opportunities Policy
– Willing to give consent for an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check
– An understanding of the issues affecting unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers drive and the patience to work with young unaccompanied.
– Patience to work with refugees and asylum seekers, to improve their skills whilst adhering to the project aims

Travel expenses reimbursed

Available to staff and students.

Interested? Apply here:

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