CLEAR Volunteer ESOL Tutor





RESPONSIBLE FOR: Supervision of volunteers as directed

COMMITMENT: One assigned session (2-3h) a week. For a lot of our ESOL classes we require a 6 month commitment    from our volunteer tutors and LSAs.



To deliever the CLEAR ESOL course as a member of a team of volunteer tutors under supervision of the CLEAR ESOL Lead Tutor.



  • Plan, deliver and record lessons for the CLEAR ESOL courses in accordance with the scheme of work provided ; times and dates to be agreed with the Lead Tutor
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to class starting to prepare for session and stay for approximately 15 minutes to discuss and write up the session.
  • Between teaching sessions, liaise with other tutors, LSAs and with the Lead Tutor, as necessary for lesson planning and rota planning purposes
  • Assess and record student progress  and prepare students for exams
  • Co-operate well  and be able to work as part of a team
  • Attend training and other meetings as agreed.  Fire Safety, Prevent and Safeguarding training are mandatory for all classroom volunteers.
  • Be committed  to equality of opportunity
  • Register and invigilate learners on exam days.
  • Classes run weekday mornings between 10 – 12pm and afternoons 12.45 – 2.45pm, term time only at our city centre office, from September to June each academic year


Person specification


  • Must hold a CELTA or TESOL certificate or other relevant teaching experience (please discuss with Sue Stanek)
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Patient and encouraging
  • Ability to lead a small team of volunteers
  • Able to commit to a minimum of five months volunteering in the role, to give learners stability in class. – Preferably either September – January or February – June, to match exam preparation times.
  • Respect confidentiality of students personal information
  • Computer literate (internet, Word) and prepared to use (or learn how to use) technology in the classroom



  • Experience of teaching students with low or no literacy skills, or who are literate in non-Roman scripts
  • Experience of teaching reading skills to infants or juniors.


Please note we do have an on-going need for tutors and LSAs but there may be a waiting period after the interview. However we are also keen to have tutors and LSAs registered with us who can be on-call to step in when required.



Apply Below

Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements below and upload a CV or covering letter if possible. Do not forget to supply your email and phone number so we can contact you. Note: you will be required to complete an application form too.

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Potential volunteers are welcome to come and visit before deciding to volunteer.