CLEAR Volunteer ESOL Tutor




RESPONSIBLE TO: Learning Manager

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 Learning Manager.



  • 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 Learning Manager
  • 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 Learning Manager, 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 and must be updated (Fire safety annually and Prevent and Safeguarding every two years).
  • 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
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Patient and encouraging
  • Ability to lead a small team of volunteers
  • Able to commit to a minimum of six months volunteering in the role, to give learners stability in class. – Preferably either September – January or February – June, to match exam preparation times.
  • Commitment to developing as a teacher
  • 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.

Potential volunteer tutors will be asked to sit in on at least one class in an LSA role before taking on teaching responsibilities.



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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