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English Tutor

Conversational English Program

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The K-W Multicultural Centre exists to foster the diversity which exists in this community. Volunteers help to break down barriers to full participation of new Canadians in the Kitchener-Waterloo community and surrounding areas.

Volunteers support a second language learner in improving their skills in English, especially conversational skills for everyday living in Canada. Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and play a major role in helping their learner feel comfortable in their second language, and in Canada in general. The learner can ask the volunteer questions about the many aspects of living and working in Canada.

Volunteers are matched with a newcomer, and meet once a week for 1-2 hours for a period of 4 - 6 months. At this time, meetings are taking place virtually.

Volunteer tutors should be fluent in written and spoken English, have strong listening and interpersonal skills, and respect for people of diverse cultures.

Volunteers are required to obtain a vulnerable sector check from their local police service and share two references (one personal and one professional) as part of the application process.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 19+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Virtual orientation and training will be provided by the organization.
Working Conditions: Volunteer tutors will use phone or Internet technology to communicate and meet with their learners. Meeting times are highly flexible and agreed upon by volunteer and learner.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support Newcomers

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
1-2 hours a week for approximately 4 to 6 months. Meeting schedule to be agreed upon by volunteer and learner.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Computer Skills, Empathy, Flexibility
Transportation: NONE Needed

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102 King Street West Kitchener, N2G 1A6

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Waterloo Region
1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

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