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Virtual Tutor (Arabic)

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.

We are especially looking for volunteers who speak English and Arabic to provide English tutoring skills to Arabic-speaking newcomers

Volunteers support a second language learner in improving their skills in English, especially conversational skills for everyday living in Canada. Tutors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and play a major role in helping their learners 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. We recommend using Whatsapp video conferencing for tutoring meetings.

Volunteer tutors should have relatively strong English language skills (especially spoken English) as well as spoken Arabic language skills.

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 tutor 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. Time to be agreed upon by tutor and learner.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Flexibility
Transportation: On a bus route

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