Volunteer English Tutoring in Porirua


I have been a volunteer Home Tutor for English Language Partners for a little over a year now.

Initially I helped a Syrian refugee family who had just arrived in New Zealand, with their initial settlement, but now they are in full time English classes so have less need of my assistance.

I have recently moved on to assist Pasi, a young man from Samoa, with his reading and writing as he needs to upskill in this area for his current employment.

I have enjoyed building the trust required to establish a supportive relationship with people who are making a tentative start to enter Kiwi society.  It’s rewarding to see the learners make progress which enables them to be valued members of our community. I also enjoy learning a little of their culture.

Grant Timlin, 2018

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Volunteer ESOL Home Tutoring

  • Help former refugees and migrants learn English
  • Indepth training course provided
  • Visit learners in their own homes
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Learn about other cultures
  • Make new friends
  • Give back and make NZ a better place!
  • In all centres
  • Find out more

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