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Adult Afghan Tutoring

Want to help newly arrived Afghan women learn English while building relationships with new Afghan neighbors?

Refugee Response is re-launching its Adult Tutoring Program, and we’re looking for 20 volunteers to join us! At the moment, we are only recruiting female volunteers in order to respect cultural norms.

Most of the women in this cohort are new to English language learning.  Some can speak basic English, while others cannot read or write and have never been to school. Tutors play a vital role in helping the learners complete an online ESL class, while providing English conversation practice and cultural guidance.

About the Learners

About the Program

TRR and a partner organization are creating an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program and hiring instructors to deliver online lessons. These professional ESL instructors will ensure that tutors don’t have to lesson plan, they just have to show up!

The ESL instructor will lead classes online that are tailored to each learner’s language level. Tutors will sit side-by-side with the client in the home to follow the lesson plan, provide practice, and help with technology.

Tutor Commitment


The new program will start in June 2022, with an orientation in late May 2022.


Each tutor will be assigned one family based on their schedule and availability. Classes will likely take place between 9am and 2pm, so tutors must have daytime availability.

Student and Teacher at the Computer

What We’re Looking For

  • Desire to learn about different cultures

  • Ability to commit to once/week tutoring sessions for 6 months

  • Flexibility and Patience

  • Ability to use Zoom, Skype, and other online communication platforms

  • Teaching or tutoring experience is appreciated, but not necessary!

Sign-Up Process:

Interested to join us? Tutors can expect to complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out an online application form

  2. Complete a brief interview with one of our staff members

  3. If you are selected, complete an online background check

  4. Attend an orientation session in late May

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