Adult Learning Hub

We help adults to improve their reading, writing and counting skills. We often work on a one-to-one basis (one tutor to one student) but we also offer drop-in support throughout South Ayrshire. Our volunteer tutors are unpaid, but they receive sixteen weeks' training in Adult Learning and are supported in their work by local Literacy Development Workers.


Current opportunities

Ideally someone with a good command of the English language & grammar. Any qualification in English as a second language (eg: CELTA, TEFL) would be useful but not essential. Most tutors work with one student. You will be given a learning Plan; what they need to learn and suggested materials to use. You plan the session, work through it and write up a brief account of it. Homework is set and the next stage discussed with the student. You usually work for one hour per week. Some tutors support a Community Learning Assistant. In this case, they give support to students, like a classroom assistant would do. You will receive 30 hours training,(10x3) but may start tutoring before the training if there is a student available.

You would be seeing client along with another tutor, with two clients per tutor. You will be given a Learning Plan: what they need to learn and suggested materials to use. You plan the session, work through it and write up a brief account of it. Homework is set and the next stage discussed with the student. You usually work for one hour per week. Some tutors support a Community Learning Assistant. In this case, they give support to students, like a classroom assistant would do. You receive 30 hours training over a 10 week period, but may start tutoring before the training if there is a student available. Competent to at least standard grade in reading, writing and counting. (computing is optional) Patient, Friendly, Methodical, Committed. Likes People.

Most tutors work with one student. You will be given a Learning Plan: what they need to learn and suggested materials to use. You plan the session, work through it and write up a brief account of it. Homework is set and the next stage discussed with the student. You usually work for one hour per week. Some tutors support a Community Learning Assistant. In this case, they give support to students, like a classroom assistant would do. You receive 30 hours training over a 10 week period, but may start tutoring before the training if there is a student available. Competent to at least standard grade in reading, writing and counting. (computing is optional) Patient, Friendly, Methodical, Committed. Likes People.