GED Tutors and Lab Assistants - West Neighbourhood House


Organization: West Neighbourhood House
Date Posted: 2023-01-31
Date Needed: Immediately
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Primary Category: Adult Education

Description & Details

The Adult Learning Programs at West Neighbourhood House works with adults who want to upgrade their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

Some of our learners are interested in preparing to write the General Education Development (GED) exam which earns them an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate

Participants are largely self-directed and use GED preparation software. As a Tutor for our GED program, you will work with participants to provide additional support. This support may include:

  • Offering tutoring to small groups in: English, Math, Social Studies and Science at a High School level
  • Providing individual support in a drop-in setting
  • Providing support to learners in the computer lab
  • Tutors will have access to the program’s resources and will be encouraged to develop new resources as the need arises

Program Time & Location:

  • 1033 King Street West, King and Shaw
  • Once a week for 2 – 3 hours (2 hours on-site and 1hour preparation, if needed) between 10am and 5pm
  • 6 months overall commitment required

Volunteer Duties:

  • Tutor a small group
  • Provide academic support for individual participants, as needed
  • Communicate regularly with staff about participants’ progress

Skills Required:

  • Must have a minimum of a grade 12 education; post-secondary education is a strong asset
  • Be comfortable teaching mathematics at a grade nine level, including teaching decimals, ratios, percentages and problem solving and/or
  • Have strong English writing skills, excellent grasp of formal grammar
  • Must have an interest in working with adults
  • Past teaching or tutoring experience is an asset but not required
  • Must be friendly, open, reliable, patient, non-judgemental and non-discriminatory

Orientation & Training:

  • Orientation to the GED by staff
  • An introductory “crash course” in tutoring adults
  • On-going support provided by staff
  • A 12 hour tutor training will be periodically throughout the year and tutors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Contact Information:

Please contact the Volunteer Program: or call 416-532-4828, ext. 105.

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