FAQs (For Volunteer Teachers)
Particulars of Tuition Sessions
1). How many sessions are there a week? How long is each session?
2). Can I choose the subject as well as the level of difficulty to offer tuition?
- Subject(s) to offer: you may choose more than one
- The highest level you can teach: you may choose from P.1-S.6
If there are special requirements, for example, the volunteer teacher would like to provide tuition to higher level students, please make it known to us in the Remarks column.
3). Where are the sessions carried out? Can I do this at the student’s home or mine?
Please inform us via the online application form for volunteer teachers the districts which are convenient to you for providing tuition sessions. If you do not mind providing cross-district tuition, please state so in the Remarks column.
4). Would fast food shops be too noisy for the sessions? Do we get driven away?
5). Are the sessions held during the weekdays/weeknights or at the weekends?
- 3 sessions from Mondays through Fridays from 09:00 to 20:00;
- 3 sessions on Saturdays from 09:00 to 19:00; and/or
- 3 sessions on Sundays from 09:00 to 19:00.
If you are only available for tuitions on certain days, say Wednesdays or Fridays, please let us know in the Remarks column. If you are unable for tuition on certain days or during certain time slots, leave those blank.
1). How to register as a volunteer teacher?
2). I am not a registered teacher, nor do I have any teaching experience. Am I eligible?
3). Does a volunteer teacher receive salary payments or travelling expenses?
4). Do the hours spent on pro bono tuition count towards voluntary service hours?
5). Can I update or cancel the particulars registered?
1). It has been quite some time since I registered but I still have not been notified to start giving tuition. Why is that?
2). What is the pairing process like?
On the day of the first appointment, we will appoint a staff member/ volunteer to host the meeting, to confirm your identity as well as that of the student, based on the requirements set out by both of you. Then contact will be made with the both of you and confirmation sought for the purpose of the first pro bono tuition session.
3). Can a volunteer teacher be paired up with more than one student?
The First Appointment
1). What will be the flow like?
On the day of the appointment, the staff member/volunteer will arrive at the venue beforehand to find seats and to liaise with you and the student and to meet you. After verifying the identity of both of you and confirming that the student is eligible to receive our assistance, relevant documents will be given out for signing, including Declaration of Sexual Conviction Records.
Moreover, the rationale, format and rules of our tuition service will also be explained to both of you, and there will be sufficient time reserved for the student/parent(s) to give a brief idea of the student’s current studies to you, and to discuss with you to come up with the most suitable mode of tuition. Finally, photo(s) will be taken of you and the student to confirm the pairing for our record.
2). I have not received the prospective student’s personal particulars before the appointment. How am I supposed to recognize him/her?
3). Does tuition start at the first appointment? What do I need in preparation?
4). The first appointment has been fixed with the student, but I have to change the date because something has come up, what do I do?
Follow-up and Support
1). I have conducted the first appointment. Do I still have to fix the subsequent tuition sessions through your company?
We will also randomly select ongoing tuition pairs to visit and follow up through telephone so as to keep track on the progress and quality of the service provided and to offer timely support to you and the student.