How to Help

How to Help

Are you interested in sharing your love of reading and writing? Do you have skills or knowledge that could help others?

There is great satisfaction in helping someone to keep their job, or obtain work when the literacy barrier once seemed impossible. Many students in colleges do well with the hands-on course component but their literacy prevents them from succeeding. Tutors take pride in supporting 'their' student to move into rewarding work and turn their life around. Of course this has the flow-on effect of reading to children, helping with schoolwork and giving the next generation greater opportunities.

Read Write Now is looking for volunteers to support adult learners who want to improve their reading, writing, basic numeracy and/or IT skills. Our students come from all walks of life and thus we need tutors from all walks of life. No prior teaching experience is needed as our training will guide you. Your relationship with your student is what matters most so we look for tutors who are good communicators, non-judgmental, not 'set in their ways', have good literacy skills to share and are willing to work in a two-way learning partnership. 

Due to the majority of our students being over 25 years of age, we prefer tutors who are 22 and older. Feedback from students tells us that having a tutor older than them with some life experience assists them to look beyond short-term goals and see wider opportunities in their own lives.

RWN Tutors Tell Their Story

The journey of being a tutor has been a blast for me every step of the way.  Initially I lacked the courage to help others but I knew I wanted to give back somehow. - Sean, tutor

Volunteer tutors meet weekly with their learning partner in their local area. This is offered as a free service.

All Read Write Now tutors participate in a stimulating and enjoyable training program and receive ongoing training and support from the Program.

Please note this is a Western Australian program.

Interested? Apply now.