We welcome volunteers for our one-on-one tutoring program. Every new teacher creates an opportunity for a new student. The fact that you are reading this in English means you probably cannot help with our Hungarian speaking students. Nonetheless, to give some information, we compiled the FAQ below about volunteer work.
What degree do I need to be a teacher?
High school diploma, or being a high school student is enough to help a primary school student. The most important thing is to motivate the students so that they feel the joy of learning.
What subjects does a teacher have to teach?
We are not looking for teachers of different subjects. We would like to find a teacher for a student. But if someone especially wants to teach a given subject, then we try to find a student who needs help with it.
Can someone come who is not a Christian or does not belong to the Reformed Church?
Yes. There is no religious or world view requirements to be a one-on-one tutor. However, usually there is a good relationship/friendship that develops between the teacher and student. So, if we have a volunteer teacher who is not a Christian, we ask them to avoid teaching or giving advice that is not compatible with Christianity.
We encourage the Christian volunteers to talk freely and clearly about their faith if the child is interested. It might sound a bit biased, but in this case we consider this ethical. Most of the parents chose our program because they think it is important that it has a reformed church background, and they accept that faith is the base of our community.
Is it possible to do high school compulsory volunteer work in this program?
Yes. We can certify volunteer work. There is one thing we ask of the high school volunteers: one-on-one tutoring is about the child, and we really would like you to see that it is not just work you have to do as quickly as possible, but that you consider and care for the child you are studying with. If you cannot do it this way, come and be a volunteer in other programs where you do not have to be so committed.
Can I do this occasionally?
Unfortunately, no. One of the most important values of one-on-one tutoring is that a personal relationship is built between the student and the tutor. This is very inspiring to the student and it counts a lot that the children feel cared for. If you cannot do it this way, come and be a volunteer in other programs where you do not have to be so committed.
What time does the tutoring take place?
Our official tutoring time is on weekdays from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. During this time, there is no other program going on. On weekdays, it is also possible to study together from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The only difficulty is that by this time there are other programs going on, and lots of kids come and play.
How much time do I need to do the tutoring?
At least 1.5 hours a week, and for at least 3 months. Less time would only be a quick tutoring, not enough time to form the kid’s attitude towards studying. This mindset development needs more time.
How does a volunteer choose a student?
We choose a student for the volunteer. We know the kids, and based on the experiences, education, and personality of the volunteer, we try to find a child with whom they can study well. It is not a problem if it does not work well, pairs can be changed.
Where do we study?
At the Te+Én location. The parents know this place and our operation is clear this way. In justifiable cases, this practice can be changed.
Can I visit and see what is happening?
We suggest that those who want to join in come and observe. You can come any weekday between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
I would like to try it!
Find our contacts, or come personally and get in touch with us.