VCE ENGLISH TUTOR

VCE is an important milestone for students across Victoria. It represents the culmination of 13 years of schooling and the key to opening the door to one’s dream career. Our VCE program is designed to support high school students across Victoria in realising their full potential, especially those who, for reasons that are largely outside of their control, are finding it difficult to achieve their personal goals. Unlike many traditional VCE programs, which charge exorbitant fees that serve only to widen the gap of disadvantage, our VCE program, delivered by extraordinary high school graduates out of their own generosity of spirit, operates on a pay-what-you-can model, with all profits going to a designated cause committed to advancing a specific SDG at the end of the year.

Number of spots available 

6

 

Position purpose

The English Tutor works with the Humanities Leads to create content for the VCE Humanities program and hold informative “study sessions” with VCE students through an online format. 

 

Role and place within the organisation

The English Tutor works under the supervision of the Humanities Leads and acts as a key member of the Operations Division of the organisation.

 

Position duties and responsibilities

  • Create content for the VCE Humanities program (to be distributed on an online learning platform)

  • Hold online “study sessions”

  • Manage an online forum to provide feedback on students’ essays

  • Attend all VCE English team meetings, VCE Program meetings and Operations Division meetings as required

  • Communicate regularly with the VCE Humanities Lead to ensure achievement of the program’s goals

  • Serve as a good ambassador for Teaching for Impact (at events, online, and in the community)

 

Desirable attributes

  • A recent graduate from VCE, with demonstrated excellence in at least one VCE English and/or Literature

  • In-depth knowledge on VCE English including, but not limited to: exam/assessment structure, texts that you studied, etc.

  • Previous experience as a high school tutor (recommended but not required)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - you must communicate with the students in a way that is easy to understand, engaging, and clear. 

  • Welcoming attitude - it is important that you are friendly and welcoming so that students will not hesitate to contribute or ask questions

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Genuine passion and interest in education and the sustainable development of our planet

  • Have a valid Working With Children Check, or will obtain one as required

 

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to directly create a positive impact on high school students across Victoria, particularly those from a disadvantaged background 

  • Development of your interpersonal and communication skills

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing youth-led, not-for-profit organisation 

  • Opportunity to connect with passionate, like-minded individuals and work together towards a meaningful cause

  • Opportunity to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs

  • Formal recognition of your contribution at the end of your tenure and opportunity to acquire strong references for future job and volunteer applications

 

Application steps

  • All interested applicants are to submit a Google Form application by 11.59 PM, Friday, 02 April 2021. 

  • Interviews will be held for suitable candidates from 29 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. 

  • Suitable candidates are to attend the interview at the specified date and time

    • Interviewee will be assessed on core qualities including leadership commitment, passion, organisational skills and time management. 

    • Failure to attend the interview will result in an unsuccessful application.