What does the role involve?

Working as a conversation practice partner involves speaking to students, as much in your own language as possible, to help them improve their fluency.

Working as a tutor is more structured. You will take students through topics to build up their language skills. We provide you with training and materials to do this.

There may also be the opportunity to speak at events or conduct particular cultural training sessions with our corporate clients, which we aim to match you with based on your prior experience.

Where do the lessons take place?

The lessons take place in London and online.

The main site for in-person lessons is the University of London’s Senate House. Tutors based outside London work via Skype.

How many hours’ work can I expect?

This varies depending on demand. However, work is completely flexible and you can choose the days and times you are available. 

When would I start?

We are recruiting on an ongoing basis.

I’m an asylum seeker. Can I apply?

We welcome applications from refugees and asylum seekers with the right to work. 

I’m not based in London. Can I apply?

Yes. Sessions can be both in-person and online, so you can work online if you’re not based in London, so long as you have access to internet and a webcam.

How good does my English have to be?

We require you to be comfortable enough with English to explain what words mean, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Conversational English is assessed by the Chatterbox team in the application process, but Level 2 is about right.

How should I apply?

Fill out our tutor application form with your details.

What happens after I apply?

We will review your application form, and we will let you know within a week if we’re going to invite you for an interview. Interviews are online, and last about 30 minutes.

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you still have questions, email us at guillemette@wearechatterbox.org