Tutor Rights and Responsibilities

Many of our adult students have felt a sense of failure in their past education. It is essential that tutors are fully aware of their responsibilities to help ensure the success of each student.

Tutor Job Description

  • To complete the initial training course prior to being matched
  • To commit adequate time to developing lessons for your student
  • To meet with your student once a week for 1-2 hours
  • To fulfil the reporting requirements of the Program
  • To attend ongoing professional development
  • Uphold the policies of the Program


To treat students with respect, be sensitive to their self esteem and their literacy needs
In consultation with your student, plan and prepare lessons that are suited to their interests and abilities. Sessions should be aimed to develop the student's confidence and responsibility for their own learning
To be willing to undertake ongoing literacy training
To remember that all personal information is strictly confidential
Maintain frequent and regular contact with your Coordinator to notify of any changes that have come up
To be dependable and to notify your student if you are unable to keep an appointment
To notify your student and your Coordinator if you are planning to go away or finish with the Program
Commit to the Program for at least 12 months
To provide your Coordinator with statistics as required
To discuss with your student their goals for future learning and to assist them with their planning
To uphold the policies of Read Write Now


To job satisfaction and to receive all relevant information including a full student assessment to help you perform your duties more confidently and competently
To receive training, and then support and feedback as required
To have access to teaching resource materials
To have the support and respect of your Coordinator, co-workers and the staff of Read Write Now
To be given protection in the form of insurance and personal safety
To have confidentiality from the Program about your own personal details
To be well briefed on the organisation and informed of new developments
To ask for a new student after the initial trial period, if the match is not appropriate