Tutoring Programme FAQ

Find out answers to frequently asked questions about the Tutoring Programme

About The Tutoring Programme

What is the Teach For Malaysia Tutoring Programme?

The TFM Tutoring Programme is a new programme launched to address learning loss and learning inequality as a result of prolonged school closure throughout the pandemic. Various researches have shown that many students from underserved communities may continue to fall behind even when school reopens. TFM is launching this programme as a part of our education recovery strategy.

Who and what will I be tutoring?

You will be tutoring students in Form 1, 2 and 3. We are targeting students who are transitioning from primary to lower secondary as well as to build their foundation in lower secondary. Our tutoring programme’s aim is to facilitate students’ transition and close the learning gap. You will tutor students in subject areas as needed. (We encourage application from potential tutors who can tutor Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics, Sejarah and Science.)

Do I get to choose subject areas that I will tutor?

You may indicate your subjects that you would be able to tutor in your application, and we will attempt to match your preferences. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to tutor in wider range of subjects.

What are the requirements? And what will tutors do?

Please read our detailed role description for Volunteer Tutors here.

How will the tutoring sessions be conducted?

Tutoring sessions are conducted on a one-to-one basis or small group setting. They will take place either in schools or online, as per student and tutor availability.

Will I be paid?

Volunteer Tutors are voluntary roles and will not be paid.

Will I need to relocate to where the schools are?

Volunteer Tutors can carry out tutoring sessions online. However, ability to carry out tutoring in schools when schools reopen will be an added advantage.

Where will I be tutoring?

Volunteer Tutors can carry out tutoring sessions online. However, the ability to carry out tutoring in schools when the SOP allows will be an added advantage. We are looking into supporting students in the recent flood-affected areas.

When will I start? How long do I have to tutor for?

We aim to start the programme in early September 2022 as soon as we secure approvals and partnerships with schools. Volunteer Tutors must commit to volunteering for a minimum of three months. You can opt to renew your volunteering contract after three months.

I am working full-time, can I still join as a volunteer tutor?

Yes, you can.  You just need to commit 3 to 4  hours per week for lesson planning and tutoring sessions. You can coordinate with the tutoring programme team and your student to arrange for suitable time.

Do I need any previous tutoring or teaching experience?

No, you do not need any prior tutoring or teaching experience. However, any experience you have will be an advantage. There will be a compulsory training/onboarding session to prepare you for the tutoring programme.

I am not from Pahang/Selangor/KL, can I still apply?

Yes! We welcome applications from all candidates who meet our basic criteria. Although the programme will be centred around Pahang/Selangor/KL, we would be happy to chat with you to explore how we can support relocation. We are also planning to expand the programme to other parts of Malaysia if we manage to secure funding to do so.

How do I apply to become a tutor?

Applications for Volunteer Tutors are now open. Please apply via this form. Application deadline is 11:59pm, 16 September 2022.

I have an undergraduate degree but not SPM, can I apply?

Yes, you can apply as you would have taken other equivalent exams, e.g. IGCSE, etc in your secondary education.

Is there an age limit for Volunteer Tutor role?

No, there is no upper age limit as long as applicants fulfill basic requirements for each role. We welcome applications from working professionals and retirees should you be interested. However, applicants must be of legal age as an adult, and must consent for background check in compliance with our Child Protection Policy & Guidelines.

I have just completed my A-Levels/STPM/Pre-U/etc and waiting to start my degree. Can I apply to be a Volunteer Tutor?

Yes. If you are applying for or awaiting enrollment into an undergraduate degree, we would consider you as an undergraduate student.

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