School closure due to the pandemic results in significant learning loss and learning inequality among students, TFM is excited to launch the Tutoring Programme as an initiative to narrow the learning gap.

What is the Tutoring Programme?

The Tutoring Programme is an initiative designed to provide an opportunity for passionate changemakers like yourself to be part of the education recovery. By being placed in schools from B40 communities, you will gain first-hand experience and develop deeper understanding while addressing the impacts of COVID-19 school closures on students’ learning. Many students have lost significant amounts of instructional time and will require remedial instruction to get back on track as teachers alone may not have the capacity to provide individualised student support. In this pilot phase, TFM aims to support student remediation by recruiting, onboarding and support school-based tutors and volunteer tutors.

Together with your contribution in this movement, TFM aims to reach students from high-need communities through remediation support to close learning gaps as a result of the pandemic.

  • "We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves."
    Stephen Downes

Our Theory of Change

  • "As leaders in education, our job is not to control those whom we serve, but to unleash their potential"
    George Couros

Why the Tutoring Programme?

  • Be part of our education recovery
    To gain direct experience in tackling and solving the learning loss and inequity problem by addressing challenges of distance learning due to the pandemic.
  • Be a changemaker to empower the future leaders
    To empower and support students from high-needs school to reduce the learning gap, thus restoring students’ motivation to learn and thrive.
  • Be visionary about the impact you grow
    To witness not just the growth of the students, but also the changes, passion and empathy developed in you while you develop the nation.

Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Grow your personal and professional network
    Work or volunteer alongside like-minded agents of change who are passionate about creating an impact in the education sector.
  • Accelerate your personal & career development
    Develop and obtain a set of strong, transferable skills that will enhance your personal and career development.
  • Possibility of flexible tutoring arrangement
    A minimum commitment of 3 hours per week to create an impact where tutoring can be scheduled based on you and your students’ availability.
  • "You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
    Clay P. Bedford

School-Based Tutor (full-time commitment, fully-paid role)

To be eligible to join as a School-Based Tutor, you must

  • Be a Malaysian citizen
  • Have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (Second Upper Class or higher or equivalent preferred)
  • Obtain A for 2 or more core subjects for SPM (or IGCSE or other equivalent exams)
  • Have strong verbal and written English and Bahasa Melayu communication skills (proficiency in Mandarin & Tamil will be an added advantage)
Qualities we seek
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and execute tutoring programme strategically
  • Respect, humility & empathy
  • Strong sense of possibility & ability to set ambitious goals & clear vision of success
  • Strong alignment to Teach For Malaysia’s vision & mission
  • Strong relationship-building skills

Volunteer Tutor (voluntary role)

To be eligible to join as a Volunteer Tutor, you must

  • Currently pursuing or have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (we have no age cap, applications from working professionals are welcomed)
  • Obtain A for 2 or more core subjects for SPM (or IGCSE or other equivalent exams)
  • Have strong verbal and written English and Bahasa Melayu communication skills (proficiency in Mandarin & Tamil will be an added advantage)
  • Able to commit minimum 3 hours or more per week
Qualities we seek
  • Respect, humility & empathy
  • Strong sense of possibility & belief in others’ potential
  • Strong alignment to Teach For Malaysia’s vision & mission
  • Strong relationship-building skills

The Application Process

Your journey through the application process will take approximately 4 weeks.

  • "I realized that some students are more confident when they have one-to-one or small group learning experience. Tutoring session allows students to express themselves, learning in their full capacity and use their full potential without feeling like they are in a competition."
    Rabiatul Kamsina Binti Md Yusof
    School-Based Tutor, SMK Pendamaran Jaya