Every wednesday night

during school term the Collingwood Homework Club provides free one-on-one tutoring to primary and secondary students who live on near the Collingwood Public Housing Estate.

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We Tutor kids,

many of whom have come from overseas or non-English speaking backgrounds, in everything from maths to English to science. The Collingwood Homework Club encourages all students and tutors to see learning as fun so that students can reach their ability.

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The club started in late 2005 with just a handful of tutors and students; we now have over sixty tutors and help dozens of students each week of the school term.

Thanks to our generous supporters

  • Butterfly
  • Smith Family
  • Victorian Governm
            ent
  • CNH
  • City of Yarra
  • S&G

About us

The Collingwood Homework Club was established in 2005 by a group of four Fitzroy residents who wanted to help young people in the City of Yarra.

Our very first night saw just three students attend. The Club now operates at its capacity of 30-35 students weekly, with a total of 50 student members. The Club runs on the goodwill of a loyal band of volunteers who come from across Melbourne, along with support from donations and occasional Government grants.

Program

We meet from 6.00pm to 7:30pm each Wednesday during the school term. Tutors work one-on-one with students at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, found at 253 Hoddle St, Collingwood

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Tools

We work with children on literacy (reading and writing), maths and homework assignments, including using the available computers.

Activities

We also organise excursions and day-trips for children during the holidays, tutor social functions, fund-raising activities and a break-up party for the end of the school year.

Potential Volunteers

Who are we looking for?

People from any background that want to be part of a program that encourages students to see learning as fun.

Our current band of around 40 volunteers range in age from 18 – 65 and have a broad range of skills. Our tutors work across a diverse range of industries including government, health, science and law, as well as retirees and university and TAFE students.

We look for people who are willing to work with students of different ages and abilities. The majority of students are primary school aged, but we also need tutors who like to work with older students on specific subjects such as English, maths, social studies and science.

Why volunteer with us?

Our students and their families value the one-on-one support our tutors provide while our tutors relish the connections they form with our students and fellow volunteers. We create a fun, friendly environment that encourages learning and connects our tutors through social activities and our annual fundraising event.

We help you get started through a thorough induction and the support of a buddy for your first few weeks. Once you get started we make it easy to volunteer through a flexible roster based on your availability.

Getting started

Potential volunteers are asked to come along to the Club on a Wednesday night to meet
with our tutor recruiters, see how the club operates and learn what is expected of our tutors.

New volunteers usually attend 2 – 3 sessions where they are supported of an experienced volunteer. After this period, there will be a discussion to confirm that the Homework
Club is for you. At this point you join our regular roster as a fully-fledged
Collingwood Homework Club tutor. To register your interest contact us

Students and Families

The students who attend the Collingwood Homework Club range from prep to year 12 and come from diverse backgrounds.

Around 45 per cent of students were born outside Australia extending from Sudan, China and New Zealand, while a small number of students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Approximately 80 per cent of students’ families speak languages other than English at home.

While the majority of our students are primary school aged, our program runs on a drop in basis so every Wednesday is slightly different.

We match our students and volunteers one-on-one or in small groups based on their skills and interests.

In addition to regular tutoring, we offer our students and their families a chance to be involved in occasional social activities such as bowling, magician performances and attending sporting events.

Support us

The Collingwood Homework Club is run entirely by a loyal band of volunteers, but our supporters help us provide rich learning materials and access to new experiences for our students.

If you are interested in learning more
please contact us

Thanks to our generous supporters

  • Butterfly
  • Smith Family
  • Victorian Governm
            ent
  • CNH
  • City of Yarra
  • S&G

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Contact us

The Club has a management committee to co-ordinate tutors, apply for grants and organise events and activities for students and tutors.
Students Signing Up

Due to the popularity of the program, we presently have a waiting list for students. Each term, the Committee looks at attendances, available space, student needs and tutor numbers to manage the queue. Please get in touch if you wish to add your name to our list.

Collingwood Neighbourhood House
253 Hoddle St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Web. http://www.collingwoodhomeworkclub.org.au
Email. enquiries@collingwoodhomeworkclub.org.au
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