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Chapter leader requirements and responsibilities
New tutor and chapter leader recruitment for the academic year 2021-2022 has started.
Apply before 11:59 pm, October 3rd, 2021
FAQ for tutor applicants
Q: What can I expect by joining Potencia?
A: You will teach 1-2 learners whose English skills are at similar levels. Now the classes are conducted online. In addition, there is an amazing and inclusive tutor community for you to explore.
Q: I do not have any teaching experience. Can I still be a tutor?
A: Potencia does not require any teaching experience and offers tutor training before you jump into teaching. There are also class guidelines and materials that you can use as references.
Q: Does my learner speak basic English? If the learner does not understand English yet, how should we communicate?
A: Most of the learners are at around the basic to low-intermediate level. When your learner has difficulty in understanding your words, you can try using body language, facial expression, drawing/presentation, and even google translate - use your creativity!
Q: What are the class venues?
A: We recommend using Zoom. Zoom offers 40 minutes free meetings, and unlimited 1:1 meetings. If you have Zoom for Education, it also offers free unlimited meetings.
Q: Who are my learners?
A: The majority of the learners are immigrants from Brazil living in Medford, Somerville, and Malden. We also serve learners living in other parts of Massachusetts.
Q: How long is each class, and how many times per week?
A: Each class is 60 minutes. The number of classes per week is flexible.