The People in Need branch in Prague provides two types of tutoring – individual and in a group. Individual tutoring involves our volunteers visiting children in their own home once a week and helping them with anything they need. We offer group tutoring at four primary schools in Prague 5, one primary school in Prague 8 and two in Prague 7. We also tutor at a hostel in Prague 10.
Our service focuses on children who have problems in school and do not receive sufficient support at home. This is usually due to their parents simply having a low level of education, often no more advanced than primary school level. The aim of our service is not only to prevent the child from failing their year or to improve their grades. The other effects of our tutoring are important, such as increased interest in school, fewer absences and a more active approach in class.
Anyone over 15 years of age can volunteer. You do not have to be experienced, the only thing you need is to like working with children, be reliable and happy to invest 2 hours of your time every week. Apart from tutoring we also organize educational free-time activities, mainly during vacations, where volunteers are more than welcome to join us.
Capacity: depending on the number of volunteers
Age: 7 and over
Individual tutoring usually takes place in the child’s home. One parent always has to be present, which is one of the basic obligations he or she must fulfil. The parent guarantees to maintain peace and quiet at home for tutoring and ideally should also be involved in the tutoring process.
Capacity: addressed individually
Age: 7 and over
Group tutoring is an after-school tutoring group, where children revise and practise what they have learnt in school. There is also time for fun learning and developing various skills.
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