English Tutoring

Photo by: Stefan Roch

In the past years, HRSI has been recruiting and supporting volunteers to provide English tutoring to children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. We currently offer the following volunteering opportunities:


English Tutoring program for students of the Ambedkar Secondary School at CEU. 

About the project: 

The project has been initiated by Karoly Boroczky (Head of the Department of Mathematics) and is supported by the Civic Engagement OfficeRoma Access Programs (RAP) and Human RightS Initiative (HRSI). 

15 secondary school students are expected to participate in the English Tutoring Program, carried out at CEU. The students will come to CEU one time per month until the end of the academic year, on a Friday, and will spend the day learning English. These occasions are meant to prepare and help enable students to apply for further studies. The upcoming dates of the tutoring sessions in the Fall Semester are scheduled to be: November 3 (2nd session), and December 8 (3rd session). 


What will volunteers do? Volunteers will teach English to the 15 secondary school students in the framework of two separate tutoring sessions: a morning session and an afternoon session.  

  • Morning Sessions: For these sessions, we are looking for volunteers who are able to teach students in a structured, formal way, focusing mostly on English grammar. 
  • Afternoon Sessions: For these sessions, we are looking for volunteers who would like to teach English in a conversational, less formal way, involving discussions and games. 

NOTE: It is possible to participate at only one or two sessions but we are nevertheless looking for responsible and dedicated volunteers! 

How can you get involved? If you would like to participate, please fill out this form first. If you already know when you would be available to tutor, please sign up here. In case you have any questions, drop an email to: hrsi@ceu.edu

How can volunteers benefit? Volunteers will have the chance to get to know and interact with members of the wider Hungarian society, practice English teaching, and contribute to positive social change in Hungary. Additionally, participants can record their volunteer hours at the Civic Engagement Office's Track your hours! program.  

Find out more about the English tutoring program and the students who take part in it in our podcast: https://soundcloud.com/ceuhungary/ceu-podcast-episode-2-the-ceuambedkar-school-english-tutoring-program