EAL volunteer tutoring program

Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI partners with PEI Public Library Service to provide an English as an additional language (EAL) volunteer tutoring program to help adult newcomers practice English. School-aged children have access to EAL tutoring within the school system.

To become a volunteer with the EAL volunteer tutoring program, you have to go through the following steps:

  • Attend a tutor information session
  • Complete in-class or online tutor training course (4 sessions: 12 hours)
  • Submit two personal references, a criminal record check (free of charge), and a signed confidentiality agreement form

Your commitment as a volunteer tutor:

  • Complete our tutor training course
  • Provide EAL tutoring to an adult learner two hours per week
  • Plan lessons and activities for your learner
  • Keep records of your learner's progress
  • Check in with the EAL volunteer tutoring program coordinator

IRSA's commitment to volunteer tutors:


We provide a free twelve-hour tutor training course that covers:

  • Your free tutor training manual
  • How to effectively tutor EAL learners
  • Understanding and respecting cultural differences
  • Lesson planning and goal setting
  • Learner assessment methods


  • Qualified staff available for consultation
  • A collection of teaching materials
  • An annual tutor forum
  • Monthly EAL newsletters
  • Annual volunteer recognition
  • Invitations to free social and integration events

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact the program coordinator.

Look for contact information on the right side of the page