Education & Tutoring

SCARF provides services to support the learning of primary, secondary, and tertiary students from refugee backgrounds.

Many of the young people we work with struggle to read or write in English, and have had their educations interrupted. We work with young people to help them keep up at school, TAFE, or university, and to complete their studies to the best of their abilities. Our Homework Help, Homework Club, and Home Tutoring provide individualised and targeted assistance.

Homework Help Centre for Teenagers

SCARF homework help centre for students from refugee background

Our volunteers provide after-school homework and tutoring assistance to students from a refugee background who are studying in Year 7 to 12 at school, TAFE, or the Intensive English Centre in Warrawong.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-6pm
Tom Thumb Room at Wollongong Library, Burelli Street, Wollongong.

Program Snapshot – Homework Help Centre

Homework Club for Primary School Students

20170517_SCARFHomeworkClub_BearHuntPhotography-16SCARF’s Homework Club is conducted in partnership with St Mary’s Star of the Sea College to provide after-school homework and tutoring assistance to primary school students from a refugee background. The homework support is provided by senior school student volunteers from St Mary’s, with volunteer bus drivers collecting the primary school students from nearby schools. Wednesday afternoons

Program Snapshot: Learning is fun at Homework Club

Home Tutoring

Home Tutoring is available to students from a refugee background of any age or level of education, from primary and secondary school students to TAFE and university students. Volunteers are matched to the individual needs and availability of the learners. Through their regular visits, home tutors sometimes also play an important role in mentoring other family members, too. Volunteers help them people with a refugee background develop the life skills they need to adjust to life in the Illawarra and work on building their English literacy.

 University Support

Volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring and support for those transitioning to university.