Felipe volunteered with The Children’s Literacy Charity for a period of six months before applying for a paid role within the organisation. Moving to London from Columbia, with a strong interest in pursuing a career in schools, Felipe approached this role with both a passion for literature and an enthusiasm for working with children. Felipe had worked as a Spanish tutor both in Columbia and England and was keen to transfer some of these skills to improving reading and writing for children.
After six months of volunteering, Felipe had gained sufficient skills and experience to succeed in his interview to become an Expert Tutor for The Children’s Literacy Charity. He has been extremely committed to the schools where he has been based and many children have benefitted from his tuition. His ability to translate for families and pupils alike and his natural empathy for many of the children he has taught has been invaluable. He has been involved in parent workshops in schools, supporting both Spanish and Portuguese families.
Following a successful period of working full time for two years with us, Felipe has recently secured a place on a Post Graduate Certificate of Education course and will fulfil his dream of becoming a primary school teacher in London. Felipe attended many of our training sessions that we offer to staff and volunteers and has a solid foundation of skills to take on to his future career.
“I started working for The Children’s Literacy Charity as a volunteer. This role, apart from helping me to gain experience with teaching children, gave me the chance of learning more about the organisation; where I have felt welcomed and supported from the beginning.
Volunteering for The Children’s Literacy Charity helped me to reaffirm my passion for teaching and, later on, when the opportunity came up, I could move into a more permanent role as an Expert tutor”