Homework Club

Would you like to help EAL students develop their English and Maths skills?

Informaton icon Would you like to help EAL students develop their English and Maths skills?

Location icon Cambridge

Clock icon 1-2 hours per week

We have a group of learners, all 16-19 years old, who are studying English as an additional language at college. Unfortunately due to them living in hostels in Cambridge, they tend not to complete their homework or practice their English outside of the classroom. Therefore we are looking for volunteers who can help us run a “Homework Club” once or twice a week at the YMCA in the evenings to help them with this.

The idea is to help them with their college work, or you can do general reading, speaking and writing activities with them to help them develop their skills. The activities should be fun, no heavy curriculum to deliver or plan and prepare!

The students are all asylum seekers and come from various countries, including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Eritrea, hence an interesting and diverse group to work with. We will provide you with training so that you feel confident and able to help. These students are so keen to learn and will be very appreciative of any help they receive. Their college course is teaching them all they need to know, we just need you to help them put these skills into practice. It be a very rewarding and fun activity to be involved in!

Key info

  • Mondays 5-6pm (will run through the holidays if there are enough volunteers)
  • Sessions are held at the YMCA on Parkers Piece
  • While the students will often have homework to complete, there is scope to plan games that build on their English, maths and social skills



Cambridge Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to the application processes, sessions and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please write to [email protected] and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.


If you have any questions please get in touch with [email protected]


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