Home tutor scheme

The Smith Family facilitates the Home Tutor Scheme (HTS) as an AMEP service provider, funded by the Australian Government. The Home Tutor Scheme is a service directed towards eligible migrants and refugees that need further assistance to develop their English language skills for successful settlement in Australia.

The Home Tutor Scheme involves training and then matching volunteer tutors with newly arrived migrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds, to provide one-on-one English tuition in students' homes. A Home Tutor ensures that students do not become isolated or excluded from participating in the community due to language barriers. The Smith Family facilitates this program throughout Northern Sydney, Illawarra, Hunter and Rural and Regional NSW.

How it works

Home tutor scheme

Information for tutors

Tutor resources

Home tutor scheme

Tutor resources

A warm welcome to all our tutors. Home Tutor Scheme has prepared a series of lesson plans and resources that may be useful for tutoring your student. Lesson plans cover topics such as Australian culture, everyday life and Politics and current affairs.

tutor resources.

Contact us

Do you need more information about the HTS activities? Want to provide feedback about HTS? Or are you interested in becoming a volunteer tutor? If so, please contact one of our friendly staff via the phone or email details below.

The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme is located in:
North Sydney Institute of TAFE
Room B1-16
213 Pacific Highway
St Leonards, NSW 2065

Office hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Postal Address
PO Box 10500
RNS Hospital
St Leonards, NSW 2065

(02) 9085 7262

(02) 9906 5043


Home tutor scheme

Home Tutor Scheme

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

The AMEP provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills to enable them to participate socially and economically in Australian society.