Become a tutor

The primary purpose of the on-line tutor is to work with JWL Diploma students, in collaboration with the on-site learning center staff and online faculty, to enhance their written expression and provide a better understanding of the academic environment in which they study.  On-line tutors play a key role in ensuring appropriate and effective academic support for JWL's Diploma students.


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The JWL On-Line Tutor is a volunteer position


General Responsibilities 

Review the academic work submitted via the Online Scheduler by JWL students within 24 hours, with particular relevance to:

  • Clarity of expression;
  • Grammar and spelling;
  • Appropriate use of APA style
  • as well as provide detailed feedback to students on their assignments to enable revision prior to submission.

Refer students to particular resources including texts or websites to support the development of academic writing skills. 

Required Qualifications

  • An understanding of academic writing, including referencing and using the APA style
  • Excellent written English with particular focus on clear expression, grammar and spelling;
  • An ability to engage with students in the context of their academic work to identify their particular needs and to suggest strategies for the on-going improvement of their written expression skills
  • An understanding of on-line learning systems 
  • An understanding of, and empathy with, the context in which JWL students live and study
  • An understanding of the cultural issues the students face in their academic writing;
  • An understanding of Ignatian Pedagogy

Essential Aptitudes for becoming a part of the JWL Mission

to serve those living at the margins

  • Value a working environment built around the key values in Jesuit Higher Education: Cura Personalis, Magis, Men and Women for and with Others.
  • Seek creativity and innovation by finding new and unique ways to improve the organization and support its mission of servicing those at the margins.
  • Foster a strong teamwork mentality that can succeed in a remote and virtual working atmosphere spanning multiple countries, cultures and time zones.
  • Be a part of the organization vision by becoming a positive influencer and collaborator to help ensure key achievements and goals are met.
  • Align volunteer working practices consistent with the values and mission of the organization as an NGO/non-profit. 
  • Ability to understand the multi-cultural/global environment of the organization and effectively communicate accordingly.


Meet some of our tutors

Sandra Steiger was born in Switzerland, grew up in Australia and has been living again in Geneva, Switzerland for the past 10 years. She has spent this time teaching English in various language schools and at the International School of Geneva, where she also coordinated the Service Learning programme. In 2006 she spent 4 months in Kenya, where she developed a keen interest in multilingualism in education in this context, motivating her to pursue a Master's degree in Education and Development, which she completed in 2013 at the Institute of Education in London...


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