Numeracy Tutoring (High School)

Numeracy Tutoring high school

Many students struggle with basic numeracy when they begin high school. These difficulties create further challenges as they progress through school, in mathematics and other subjects where numeracy skills are crucial.

Through the use of the Elementary Math Mastery & Junior Elementary Math Mastery programs, Numeracy Tutoring volunteers work one-on-one or in small groups with junior high school students on their fundamental skills in mathematics and numeracy.

Who should volunteer?

We are seeking volunteers who are:

  • Interested in mathematics or in assisting students with basic numeracy
  • Keen to help students aged 12 to 15
  • Comfortable delivering a structured tutoring program in a one-on-one/small group setting
  • Available to volunteer each week for the duration of the program

Read the position description (PDF).

Program dates

The program runs for 15 weeks, in two blocks:


Start Date

End Date

Block 1

(7 weeks)

Monday, 20 April

(Semester 1, Week 7)

Friday, 7 June

(Semester 1, Week 13)

Block 2

(8 weeks)

Monday, 27 July

(Semester 2, Week 1)

Friday 18 September

(Semester 2, Week 8)


Volunteers must be available for all 15 weeks in order to participate.

Time commitment

Volunteers will need to be available for one 3-hour period per week during the hours of 8.30am-3.30pm, Monday-Friday. This period includes 1 hour of volunteering in school, and approximately 2 hours of travel time to/from the school. You will volunteer at the same time each week.


Volunteers are placed at one high school for the duration of the program. Volunteer opportunities are available across Sydney, including:

  • Holroyd High School
  • Liverpool Boys High School
  • Liverpool Girls High School
  • Sir Joseph Banks High School


Compass will reimburse transport costs/mileage to a maximum of $20 per week.


Full training is provided. Please click here for further information.