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.

In 2013 Compass launched a new volunteer program to assist students in Years 7, 8 or 9 who needed extra support in numeracy. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response we had from students, teachers and volunteers who took part in the program last year, we have expanded the opportunities for Numeracy Tutoring volunteers in 2014 to include a greater number of schools and students.

As a Numeracy Tutoring volunteer, you will work one-on-one or in small groups (2 to 3 students) to deliver a set program that will help them to develop their basic mathematics skills.

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 13 weeks, in two blocks:

  Start date End date

Block 1
(5 weeks)

Monday 5 May (Semester 1, Week 9) Friday 6 June (Semester 1, Week 13)

Block 2
(8 weeks)

Monday 28 July (Semester 2, Week 1) Friday 19 September (Semester 2, Week 8)

Volunteers must be available for all 13 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:

  • Bass High School
  • Liverpool Boys High School
  • Liverpool Girls High School
  • Moorebank High School
  • Sir Joseph Banks High School
  • Westfields Sports 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.