The English-Speaking Union of the United

English In Action 1-to-1 Conversations

Become a Volunteer Tutor

How do I become a tutor?

To become a volunteer tutor, you must attend an orientation session.

To sign up for a free orientation session, please email Karen Ruelle (

As an EiA Tutor, you will:

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Meet new people
  • Share your culture and experiences
  • Learn about other cultures

Time commitment

2 hours per week.  Volunteer leadership positions available.

English in Action may mean the beginning of a lifelong interest in a particular area of the world, or even a deeper understanding of one's own culture.

When and where does English in Action meet?

English in Action is offered Monday through Saturday. Evening sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All English in Action sessions meet at locations in Manhattan. Read the full schedule here.