Project of the Month

ESRA Computer Centers provide free access to computers and innovative instruction in computer skills for underprivileged children, youth and adults helping to close the cultural and educational gap.

English Tutoring Programme

  • Chatting to high school pupils to prepare them for the English Oral Bagrut Examination
  • Helping pupils with their English studies in coordination with the schools' English teachers
  • Tutoring pupils in English who are referred by municipal services

ESRA's 'English Tutoring Program' matches English speaking volunteers with school pupils from Grades 4 to 12 in order to improve their English. Volunteers do not need to be qualified teachers (unless the program is running in a university Bar Ilan University - Noah  03-648 5575).

Mainly the program uses volunteers to speak English with teenagers who are preparing for their oral Bagrut examination. No previous teaching experience is necessary - just a willingness to chat with pupils on suitable subjects.  Volunteers meet with the pupils on a one to one basis, or in small groups. Guidelines suggested by the Ministry of Education are available from the area coordinator in all areas where the program operates. 

Volunteers also assist pupils with their English  in the lower grades working in coordination with class teachers.

Workshops for volunteer English Tutors are held periodically at Beit Fisher, Raanana. Call 09-748 2957 if you would like to participate in a future workshop.

This ESRA programme operates in the Givatayim - Ramat Gan area, Haifa and the Krayot, Herzliya, Hod Hasharon, Kfar Saba, Modiin, Nahariya, Netanya, Raanana, Ramat Hasharon, Rehovot, Rishon Le Zion and Tel Aviv, and since 2015 also in Petach Tikvah.

To find out more, contact ESRA's overall coordinator for the project, Michael Levinson  052 705 3681 
or the coordinator in your local area
who assigns volunteers to schools according to local need:

  • GivatayimHoney 054-456 8792   
  • Herzliya - Marise 09-957 1170
  • Kfar Saba / Hod Hasharon - Naomi  09-745 3851
  • KrayotMarsha 050-228 0755
  • Haifa Stanley 04-845 8907 
  • Modiin  Vicky 054 494 9698  
  • Nahariya  -   Hazel 054-688 3961      
  • Netanya - Ros 09-834 0937
  • Petach Tikvah  -  Annette  054-777 0071  
  • Raanana - Libby  054-797 4089  
  • Ramat Hasharon - Lola 052-265 3847
  • RehovotSharon 08-946 8358
  • Rishon Lezion - Marion 054-465 7717
  • Tel Aviv - Gill 03-602 1008
Your help is much appreciated and needed!
In schools throughout Israel
Contact Name: 
ESRA Beit Fisher