Become a Tutor

TWe are looking for educators to provide online materials and teaching on a freelance basis

About us

The Freire Institute is an organization for transformative community-based learning. In our programmes your own knowledge and life experience becomes the raw material for education. We develop tools and approaches based on the work of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, whose work has inspired many social movements and educational programmes around the world.

Education in this sense is a tool for individual and community empowerment and transformation. Our approach is informal, challenging and exciting. You do not need any formal qualifications to take part, just a commitment to learning and change. Programmes and activities are open to individuals, community groups, faith-based organizations and public institutions, and we can tailor programmes flexibly to suit your organization's needs. We also hold one-off community arts events and workshops around specific issues.

Our approach owes a lot to the techniques pioneered by Paulo Freire and supplemented by practice elsewhere. We also draw upon organizing principles derived from Saul Alinsky and others.

These techniques and principles have been successfully adopted by community organizations, faith-based groups and issue-based networks in many countries. The Freire Institute welcomes enquiries from anywhere around the world, and we seek to co-operate with other Paulo Freire-related institutes and organizations.

Frequently asked questions

What are you looking for?

We are looking for inspiring tutors who are committed to our approach and values, and who are able to provide online materials, teaching and support on a freelance basis.

What does the work involve?

It can range from providing materials for an individual session to writing or leading a course.

Is everything online?

Yes, we are mainly looking for online tutors. There may be occasional opportunities in the future for facilitating workshops and other activities for tutors who are local to us.


Apply to join our pool of tutors and tell us about your areas of interest, knowledge and experience.