The Tutoring Program
With the support of government funding, the Career Centre is pleased to offer The Tutoring Program!
The Tutoring Program provides free, one-on-one and virtual tutoring for those who require support with reading, spelling, writing, grammar, math, basic computer skills as well as English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL).
The Tutoring Program is ideal for:
Adults (18+ years) from District 69 (Nanoose to Bowser), who require language support and may be:
• improving their literacy and/or numeracy skills for any reason
• upgrading their education at the high school, college and/or university level
• learning basic computer skills
• learning ESL
• studying for certification tests for any trade
• studying for re-certification tests for current employers
The Tutoring Program is accessible weekdays, Monday through Friday.
Would you like to become a Tutor?
Our tutors receive free training and and are well-equipped to address a wide variety of learning needs and challenges.
Our tutors are local adults with vast and varied backgrounds. They have excellent ability with the English language and/or basic mathematics. They range from retired educators and professionals to those interested in helping others and staying connected in our community.
FREE TUTOR TRAINING SESSIONS:
The Tutoring Program offers Tutor Training Sessions twice a year. The next course will begin Friday, February 26, 2021 and is 12 hours in length, held over four consecutive Fridays. Topics covered will include: foundational literacy skills in reading, writing, and oral communication; English as a Second Language; the adult learner; inter-cultural communication; activity and lesson planning for learners of different levels; completing student progress reports; tips and tools for virtual teaching and learning; and video conferencing using Zoom, Skype, Google or Facetime.
Participants can sign up for morning sessions (9am-12pm) or afternoon sessions (1-4pm). We encourage you to attend via Zoom as only a few in-person spots remain open due to our COVID-19 protocols.
If you would be interested in sharing your abilities and time to help others enhance their essential skills, and more fully engage in our communities, please contact us. If you know members of the community who this might be of interest to, please pass along this information.
Tiana Kaczor, Tutoring Program Coordinator
250.248.3205 Ext. 243
Some interesting details…
Since 1989, The Tutoring Program has supported 2,100+ students and trained more than 1,000 volunteer tutors.
The Tutoring Program is supported with funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Community Adult Literacy Program.