Tutoring and Supports for Students

Schools can access the following programs and opportunities to support students:

Before/After-School Literacy and Numeracy Program (Grades 4 and 8): Programming is available to students in Grade 4-6. This year’s program (formerly titled OFIP) will take place in November/December targeting students who are ‘progressing with difficulty’ in the subjects of Language and/or Mathematics. Applications will be shared with Superintendents to support the prioritization of underserved and underperforming students and communities. 


After-School Literacy and Numeracy Program (Grades 7 and 8): Programming is available to schools to support students requiring literacy and/or numeracy support. Students who have been historically and are currently underserved and therefore underperforming are prioritized. Schools can choose to run this program based on student needs.


Tutoring:  Community Partners: As a part of the Province’s efforts to support learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional funding has been allocated for the first semester/first term of the 2022-23 school year (ending on December 15, 2022) for Tutoring Support Programs. Project funding will provide small group tutoring supports for students. The purpose of this funding is to offer programs that will support learning recovery and renewal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

YRDSB has included an opportunity to partner with community organizations who can provide tutoring supports to specific students. These tutoring programs will prioritize math, literacy and other foundational learning skills and are intended to promote learning recovery and to help address achievement and skills development gaps. In addition, these programs will support learning in a trusted environment grounded in the language, culture and community norms for students.

A list of community partners who will be providing Tutoring Support Programs is posted. Families may contact the community partners directly to inquire about available tutoring services. The Tutoring Support Programs through community partners will expire December 15, 2022.


De-Streaming Support:  To support the effective implementation of de-streaming in the 2022-2023 school year, a De-Streaming Coach will provide ongoing support to specific schools, based on student data, to ensure the greatest impact on the achievement and well-being of students who are underserved and underperforming.

Credit Success (after school program): Supports each student in achieving all of their credits in each semester, by reinforcing concepts and demonstrating learning that was not achieved through their day school courses.  Particular focus is given to supporting Grade 9 and 10 students, especially those engaged in learning in applied and locally developed classes, and those supported through Special Education.  


Destreaming Support:   To support the effective implementation of de-streaming in the 2022-2023 school year, each school will have a Destreaming Support Teacher. The teacher will be assigned to classes, based on student data, to ensure the greatest impact on the achievement and well-being of students who are underserved and underperforming. Support will be provided in the following subject areas:  Grade 9 English, Grade 9 French, Grade 9 Geography, Grade 10 History, Grade 9 and 10 Mathematics, Grade 9 Science.


Tutoring:  Community Partners: As a part of the Province’s efforts to support learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional funding has been allocated for the first semester of the 2022-23 school year (ending on December 23, 2022) for Tutoring Support Programs. Project funding will provide small group tutoring supports for students. The purpose of this funding is to offer programs that will support learning recovery and renewal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

YRDSB has included an opportunity to partner with community organizations who can provide tutoring supports to specific students. These tutoring programs will prioritize math, literacy and other foundational learning skills and are intended to promote learning recovery and to help address achievement and skills development gaps. In addition, these programs will support learning in a trusted environment grounded in the language, culture and community norms for students.

A list of community partners who will be providing Tutoring Support Programs is posted. Families may contact community partners directly and inquire about tutoring services. The Tutoring Support Programs through community partners will expire December 15, 2022.


Credit Rescue (in-school):  Credit rescue is characterized by the attempts made to support a student who has low achievement in a course(s) and whose credit is at risk. Credit rescue is offered in various forms.  For example it could mean supporting a student by setting them up with a peer tutor, arranging for extra help with the subject teacher and/or providing one-on-one or small group instruction and support.  Student Success Teachers and Teams support this process.


Credit Recovery: When a student completes a course but receives a failing grade, Credit Recovery offered through day school or summer school may be an appropriate next step, enabling students to meet course expectations that were not achieved initially.  Options during the school semester can include Credit Recovery through Student Success Teachers and Personalized Alternative Education Teachers.


After-School Literacy and Numeracy Program: Programming is available to schools to support students requiring literacy and/or numeracy support. Students who have been historically and are currently underserved and therefore underperforming are prioritized. Schools can choose to run this program based on student needs.

These programs are intended to complement ongoing communication and supports provided by classroom teachers, Elementary Transition Teachers, SERTs and Secondary Student Success Teams. Ongoing teacher instruction and feedback is the primary and most essential aspect of supporting student success. These programs and opportunities are just some of the methods schools may use to provide students with additional support.

Contact Us

Any questions regarding Tutoring Supports provided by YRDSB Community Partners should be directed to:

Mirella Sanwalka, retired Principal on assignment at mirella.sanwalka@yrdsb.ca or;

Lorellie Munson, Principal in Curriculum and Instructional Services at lorellie.munson@yrdsb.ca.

 

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