With a new semester underway, the Brock Learning Lab is preparing to launch a new block of tutoring sessions in Niagara schools and at its Brock University Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) location.
Through the Learning Lab, Brock student volunteers and interns offer one-on-one literacy and numeracy tutoring to local children and youth who need some support outside the classroom.
Some Learning Lab tutors and interns work with students from Grades K-12 in the Niagara Catholic District School Board and the District School Board of Niagara.
Other Brock tutors and interns work with local families who attend the Learning Lab’s Reading Support Program and Math Support Program at the BRIC location. These programs are more affordable than other services, making them more accessible for families. The sessions take place during afternoons or evenings.
Whether in schools or at the Learning Lab, tutors and interns conduct weekly one-hour sessions using evidence-based strategies and instructional methods — including games, activities and technology — tailored to the unique needs of each student. Tutoring sessions will take place for nine weeks starting from the last week of January. Training for volunteer tutors begins mid-January.
The Learning Lab provides support for tutors and interns, including help with lesson plans and resources. Brock education faculty and Ontario Certified Teachers who are experts in literacy and numeracy supervise the Brock volunteer tutors. The tutors receive training, a certificate of volunteering, Experience Plus credit and the opportunity to gain teaching experience while being supported by the Learning Lab.
More importantly, Learning Lab volunteers and interns are able to get involved in the Niagara community and make an impact on a local family.
Find out more about using the Brock Learning Lab’s programs and tutoring or internship opportunities by contacting the Learning Lab. The Learning Lab also works with graduate students looking for volunteer, internship or research opportunities.