Registration is now open for the Brock Learning Lab’s (BLL) Winter 2021 Online Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs.
Building on the program’s successful spring 2020 pilot, the BLL has again opened up its online tutoring programs to the community. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the learning lab aims to support parents and students through virtual education with a consistent learning routine.
The BLL programs provide support specifically for the learning needs of kindergarten to Grade 12 students by offering individualized one-on-one learning assessment and support. The programs offer help in the areas of literacy and numeracy through virtual interactive activities and technology.
The majority of tutors in the program are students in the Faculty of Education’s Concurrent Teacher Education program. As part of the tutoring experience, all tutors will receive training and resources to use in their sessions.
To ensure engagement and participation with students, the BLL tutors will use screen sharing, interactive features in Microsoft Teams, fun activities and movement breaks. They also have access to digital resources from Nelson Publishing through a partnership with the Faculty of Education.
The winter session will run from Feb. 1 to April 9 (excluding Brock’s winter Reading Week, which runs from Feb. 16 to 19). BLL will begin matching tutors to students in January and parents will receive an email with more information once their children have been matched with a tutor.
BLL is also offering a discount to returning clients who refer a new friend/family member. Both participants will receive a discount on the support programs.