Learning & Tutoring Opportunities for HDSB Students
Learning and tutoring opportunities are available for elementary and secondary students in the Halton District School Board (HDSB). These programs are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education as part of the
Learning Recovery Action Plan
to support learning recovery and mental health for students following two years of learning disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Programs include community tutoring supports provided by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, Halton Black Voices, Learning Disabilities Association of Halton Hamilton, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Park Street Education.
- The registration process for these programs varies. Please refer to the specific program for instructions on how to register.
- Tutoring services provided by community partners are run independently from the HDSB. Please register directly with the provider and direct any questions to the provider.
Halton Black Voices
HBV Tutoring & Literacy Support Programs is intended to address barriers in the classroom and at school among Black and students of colour. We acknowledge and support that diversity, equity, and justice are more important now than ever—and that our learning can never start too early. By creating learning spaces that center the voices and stories of the global majority, we are implicitly teaching the values of equity, inclusion and diversity and demonstrating their importance in both name and practices. Academic tutoring support is now available for all students in Grade K-12 that attend Halton District School Board. This FREE program is only offered to HDSB students. Starting in January + ending in June
Black + racialized tutors and educators
1:3 Private tutoring sessions - small groups
Confidence Building Program
Literacy Building Program
Monday - Friday after school from 4PM - 8PM
Virtual + In person sessions available
FREE for HDSB students
Register for Halton Black Voices
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Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton CCAH
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) is offering complementary tutoring that will support learning recovery and renewal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tutors will work with students to support their learning needs outside of school hours.
Tutoring can be virtual or in-person in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown. Exact locations will be confirmed prior to the start of the sessions; they will not be in your home but at a local community facility. Tutoring will be once per week from 4:00-8:00 pm Monday to Friday across locations or 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday in Oakville only. Sessions are scheduled on the hour for 55 minutes. The tutor to student ratio will mostly be 2:1 but can be 3:1.
The Winter program has reached capacity and registration is closed. Our Spring registration will open late February. The Spring session will run for 9 weeks starting Sunday, April 2 and end on Saturday, June 3.
Mathematics, literacy, English, French and science will be priority subjects. Students at risk whose learning has been disrupted by the pandemic will be given priority.
The CCAH is an active, vibrant and dynamic Afro-Caribbean-based charitable organization, delivering a suite of programs within the Halton Region focusing on education, culture, harmony and community. The CCAH has a 45-year history of providing programming for children, youth, seniors and families Halton-wide and for varying backgrounds and ethnicities. CCAH programs and activities are cultural, educational and entertaining, and are embedded in the HDSB curriculum to teach students about Black History and culture.
Register for CCAH (Link Coming Late February)
Centre for Diverse Learners
The Reading Rocks program is the Centre for Diverse Learners' (CDL) literacy intervention program for children and youth with reading difficulties. This literacy program is designed to motivate and help children between the ages of 6-12 years gain confidence and improve as readers. During the 8-week program, each child works one-on-one or in small groups with a tutor two nights a week for one hour either in-person or online via Microsoft Teams. The tutor selects and implements appropriate activities and games that build each child's skills in phonics/phonemic awareness, sight word vocabulary, and fluency according to their learning profile. There are a limited number of in-person spots available. Interested families should apply directly to CDL.
Please note the Centre for Diverse Learners was formerly known as the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
The Homework Club is an after-school mentoring program offered on-site at various elementary schools to children/youth in grades 3-8 who are identified, by school personnel, as able to benefit from academic, social and emotional support with a caring, one to one mentor, in grade 9 or older, for the duration of the school year. The program focuses on academics, homework, and reading while also building the child's confidence and motivation towards learning. Each site will consist of 10-20 elementary school students, 10-20 youth mentors, as well as 1 or 2 adult supervisors, depending on the size of the group. All mentors and supervisors will have been trained and screened in accordance with BBBS National Standards.
Please follow this link to complete an inquiry form for your child: BBBS HWC Inquiry Form . If you have any questions please email: email@example.com
BBBS HWC Inquiry Form
Park Street Education
Park Street Education provides enriching after-school programs that allow students to catch up, get ahead and explore their passions in English, Science & Math. Students are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to thrive in the classroom. Park Street offers virtual groups enrichment courses in English and Science & Math at the Foundational Level (Gr. 4 to 6) and the Extended Level (Gr. 7 to 8).
Park Street's group tutoring in English advances reading, writing, and critical thinking skills as they explore the literary globe, expand their imagination and discover new worlds through the written word. Students in our group tutoring return to their English classroom ready to discuss, debate, and delve into many topics confidently. Science
Park Street's group tutoring in Science & Math explore topics and activities related to the Elementary Grades Science and Math Ontario Curriculum. To improve financial literacy in math, critical thinking and comprehension in sciences, students learn and practice the foundational skills of math and science to prepare them for increasingly complex concepts and material. Students leave our group tutoring in Science & Math with confidence in their understanding and the necessary knowledge to advance their studies through future grades.
Register for Park Street Education
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