The Tutoring Program
The Tutoring Program, offered by Parksville’s Career Centre, assesses the language and numeracy needs of adult learners who come to or are referred to the program. It then matches these learners with appropriate tutors. The tutors are volunteers, all of whom have been screened and trained. The program also provides tutoring space and learning resources to the tutors and learners.
The tutor training and the tutoring itself are free of charge. Learners must be over 18 years old, or out of school for a year. Tutoring sessions involve one-on-one instruction and mentoring in basic literacy with a focus on reading and writing skills. Tutoring is also available in Math and basic computer skills.
In one guise or another, The Tutoring Program has been running in our community for almost 30 years. It was supported first by Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University) and is now supported by the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Society (CVIJOBS) which operates in the community as The Career Centre. The Tutoring Program has trained 1000+ tutors and helped over 2000 learners since 1989.