UCalgary volunteer tutor program supports students at various education levels

June 8, 2020

The University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education’s volunteer tutoring program has allowed 224 education undergraduates help over 400 Alberta primary and secondary school students. Student and youth facilitator Mike Holden said the program helps the students, but also the preservice teachers, most of whom were near graduation when the pandemic closed schools. “This has really helped us develop our teaching styles,” said UCalgary education student Jenny Yuen. “Seeing how engaged the kids are in these sessions and helping the parents by lessening their load while we’re in these tough times, I think this program has been very helpful.” UCalgary intends to continue the tutoring program until the completion of classes, but it is still determining if the initiative will be extended through the summer. Calgary Herald (AB)