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Peer Tutoring

If a student is experiencing difficulty with school work, it is recommended that he/she meet with the classroom teacher for extra help. All of ESA’s teachers are available for extra help – each has their own schedule and most meet students by appointment. Another option to support a student who is having difficulty in a subject like math, theory, science, English or French, is peer tutoring. In consultation with the teachers, Guidance draws up a tutor list from the Grades 10-12 student population. These tutors are available to students who may require extra help in a given subject area. Tutoring occurs either at lunch or before or after school for approximately 45 minutes a session. The tutors  earn community service hours for their tutoring services.  Students who need tutoring should make an appointment with their guidance counsellor to explore their options.

Please note that the peer tutoring program will start up again in late October.  

How does a student get a peer tutor?

A student should meet with a guidance counselor to request a tutor.  Then this information is passed along to Ms. Shafiq in our guidance department who is overseeing the organization of our peer tutor team.  Students can also reach Ms. Shafiq via email to request a tutor:


How are peer tutors selected?
Peer tutors are students in Grades 10-12 who are recommended by their teachers or self-identify their interest in tutoring. Our peer tutors attend a training session in the fall and they must maintain a strong academic standing in the subjects that they are tutoring.