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 counsellors draw up a tutor list from the grade 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 50 minutes a session. The tutors earn community service hours for their tutoring services. Students who need tutoring should make an appointment with their counsellor at Student Services to explore their options.
How does a student get a peer tutor?
A student should meet with a guidance counselor to request a tutor and she will arrange the initial meeting with the peer tutor. Students and their peer tutors are partnered based on their mutual availability. There is a Peer Tutor Request form that students can pick up in Student Services that needs to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and the student.
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.