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Tutors Set to Deploy to Schools Across the District

St. Clair Catholic has hired 29 post secondary students, who began a two-day training course today, to assist them in their roles as tutors at 17 schools across the district.  It is the second year of the tutoring program, which is made possible by funding from the Ministry of Education.

“Tutoring offers these young adults an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a school setting, which will help them to discern their own future pathway,” says Laura Callaghan, Superintendent of Education.  “Many of them are headed for, or are already in, Faculty of Education programs at university, so this is a tremendous opportunity for them.”

Catholic Curriculum staff for the Board will train the tutors over two days, providing strategies to guide their work, as they help students with one-on-one support in literacy and math.  Following their training, the tutors will be in schools until June 22, 2023.

“The tutors also serve as another positive young adult role model for our young students, who enjoy spending time with them to practice and further develop their skills in literacy and numeracy,” says Mrs. Callaghan.  “They are a tremendous asset to our school communities!”

Read the Chatham Daily News article here.

In the photo (L-R) Nolan Cogghe, Tutor; Laura Callaghan, Superintendent of Education; Scott Johnson, Director of Education; Kim Fitzmorris, Elementary Curriculum Consultant and Project Lead; Georgia Blackshaw, Tutor.