Summer Tutoring Program

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Summer Tutoring Program 2020-12-28T11:52:44-05:00


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The Summer Tutoring Program is a one-on-one tutoring program for children needing extra assistance with reading skills.

How it Works:

  • flyers with information about the tutoring programs are distributed through the schools
  • parents must visit the Smiths Falls Public Library to complete a registration form and questionnaire
  • children are selected for the program based on their individual needs and availability to complete the 2-week program. Please note that completing an application does not guarantee a spot in the program.
  • children need to have a Smiths Falls Library card (monthly memberships are available)
  • tutors meet with their assigned child for 1 hour per day, for 10 days
  • 3 or 4 two-week tutoring sessions are held during July and August

Tutoring Programs:

Fun with ABC’s

  • designed for children who are currently in Kindergarten who are struggling with letter names and sounds (preference is given to Seniors)
  • during the 2-week session, the Jolly Phonics program is followed and is complemented with daily reading and literacy games
  • children work with their tutor to produce a letter/sounds book by the completion of the program

Reading Rocks

  • designed for children who are currently in Grades 1 through 5 and are struggling to meet grade expectations in reading
  • tutors follow the Reading Reflex program to reinforce reading skills and supplement the program with daily reading and literacy-based activities