Deban & Shane – Education Department Podcast
Jack Parent Reading Program
Goals of the Reading Tutor Program
Improve the reading skills of children in Grades 1-3 who are reading below grade level and who are under-resourced
Increase a child's self-confidence through one-on-one support in comprehension and decoding skills
Foster a love of reading, an appreciation of literature and provide positive role models
Reading Program Outcomes
225students reported data for June 2018
of the students stated that they liked reading with their tutor
of teachers and parents reported an increase in their student’s self-confidence
of the students showed improvement in their reading skills
Since 2003, we have...
helped a total of 2798 students over 15 years
grown to include 14 schools in our program
grown from 15 (2004) to 231 (2018) students in program
Jack Parent Reading Program
My reading tutors see how much I read and I’m proud of myself.- Student
My child is more confident when reading! They no longer hesitate when seeing a word they may not know how to read, instead they pronounce each syllable or ask for help. They have definitely improved in reading since participating in the N2N reading program!- Parent
It’s always such a joy to see children’s reading skills, overall skills and confidence soar! Thank you for your continued support of our young learners!- Teacher
The students made connections to their own lives through the books they read showing comprehension and an appreciation of reading, but also growing confidence in expressing their opinion.- Tutor
$7,500 provides the funds to support an entire school program for one year.
Goals of the Math Success Program:
Improve students math skills, build proficiency and self-confidence
Acquire knowledge to support students successful transition into high school
Build relationships to help create “social capital” or “support systems”
Take part in mentorship and counselling that will help participants set goals and build aspirations for potential career paths
Math Program Outcomes:
24/25students reported assessment information over the course of the 2018 program.
of tutors reported that they built relationships with students over the length of the program.
Over the duration of the program there was a 42% average increase in students' math skills.
of the students indicated feeling confident in their math skills at the end of the program.
Math Program Feedback:
I got way better grades. Last year they were very very bad but I have tried a lot harder and I improved a lot.- Student
I found the most memorable moment for me was when I was able to explain to a student how to perform long division. Hearing the words, "I understand it now!" was definitely gratifying for me as a tutor.- Tutor
This has been a positive experience and we very much appreciate our child being given the opportunity. Their confidence has increased greatly.- Parent