Peer Tutoring is a course designed to provide the opportunity to work with diverse learners. The course provides guidance in effective strategies for supporting other students in academic areas through tutoring. It also provides an opportunity to build leadership skills that will have future applications. Tutors will develop skills in learning styles, communication, interpersonal relations, leadership, and teamwork. Students must be willing to follow peer tutoring guidelines as outlined on the U-Hill Website. This course is recommended for Grade 12 students.
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Learning Strategies Centre
The Learning Strategies Centre provides the opportunity to develop a variety of basic skills/strategies, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics. Study skills and organizational skills are developed through instruction in each student’s academic content areas as an integral part of the program. Students will be encouraged to identify their own learning needs to strengthen and develop independence as successful learners. Learning Strategies is a credit course for students in Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12. Referrals to Learning Strategies are made through the Counsellor. Students must be recommended by school staff to be able to participate in this course.
Specific Skills Taught
- Goal setting
- Time Management
- Memory strategies
- Test-taking Strategies
- Reading for understanding
- Vocabulary Development
- Writing process
- Organizational skills
- Vocabulary Skills
- Regular attendance, on time, with required course materials
- Use of student agenda and course activity logs to organize and keep track of schoolwork
- Responsible behaviour and productive work habits
- Based on: Expectations, Assignments and Application of Skills Learned