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Werklund K-12 Tutoring Program

Become a Tutor

The Werklund School of Education is proud to enhance learning by coordinating online volunteer tutors for K-12 students in need of extra support. We'll match you with a family in the community whose child needs support based on their subject area(s), grade level(s), and areas of expertise.

Tutors will provide individualized support, and draw on the Alberta Programs of Study as well as content knowledge and strategies in teaching and learning. This is a great way to develop your skills as educators.

Tutors will begin working with their families in October. If you have questions, please connect with us.


For BEd students who are currently completing or have completed Field 1

Virtually working with K-12 students in the community


Free online tutoring based on student needs

1-3 hours per week per student

This includes instruction and preparation time.


K-12 tutoring runs

Fall: October to January

Winter: February to April

Spring: May to June


Tutors apply by answering questions that will best match them with a family. Tutors can specify the grades and subjects they are most comfortable with. Tutoring formats are virtual and flexible based on the tutor's preferences and the needs of the family.

Important Dates

October to January

Student Opportunities Fair: September 5, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Doucette Library (EDC 370)

Application Opens: September 1, 2023

Application Closes: September 19, 2023

Orientation Sessions: September 19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom)

Check-In Session #1: October 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom)

Check-In Sessions #2/ Wrap-Up: January 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom)


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of facilitation strategies to encourage discussion, generate ideas, and build consensus
  • Apply a variety of leadership strategies to develop meaningful relationships with the program and its participants
  • Apply a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of individual learners in different educational settings
  • Design and implement a variety of activities that meet students’ interests and learning needs
  • Evaluate successes and setbacks as part of ongoing professional development  
  • Examine how educators apply teaching concepts in their daily work
  • Gain experience working with youth in an individual setting
  • Model positive behaviour for children, youth, teachers, and parents

A pandemic is a challenge, but can turn into unexpected opportunities as well. The work and expertise from our tutor and your school have proven it beyond the shed of doubt.

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