K-12 Online Tutors

K-12 Online Tutors

Online Tutoring

The Werklund School of Education is proud to enhance learning by coordinating free, online volunteer tutors for Alberta K-12 students in need of extra support. If your child would benefit from additional academic support - including reading sessions, subject-specific tutoring, or general study - we'll match you with a pre-service teacher in Werklund's Bachelor of Education (BEd) program who can support your child 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 support your student's academic success while also developing our pre-service teachers' skills as educators.

Applications for Fall tutors open in early/mid-September. Families who receive a match will begin working with their tutors in October.

Applications for Winter tutors open in mid-January . Families who receive a match will begin working with their tutors in February.

Spring tutoring runs from May to June. Due to a smaller number of tutors available during this time, we may not have a new round of applications open for this period.

Please note, each semester's applications are open for a limited time or until the applications exceed the numbers of tutors available for that semester.



For students in Kindergarten to Grade 12

Working with a pre-service teacher in the BEd program


Free online tutoring based on student needs

1-3 hours per week (including instruction and preparation time)


Fall: October to January

Winter: February to April

Spring: May to June



Tutoring formats are flexible based on your needs (e.g. via webcam, email, or phone)

In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to connect in the ways open to us. As tutors, our preservice teachers are supporting students and their families as they engage with a new educational landscape. It is just another example of the incredible partnerships that exist between the University of Calgary and the community it serves.

Dr. Amy Burns

PhD, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs in Education

Request a Tutor

Answer questions about your student and their academic needs. Looking for tutoring for more than one child? Let us know!

We Match You

We'll review your request and connect you with a preservice teacher who is able to meet your student's needs.

Get Connected

Our program coordinator will introduce you to your online tutor. From there, you'll connect to decide what format and focus will help your child succeed.


Learn More

Check out our Tutoring Family Handbook for more information.

Looking to pay for a tutor?

You can find more information about posting jobs for free on our Elevate Job Board under the More services section below “Post your job for free”. To create a guest account, go to Elevate Guest Login.

She gave him opportunities to share his learning, his interests and always tried to find different ways to engage him. Her preparation for each class was impressive, taking so much time and effort to put together material that would be appropriate to his age and learning stage. She was always willing to meet him where he was, adjust her lesson plan if his inquisition took them down a different path, researching new ideas together.

Parent Feedback, Spring 2020

Our tutor was just wonderful. She was warm, articulate and our daughter learned so much from her. She also sent us the best email feedback we have ever received from a teacher on her work with our daughter and some areas for us as parents to help her. She is going into Grade 11 with much more confidence and knowledge in Math and Science due to a terrific tutor and this program. Thank you so much!

Parent Feedback, Spring 2020