K-12 Online Tutors
Online Tutoring for Fall 2021
The Werklund School of Education is proud to enhance learning by coordinating free, online volunteer tutors for 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 September. Families who receive a match will begin working with their tutors in October.
Applications for Winter tutors will open in January. Families who receive a match will begin working with their tutors in February.
Applications for Spring tutors open in April. Families who receive a match will begin working with their tutors in May.
If you have any questions, please connect with us.
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)
K-12 tutoring runs
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 a few 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.
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.
Fall 2021 Tutor Requests are Closed
The Fall 2021 application has closed. The Winter 2022 application will open January 2022.
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