How To Sign Up

SCHOOLS

Can Learning Buddies be offered at my school?

We are constantly expanding our network and the schools where we offer our programs. If you are interested in implementing Learning Buddies in your school please contact us. Provide us with your name, your school’s name and your contact information.

Who is eligible for Reading Buddies or Math Buddies?

Currently, the Learning Buddies Network offers 2 programs, Reading Buddies and Math Buddies.

Reading Buddies is suitable for children who are in Grade 1-3 (as of September) and are struggling with reading. Math Buddies is suitable for children who are in Grade 4-7 (as of September) and struggling with math. Children who are in higher grades and exhibit lower reading/math achievement are still eligible for our programs.

Please contact us for further information.

PARENTS

How do I sign my child up for Math or Reading Buddies?

During the regular school year, buddies are referred from their school teacher in order to be eligible for our programs. If you make a special request for your child to be included, we will be happy to consider it.  Each buddy must hand in a signed ‘parent sign-up form’ (brought home by your child from the school) that tells us you want your child to participate. Parents are then interviewed by phone to ensure understanding of the expectations and rules of our program. We do our best to find a matching volunteer tutor for your child, which is not always possible. Also, we cannot necessarily accommodate children whose reading or math levels are higher than the focus of our curriculum. However, for our summer programs, in addition to school referrals, we also welcome parent sign up. If would like to sign up for the summer session, please fill out the Student Application Form.

Does my child have to come to every session? What if I can only make to some of the sessions?

Yes, your child is required to come to every session.  Only with very consistent attendance can you child show improvement. All tutors are expected to come to every session, and you must ensure that your child comes too. If you are working late and need to arrange a different pick up time for your child, please consult with your site Coordinator.

What if my child gets sick or has an emergency? What should I do?

Please notify BOTH your site Coordinator AND tutor as soon as you know.  It is very important that the site Coordinator knows so they do not expect your child to attend the session.  It is also important for the tutor to know so that they do not make the unnecessary trip to attend a session where your child is not present.  Please show courtesy to our volunteers by showing them you appreciate their time.