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TCDSB Free Tutoring FAQs with Teachers on Call

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TCDSB Free Tutoring FAQs with Teachers on Call

In response to the pandemic and related learning challenges, the Ministry of Education has launched the largest tutoring support program to date for school boards in Ontario, including the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). Students who are identified and selected for free tutoring are eligible for support with Teachers on Call as a tutoring partner of TCDSB. This program is designed to help elementary and high-school students recover from the learning disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing additional academic support outside of the classroom.

If you are interested in learning more about free tutoring for TCDSB students with Teachers on Call, here are some frequently asked questions.

Why should I consider Teachers on Call as our tutoring partner?

Family owned and operated since 1984, Teachers on Call provides personalized tutoring services for students of all ages and grades. Our service was founded on the belief that every child deserves the chance to maximize their learning experiences. While working as a special education teacher and department head in Toronto, our Founder identified the need for additional support beyond the classroom. We are proud to be an award-winning service, recognized with the Consumer Choice Award for tutoring excellence in Toronto for 6 years in a row.

What are the credentials of Teachers on Call tutors?

Our practice is to hire professional teachers who are highly qualified in their subject areas and up to date with the Ontario Curriculum and Ministry guidelines. The Teachers on Call team is comprised of teachers certified by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), retired teachers and teacher candidates completing their degrees in the Faculty of Education.

How can Teachers on Call help students who are currently behind?

Teachers on Call tutors are Ontario Certified Teachers experienced with the Ontario Curriculum. Our tutors utilize a curriculum approach to help fill in the gaps with personalized one-on-one instruction. Our personalized service makes it easy and convenient to help students with their specific learning needs.

Is tutoring currently online with Teachers on Call for the tutoring support program?

For the spring and summer section of the tutoring support program, online tutoring is currently offered. Our online tutoring is highly interactive, designed to engage and stimulate students of all ages in elementary and secondary school. We have experienced immense success (even with the most hesitant of families) with our one-on-one tailored approach which helps maximize attention, participation and learning.

Will each student have the same tutor for every session?

Yes. We continue to offer our signature personalized one-on-one relationship-based approach to tutoring. Each participating student will work with the same tutor for the designated sessions.

Is online tutoring available for all subjects and grades?

Yes. Teachers on Call offers online tutoring for elementary and secondary students from K-12 in all subjects and grades, including Reading, Writing, Numeracy support, as well as English, French (Core/Extended/Immersion), Science (General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Math (Calculus, Advanced Functions, Data Management), and more.

Why is this free tutoring program in place?

The Ontario Learning Recovery Action Plan has been put in place to address learning challenges that have resulted from the pandemic, to strengthen learning recovery in reading and math, summer learning and mental health. This is accomplished through a variety of supports, which includes community partner organizations like Teachers on Call.

How long is the tutoring support program available?

The spring and summer program for TCDSB runs until August 31, 2022. The second phase of the tutoring support program is intended for September to December 31, 2022.

How do I connect with the Teachers on Call team for this program?

Feel free to reach out to the Teachers on Call team through our contact form.  We will follow-up to understand academic needs, goals and timelines to help us best support your students.

Our goal is to make this process as smooth and seamless as possible. We look forward to partnering with you to help your students succeed!

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