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Year: 1998 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute
Principal: Ron Tansley
Grades/Subjects Taught: Secondary English, peer tutors, reading tutors
- Focus on students with special needs, especially those having difficulties with reading.
- With the right program, most, if not all, students can learn to read.
- Take advantage of benefits of peer tutoring.
Successful program focusses on students with reading skills at lower than Grade 6 level, most of whom have special needs.
Senior peer tutors help students learn to read, become mentors, friends.
Students go on to future academic success with new-found reading skills. Tutors receive course credit.
Took over classes with the worst attendance records and made them the best-attended classes in the school.
Huge improvement in marks for students previously at risk.
During three-year, unpaid leave, worked with school boards across Canada to develop similar programs.
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