Archived — Recipient Bios

Year: 1998 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Donald Jones

School: Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute

Principal: Ron Tansley
Grades/Subjects Taught: Secondary English, peer tutors, reading tutors

Teaching approach:

  • 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.

Outstanding achievements:

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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