Frequently Asked Questions
The most important qualities of a good tutor are empathy, communication, a positive attitude, and a desire to help others. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a L2L Tutor. If you are at a school or community organization with a L2L program, speak with your teacher or a staff member about how to get involved.
It is the school administration and staff’s responsibility to decide whether it is feasible to offer L2L programming in this way.
Yes! Many secondary level L2L tutors have used their peer tutoring hours with L2L towards their community service graduation requirements or for course credit. If you are a participating L2L Tutor in secondary school and want to learn more about this option, speak with your L2L School Coordinator.
There are a variety of ways a school can identify candidates for tutoring. Students can sign up, and in this case, anyone who wants extra help can be tutored, or a school can identify a particular grade or a group of students to whom tutoring is offered. These decisions are made by school administration and staff.
Tutors can benefit from participating in L2L in the following ways:
- Developing communication and leadership skills
- Some secondary schools offer L2L as part of a for-credit course, so some students can obtain academic credit for participating
- Many schools accept tutoring hours as community service hours
- Helping another student and making a difference in their lives
- Obtaining valuable experience to add to their resume
- Receiving a certificate that recognizes their achievement
Peers being tutored can benefit from L2L in the following ways:
- Having free-of-charge, one-on-one academic support in areas requiring improvement
- Developing a relationship with a supportive peer tutor
- Seeing an improvement on test scores and grades
- Developing the confidence required to succeed in and out of school
There is no cost for students to receive peer-tutoring with L2L. One of the driving purposes of our program is to offer academic support to students who would not otherwise receive it to due to a lack of financial means.
The subjects of tutoring sessions differ from school to school. Often, there are a variety of subjects covered within one L2L program, and students can receive support for more than one subject. Subjects supported are determined by school administration and staff.
- 2-3 hours of tutor training with an L2L trainer
- Tutors complete a minimum 10 hours of one-on-one peer-tutoring sessions
- Group review and debrief meetings between L2L tutors and trainers
- Final celebration and certificate distribution ceremony
L2L Trainers have a passion for learning and for helping others, are creative problem solvers, and believe that all students can succeed under the right conditions with appropriate support. Relevant experience includes :
- Experience teaching in a classroom/group setting
- Leadership Development Training
- Knowledge of Multiple Intelligences, Mindsets and Learning Styles
If you are interested in becoming a L2L Trainer, contact us at info@L2L.ca
- 2-3 hours for tutor training
- 2-5 hours for review sessions
- 1-2 hours for the final celebration and certificate distribution ceremony
L2L School Coordinators have a passion for learning and for helping others, are creative problem solvers, and believe that all students can succeed under the right conditions. This role is open to anyone on staff at a school. If you are interested in becoming a L2L School Coordinator, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
L2L programs can start at various points during the school year. Planning and scheduling of L2L programs at schools is up to individual schools and trainers who will collaborate to ensure that L2L programs will be effective in the specific context of a school.
Each L2L program takes at least a couple of months from start to finish to allow time for 2-3 tutor training sessions, a minimum of 10 hours of tutoring provided by each peer tutor, mid-program review sessions to provide oversight to peer tutors, and a final celebration ceremony.
To inquire about bringing L2L to your school or community organization, please reach out to the Alison Rodriguez, Senior Project Manager, at email@example.com.
Each L2L program is tailored to suit the particular needs of schools and community partners, so the scope of the program is determined by the School or Community Coordinator, in collaboration with their designated L2L Trainer. On average, elementary schools have 10-15 tutors involved in each L2L program, while secondary schools have 15-25 tutors involved. Each of these tutors usually supports 1 peer.
L2L Community Coordinators have a passion for learning and for helping others, are creative problem solvers, and believe that all youth can succeed under the right conditions. This role is open to anyone on staff at a community organization that runs L2L programs. If you are interested in becoming a L2L Community Coordinator, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.