Trainer Hub

The L2L Program provides students with training to help them develop the skills they need to effectively support, and tutor their peers. One of the fundamental components of the program is the L2L Trainers.

The L2L Team includes over 30 Trainers, each with over 25 years of experience as teachers, and administrators in the Canadian public education system.

What do L2L Trainers do?

As the faces of the L2L Program in the schools, L2L Trainers are key members of the L2L Team. They deliver L2L Tutor Training, oversee the implementation of tutoring sessions, lead review sessions, and collaborate with the School Coordinators to ensure the success of the program. L2L Trainers are volunteers who receive an honorarium for their work.

Profile of L2L Trainer

All Trainers must have an Ontario College of Teachers Certificate, or its equivalent.
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.
Relevant experience includes classroom teaching, positions in school leadership, leadership development training, knowledge of Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles and Mindsets.
The workload of an L2L Trainer depends on the amount of school projects taken. You can expect to be able to schedule school visits with some flexibility to accommodate travel and other social commitments. However, it is not possible to hold a full-time position with another organization and be a Trainer with L2L. We will therefore not consider someone who plans to take on a long-term occasional role in a school, for example.

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Frequently asked questions

The L2L program model is simple and flexible, which makes it easily adaptable to suit the particular needs of any given school. The following 4 core elements are common to every school:

  • 2-3 tutor training sessions with an L2L trainer
  • 10 hours of one-on-one peer-tutoring sessions
  • Group review and debrief meetings between L2L tutors and trainers after intervals of 3, 6 and 10 tutoring sessions
  • Final celebration and certificate distribution ceremony

L2L programming can start at various points during the school year. The latest recommended start date for an L2L program is January for elementary schools, and February for semestered secondary schools. With 2-3 training sessions for tutors, at least 10 of peer-tutoring sessions, 3 mid-program review meetings, a final review meeting, and celebration, each L2L program takes at least a couple months from start to finish.

The most important thing to consider when planning and scheduling an L2L school program is what will work in the specific context of a school. Some schools will want to support a particular grade with tutoring leading up to a provincial test; some schools may want to offer the program to students who want to boost their grades before applying for college or university; and some schools will want to engage with L2L on an ongoing basis all year to provide general support for all students.

Each L2L program is tailored to suit the particular needs of our schools, so the scope of the program is determined by the School Coordinator, in collaboration with their designated L2L Trainer. On average, elementary schools usually have 10-15 tutors involved in L2L programming, while secondary schools usually have 15-20 tutors involved. Each of these tutors usually supports 1 peer.

If you are at a school with an L2L program, speak with your School Coordinator about how to get involved. L2L tutors should be academically strong, but do not need to be at the top of their class. 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 an L2L Tutor. If your school does not offer L2L, but you think it should, contact us at info@l2l.ca

Tutors are usually a couple grades ahead of their peers, but there are also in some cases in which L2L programs are set up with tutors and peers in the same grade.

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