PEER TUTORING 12 YIPS-2BTUT
Prerequisite: Permission from Counsellor
This course is
designed to provide senior students with experience in helping grade 8 or 9
students in academic or elective areas.
Under the supervision of a teacher, the student tutors are given an
orientation to tutoring before placement.
Area of placement is decided cooperatively by and administrator,
counsellor, SDC teacher and student, and includes English, Math, Social Studies
and Science classes as well as elective courses. Student tutors may work in the
Skills Development Centre, Special Education classes and Alternative Education
programs, or homework club. All
placements are made initially on an on-trial basis. The student tutors work on a one-to-one or
small group basis in one block. This
course offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a
career in the teaching profession, social work or related careers.
Grade 12 student in good standing, recommendation of administration
This course is designed
to involve students in a variety of service activities in the school. These may include assisting teachers in any
subject area in the school, or functioning as assistants in the office or
library. Community Service 11 emphasizes
the development of skills and attitudes which are significant in educational
achievement and career development.
This course has
been developed to support and encourage peer mentoring to incoming Grade 8
students. It will encourage senior students
to explore the richness and diversity of various cultures and strengthen the
morale/relationships among students. As
a culmination, students will reflect on their new and existing relationships
through the various planned group events and contact they undergo throughout
the school year with their assigned Grade 8 groups. Learning outcomes for the course are grouped
under the curriculum organizers:
personal and social responsibility, social and cultural issues,
analysis, and creation. Students are
given the opportunity for self and peer assessment in each of the nine
units. Part of the course involves
training for the Grade 8 orientation day.
Students are selected for this course and must hand in an application.