Summer Literacy Tutor

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Summer Literacy Tutor
  • Nom de l’organisme : Brantford Public Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Brantford, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-19 à 2017-08-25 (10 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,50 $

Brantford is a city of approximately 95,000 located on the Grand River in south-western Ontario. The City's main economic base has shifted from industrial production of farm equipment to a more diversified economic base including small to medium scale manufacturing and service industries. In 1999 Wilfrid Laurier University opened a satellite campus in Brantford which has now grown to a student population of almost 3,000. Laurier Brantford also enjoys partnerships with Nipissing University and Conestoga College.

The Brantford Public Library has played a key role in post secondary development in our community. In a unique partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, our agency houses the WLU collection, and provides the university and its partners Nipissing University and Conestoga College, with library service.

Position: Summer Literacy Tutor

Location: Brantford Public Library

173 Colborne Street

Brantford, ON N3T 2G8

Wage: $12.50/hr

Duration: June 19 - August 25, 2017

Work week: 35 hours per week (this may include one evening a week and Saturdays)


The ideal candidate for this position should be pursuing post-secondary studies in the fields of education, child development or children's literature.

Literacy Tutors for Summer Read On and Summer Reading Program

Tutors promote the Summer Reading Program to area teachers, children, partnership agencies and parents. The tutors select suggested reading material for children, and participate in weekend and evening shifts to staff the Summer Reading Program report desk. Children will tell the tutors about the books they have read. The tutor will listen and discuss the book with the child. The tutor will distribute incentives to the child for reading and reporting. Tutors keep participation and reading statistics and prepare evaluation report at end of summer comparing objectives with goals.

Key Responsibilities:

- review programs goals and objectives and liaise with teachers and parents;

- register children in the program;

- contact teachers of children enrolled in the program to help with initial evaluation;

- evaluate reading levels of participants and select reading materials;

- tutor children requiring help in reading, math and French (Grades 2 to 6) in one-to-one sessions, for one hour per day over a 2-week period;

- participate in daily meetings with peer tutors and supervisor;

- maintain participation statistics and prepare evaluation report at the end of summer.

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