Authors: PEI Literacy Alliance
Collection: Learning Materials
The Summer Tutoring Program for Kids (STPK) in Prince Edward Island has been running for eight weeks every summer since 1998. The program, which is offered free of charge, gives children with reading difficulties a chance to maintain their literacy skills over the summer months and provides relevant summer employment for qualified students. Students in Grade 1 through 6 are referred to the program by resource teachers in their schools.
This document summarizes the delivery of the 2009 program, which saw 26 tutors working with 600 children in communities around the province. Some of the tutors worked specifically with French-speaking, French-immersion or English-as-a-Second-Language students. The authors outline the orientation process for tutors and explain how tutors contacted both school resource teachers and the libraries where the tutoring takes place.
The authors describe the program’s successes as well as the problems that arose and offer a series of recommendations for improvements.