Literacy and Essential Skills

Learners meet one-on-one with tutors weekly throughout the year, focusing on skills necessary for them to achieve their personal, educational or employment goals. These include reading, writing, document use and numeracy.

When I first came to LU, I was nervous. I wanted to learn to read and write to take care of myself. Now I don’t get nervous. LU has helped me change the way I feel in my everyday life. ~ Literacy Learner

Computer and Digital Technology

Learners work one-on-one with tutors to develop basic computer and digital technology skills. The program is divided into four modules: Computer Basics, Word Processing, Internet and Email. In addition, some tutoring pairs incorporate tablets and other mobile devices into their tutoring sessions.

The ease of learning surprised me. One-on-one is better than groups. The scope of the Internet is amazing. I never knew how entertaining the Internet is and how much is available. ~ Computer Learner

Continuing Education Support

Specially trained tutors assist adult students, enrolled in Continuing Education programs with the Lester B. Pearson School Board, in successfully completing their studies.

  • Study Skills Tutoring Program – adult students work with tutors one-on-one and in small groups to develop study skills
  • Classroom Tutoring Program – adult students work with tutors one-on-one, in small groups and in the classroom to develop literacy skills

One student I worked with most of this term told me she did not like to write or did not know how to get started. As the weeks went by, she went from one or two sentences to a full page of quite personal stories. ~ Classroom Tutor