Tutors

Applications of Best Practices: Part 3 – Instructional Ideas for Tutors and Students of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This document is the third in a series presenting instructional ideas and materials for staff and tutors to use with students in Frontier College’s Independent Studies (IS) program. It provides material related to classes that have been added to the program.

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Applications of Best Practices: Part 2 – Teaching Notes for Tutors of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This document is part of a series of student-centred instructional resources designed to help volunteers with Frontier College’s Independent Studies (IS) program.

It presents a variety of common teaching methods and facilitation techniques designed to help tutors develop and reinforce their skills to better meet the learning needs of adult students. As well, there are suggestions for learning activities.

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Applications of Best Practices: A Syllabus for Tutors of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College – Part 1 (2003)

Independent Studies (IS) at Frontier College operates adult learning programs, aimed primarily at people with disabilities. This document offers an outline of the main points of the IS course of study.

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2014-04-29

Aboriginal literacy and essential skills pilot project: Tutor guide (2013)

This guide is one of the resources developed through the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) pilot project, carried out from 2010 to 2013. The goal of the project was to help First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a culturally learning vision and set of learning pathways.

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2014-01-30

When We Get Together: Yearbook 2013 (2013)

This document offers a collection of writings by students and friends of the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving Nova Scotia’s capital region.

Learner writings include personal stories, poetry, book reports, and short stories. One learner wrote about her life in Ethiopia, and another described a recent operation. Others wrote about families, hobbies, and places that are important to them.

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2013-11-04

Doing the maths: the training needs of numeracy tutors in Ireland, 2013 and beyond (2013)

This document outlines the findings of a study carried out by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and Institute of Technology, Tallaght (ITT) in Ireland to identify training needs among numeracy tutors working with adult learners in a number of settings.

More than 160 tutors completed a questionnaire for the study, which was carried out in 2012 and is based on a similar one undertaken in 2001.

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2013-09-10

Prior Learning and Literacy in Nova Scotia (2010)

The premise of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is that what a person knows and can do is more important than where or how he learned those things.

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2013-08-26

The LVQ Pilot Project 2010-2011 – A Summary (2011)

This document is part of a project undertaken by Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ) to develop a tool for measuring non-academic progress in adult literacy learners.

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2013-06-26

Gary Porter, Adult Learner [Video - 3:00] (2009)

On February 28, 2011, Laubach Literacy Ontario held its second annual Literacy Awareness Day at Queen’s Park, home of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, in Toronto.

This video, recorded that day, features an adult learner describing how he decided at the age of 40 to improve his literacy skills. Although he was successful in his job with the family business and owned a house, there was something missing from his life.

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2012-11-14

Arnie Stewart Award 2011 – Keith Allen [Video - 1:47] (2011)

The Arnie Stewart Individual Achievement Award is presented by Laubach Literacy Ontario at its annual conference.

The 2011 winner was not able to attend the conference, so he videotaped his acceptance speech, which was shared at the conference. In it, he thanks those who have helped him, including all his tutors, the people who nominated him for the award, and the North Bay Literacy Council.

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2012-08-31

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