75 Charles Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1K5
Residence close to the University of Toronto
St. George (U of T downtown) Campus
WEEKdays Educational Programs
WEEKdays (Women Encouraging Excellence in Kids)
WEEKdays Tutoring Program
Our tutoring program runs yearly from September to June. Our tutors are young women recruited from local universities and colleges. They are trained to tutor and provide homework support for high school girls, helping them to improve their grades and/or open doors to better post-secondary opportunities. The university women also serve as role models for high school girls.
Tutoring sessions are held in-person at Kintore College on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
When I applied to tutor younger students that might need some help or guidance throughout their semesters, I thought it was a perfect opportunity for giving back to the society. Tutoring not only made me proud of sharing my knowledge, but also gave me an eye opening experience of feeling the happiness when seeing my tutee improve and find the joy in learning. I am excited to continue on this rewarding experience.
My time with these students taught me how to connect with youth using a variety of communication methods. WEEKdays does a good job of ensuring tutors taught the subjects they requested.
I want to volunteer with WEEKdays because it seems to embody many things that I value; friendships, education, trust, and hard work. Also the volunteers of this program are what I want to strive to be: a caring role model who makes a difference in someone else's life.
WEEKdays is a great place to be comfortable and ask questions. The tutors are awesome. They are dedicated and will help you until you understand it, even if it takes you a long time. I got along with my tutor very well. It wasn't all about math and science. I had fun too.