Children in grades 3 – 7 are able to attend the Mentoring With Math sessions each week for 90 minutes. For the first part of the session, they will use a variety of techniques based on the principles of the JUMP Math numeracy program to encourage an understanding and love of math. The second part of each weekly session will encourage students in the program to interact with one another through a number of games and activities. This program is designed for children struggling with math concepts at or below their grade level.
Who tutors the children in the program?
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver screens and trains volunteers to be the children’s’ tutors. They are not professional tutors but are typically people who have a desire to support children in their community. They are only available for assistance during the 90-minute program session. All Volunteers go through Big Brothers’ screening and training process before joining the program.
Interested in joining the program?
Children in the program must be able to demonstrate a need for academic assistance in math at their grade level and not be able to access any other academic enrichment programs. If you’re interested in enrolling your child or being a math mentor in this program, please fill out the form below.
The program is based on JUMP Math which is a numeracy program. It is dedicated to enhancing the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. The REACH Community Fund helps Canadian non-profit and charitable community organizations that deliver tutoring or mentoring, homework clubs, and schools that have a community volunteer program for tutoring outside of the classroom. REACH provides students with JUMP Math workbooks, tutor guides, and tutor training at no cost to approved tutoring programs. Our Mentoring with Math program is in partnership with SFU Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre, Sunset Community Centre in Vancouver, and North Burnaby Neighbour House.
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Mentoring Coordinator, Crystal Lau at 604-506-3921 or Crystal.Lau@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Mentoring Coordinator, Madison Warren at 604-209-5333 or Madison.Warren@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca