Mentoring with Math is an 8-week program for students in grades 3-7 who are struggling with math concepts at or below their grade level. Each Mentoring With Math session is 90 minutes, made up of two parts. During the first half of the session, students are mentored using a variety of techniques based on the principles of the JUMP Math numeracy program to encourage an understanding and love of math. In the latter half of each session, students are encouraged to interact with one another through games and activities designed to encourage fun and socialization with peers. Through a safe, fun, and positive environment, students look forward to working together to learn and apply their math skills.
Who tutors the children in the program?
Mentoring with Math volunteer mentors are fully screened adult volunteers who are trained to provide math tutor support by Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. The mentors are not professional tutors, but volunteers who enjoy math and have a desire to support the children in our community. The volunteer mentors support the students only during program delivery, and personal contact information is not exchanged.
Interested in joining the program?
This program supports children with a demonstrated need for academic assistance in math at their grade level and those who would not otherwise be able to access any other math tutor program. Please only apply below if your child fits this criterion.
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. 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:
In Burnaby and for Virtual Mentoring:
- Mentoring Coordinator, Crystal Lau at 604-506-3921 or Crystal.Lau@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
- Mentoring Coordinator, Kiran Deol at 604-364-8022 or Kiran.Deol@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
- Mentoring Coordinator, Madison Warren at 604-209-5333 or Madison.Warren@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca