“The Little Buddy has a special friend who visits them once a week and this can help with peer relationship development as well. Kids in these programs start seeing school as a more positive or happy place, which can enhance their enjoyment of school, and can even help with grades and attendance for some students.“
— Mentoring with Math Mentoring Coordinator
We want to extend our gratitude for your interest in volunteering for the Mentoring with Math program. We have had incredible interest from the community and the program is currently at full capacity. We are continuing to accept applications to volunteer for Mentoring with Math, however, please note that your application and interviews for Mentoring with Math will not commence until June 2021 in preparation for the Fall term.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
How does the program work?
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.
Who tutors the children in the program?
The volunteers 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 contact Danielle Olson, Site-Based Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 604-802-8839.
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.