Toronto District School Board

Make a Difference: Become a Tutor/Mentor in a School

Tutors and mentors can make a significant contribution to the personal growth and academic development of our students. 

A single positive relationship with a trusted tutor or mentor can greatly impact a student’s self-esteem, learning skills, and confidence. It can also help establish a sense of purpose and hope for the future. Consider making that kind of difference in the lives of our students.  

All tutor activities for our schools are performed under the direct supervision of a teacher.  

These activities may include the following:
  • Working with groups of students requiring remediation 
  • Working with groups of students requiring enrichment 
  • Aiding teachers in the preparation of lesson plans
  • Assisting with technology in the library 
  • Helping students to prepare for competitions, such as Mathematics Leagues or the Science Olympics
  • Assisting students to prepare multi-media presentations
  • Organizing a mathematics, science or technology fair 
  • Familiarizing teachers and students with educational software
Community members who wish to volunteer must, like all TDSB employees, complete a Police Reference Check (which will include a vulnerable sector screening) and be cleared before they can tutor/mentor in any TDSB location or participate in activities with our students.
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