Toronto District School Board

Tutors in the Classroom

The TDSB offers a Tutors in the Classroom project, a partnership between the TDSB and the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat of the Ministry of Education. Under this program, select schools are eligible to hire a tutor and these tutors receive a stipend for their service.

For more information, please contact 416 394-7264 or

Full time college and university students who want to make an ongoing commitment to an elementary school may be paid for their efforts. Individual schools are entitled to contract the services of a single tutor to assist students with improving their literacy and numeracy skills. Tutors are eligible to be paid for 100 hours of service at $10 per hour over the entire school year.

To be considered, you must:

  • Be a current full-time university or college student 
    (No graduate students or unemployed certified teachers or current TDSB employees are eligible)
  • Have completed a Police Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)

Application forms:
Letter to Principals
Checklist Summary
Methods of Finding Tutors
Tutor Application Form
Statement of Understanding
Tracking Form

Return completed application forms to:

Program Coordinator - Guidance
140 Borough Drive, 2nd Floor
Scarborough, ON M1P 4N6

Fax: 416-396-3417

Note: Please provide an active e-mail address, as most communication occurs electronically. The sooner the enclosed form is completed and returned as indicated, the sooner your school will be confirmed as approved.

IMPORTANT!  Provincial law dictates that a police reference check must be evidenced to the principal before the tutor assignment may begin. Information regarding this mandatory clearance is included in this package.



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