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Tutoring, Summer Programs, Clinics and More at Partners for Learning

Our goal is to form a working partnership among students, parents, and schools in Winnipeg. We work with students in all grades who require remedial as well as enrichment supports. Not only do we do assessments, but we create individual programs, offer one-on-one instruction, consultation and much more. Give us a call today and get your child back in the flow with Partners for Learning in Winnipeg.


Tutoring During the School Year

We have one-on-one tutoring sessions that occur on a weekly basis. Some children attend once per week while others attend more frequently, depending on a number of factors. This decision is made in collaboration with parents.


What We Do in Winnipeg

At Partners for Learning in Winnipeg, we provide:

  • In-depth clinical assessment of student's learning strengths and weaknesses and achievement levels.
  • Individual designed instructional programs.
  • One-on-one instruction for students in Kindergarten through grade 12 in all subject areas.
  • Consultations with schools regarding programming and instructional strategies.
  • Referrals to psychologists, social workers, and speech and language pathologists, if required.


Summer Programs at Partners for Learning

Research strongly suggests that students regress over the summer months and can lose as much as 30 per cent of what they learned throughout the school year. This becomes a serious problem for children who are already behind academically. Summer instruction will boost self-confidence and enable students to begin to see themselves as successful learners. This is accomplished through one-on-one and small group remedial instruction where students learn the necessary skills and strategies to facilitate their learning. Summer is the best time for your child to catch up. These programs include:

  • Reading and Writing Clinic for students experiencing difficulties with reading and writing - Grades 1 – 3 & Grades 4 – 6.
  • Math Skills Program for children struggling with key components of the New Manitoba curriculum - Grades 1 – 3, Grades 4 – 6 & Grades 7 – 8.
  • Study Skills Instruction for Middle Years Students - Grades 5 – 8.
  • One-On-One instruction during July & August - Grade 1 – 8. Individual programming in all subjects.
  • Senior Years Writing Program - Grades 9 – 12.


Assessments with Partners for Learning

An assessment is needed to identify learning problems and achievement levels in Language Arts or Math. This diagnostic information is essential in developing an appropriate instructional plan of action for a child. An informal assessment can include reading, writing, spelling, math or a combination of subjects. The assessment will enable us to identify a child's current reading level, as well as problems related to decoding words, comprehension skills and strategies, written language and spelling.


Formal assessments are also available and require more time to administer. Cognitive testing can provide valuable information especially if a learning problem exists. Tests include insights related to a child's aptitude for learning, perceptual processes, language and memory skills. All formal assessments include a written report that analyzes test results and provides specific program goals and instructional recommendations. Each type of assessment is followed by a parental meeting to discuss the results and to create an instructional plan of action.

Our Individualized Program

Many parents choose the option for tutoring once their child has been assessed at Partners for Learning. An individualized program is created for each child's particular learning needs. Students with difficulties in word recognition, for example, will require instruction and guided practice with specific skills and strategies in this component of the reading process. Other children may need supports in developing their thinking abilities such as identifying the main idea and pertinent supporting information from written text. A well-designed instructional program includes specific goals to be developed along with skills and strategies to be taught using appropriate materials. An effective program also includes regular and ongoing evaluation and program adjustments as needed.


Go One-on-One with Our Teachers

During the school year, all students at Partners for Learning work one-on-one with the same teacher who has been selected to complement each child's personality and learning style. All teachers are certified by the province of Manitoba and have teaching experience in the classroom or in resource. Teachers are also selected for their area of specialty. Some are early years’ teachers. Some are math or science specialists while others have expertise with middle years’ students and subjects. Once a student and teacher have been matched, the teacher implements the program designed for that student.


Consult with Our Clinician

The reading clinician is regularly involved in consultations with schools within Winnipeg as well as throughout Manitoba. These consultative services provide schools with opportunities to discuss diagnostic insights, instructional strategies, program planning and prioritizing for children with challenging learning problems.


Partnerships

The ‘Partners’ in Partners for Learning reflects our philosophy for a strong collaboration involving parents, the school personnel, other professionals as well as Partners for Learning. A child’s ability to succeed academically is greatly enhanced when everyone is “on the same page.” This then, necessitates effective and ongoing communication in this partnership.

Reading and Writing Clinic

The Reading and Writing Clinic is designed for students from grades 1 – 3 & 4 – 6 who are struggling with their reading and writing skills. These students are often not working at grade level. The focus of this clinic is remedial instruction in reading, writing and spelling. During the three-week period, students participate in 35 hours of individual instruction (2 1/2 hours daily). Many of our students call this clinic "Reading Camp".


Daily one-on-one and small group instruction is provided by certified teachers. A written report is provided at the end of the clinic.

Math Skills Program

The Math Skills Program is designed for students in grades 1 – 3, grades 4 – 6 and grades 7 – 8 who are struggling with components of the math curriculum. These students are often not working at grade level. The focus of the program is remedial instruction and guided practice including basic operations, number facts and problem solving strategies. Programs will be individualized to include specific needs of each student. Students will be part of a group for grades 1 – 3, grades 4 – 6 and grades 7 – 8.


During the two-week period, students will participate in 15 hours of remedial instruction (1 1/2 hours daily).


Please contact us for further details.


Study Skills Program

The Study Skills Program is designed for Middle Years students in grades 5 – 8 who are struggling with time management, organizational skills and test taking strategies. These students are often unable to complete assignments, keep to deadlines or study effectively.


The focus of this instructional program is to provide an overview of the following skills and strategies:

  • Reading to understand and remember
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Studying / test taking techniques
  • Organizational and time management strategies

During the four day period, students participate in eight hours of instruction, (2 hours daily) which will show them that effective studying is more than just the memorization of facts. We show them that true learning involves comprehension as well as the ability to transfer knowledge to print.


One-On-One instruction during July & August

An informal assessment is required for all students attending Partners for Learning. This diagnostic assessment identifies current achievement levels along with specific areas of strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, spelling or mathematics. An individualized remedial program is then designed for each student to develop essential skills and strategies within a learning environment that fosters on-going opportunities for success.


Parents have an opportunity to discuss the assessment results and the one-on-one tutoring schedule that suits the student's needs. Parents will receive a written confirmation of the dates and times for tutoring.


Please contact us for further details.


Senior Years Writing Program

The Senior Years Writing Program is designed for students at the senior years’ level who wish to improve their grades requiring extended writing and who wish to prepare for post-secondary courses that involve writing.


Effective writing during the senior years requires proficiency with various components of the writing process. A skilled writer demonstrates ability in:

  • Generating and organizing ideas.
  • Comprehending instruction and remaining on topic.
  • Building and using a rich vocabulary.
  • Using traditional words and logical connections to clarify and enhance thesis.
  • Utilizing higher level thinking skills to create an articulate, comprehensible essay.


Students will have an opportunity to learn about the above components for writing and will have guided time for practice. Give us a call today to learn more about the educational services we have to offer in Winnipeg.


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