KFPL launches free online tutoring program for tweens and teens

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Senior elementary school and middle school students will have access to a virtual tutoring and homework support program through Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, KFPL will launch In It to Win It, a virtual tutoring and homework drop-in developed in collaboration with Kingston and Frontenac teens in order to support Kingston and Frontenac tweens and teens.

Every Wednesday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., upper-year secondary student volunteers will provide online tutoring to Grade 7 and 8 students, as well as older teens requiring special academic support, KFPL said in a release dated Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Under the supervision of a KFPL programmer, volunteer tutors will work one-on-one, or with small subject groups, to mentor and motivate emerging learners in various subjects. Whether a student needs support in English, French, Math, Science, or History, In It to Win It can help them.

“This youth-led initiative establishes a welcoming virtual space for Kingston and Frontenac youth who are struggling to succeed during the pandemic”, remarked KFPL’s Teen and New Adult Librarian, Graeme Langdon. “Through In It to Win It, tweens and teens receive free and friendly academic support from their fellow students.”

This program will take place over the library’s Zoom account. Interested students must register online and will need access to an Internet-enabled computer with a web cam and microphone.

Those interested in participating in In It to Win It as a student can register online through the library’s Programs and Events Calendar at www.kfpl.ca or by contacting Graeme Langdon at 613-549-8888 x. 3527 or [email protected].

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