Retired teachers volunteer in NTVIC After School Program

Barb Gordon, Barriere’s Learning and Literacy coordinator, says she is delighted the tutoring program at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre (NTVIC) is a great success.  

(Clockwise) Student Kaylee Nelson

(Clockwise) Student Kaylee Nelson

Barb Gordon, Barriere’s Learning and Literacy coordinator, says she is delighted the tutoring program at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre (NTVIC) is a great success.  

“Teachers, and parents of the children being tutored, have noticed a huge improvement,” Gordon stated, “The students do better at school and have more quality time with their parents at home.”

Currently there are five retired teachers tutoring in the program; Glen Andrews, Linda D’Entremont, Gai Conan, and Lynette Wood. It is expected several more may join the group in the coming spring.  The tutoring program is currently at capacity and occurs during the After School Program at NTVIC Tuesdays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

“One of the students involved in the program was recently heard to say ‘I didn’t know homework could be fun”,” said Gordon, “What a statement that is for this program.”