Education: Friends of Simon tutoring project

SFU students are at it again–lending a hand in the community, that is.

Recently, the United Way of the Lower Mainland featured the Friends of Simon tutoring project on their website, highlighting a community based partnership between them and Simon Fraser University’s Education department. Budding teachers from SFU are hired on as literacy tutors in their local communities to help children (especially those who are new to the country) engage in learning and get ahead in language and literacy.

While this program has been touted as positive for the young children involved, it has also impacted the lives of the tutors who support them. Read about one such tutor’s experience in the community here.