Middle school tutoring and mentoring

This program pairs UNB student volunteers with youth from Grades 6 to 8 at the local Crescent Valley Resource Centre.

During the school year, UNB Saint John tutors spend over an hour a week providing educational support, assist students in homework completion (including French immersion) and mentor those without homework in areas of digital literacy.

Mentoring and tutoring provide valuable advantages:

  • Enhanced academic support: These initiatives offer personalized assistance with schoolwork, homework, and test preparation, resulting in improved academic performance and a deeper grasp of subjects.
  • Boosted confidence: The one-on-one guidance from mentors or tutors can significantly increase a child's self-assurance in their academic abilities, fostering greater belief in their skills.
  • Individualized learning experience: Mentors and tutors can adapt their teaching methods to match the specific needs and learning styles of individual students, ensuring they receive the necessary support and direction.
  • Development of effective study habits: These programs impart essential study skills, time management, and organizational techniques, which grow in importance as students progress through middle school.
  • Emotional assistance: Mentors often serve as positive role models, providing emotional support and guidance on social and emotional challenges that adolescents may encounter.

Tutoring and mentoring sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. through the Fall and Winter semesters (with a few extra minutes for setup and cleanup). UNB volunteers provide youth with positive role models, as well as academic and social support. UNB Saint John volunteers gain hands-on experience and build meaningful connections in the community.

Crescent Valley Resource Centre

The (CVRC) is committed to supporting families and individuals facing life's challenges, particularly those dealing with low incomes and social isolation. Located in Crescent Valley, Anglin Drive, and surrounding areas, CVRC serves around 400 families. They provide accessible and inclusive programs that promote self-sufficiency and encourage healthier lifestyles.

CVRC actively engages residents in decision-making, collaborates with partners to empower those in low-income neighbourhoods and offers a range of free programs for various demographics. These programs cover literacy, summer camps, health and wellness, and food security, addressing critical issues in the community.

The Promise Partnership is proud to partner with this organization in supporting youth.

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