Free Help with Learning

Volunteer Tutor Program for Canadian and ESL Learners

Canadian Learners

Adults who are 19 and over can work with a free volunteer tutor once a week to achieve a learning goal. This goal could range from improving basic reading, writing, or math skills, to learning to use computers or tablets. Most tutor and learner matches are one to one, but we sometimes offer group sessions. We also run basic computer classes for seniors based on volunteer availability. Tutors are available to work alongside learners who are in upgrading classes or working towards their Adult Dogwood.

Tutors have access to a wide variety of teaching materials available through our lending library. The library can be viewed here.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact program coordinator Corinne Vooys at volunteertutors@chilliwacklearning.com.

Free training sessions for volunteer tutors are usually held each spring and fall.

Funding generously provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

English Second Language Services

Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one and small group classes for adults whose first language is not English. Everyone is welcome: visitors, temporary workers, international students, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens. Opportunities include:

  • evening conversation circles at the Chilliwack and Sardis libraries
  • a weekly class for high beginners
  • a weekly afternoon class in a Rosetta Stone computer lab
  • and more.

For further information email ESL Coordinator Janet Les at esl@chilliwacklearning.com.

If you are a native English speaker and interested in meeting newcomers, and helping them learn English and settle in Chilliwack, we welcome your inquiries. See the ESLSAP video for inspiration!

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Money for Living

Have you wondered how to manage your money better, how mortgages work, how to avoid or get out of debt or about any other money topics? Whatever money questions you have, we are here to give you the information and skills you need to work toward your own financial goals.

The Money for Living program will help you learn through one-to-one tutoring or group workshops. And there’s no need to share your personal financial information if you choose not to; we use ready-made examples to show the various skills and tools.

Contact Barbara Miller at  financialliteracy@chilliwacklearning.com or 604-799-4492 to get started.

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