Klitsa Tutoring seeks to provide an accepting, progressive tutoring service for all academic learners by encouraging individual success through a learner-centred teaching approach.
Our vision is to build a literate, healthy, and sustainable community.
Klitsa Tutoring was established in 2011 as a response to community need for a tutoring service to enhance the academic goals of the youth of the Alberni Valley.
Klitsa Tutoring is located in the Literacy Alberni building and is a program overseen by Literacy Alberni's Board of Directors. Lesley Wright has been the Program Coordinator for Klitsa Tutoring since November 2011.
We have community partners who contact us from time to time, or contract with us to help learners that are under the umbrella of their community role. These community partners are:
Ascend Online Alberni Valley Employment Centre Autism Funding Branch BC Online School
Heritage Christian Online School Hupacasath First Nation Huu-ay-aht First Nation INEO
ICBC Literacy Alberni Society Malahat Nation Ministry of Children and Family Development
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council School District 70 SelfDesign Learning Community
SNAP for DL Learners Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Tseshaht First Nation USMA WorkSafe BC
In the past eight years, Klitsa Tutoring has grown to include academic support for learners of every age. From intervention for emergent readers and understanding early Math concepts, to support for adult training programs and upgrading, we strive to provide the right tutor for the individual.
Collectively, our tutoring staff supports approximately 120 learners per school year, and provides more than 2500 tutoring hours to Alberni Valley students.
In 2015, we increased the range of expertise we sought in our tutors by recognizing certifications from other provinces and countries. For more information about our hiring policies, please see the Joining our Team or FAQ pages.
In January 2017, we started our Subsidized Tutoring Program to provide help with tutoring fees to make our services more accessible.
In May 2017, we were proud to award the first Klitsa Tutoring Bursaries to Alberni District Secondary School graduates Ryan Hines, T'yanna Laflamme, and Hannah Bilodeau. These bursaries are available to any former Klitsa student in their graduating year, and more information about applying can be sought from the Career Centre at ADSS.
In September of 2019, we launched our Grade 8 Homework Groups in recognition of the extra support and mentoring required to survive your first year of high school!
We hope to be able to report on further growth by joining with community partners over the next few months to make homework support groups wide-ranging and more accessible throughout the Alberni Valley.