Does your child need a tutor?

Free assessments at Surrey-based Learning Disabilities Association on Sept. 24.

  • Sep. 22, 2012 5:00 a.m.
Does your child need a tutor?

For parents of children aged six to 14 who struggle with acquiring reading, comprehension, spelling and writing skills, finding affordable after-school tutoring is a challenge.

The Learning Disabilities Association – Fraser South Chapter (LDAFS) helps address this need by offering one to one tutoring in Surrey at Janice Churchill Elementary, 8226 146 St. and also in Langley, at Douglas Park Community School, 5409 206 St.

Your child will be tutored by a specially trained tutor who works under the direction of an experienced special education teacher using strategies developed to help the child with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder or any child who is behind in reading or writing.  However, a child does not have to be diagnosed as having a learning disability to attend the tutoring program.

At least 10 to 15 per cent of the population has learning disabilities, many have difficulty learning to read and write but remain undiagnosed and not remediated.  LDAFS programs are designed to help these children by providing early intervention at an affordable fee.  In addition, some partial subsidies may be available courtesy of the CKNW Orphan’s Fund for families in financial need.

Tutoring is available from Oct. 1 to Dec. 13 and students attend for one hour sessions twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays after-school.  Please register early for the best availability of times and to book a free reading evaluation.

Free assessments area available Sept. 24.

LDAFS also offers seminars and workshops for parents and educators.  Upcoming events include a Supporting your Child’s Special Education workshop on Oct. 13  and Teaching to the Brain: Providing brain-based differentiated instruction to accommodate students with learning difficulties and disabilities presented by Dr. James B. Hale, PhD, MEd.

More information is available at www.ldafs.org

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Corner of Fraser Highway and 152 Street traffic camera. (Surrey Cosmos)
One dead after targeted shooting in Surrey

Incident took place near shopping complex at the corner of 152 Street and Fraser Highway

Items collected from last year’s Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed file photo)
Ocean Park Food Drive expands, open to residents south of 32 Avenue

Homeowners south of 32 Avenue and west of 160 Street encouraged to put donations on doorstep

(Black Press Media files)
‘Potentially damaging’ winds expected in Metro Vancouver

Wind is expected to pick up late Sunday night

An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)
Community Connections: Gordie Hogg speaks with Kathy McIntyre

Former mayor, MP began posting conversations on YouTube in June

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

A B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 moves a stretcher outside an ambulance at Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Top doctor urges Canadians to limit gatherings as ‘deeply concerning’ outbreaks continue

Canada’s active cases currently stand at 63,835, compared to 53,907 a week prior

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A airport worker is pictured at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada extends COVID restrictions for non-U.S. travellers until Jan. 21 amid second wave

This ban is separate from the one restricting non-essential U.S. travel

Langley RCMP issued a $2,300 fine to the Riverside Calvary church in Langley in the 9600 block of 201 Street for holding an in-person service on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, despite a provincial COVID-19 related ban (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Updated: Langley church fined for holding in-person Sunday service

Calvary church was fined $2,300 for defying provincial order

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a shooting on Adair Avenue on Saturday night. (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)
Drive-by shooting in Abbotsford targeted home with young children, police say

Investigators believe home was mistakenly targeted by assailants

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
B.C. care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

Most Read