Volunteer Tutor Program

Nanaimo Campus

Free tutoring is offered to students enrolled in the following programs:

  • ABE (Adult Basic Education);
  • Literacy courses up to intermediate levels;
  • FNFS (Foundations for Success Program);
  • AUBP (Aboriginal University Bridging Program);
  • WEST (Workplace Essential Skills and Training); and
  • First year University courses

Students are referred by faculty, staff or self-referral. The intake process involves completing a Tutor Request form and meeting with the Volunteer Tutor Coordinator to ensure the best fit for the student’s academic needs. A minimum of 3 hours of tutoring per week is provided, and location can be on or off campus. Receiving support from a tutor provides the student with confidence building and strengthens skills for success in their academic pursuits.

Tutors are dedicated and motivated community members who have professional experience working with students in an academic environment, or who are skilled in subject matter relating to the ACP programs. Tutors can be retired professors or university students as well.

If you are interested in joining a great team of volunteer tutors (and receive free on campus parking, tutor training, ongoing support where needed, and tea at the coordinator’s office!), please contact Kathy Smith at 250-753-3245, Ext. 2921, or email Kathy.Smith@viu.ca for more information or to set up a meeting to complete the Tutor application form. (A criminal record check is also required at a minimal cost.)

Rodney and Gilaine, Volunteer Tutors, Nanaimo

Interested in becoming a volunteer tutor?

We welcome volunteers to support our adult learners and offer tutor training free of charge. For more information, contact Kathy Smith at
250-753-3245, Ext. 2921 or Kathy.Smith@viu.ca

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