Why do students sign up for tutoring?

Here are examples of what motivates students at Kingston Literacy:


  • I’m looking for work and I want to improve my chances.
  • I’ve been promoted and soon I’ll be expected to write work reports.
  • I’m learning about computers – can’t avoid them any more.


  • Shopping wouldn’t be so stressful if I could do math better.
  • I want to give my children help with their homework.
  • I want to get my driver’s licence.


  • I plan to take a college course but I know my reading skills are rusty.
  • I’d like to get my grade 12 diploma so I’m going to brush-up on the basics first.
  • I’m preparing to sit the GED – and get a high school equivalency certificate.



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