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One to one tutoring offered

A popular and affordable tutoring program is coming to Langley next month.

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) has offered one to one tutoring in Surrey since 1999.

The program is offered in Surrey at Janice Churchill School, 8226 – 146 Street and in Langley at Douglas Park Community School, 5409 – 206 Street. The program is also offered during the summer and fall.

The spring program runs from Feb.  4 to May 23. Students attend for one hour sessions, twice a week after school.

After a free reading assessment, the child will be matched with a specially-trained tutor who works under the direction of an experienced certified teacher, using strategies developed to help the child with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder or any child who is behind in reading or writing.

A child does not have to be diagnosed as having a learning disability to attend the tutoring program. It is recommended to parents that they register early for the best availability of times, and to book the reading assessment.

At least 10 to 15 per cent of the population has learning disabilities.

Some partial subsidies are available courtesy of the CKNW Orphans Fund and   through a City of Langley grant for families in financial need. For more information, see www.ldafs.org or call 604-591-5156.

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