skills boost

Skills Boost Tutoring

The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan provides tutoring services by qualified teachers and literacy tutors for children and youth. These students may have gaps in their learning or may be working below their grade level. Kids who read…succeed! See more details about all our programs (including some NEW UPDATES) below!

For more information contact our Skills Boost Coordinator

After School Reading Program

The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan provides an After-School Reading Program at five Vernon elementary schools:

Mission Hill
Silver Star
J.W. Inglis

The program is designed for Grade 2 and 3 students who are reading below grade level and runs from October until March. These students are referred to the program by School District 22 teaching staff.

If you are interested in being part of this program as a paid certified teacher or a volunteer please contact the coordinator for more information.

after school reading program

New! Learning Centre at the People Place

We have expanded our space to accommodate a Learning Centre in Room 302 at the People Place. We will offer private tutoring, small group reading programs, workshops, summer camps, and other learning supports for children, families, and adults. We specialize in primary and intermediate reading support (math to follow at a later date); secondary reading, and some secondary academic subjects based on tutor availability.

Register now for the small group reading program!

If your child is in grade 2-4 and needs reading support, we highly recommend this program. Qualified teachers and tutors work in groups of 8 students to boost reading skills and confidence. It works! $320 per term includes a healthy snack.

Fall Term (16 sessions): October 23 to December 13, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3- 4:30 pm.

Winter Term (16 sessions); January 15 to March 7, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 – 4:30 pm.

If you have an interest and experience in helping students, ask us about volunteer opportunities!

Private Tutoring

If you are interested in private tutoring for your child, please fill out and send the registration form below. Rate: $40 per hour.

Financial Assistance Available!

We are a registered charity and strive to accommodate all budgets. Financial assistance is available thanks to our generous donors and granting organizations! For more information please contact our Program Coordinator.

Consider making the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan your "charity of choice".

We provide charitable tax receipts and appreciate donations in any amount.