Math Help is an extra help program offered jointly by the Math department and Student Success geared towards supporting students in Grades 9-11 to be successful in Mathematics. This program runs every Tuesday and Thursday until exam time. Tuesday sessions are in Room 3005; Thursday sessions are in Room 1008. The program runs from 12:15 pm to 12:54 pm and is an excellent opportunity for students to get Math assistance from a teacher or a BCSS peer tutor. Students can come with classmates to get their homework done, study or seek clarification on topics that they're not sure about. Students should speak with their Math teacher, Mr. Cheung or Ms. Fox for more information.
Peer Tutors is a student led service provided by Student Success. Developed to support academic achievement and to cultivate character development in our students, it is our hope that your child will take advantage of this complimentary service to enhance their knowledge and understanding in the subject with which they are having difficulty.
About the program
- Peer Tutors is a free service offered by Student Success to help increase the probability of student success.
- Tutoring sessions are held in supportive learning environments where students may receive help with homework, assignments, test preparation and general inquiries regarding the subject material.
- Students will be paired with a Peer Tutor who has successfully completed the course material they are helping your student with. Tutors are available in a variety of subjects, including Math, English, Science, History, Geography and French. Peer tutors are also available to assist with some senior level Maths and Sciences.
- Tutors have been provided with guidelines to help them be effective tutors and on ways to interact and work respectfully with their peers.
- Tutoring sessions ideally will take place during a student's ILIP period. Once students have been matched to a Peer Tutor, they are encouraged to seek support consistently so as to increase the likelihood that your student will experience success.
For more information, please contact Allison Fox, Student Success teacher, at (905)477-8503, ext. 1008.
Homework is described as those learning activities which are completed outside the normal classroom time and which purposefully support and provide practice for the in-school program. Our ILIP program will provide time to achieve some of these expectations. Each course has different expectations therefore, the time required to complete the homework will vary from approximately thirty minutes to two hours.
We encourage students to meet the following guidelines:
- Keep notes that are neat and complete
- Record the date for each new note
- Copy class notes from a classmate when absent
- Inform teacher of planned absences prior to the absence
- Complete all homework assigned and keep track of difficulties
- Seek extra help during class, before school, at lunch, or after school
- Attend all classes and actively participate in each lesson
- Maintain a calendar of evaluation dates and due dates
- Practice good time management in completing homework and assignments
- Make every effort to complete homework assignments to the best of one's ability by the due date and submit their homework to their teacher
- Recognize that attention to homework is essential to academic success and will impact overall performance
- Accept consequences if they do not complete homework
Parents may encourage completion of homework by:
- Providing a suitable environment for study
- Inquiring regularly about homework assigned
- Consulting the classroom teacher if problems or questions arise
Study Area at Home
Every student should have a designated area where homework and assignments are completed. This area should be equipped with all the necessary materials so that distractions can be minimized and the study time can be maximized. Teachers will be pleased to provide subject specific strategies to monitor student work at home. Parents are encouraged to monitor "homework computer time" to ensure that the time is spent in the manner intended. Parents are able to review the sites visited by accessing the "History" icon in the toolbar.