Aspire Tutoring (Grades 2-6)

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Aspire is the recipient of the 2012 Community-Based Program of the Year, awarded by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP). In 2014, Aspire was named by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as a program in line with their six foundational principles of community safety.

What? Why?
Aspire is a no-fee, high quality, after-school tutoring program for children in grades 2-6, provided for students living in priority neighbourhoods in Mississauga who have an academic and economic need. Along with tutoring, the program offers learning journeys where students attend virtual events to connect with one another and their tutors outside of our classrooms! Aspire closes opportunity gaps in education by providing a foundation for success in school. By improving academic achievement and building peer relationships, Aspire helps students reach their full potential. Students who love school are less likely to drop out of school and to engage in criminal activities. Parents of Aspire not only reported improved academic grades and social skills but also reported having increased quality time with their children due to faster homework completion.
Aspire students are paired with a volunteer tutor (high school, college/university student, or retiree) who meet once a week, after school in a virtual classroom which features an online whiteboard for real-time collaboration. The one-hour sessions are structured using our Ontario curriculum-based worksheets which cover key subtopics in math and language arts.
Tutoring sessions are offered on Mondays-Fridays from 3-6pm and children are matched with a tutor who is a good fit for them. Once the math and language arts worksheets have been completed, we teach students about good citizenship using our Counter-Act worksheets.
Aspire is currently serving students living in the following neighbourhoods:

South-East Mississauga

  • Forest Ridge, 3420 The Collegeway (Winston Churchill and The Collegeway)
  • Arbour Mill, 3023 Parkerhill Road (Hurontario and Dundas)
  • Ashworth Square Co-op, 3180 Kirwin Avenue (Hurontario and Dundas)
  • Erin Court Co-op, 1900 North Sheridan Way (Erin Mills and the QEW)
  • Bella Vista Place, 30 Hanson Road (Hurontario and Central Parkway W.)
  • Springfield Gardens, 3570-3590 Colonial Drive (Winston Churchill and The Collegeway)

North-West Mississauga

  • Britannia Glen Co-op, 5995 Glen Erin Drive (Glen Erin and Britannia)
  • Angela’s Place, 45 Glenn Hawthorne Boulevard (Hurontario and Bristol)
  • Barbertown Co-op, 100 Acorn Place (Hurontario and Eglinton)
  • Gardenview Court, 20 Ceremonial Dr. (Hurontario and Ceremonial)
  • Ridgewood Court, 7340-7350 Goreway Drive (Goreway and Morning Star)
  • Camille’s Place, 4983 Rathkeale Road (Creditview and Eglinton)
  • Creditvale Mills, 1535-1555 South Parade Court (Creditview and Eglinton)

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