Dear Students and Parents,

   Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a great number of changes and uncertainty in our lives. One of them is adjusting to an online education format. To help this adjustment during such a stressful and uncertain time, Side by Side strives to support students’ online learning to the utmost ability. This tutoring program is open to students in the GTA area, grades K-12. 

   Side by Side is a non-profit, university student-run tutoring program, where university students will be offering free one-on-one online tutoring sessions. All the tutors are experienced in the subjects listed below, and they will be matched in accordance to the student’s needs and academic interests. 

   In terms of safety concerns, parents will be able to sit in during the online sessions. As well, parents will receive the tutor’s contact information ahead of time, and please feel free to either reach out to the tutor or us if you have any concerns. To ensure that Side by Side runs smoothly, we have a feedback form that you can fill at any time. This feedback form will be used to improve our program to deliver the best possible support for the students’ online tutoring. 

   Please fill out the form below to get started on your online tutoring journey, and we will reach out to you as soon as possible with a tutor match.

Thank you, 

Side by Side Team

1. Fill Out Signup Form

2. Get Paired with a Tutor

 

 

3. Book your Sessions

4. Achieve Greatness!

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Why Sign Up with Side by Side?

We can help you adjust to online learning

One-to-One online tutoring sessions per week to help you with homework questions/problems.

WE PAIR TUTORS ACCORDING TO SUBJECTS YOU NEED HELP IN

You have a say in what you to be tutored and how.

ALL TUTORS ARE TALENTED UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Tutors are from Ontario, USA, and UK universities who have experience in the subjects that they are tutoring in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligble to be tutored?

All K-12 students in Ontario are eligible for Side by Side Agency’s tutoring services.

What services are available?

Side by Side Agency’s tutoring service provides tutoring in all K-12 school subjects. We also offer tutoring for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, SSAT).

Additionally, Side by Side Agency offers a university mentorship program where undergraduate and graduate students will be mentoring high school students on their university/college preparation

What is the Side by Side mentorship program?

The mentorship program is a new initiative of the Side by Side Agency where students, specifically high school students, are paired with undergraduate and graduate students from Canadian and U.S. universities. Through the mentorship program, Side by Side Agency hopes to help students gain a better understanding of post- secondary education programs, institutions, and pathways, as well as any other questions or concerns regarding post- secondary plans.

How long are the tutoring sessions?
Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes to 1 hour per week.
What if I have multiple students that want to be tutored?
For multiple students, please fill tutoring sign up separate forms for each student. These forms can be found on our website in the “Sign Up” section.
Is there anyway for educators to be involved?

Although professional educators are not involved in Side by Side Agency’s tutoring service, our tutoring service is volunteer based and led by university students that are experienced in various subjects. We also offer various resources that can stimulate educational growth!

How do I get matched to a tutor/mentor? How does the matching process work?

After a student fills out the tutoring service or mentorship form, Side by Side Agency will work to match a tutor/mentor to the needs of the student. All the tutors are experienced in the subjects listed in our tutoring service form, and they will be matched in accordance to the student’s needs and academic interests.

Can you help students that do not speak English well?
Yes! Side by Side Agency’s tutors are fluent in various languages and are willing to help those whose first language is not English!
How long will Side by Side Agency be offering its tutoring services?
Our tutoring services were designed in response to COVID-19 to help students until the end of the academic year. After the academic year is over, discussions between tutor and tutee can determine the future plans of whether tutoring will continue.
How are you addressing the concerns of student safety?

In terms of safety concerns, parents will be able to sit in during the online sessions. As well, parents will receive the tutor’s contact information ahead of time, and please feel free to either reach out to the tutor or us if you have any concerns. To ensure that Side by Side runs smoothly, we have a feedback form that you can fill at any time. This feedback form will be used to improve our program to deliver the best possible support for the students’ online tutoring.

Is this service free?

Yes! This service is completely free as all our tutors and mentors are volunteers!

side by side we can overcome anything!

 

(289) 366-0864

info@sidebysideagency.ca