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EAL Volunteer Tutoring Program

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and the Confederation Centre Public Library partner to provide an English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) Volunteer Tutoring Program to help adult newcomers learn English (school aged children have access to EAL tutoring within the school system).

To become a Volunteer Tutor with the EAL Tutoring Program, you have to go through the following steps:

  • Attend a tutor information session
  • Attend all sessions of a tutor training course (5 sessions: 14-16 hours)
  • Submit required documents prior to tutoring: three personal reference checks; criminal record check (free of charge); signed Confidentiality Agreement Form

Your commitment as a Volunteer Tutor:

  • Complete our tutor training course
  • Provide EAL tutoring to an adult learner two hours per week
  • Plan lessons and activities for your learner
  • Keep records of your learner's progress
  • Provide follow up on your learner’s progress

Our commitment to Volunteer Tutors:


We provide a free 14-16 hour tutor training course on:

  • How to tutor EAL learners
  • Cultural competency
  • Tutoring methods
  • Goal setting
  • Lesson planning
  • Learner assessment methods


  • Qualified staff members available for consultation
  • A free tutor training manual
  • A collection of teaching materials
  • Annual Tutor Conference
  • Regular EAL Newsletters
  • Volunteer recognition
  • Social events

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Tutor please contact:

Yvette Doucette

Yvette Doucette
Community Connections Worker

(902) 628-6009 ext. 226