Summer school and exam retakes: Alloprof helps the most vulnerable students

Press Release - In order to help students who have experienced one or more academic failures during the year, Alloprof will deploy a summer offensive from July 11 to 31, offering a maximum of resources and tools to support them in preparing for summer school and exams.

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Press release - School vacations are in full swing for most students, but July is also the month of summer school and exam preparation for thousands of young people in Quebec. In order to help these students who have experienced one or more academic failures during the year, Alloprof will deploy a summer offensive from July 11 to 31 by offering a maximum of resources and tools for a higher success rate.  

The program includes classroom tours, one-on-one support with teachers, seven-day-a-week help on the Help Zone and access to thousands of online practice and review tools.  

Succeeding despite concerns 

Many teachers, parents and students have expressed concern in recent months about the impact of covid on the expected pace of learning. 

"The good news is that the ministerial tests have taken into account the possible delays caused by the pandemic and focus on priority learning, in addition to only counting for 10 % or 20 % of the student's final grade," summarizes Annie Harvey, columnist at Alloprof. Despite this, thousands of young people are likely to return to school in the coming weeks. In the years leading up to the pandemic, approximately 20,000 youth were involved in the summer re-take exams in Quebec. 

The ultimate mission: to maintain motivation  

It is hard to keep students motivated after a failure, especially when they have to spend part of their summer studying and taking extra classes. That's why the Alloprof animation team will be visiting some of the schools offering summer courses in the next few days to encourage young people and to introduce them to the best Alloprof tools for their level and needs. "Our primary mission is to help students in difficulty. These school visits allow us to meet the students directly, to create a human contact, and this really makes a difference in their lives. There is a certain amount of embarrassment that can be associated with academic difficulties. We take advantage of this opportunity to build their confidence, give them tools and maybe even put a smile on their face," says Ms. Harvey. 

Tools and services to overcome challenges 

According to the questions received and the Alloprof resources consulted over the last few years, it is mostly math and science that students have trouble with during summer school. That said, regardless of the subject, the Alloprof team of teachers will answer students' questions by chat, text or phone Monday to Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.according to its usual schedule. The Mutual aid zone is also available seven days a week to provide professionally validated explanations. Students can also take advantage of thousands of online resources such as MiniRecaps, CyberReviews, exercises or worksheets to get them unstuck in a subject.  

Prevent the summer slide 

Alloprof encourages young people to rest and enjoy the summer, especially after the upheaval of the last two school years. For parents who would like to take advantage of the summer to have fun while consolidating some of their learning, Alloprof offers several activities for prevent the summer slideThis will allow them to return to school with confidence next September. 

About Alloprof 

Alloprof engages Quebec students and their parents in educational success by providing free, professional and stimulating tutoring services. This year, the organization will have helped over 550,000 students, 60 million times. The organization is supported by many generous partners, including the Government of Quebec, Rio Tinto, Fondation Desjardins, the Pathy Family Foundation, the Trottier Family Foundation, the TELUS Foundation for a Better Future, the National Bank, RBC Royal Bank, the Valero Energy Foundation of Canada, CDPQ, SNC-Lavalin, Ubisoft, Hydro-Québec, Rogers and Télé-Québec. To see all the partners, Click here.  

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