LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LAP) 2017 - VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED
LAP has been running in Australia for over 30 years. It started as a program to support students who were struggling with reading by recruiting parents and other community members to become involved in supporting these students, so that they have a more positive learning experience.
LAP was created to identify those students that required a little extra support. Volunteers (parents/student community members) are the essential element in making this program function and be successful. If the volunteers/tutors give a child two 30 minutes sessions of one on one attention, it can make a huge difference in the child’s confidence and attitude to learning. The rapport that develops between the tutor and the student is primary to the program’s effectiveness in bringing about change.
The individual time spent with a LAP child, making them feel important and having positive learning experiences enables the child to take these attitudes/knowledge/skills back to the classroom.
The program can be as simple as reading a book to a child, having a chat about their weekend, playing educational board games, doing a jigsaw puzzle, completing educational computer games, assisting with sight words and sounds, working on basic maths operations with concrete materials or gaining confidence in writing. Teachers provide guidelines as to what is expected.
What is important is the attention that the child receives!
LAP has been running for 21 years at Mt Lawley.
To successfully run LAP at MLPS we need volunteers for two half hours a week to mentor students. Training and support is available. Volunteers can be parents, grandparents, older siblings or any other person interested in educating.
The LAP program is coordinated by Mrs Sandra Martin (School Coordinator) Mrs Nicola Brodie and Mrs Sally Cherry (Parent Coordinators). For further information please contact Sandra on 9370 2170.
Please complete the attached LAP Helpers slip and return to school by Thursday 24th March. Thank you.
The LAP program is coordinated by Mrs Sandra Martin (School Coordinator). For further information please contact Sandra on 9370 2170.