Ready Set Learn
Many children lose some of their literacy skills during long school breaks like summer and COVID-19 lockdowns (also known as the summer-covid slide). This slide has an even greater impact on those students who were already struggling in school.
Ready Set Learn (RSL) helps up to 800 students each year who are struggling in school to develop the literacy and social-emotional skills they need to address their learning challenges. Literacy and social-emotional skills contribute to students becoming more resilient, confident, and perseverant which helps them in the classroom and beyond.
This program also shapes more than 20 future educators each year by providing tutor training in best practices related to literacy and social-emotional learning. Tutors also gain an understanding of the connection between mental well-being and learning.
RSL is a free summer tutoring program for children who are struggling with reading, writing and math. All elementary schools in PEI have access to this program through our referral process. Our trained tutors work with children in grades K to 6 in English, French Immersion, and Francophone programs. Each child receives one-to-one tutoring for 45 minutes each week for eight weeks. Lessons are tailored to meet individual learning needs. Tutoring takes place in public libraries, schools, and community centers. We use a proven mentorship model in order to best support our new tutors. Mentors are returning tutors who gain valuable leadership skills while providing peer support.
Students must be referred by a Resource Teacher or Principal. Resources Teachers may refer all students in need, no matter their economic status, ability, or ethnicity. If you want your child in this program, please talk to your child’s school.
- Service Canada
- Province of PEI (Dept. of Ed. Skills PEI, PEI Public Library Service)
- PEI Alliance for Mental Well-being
- United Way of PEI
- Regis and Joan Duffy Foundation
- PEI Public Schools Branch
- Commission scholaire de la langue français
Ready Set Learn Reports
Thank you partners and funders
said they enjoyed the program
improved their attitude towards learning
“I learned that I am smart!”
of parents agreed the program helped their child’s attitude toward learning