We are The Learning Exchange and we are here to help students succeed! We invite you to discover the TLE experience! You can see the latest events and activities with our TLE event calendar and follow us on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
All TLE services are free, offered in English, and are open to the Laval community as well as adult ed students of CDC Vimont, CDC Post Viau and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. TLE prides itself on offering a diverse range of services, resources, events and activities for all community members and age groups. We are proud to be a working partner with CDC Vimont Adult Education and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board schools. See our detailed report from the last Annual General Meeting held October 17, 2023: TLE Annual Report of Activities 2022 2023 and this year’s Detailed Action Plan to see what we do!
WE ARE THE LEARNING EXCHANGE *also known as TLE
Darlene Brown TLE Executive Director | email@example.com
Enza Ciampanelli TLE Community Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tabatha Brown Gerkes TLE Office Assistant | email@example.com
TLE office: Souvenir Elementary School in Laval
Tel. 450-688-2933 ext. 3126 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Exchange (TLE), is a not-for-profit literacy organization providing free, one-on-one or group tutoring to adults in need. TLE is committed to lifelong learning and the promotion of literacy awareness. As a leader in the literacy community, TLE promotes dignity, autonomy, and privacy in the delivery of its services.
TLE is funded by the Ministère de l’éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur through the Programme d’action communautaire sur le terrain d’éducation (PACTE).
TLE partners with local, provincial and national organizations. TLE advocates for and represents literacy issues through representative and participatory events, including consultations, forums, roundtables and focus groups.
We envision a Quebec where everyone has the literacy skills they need to live a fully engaged life.
The Learning Exchange is a volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community through improved literacy.
~ Adult Literacy/Tutoring: One-on-one and small group instruction to adults (16+) in need
~ Volunteer/Tutor Training
~ Public Awareness and Sensitization
~ Volunteer/Student Recruitment
~ Community Resource and Learning Centre
~ Volunteer/Student Outreach and Retention
~ Prevention and Intervention | Family Literacy
FAMILY LITERACY SERVICES
~ TLE visits daycares and elementary schools to hold interactive readings and activities
~ 1000’s of free books given to children and families annually
~ Online and in-person community family literacy events such as Gummy Bear Family Reading Club
~ Quality online family literacy resources, videos, activities and ideas for families to do at home
FREE TUTORING SERVICES
~ All tutoring services are free and only offered in English to learners 16+ years old
~ Resources, free accounts (e.g. Math Helps Services) and support are offered to students
~ Tutoring services are offered with trained TLE volunteers
~ Tutoring is usually online via Zoom or similar platform, or if possible, in-person
~ Tutoring can be offered in most subject areas (e.g. sec. English, math, conversation, etc.).
~ If someone has a special need, we can try to recruit a volunteer (e.g. science tutor)
HOW TO APPLY FOR A TUTOR
~ Apply for a tutor with the Find a Tutor form
~ Enza, our TLE Community Manager, will contact the applicant to discuss tutoring needs, availability, etc.
HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER
~ Apply to volunteer or tutor with the I Want to Volunteer form
~ Enza, our TLE Community Manager, will contact the applicant to discuss volunteer options, references, etc.
~ As part of the intake, an introductory interview is held on Zoom
~ Online training is available through Ruzuku
~ Orientation Training takes place with Darlene, TLE’s Executive Director, prior to volunteering
~ All volunteers must sign the TLE’s Code of Ethics | Code of Conduct | Confidentiality Statement before being matched
MAKING THE MATCH
~ First session: An introductory meeting is held on Zoom or in-person, with the student, tutor and Enza
RESOURCES AND SUPPORT OFFERED
Students, teachers and professionals can use and borrow TLE resources and equipment such as laptops, podcast microphones, books, class resources, games, etc.
Online Training and Information Access
Great digital resources vetted by teachers and resource consultants:
Free training & learning resources can be accessed on Ruzuku by enrolling with an email:
~ Infographics for Learning: Resources to help with reading, writing, literary elements and study skills.
~ How to Podcast: Use this information and video series to make a podcast.
~ Secondary Courses: Cycle One: Course information for students in Cycle One
~ Secondary Courses: Cycle Two: Course information for students in Cycle Two
Annually, TLE submits project proposals that benefit CDC Vimont students and families, as well as the Laval community. Here are some recent project reports:
BOOK & RESOURCE GIVEAWAYS
Yearly, TLE gives thousands of free books to students, families and the Laval community. We also provide resources, online activities and children’s books to students who are parents. Contact Tabatha at admin@TLEliteracy.com if you know a student or family who could benefit from this free service.
Ask us about resources such as:
~ Free books
~ Writing Kits
~ Health passports
~ Remembrance Day materials
~ Money Matters
~ Upskills: Softskills for jobs
~ Literacy Quebec Help Line
~ Health information booklets
~ Parenting booklets
~ Family magazines
~ Ready for kindergarten materials information
~ Quick Write books
~ How to Raise a Reader info. cards