August 17, 2019

A free math tutoring program is offered at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly for students in Grades 7 to 11 who need a little extra help with that subject. The program is free; all students are asked to do is to bring their math homework with them.

The math tutoring is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. until June 26 at the 395 King St. N. church. Although the program is for specific grades, an exception is made for Grade 12, college and university students who have taken advantage of the service in the past. If the tutors are already familiar with them, then additional tutoring is possible.

Fred Jagessar, one of the math tutors and a volunteer at the Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, said in the past he has helped a student from Conestoga College who needed assistance with his math homework.

β€œHe was coming to get help since Grade 9 and I had even helped him when he was in Conestoga College. He was a great student,” Jagessar said.

The program helps students with homework and any math questions they have, which in turn, helps them become more confident whether at school or in the workplace. Tutors also help students prepare for exams and tests.

Jagessar also said lots of students are ashamed to ask for help or to admit that they are struggling with math, even though it is a common problem many people face.

β€œI think it is important to provide help for students who really need it and they should not be ashamed to ask for help because there are lots of people struggling with math. By asking for help, they will learn so much and become successful in their lives,” he said.

In addition to math, Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly also offers tutoring in English for students in Grades 1 to 6 and conversational English for adults. For more information visit their website.

A free math tutoring program is offered at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly located at 395 King St. N. Photo by Manija Hamidullah
Fred Jagessar, a math tutor at the Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, enjoys helping students succeed in their studies. Photo by Manija Hamidullah

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