About KPAL - FAQ

What is KPAL?

·        Kamloops Partner Assisted Learning provides a free one to one tutoring program for adults who want to build their capacity for reading, writing, math and/or computers.

Who does KPAL help?

·         Adult learners who want to build their skills in the areas of reading, writing, or math

·         Adult learners who want to increase their ability to navigate technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other digital devices

Who runs KPAL?

·         The KPAL Coordinators who work with LinK (Literacy in Kamloops)

·         Volunteer Tutors!

How does KPAL work?

·         Adult learners contact KPAL and do a free reading, writing, and/or math assessment, and/or adults who wish to build their digital skills contact KPAL for goal planning based on their needs. 

·         The KPAL coordinator matches the learner with a trained volunteer tutor who then agree on a schedule.

What is the schedule?

·         It’s flexible – the learner and their tutor decide on a convenient schedule that they can both commit to.

Where do learners and tutors meet?

·         Usually in a public place like a coffee shop, a public library, or Street School.

What are the tutor’s responsibilities?

·         To support the learner in meeting their personal learning goals and to document their progress along with the KPAL coordinator.

·         Tutors are trained and provided with a tutoring guide and other helpful materials. 

·         Tutors are supported by the KPAL Coordinator.

How can I get help from KPAL?

·         Contact the KPAL coordinator:

o   Phone or text at 778-257-9223

o   E-mail at kpaltutoring@gmail.com

How can I become a KPAL tutor?

·         Contact the KPAL coordinator:

o   Phone or text at 778-257-9223

o   E-mail at kpaltutoring@gmail.com

·         Submit to a Criminal Record Check

What if I have more questions?

·         Contact the KPAL Coordinator!

Digital Literacy

What is digital literacy is and what does it mean for most seniors?

What actually inspired this effort and has it been offered for a while or is it a new program?

Who are the community partners involved?

How is the program structured?

Is there a focus on different devices? 


Pat is a KPAL learner who is building her digital capacity with the help of a volunteer tutor.