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 technology (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.)

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 use 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, math, or digital skills assessment

·         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?

·         Learners and tutors can meet at the KPAL office in North Kamloops Library or another public location (library, Street School, coffee shops, etc.)

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 Coordinators

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!

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