Centre for Outreach Education (CORE)

Fall 2021 CORE applications

Fall 2021 CORE Applications are available now.

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United Way support helps CORE thrive online

With help from the United Way and the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund, CORE was able to invest in technology and online program development to support this transition. 

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Exploring learning in alternative ways

Students can look forward to enthusiastic tutors and innovative teaching methods to meet their learning needs.

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Alternative approaches to learning basic skills

Students at CORE are supported through alternative learning methods to address their unique learning needs.

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Learning through literature

At CORE Club, we believe that students learn best when they're having fun. Whether they are working on math, reading, writing, or spelling, games are always a big part of most lessons.

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What is CORE?

The Centre for Outreach Education (CORE) is a multidisciplinary centre dedicated to enhancing the education of children and youth. Located at the University of Victoria, CORE is administered by the Faculty of Education under the guidance of the Dean of Education and a steering committee composed of volunteer faculty members.

CORE transforms learning through personalized tutoring services that help children and youth when and where they need it.

Founded in 2011 with a generous bequest from an anonymous donor, CORE is dedicated to providing:

Providing 1:1 support to children with unique learning needs

Since 2011, CORE has supported nearly 1000 children in Greater Victoria with free on-campus and drop-in tutoring services. CORE programs pair Faculty of Education pre-service teachers with children to master literacy and math concepts through tailored learning that meets each child’s unique needs.

CORE's aim is to fill unmet needs in the community, and to provide services to children and youth who need help the most. There are no fees for any of CORE's services.

Here is what one of our tutors has to say about working at CORE.