SMCDSB Free Tutoring Services

Small Group Tutoring
Small group tutoring will be held at public libraries throughout Simcoe County and will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parents and guardians can reserve a tutoring spot by visiting the library’s website below:

Barrie Public Library (Downtown)
Tutoring available on Mondays and Tuesdays
Visit website to reserve

Barrie Public Library (Painswick)
Tutoring available on Mondays and Wednesdays
Visit website to reserve

Barrie Public Library (Holly)
Tutoring available on Mondays and Thursdays
Visit website to reserve

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
Tutoring available on Mondays
Visit website to reserve

Springwater Public Library - Coming soon

Innisfil ideaLAB and Library, Midland Public Library
Tutoring available on Tuesdays
Visit Innisfil Library website to reserve
Visit Midland Library website to reserve


SMCDSB parents and guardians will be able to access FREE tutoring services for their child. These tutoring services will be available until December 31, 2022.


There will be various ways in which families will be able to access tutoring services:

Virtual On-Demand Tutoring

Mathify

Virtual on-line Math Tutoring for Students in Grades 4 to 8. Students can access this service whenever they need it. Students accessing this service will need to create an account using the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board and provide their OEN number located on the top of the student’s report card.


Barrie Public Library- Brainfuse

Families with a valid library card with the Barrie Public Library (downtown, Painswick and Holly branches) have free access to virtual on-demand tutoring through a website called Brainfuse. This one-on-one tutoring is for students of all ages from 2 to 11 p.m. daily. Library card information is required to access this free service.


Drop-In Homework Club

Shak's World

Shak's World is a non-profit community youth outreach organization. They are offering a free homework club, every Thursday after school! They are located at 59 Maple Avenue, Barrie, ON.
Email [email protected], or call 705-252-0175.

Arrange Your Own Tutoring (Pre-Approved Independent Agencies)

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) has funding agreements with the independent agencies listed below. Families must contact the agencies directly and make their own tutoring arrangements (SMCDSB is not involved with the tutoring arrangements or delivery of programming). The independent agency will invoice SMCDSB for the tutoring services provided to SMCDSB students, funding is limited. 

FOCUS Alliston   705-435-9821 www.focuscdc.on.ca
 FOCUS Angus 705-424-6335 www.focuscdc.on.ca
Oxford Learning Bradford 289-803-4084

[email protected]
 Academy of Math and English Barrie 705-503-9399 www.tutoringacademy.ca
[email protected]
Teachers on Call  Online tutoring 416-519-8335 www.teachersoncall.ca
Learning Disabilities Association of York (Simcoe) Online tutoring  1-866-705-3297 [email protected]
 Barrie Public Library Sign up on website   www.barrielibrary.ca
Painswick Public Library Sign up on website   www.barrielibrary.ca
 Holly Public Library Sign up on website   www.barrielibrary.ca
 Bradford Public Library  Please call 905-775-3328  
 Tutor Doctor Simcoe County 705-990-5483 [email protected]

The list of approved organizations and community partners will continue to be updated - please check back often.

Funding for this tutoring initiative was provided by the Ministry of Education.


General inquiries can be directed to [email protected]

Please Note: Requesting tutoring does not guarantee a placement.