MulitLit ("Making up for Lost time in Literacy") is a research-based initiative of Macquarie University, which aims to address the needs of students with reading difficulties.
At Ferncourt this tutor program is possible by the generous donation of time by members of our community. Parent volunteers are trained in implementing the program and are rostered on across the week. Students are tutored 1:1 for half an hour four days per week. The experience is a rewarding one, both for the student and their tutor.
There is strong support for the MulitLit program in the literature.
"The knowledge and practical instructional techniques developed in MULTILIT by the researchers at Macquarie University should inform and enhance initial and remedial literacy instruction throughout Australia and form the core of remedial reading programs in primary and high schools."
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Training Report into the Inquiry into the Education of Boys - Boys: Getting It Right October 2002.
If you would like to volunteer for this rewarding program contact the parent co ordinator on the P&C webpage Ferncourt P&C