Boarding School Advantage – Getting Extra Academic Assistance Outside Regular School Hours

One of the advantages of a boarding school education is that your teachers are with you outside of regular school hours.  Teachers are housemasters, coaches, advisors, duty masters, tutorial leaders etc. and therefore are available during evening study to help with homework.  Ridley College has a study period from 7:15-9:30 p.m. and although this may seem like a drag at times many students I have talked to say it helps them with their study habits and getting homework finished.  Students can work in their room, in the library, music or art rooms or they can go to a tutorial if they need help in a specific class.

Each evening there are tutorials for specific classes. For example, Monday night might be English, Tuesday may be Sciences and Math, Wednesday could be Languages and Thursday may be Arts and Social Sciences – each week a list is posted showing which courses offer tutorials on which night. There is also a Master on Duty at night in the house that can help you with your homework – this person could be a teacher or a residence don, who is a University student or another staff member.  Check out the video below where two students will show you around a typical evening study period:

Ridley College has the largest boarding school programme in Ontario, with graduates attending top universities in Canada, the United States, and around the world. With over 100 different high school courses, 14 different athletic teams, and over 70 clubs and activities, Ridley has much to offer its students from 31 different countries.



One thought on “Boarding School Advantage – Getting Extra Academic Assistance Outside Regular School Hours”

  1. Yeah, completely agree with you that in boarding schools teachers are always available for help to the students at anytime. Moreover, all teachers are very educated and experienced.

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