Launched in 1996, Alloprof is a unique service for students in Québec is taking some of the stress out of the homework equation by providing on-demand assistance through a variety of means. It helps in the completion of more than 60 million homework assignments every year doled out to elementary and secondary students in the province. It covers all topics in the provincial education curriculum and the assistance is often provided on a personalized, one-on-one basis.
Alloprof gives students choices when they need assistance. They can call a toll-free number and speak with a teacher, or they can text their question and get an immediate answer. Both of these personalized services are available from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday. Students can participate in self-help forums online, or they can use the Alloprof virtual library, an online encyclopedia of all subjects taught in Québec schools. Allô prof’s services are provided free and are especially promoted to students most at risk of failing – for example, those in lower income settings and new immigrants to the province. 30% of students fail to complete high school before the age of 20 and 68% of school dropouts leave school because of learning problems.
Power Corporation has been a supporter of the work of Alloprof since 2010. “Thanks to the support of partners like Power Corporation, Alloprof can turn Québec’s students academic difficulties into successes, one question at a time,” says Sandrine Faust, Executive Director of Alloprof.