We are Giving Back with Homeschool Help!

#1: Welcome to Our Book Club! Due to recent events, students are required to engage in learning in a variety of different ways. With schools closed, finding effective homeschooling methods can be challenging and a little stressful at times. Fortunately, Tutoring…With a Twist is here to offer homeschool help. As a way of giving back to the community, we’re starting …

All of your Questions about Online Tutoring…Answered!

  With traditional schools closed to due the COVID-19 outbreak, online education and homeschooling have become a must. We know this can put a lot of strain on parents and students alike, so our ‘twisted’ tutors are happy to offer online tutoring. So, how does online tutoring actually work? This blog post will answer that question and more as we …

BC School District 68 (Nanaimo Ladysmith) Announcement

THIS IS AN EMAIL FROM SD68  IN REGARDS TO WHAT ONLINE SCHOOLING WILL LOOK LIKE IN B.C. FOR THEIR DISTRICT!  HERE IS THE EMAIL SENT OUT:   NLPS families: Letter from the Superintendent’s Office March 27, 2020 The end of March break is fast approaching and many families are now wondering what the coming weeks will bring. We are in …

BC School District 72 (Comox Valley) Announcement Re. Online Learning

THIS IS AN EMAIL FROM SD 72 IN REGARDS TO WHAT ONLINE SCHOOLING WILL LOOK LIKE IN B.C.    HERE IS THE EMAIL SENT OUT:   March 27, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians: Hello everyone, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families all the best during these challenging times. I know that these past …

BC School District Release for Online Schooling

This is an email from the NDSS Francophone School Principal in regards to what Online Schooling will look like in B.C. Looking at the models they are using across Canada for e-learning, and what a school distrcit in BC that serves Nanaimo-Ladysmith students has released, I believe we have a pretty good idea that SD68 will be heading in the …

100+ Free Educational Resources For Home-Based Learning

We understand that this is a stressful time & not all schools have released what they are doing. We guess that they will be offering emailed packages or links to online learning platforms. I’m also going to guess that teachers will have online tutoring office hours (or the like). But don’t quote me on this as it’s just an educated …

Best Ways to Stay in School with Schools Closed

With all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it’s important to take every precaution we can. Alberta’s schools are closed indefinitely, Ontario and Québec have decided to keep their schools closed for two weeks, and similar decisions might be made in other provinces. In any case, it’s important to be prepared. If provinces decide to keep schools closed for an extended …

What kids wish you knew about homework

Homework. It’s a word that means something different to everyone. For some, it brings up nothing but bad memories. For others, it never really existed in the first place. No matter the status of your relationship, it couldn’t hurt to give homework a call and have a nice chat for old times’ sake. Since everyone sees homework differently, this is …

Community Resources

Welcome to our Community Resource page! As there are a variety of support services for children and their families on the Island, we have compiled a list for easy access. Check out the links below to find out more. Here you’ll also find links to events happening on Vancouver Island for families. Support for Families Island Health Intake (youth and …

What kids want you to know about math and science

Sometimes kids aren’t very vocal about what takes place at school, so it can be tough to judge how things are actually going. Report cards and parent-teacher interviews offer some insight, but they never really tell the full story. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of all the things kids want you to know about taking math and science in school. …