Island Connect Ed (ICE)

Island Connect Ed (ICE) is an alternative learning system for students from K-12 in school district 68 (Nanaimo and Ladysmith). It functions as a public school with certified teachers who teach the BC curriculum. All of the coursework is available online, but in-person lessons are available as well.   How Does Island Connect Ed Work? Students can sign up to …

North Island Distance Education School (NIDES)

NIDES is one of the options for distance education as outlined by our alternative learning in BC blog post. Headquartered in the Comox Valley, NIDES offers programs to students from K-12 all across BC. Their courses are taught by accredited teachers who aim to make the learning experience unique and fun for each student. This post will highlight the many …

Alternative Learning in BC

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we do things, and it continues to create a need for methods of alternative learning in BC. It’s difficult to anticipate if and how public schools will operate in the fall, so it’s important to have a backup plan. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure students of all ages still have access to proper …

Is Tutoring Worth It?

Everyone wants to know: is tutoring worth it? We would like to answer that with another question: are you ready to end the homework battle? If so, then tutoring is definitely worth it! In this unprecedented time where more kids are working from home than ever before, you might be wondering how best to keep your child on track while …

How to Do Online Tutoring Like A Pro

During these times of online schooling, you might be wondering how to do online tutoring. We’re here to help! Our tutors have shared their experiences with online tutoring, and we’d love to share them with you. This post will let you in on all the perks and opportunities of online tutoring, as well as things you should watch out for …

Should I Get a Tutor?

Making the decision to seek the help of a tutor isn’t easy. How do you know you’re making the right call? How do you know your child really needs it? This post will answer these questions and highlight the top 6 things to consider when asking, “should I get a tutor?” 6. Is my child disinterested in school? If your child …

Am I Dumb If I Need a Tutor?

There are many misconceptions surrounding tutoring. These misconceptions might have you asking yourself, “am I dumb if I need a tutor?” Here at Tutoring…With a Twist, we can confidently say you are NOT dumb if you need a tutor, and you’re not alone in thinking that either. This blog post will dispel some of the myths about tutoring and set you …

What are BC Teachers’ Responsibilities during this time?

We get a lot of questions in regards to what teacher responsibilities are and what parents should be expecting from their schools. Here is what the Ministry of Education has sent out to their teachers: “As schools are developing flexible and innovative ways to accommodate the needs of their community, it is important to ensure that we, as a sector, …

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 …