Making Sense of the New BC Report Cards

Beginning, Developing, Applying, Extending…OH MY! The Theory Behind The New Report Card Often there is a difference between how something is developed in theory and how it is put into practice. Let’s look at the theory behind the change in report cards in BC and then you can be the judge of whether your experience matches how it was supposed …

Summer Educational Activities: 6 Fun Ways To Keep Kids Busy This Summer

It’s tough to find a kid who doesn’t love summer, but even the most enthusiastic summer-lovers get bored… In this article, we share 6 super fun, educational activities that will keep your kids busy all summer long! 6. Survey Animals at The Beach, Forest or Park We are surrounded by exciting ecosystems every single day but many families forget to …

The Top 5 Benefits of Summer Tutoring

Summer break is on the horizon and we know many families are looking forward to the reprieve from school work and student activities. Yet, more and more families are tutoring in between all the ice cream, water parks, and fun and games of summer—and for great reasons! In this post, we talk about the top 5 benefits of summer tutoring… …

5 Tips to Help Teens Prepare For The B.C. Provincial Exams & Other Finals

Exam season is upon us! This semester’s B.C. provincial exams will be held from June 21 to June 27, and cover English, Math/Numeracy, and French subjects. Back in 2016, the province changed the provincial exam requirements. Instead of writing five provincial exams, most students only have to write two (and French immersion students write three). While the reduction in exams …

3 Big Reasons You Need To Consider Summer Math Tutoring

Summer is an exciting time to be a kid! School is out, endless days in the sunshine are on the horizon, and, they finally get a break from their challenging subjects. But what if this brain break hurts more than it helps? Let’s talk about 3 reasons your family should consider summer math tutoring for your child. 3. Avoid The …

The Dreaded Homework Battle: How To End It Once & For All

More and more, we are hearing from parents that feel they are damaging their relationship with their child over homework. Let’s examine the homework battle a little more closely. To start off, homework isn’t something that is taught. It’s a different type of learning and an opportunity for children to apply and expand on the knowledge the teacher thinks they …

How To Finish The School Year Strong

How can we help our kids finish the school year strong? Most high school students have only just had their mid-terms. This means they still have half the course left and poor marks can be turned around still! High school students are in the perfect position to make improvements and finish the year strong. All other students can also finish …

How Much Does A Math Tutor Cost? – And Other $$ Questions!

How Much Does A Math Tutor Cost? Generally speaking, a math tutor in Canada should cost between $30 to $60 per hour depending on your region, the specific tutor you hire, the subject matter that is being taught, and the number of students being taught at a time. Math tutoring requests include arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics …

Chapters Said No To Me (More Than Once!)

“NO, we won’t take your book!!!!” The Rejection of Parenting…With A Twist Guess what?! Chapters said “no” to me the first time, and the second time, I brought my book to them. Okay. Okay. Nobody actually yelled that at me, either time. But at the moment the words were said, I certainly felt as small as one does when somebody yells …

Update To Part 1: The Traditional Path – River’s Next Steps!

River’s Next Steps A reader wrote in and asked what River, my eldest son, who I wrote about in Looking At Post Secondary Options: Part 1 – The Non-Traditional Path was up to. Here’s an update for you all! As was mentioned, River founded his very own Virtual Assistant business at the age of 16. Upon graduating from high school …