We are going to be UBER flexible during this time with our offerings. We will still offer our personalized one-on-one service and also, will be offering homework support and subject specific classes at lower price points. Please fill out our enquiry form so we can get in touch and best figure out how to support you.
Most families out there are in a hold and secure or full lockdown mentality and are just worried about how they are going to get through the day. You are not alone! Feel free to get in touch prior to your school announcing their plan or once they have announced it. Once you fill out our enquiry form, we can get in touch and best figure out how to support you.
This can be one-on-one tutoring or group tutoring. A concept from the grade and subject that they are in will be reviewed weekly. For example, let’s say that your child is in grade 5 and they are coming for math. Each week a concept from grade 5 math will be taught. Please see our Twisted Tutoring Services, Pricing & Guarantee page. Then, please fill out our enquiry form so we can get in touch and best figure out how to support you.
This can be one-on-one tutoring or group tutoring. A student would review their work from school to have support with. Students of similar grades and subjects will be put in a group. Please see our Twisted Tutoring Services, Pricing & Guarantee page. Then, please fill out our enquiry form so we can get in touch and best figure out how to support you.
Yes, our tutors would be able to provide instruction and questions to continue to lead them through the course. If online course work comes in from their teacher, the tutor can also work on that with your child!
We have been offering online tutoring, almost exclusively for math, for three years, so we know it works!
From one of our Math & Science online tutors: “Since my students are both doing math-heavy science subjects, I’ve essentially just been tutoring math. I’ve found it to work quite well. I find it functions in a similar way to a classroom scenario, but the student is able to more easily and freely interact with the material since it’s right there in front of them. All explanations can be aided with drawings through our white board function. Students can ask any clarifying questions right there in real time. A session can even be recorded! Overall, it’s at least as good as (if not better than) tutoring in person.”
From another of our Math & English tutors: “When I was temporarily moving provinces, my in-person students that I was working with still wanted to continue tutoring with me. I agreed to this and started tutoring them online. For the technical end of things, we can screen share to work an equation out together. I found my students to be more focused and therefore, the tutoring to be more effective. This also offered families a lot more flexibility in terms of scheduling as they didn’t have to rush kids to yet another place. When I moved back and could have been in-person with these students again, the families and I chose to continue online tutoring!”
In expanding from Nanaimo, British Columbia to the rest of Vancouver Island, our initial meetings with the families are solely conducted online. These meetings are crucial to the Twisted process as they introduce the child to tutoring to begin to establish rapport and trust.
As the facilitator of these meetings, I was resistant to do them online. I was not a believer in an online platform being effective for our company. Then, one day someone asked me how I took my own personal courses. I replied “online”. In that moment, I realized that online was as effective as in-person!
We began immediately transitioning to doing our initial meetings that way. This has allowed us to serve more people across Vancouver Island and even in different provinces! The integrity that I value so much has continued to be the foundation of these meetings and of our tutoring, even with it being online.
Accommodating the VARK learning styles is easier than it would appear. Being that online tutoring is still face to face, we can still capture all of the learning styles.
Read/write and auditory learners may benefit in more obvious ways, but visual and kinesthetic learners have a lot to gain as well! For our visual learners, the online format allows for infinite use of colours and pictures. This is a bonus for tutor and parents as they don’t have to carry around tons of paper and craft supplies! As well, we can still be creative in drawing out solutions together.
For kinesthetic learners, we can still show examples and students can still get up and use movement. As well, we can assign meaningful ‘homework’ assignments that encourage them to interact with their surroundings a bit (taking measurements, building models, etc.)
Trust us. We are all educators and know the curriculum. When you fill out your registration form, we will be asking all the necessary questions to figure out where your child is at. Then, it will next depend on what type of tutoring your family signs up for! We have our personalized one-on-one service and also, will offer homework support and subject specific classes at lower price points.
You will need to have a computer that has video and audio (microphone) capabilities. Once you are paired with a tutor, we can provide more specifics. In a perfect world, the student would also have a phone to be used as another tool.
The tutor and student connect over the computer and are able to see and hear each other. The tutor has the capacity to share their screen and send their notes and a recording of their session for future use! The same expectations that we have of our in-person tutoring sessions are carried over online.
Yes. We have qualified tutors at the higher levels that can teach your child in-depth to get them ready for the next level. Please fill out our enquiry form so we can get in touch and best figure out how to support you.