Our Twisted Tutoring Team

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Amber Scotchburn, founder

Our Twisted Team is passionate and invested in each of our Twisted Learner’s successes and failures. Our Twisted Process is transparent, as are our fees. We go above and beyond for every Learner. This is not just another tutoring business, but it is  also a way of life!

All of our Twisted Tutors have Criminal Record Checks and most are certified teachers. We have specialty tutors for those with specific needs: higher level maths, languages, and special education, to name a few. We are flexible with our locations and scheduling!

Our Twisted Tutors do not work in isolation: therefore, they always have a team behind them to offer support, which means your children have that same team behind them.

We are pleased to introduce the following tutors to our ASTC Tutoring…With A Twist* Team. Each of them bring a wealth of knowledge and an amazing amount of energy. You will see by the following biographies and tutors’ own words about “The Twist” that each individual brings their own uniqueness and set of talents!

Get Started today!  We’d love to talk this important decision through with you. Call us at: 1-866-977-4433 or  fill out our detailed form online.

PS:  If you are interested in joining our Twisted Team, we would love to hear from you as we are always looking for Twisted Tutors! Please review this page to see if you are a right fit for us and if we are a right fit for you!

*Services provided by With a Twist Education Ltd.


Meet Our Tutors

Claire Mitchell

Always Give Your Best!


  • Bachelor of Science, Majors in Genetics and Advanced Biology (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours in Human Genetics (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Master of Science in Medicine in Human Genetics (University of the Witwatersrand)

Kevan Hudson

Everyday is a Learning Experience!


  • Bachelor of Education, Secondary Social Studies (University of British Columbia)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (University of British Columbia)
  • TESOL Global Certificate Program (Sookmyung Women’s University)
  • TKT Young Learners Certificate (Greystone College)
  • Band 4 Certificate (Cambridge English)

Jackie Mustafa Ahmed

Live, Learn, Laugh!


  • Masters of Applied Linguistics (University of Ottawa)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Linguistics & Criminology (Simon Fraser University)
  • Restorative Justice Practitioner Certificate

Rajat Shanbhag

We Enter To Learn, Leave To Achieve!


  • Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering (The University of Kansas, USA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India)

Blue MacLellan

Learning with Passion and Creativity!


  • French Immersion Diploma
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Year)

Rhiannon Heim

Love to Learn!


  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (Vancouver Island University)
  • Inclusive Education Graduate Diploma (Vancouver Island University)

Ruthie Tilston

Fun. Energy. Passion. Excel!


  • Bachelor of Arts Anthropology, Graduated with Distinction
  • Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Graduated with Honours
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Teaching Certificate

Jesse Johnson

Gain Confidence & Enjoyment!


·Masters in Mathematics (University of Victoria)
·Bachelors in Mathematics (Oregon State University)
·6+ Years As A Private Tutor
·Specialization in Helping Autistic Students, as well as All Seeing Math as an Option!

Keith Perley

Be Creative, Have Fun, Enjoy Learning!


  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (University of Victoria)
  • Associates Degree (Capilano College)

Gabrielle Sieben

Creativity, Passion, Adventure!


  • Bachelor of Arts with a French major and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate (University of the Fraser Valley) 
  • Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education (University of Victoria)

Tony Ebbs-Canavan

Let’s Excel & Thrive...Together!


  • BA in Psychology with Minor in Education (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria
  • TEFL Certificate to teach English as a Second Language, with specialization in Business English and TOEFL Exam Preparation

Alvina McGee

Teaching For The Future!


  • BC Certified K-12 Teacher
  • Bachelor of Education (UBC)
  • Bachelor of Arts; English Literature and Creative Writing (UBC)
  • BC Certificate of Graduation: MYP and IB Diplomas

Chris Bordeleau

Confidence in the Pursuit of Passion!


  • Bachelor of Engineering (1st Year)
  • BC Science Council Special Recognition
  • Author

Duncan Whiskin

Observe. Reflect. Understand. Learn. Educate!


  • Bachelor of Education
  • Advanced TESOL Certificate

Sandra Pruss

Learning is transformative, it changes lives!


  • Bachelor of Education, French Major
  • Mental Health Training, Specializing in understanding Anxiety and Depression: signs and symptoms, crisis management, techniques for maintaining mental health (such as mindfulness and meditation)
  • Juggling 101 

James E. Baker-taylor

Education… The Endless Journey



  • Bachelor of  Science, Biology
  • Bachelor of Education, Secondary Education 

Erin Holmes

An Energy & Passion Like No Other!


  • Bachelor of Education, Specializing in Program & Course Development & English as a Second Lanugage (ESL)

Doreen Sayer

A Wealth of Experience!


  • Bachelor of Education
  • Masters of Arts, Curriculum Development

Don Gow

Building Relationships of Trust!


  • Bachelor of Education, Minor: French
  • Credits also in Statistics, Linear Algebra Pascal Programming and Calculus