Does tutoring add up?

  • Posted on: 5 September 2012
  • By: Johanna

Welcome back to school, for most students across the country. September is a time of great change for students and families, and media focuses a great deal on education at this time of year.

The Tyee, a BC independent on-line magazine, ran an article about tutoring: "Does the Tutor 'Advantage' Really Add Up?” It doesn't really make any conclusions, but does take a balanced look at both the pros and cons of tutoring.

Prevent summer learning loss!

  • Posted on: 2 August 2012
  • By: Johanna

Plan ahead in the summer for a less stressful and more rewarding school year!

I recently was listening to a podcast about introducing year round schooling. One of the main motivations for this is that extended summer vacation time can lead to learning loss. Without regular practice, students forget much of what they learned the previous school year, leading to long review periods in the fall.

The Fun Run team's goals (and results!)

  • Posted on: 27 May 2012
  • By: Johanna

This is the second time has had a 5K Fun Run team supporting the BC Science Fair Foundation.

Everyone needs a goal, so before the race, I asked everyone if they had a goal, and what it is. At the time I'm writing this, the race is done, but "official" results have not been posted yet. I'll edit the post to add everyone's final results when they become available.

The results are in! Look for them in italics below!

Here are our team members:

Canada's new Children's Arts Tax credit includes tutoring!

  • Posted on: 11 September 2011
  • By: Johanna

Canada Revenue announced a new individual tax credit for parents of children enrolled in arts programs. Eligible programs also include cultural and academic programs, such as learning another language and tutoring.

Requirements for eligible programs and issuing receipts to claim the benefit are available on the Canada Revenue Agency web page:

Did you get an e-mail asking you to renew?

  • Posted on: 23 July 2011
  • By: Johanna

We were doing some work on, and renewal reminder e-mails were sent to most tutors by mistake. It's likely that your listing is NOT due for renewal.

Please be assured that the listing time paid for has not been changed. You can check the actual expiry date of your listing by logging in to your account. Your listing's expire date is listed in the status box below your listing(s).

We apologize for the confusion this may have caused.