An Overview of Services Offered

In our final blog post in the services offered series will provide an overview of all the new services we have added for the fall of 2017.

An Overview

In our previous blog posts we have highlighted three exciting new services that are being offered for the coming school year. At Thrive Tutoring Services we are committed to providing the greater Nelson community with unique, innovative programs that are tailored to the needs of every family. Our peer tutoring, virtual homework help, and homeschool planning and development services are aimed to help a wide range of learners and caregivers in our community.

Peer Tutoring

Our peer tutoring services are designed to pair young learners with older students who can help them to gain valuable numeracy and literacy skills. Peer tutors will be closely monitored to begin with, and will train closely with Georgia to ensure that they are providing the best possible support to every young learner.

It can be very difficult for children who fall behind in their first few years of school to catch up, and this can cause a lot of stress socially and at home. In order to make sure that this does not happen, our qualified team of peer tutors is available to help with children aged 5-12 years.

For more information about our peer tutoring services, please feel free to read more here.

Virtual Homework Help

Virtual homework help is designed for the student who is a confident learning individually and who only needs occasional help and assignment or essay revision. Our virtual homework help program is designed to be flexible, and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Our virtual homework tutor has many years of tutoring experience and is excited to be able to provide tutoring services remotely.

High school can be a stressful time for students, especially those aspiring to attend prestigious post-secondary institutions. Our virtual homework help can provide students with an extra push to ensure that they obtain the marks they need in order to be accepted to any program they apply to. Virtual homework help is being taught by Kate, a university student with over 6 years of professional tutoring experience.

For further details about our virtual homework help program, including the cost and specifics of what is included, you can read more here.

Homeshool Planning and Development

The homeschool planning and development services were designed with parents in mind. Homeschooling a child can be an overwhelming, isolating, and difficult experience for parents who don’t have experience as educators and are unfamiliar with the education system and graduation requirements of BC. The homeschool planning and development program can provide a clear, well researched, and individualized education plan to parents and educators that makes any academic goal possible.

The homeschool planning and development services are completed with close consultation from the caregiver, and can be customized to fit the needs of any situation.

If you would like a comprehensive overview of all our homeschool planning and development services, including the cost of each program, you can read more here.

Services Offered – Homeschool Planning and Development

The third post on the topic of services offered will describe our homeschool planning and support program.

Homeschool Planning and Development

dog readingOur homeschool planning and development services are catered to you, the parent or guardian and is designed to assist you with delivering your student’s education in an organized and manageable format. Homeschool planning and development is a short term service best utilized at the beginning of a school year, program or individual course.

This new program can be tailored based on the needs and goals of every family. Whether you need a simple outline of courses to complete and a timeline for getting them done or a more comprehensive support including planning, registration, and even day-to-day scheduling, our homewchool planning and development services can help you ensure that your student achieves their educational goals on schedule.

Homeschool planning and development is done by Georgia Argyle, in close consultation with the parent or educator seeking out the services. Georgia has over 18 years experience working with children in the Nelson area, and is familiar with a wide range of online and distance education providers. She has helped a number of students to complete their homeschooling goals and is excited to work with parents and educators to ensure that every students is able to access the wide range of distance education options available in Nelson.

For a more detailed overview of the homeschool planning and development services we offer, as well as a cost breakdown for the services, please visit this page. To contact us with any unanswered questions you may have please fill out the form found here and we will respond within two business days.

Services Offered – Virtual Homework Help

In our second blog post about the services offered by Thrive Tutoring Services we will highlight our exciting new virtual homework help program.

Virtual Homework Help

dog at computersAn exciting new offering for the upcoming school year is our virtual homework help program! Virtual homework help provides the opportunity for students to access professional tutoring at regularly scheduled times online using Google Hangout. Students can contact the tutor with specific questions or for exam review and assignment assistance.

Virtual homework help functions as a monthly subscription, meaning that the amount of help provided can be adjusted from month to month based on the individual needs of every learner. Furthermore, students can submit a certain number of assignment such as essays, worksheets, or scholarship applications to be reviewed by the tutor. The innovative format of our virtual homework help program is designed so that it can be tailored to the unique needs of each individual student.

Virtual homework help will be offered by Kate Harvey-Vieira , who has been working at Thrive since it was founded in the spring of 2017. Kate is a university student who has been tutoring students in various subjects including Math, Science, English, Planning, and Social Studies for many years. She is excited to be able to help students remotely, in the way that is most beneficial to them.

Virtual homework help is meant for the student who is already competent in the subject matter and requires occasional help to master the skill or increase their grade with professional feedback. More details, including the cost and availability of virtual homework help can be found here. If you require more information or would like to inquire about availability please fill out the form here or contact us using this form and we will respond within two business days.

Services Offered- Peer Tutoring

In the first post of this new blog series, we will share with you more details about the exciting new services offered this fall.

Peer Tutoring

sleeping miceThrive Tutoring Services is excited to welcome Andriana Bergman and Théo Lincourt to our team for the 2017/2018 school year! Andriana and Théo are high school students who are excited to have the opportunity to work with younger students in the coming year.

Our peer tutors will bring passion, dedication, and a unique set of skills to the Thrive team. We are thrilled that they will be joining us, and we are confident that they will make a difference to a number of young students in this community who will be able to excel academically with the guidance of Andriana and Théo.

Andriana and Théo will be closely monitored for the initial 2 – 4 sessions with each new student, and will work with Georgia Argyle to develop individualized literacy and numeracy training programs to help every child succeed. Thrive’s peer tutors will provide one on one skills development in a professional setting using a range of online, tactile and written resources that support each learner.

Our peer tutors and will be available to work with students who are 5-12 years old, peer tutoring times are from 4:00pm – 8:00pm on Monday through Friday. For more information about the cost of peer tutoring sessions and other details, please visit our services page found here. To ask us general questions or to inquire about availability, you can fill out the contact form found here and we will respond within 2 business days.

Tutoring Services for the 2017/2018 School Year

At Thrive, we have developed a range of services to meet the needs of individual learners.

  • For all students who require one on one support we have Individual Tutoring Services at $35.00 per hour. These sessions are delivered in a quiet environment and are tailored to the student’s needs, learning style and pace of study.
  • For students who require small group education support in a quieter working environment we provide Small Group Tutoring Services for 2 – 4 students enrolled in the same program and grade level. Prices vary depending on group size, view costs here.
  • For younger students (ages 6 – 13) Thrive offers Peer Tutoring Services. Older students who have been trained to provide individually appropriate education support to students are available to work one on one with your child. Peer tutoring services are available at $25.00 per hour.
  • For homeschool students Thrive offers Homeschool Support Services, one on one help with online courses. We can take your student from start to finish through an entire course or we can provide once a week review of their work to help keep them on track. Homeschool Support Services are provided at $35.00 per hour.
    • And for those busy parents and guardians we offer Homeschool Planning Development. Meet with us to outline your child’s education goals and we will help you set up yearly, monthly and even daily programming to get you on your way. Prices for these services vary depending on the package purchased, view costs here.
  • For students who just need a little bit of help with their homework on a regular basis Thrive offers Virtual Homework Help. Trained tutors are available at scheduled times every day to answer your child’s homework questions, to help when they get stuck and to review completed work. Prices for these services vary depending on the package purchased, view costs here.

Fall Bookings – Peer Tutors

Here we are, not even halfway through summer and our tutors are booked full for the coming school year. With such a positive response to our services we have decided to add peer tutoring services for younger students.

Peer tutors are older students (16 – 18) who have the skills and training to work with younger children supporting early reading and math skills. Peer tutors will be closely monitored for the initial 2 – 4 sessions and will work with Georgia to develop literacy and numeracy training programs for individual students. Thrive peer tutors provide one on one skills development in a professional setting using a range of online, tactile and written resources that support each learner. At the end of each session the learner will be provided with practice work they can complete between sessions at home. Parents will have full access to progress reports and bi-monthly opportunities to attend parent-tutor meetings for more in depth discussions.
Information on peer tutoring services including dates, times and costs can be found here.

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An Introduction

Welcome to the very first Thrive Tutoring Services blog post. Launched April 2017, Thrive has been a long time in the making. Decades of study, work and personal research have come together to create a learner support program aimed at individual education support for students seeking help in achieving their goals. Blog posts will come out twice a week on a range of education related topics as I put into words my understanding of how best to support students.

Providing education support to students is the most important part of my work; it is the one-on-one interactions that bring about a better understanding of the material and more importantly the learner. It is important for the student and the tutor to understand the unique learning styles and needs of the learner. While everyone has the capacity to learn, we differ in the content we can learn and how we can learn it. Each student brings their own learning styles and preferences to the “table”. I put the word table in quotes because even the location of learning can change the outcome of each session. Students think, learn, process, and output information and ideas in unique ways that are suited to their intellectual strengths and struggles.

As the intersection of learning challenges becomes more complex, the importance of individualized support towards student specific goals increases. Students and the people who support them need to take the time to learn what works and how to apply it. As students grow up and move towards independence, self-knowledge becomes a vital tool they can take into the world. Personal knowledge is personal power and a student who knows how they learn, where they want to go and what they want to accomplish is standing in their personal power. As a tutor, I strive to help students meet their educational goals and discover who they are as learners.

Identifying how a student learns and providing space for that student to learn the way that best meets their needs are important supports. However they are only pieces in an education puzzle that requires all the pieces to thrive. Students also need:

  • Sufficient sleep – the amount varies by individual, age and circumstance
  • Proper nutrition – the brain needs food to function
  • Hydration – lubrication for the nervous system eases internal communication signals
  • Movement – bodies and minds are all part of the same system, support one and you support both
  • Emotional well-being – stress and anxiety overwhelm and hijack the brain demanding attention and relief; learning is difficult when the brain is busy
  • Social support – students need to know they belong, they are connected, and they matter. Strong social support relieves emotional issues and provides a safe space in which to learn

I am looking forward to exploring these ideas and so many more. Over the next few years this blog will cover a range of topics as I explore the work of some of the most brilliant educators, thinkers and education policy makers in modern western (primarily North American) society. Watch for explorations of multiple intelligence, diverse learning styles, human attachment, parent support, student support, education programs and a variety of individual pieces on work or ideas I want to explore. Supporting students is my passion and this blog provides me with an opportunity to share what has informed and inspired my work.