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Does your child need a bit of extra help with their homework?
Or are you looking for more of an academic challenge for them?
If so, these are some great service providers that can help:
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Sylvan tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing and more—turning B's into A's and frustration into confidence! Several locations are available throughout Greater Vancouver for your convenience: Vancouver (Cambie), Vancouver (Kerrisdale), Vancouver (Champlain), North Van, West Van, Richmond, Delta, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey & Newton, Surrey (Fleetwood), Abbotsford, Burnaby, Langley, and White Rock.
Little House Education Centre
Over the past 15 years, Little House has offered a variety of educational programs. They provide support as well as enrichment for students of all learning styles from pre-school to university. As each child learns differently, they we pride themselves on placing students with a specifically selected tutor who can meet their individual needs and teach them based on how they learn best.
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
The Burnaby Village Museum has a variety of programs for you and your family to learn about our history. A fun, hands-on twist will engage your children in history by demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, ice cream making, harvest preservation, and more!
Bricks 4 Kidz - Coquitlam
Designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, Bricks 4 Kidz' hands-on curriculum introduces children age 3–13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks. Lessons from math, science, language arts, and social studies are integrated and discussed with a focus on fun and learning at the same time.
Place des Arts
A comprehensive array of fine arts programs are offered at Place des Arts, with the more academic classes being in literary (creative writing) and visual arts. This is the ideal place for kids wishing to pursue more arts and music education than what is offered in school. Scholarships and bursaries are available.
Vancouver Chess School
There aren't too many games where kids can enjoy a complex mental challenge even at the novice level--but chess is one of them. A carefully structured curriculum, administered by national masters at the Vancouver Chess School can develop problem solving skills, which may transferred to other disciplines.
Arts Umbrella (Granville Island)
Innovative instruction is provided by over 170 dedicated artists and arts educators. Classes are available in the more artistic academic subjects, such as architecture, dance, media arts, music, photography, theatre, visual arts and more.
IKOMA Abacus Learning
The abacus, that ancient, bead-based calculator, is making a comeback in after-school programs. The Japanese call an abacus “SOROBAN.” Soroban helps build self-confidence and strengthens children’s ability to think critically and creatively. The Soroban method helps one easily understand number concepts and is a comprehensive system for embracing concepts and high achievement in mathematics.
Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. Your child can progress at his or her own pace, to develop skills that will deliver results in the classroom and beyond. Several locations are available throughout Greater Vancouver.
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