RISE at Home

Our RISE at Home program offers specialized remote one-to-one instruction to help students with a suspected or diagnosed learning difference succeed academically, and assists in building their skills and confidence in and outside of school. Our instructors are specifically trained in online instruction to ensure your child’s learning experience is a success!


Students aged 5 through 18 with a suspected or diagnosed learning difference.

Students who live in BC or throughout Canada and would like to access specialized instruction online. BC students may also be able to access homework support.

Students completing distance education, home learner programs, or homeschooling and needing specialized learning support for suspected or diagnosed learning differences.

Students with, or who are living in households with persons who may have compromised immune systems.


RISE at Home is offered virtually via our TutorCruncher and Lesson Space platforms. These are specialized platforms designed for remote education.


Lessons are generally offered Monday to Friday between 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturdays between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Lesson times vary depending on the program and the time of year.

Weekday hours are available for distance education.

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Program Description

In our Research-informed Individualized Student Education at Home (RISE at Home) program, students receive learning support virtually via our secure online systems from a qualified instructor on ongoing, instruction, tutoring, and homework support. The goal of this program is to improve student independence, confidence, and academic success by addressing identified skill gaps and learning challenges.

Our RISE at Home program allows families to access qualified and experienced instructors in the areas of phonics, reading comprehension and intervention, mathematics foundations and writing foundations regardless of their geographical location.

Learning support and tutoring is available for students experiencing ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, language-based learning challenges, and more.

Our RISE at Home program works with your child’s current schooling schedule and can be delivered after school or on weekends for children attending full-time brick and mortar schools, or during school hours for children completing distributed learning, home learner programs, or homeschooling.

As a parent or guardian, please apply for one-to-one support through our online application form and select RISE at Home. Our Learning Support Team will then reach out to set up an interview time where we will get to know you and your child better, gather information to understand your child’s learning challenges, and begin the process of matching them with an instructor.

We understand that many children struggled with whole class online instruction via their schools, as one teacher trying to support the learning needs of over 20 diverse learners is exceptionally challenging. However, with your child’s one-to-one session at LDS, our instructors use an interactive platform that allows for hands on student engagement and sessions tailored to the learning, engagement, and behavioural needs of each student. Many students who struggled in whole class online sessions are able to very successful engage in individual online sessions developed specifically for them.

You can read more about RISE at Home and how we aligned our focus on providing individualized instruction and secure experiences for students with our software platforms here.

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Program Highlights

Here are some key features of our one-to-one programming. We will discuss the options best suited for your child and family during and following your intake interview.

  • Intake screening call for new students.
  • Intake interview with family and student to assess scheduling, funding and other needs.
  • Informal assessment (where warranted), review of any relevant educational documents (IEP, PsychEd, report cards) to determine learning needs and priorities.
  • One-to-one instruction, and homework support as well as explicit instruction (as determined by need) by experienced, specially trained instructors on school subjects and homework. Instructors may draw from our curricula options.
  • Instructors can support with test preparation, note-taking, and study skills.
  • TutorCruncher summary reports after each session.
  • Learning Support Team observation and coaching of instructors.

Where warranted (to be determined in collaboration with families):

  • Collaboration with specialists to support your child’s learning needs.
  • Case management by LDS’s Learning Support Team, including BC Certified Teacher(s), as well as observation and coaching of instructors (average 2 hours per week).
  • Explicit Instruction in foundational skills (phonics, reading comprehension, math foundations, writing foundations). Instructors will draw from our curricula options.
  • Mid-term and end of term detailed reports.
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What Does LDS Do?

Through our one-to-one foundational and explicit instruction programs, tutoring, and homework support, LDS empowers unique learners to recognize their own strengths, gain confidence, and achieve lifelong confidence and success inside and outside the classroom.

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Become a Donor

LDS would like to thank CKNW Kids’ Fund for their generous support of this program. CKNW Kids’ Fund, and other donors, sponsors, and funders like them, make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable programs. If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time donation.

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Thank you to our donors

Our donors play a vital role in sustaining our programming. We are so grateful for their continued support of children and youth in our community with learning differences.