RISE at School

Our RISE one-to-one remedial instruction is also delivered within school settings. We are currently working at or in collaboration with several public and independent schools.


RISE is for students in grades 1 through 12 who have a suspected or diagnosed learning difference.


RISE at School is offered at participating elementary and secondary schools.

We are able to place instructors directly in your school, or at a neighbouring location that is easily and safely accessed by students during regular school hours.


Sessions are scheduled in collaboration with school staff and teachers to accommodate your child’s existing class schedule.

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Program Description

In our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) learning support program, students work one-to-one with a qualified instructor on ongoing, remedial support, explicit instruction, tutoring and homework support. The goal of this program is to improve student independence, confidence, and academic success.

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Program Highlights

Here are some key features and what you can expect in our one-to-one program. We will discuss the options best suited for your child and family during and following your intake interview.

What to Expect

  • Participate in an intake interview with an LDS team member to assess student learning needs, program fit, scheduling, and funding.
  • Share relevant educational documents (IEP, PsychEd, report cards) with LDS to review and determine learning needs and priorities. 
  • Depending on program fit, your child will receive one-to-one explicit instruction in foundational skills such as phonics, reading comprehension, written output, and/or math, or homework support taught by experienced, specially trained instructors.
  • Students develop executive function skills such as working memory, attention, planning and organization through test preparation, note-taking, and study skills.
  • Receive the benefits of a program that draws from an extensive library of curricula that our expert instructors use to develop individualized learning plans based on student assessment, data and learning goals.
  • Our program integrates assistive technology tools (software and hardware) and social robotics where appropriate.
  • LDS supports students and families with case managers, including BC Certified Teachers, who observe and coach instructors (average 2 hours per week).

Progress Monitoring

  • LDS uses standardized assessment to identify individualized learning goals and develop learning interventions. 
  • LDS identifies, develops and reports on social and emotional goals to support students learning and confidence.
  • LDS uses ongoing assessments to monitor learning progress.
  • Families receive session snapshot reports after each session.
  • Families receive mid-year and end-of-year reporting on learning goals and progress. 

Extra Supports

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

  • LDS will, with parent/guardian consent, forward your child’s learning plan, progress reports and session snapshots to their teacher(s), school-based team, and other professionals.
  • LDS can collaborate with specialists to support your child’s learning needs.
  • LDS can provide support with IEP development and communication with a school-based team.

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.