One-to-One Instruction

Students with learning differences can succeed! RISE One-to-One helps build academic skills and confidence at school and beyond.


Students ages 5 – 18 with suspected or diagnosed learning differences. These include ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and others.


Our East Vancouver and North Vancouver Learning Centres, Schools, online, or via Access, our mobile classroom.


One-to-One sessions are 50 minutes. They happen Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 7:30pm and Saturdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Program Description

RISE One-to-One gives students expert learning support. Students work one-to-one with a qualified instructor. They get ongoing, individualized learning support. It supports students with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and other learning challenges.  

*RISE = Research-informed Individualized Student Education 

Students improve their independence, confidence, and academic success.   

As a parents or guardian, you apply for learning support online. After applying, you receive an email with a link to set up an intake interview. We will get to know you and your child better in this interview. We will gather information to understand your child’s learning challenges. This will help us match them with an instructor. 

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Accessible Learning Support

You can access expert learning support across BC.

At our Learning Centres

Famlies get expert one-to-one instruction at our East Vancouver and North Vancouver Learning Centres.

Across BC

Families get expert one-to-one instruction no matter where they live. Our secure online platform brings learning support to families in BC.

See what a session looks like online.

In our Mobile Classroom

Families get expert one-to-one instruction on Access, our mobile classroom. Stay tuned for updates on where Access will be for the 2024-25 school year.

Do you want Access in your neighbourhood? Access can travel to a range of Lower Mainland locations. Please contact us to learn more.

At Schools

Families get expert one-to-one instruction in their school. LDS currently works at or with several public and independent schools. Contact us to learn about LDS coming to your school.

What makes RISE different than tutoring?

RISE One-to-One instruction is more than tutoring. It provides comprehensive support from our full team of professionals. This support is personalized to meet each student’s learning goals. It includes focused support in these areas:    

  1. Foundational skills – literacy and/or math (often a focus from grades 1-5).   
  2. School skills – executive function, self-regulation for learning, studying, homework and coursework (often a focus from grades 6-12).  

See all the ways our individualized instruction sets your child up to succeed. You can also read more program highlights here.   

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What Does LDS Do?

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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2024-25 Fees

Comprehensive RISE One-to-One support is $98 an hour. We recommend students receive 2 hours a week of learning support.

You can use our sliding scale for fees if your household income is $160,000 or less. Our sliding scale is made possible by a) families applying for external support from third-party funders and b) support from LDS’ charitable bursary fund.

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When to expect a placement offer

After applying for RISE One-to-One, you schedule an appointment with our Family and Student Services Team. Our team will learn about your child’s learning needs at this appointment. They will also help you apply for additional funding if eligible.

Once the intake process finishes, our team works to place your child with the best instructor for them. We cannot guarantee when your child will receive a placement offer from our team. We will do our best to place your child as soon as possible in the school year. The more availability you provide, the sooner we are likely to offer a placement.

Become a Donor

Thank you to our supporters who contribute to making our programming accessible for families in need. If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund to ensure all students have access to the educational support they deserve, 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.