Rise at home

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!




Who is the program for?

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. 

Where is RISE at Home offered?

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

When are sessions?

Lessons are generally offered Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm Pacific time as well as Saturdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  

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

Weekday hours are available for distance education and homeschooled students or those not attending school in person for any reason.

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.

What families are saying

Here are some of our testimonials from RISE at Home: 

“My son is enjoying his time with his Instructor. He appreciates the ability to see and speak with her and working on a variety of activities to keep his interest. During these uncertain times, the consistency of this tutoring session is helpful to maintain his motivation.”

“My daughter has been enjoying her sessions with our tutor using TutorCruncher and LessonSpace, it’s almost a better way to interact for her as she is a “techie” kind of kid so anything on a computer she likes! Overall big thumbs up at this end. We’ll certainly sign up for regular sessions when they become available.”

“My son is enjoying his time with his Instructor online and is quite interested in using TutorCruncher, he feels like he is learning something new which keeps him engaged!”

We operate on a sliding scale fee model to ensure our services are accessible to all families.

We can discuss detailed fees and bursary support options during your intake interview. We are currently exploring ways to offer bursaries and third party funding to families living outside of BC; please inquire if you have questions.

Internal bursaries may be available for families who qualify.  

Please see our Funding Page under Resources for more information on third party grants and qualification criteria.

Most of our programs qualify for BC Ministry Autism / ASD funding (for BC families).

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.

 * Spots are limited; an application does not guarantee a placement.


Email us or call us at 604-873-8139


Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and funders who 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 via our Giving Page. 

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Our typical hours are 9:00am to 7:30pm, Monday to Saturday

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