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Professional Tutoring in Interior British Columbia

In-home and online tutoring in Interior British Columbia. Certified teachers. All grades & subjects.

Why choose

Prep Academy Tutors?

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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Certified Private Tutors in Interior British Columbia

Our certified and accredited tutors set us apart from other private tutoring companies in British Columbia and make us a reliable source for personalized education. Every student is capable of reaching academic success — they just need the right tools and resources to do so. At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide private in-home tutoring in British Columbia that is personally catered to the unique needs of each of our students. Our tutors approach each student individually to provide them with a personalized educational environment that is low-pressure, and familiar. By providing this personalized attention, we can work with your child to fill any gaps in their knowledge and help them to catch up with their peers. If your child needs a more personalized approach to education to improve their grades and comprehension, Prep Academy Tutors can match them with a tutor who will best suit their needs and personal learning style. We like to think of our tutors as your child’s “smart friend” who can explain things in a way that they can understand and retain. At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide your child with the right tools to reach academic success. We know that your child’s academic journey is important to you, which is why we maintain open communication with parents every step of the way. Instead of impersonal emails, we bring our personalized approach to learning to our communication with parents. We schedule phone calls and face to face meetings so that we can update you on your child’s progress and work as a team to keep them on track on their path to academic fulfilment.

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Certified Tutors in Interior British Columbia

Prep Academy Tutors is an elite team of certified teachers who have the qualifications and knowledge needed to provide a professional level of education. Our certified tutors in British Columbia are qualified to teach but believe in the value of personalized education. The reality is that it is getting harder for teachers to get a job with the board, and even when they do get a job, the large class sizes make it nearly impossible to give each student the right level of attention they need. We pride ourselves in providing certified educators with an alternative option that allows them to educate in an environment that is low-pressure and personal to each student. At Prep Academy Tutors, we create an environment that is both fulfilling and enriching for both our tutors and students.

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Flexible In-Home and Online Tutors

Prep Academy Tutors is a team of flexible in-home tutors who will work around your schedule to provide your child with the level of education they need, at times that are convenient for your family.

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Personalized Education

Our tutors provide personalized education with a high level of professionalism and service. We are committed to providing a personalized approach to education that is unique to every student to help them reach academic success.

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Professional Tutoring Services

in Interior British Columbia

At Prep Academy Tutors we know that no two children learn in exactly the same way, which is why we offer various styles of private tutoring services in British Columbia

Our tutors cater their approach to education based on a student’s individual needs to not only fill in gaps in their knowledge but to form a close relationship that is both encouraging and empowering. To us education is fun, and we want your child to have fun on their journey to academic success.

We are proud to have a team of teachers who can provide students with the personalized level of education they need to better retain course material, catch up to their peers, and gain an entirely new level of confidence in their academic ability. 

Don’t let your child struggle academically when they can benefit from personalized tutoring services.

Our tutors in Interior British Columbia are ready to provide your child with the personalized attention they need to excel.

Learn more about the tutoring services our certified teachers can provide to help elevate your child’s educational experience.

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One-on-One Tutoring in Interior British Columbia

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It can be challenging for teachers in the classroom to give every student the attention they need to succeed. Fortunately, Prep Academy Tutors provides at-home and online one-on-one tutoring in Interior British Columbia.

 By bringing education into your home, our tutors can better explain course material and revisit challenging subject matter to fill in any gaps in your child’s knowledge.

 Our educators work one-one-one with students to make a connection, better understand the student’s individual educational needs, and accommodate accordingly with a customized education plan that is unique to the student.

 Instead of acting like a teacher at the front of the classroom, our tutors act more like a “smart friend” who can reiterate source material and explain subject matter in a way that is easy to understand.

Our tutors create a safe, low-pressure educational environment where students feel like they can learn and develop comprehension at their own pace.

Prep Academy Tutors provides semi-private tutoring in Interior British Columbia so that students can benefit from the magic that happens when you put two heads together.

If your child and a friend are at a similar learning stage and are interested in utilizing tutoring, they can benefit from having the same instructor while also getting a more one-on-one approach to learning.

Prep Academy Tutors offers group tutoring in Interior British Columbia for groups of 3-6 students. While group tutoring does not provide the same personalization as one-on-one tutoring, it makes up for this with the energy, camaraderie, and collaboration that comes with group learning.

In group tutoring, students can come together to work as a team, brainstorm, bounce ideas off one another, and provide each other with the support and encouragement to confidently set and reach academic goals.

Because all students have different learning needs, capabilities, and interests, some subjects can pose as more of a challenge in the classroom than others. This is why Prep Academy Tutors hires certified educators with various specialties.

 Whether you are looking for a science tutor or English tutor in Interior British Columbia, we can pair your child with a tutor who has the specialized knowledge needed to fill in any gaps in their knowledge of a particular subject matter.

 

We offer tutoring for the following subjects:

● Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Science)

● Social Studies (Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics)

● Mathematics (General Mathematics, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Vectors, Data Management, Advanced Functions)

● English (Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Writing Skills)

● Languages (Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian and Latin)

The schools in British Columbia follow the curriculum outlined by the British Columbia Education System, which focuses on literacy development, communication, and thinking and cultural perspectives. The Prep Academy Tutors of Interior BC provide educational assistance based on this curriculum to fill in any gaps in a student’s knowledge and to prepare them to better understand the course material. 

The educators at Prep Academy Tutors execute a private and personalized approach to curriculum material to provide students with the extra attention they need to catch up to their peers and gain confidence in their ability to academically succeed.

The redesign of curriculum reinforces the current views in BC on the need for strong foundations in literacy and numeracy.

Literacy and numeracy foundations – text literacy (reading and writing), number and financial literacy, visual literacy, and digital literacy—are fundamental requirements for full social and economic participation in today’s world.

Literacy and numeracy skills are developed through applications in all curricular areas. Literacy and numeracy performance expectations are described in the BC performance standards.

We provide tutoring that aligns with the subject matter taught in your child’s current school curriculum so that they can apply their new-found knowledge in the classroom, and see the parallels between what they are learning at home and in school. This allows them to make important connections and change their approach to learning as a whole

Enrichment Programs

Tutoring is for more than just remediation purposes. Tutoring can be an enriching experience for any student looking to learn more or get ahead. Prep Academy Tutors offers enrichment tutoring programs in Interior British Columbia to help students challenge themselves academically.

 

Remedial Programs:

Every child is capable of learning when equipped with the right tools. Prep Academy Tutors offers remedial programs in Interior British Columbia that are designed to provide these tools to students struggling with subjects like reading and English.

We offer two remedial programs:

 

Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program: Our tutors offer a direct instruction reading mastery program that is designed to help students struggling with reading comprehension. This program is 90% review based and uses carefully developed and fully-scripted directions to help students to retain information long term and develop comprehension at a faster rate.

 

The Wilson Reading System: This program is designed to suit the educational needs of students with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities. Tutors executing this program exercise the Orton-Gillingham method; which is the concept of utilizing multi-sensory instruction through reading, listening, seeing, etc., which helps students to retain literacy comprehension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet

the owners

Rhona Stanislaus 

Rhona is excited to be part of the Prep Academy Tutors team and bring the first Prep Academy Tutors franchise to families in British Columbia (BC). Based in Kelowna, BC she is a mom of one school aged son. Her entrepreneurial spirit combined with a passion for education and providing her son with the best possible learning opportunities makes Prep Academy Tutors a natural fit.

She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), has earned an MBA from Laurentian University, and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Calgary. After a diverse 25-year career in the public and private sectors she transitioned into self employment to provide financial planning advice to individuals and businesses, helping them secure their financial futures. Education and a love for learning she believes is the foundation of long-term financial success.

Rhona recognizes the power of education and importance of individualized instruction in meeting the unique needs and learning styles of each student. Personalized support provided by highly qualified Prep Academy Tutors, professional teachers, she believes, uniquely complements classroom instruction to help students achieve their full potential.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Rhona enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends, cooking and entertaining, hiking, cycling, kayaking and paddleboarding. She is also an avid traveler who enjoys exploring and experiencing different cultures. A nurturer at heart, she juggles the roles of mother, caregiver, volunteer, and entrepreneur.

 

Shannan Schimmelmann 

Shannan is thrilled to be part of the Prep Academy Tutors team. She is happily married and a mom of two daughters based in Kelowna, British Columbia (BC). Passionate about entrepreneurship and providing opportunities for her daughters, launching the first Prep Academy Tutors franchise in BC is perfectly aligned.

She started her first business at 17 years old, creating websites for curriculum services at the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories. Several years later, once she completed her degree she worked as a supply teacher for French Immersion elementary school students and later taught Small Business Management, part of the Management Studies Program at Aurora College in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories for several years. She spent many years as a sports coach and co-founded a leadership camp program for youth ages 11-18.

Over the past two decades, Shannan focused her career on business and economic development. Shannan is a Master in Business Administration degree graduate from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Kelowna Women in Business.

Known for her friendliness and being an active member of her community, when she is not working with entrepreneurs, she loves spending time outdoors with family and friends, traveling the globe, hiking, cycling, skiing, kayaking, or golfing.

Shannan believes that all children are capable learners and the support provided by highly qualified Prep Academy Tutors will help students fulfill their potential. She very much looks forward to working with families in the BC Interior to help their children succeed.

our

head office team

Adrian Dougherty
Adrian Dougherty
President & Chief Operating Officer
Carly Dougherty
Carly Dougherty
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Ellie Routledge
Ellie Routledge
Director of Education
Raemyn Cheema
Raemyn Cheema
Franchise Support Manager

meet our

Tutors

Akshata P.
Akshata P.
Primary Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
ACT Prep, Academic Coaching, Accounting, Algebra, Biology, Business, Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry, ELL, Economics, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Finite Math, Geography, History, Math, SAT Prep, Science, Social Science, Statistics, World Religion
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Aman S.
Aman S.
Intermediate and High School Teacher
Math, Science
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Anna M.
Anna M.
Primary Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
Academic Coaching, Art, Business, Data Management, Direct Instruction, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Family Studies, Law, Math, Social Science
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Arielle M.
Arielle M.
Primary Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
Art, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Social Science
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Barry K.
Barry K.
Intermediate, High School and College/University
Chemistry (10-12), Math 7-9
Post-Secondary, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Darien K.
Darien K.
Primary Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
Academic Coaching, Algebra, Art, Biology, Data Management, Direct Instruction, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Equity Studies, Family Studies, Geography, History, Math, Philosophy, Political Science, Science, Social Science, Special Education, World Religion
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eileen H.
Eileen H.
Primary Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
Academic Coaching, Special Education
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Grace G.
Grace G.
Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
English, Reading, Writing
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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