About EducationWise

Beginning in 2002 as a small group of dedicated tutors, EducationWise is now a professional tutoring agency that has served hundreds of students across Calgary.  We pride ourselves in being locally owned and staffed and providing exceptional tutoring to meet our students’ diverse needs.

At EducationWise, we strive to make the learning process easy and enjoyable for our students. We assist students with diverse tutoring needs including core subject support, special needs tutoring, English language learning, adult education, and preparation for exams including diplomas, GED, ACT, SAT, and GMAT.

Our Approach

Beginning in 2002 as a small group of dedicated tutors, EducationWise is now a professional tutoring agency that has served hundreds of students across Calgary.  We pride ourselves in being locally owned and staffed and providing exceptional tutoring to meet our students’ diverse needs.

How do we ensure that you receive the tutoring support you need?

    • We carefully handpick experienced, skilled tutors to join our team.
    • We are one of few Calgary-based tutoring agencies that trains its tutors.
    • We take time to ensure that each student-tutor match is a good fit in terms of both academic needs and personality.
    • We have tutors create a personalized tutoring plan to meet each student’s educational needs and goals.
    • We work closely with our tutors and clients to ensure continued satisfaction.

Director and founder Louise Ridout developed the CRAFT method of tutoring, which is taught to all EducationWise tutors:

Create a supportive learning environment that promotes active discussion and the exchange of ideas

Recognize individual learning styles and highlight students’ strengths and abilities

Accountability – encourage students to take responsibility for their academic performance

Focus on students’ interests to assist with the comprehension of the tutored subject

Tailor sessions to student needs and exercise patience and flexibility

About Louise

Louise Ridout has been at the helm of EducationWise since its inception. A devoted director with a passion for education, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that the company maintain a personal touch and remain focused on student needs. Prior to establishing EducationWise, she taught mathematics and statistics at Mount Royal College and at the Southern Alberta Institute for Technology, as well as tutoring privately.

Louise’s personal history inspired her to help struggling students. As a child and young adult, she had to teach herself how to break down course material into manageable steps and how to identify and accommodate her own learning style. In spite of her initial challenges in school, Louise successfully completed an honours degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in statistics. As EducationWise director, she now strives to give all her clients the same path to success.

Our Admin Team

The EducationWise admin staff are here to provide you with personalized assistance and support through every step of the tutoring process.  We are happy to answer your questions, provide information about our tutoring services, and match you to the best tutor for your needs.

Shauna

Admin_ShaunaShauna has a background in social work and early childhood education.  As an administrator, she appreciates the opportunity to work with both tutors and families.   She loves hearing about students reaching their goals, positive student-tutor relationships, and especially students who enjoy working with and learning from their tutors.  She believes that in education, the process is just as important as the end goal.

In her spare time, Shauna enjoys spending time with her family and pets, knitting, reading, hiking, and genealogy research.

Victoria

Victoria has worked at EducationWise for over five years, first as a tutor and then as a member of the admin team.  Over the years she has taught students from pre-kindergarten to university level, helped develop tutor training programs, optimized our screening and hiring processes, and worked with countless clients to ensure that their tutoring needs were met.

Victoria graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in computer information systems.  Her hobbies include reading, knitting, and playing piano.

Raihna

Raihna has worked for a number of years in the healthcare industry providing care for both children and the elderly, and has ample experience in the service industry.  As a homeschooling mom, she has developed a huge heart for seeing children overcome learning challenges and thrive in their own ingenuity.  She believes that providing students with the right tools brings them the confidence they need to succeed in any area.

In her spare time, Raihna enjoys spending time in nature with her family and dog, reading, and is an avid music lover.

Our Tutors

Our network of carefully selected, experienced tutors cover a broad range of subjects and grade levels.  Coming from diverse backgrounds and specializations, our tutors have the skills and knowledge to help each student succeed.  Meet some of the tutors who could bring you the support and success you need!

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