Posts Posts by: "Rob Wahl"

Congratulations Tristan, on earning a spot on the Wall of Champions!  A Wall of Champions is located in the lobby of each of the Symbols locations and features outstanding work from our students.  Tristan is the first of our students to be profiled on the blog. Tristan attends lessons in our Coquitlam location and is…(Read More)

Symbols Richmond Location

We’re so excited to announce that our new Richmond location will be opening soon! This new location will be Symbols’ third, after opening our original Kitsilano location in 2006 and our Coquitlam location in 2012. Our new Richmond location is centrally-located near Lansdowne Centre on Alexandra Rd.  Alexandra runs parallel with Alderbridge Way…(Read More)

  Registration for our 2015-2016 School Year begins in mid-August. Our tutors’ schedules fill up fast.  Be sure to register early so that you can choose a schedule that will work well for you and your family!  You’ll find everything you need to know about registration in this post, including when, where…(Read More)

Our Policies

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Our policies are the result of several years of trial and error, as well as careful review and consideration of the policies at other established learning centers.  Our policies cover two major areas:  lesson cancellation/rescheduling, and termination of tutoring.  Policies are very tricky to get right.  Their main purpose is to protect our tutors…(Read More)

Do you want your preschooler to get off to a great start in spelling, reading and writing? Or does your school-aged child need to play some catch-up this summer? Symbols’ multisensory, phonics-based and highly individualized approach is both effective and fun for a wide variety of young learners. Registration for the 2015…(Read More)

Our New Website!

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I am so thrilled to announce the launch of our all-new website!  This new site is a major upgrade, not just for the website itself, but for Symbols as a company.  I’m not exaggerating.  While it was nice enough in its day, our old site, which we launched around 2007 or 2008, was…(Read More)

Symbols provides excellent service, quality and added benefits in a number of areas, which makes our program of excellent value compared to alternatives.  Examples include: Keeping Parents in the Loop Our Vancouver Orton-Gillingham tutors are scheduled to spend 5 minutes after every lesson with the parent to describe what took place in the lesson…(Read More)

The Symbols Program

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Due to the individualized nature of our program it varies from student to student.  But here are some key things about our program that are common to just about all of our students: New students begin as either language or math students. When help is needed in both language and math, we usually begin with…(Read More)

New students begin with the intake assessment. It is the first and, in some ways, most crucial component of our program. Based on the results of our intake assessment we will know specifically the areas in which a student is already strong and also where focused support will be required. This is what allows us…(Read More)

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