Our Policies


Symbols has policies in place to provide fair and consistent service to our students and their families, and to continue to be a preferred employer for top-notch tutors in the Lower Mainland. From time to time, we adjust our policies to reflect best business practices and the needs of our families, and will always…(Read More)

We were very lucky to be approached by Teachworks a couple of weeks ago, asking if we’d be interested in answering a few questions about Symbols for a blog post on their website. Teachworks offers excellent cloud-based software that lesson-based organizations like ours (learning centers, music studios, etc.) use to help manage…(Read More)

Hi parents, We have completed our first week of online tutoring with great success!  While we experienced a few minor hiccups, we learned and adapted quickly, and we’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents and tutors about their experience online and with using the home kits.  Thanks to the dedication and creativity of our…(Read More)

Hi Parents, What extraordinary, challenging times we are in.  First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are keeping well and healthy, both physically and mentally.  We know that, like us, many of you may be stressed, concerned and confused.  For what it’s worth, you’re not…(Read More)

Hi Symbols Parents, With respect to the current COVID-19 situation, we remain reassured by Canadian health officials maintaining that the risk level in Canada is low, the fact that children do not seem to be as adversely affected by the virus as other higher-risk groups, and the fact that unlike schools or daycares…(Read More)

It’s time to start planning for the 2019/2020 school year!  Our tutors’ schedules fill up fast.  Be sure to register early for this school year 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…(Read More)

Happy (belated) 10th birthday to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art! Earlier this year, the Bill Reid Gallery and its community of supporters and contributors celebrated a decade of sharing Indigenous art from our region. Since the gallery first opened in 2008, it has allowed the residents of Vancouver – and many from…(Read More)

At Symbols, we are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and talented tutors teaching one-to-one multisensory lessons based on the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach. The Symbols Tutor Profile Series is an opportunity for us to introduce you to our team and celebrate each tutor’s unique contribution to the work we do…(Read More)

Congratulations! You did it! You made it through the school year and Summer is well under way. The Summer break is full of fun and sunshine and long days spent with family and friends. And so it should be, but it can also play an important role in any student’s progress from one grade…(Read More)