Unique Minds

Tutoring & Mentorship

We know there are many challenges when it comes to children’s learning, but at Unique Minds we have nearly 20 years of experience dealing with kids of all ages and backgrounds and assisting them in reaching their educational goals. With one on one support we can help any child improve their learning outcomes.

Learning Centre

Stop by our West Vancouver learning centre for more information. Conveniently located just off the Upper Levels Highway, we have plenty of free parking available.

E-Learning

Even before the COVID19 pandemic, Unique Minds offered online learning support for one on one or small group sessions. For traveling athletes or performers or those who simply enjoy the convenience of staying at home we offer video tutoring options.

Science Workshops and Camps

We bring the field trip to you. Visit our Science Made Fun website for information about our hands-on in-school science workshops and summer science camps for kids!

Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

We help students with dyslexia or other learning differences to master the basic knowledge of language and its relationship to our writing system. The O-G approach teaches sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use. All sessions are conducted by trained tutors or graduates of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Developed in the early 20th century the Orton Gillingham tutoring involves a multisensory approach to phonics that is proven very effective in aiding children with language-based learning difficulties such as dyslexia, to read and write. We continue to offer OG tutoring at our learning centre but we’ve now adapted it for online delivery over video tutoring.

Academic Tutoring

We provide one-on-one tutoring, and we can help improve grades substantially. Our staff are qualified and experienced and can tutor all primary and secondary school subjects as well as many college, university and post-secondary courses. We teach concepts and principles and provide homework support and exam preparation.

FastForWord on Line

Click here to learn about Fast ForWord, an evidence-based, adaptive reading and language program that delivers 1-2 years gain in 40-60 hours of use for any struggling learner. 

Executive Functioning Support

Challenges with organization, planning, or time-management are issues get in the way of academic success. We can help keep students organized while providing techniques and strategies for getting things done, stress reduction and self-regulation.

On-Line Course Support

Taking a class at an E-learning centre or an online course at a postsecondary institution? We can help! Click here for information about how we can help build a successful plan for online classes.

The pandemic forced many students to learn online for the first time, but it allowed us to perfect the art of video tutoring. Using zoom or appropriate software we take advantage of additional tools like graphic tablets for math and science and our extensive online resources.

SAT, SSAT, & ACT Prep

These tests differ from your typical school test or examination, from private school entry exams to the university tests we have years of experience, resources, and specialists for each field of examination

Keyboarding Program

Our 6 week multisensory keyboarding program is perfect for kids of all ages who want to learn how to type with proper techniques before bad habits form.

Reading Assistant Plus

Learn more about an innovative online guided reading tool and component of the Fast ForWord program that provides intensive reading practice. Learners use the tool to read developmentally appropriate texts both silently and aloud. 

About Unique Minds

We are a broad-based education company that offers high quality services to help enhance learning outcomes for children of all ages, differences, and backgrounds. While we specialize in one-on-one tutoring, we also offer a number of software and tech-based platforms that can assist children and adults to improve literacy skills. In addition, we own and operate Hi Touch Hi Tech/Science Made Fun which delivers hands-on science workshops to elementary schools and recreation centres across the province.

Online & In-Person

What we offer

  • E-Learning
  • Learning Centre
  • Certified Tutors
  • Broad range of studies

Meet The Team

Biographies

Christopher has been working with students of all ages and backgrounds for over 10 years. He manages our Science Made Fun division, and he also works with university students. Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2012 and has a passion for helping young students achieve their academic and personal goals. He is equally as passionate in bringing hands-on science into the classroom of elementary schools across the province.
Christopher Wilson

BBA, Director and Educator

Kelvin is an Orton-Gillingham tutor and founder of the Unique Minds Foundation. He has tutored with us for 11 years and holds a history degree. Kelvin is responsible for our keyboarding, Scientific Learning (Fast Forward), and remedial programs. He is a Duke of Edinburgh gold award recipient. Kelvin, who is dyslexic, really enjoys seeing his students succeed and helping them gain the skills to cope with some of the same learning challenges he has experienced.
Kelvin Wilson

BA, Director and Educator

We are fortunate to have well qualified and experienced staff. Our people include graduates in math, science, remedial education, humanities, business and other disciplines. Unique Minds staff have all worked with students with differing learning profiles, styles and educational goals. Our company is richer by having staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds who bring their perspectives, work experiences and knowledge to the benefit of our students. Please click for more information about our team

Our Experienced Staff