Who we are

About Unique Minds

Our Background

Learning Solutions

Unique Minds Learning Company is the outgrowth of a home based tutoring business established by Desiree Wilson over 20 years ago. Motivated by her family’s history of dyslexia, Desiree left her career in consulting engineering to learn Orton-Gillingham tutoring and language development for students with learning differences. By understanding her own learning differences, she quickly learned that she could help struggling children succeed in school and life.
Encouraged, guided and supported in her efforts by her husband Ken, assistants were hired to fill a growing demand for her services. As the business grew, specialists in various academic disciplines joined the team and Ken joined full time. In 2004 the business was incorporated and a few years later was relocated from the family home and a learning centre was established.
The business has shown a consistent and remarkable pattern of growth based almost entirely on referrals from teachers, other clients, psychological and educational consultants and students. Today Unique Minds provides direct one on one tutoring services in all major academic areas for students from grade one to university. Leveraging its background in educational services, Unique Minds expanded into in-school programs and conducts science workshops in schools across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

The company continues to be owned by the Wilson family with directors Christopher and Kelvin Wilson now assuming major responsibilities. Unique Minds is most proud of its professional staff from various disciplines and who form the backbone and success of Unique Minds.

Meet Us

Key Personnel

Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson

BBA, Director and Educator

Christopher has been working with students of all ages and backgrounds for over 10 years. He runs the Science Made Fun division, and works mainly with University Students. He earned his Bachelor’s 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 Lower Mainland.

Ken Wong

Ken Wong

PhD, Tutor and Educator

Prior to joining Unique Minds, Ken was a chemisty instructor and labratory technician at the University of British Columbia. He tutors all levels of math and chemistry.

Kelvin Wilson

Kelvin Wilson

BA, 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. He is responsible for our keyboarding, Scientific Learning (Fast Forward), and remedial programs. Kelvin is a Duke of Edinburgh gold award recipient. Kelvin who is dsylexic really enjoys helping his students and helps them avoid some of the struggles he experienced. 

Sara dos Santos

Sara dos Santos

BA, Tutor and Educator

Sara holds a history degree and completed the TEFL program. Prior to joining Unique Minds she worked as university teaching assistant. Sara specializes in language and executive tutoring .

Karen Horne

Karen Horne

BSc, Scientist and Educator

Karen is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and specialized in geology when completing her a degree in Earth Science. Karen loves working with children and sharing their delight in learning new skills and science experiences.

Desiree Wilson

Desiree Wilson

Director

Desiree started Unique Minds on her dining room table in the mid 90s. Since then she has overseen the growth of the company into what it is today. Having suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia growing up in South Africa, she is intimately familiar with the struggles of those with learning differences and specializes in.

Kenneth Wilson

Kenneth Wilson

MBA, Director

Ken Wilson is responsible for the overall direction of Unique Minds Learning Company. After a career as a risk management and insurance executive and entrepreneur, he joined Desiree in expanding Unique Minds.

 Susana Chamuagua

Susana Chamuagua

Supply Manager and Tutor

Susana was educated in her native El Salvador where she graduated from business college. She is responsible for organizing equipment, supplies and logistics for our science workshops. In addition, she tutors Spanish at all levels.

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