May 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are still offering Summer Camps following social distancing measures between children and keeping groups small!

We are also open for testing services, you must call and book an appointment, drop-ins are not being accepted.

We provide assessments in Computers, GED, ESL and English Literacy.

All clients registering in Computer training, GED training, or ESL training are required to have an initial assessment.  However, if they do proceed with one of the courses here, that fee is waived.

Cost: $200

Introduction to the parts of a computer, the Internet and Web Browsing. Learn how to get started with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Windows Mail/Gmail, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Classes: 50 hours (10 hours per week for 5 weeks)

Cost: $500

Building on the learning from the level 1 coursework, this course aims to advance the students understanding of computers, their operating systems, and common software used in business today.

Classes include learning how to maintain and troubleshoot common computer problems. Additional training on Microsoft Word, Windows Mail/Gmail, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint is also included.

Classes: 50 hours (10 hours per week for 5 weeks)

Cost: $500

Training for writing, math, social studies, science, reading, and grammar skills.  Based upon the standardized Canadian GED Program and subject to the learning needs of the individual.

Classes: 50 hours (10 hours per week for 5 weeks)

Cost: $500

Developing the student’s language skills to enter the workforce.  Subject to the learning needs of the individual.  Based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

Basics of ESL Training: Learn fundamental grammatical structures of the English language.  Improve pronunciation and vocabulary; gain confidence speaking.

Communication Skills: Effectively communicate and increase precision of meaning.

Writing Skills: Learn the fundamental structures of an English sentence.  Become proficient writing letters, documents and resumes.

Reading Skills: Face to face (on zoom), Telephone and Electronic interactions.

Speaking Skills: Pronounce sounds and words, build vocabulary and understand nuance.

Classes: 50 hours (10 hours per week for 5 weeks)

Cost: $500

Training for customer service roles.

Basics of Customer Service: Ensure professionalism and customer satisfaction.  Attitude paramount; make the right first impression.

Effective Communication: Say what you mean with facts and integrity.  Learn non-verbal communication, differentiate speaking style for different audiences and learn how to diffuse conflict.

Relationship Building: Establish a rapport; identify customer needs and Imbue value.  Learn how to ensure return customers and maintain ongoing relationships.

Customer Service Methods: Face to Face (on zoom), Telephone and Electronic interactions.

Difficult Customers: Learn to rebuild and restore relationships with customers.  Understand the cause of the problem and what needs to be done to satisfy the customer.

Classes: 25 hours (5 hours per week for 5 weeks)

Cost: $250

To accommodate students with intensive schedules, A&D Tutoring works with various outreach centers (correspondence centers) to help students complete their courses outside a school setting. This is helpful for adult students that are working full-time.  This program of study allows you to set your own schedule and learn at your own pace.  We work with students from grades 10-12 as well as university and college programs, and trade programs.

Classes: As needed

Cost: $60 per hour

We have also added new - kid focused virtual programs, and are in the process of adding more.

Game Design in Minecraft

Game Design in Minecraft
Learn to develop video games with your favourite game Minecraft!  Learn about level design and world construction using WorldPainter - create your own world and populate it.  Learn problem solving skills, building amazing worlds, and sharing your world with friends.  Utilize custom resource packs and schematics to populate your world and render it exactly as you imagined it.
We will supply you with a Minecraft: Java Edition account to use for the duration of the course - after the course you will lose access to this class account.

Requirements

  • MAC or PC computer

  • Zoom Video Conferencing client

  • A webcam is optional but recommended

  • Minecraft: Java Edition

  • WorldPainter

  • Stable Internet connection

Cost: $175
Length: 5 days @ 2 hrs. of class time per day.

Minecraft Birthday Party

Plan a Online Minecraft Party
Enjoy your favourite game with your friends on your big day!  We can host up to 20 players in a customized birthday world, explore in our RAD World (Roguelike Dunegons modded server) or enjoy a completely random world.  We will provide Mojang (Minecraft) accounts for your friends - they will only work for the day of the party.
Have a mod in mind that you'd like to play?  Let us know and we will try to accommodate you!  Need help installing Minecraft - we have a guide to walk you through it.
A server operator will be online the entire time to ensure the minimum of technical issues as well as to assist the players with any in-game issues they have.

Requirements

  • MAC or PC computer

  • Zoom Video Conferencing client

  • A webcam is optional but recommended

  • Minecraft: Java Edition

  • Stable Internet connection

Cost: $150
Length: 2 hrs.

April 2, 2020

We have completed moving to provide only online tutoring sessions, until this pandemic situation ends.

 

All exams, including Pearson Vue , are cancelled until April 30th.

 

All Birthday Party and STEM camps are cancelled.  We can host online Minecraft parties, contact us for details!

March 17, 2020

Dear friends, family, and those of you surfing the web,

 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a fluid, rapidly evolving situation.  At A & D Tutoring the health and safety of our clients and tutors is our top priority.  To that end we have been working diligently to follow the AHS guidelines on how best to deal with this situation.

 

To minimize the possible spread we have moved most of our face-to-face sessions to the online Zoom platform, allowing our clients to continue learning from the safety and comfort of their homes.  In the office, our teachers are making every effort to keep our space clean and sanitized with regular cleaning of all surfaces and workspaces.

 

Anyone with cold symptoms will be refused entry and sent home immediately.

 

We will continue to provide the best tutoring service in Edmonton during this outbreak so that you can still meet your learning goals.