Open House

An open house will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at A&D Tutoring (16408 100 Ave NW, Edmonton).  This is a free event and there is ample free parking.  Because many people have expressed interest in attending, we ask that you RSVP with us at 780-444-9349 or on Eventbrite.

We will be showcasing, demonstrating and explaining new progressive programming, as well as new ways of teaching youths, to prepare them for an increasing challenging world, that is dominated by new and rapidly changing technologies.

We will be presenting the following: STEM Learning, Green Screen and Stop Motion, 3D Printing, Lego EV3 Robotics, Makey Makey, as well as our Online Tutoring with Zoom.  Below is a brief description of each.

STEM Learning teaches science, technology, engineering, and math in an interdisciplinary way, rather than as separate disciples, as they had been taught in the past.  STEM has revolutionized learning and is being taught worldwide!  Our research indicates that we are one of few providers of it in Edmonton.

Green Screen and Stop Motion

Green Screen and Stop Motion are special effects technologies, like in Hollywood movies, that allows characters to be photographed and superimposed upon settings, whether a real international setting on the other side of the world or one that is surreal and make-believe!

3D Printing

3D Printing allows students to create in 3 dimensions and teaches them about coding, slicing data files and printing.  They can bring their 3D creations to life through coding or by scanning a real-life image with a smart phone!  We will be demonstrating the Mono Select 3D Printer v2, which is an easy to use and durable printer that can print in plastic, metal, and wood composites.

Lego EV3 Robotics

Lego EV3 Robotics makes engineering fun.  First, students learn how to plan, code, and build, as well as how to cooperate with a partner.  Then, they will compete in our Lego battle arena and see which bot is the supreme being!

Makey Makey

Makey Makey is a system whereby one connects the outside world to a computer with connector cables and alligator clips.  It can turn a banana into a keyboard, a pencil into a joystick that operates a video game, or one can take a sneak selfies of a cat as it laps water from its bowl.  Through play and the use of everyday items as computerized tools strengthens the argument for children that humankind and computers are inextricably bound.

Online Tutoring with Zoom allows students in remote locations or with busy schedules to easily connect with an A&D instructor with expertise in their field.  Zoom is superior to other video conferencing platforms because it allows the student to see windows on the teacher's computer as well as white board written notes.  These interactive sessions can be recorded by the student for review.  As well, schedules can be easily made.

This programming is significant!  Many career teachers will tell you that this programming is the most exciting thing that they have seen in decades, because of how forward thinking it is, as well as how engaging it is for young learners who are always transfixed!  We hope to see you here, so please give us a call at 780-444-9349 or on Eventbrite to RSVP your spot!