TLA offers unique One-Day and Two-Day Blended Programs at a variety of locations across BC. In these year-long programs, students participate in class once or twice a week while completing the remainder of their schoolwork in the home. Built around our teacher’s expertise and your student’s passion, Blended programs are tailored around individual strengths and will encompass your student’s entire program, in combination with learning occurring at home. Class time is usually spent on group work and project-based learning, with the occasional fun field trip!

Students from K-12 can also take individual courses in the Blended format. Each week from Sept. to June, students spend 1.5 hours per four credit course in an engaging learning environment where they interact with peers and BC-certified teachers. Outside the classroom, students access course content and weekly communication online.

Find the schedule for all Blended classes and Programs in your area by choosing a tab below. See our Courses page to find course descriptions. If you have questions about a specific course or Program, you can go to our Team page to contact the Vice Principal associated with the course or Program in which you are interested.

 

Hawthorne

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - Hawthorne

Address: Hawthorne Square, Cloverdale at 5741 176 Street, Surrey, BC  V3S 4C9
Classroom 1Classroom 2Classroom 3Resource Centre
MondayHumanities 7-8
9:00 - 11:45
STEM 9
9:00 - 11:45
Humanities 9
12:15 - 3:00
STEM 7-8
12:15-3:00
TuesdayHumanities 10
9:00 - 12:00
Two-Day Blended 8-9
9:00 - 3:00
LA 10-12 Support Block
9:00 - 12:00
Science 10
12:30 - 2:00
FULL!
Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10
2:00 - 3:30
WednesdayWorkplace Math 10/11
9:00 - 10:30
LA 10-12
Support Block
9:00 - 12:00
(Peer Tutoring 11
9:00-10:30)
Biology 11
9:00 - 10:30
Pre-Calculus 12
10:30 - 12:00
Chemistry 11
10:30 - 12:00
Pre-Calculus 11
12:30 - 2:00
Compu-Tech 8-10
12:30 - 2:00
Chemistry 12
12:30 - 1:30
GAP Support Block
1:00 - 3:00
Web-Tech 10/11
2:00 - 3:30
Biology 12
2:00 - 3:30
ThursdayHumanities 11
9:00 - 12:00
Two-Day Blended 8-9
9:00 - 3:00
Humanities 12
12:30 - 3:30
FridayDrama 7-9
9:00 - 10:30
Visual Arts 10-12
9:00 - 10:30
Drama 10-12
10:30 - 12:00
Visual Arts 7-9
10:30 - 12:00
Visual Arts 1-6
12:30 - 2:00

William of Orange

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - William of Orange

Address: William of Orange Christian School at 17465 60 Ave, Surrey, BC  V3S 1T9
Portable 1Portable 2Portable 3Gym
MondayNo classesNo classesNo classesNo classes
TuesdayTwo Day Blended K-1
9:00 - 2:50
Two Day Blended 4-5
9:00 - 2:50
Two Day Blended 2-3
9:00 - 2:50
WednesdayOne-Day Blended 3-6
STEM Focus
9:00 - 2:50
Physical and Health Education K-6
9:15 - 10:45
Physical and Health Education 11-12
10:45 - 12:15
ThursdayTwo Day Blended K-1
9:00 - 2:50
Two Day Blended 4-5
9:00 - 2:50
Two Day Blended 2-3
9:00 - 2:50
Physical and Health Education 7-10
10:45 - 12:15
FridayNo classesNo classesNo classesNo classes

Main Office

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - Main Office

Address: #103-17688 66 Ave, Surrey, BC  V3S 7X1 (Cloverdale)
Classroom 1Classroom 2Classroom 3
MondayNo classesNo classesNo classes
TuesdayTwo Day Blended 6-7
9:00 - 3:00
WednesdayFrench 5-7
9:00 - 10:30
LA K-9 Support Block
10:00 - 12:00
Spanish 5-7
12:30 - 2:00
ThursdayTwo Day Blended 6-7
9:00 - 3:00
FridayNo classesNo classesNo classes

Vancouver

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - Vancouver

Address: Holy Family Parish, 4851 Beatrice St, Vancouver BC V5N 4H1
Schedule pending confirmation.
Upstairs Classroom
WednesdayOne-Day Blended 1-6
9:00 - 3:00

Abbotsford

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - Abbotsford

Address: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church at 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5R2
Church Hall
MondaySocial-Emotional Learning Group 6-8
9:00 - 11:00
Social-Emotional Learning Group 9-12
12:00 - 2:00
TuesdayFine Arts & PHE 4-6
9:00 - 11:30
Fine Arts & PHE 7-9
12:00 - 2:30
WednesdayMath Support Group 4-6
9:00 - 11:30
Math Support Group 7-9
12:30 - 3:00
ThursdayFine Arts & PHE 1-3
9:00 - 11:30
Fine Arts & PHE - Kindergarten
12:30 - 2:00
FridayNo classes

Kelowna

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - Kelowna

Address: Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell St N, Kelowna, BC V1V 2E4
Church Hall
WednesdayHumanities 7-9
9:00 - 12:00

Prince George

2019-20 TLA Blended Schedule - Prince George

Address: South Fort George Family Resource Centre, 1200 La Salle Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 2M3
Preschool Room
FridayOne-Day Blended 1-3
9:00 - 2:30
One-Day Blended 4-7
9:00 - 2:30

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

 

Libby Voth

Blended Teacher

Libby Voth

Blended Teacher

Libby Voth lives in Abbotsford with her husband and two children.

Originally from the UK, Libby earned her BA from the University of Stirling. Several years later, she took the teacher education course at SFU part time while working as an EA with special needs students. She taught for 6 years in an independent Christian school in Abbotsford before joining the TLA team in 2017. She is passionate about connecting with students and is excited to be part of facilitating their learning and growth.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, taking photographs, and drinking chai.

Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek

Blended Teacher

Mylene Dayrit-Kubicek

Blended Teacher

Mylene enjoys working at TLA and is proud of her students learning new things in her Blended Visual Art classes. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from UBC and possesses education from Langara College in Graphic Design. As a working artist, she also enjoys being a member of Art Focus Artists’ Association (AFAA) in Port Coquitlam. She’s displayed her art work in group art shows with AFAA for several years in their fall and spring shows. Mylene served as Secretary on their Executive Committee but is now in charge of designing and creating the society’s new website and print ads for their art shows.

Mylene also enjoys providing art lessons to students out of her home studio and provides after school art programs to elementary to middle school students in the Tri-Cities area through a leading art centre in Coquitlam. She lives in Coquitlam with her husband and son.

When Mylene is not working, she enjoys volunteering at her son’s school by hosting art parties as a fundraiser, attending mass at church, reading, exercising, and spending time with family.

Shelley Sikma

Blended Teacher

Shelley Sikma

Blended Teacher

Shelley has always loved anything active and athletics related. She has years of experience playing
a wide variety of sports and volunteering as a coach for various teams and sports camps. She is
excited to be able to share this passion with the students of TLA in the blended PHE program.

Shelley lives in Langley with her husband Paul. She feels blessed to spend the majority of her week at
home managing her active household of five sons and one daughter. She also loves to volunteer for
activities at her church.

Amy Jones

Home & Blended Teacher

Amy Jones

Home & Blended Teacher

Amy Jones lives in Cloverdale with her husband, Marty, and her 3 children, Judah, Myah and Joshua. She and her husband are also foster parents.

Amy graduated from university with her Bachelor of Education in 1998 and specializes in teaching French as a second language. She is currently part of the K-9 Home Program serving families in the Lower Mainland.

Amy loves spending time with her children, going to sporting events, visiting family and friends and working on the odd DIY project. She is very thankful to be a part of the TLA team.

Jaime René

Home & Online Teacher

Jaime René

Home & Online Teacher

Jaime is a veteran homeschool mom of three beautiful children – Lily, Gabriel, and John – who brings a love of home education to her role as DL teacher.

Having received a Bachelor’s degree in history and music from Trinity Western University, Jaime returned to school later in life to enhance her education skills by attaining a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.

Jaime loves exploring the innovative educational opportunities that are enabled by blending online learning with homeschooling. In addition to a love of learning, she enjoys reading, music performance, directing her church choir, and the art of homemaking.

Chris McGrath

Home & Blended Teacher

Chris McGrath

Home & Blended Teacher

Chris has worked with TLA before in 2003-2005 as a DL teacher before moving to Kelowna where he continued his work in Distance Learning, classroom teaching, curriculum development, career planning for high school students, and even dabbled in administration work and was excited to return to the DL environment.

Before working at TLA, Chris taught grades six and seven before moving into teaching a variety of humanities courses in high school. Chris enjoys working with the TLA program, and assisting families as they meet the challenge of educating their children by blending the British Columbia’s curriculum into their home environment and online education.

Chris lives in Kelowna with his wife Karen. They have 4 grown children.

Joyce Froese

Blended & Learning Assistance Teacher

Joyce Froese

Blended & Learning Assistance Teacher

Joyce Froese is a high school Math and Science teacher. She has considerable experience teaching Math and Science at all levels, as well as teaching students with various challenges.

She enjoys exploring, creating, growing and learning.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.

Edward Hewlett

Tech Team Lead

Edward Hewlett

Tech Team Lead

It was the joy of helping other students in his computer class in high school that convinced Edward that he might enjoy teaching – enjoying computers was a given.

Edward obtained his BA in History and his BEd in SS-History from UBC, spent time in Japan and New York, then returned to the Lower Mainland with his family.

In his first year at TLA, Edward served as the school’s English and Social Studies Specialist, Grad Coordinator, and Tech Guy. As TLA has grown and others have stepped in to take over some of those roles, Edward has been blessed with the opportunity to focus once again on one of his first loves: helping others utilize computers!

Rita Lago

Blended Teacher

Rita Lago

Blended Teacher

Rita has been a part of the TLA community for over a decade as a homeschooling parent. For the past seventeen years, she has dedicated her life to educating students, from her own three children as well as other children, in a variety of settings. In addition to homeschooling, she worked as an Education Assistant in the Catholic school system and as a volunteer catechist at her parish. Her own passion for learning fueled her desire in nurturing and teaching her own children, with the goal of imparting a life-long love of learning and with the idea that learning can take place anywhere.

Prior to having children, Rita taught university-level students as a Teaching Fellow while pursuing her graduate studies in Economics in the United States. She was excited to come back to TLA, this time as a Blended Teacher, entering a new chapter in her life.

When she’s not busy with all her commitments, Rita enjoys the outdoors with her husband and children, kayaking, hiking, and camping.

Rebekah MacEwan

Blended Teacher

Rebekah MacEwan

Blended Teacher

Rebekah MacEwan lives in Surrey, BC with her husband Jonathan and children Robbie and Annie. She brings a variety of experience acting and directing in local plays and musicals, along with extensive RCM singing and piano training. Rebekah has also led worship teams for many years, and plays the occasional jazz gig. She is thrilled to guide student actors into the rewarding and empowering world of theatre arts.

With family, Maui is her happy place – but she is planning a long-awaited trip to NYC someday. Rare down-times find her with coffee in hand on a hunt for bargains.

Christina Shyong

Blended Teacher

Christina Shyong

Blended Teacher

Christina was born in Victoria, BC and has lived with her husband and two children in the Metro Vancouver area for over 20 years. She enjoys gardening and taking long walks. At church she has been a bible study teacher, a member of the choir, and a craft leader for the Sunday morning children’s program.

Christina graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors of Science and taught with the Surrey School District for over 10 years. After that, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom for 8 years before joining TLA in 2013. In her classroom, one can expect to participate in hands-on activities, games, project-based learning, presentations, and discussions.

Suzanne Uher

Blended Teacher

Suzanne Uher

Blended Teacher

Suzanne was a high school Social Studies teacher in Richmond before homeschooling her two girls, Mary and Abigail from K-12. She is passionate about Canadian history and encouraging teens to be proud, responsible Canadians. Suzanne has a BA in History from TWU, and studied for a term at Oxford. She is excited to be sharing her love of history and investing in the lives of our TLA teens.

Always on a hunt for great historical moments, Suzanne has spent 24 years dragging her husband Jason around the globe. When trips are not in the cards, they hop in their kayaks in Point Roberts and go for a spin.

Deanna Van Dyke

Online Teacher

Deanna Van Dyke

Online Teacher

Deanna earned a Science degree with a major in Math. Since then, she has enjoyed passing along her love for math to her students. She has been teaching Math and other subjects for over 8 years, and continues to enjoy the challenges it brings. Her goal is to work with students in collaboration with their parents as they tackle the later years of high school mathematics.

In her spare time, she is an avid volleyball and tennis player, and enjoys reading a good book, although spare time is not easy to come by with four children in her home. She thoroughly enjoys the time she gets to spend with them every day.

Jennifer Boessenkool

Blended & Online Teacher

Jennifer Boessenkool

Blended & Online Teacher

Jennifer Boessenkool is a high school Math and Science teacher living in Port Moody, BC. She has recently taught in the Calgary School Board in math and science, in addition to being a “city champion” basketball coach.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Derek, and her children Alexienna – born in Sept. 2008, and Levi – born Oct. 2011. She enjoys going for walks with her dog Nash, swimming, hiking, and reading.

Jenn holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. She also spent time living and teaching in the UK.

Ben Bauman

Online & Blended Teacher

Ben Bauman

Online & Blended Teacher

Ben has taught students of all ages from children to adults both in Canada and overseas. While now an adult himself, Ben prefers to remain a big kid at heart and can be found occasionally reading Star Wars comics at his local library.

In addition to his B.C. teaching certification, Ben has various other credentials including a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. However, his favorite one is being a husband and dad to his awesome family.

Charis Hammermeister

Blended Teacher

Charis Hammermeister

Blended Teacher

Charis Hammermeister was homeschooled all through her grade school years, which instilled in her a desire to help other families along their homeschooling journey. Joining the TLA team in 2019 as a Blended teacher allowed her to combine this desire with her love of classroom teaching. She is passionate about educating through inquiry and investigation and about tailoring her instruction to meet the individual needs of each child. Her hope is that each of her students will leave her classroom having developed a lifelong love of learning.

Driven by her passion for mentorship and discipleship, Charis is active in her local church through counselling and women’s Bible studies.

Most of Charis’s free time is spent teaching, coaching, training in, and competing in taekwondo. Her other interests include reading, creative writing, music, visual art, and 20th century Russian history.

Charis holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Maranatha Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Theology-Biblical Counselling from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

Maureen Krump

Home Teacher

Maureen Krump

Home Teacher

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Maureen worked in the Catholic school system for two years before starting her own family. Since then, life has been an exciting and rewarding adventure of learning along with her nine children whom she has home-schooled “since the beginning”. Learning is an adventure that begins with birth and never ends!

Maureen was a member of the TLA community as a parent for many years before joining the K-9 Staff as a Home Teacher in 2013. She feels privileged to assist other families in their own homeschooling journey while still homeschooling her youngest child.

Maureen lives in Burnaby where she is a member of St. Michael’s parish. She finds her Catholic faith central to all aspects of her life. In her spare time Maureen is an avid gardener, loves music, playing board games, sewing, and spending time with her husband and their children.

AmandaEve Slattery

LSS Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

LSS Teacher

AmandaEve holds Bachelor degrees in Music and Biblical Scholarship from Rocky Mountain College (Calgary), a Masters of Applied Linguistics from Charles Darwin University (Darwin AUS) and became a BC certified teacher in 2018.

She has taught at Long & McQuade (Abbotsford), Harmony Music School (Calgary), Encore Music Studio (Calgary), Providence College (Otterburne MB), Rocky Mountain College (Calgary), Ziegfeld School of Dance (Winnipeg), Doreen Bissett School of Dance (Winnipeg) and also worked as a Teaching Assistant at CanIL @ Trinity Western University (Langley). She has extensive experience with children’s programming in church and camp settings.

Musically, she has enjoyed performing with various choral and instrumental ensembles across Canada and the USA. She has also been involved in choral composition, arranging, and directing in various contexts.

Her approach to education is to learn through play, topics of interest, exploring the world, and for each child to grow based on their level of ability. She believes strongly in the flexibility home education offers to families and is honoured to be part of helping other families achieve their goals.

She is navigating the diversity of LSS from both sides of the coin because autism is also part of her daily family life.

Barbara Gastelum

Blended Spanish Teacher

Lori Burns

Blended Teacher

Lori Burns

Blended Teacher

My teaching adventures include a B.Ed. from UBC and a diploma in Christian Studies from ACTS, in Langley. Most of my teaching experience has been as a Christian-school teacher in Colombia, South America, and in British Columbia. I’ve also been a teacher-support for DL students and a tutor. I’m excited about teaching project-based learning and supporting parents in the Blended 2-Day Program with TLA.

I live in Maple Ridge and enjoy music, gardening, reading, being outdoors, and volunteering at a local animal rescue. And when football season starts, out come the Seattle Seahawks and BC Lions jerseys.

Mary Francis

Blended Teacher

Mary Francis

Blended Teacher

Mary lives in North Delta with her husband Edward and two homeschooled children. Her journey with homeschooling started in 2012 when her oldest, Alice, started Kindergarten. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and having taught Science and French at BC high schools prior to having children, she was excited to start her journey as a teacher parent.

Mary leads the Blended Two-Day K/1 program in Surrey as well as the One-Day Blended K/6 program in Vancouver.

When not teaching or homeschooling, Mary likes trying new recipes, reading books, and having nature walks with her family.

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December 20

Last day of Blended classes – School closed at 3:00 pm

TLA offices & online systems close at 3:00 pm for Christmas break.

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December 21

Christmas break – Offices & online systems closed

School offices & online systems closed. No access to online courses.

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