zoe_1_1“I have 10 years of experience working as a teacher. I have worked overseas, in private and public schools and now offer support to learners K-12 at the Community Learning Centre. Currently, I primarily work with struggling learners, supporting them with hands-on learning, individualized support and work materials and small group workshops on specific curriculum targets. I have five years experience working with learning disabilities and struggling learners. I am qualified with a BC teacher’s Certificate and Personal Development in Learning Disabilities.”


Zoe Clement is a BC certified teacher with a background in Language Arts, History and theater. She has been teaching since 2006, in internationals schools (Japan), Private schools (SMUS, QMS) and school district 61. Zoe also worked as a boarding parent and tutor. These experiences, as well as the recent politics around education in British Columbia, inspired Zoe to start her own learning environment; a place where students could come and truly shine. The CLC is so much more than a tutoring centre; it has been carefully designed to accommodate alternative learners as well as mainstream learners. What do all these people have in common, after all? A need to have the academic world apply to their own world.

The CLC is also a unique space for homeschool families. While there are many incredible extra-curricular activities in the Valley, the CLC focuses on the challenges and roadblocks often faced without the structure and resources of mainstream schooling.  The space is designed as a home-away-from-home where parents can bring their home-learners and use the resources and tutors available to work on curriculum. We provide everything from microscopes and math manipulatives to social studies artifacts and textbooks. This is also a space for friends can study together, while parents relax.

In addition to our tutoring services and resource library, the CLC offers a PBL Program and weekly workshops. These vary from Math Blasters skill development in key areas to Girl Power Groups on Friday night. Community events are also being held at the Centre, including Book Talks, Meet the Author, Get to Know the Gardener and more!

What the CLC is:

  • a tutoring centre
  • a support network for homelearners
  • a library
  • a resource centre
  • a homebase for PBL
  • a community centre (for activities and group events)


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Zoe,
    I’m looking for something 2 days a week for my 5 and 7 year old next year. In the past, we did DL through Geri at Phoenix school on Salt Spring Island. That’s where our funding came from. Could your program offer 2 full days for my boys, and could our DL funding be put towards this? If your program is not the right one, could you suggest another (non-religious) one in the area? We’re fairly new to Duncan. Thanks so much.


    1. Hi Kathy,

      Welcome to the Valley! We have quite a few exciting programs this Spring. Everything from cooking to our reading and math Program. We have full day and half day options as well 🙂
      If you would like to give me a call I can run you through the options, and we can make a time to meet. 250-929-5555
      I look forward to talking to you soon!



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