Student Support Centre

Student Support Centre (SSC) is a Zoom based universal support provided by an EA in Literacy or Numeracy and is offered to students needing assistance in grades 7 - 12.

The SSC EAs can provide support with

Support is offered via Zoom, and students must be willing to schedule a meeting time and attend the service.

2022/2023--All services available until June 23, 2023

SSC Education Assistants:

 The current education assistants will be supporting in Literacy/Executive Functioning: Taryn McPherson and Carlee Bouillon, Numeracy/Science: Benjamin Loewen and Literacy 7-12/Numeracy 7-9 Brad Sampson. They are under the supervision of Allison Miles, SE GA.

Carlee Bouillion: Literacy/Executive Functioning EA

Support in literacy-based learning such as

Carlee's strengths: building daily schedules, goal-setting, grammar, paragraph structure, essay writing (planning, structuring, drafting, editing), citations, creative writing, literary analysis, and reading comprehension.

Zoom 1-1 pre-booked appointments Calendar


Carlee Bouillon graduated from HCOS in 2015 and from the University of Victoria in 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English Literature and Creative Writing. When not working with HCOS, she can be found volunteering at the local wildlife rehabilitation center, exploring caves, skydiving, or writing about one of these things. She edits a national cave exploration magazine and in her spare time likes to sit on the beach in the rain and hunt for sea glass. She often argues with other poets that the most beautiful five sentences in literature are John 1:1-5.

Benjamin Loewen: Numeracy/Science EA 

Support in any numeracy-based learning grades 7-12 such as:

Zoom 1-1 pre-booked appointments Calendar: 


Benjamin Loewen is a former HCOS graduate and valedictorian, and is currently studying accounting and finance at the University of Waterloo. Having grown up in BC, Benjamin is an avid snowboarder and loves both mountain and sea. He recently moved to Ontario where he met and happily married his wife and seeks to live out Philippians 1:21.

Taryn McPherson: Literacy/Executive Functioning EA

Support in literacy-based learning such as

Taryn's strengths: goal setting, planning and organizing, scheduling (time management); test preparation; research skills; writing skills and proofing; middle school maths and sciences; upper-level sciences (biology and some chemistry).

Zoom 1-1 pre-booked appointments Calendar


Taryn McPherson moved from Ontario to northern BC in 2009 and fell in love with the natural beauty. When the weather cooperates, she loves gardening, hiking, camping and road-tripping; otherwise, she enjoys a good book, puzzle, or cup of tea with a friend. She is passionate about sharing her love of learning with others and helping her students reach their greatest potential. She is encouraged, knowing that no matter what life throws at her, she never has to tackle life alone (Philippians 4:12-13).