Meet The Educators


Robyn Akehurst

Robyn Akehurst the Founder of Alpine Learning. She is a trained Education Assistant with a back ground in Special Education. She brings extensive experience with working with school aged children with all learning profiles. Robyn has training in both intellectual and physical learning differences. She works regularly with high performance sports athletes as well as students with specific medical needs. 


Robyn brings experience working with students on the Autism spectrum and has specific training in POPARD. Robyn has supported her clients with behaviour intervention, social skills and work experience. 


Robyn is certified as a Jump Math Specialist which supports students excel in their mathematics abilities. She has resources to enrich students math abilities beyond their grade level. 


In addition, Robyn is trained in Orton Gillingham. Her training offers students the opportunity to learning through a remedial explicit multi sensory approach to literacy.


Feel free to contact Robyn directly to speak about your child’s learning objectives.

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Amanda Schmitt


With an extensive background in coaching and Instructing in the sports world, a transition into teaching felt seamless to Amanda. While coaching she worked for Canucks Autism network, which developed her ability to teach and mentor across the spectrum. She worked as a teacher in the Fraser Valley teaching kindergarten to grade 4. She taught at Cornerstone Montessori School, where they follow the BC curriculum, and the children were often working ahead of the recommended grade level. She also mentored and tutored at her local high school. Amanda attended the University of Alberta before transferring to Trinity Western University both of where she playing ice hockey and studying kinesiology. She has training in Orton Gillingham for math. Amanda's strengths include connecting with the individual and teaching them to build confidence in their specific learning area.


Aisling Woods

With over twenty years of experience as a tutor, Ash is happy to share her passion for math education with learners in Whistler. After graduating from McGill and University of Toronto, she taught math full-time in Montreal and in the UK. She currently works as a teacher on call in the local school district and a tutor in Whistler. Ash has tutored students in remedial tutoring to enrichment. She is proficient in virtual and in person sessions. Ash can support students up to grade 12 in Foundations, Calculus, and Physics.

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Anna Earl

Anna has been working in education since 2008, gaining her Postgraduate Degree in Education at the University of New South Wales in 2010. Since then, she has worked with both children and adults, in middle, secondary and English language schools in the UK, Australia and Canada. Having worked in schools of an excellent caliber, she demands the highest standards of herself and the best from her students. She is passionate about learning and education.


She teaches all subjects to a middle school level and also specializes in high school Humanities subjects, particularly English, History and English as a Second Language.


Of British/French origin, Anna has spent her life traveling the world. Since moving to Whistler in August 2019, she has embraced the lifestyle here, enjoying hiking and snowboarding in her free time. She established Earl Education in 2020 in response to the tutoring and educational needs of local Sea to Sky residents. She offers tutoring for school students and English Language lessons for adults preparing for visa examinations.

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Melissa Mundell

Melissa is a graduate in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Cardiff Met University, who has always had a passion for teaching and coaching children. Melissa has a background in teaching physical education in Primary schools and County/ regional Netball.

Melissa moved to Canada in 2019 from the UK and has since been undertaking extra education courses to access the world of tutoring as well as being an on-call education assistant within the school district.  Mel has training specifically in working with younger students. Both in summer camp and daycare as well as primary school. Mel has training in a structured numeracy program called Orton Gillingham which provides a multi-sensory approach to lesson plans. Mel has experience working through the phonics programs we offer at Alpine Learning and has the ability to individualize with each session. 


Melissa enjoys helping students reach their full potential while lifting their confidence.