The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
Insight Education and Counselling Services' specialists offer many specific services, but in reality they all serve as guides. They aim to help their clients––which include kids and adults––navigate through life's challenges, from entering high school to finding confidence as a first-time parent. The counsellors tackle these and other subjects during confidential group or private psychotherapy sessions, which they lead in-person or remotely via phone and Skype.
To address academic performance, Insight Education relies on its tutors. These educators come from a range of backgrounds, with expertise in math, science, English, French, and other subjects. They work with students from the comfort of their homes, and they can also proofread and edit papers or stories, provided they aren't written via permanent chisel.
The tutors at Grade Math Programs' Orillia and Barrie locations aid their pupils in grasping mathematical concepts and, in doing so, boost students' math knowledge and self-confidence. Kids in grades 1–10 work in with their peers or alone with the educators—all current or former certified teachers—to reap the benefits of both group problem solving and personal attention. And because Grade Math is open all year, students can get homework help during the school year, retain already learned information in summer sessions, and learn to write words on upside-down calculators at any time.
Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This quote, which proudly resides in the center of Britehaus Education Center’s homepage, encapsulates the organization’s approach to its students. To that end, the staff members work with each student’s unique abilities to cultivate their intellectual growth. They lead students of all ages through homework assignments, help them develop critical thinking techniques, and assist them in improving language skills beyond rudimentary Elizabethan.
All of Scholastic Test Prep's tutors have accomplished a difficult feat: scoring in the 97th percentile or above on the SAT. This top echelon of test takers now helps other students prepare for the benchmark test by guiding them through its rudiments, developing effective study habits, and bestowing on them their own test-day lucky socks. They meet with clients at home or at another agreeable location, such as a library or café, for series of two-hour tête-à-têtes where the focus on studying is amiable yet productive.
In the face of informational overload, Iris Reading helps students maintain a laser-like focus so they can cut through their reading material with speed. Online and in-person classes utilize drills to change old habits and drum up reading speed while still maintaining comprehension. And these techniques aren't just useful for literature and cereal-box backs. Classes cover strategies for magazines, newspapers, technical manuals, and websites, stressing the importance of retention and productivity along the way. Upon completion of Iris Reading's courses, students have reported the ability to tear through their reading material up to five times faster.