Reading & Literacy
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Personalized Private Tutoring at Oak Learners
Effective learning assistance requires more than just tutoring. At Oak Learners, we offer a unique approach that blends mentoring, mindfulness, and academic support to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.
Private Tutoring sessions are individually scheduled and students are paired with an experienced teacher for academic and learning support. Many of our teachers have experience working with students with learning disabilities and other exceptionalities and provide programming based on the individual needs of the students.
From the onset of the sessions, our tutors will carry out a process of assessment, planning, and reporting that includes regular feedback to parents and regular reflection support with each student on their own progress. Progress is tracked each session and reviewed regularly to ensure the program implementation meets the needs of each student and that the goals set at the outset are being met or exceeded, in which case new goals can be set so that students are constantly being pushed forward along their own learning continuum.
Subjects & Ages
Available for all students, including Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, and University.
Available for ALL subjects and learning skills, including:
Elementary Students: Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Writing, Math, French, Science
High School Students: English, Spelling, Advanced Writing, Mathematics (incl. Calculus, Data Management, Algebra) French, Sciences (incl. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Business, Economics
College & University Students: English, Advanced Writing, Mathematics (incl. Calculus, Data Management, Algebra), Sciences (incl. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Business, Economics, and more.
All Students: Homework Support, Time Management Skills, Study Skills, Typing/ Keyboarding, Executive Functioning Skills, and much more.
Private Tutoring is booked in 60-min sessions, at a mutually convenient time that recurs on a weekly basis at the same day/time each week. A small buffer of time is set aside at the start and end of each session so that parents can check in and check out with the tutor. If you ever feel that you need or want more time to review your child’s progress with the tutor, please feel welcome to schedule this through our office so we can build it into the timetable.
Consistency is important! As educators and parents, we know that children do best with predictable timetables and positive relationships with their teachers. Therefore, committing to a full term, or a full school year of tutoring allows more time to strengthen the student-teacher relationship and to build on the progress of each term. A longer commitment also helps with teacher-retention rates and this means that we can also commit to maintaining your child’s regular session timing each week.
Sessions are purchased in bulk and pricing is based on the average class/session being 60 minutes and the average term lasting 12 weeks. Tutoring credits will be added to a student’s account and deducted from the account each week the student attends. Make-up sessions for missed classes are encouraged to be booked within the same term as the missed session as credits will not be carried over longer than 12 months.
Bulk pricing is lower per session based on the quantity of sessions purchased (ie. 12 sessions are $71 each, 36 sessions are $67 each.) 36 sessions will last for almost the entire school year (Sept-June), which is typically 39 weeks, and allowing for a few missed classes.
12 Sessions – $852 ($71 each)
24 Sessions – $1656 ($69 each)
36 Sessions – $2412 ($67 each)
Meet our Tutoring TeamAt Oak Learners, we take the time to match each child with an experienced teacher to support and challenge them.
Sara Absher, OCT
Tutoring & Extra Curricular Director
Sara has been a member of the Oak Learners staff since 2022. Sara is an OCT certified teacher with qualifications in the Primary/Junior/Intermediate divisions, and more than twenty years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. Prior to joining the team at Oak Learners, Sara was a classroom teacher for 12 years, teaching grades 3, 5, 7, and 8. She has extensive experience tutoring both in person and online, as well as teaching art classes and coordinating a summer camp. She also spent a year in Japan teaching English to adults and children.
Teaching and art are Sara’s passions. When she’s not teaching, Sara enjoys spending time with her family, arts & crafts, baking, and cake decorating.
Aaron De Melo
Tutor and Music Teacher
Aaron has been a member of the Oak Learners team since September 2023. He studied at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. Aaron also received a certificate from the Institute for Orton-Gillingham Educators. Before then, he trained professionally in voice at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Aaron has many years of experience working with children of all ages, ranging from 4 to 16. His work has enabled him to develop and implement the Orton-Gillingham Approach, Direct Instruction, and JUMP Math. When he is not working, he enjoys reading, being in nature, getting involved in community outreach and spending time with family and friends.
Aaron is currently accepting students from K-10 in math; K-4 in early literacy; and voice, piano, and guitar students.
Adrianna has been a member of the Oak Learners staff since 2021. Adrianna is currently in the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University. She is working towards a major in psychology and a minor in English, and she is also taking a concentration of courses in Indigenous Studies. She enjoys working with kids and has done so as a soccer coach, swimming instructor, and respite care worker. Adrianna is also passionate about mental health work and advocacy and she pursues volunteer work in this field.
In the future she hopes to combine her love for working with youth with mental health work so that she can support youth and foster their overall development and well-being.
Joseph Wentworth, B.A. Hons, PGCE
Joseph has been a member of the Oak Learners staff since 2022 when he moved from London, UK to Toronto. He joined as an Elementary Teacher and was the 2022 Summer Camp Director. Joseph brings almost a decade of experience of teaching and developing program curriciulum in the UK and is passionate about teaching Physical Education and inspiring his students to excel.
In his free time he enjoys watching and playing football (soccer), along with exploring new places!
Katie Hartford, B.Sc.H., MBA
High School Tutor, Math & Science
Luxmy began teaching at Oak Learners in 2023. They previously completed a degree in Honours Life Sciences in Origins of Disease, with a minor in history. Currently, they attend Humber for the Addictions and Mental Health program where they hope to work with marginalized youth in the future.
Luxmy has an adaptable teaching style to accommodate various student needs, whether such needs are formally identified or discovered along the way. They believe that teaching and learning is an collaborative process, where students and teachers can work together to get the best outcome!
Outside of tutoring, Luxmy loves crocheting, painting with watercolours and gouache, reading, and spending time with loved ones!
Maggie Robertson, OCT
Maggie has been a member of the Oak Learners Staff since 2021 sharing her passions for teaching and dance with our community. Maggie is an OCT graduate from the Bachelor of Education program at Western University. Prior to this, Maggie completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology with the University of Toronto and has spent almost 10 years teaching dance lessons as well as a variety of sports skill and recreation classes. When she is not working, Maggie enjoys a variety of sports and reading.
Read the Staff Spotlight on Maggie HERE.
Michael Bielejec, B.Ed
A passionate and highly driven educator with a love for education, and inspiring future generations. Qualified as a primary and junior teacher with Special Education Part 1 AQ. Teaching style is a blend of constructivism and humanism.
Hobbies include swimming, basketball, reading, continuous learning, and watching films.
Richard Crooks, MSc, PhD
Upper Level Math & Science Tutor
Richard has been a member of the Oak Learners staff since 2022. Richard is a biological scientist with a PhD in protein chemistry and an MSc in clinical bioinformatics. Before moving to Canada, he worked in universities and hospitals in England, where he is originally from, and also volunteered at an orphanage for disabled children in Armenia. He is extremely knowledgeable about biology and chemistry. He has an enthusiasm for science that he loves to share, and tries to find exciting ways to explain complicated topics.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys learning languages, playing guitar and canoeing.
Sandra joined the Oak Learners team in 2023 as a tutor. She has several years of teaching experience with the Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic School Board, and extensive corporate training experience with large organizations in Canada and abroad. Sandra believes that her diverse work history and world travels enable her to connect with learners from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She finds it very rewarding to help students discover their hidden talents and strengths that will help them advance in their journey of learning.
When she isn't tutoring, she loves spending time with her rescue dog, Benjamin Bean, performing roles as an extra in TV shows and movies, trying food from different countries, and learning new languages.
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How it Works
1) Let us know you are interested in working with an Oak Learners teacher! Email email@example.com or complete the Inquiry Form below, so we can begin to work with you to design a personalized tutoring program for your child(ren).
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2) Our Tutoring Coordinator will reach out to you to complete a “Student Intake Questionnaire”. This will help us understand more about your child so we can assign the best teacher to work with them.
3) Our Tutoring Coordinator will review your Intake Form and assign one of our qualified teachers to work with you and your child(ren). We invite you to arrive a few minutes early for your first session in order to have time to meet the teacher and review your goals for your child.
4) Before beginning tutoring sessions, please purchase credits towards tutoring sessions through our website below. Credits can be purchased in bulk and refilled at any time to continue sessions.
Online Private Tutoring sessions use our unique online platform to track progress and schedule sessions. Teachers and students will use Zoom to connect for each session, allowing maximum interaction between the teacher and student.
In-Person Private Tutoring sessions is available at both the Royal York Campus and the Lake Shore Campus. (Click here for directions). Communication and reflection books are used to maintain tracking of tutoring sessions and communication between parents and teachers. Parents are encouraged to arrive 5 minutes early either at the start or end of a lesson to communicate directly with a teacher or alternatively communicate via email.
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