Do You Provide in-Home Tutoring?

No, Brainiacs does not offer in-home tutoring. We have designed an ideal environment where our Program Specialists are able to provide a much richer learning experience on-site, where they have access to many resources, technology, and an array of professionals for additional support as needed.

Our Tutors

One of the first questions we hear when people learn about Brainiacs is “Why certified teachers?  Wouldn’t it be cheaper and easier to find other people to teach?”

The short answer is that “Of course it would be both cheaper and easier to hire students or graduates as our tutors, but there are so many reasons why OCT certified teachers are the best way to go.”

First and foremost, our certified teachers are dedicated teaching professionals.  They are not simply working at a tutoring centre because they want a part-time job, willing to leave once they find something elsewhere.  They understand and accept their responsibility to their students, the families, and Brainiacs.  Our tutors are committed to teaching children, and continually upgrading their skills.  They work at Brainiacs because it is a great way for them to do so, while gaining experience, surrounded by other such professionals, under the guidance of an OCT certified teacher.

Certified teachers have a wide-ranging bank of experiences.  They encounter many students at different levels, with various learning styles, skills, attitudes, challenges, and needs.  They know how to read, and apply their skills, to the situation.  Teachers bring more than just knowledge of content to the table.

Teachers also know what other teachers are looking for.  They know the differing expectations between grade levels.  They understand what it takes to produce work that not only meets, but exceeds grade expectations.  This is knowledge that only comes from experience inside the classroom and within the school system.  OCT certified teachers are the most qualified people to help your children.

That is the long answer.

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

How will Tutoring Help?

The curriculum covered in school is vast, and students often feel overwhelmed and defeated. Our Program Specialists are trained and break down the learning process into smaller, achievable steps in order for success to be felt immediately.

Our TLC Method allows for increased understanding while having fun. Our students look forward to coming to Brainiacs. Parents do not need to worry about fighting the homework battle. Self confidence, self esteem and grades improve as a result of 1:1 support.

Do You Provide in-Home Tutoring?

No, Brainiacs does not offer in-home tutoring. We have designed an ideal environment where our Program Specialists are able to provide a much richer learning experience on-site, where they have access to many resources, technology, and an array of professionals for additional support as needed.

Are You open in The Summer?

Absolutely! Summer is an ideal time to fill the learning gaps without the distraction of daily schoolwork pressures. This is an ideal time to strengthen one’s academic foundation, improve proficiency and explore new concepts.

For What age Groups do You Provide Tutoring?

We tutor students mainly from pre-kindergarten to grade12.

What should My Child Bring to Each Session?

Brainiacs provides all learning materials that your child will require for his/her session. Your child should bring any homework, projects or review packages that he/she requires support with. If your child works with a laptop he/she may bring that or a USB flash drive so that all content worked on may be taken home.

Can My Child’s Session Focus on more than 1 Subject?

Yes absolutely! That is one advantage of our 1:1 personalized sessions. We can break down each session to suit individual needs, and we can diversify each subsequent session.

Which Subjects do you Tutor?

We provide tutoring for all subject areas including: reading, writing, oral presentation skills, mathematics (all strands), science, social studies, French and ESL. We also provide support for test and exam preparation.

Do I have to Commit to a Certain Amount of Sessions?

No, there is no obligation necessary. Come in or contact us for a free, no-risk consultation. Sessions can be purchased individually or in packages.

Do you Follow a Specific Program?

No. Our program is unique to each student. Brainiacs TLC is owned and operated by an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) not a franchise-owner. Our Program Specialists support current concepts being taught in your child’s classroom, as well as building the foundation for future success and life-long knowledge.

How does your Tutoring Work?

At Brainiacs, all tutoring sessions are on a one-to-one basis. Tutoring sessions are a minimum of 1 hour in length, and increase based on your needs and preferences. We begin with an initial diagnostic assessment to determine your child’s academic strengths and areas that require greater development. Because each student is different, with unique needs, sessions are customized to the individual learner. During the learning sessions, we provide support and guidance for school assignments, projects, homework and tests, and any areas of need. Program Specialists use concrete materials and technology, together with real-world examples in order for the students to grasp the concepts being taught.

Why Brainiacs?

Brainiacs is owned and operated by an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), Gail Kemper.

  • Gail personally selects and trains all program specialists and oversees each student’s program.
  • Our programs are individualized to each student based on needs and abilities.
  • Each student’s progress is monitored and documented, so that next steps and goals are clear.
  • There is on-going communication with parents, because we are a team… with the student’s success as a common goal.

How do I Get Started?

Please contact us for a free consultation or for further information.


 

One-on-One Tutoring with Certified Teachers

First things first, if your tutoring is not one-on-one, then it simply is not as good as it could be, or should be.  Your child’s learning style, and needs cannot be pigeon-holed into a generic group program.  Tutoring should be geared directly to each student, and the ideal way to do that is one-on-one.

Our program is individualized to each student.  We do that by getting to know the student through an intake diagnostic assessment aligned with Ministry expectations, and by understanding the goals set forth by the family.  Your child’s program will change as learning evolves. At Brainiacs, we believe in regular, ongoing communication with you, in order to ensure achievement of your goals.

Ages

We tutor students mainly from pre-kindergarten to grade12.

Tutoring Subjects

We provide Elementary and High School tutoring for all subject areas including:

  • Reading – Decoding; Comprehension
  • Writing – from idea brainstorming right through to final draft, Essay Writing
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Mathematics – all strands including Functions, Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, Data Management
  • Science – General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Learning Strategies- Organizational Skills, Following Instructions
  • French and ESL
  • Technology – Assistive Technology, Microsoft Programs
  • Grammar / Phonics / Spelling
  • Test and exam preparation.

Our Process

At Brainiacs, all tutoring sessions are on a one-on-one, private basis. Tutoring sessions are a minimum of 1 hour in length, and can increase based on your needs and preferences. We begin with an initial diagnostic assessment aligned with Ministry expectations in order to determine your child’s academic strengths and areas that require greater development.

Because each student is different, with unique needs, sessions are customized to the individual learner. During the learning sessions, we provide support and guidance for school assignments, projects, homework and tests, and any areas of need. Program Specialists use concrete materials and technology, together with real-world examples in order for the students to grasp the concepts being taught.

Our Story

The Inspiration for Brainiacs

Brainiacs was founded by an OCT.

A number of years ago, a parent-volunteer in a grade two classroom noticed that her son was not producing the quality of work that was expected at his grade level. She also noticed that he would barricade himself behind book bins when doing his work so that members of his desk group couldn’t see. He didn’t have confidence in his abilities. He worked hard and diligently, but his written work consisted of random letters strung together. When asked to “read” his story, he’d tell a beautiful story. This boy had such beautiful ideas. He just couldn’t get them down on paper.

Desperately, she asked the teacher where she could take him for help. The teacher thought and thought, asked around, and researched further, but was unable to make any recommendations with confidence. There was not even one after-school program which catered to a specific program customized to a child’s specific needs. “If only there was,” she thought. And that is the story of how Brainiacs began.

The evolution of Brainiacs

We opened our first Brainiacs location in 2013 in the heart of our own community (Thornhill Woods/Bathurst and Rutherford). We know that the hard-working families in the area have high standards and value education, and Brainiacs is here to give kids every opportunity to thrive and succeed.

As we grew, so did the need for more space. In July 2018, we moved to our current location on Bradwick Drive in Concord. We’ve still got the same passion, philosophy and family-feel atmosphere just in a bigger, more accommodating space! As well, we’ve added a unique classroom environment for our highly-sought-after high school credit courses. Come check us out!

Programs

High school credit courses

Get ahead of the game with Brainiacs credit courses! We’ve developed a program to help students maximize their learning and achieve high results! Our unique “High School Room” accommodates the demand for these crucial courses, and lets students feel at ease and confident, in a stress-free environment.