Students need to gain a competitive edge academically early in life. Tutoring is not just for those who need support, but also for those who are seeking that edge.

At Brainiacs TLC, we give students the tools to become critical thinkers, problem-solvers and self-directed lifelong learners. See how we do it!

 
When Does Exam Prep Start?

The first day of class! How you begin your year determines how prepared you will be once exams hit. How efficiently you organize your binder, take notes, and focus your attention will help determine exam success. It can also be the difference between calm exam preparation and frenzied cramming. Call Brainiacs today to help set yourself up for success.

Why Brainiacs?

Our Goal is to help students...

  • Improve grades
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Acquire valuable life skills
  • Learn to love learning
  • Become independent learners
  • Find academic success
  • Find out how!

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Successful Tools for Lifelong Learners

  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Homework support
  • Remedial support
  • Enrichment

Why Brainiacs?

At Brainiacs, we get to know our students as people and as learners, and they feel the connection right away! We know that each student has their own base of knowledge, and their own speed and style of learning. That’s why we offer individualized programs and work on building their foundations, at the same time as working on their current schoolwork.

Whether its our Brainiacs OSSD credit courses or 1:1 tutoring, our students feel confident, gain knowledge and problem solving skills in a supportive environment with minimal distractions.

We offer:

  • OSSD high school credit courses
  • Remedial support
  • Enrichment oportunities
  • ESL / French
  • Math – Core Math up to grade 10, Functions, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, Data Management
  • Science – General Science up to grade 10, Chemistry, Biology, Physics
  • Reading – Learn to read and/or reading comprehension strategies
  • Writing – Foundational writing skills, essay writing
  • Grammar / Phonics / Spelling
  • Exam / Test Prep
  • Learning Strategies – Organizational skills, instruction following, study skills, logical reasoning, problem solving
  • Computer skills – Assistive technology, Microsoft programs
  • On-going progress reporting
  • Optimal learning environment
  • Accessible management

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.