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

At Brainiacs Online, our tutors come from a variety of areas. Most are Certified Teachers, and many are currently enrolled in a B. Ed program. On occasion we will bring in a dedicated professional with a specialty in a certain subject, such a French. All tutors are vetted and trained to ensure expertise in any grade/subject in which they offer support,

The advantage since moving to an online platform is that we have been able to expand the areas from where we can recruit the finest educators. We currently have fantastic tutors from abroad, and in several provinces within Canada.

From the very beginning, our mission has been to find the best educators to support our students. That continues to be our goal.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For What age Groups do You Provide Tutoring?

We tutor students mainly from pre-kindergarten to grade12.

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.

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.

How do I Get Started?

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


 

One-on-One Tutoring Online

It’s funny, it seems that almost overnight everybody jumped into the tutoring business. How do you decide who to choose for your kids? Stay with the people who have years of experience helping students, and have adapted their systems to fit the new online model. Since 2013, Brainiacs has been helping kids of all ages and at all levels succeed. We have now brought our standards of excellence online, ready to share across Ontario.

Contact us today at learn@brainiacs.ca or call (905) 237-7778 and let us know your family’s needs.

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 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!

The Brainiacs Story Continues

In March of 2020 Brainiacs took one more necessary step. In case you missed it, schools (and everything else) closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We received further information that not only would schools be closed for 2 weeks to “flatten the curve”, they would not re-open again during the school year, and it was unknown if we would even be returning to normal by September.

At that point we had to decide how to continue to service our students, who still had the need for support. We quickly pivoted and moved our services online, and it could not have worked out better. We were amazed how well and how quickly our students adjusted to their new method of learning. With help from our amazing staff of tutors, Brainiacs became Brainiacs Online, and we could not be more pleased with the results.