Programs 2021-04-13T15:14:43+00:00

Remediation

Remedial instruction can help students who are struggling in school improve their basic skills in reading, writing, or math. Specialized support can help students catch up to their peers, even if a learning gap is not the result of a disability. Our remedial programs aim to eliminate the gap between what a child knows and what they are expected to know. With specialized individual attention, they can build their skills and confidence so that they are able to reach their true potential.

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Math
(French and English)

With JUMP Math, students develop foundational skills by solving simple problems before moving to more complex problem solving. Through guidance, meaningful instruction, and practice, students develop confidence and competence in the understanding of mathematics.

TouchMath is a multisensory program that is suitable for students of all ages and learning styles. This method makes math concepts more accessible for students who struggle to understand grade-level content.

Comprehension
(English and French)

Visualizing and Verbalizing Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking (V/V)®: Many readers can read words and have a developed vocabulary, but still struggle to comprehend sentences or paragraphs. V/V teaches students who struggle with reading comprehension and language processing to build pictures in their minds as they listen to or read text, with the ultimate goal of being able to visualize the main idea or get the whole picture. This is called concept imagery.

Writing
(French and English)

Students work one-on-one with experienced writing teachers to become skillful in producing many different types of writing, including story writing, book reports, projects, essays, and research papers.

Language

Fast ForWord® for Language and Reading: This program is ideal for students, ages five to adult, who have difficulty with sound awareness, language ability, and/or the processing of auditory information (with or without a diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder)

Reading (French and English)

Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program®: A multisensory program for students who have difficulty with decoding and spelling and who have underdeveloped phonological awareness and reading skills. The LiPS Program is unique in that it helps students explore phonemes through the oral-motor movements that produce the sounds. This approach allows students to hear, see, and feel the physical characteristics of phonemes, and the contrasts between them.

Enseignement Multisensoriel Simultané: EMS is a multi-sensory reading program in French, which simultaneously uses visual, auditory, tactile and kinaesthetic pathways to teach accurate decoding, spelling and reading comprehension skills. This program is based on the renowned multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham method of reading and spelling.

ReadLS Reading Intervention Program: A computer program which uses brain plasticity to create connections that are responsible for proper reading and comprehension. This process-oriented program uses fast moving graphics, differential, sound and a multisensory approach to build phonemic awareness, graphonemic knowledge, and language structure. Several cognitive skills are targeted, which include: working memory, auditory and visual processing, visual closure, executive function, ocular motor control, timing, and more.

Cognition

Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment for Cognitive Training: Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment is an intervention program designed to enhance the cognitive skills necessary for independent thinking and academic success. Through these learning experiences, students learn “how to learn” which can lead to increased academic performance.

Study Skills/Executive Functioning

Executive functioning is a set of mental skills, or processes in our brains, that control how we complete tasks in our everyday lives. Among other things, strong executive functioning skills help students study better for tests, plan their time more effectively, have an effective organization system, and focus better in class. This course helps students develop these abilities in addition to traditional study skills concepts such as note-taking and memory strategies.

Attention and focus

Interactive Metronome®: Interactive Metronome® is a drug-free approach to improving the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This improvement, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organization, and language.

Brain Training

Brain training programs can help rewire the neural pathways of the brain for children with weak language skills, auditory processing problems, difficulties with reading and spelling, ADHD, poor memory, and a number of other learning problems.

If your child is having difficulty learning or has been diagnosed with a learning disability, consider a course of action that will definitively address the root cause of the problem.

Fast ForWord® for Language and Reading

These programs are ideal for students, ages five to adult, who have difficulty with sound awareness, language ability, and/or the processing of auditory information.

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ReadLS Reading Intervention Program

ReadLS is a computer program which uses brain plasticity to create connections that are responsible for proper reading and comprehension. This process oriented program uses fast moving graphics, differential sound and a multisensory approach to build phonemic awareness, graphonemic knowledge and language structure. Several cognitive skills are targeted, which include: working memory, auditory and visual processing, visual closure, executive function, ocular motor control, timing, and more.

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Interactive Metronome® for Focus and Attention

Interactive Metronome® is a drug-free approach to improving the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning and sequencing. This improvement, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing and language.

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Homeschooling Support

One-on-one or group courses offered for math, English, French, science and history. All courses follow the provincial curriculum (Quebec Education Program) and teach students the skills needed to become successful and independent learners.

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Individualized Instruction

Through individualized instruction, we are able to focus on the individual learning needs of our students. By taking into account each student’s learning style and focusing on their strengths, we help them achieve academic and personal success.

We help elementary, high school, CEGEP, and university students learn the subject content of their classes. We also help students prepare for end-of-year MELS exams at the elementary and high school levels, such as the Canadian History and Citizenship Education, Math, and Science and Technology courses at the end of grade 10.

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Summer Session

Whether you are seeking extra help for your child, want to reinforce a core class, or want to prevent a ‘summer learning slide’ in preparation for the next school year, all of our specialized programs are available in the summer. Without the demands of homework, tests, and assignments, summer is the perfect opportunity for your child to improve their reading, math, writing, or language skills.

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Workshops

High School Entrance Exam Preparation

We would be pleased to work with your children to prepare them for writing entrance exams for their chosen high schools. The program will consist of two three-hour workshops offered prior to the entrance exams.

  • Workshop 1 will focus on how to answer practice questions on basic skills in English: reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, etc. and mathematics. Students will also learn how to clearly and succinctly communicate ideas in writing.
  • Workshop 2 will focus on presenting oneself in an interview. Academic concepts will also be reviewed.

The cost of registration is $200.00.

These two workshops will give students confidence and help to alleviate anxiety related to the exam and interview process. Our program includes study questions and take-home note packages to ensure that each student is fully prepared. Space is limited.

Grade 10 History Exam Prep Workshop

Our skills-based workshops are unique in that they address the process of writing the final exam while teaching students the skills they will need on exam day. Content-based tutoring does not achieve this objective. These workshops will also give your child confidence and help alleviate any stress and/or anxiety related to the exam. These workshops will be conducted in groups of approximately 12 students, to allow for more individual help for each student. Course content packages and practice materials will be provided. Space is limited.

The workshops are open to students writing the exam in French; even though the workshops will be conducted in English, every student who has completed our program in the past has been successful on the exam in French.

We feel that we are able to offer a comprehensive approach that will not only prepare students for their exam but also provide them with essential learning skills in preparation for CEGEP. We appreciate the opportunity of working with your child. Please contact the Centre to confirm your participation.

Sessions will be held March through June, 2021. Stay tuned for more details.

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