Hello! I’m Katie, Centre Manager here at Oxford Learning Barrie North. I have 6 years experience working at Oxford Learning Markham South. The Oxford Learning difference is my passion, I love helping families and students reach their goals!
Graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, from Redeemer University, helped develop the person I am today. This fine place introduced me to compassionate people, big ideas, advanced my leadership skills, and cultivated my love of education. Playing for the Redeemer Royals soccer team refined my dedication to developing a team atmosphere wherever I go!
I’m an idea girl, newlywed, snowmobiler, nighttime reader, scrapbooker, soccer player, dog-loving, humorous extrovert! Come say hello when you have a chance!
“Education’s purpose: To replace an empty mind with an open one.”
I began teaching at Oxford Learning in November 2014 and am now the Education Coordinator. I absolutely love it here! I grew up in Orillia, attending École élémentaire catholique Samuel-de-Champlain and Twin Lakes Secondary School. I completed my Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education at Western University in 2013 and 2014, respectively. I enjoy spending my free time with my fiancé and our zoo (two cats and dogs). I have taught in various environments from traditional classrooms to forest floors. There is nothing in the world that I enjoy more than seeing students succeed, and I look forward to being part of all of your future successes!
As most of my regular students have already learned, my favourite thing in life is horses. I currently have 6 thoroughbreds, and breed them for racing as a small business. I have lived in the Barrie area my whole life, attending Monsignor Clair Elementary School and St. Joseph’s High School. My post-secondary education has all been at the University of Guelph. I completed my B.Sc. (H) in Animal Biology in 2006, and my M. Sc. in Animal Science (Animal Breeding and Genetics) in 2012. I began tutoring high school mathematics in early 2014, and joined the Oxford team in March 2014. It has been a remarkably rewarding experience to watch students gain confiedenc and grow as individuals. I look forward to being a part of many more success stories.
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the Oxford Learning Team! My name is Sarah Vizza (pronounced like Pizza, but with a “V” instead of a “p”. I am 25 years old and I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I grew up in Barrie, went to elementary school and high school in Barrie. I did my undergraduate degree and bachelor of Education at Lakehead University Orillia. I just recently got married in September! My other job right now is at Cubeit Portable Storage. I do administrative work and coordinate the dispatch schedule for our drivers. I am really excited and looking forward to working with everyone here.
I am a graduate of Nippissing’s Master of Education and York Universities BEd programs. In addition I have degrees in psychology and English, BA/BA (Joint Hons), with OCT certification in junior, intermediate and senior divisions (OCT #592524). I work at Georgian College, in addition to tutoring at Oxford, as an instructor in Liberal Arts and Community Studies.
Working at Oxford gives me the opportunity to continue working with students outside of the college stream, inspire students to own their education and provide a positive learning environment.
I have a passion for lifelong learning and instilling essential skills of critical thinking, study habits and problem solving alongside curriculum.
Hello everyone! My name is Lisa and I am a French Little Readers teacher at Oxford Learning Barrie North. I have been teaching and tutoring French for more than 8 years both locally as well as in Italy, Thailand and all around Canada including British Columbia, Northwest Territories and northern Quebec. My love of travelling has shown me the wonders of learning new languages and cultures and also the power of Education. I am dedicated to sharing my passion for teaching and learning with students of all ages by maintaining a creative, open minded and fun atmosphere!
I am a graduate from the University of Guelph as well as an avid skier, soccer player, arts and crafts master, Greys Anatomy fan, adventure seeking, fun loving and personable. I would love to chat with you about your child’s (or your) education goals and what we can do to help them reach their highest potential!
From our students…
“Oxford is a great learning environment with extraordinary teachers and staff. Oxford has helped me accomplish many of my goals and has helped me overcome my struggles at school.”
- Sam. Grade 9
“I like Oxford because they help you when you are stuck on your work and need extra help. They have challenge questions to challenge kids! The teachers always have positive things to say to us when we’re feeling down about school. They help anyone who wants help with their work.”
- Kaiyah. Grade 7
From our parents…
Our son Nischal had problems with a few sounds and his kindergarten teacher was complaining he was behind in his reading level. He was upset and cried a lot because he knew he was behind in his reading. He would come home and tell us that he didn’t want to go to school anymore because he couldn’t pronounce words correctly. We tried so many different things and nothing worked. Finally we found Oxford Learning Barrie North where he has built a very strong foundation for reading. At first he was so scared of meeting his new teachers, but soon enough he was very comfortable with them. This is because of Trish and the Oxford team! They were very kind to our son and the way they helped him improve his weaknesses is very effective. He was over the moon when he read his book by himself! There are no more complaints from school and he has been happy to go to school every day. He has improved a lot! Thank you to Trish and the team…you are doing a great job that can’t be described with words. A big thumbs up from our family!
- The Perera Family
“Oxford has helped my son overcome many of his academic challenges and he feels great about his abilities in school. Thank you Oxford!”
- Jack. Father of a Grade 9 student
Oxford Learning Centre is the winner for the following category: Best Learning Centre in Barrie.
In a recent poll done by the Barrie Examiner, Oxford Learning Centre was nominated as a business that deserved special recognition as one of Barrie’s Best Businesses. The votes are in, and we won our category!
Come in to the Barrie Oxford Learning and see the Oxford Learning Difference for yourself!
LITTLE READERS & R.E.A.D ELITE CAMP
Our Little Readers & R.E.A.D Elite Camps are offered in French or English and these camps are great way to get your son or daughter ready for French Immersion! Graduates from our programs read at the upper Grade 2 level. Our Little Readers program is offered on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to noon all through the year.
During the summer months, our R.E.A.D. Elite Camp is offered Monday through Friday 9 am to noon and Wednesday & Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Little Readers is $42.50 per SESSION!
R.E.A.D Elite is $45.00 per hour!
Space is limited!
This 4 hour program is appropriate for students in grades 7 through 10 who wish to strengthen their organizational skills for success in school.
The program is being offered on Tuesday, August 25th & Thursday August 27th from 10 am to noon. The cost per student is $99.00.
Space is limited, so please contact us to enroll your child!
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 7405-727-9090.
MATH BRAIN CAMP
We are offering two Math Brain Camps during the week of August 31st to September 3rd. These are 20 hour programs intended to review math concepts with the student and build a solid foundation in math.
MATH BRAIN CAMP 1 - is intended for students in Grades 7 and 8
If your son or daughter is headed to high school in September, then sign them up for our Math Brain Camp 1! They will have the opportunity to review math concepts, strengthen their math skills and build confidence in this subject. SPACE IS LIMITED!
August 31 to September 3 from 9 am to 2 pm.
MATH BRAIN CAMP 2 – is intended for students in Grades 9 & 10.
This is a great brain camp for students who have completed their first year of high school math. Students will review all concepts and ensure that a solid foundation in basic mathematical concepts is in place. SPACE IS LIMITED! August 31 to September 3 from 9 am to 2 pm.
STUDY SKILLS BRAINCAMP – 20 HOUR PROGRAM
Is your son or daughter struggling with their study skills? WE CAN HELP! We are offering our 20 hour Study Skills program on Saturdays in November – 7, 14, 21 & 28. Each session will run from 9 am to 2 pm. This program is intended for students in grades 7 to 10 and it has been designed to give students some solutions for organizational and study skills difficulties they may be experiencing in school. This program will help strengthen their study skills. Some of the topics covered are: Attitude, Goal Setting, Time Management, Organization, Active Reading, Taking & Organizing Notes, Good Study Habits, Effective Study Strategies and Study Strategies for Math.
The Oxford Learning Barrie North location has an opening for an upbeat, dynamic Math & Science teacher who wants to work in a rewarding teaching environment. Candidates must possess a strong passion for seeing students succeed, and must be comfortable teaching students ranging in age from Grade 9 – Grade 12, in all high school strains of Science and Math. This individual should also be comfortable tutoring a few students in both English and Math from Grades 1 – 8.
Bachelor's Degree in the subject area.
Experience in a teaching/tutoring environment in Math & Science.
Experience with the Ontario curriculum (including Advanced functions, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Data Management and Trigonometry).
Knowledge of Science, Chemistry and Physics an asset.
Strong communication skills, written and oral, fluency in English is a must.
Strong ability to organize and multi-task
Strong motivational skills and an ability to keep students on task
Be a dedicated and passionate teacher who thrives on seeing students succeed.
Upbeat and willing to motivate.
Highly organized and flexible.
We focus on cognitive development and look for individuals who will honour Oxford Learning teaching methods and philosophy in a fun environment. We provide training in our innovative Interactive Coaching methods that teaches students how to learn and study more effectively.
If you possess all of the above qualities and want to join a high-energy group, with a goal to see students succeed, then please email resumes and cover letters.
Oxford Learning Barrie is looking for committed, reliable and FULLY BILINGUAL enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with JK-Senior aged students. Our Programs offer personalized support to students looking to develop strong learning skills utilizing proven Cognitive Development tools and methodologies. We also focus on building strong academic skills, particularly in literacy and math.
A great candidate for this position will possess the following skills:
A Bachelors degree
A knowledge of the JK-SK curriculum and preschool learning styles and strategies
Classroom experience is an asset
Strong French and English language written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong ability to organize and multi-task
Strong motivational skills and an ability to keep students on task
Experience with reading using phonetics in a group setting
Works well independently and as part of a team
Classroom organization, planning and time management skills
Interested candidates must be available weekday evenings from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 9-2pm. Availability during weekday mornings and afternoons will open the opportunity for increased hours.
This position is available immediately and a commitment until December 2016 is required.