The people at Oxford Learning are very nice. They teach me and help me learn my own way and it is so much easier for me. I like Oxford Learning and I like learning again!
Abbey Age 10
Abbey Age 10
Oxford Learning is the best place to learn and have fun because the teachers are very friendly and they help you when you need it. Some of the work is not hard anymore. If you want to try Oxford Learning, it’s a great place to learn.
Keya Age 13
Keya Age 13
Oxford Learning has helped me with my English work. I never realized it but everything they have been getting me to do has helped with what I am doing in school. Oxford Learning is very fun when you try your hardest!
Jessica Age 13
Jessica Age 13
I like Oxford Learning because it’s fun! I like learning blends. My teacher, Kelli, helps me learn.
Storme Age 7
Storme Age 7
The changes we have seen in our 8 year-old son since he started in the after-school program at Oxford Learning are absolutely remarkable. He started the program with good reading skills but minimal interest in challenging himself with books or writing anything of substance. He now asks to write in his journal before bed and is working on a "chapter book" at school about a pirate adventure! His handwriting has improved drastically, as has the care and pride he takes in his work generally. He has developed a love for reading and writing that is priceless, and we can't thank the wonderful teachers Oxford Learning enough for instilling that in him.
This email is long overdue. As you know we had Sebastian enrolled in Oxford Learning for the last year or so. It all started when his fall report card for Grade 4 came home and his comprehension and writing was a C and his teacher told us that it was on the decline. There was some genuine concern as if he did not improve, by Grade 6 and higher he was in real jeopardy of some definite struggles. My wife and I sat down and looked into all our options. In the beginning I was naive enough to think I could turn this around myself, with extra attention and help. Boy was I wrong! So we decided to enroll him in Oxford Learning. I guess I could go on about his time there, but I think it is easiest to say - the rest is history. By the end of his Grade 4 year and his final report card, his mark was an A! A complete turn around. Well, he is now almost finished Grade 5 and I know he is thriving in all his writing and assignments - he actually sits down and writes 3 - 5 page stories, whereas before we were lucky to get 3-5 lines on a page. He loves putting his creativity and imagination to print and has really shown a complete turnaround.
In summary, I guess what I am trying to say is THANK YOU! You have all been amazing, Sebastian absolutely loved his time at Oxford Learning - he did not see it as extra school work or a chore, he looked forward to going and was bittersweet when he learned he was done. We are very proud of him and extremely thankful for all of you and the AMAZING work that you do.
Oxford Learning teaches me a lot of stuff in language and math. In English, for example, they teach me about conjunctions. In math they help with whatever I’m having trouble with. They teach me things that I’ve never learned before. They even help me with homework and projects when I need it.
Ryan Age 12
Ryan Age 12
Dear Lorelei and Shelly and the Oxford Learning Team,
I decided tonight to write you a thank you note for all that you have done for Jessica. I am afraid that the words may not come as easily as I would like them to because I am afraid that words could not express what your help has done to not only jessica but our entire family. I think if I had not made that phone call a year ago we would be facing a completely different path of life four our daughter. One where we have lost her to self destruction, low self-esteem and a complete disregard for school and teachers. I truly believe that was the path she was on.
What you all have done for her in this past year is nothing short of amazing, it has been a true gift. To see her successes at school and in life has been such a joy to watch. She has confidence, she has pride and she has matured so much and become a very confident 13 year old girl ready to face school challenges and she now has a lot more opportunities ahead of her as she grows and continues school and eventually a promising career path.
When I think of the countless phone calls and emails I received from her teachers in grade 6 about her behaviour, about her inability to learn, about her lack of effort and that she all but shut down to everything to do with her learning, her poor results on her report cards. And then a few short months later after she was with you, when she was in grade 7 the incredible positive phone calls and emails from her teachers and the positive report cards that had me constantly shaking my head saying... are they sure they have the right girl?? Who is this girly who has replaced my daughter?
I am so proud of Jessica I can't even begin to explain to her how much she has changed, I am not sure she realizes it yet but I know someday she will cross your paths again and she will be able to say that this experience changed her life and made her who she is. I would lay money on it. She is a wonderful girl and I am so proud of how hard she worked and the efforts that she made to really make sure she got the most of her time with you all. She couldn't have done it with out you all, your friendly, positive, no pressure way of approaching learning is amazing.
I hope that we have out grown your services, but I am comforted to know that if we need your help, you will be there. We will make it a point to stop in a visit once in a while and will do our best to keep you updated on Jessica's life.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done. We will miss you so much.
Lots of love,
Oxford Learning turned out to be the answer to our 8 year old son’s reading confidence issues. The feedback we received after his initial assessment clearly pinpointed areas for development, and the plan for addressing the deficits was geared to his specific issues. Staff were available and willing to answer any of our questions, and were very flexible as far as scheduling to meet our needs. They were very positive about his progress, and were well able to demonstrate the gains he was making along the way. His first report card three months after starting at Oxford Learning was proof-positive that it was making a significant difference in his academic performance. Oxford Learning was time and money well-spent.
Be a hero and make lasting educational impressions in little one’s lives.
Oxford Learning is looking for a passionate, creative, energetic, fun loving professional who enjoys working with children and helping them to build strong academic skills.
About our centres:
Our centre goes beyond tutoring to help ignite a child’s interest in learning, not just for one school year, but for a lifetime. Our unique approach to learning, designed by educational experts, is based on over 35 years of experience and proven scientific research into how children actually learn. At the centre, learning is about knowing, really understanding, how to integrate and retain new information.
About the position:
Oxford Learning has openings for upbeat, dynamic 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 Kindergarten to Grade 8 in French, English and Math.
Dynamic, upbeat and energetic personality
Experience working with children in teaching, tutoring or coaching capacity
Education with a focus on elementary/junior high grades or equivalent credentials is an asset
Strong communication skills, written and oral, fluency in French & English is a must.
Strong decision making and planning skills
A team player who enjoys working with others
Highly organized, able to multi-task and think on your feet
Must be available two evenings a week from 4-7 (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and possibly Saturday mornings
Oxford Learning is looking for committed, reliable and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with students in all grades. You must be upbeat and dynamic and want to work in a rewarding teaching environment. A dedicated and passionate teacher who thrives on seeing students succeed will enjoy this role!
We focus on cognitive personal development and look for individuals who will honour Oxford Learning teaching methods and philosophy in a fun environment. We will train you in our innovative Interactive Coaching methods that teach students how to learn and study more effectively.
Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications to complement our learning philosophy and teaching approach:
Post Secondary degree
Strong English language written and oral communication skills
Strong French language written and oral communication skills an asset
Experience in teaching, tutoring or coaching
Friendly, personable and versatile
Strong ability to organize and multi-task
Strong motivational skills and an ability to keep students on task
The ability to problem solve and think critically
Must be flexible in availability
Interested candidates must be available at least 2 evenings per week.
While we thank all applicants in advance, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will begin immediately.
"I love coming to work every day, watching our students learn, grow, and succeed. I consider myself lucky to be able to have a positive impact on this generation." Emily has been working with children for more than 15 years. She studied History at Dalhousie followed by Education at the University of Maine. She has taught in both public and private institutions, and has been with Oxford Learning for 8 years, currently as the Education Director in Bedford. Emily loves playing guitar, board games, and cooking.
"I love the energy and commitment of all the teachers and staff at Oxford Learning, as well as the collaborative atmosphere and helpful advice from my coworkers." Rosey has been part of the Oxford Learning team for just over a year. She has been teaching for 22 years, primarily in the private sector, and ran her own home-based pre-school. She earned her first degree at MSVU then studied in Mexico, earning a diploma in Spanish and a certificate in Child Studies. She began teaching in Mexico in 1992 when she was approached by a school to teach grade 4, and has been teaching ever since! She enjoys crafts, interior design, and has a passion for volunteering in her community. Her compassion, patience, and understanding are key components of her success as a teacher.
"I was born to do it. It's not a job, it's a passion."(On teaching) Jenna is a returning member of the Oxford Learning team. She has worked in education for 7 years; first as a private tutor, then at Oxford Learning, then for the Fort McMurray Public School Board, teaching public school for 4 years. She is passionate about teaching, French, languages, and running. She is currently studying Speech Language Pathology.
"We are passionate about creating a positive learning environment for our students and making a difference in their personal and academic lives." Jessalyn has been part of Oxford Learning for over a year. She loves to read, write, play sports, and spend time with family and friends. While taking her BA at St. FX, she volunteered as a tutor and skating coach. Jessalyn has always dreamed of being a teacher, and went from teaching a classroom full of stuffed animals as a child to earning an Education degree from Ottawa University and putting it to use every day.
Ornmadee has been working with children for the past 8 years. In addition to her work with Oxford Learning, she works in our local school board as an EPA, and has also coached paddling. Ornmadee has studied at MSVU for her Bachelor's degree, and has recently applied to various schools' Bachelor of Education programs. She loves photography, volunteering with Brownies, running, and baking. What Ornmadee loves best about Oxford Learning is seeing the "Aha!" moment when a student has mastered a concept!
Ashley has studied at Dalhousie University, earning a B.Sc. with a major in neuroscience, and has also earned a certificate in Intercultural Communication. She has been working with children for over 3 years, volunteering at the IWK Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, and more recently as a member of our team! Ashley loves running, art, and yoga.
"My favourite part of working at Oxford Learning is watching students realize their own potential and how much they are capable of when they develop the right strategy." - Ashley
Larisa has over 8 years experience working with children. She has volunteered at science camps, taught ballet classes, worked as a private tutor, and now as a star member of the Oxford Learning team! Larisa studied mechanical and biochemical engineering at the University of Alberta. When she's not working with lasers, she enjoys taking ballet class, playing trombone, and doing yoga.
"I love seeing students gain confidence and achieve goals that they thought were impossible." - Larisa
Abbey studied at MSVU, earning a B.A. majoring in English and minoring in French, and a B.Ed. in elementary education. She's been working with children for over 11 years, primarily in day camps, and now as one of the newest members of our team. Abbey loves spending time with family, reading, trying new restaurants, and being in the great outdoors. She loves to work with children of all ages and experiencing the different ways in which students learn.
"It's great to feel like you make a difference each class!" - Abbey
Through both volunteering and job opportunities, Kate has been working with children for over 5 years. She earned her B.A. from Dalhousie University with a double major in French and Sociology. She is a current B.Ed. student studying at MSVU. When Kate is not inspiring our students, she loves exercising and hiking, watching French films, and going out to eat. What Kate loves most about being on the Oxford Learning team is having the opportunity to help students enhance their French language skills and to inspire them to keep learning!