I approached Etobicoke West Oxford Learning in June 2015 to help my daughter who had just completed Grade 5 French Immersion. Our goal was to help her increase her vocabulary when speaking French and to give her an opportunity to converse in French over the summer months. She worked with a great teacher once per week. When she returned to school in September, her Grade 6 teacher remarked on the richness of her French vocabulary. My daughter was happy with the outcome and we decided to return to Etobicoke West Oxford Learning in June 2016. I also appreciate how willing the centre was to accommodate my requests and share my daughter’s progress with me on regular intervals. I would definitely recommend Etobicoke West Oxford Learning to French Immersion students looking to enrich their learning.
Ruth S., parent of Julia S. grade 7 student.
I wanted to let you know that Katie did amazing on her exam! She got a 90% on her exam which brought her average up to an 83. She is thrilled.
Please thank Ljiljana for us! Well worth the cost and time commitment!
- Kathy M, Mother of Katie, grade 11
Kathy M, Mother of Katie, grade 11
My child has been with oxford for one year. What a difference, she has progressed very well in her reading and writing. I can see a change in her! The staff is amazing, very patient and they encourage her to push harder. The staff keep me informed and up to date with her progress and provide good advice on what we can do at home to help her along. The tutors are truly invested in my daughter. I am extremely satisfied and I highly recommend oxford. I appreciate and thank you so much for all your hard work.
- Liz F, parent of Lauren
Liz F, parent of Lauren
We have been clients of Oxford for the past 5 years with the Etobicoke West Mall location. Both of my children started at Oxford to gain additional help with math at the grade 7 level. My son continued on with Oxford until Grade 12 due to the success and support provided by Oxford and my daughter is continuing at the grade 11 level. The organization has been instrumental in both of my children gaining and understanding better math skills and therefore their marks improved overall. The organization, specifically Kamalika , have ensured that communication is always open and she has taken the time to ensure that my children have received the proper testing, and proper follow up required to maintain their success every year. I would not hesitate to recommend Oxford to any parent who knows that their child would benefit from extra encouragement and practice with any of their school courses.
- Fiona T, parent of Ryan and Sydney
Fiona T, parent of Ryan and Sydney
Dear Kamalika, Bob and Lilliana,
I wanted to thank you for the good work that you have done with Jasmine and Louis.
I appreciate the personalized approach to the study plan which takes into account each child's learning style and schedule. I am grateful for the detailed analysis of the children's tests and day to day work which is used to customize the study plan to address any gaps or weaknesses that are found.
We have seen great improvements in the children's confidence level and math test scores and we look forward to working with your centre over the next few years!
Thanks again for your efforts!
- Shirley F, parent of Louis and Jasmine
Shirley F, parent of Louis and Jasmine
My son has improved greatly since starting Language and Math at Oxford. He's always been a good student, but since he has started Oxford, he brings home Level 4s in his reading and writing assignments from school. He seems to understand his school language assignments more, and is more capable of working independently. As well, recently, he showed me a school math test where he received 90%, where as before, his math marks were in the high 70s and low 80s. I like the extra math and language sheets that he gets for homework from Oxford. He is working on reading, writing, multiplication and division almost everyday. We are very happy with Oxford. His attitude towards school has changed. My son loves coming to Oxford and he loves going to school.
Thank you to the caring staff at Oxford (Etobicoke West) for making a difference.
- Anonymous Parent of Grade 5 student.
Anonymous Parent of Grade 5 student
I am pleased with the improvements my daughter has made while attending Oxford. She has surpassed her grade level in math and French and is now focusing her efforts to further enrich her knowledge in these subjects. Her attentive and caring tutors at Oxford have helped her gain confidence and feel comfortable tackling new challenges.
- Edna H, parent of Rebecca
Edna H, parent of Rebecca
We decided to enrol our boys ages (5) and (3) in the Little Readers Program at Oxford Learning (Etobicoke).
Our boys attend without any hesitation 2 days a week. The staff lead by Miss.Laura hold a genuine interest in our boys where every opportunity is used to build on their strengths and develop any weaknesses.
An initial assessment took place to gauge the working level of our boys. From this point, our boys were taught in the areas of: spelling, the letters of the alphabet, phonetics, songs, circle time and even math!
Our boys come home, from time to time, with certificates of success, stickers, an improved literacy base and most importantly smiles on their faces!
Thanks Miss Laura and Oxford Learning for your incredible work!
My daughters (6 years and 3 years) have been attending Oxford since they were over 2 years old. My elder daughter began in little readers program and has now moved on to the core program. My younger daughter continues to attend the little readers program. In both these experiences, I believe that the little readers program sets an early foundation by teaching letter sounds, phonics, printing, fine motor skills and more importantly the discipline of doing homework.
My elder daughter has moved on to the core program that involves learning to read and write sentences, comprehension and math. Based on the feedback from her school teacher (she is now in grade 1), she is well ahead in her reading and printing abilities. She is disciplined about completing her homework, which is an important skill to develop early. I have received feedback from other parents that are facing challenges in teaching good study habits. Oxford has helped to ease the transition from kindergarden to grade 1.
We have also found the teachers to be highly skilled and invested in the childrens’ progress. They frequently reach out by arranging parent meetings to discuss the childrens progress. They are also in regular contact with my daughter’s school to get their feedback. In the past they have immediately reacted to any recommendations from her teacher and have complemented this with their own assessments. For instance she started to work more on her Math during the summer when some weak areas were identified. As a parent, these interactions have made me more aware of my daughters’ abilities and weaknesses.
What sets Oxford apart from other programs is the ability to identify weaknesses and customize a remedial program based on the child’s abilities. The program excels by pushing them to do the best they can. Thank you to the entire Oxford team!
- Anand P, father
Yogesh has been the Centre Director at Etobicoke West for approximately 15 years. He has been instrumental in the promotion of the Oxford Learning brand in this area, having helmed two locations-Etobicoke West and Mississauga East. Both locations have been elevated to the prestigious 100+ Student Club. His recipe for success lies in his vision statement. With student commitment and parental support, Yogesh is a firm believer in taking responsibility for our students' academic success. This vision is confidently carried out by our team, and is implemented through the precise identification of a student's needs with our Dynamic Assessment, the design of a structured program, offering quality support, and maintaining connections with parents and teachers.
Kamalika is our Education Coordinator, and our primary Program Coordinator, coordinating all programs. She specializes in Maths and Sciences. Kamalika is a certified teacher and holds a Masters in Chemistry. Working with our team for over 5 years, Kamalika has a passion for teaching and guides our students to do their best to achieve academic success. Helping our students set appropriate expectations for themselves, and showing them how to achieve these goals, Kamalika helps guide our students not only to success, but to feeling better about their own abilities, which in turn helps them to do better. Guiding our students and showing them that they indeed can overcome their struggles, helps them to believe that yes, they can! Success is within reach!
Laura, also a Program Coordinator, has been spreading her special brand of sunshine for 3 years. She coordinates and delivers the Little Reader program as well as Language, French and Math programs. Laura engages all her students with quiet deliberation. Concerning herself with all aspect of our students' programs, Laura maintains an excellent connection with her students, their parents, and the students' teachers. Laura's versatility enables her to work with students of all ages, and with various needs. Her specialty is in Literature.
Maria has been with us for over 10 years. In that time, she has demonstrated versatility and dedication. An Education Coordinator, Maria maintains an overview of all language programs, ensuring program integrity and delivery. With an eye for detail, Maria works with students of all ages and abilities, focusing on writing and study skills. Experience has honed her skills to adjust to each student's needs, and she adapts to each individual student so that the program can best meet their needs. During her time with us, she has made many a connection with her students, providing support and encouragement so that they may believe in themselves and thrive.
Ljiljana is our resident Math specialist, focusing mainly on our Advantage Math program, and middle school students in the Beyond Tutoring program. Bringing much experience from teaching in Europe, and more experience here as a teaching assistant at York University, Ljiljana has a proven success record with her students. Many have come with poor grades, and have achieved great success under her tutelage. Ljiljana and her students have great respect for one another, which facilitates the learning process for our dedicated students. Even high achieving students see improvement!
Sylvia is a certified teacher in the Peel District school Board. She has a Masters in Arts Journalism, and a passion for teaching. Working primarily with our primary/middle school students, Sylvia enjoys employing 'outside the box' methods to help her students achieve success. With great enthusiasm she strives to inspire her students to do their best and to feel confident about their abilities.
Shaini is an experienced teacher, with her Msc in Mathematics, working with our math students. Her range allows her to help our youngest, all the way up to those in high school. It gives her great satisfaction to be able to help her students achieve their best. Young minds at work brighten her day!
Aleksandra is a certified French specialist. Having completed post-graduate studies in French, she has acquired a vast experience teaching French in colleges (cégeps) and universities in Quebec and Montreal. She has recently obtained a doctorate degree in philosophy. Sharing her natural “joie de vivre” with her students, Aleksandra strives to inspire, support, and encourage them so that they may develop their confidence and realize their full potential. Teaching is in her nature and it shows in her relationships with her students!
Aleksandra est spécialiste agréée dans le domaine de la langue française. Elle a suivi des études postuniversitaires en français (au Québec) et a récemment obtenu un doctorat en philosophie. Aleksandra a acquis une vaste expérience de l'enseignement du français dans divers cégeps et universités au Québec et à Montréal. Le rôle principal d'Aleksandra est de transmettre des connaissances et des conseils aux élèves qui apprennent le français. Elle redouble d’efforts pour aider ses élèves à gagner confiance en eux afin de réaliser leur plein potentiel. De plus, la « joie de vivre » naturelle qui anime Alexandra est source d’inspiration pour les élèves, ce qui leur permet d’apprendre la langue avec plus de facilité et d'enthousiasme.
Ewa is currently certified with the Ontario College of Teachers, and has recently graduated from York University with two Bachelor degrees: one in Education, and one in Visual Arts. Ewa specializes in teaching English and Math subjects for students in the Primary and Junior grades. She extends her strength in English by also working on Literature with students in the High School grades. Learning is an ongoing process. Ewa works towards creating a smooth transition between learning which occurs inside the classroom and learning which takes place outside of the classroom. Her focus on detail and creativity assist Ewa in reaching all types of learners. Ewa hopes that her dedicated teaching approach will encourage students to do their very best and achieve their goals!