Odessa State University: Masters Degree in Math and Computer Science with an additional year in Pedagogical Studies.
University of Toronto: Business Management
FKA: Instructional Designer Certification
Hanna is the happy new owner and director of Oxford Learning Centre, High Park. She is enthusiastic to finally realize her dream of being a childhood educator and having a positive impact on children’s academic and life goals. Previously, Hanna worked at an orphanage, a daycare, a high school, a college, and an IT company.
Interesting Fact: Hanna loves yoga, dance, reading, and travel.
“Life is beautiful”
University of British Columbia: Bachelor of Arts Double Major in Psychology and Speech Sciences
University of British Columbia: Bachelor of Education
Lovleen’s family owns a blueberry farm in the lovely town of Abbotsford deep in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia. After running the family business for a few years, Lovleen left her burgeoning blueberry empire to return to her true passion, teaching.
Interesting Fact: Lovleen has never owned a dog that weighed less than her.
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” -Albert Camus
McMaster University: Bachelor of Science
University of Toronto: Bachelor of Education
Jeremy has a true passion for working with kids and watching them learn new and exciting things. He also loves to learn and is always looking for new adventures. He once got attacked by a wild animal in the desert, spent the night in a homemade shelter when it was -25, and slept outside on a boat for 3 days on the way to Alaska. Jeremy also enjoys working with high-schoolers and loves to see students gain confidence for the road ahead!
“I have never let schooling interfere with my education” –Mark Twain
(Oxford Academy - Little Readers Teacher)
University of Maine: Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
University of Maine: Minor in Disability Studies
Interesting Fact: Laura lived in Australia for nearly two years. When she wasn't visiting with kangaroos, koalas, and platypus she taught children in a variety of settings including kindergarten, early intervention, one-on-one behaviour therapy and preschool.
“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for good things to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln, UK: Bachelor of Education with Qualified Teacher Status
Sheffield Hallam University, UK: Post Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum
Louise was born in England and has always worked in Education. After teaching in Elementary Schools in England, she traveled abroad to work with children in Austria, France, America and Chile. She has a passion for supporting children with additional needs and after further studies became an Autism Consultant for children, schools and families. She now lives in Toronto with her partner and loves supporting children’s development.
Interesting Fact: Louise is also trained as a Bungee Trampolining instructor
“Always be yourself, express yourself and have faith in yourself” - Bruce Lee
Université d'Aix-Marseille France: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Interesting Fact: I love living abroad! I lived and taught French In Cambodia (1 year), Thailand (8 months), and Italy (8 months).
"L'habit ne fait pas le moine." ("Don't judge a book by it's cover")
University of Toronto: Master of Applied Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto: Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics
University of Toronto: Minor in Mathematics
Interesting Fact: Patrick has built his own arcade machine, and has a Youtube channel about Star Wars!
"Do or do not, there is no try." -Yoda
(R.E.A.D Elite/Beyond Tutoring)
York University: Honours degree in Sociology, minor in History
Trent University: Bachelor of Education
Interesting Fact: I lived on Jeju Island, the 'Hawaii' of South Korea!
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." - Joseph Campbell
Sheridan Institute of Technology - Print Journalism Honours Degree
University of Toronto - English Major, Minors Religion and History
Nils Blondon is an educator with extensive experience working with special ed learners and youth in need of additional support. He has created and implemented alternative education curriculum with a focus on music and creative writing. He is an award winning street photographer, sub-elite distance runner, and proud owner of a retired racing greyhound, Benz.
"The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." -Henry Miller
"I highly recommend Oxford Learning at High Park. My son's experience had been amazing. He gained confidence, independence and enthusiasm to learn. Educators at Oxford Learning give the attention and the skills that school sometimes is not able to provide. Amanda (Director of Education) and her supportive, friendly Staff, are always there to answer any questions and/or concerns I had. His report cards say it all, he went from a "C" average to an "A" average. There is no magic, it doesn't happen overnight, but it happened, thanks to this great team of educators. They gave my son the positive attitude towards school. It had been worth every penny. Thanks for all your help."
- Maria N. (Parent)
"Oxford Learning has helped me in math. They helped me out with my long division. It’s made B's go to A's."
- Patrick D. (Gr. 5)
"At home we struggled with getting homework done. Our role as parents got tougher and tougher as every night we battled to get the homework done. When Oxford Learning came into play, that battle became much less difficult. Not only did our son's grades and confidence improve, but things at home were also much better."
- Ruby P. (Parent)
“My daughter started attending Oxford Learning High Park in January 2010. Her class marks at that time were very poor in several disciplines. Oxford Learning provided several teachers in all disciplines that were able to teach my daughter how to approach a problem. They also provided her with valuable tools including time management skill sets. This fall she will be entering grade 12 with aspirations of attending University in 2014. Thank you Oxford Learning."
- Jamie M. (Parent)
Oxford Learning, High Park Brain Camps
Oxford Learning’s Brain Camps distinguish themselves with their integrated educational, social and themed-learning approach. Students benefit from Oxford Learning’s world-class curriculum and individualized programing. Students develop the skills they need to learn and excel in reading, writing, math and science. As well, students boost their self-esteem, confidence and love of learning!
Spaces are available in all sessions. If you would like to register, please download and complete the Registration Form and send it to email@example.com
We are looking forward to inviting our campers into the enchanting world of our “blue planet.” How many oceans are on Earth? How deep is the deepest part? How many zones do we know about and which organisms populate them? Which animal has a giant squid for lunch? We will find the answers to those questions and many more! Ocean inspired art and music, yoga and smart moves will enrich our camp week. We will finish our camp with a trip to the ROM. Hope to see you “Under the Sea!”
Spaces are available. If you would like to register, please download and complete the Registration Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. SUMMER - MATH CAMP, JULY 4-15, AUGUST 2-12
Our Math camp is inspired by the greatest math minds in history, from Greek geeks, such as Archimedes, to the World War II codebreaker Alan Turing. Improve and get ahead with Math. Participate in our Chess and Checkers tournaments. Put your math brain to the test and solve shape puzzles, logic problems, number games and more. Look for the evidence of the Fibonacci numbers in nature while exploring High Park. Boost your brain this summer!
3. French Camp, July 18th -29th
Ages: 7-11 Come and explore French culture and learn about what it’s like to live in French speaking parts of our world. From developing your conversational and performance skills to being immersed in French traditions and stories, enjoy all that is French.
Develop vocabulary and conversation skills
Learn and perform French songs and stories
Compare different French speaking countries
Taste traditional French foods
Have fun with French treasure hunt and games
4. LEADERSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP CAMP, JULY 4-15
Ages 4-7 Our Friendship/Leadership Camp teaches children how to develop leadership skills, gain trust in both themselves and others, use effective communication, create healthy friendships, and most of all, gain confidence in themselves. Our friendly, positive and creative approach will put your child right at ease and give them an open mind to collaborate with new children.
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" -C. Chanel
Working collaboratively on challenging tasks and activities.
Meeting new people and establishing solid relationships.
5. ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLORER CAMP, JULY 18-29
Ages 4-7 Dive into the vast and lush Canadian wilderness! Explore the urban jungle for evidence of secret creatures and hike through the mysterious trails of High Park.
Eco-art and eco-music
Planting and cooking
6. JUNCTION ARTS CAMP, AUGUST 2-12
Ages 4-7 Join our camp that is inspired by works of famous artists to kick-start our creativity and inspire our projects! Campers use their imaginations to stretch the limits of their world by learning about Canada, their heritage and more. Experience the fun in art-making, games and creative play. All materials included.
Create your own journal
Work with colours, textures and light
Trip to The Art Room studio
Learn and make new friends!
7. THEATRE AND DRAMA CAMP, AUGUST 15-26
Ages 4-7 Oxford Learning Theatre Camp focuses on engaging our students in the process of creating theatre. Over the course of our session children will:
Practice writing poetry and stories
Give voice and physical form to their characters
Develop theatre skills
Work collaboratively on creating a performance
Participants will put their skills together with costumes and music to perform on an Oxford stage for family and friends.
8. CREATIVE WRITING CAMP, AUGUST 15-26
Ages 7-11 Oxford Learning’s Creative Writing Camp goal is to develop your child’s love for writing and learn different ways to share their imagination and interests with others. In this Camp they will explore different styles of writing, learn to build complex characters, use story maps to create plots, and develop techniques to write fiction texts to excite others. Discover some of the best writers and books and learn how they inspire their readers. Allow your child to explore the creative art of writing with us this summer and leave with a book of their work, which they can keep forever.
9. AROUND THE WORLD CAMP, AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2
Ages 4-7 Visit the world's wonders, travel through history, and delve into different cultures... all without leaving High Park! Experience different countries and cultures through:
Arts and crafts
Music and dance
Food and traditions
10. Booster week, August 29 - September 2
Ages: 6-11 Our Booster Week is designed to help students get ready for the start of school with individually tailored review in reading, writing and math. The program is designed to be 3 hours per day over the course of the week. Start your school year ready and strong!
Little Readers/R.E.A.D. Elite - Ages 3 to 6
Reading | Writing | Math | French
Children enjoy a balance of play, exploration, and discovery in a structured environment. Our individualized programs enhance cognitive skill development in a caring environment. The small class sizes foster great social skills and interpersonal relationships as well as giving them a lot of 1 on 1 time with our teachers. Every week holds new exciting themed activities!
Weekday and weekend programs available, plus R.E.A.D. Elite!
Beyond Tutoring - Grades 1 to 8
Math | Reading | Writing | Spelling | French | Study Skills
Students will follow individualized programs based on the results of their assessments. Our individualized programs have helped hundreds of students improve their marks and build self-esteem. Let us help your child learn to think, focus and get motivated—skills for a lifetime of success.
Advantage High School Success - Grades 9 to 12
Math | English | French | Science | Study Skills
Take advantage of our special program to prepare students for their next year of high school. These programs will focus on bridging any existing academic gaps while teaching effective study strategies. Study skills help a student acquire and retain information more efficiently. Because the development of good high school study skills is not something that students are formally taught at school, we include it as an important element of our curriculum. These in-class strategies reduce stress and help students focus on success!
En Français - Grades 1 to 12
Comprehension | Writing | Grammar | Study Skills
This program is a perfect supplement for French students of all levels. Whether French First Language, Immersion, Core or Extended, our French program provides an enriched approach to French studies.
Study Skills Program - Grades 7-12
Be a better student! Learn how to study! Flexible: 12 or 20 hour courses – flexible scheduling! We teach students what they don’t learn in school so they can get ahead.
SSAT, GPA 5.0 SAT & ACT
Our college and university readiness programs don’t just help students cram for entrance exams; they help students prepare for ongoing post-secondary success!
Hello Oxford Families,
The holidays are around the corner! Oxford Learning Centre High Park sends you warm thoughts and best wishes for this holiday season! Our time with the students this semester has been very positive and productive, and we couldn't have done it without your support. Please ensure that you meet with the Oxford Team to discuss report cards, programs and goals for your child in the new year. Let's keep that momentum going!
Oxford Learning Centre, High Park will be closed:
CLOSED: Sunday, December 20th to Monday, December 28th, 2015 (inclusive) AND Friday, January 1st, 2016
Oxford Learning Centre, High Park will have reduced, holiday hours on Tuesday, December 29th - Thursday, December 31st, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Students with after-school classes can reschedule them for during the day. This is also a great opportunity for students with make-up classes to utilize them.
Please reschedule any classes your child will be missing during the Christmas break to either on or before Dec. 19th, 2015 or after January 2nd, 2016 (you must use the cancelled classes in December within two months). Parents are responsible for rescheduling classes and we will do our best to accommodate everyone, based on our availability.
Elf’s Workshop (drop-off, free)
When: December 19th (1 PM – 4 PM)
Stressed about holiday shopping? Don't seem to have enough hours in the day? Oxford Learning Centre, High Park can help! On Saturday, December 19th, drop your kids off and enjoy an afternoon of freedom. While you finish your holiday shopping, your kids will enjoy an afternoon of fun activities and a holiday movie!
“Discover Lizards” Month!
When: One whole month!
Meet our new centre residents: two leopard geckos! These beautiful and exotic creatures will be with us for a month. We would like to encourage our students to learn as much as they can about these fascinating animals and submit a story! We will choose a winner of the Gecko Story contest on December 19th, 2015 and present that student with a gift certificate to Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. During this month, our students will get chance to hold and read to the geckos.
Winter Camp! ($70/day plus aftercare, if needed)
When: Tuesday, December 29th – Thursday, December 31st (9 AM – 4PM)
Oxford Learning Centre is very excited to invite children ages 4-10 to our Winter Camp! We're enthusiastic about this opportunity to engage children in various activities. Our highly trained staff foster an inclusive, fun, and safe environment for all.
Children will enjoy a variety of fun, interactive and co-operative activities each day, as well as plenty of outdoor time. Activities will include: science experiments, sports, arts, crafts, drama, outdoor adventure, and academic skills!
Receive a Winter Special discount of $50.00 off a Dynamic Assessment fee, Spring or Summer Camp Week for a new or existing student. Redeemable at Oxford Learning, High Park only.
Expires: Must register for Assessment or Camps by March 1st, 2016, please quote: Winter Discount
French Adult classes
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*NEW* 6 Month Discount
Beyond Tutoring and Advantage student savings:
Commit and prepay to receive 15% off*! Make sure that your child begins this year strong and keeps the momentum going.
*Note: prices are for 2 hours/ week (inquire about 3 hrs/ wk!)
Halloween Movie Night:
Due to the success of our last Halloween Movie Day, we are doing it again! Dress up in your best costume and join us on Saturday, October 31st for a freakishly, frightening movie. Trick or treat!
Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PA Day Camp:
Friday, November 13, 2015 is a Board Wide PA Day. We will be running a Science Camp for students aged 4 - 9 years old. The cost is $65.00 for the day with an additional cost for aftercare. PA Days are also a great day to schedule make-up classes! Contact the centre if you are interested in signing up!
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Home Alone Course
We will be hosting the Home Alone course at our centre on November 22nd 9AM - 4PM
The Junction Summer Solstice Festival
Oxford Learning High Park is delighted to be part of The Junction Summer Solstice Festival. We will be running an Urban Designer Lego Station, so come and join us on Dundas St. West, June 20th Noon - 6 PM.
The Summer Solstice is the first festival of summer, celebrating the longest day of the year. Check out our new Oxford Learning Summer Programs and Oxford Learning Academy. At our booth you can: build your own Lego city, get your face painted by professional artist, or produce your own environmentally friendly art. Enjoy a full day of activities and events showcasing the best the Junction has to offer.
The Junction Summer Solstice Festival is the place to be!
Date: June 20th, 2015 Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
Easter Egg Hunt!
Come and join High Park Oxford Learning Centre for some Easter fun! We will be hosting our annual Easter Egg hunt in Vine Park. Lots of prizes, refreshments, and fun!
200 Vine Ave,
April 4th, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open House: Camp Edition
Come and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon. This Open House will showcase each of our camp themes through activities, crafts and games!
Face-painting, games, prizes, and activities!
Delicious food and refreshments
Discounts and giveaways
When: Sunday, March 8th Time: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm Where: High Park Oxford Learning Centre @ 406 Pacific Ave.
Holiday Movie Day!
Our annual holiday movie day has arrived! Parents, this is your chance for some last minute shopping! Come and join us for an afternoon movie and fun!
December 20th, 2014
Parenting Network Event: Ninja Parenting for Teens
Learn the art of Ninja Parenting – how to watch quietly from the sidelines, stay alert for signs of trouble or need, slip in, cloaked by darkness, make a subtle adjustment to guide your child onto a different path, then slip back into the shadows!
November 19th, 2014
Communicating with Teens
An exploration of parenting teens in a kind & firm way to encourage their individuation. Avoid the barriers to listening!
October 15th, 2014
Kids Publishing Workshop presented by Daisy May
Students will create their own books and illustrations and learn all the steps in publishing their stories.
6 week workshop series
10th Anniversary Back-to-School Bash
Our Back-to-School Bash is the perfect opportunity to meet all our teachers and learn more about our upcoming events and initiatives. Delicious refreshments, fun activities, face-painting and more! Everyone is welcome!
September 28th, 2014
Parenting Network Event: Anger Management
Course to explore anger in depth and provide participants with practical management strategies, both for themselves and for their children.
September 17th, 2014
Our partners at the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario Back-to-School Webinar to help students with LD's transition back into school.
August 20th, 2014
Positive Parenting for Young Children Workshop
Take a positive approach to parenting! Learn how to help your children develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem-solving skills.
April 23th, 2014
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for snacks, refreshments, fun games and more!
April 19th, 2014
We welcome all families to join us for homemade pie and refreshments, exciting activities, and socializing. We will be showcasing our Oxford Learning Programs and highlighting students’ efforts and successes.
April 6th, 2014
Positive Solutions for Managing Anger
Parenting Workshop presented by the Parent Education Network
This workshop explores where anger comes from, and how to deal with anger in our children and when we get angry ourselves.
March 26th, 2014
Spring Break Camp: Exploring the Wonders of Nature
Kids will participate in active and engaging outdoor experiences. It will be a week filled with field trips to local parks and nature-themed activities.
March 7th, 10th-14th, 2014
Phenomenal Physics PA Day Camp (Grades 1- 6)
What do Mach 3, hot air balloons, and curve balls have in common? Physics! Become a scientist and experiment with gravity, electricity, magnets and more!
November 15th, 2013
The Secret to Teen Success
Everyone is welcome to join in this revolutionary workshop presented by Ken Rabow, a renowned Life Empowerment coach, Huffington Post Blogger, and author.
November 13th, 2013
Junction Music Festival @ Oxford Learning
Come join us at our open-house Junction Music Festival!
September 21st, 2013
Back to School Bash
Start the academic year with a big bang at our Back to School Bash!
September 8th, 2013
Oxford Learning Academy
Oxford Learning Academy is a small, community-oriented private school that caters to personalized
education. At Oxford Learning Academy, every student has an individualized program geared towards
his/her specifi c needs and talents. We provide educational programs for all students from Pre-K
through to Grade 3.
Oxford Learning Academy is not just a school; it is a community. A learning community with one
goal: student success.