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Certified teachers. In home and Online tutoring. All grades and subjects.

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Prep Academy Tutors?

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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Professional Tutoring in Calgary

What sets us apart is that each of our tutors is certified and accredited. We provide in-home tutoring that prioritizes personal attention and flexibility for your family in terms of scheduling. We focus on helping your child learn in a way that works for them, and helping them enjoy the process while getting excellent grades. We believe in communication and progress all with the goal of boosting your child’s confidence through improved grades and academic success. Every child learns differently. At Prep Academy Tutors, we offer a range of private tutoring services in Calgary for those in need of a more personal, flexible approach to education. We are committed to helping your child succeed in and outside the classroom. Unlike other tutoring companies, we are staffed with compassionate, certified teachers. Our teachers form personal bonds with students to provide an educational experience that is personalized, clear and enriching. Teachers also provide regular feedback to ensure parents are up to date on the progress their child is making. If you think your child can benefit from one-on-one attention to improve their comprehension of any material covered in their curriculum, consider working with Prep Academy Tutors. Whether you need a math tutor or English tutor, we make it easy to find a private tutor in Calgary. Our tutors will provide your child with the attention and support they need to succeed academically. Learn about our different tutoring services today!

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Our Certified Calgary Tutors

Our team of tutors maintain a high standard of education. All of our tutors are trained, certified teachers who work with Calgary’s curriculum to ensure that your child is prepared for upcoming material and can apply what they learn in the classroom. We know that teaching in a classroom of 30 or more can be daunting and that it is increasingly difficult to be hired by a board as a classroom teacher. Prep Academy Tutors provides teachers with the opportunity to grow and develop their teaching skills in a flexible and changing environment. Our personalized approach to education makes tutoring a rewarding, unique experience for both students and tutors.

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Flexible in-home tutoring

Our tutors work around your schedule, so we arrive whenever is convenient for you and your child.

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Personal attention

We offer the highest level of service and professionalism while aiming to form a personal bond with your child. We are the smart friend who explains things in a way that is easy to understand.

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tutoring services

in Calgary

At Prep Academy Tutors, we are committed to providing your child with the flexible, personalized attention they need to reach their academic goals.

Everyone learns differently, which is why we approach tutoring with a personalized touch. We form a personal bond with students to identify their unique needs so that we can educate them in a way that they will be receptive to, which will improve their comprehension.

Our certified teachers on staff also have different ways to approach education. We play matchmaker to connect your child with the private tutor that best aligns with their learning style. We are flexible to the educational needs of your child and work with both you and your student to help them achieve academic success. Get in touch with Prep Academy Tutors today!

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One-on-one tutoring in-home and online


We understand that every student learns differently, which is why we work closely with your child to provide them with a personalized educational experience. We offer one-on-one tutoring in-home so that your child can learn in an atmosphere that is comfortable and familiar.

Our in-home services are flexible; we work around your schedule — and your child’s schedule — to ensure you can maintain your daily routine without disruption. We prefer to act more like a “smart friend” for your child who can explain things in a familiar setting, in a way that is easier for them to retain and understand.

We offer semi-private tutoring services for children who learn best when they have other students to learn from
and work with.

Our semi-private tutoring allows us to provide personalized education, while also providing your child with the support of another student who’s at a similar learning stage.

We offer group tutoring services for groups of 3-6 students to suit those who thrive in a collaborative setting rather than a one-on-one environment.

Everyone learns differently — while some learn well in a one-on-one setting, others thrive in a group setting where they can learn from fellow students. Identify the tutoring program that best suits your child’s needs.

Every child experiences subject material differently based on their personal strengths and interests. We offer tutoring for a wide variety of subjects to help fill any gaps in knowledge or understanding.

The tutoring subjects we offer are:

  • Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Science)
  • Social Studies (Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics)
  • Mathematics (General Mathematics, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Vectors, Data Management, Advanced Functions)
  • English (Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Writing Skills)
  • Languages (Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian)

Our certified teachers provide private tutoring that aligns with the current Calgary curriculum. We have upper-level tutors on staff that specialize in all subjects, which enables them to teach professionally and specifically.

We provide a personalized approach to best help your child understand curriculum material. It’s important to us that we are able to introduce curriculum elements to your child before they are taught in the classroom.

When your child can see the parallels between what they are learning with us, and what they are learning in the classroom, it helps them to approach new topics with confidence and ease. After mastering the current curriculum, we revisit topics to fill in the gaps. Instead of skimming over difficult areas, we always return to more difficult topics to ensure comprehension.

Tests can be a source of anxiety and struggle for many students. Our private tutoring services include test preparation to help ensure your child is prepared for their next examination.

Enrichment programs
Tutoring can be an enriching experience for students who want to get ahead or learn more about a subject that interests them. We offer enrichment programs for students between the ages of 4 and 24.
Our enrichment program is ideal for students who need a new challenge, want to get ahead, are interested in a specific course, or want to learn a new language.

Remedial Programs

Is your child being challenged by a specific subject or finding it difficult to keep up with their classmates? Consider our remedial programs. Our remedial programs are specially designed with the common struggles children face in the classroom in mind.

Remedial programs
Our remedial programs are designed to help struggling students get back on track to meet their academic goals. We fill your child’s gaps in knowledge with personalized attention that improves comprehension and provides encouragement in the form of moral and educational support. Our remedial programs include:

  • Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program: This program is geared towards children struggling with reading and literacy. This program includes lesson plans that are fully scripted and keep material clear and controlled.
  • The Wilson Reading System: Our Wilson Reading Program is designed to help students with dyslexia or language-based learning disabilities retain information and develop comprehension. In this program, we focus on sensory understanding through reading, sound, and listening to improve fluency and literacy.


the owner

Tonia Brown

Tonia started her career teaching French Immersion, where she also assisted in the development of multi school sports programs and coached several teams.  She tutored for many years both while earning her education degree as well as while teaching.  A firm believer in lifelong learning and in always challenging oneself, she stepped away from teaching toward a career in business after obtaining her Commerce degree and jumped into the business world in a variety of roles including co-founding several businesses.  Eager to hone her business skills among like-minded entrepreneurs, she joined the Calgary chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and served as a Board member holding several positions both at the local as well as the Global board levels.

Passionate about providing varying opportunities for her son, she found herself combining her two passions, Education and Business, more recently by founding MiniPreneursYYC.  In the short time between the first classes in September 2018 and the Pandemic-induced immediate pause in March of 2020, over 300 kids in Calgary were able to learn skills required to start their own businesses.

In her spare time Tonia enjoys spending quality time with her son, painting, traveling, hiking, and spending time with great friends.

meet the

head office team

I am a proud owner of the Prep Academy Tutors in Calgary and would love to introduce you to my team.

Adrian Dougherty
Adrian Dougherty
President & Chief Operating Officer
Angie Xhoxhaj
Angie Xhoxhaj
Franchise Support Manager
Carly Dougherty
Carly Dougherty
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Ellie Routledge
Ellie Routledge
Director of Education
Raemyn Cheema
Raemyn Cheema
Franchise Support Manager

our tutors

Elementary Education 1-6, French, French Immersion
Elementary Education (K-6), English, Math, Science, Social Science, Social Studies
ACT Prep, Academic Coaching, Algebra, Biology, Business, Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry, Data Management, Economics, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Finite Math, Geography, Math, Physics, SAT Prep, Social Science, Statistics
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Biology, English, Math, Physics, Science, Social Studies
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science
Academic Coaching, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Biology, French, French Immersion, Math, Science, Social Science

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