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Private Tutoring in Downtown & East Toronto

East Toronto tutors. Certified teachers. In-home tutoring. All grades & subjects.

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Prep Academy Tutors?

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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Professional Tutoring in Downtown & East Toronto

What sets us apart from other private tutoring companies in Downtown & East Toronto, is that each of our tutors is both certified and accredited. Prep Academy Tutors provides professional in-home tutoring services in Downtown & East Toronto to help your child set and reach their academic goals. Our in-home tutoring is focused on providing students with the personalized attention they need to effectively comprehend and interpret curriculum material. We know that every child learns differently and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to education, which is why our tutors provide a personal approach to education. We work closely with your child to identify their unique learning patterns and create a plan based on their learning preferences and strengths. When our tutors work with your child, we explain things in a way that they can understand. We maintain an attentive, compassionate, and patient approach to education to help students be confident in the classroom. Contact us today about our tutoring services in Downtown & East Toronto. The compassionate tutors of Prep Academy Tutors are committed to communication and will keep you updated every step of the way. It is important to us that you can monitor your child’s progress and see the changes in not only their grades but in how they perceive and approach academics. Our flexible tutoring services are catered to you and your child’s unique schedule and learning preferences. We also work with you to develop a schedule that is convenient and not disruptive to you or your child’s day-to-day. Prep Academy Tutors is your resource for professional private tutoring services in Downtown and East Toronto. We provide private tutoring services across Toronto, East York, Scarborough, Danforth Village, Rosedale, Riverside, Riverdale, and surrounding areas.

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Certified Tutors in Downtown & East Toronto

Prep Academy Tutors of Downtown and East Toronto maintain a high standard of education. We only hire certified teachers with the qualifications and experience to provide professional private education. The reality is that classroom sizes in Downtown Toronto and East Toronto continue to grow, making it harder for teachers to provide students with personalized attention. Still, it remains challenging to get hired by a school board. We hire certified teachers to provide educators with an alternative option that allows them to form close bonds with students and provide more personalized attention. Our certified tutors are available in Downtown Toronto, East York, Scarborough, Danforth Village, Rosedale, Riverside, Riverdale, and surrounding areas.

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Flexible In-Home Tutoring

Prep Academy Tutors provides flexible in-home tutoring that accommodates you and your child’s personal schedules. We make your private education experience seamless by working around your schedule to ensure convenience.

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Personalized Education

Our tutors form a close bond with your child to understand their unique capabilities and style of learning. By implementing patient, compassionate, and personalized education, we are able to cater our tutoring to your child’s unique needs. Our tutors like to act as a “smart friend” who can explain things in a way that is easy to understand.

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Private Tutoring Services

in Downtown & East Toronto

Prep Academy Tutors is your source for private tutoring in Downtown & East Toronto. We offer a wide range of tutoring services to suit the varying academic needs and capabilities of students. Our tutors are committed to your child’s success both inside and outside of the classroom and provide open communication to keep you updated on their progress.

We are committed to providing students with the tools and personalized education they need to set and reach their academic goals. When you work with Prep Academy Tutors, we match you with a tutor in your area who is best suited to your child’s needs and learning style.  

Our tutoring services are offered across Downtown Toronto, The Beach, Riverside, Danforth Village, Leslieville, and Riverdale.

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At Home and Online Tutoring in Downtown & East Toronto


Prep Academy Tutors provides flexible in-home tutoring in Downtown and East Toronto so that students can learn in a familiar setting. Every child has a different way of retaining and understanding information, which is why we provide a personalized approach to education in a comfortable setting.

Our tutors are compassionate, patient, and create a unique relationship with each student. We fill in any gaps in their knowledge and provide them with the encouragement and confidence to apply their knowledge and tools in the classroom.

When you choose our in-home tutoring services in Downtown and East Toronto, we make sure that we schedule sessions at times that are convenient for you and your child.

We offer semi-private tutoring for students who want to learn together. This style of tutoring allows students to benefit from private education and the camaraderie that comes with collaborative learning. This style of tutoring can also be beneficial as students can also work together to brainstorm and interpret source material.

Group tutoring is ideal for students who thrive in a collaborative setting. Prep Academy Tutors offers group tutoring in Downtown and East Toronto for groups of 3-6 students. We provide group tutoring so that students can work together and bounce ideas off of one another to enhance their educational experience.

Students experience and interpret subject matter differently based on their approach to learning, personal interests, and general way of processing information. We offer tutoring services for a range of subjects so that students can learn specific course material in an environment where they are comfortable, can ask questions, and revisit any topics.

Whether you are looking for a math tutor in Downtown Toronto or an English tutor in East Toronto, we will match your child with the educator with the right expertise. Our tutors provide tutoring for all subjects in Downtown Toronto, The Beach, Riverside, Danforth Village, Leslieville, and Riverdale.


We have tutors specializing in the following subjects:

● 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)

The Toronto District School Board oversees 451 elementary schools, 105 secondary schools, and 5 adult education schools. These schools provide education based on the Ontario Curriculum as outlined by the Ministry of Education.


Our certified tutors educate based on the current curriculum so that your child can apply their enhanced knowledge in the classroom. We strive to cover curriculum material before it is taught in class so that students can see the parallels between what they are learning at home and at school, and approach new subject matter confidently.


Public Schools in Downtown Toronto and East Toronto are all under the Toronto District School Board, with the exception of:

  • Public French schools under the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
  • Catholic schools under the Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • French Catholic schools under the Conseil Scolaire Catholique Moin Avenir (My Future Catholic School Board)


Our tutors in Downtown and East Toronto familiarize themselves with the curriculum covered across these boards. By experiencing this material before it is taught in the classroom, students are able to approach new topics with confidence and ease. We always make sure to revisit any topics to ensure there are no gaps in a student’s knowledge of prevalent course material.

Studying for and writing standardized tests can be challenging for students who experience severe feelings of stress and anxiety during the testing process. We provide test preparation services to provide students with the tools and resources they need to effectively study for and write tests.

Prep Academy Tutors offers test preparation for various standardized tests including the SSAT, ACT, SAT, and ISEE.

Enrichment Programs:

Students looking to get ahead or learn more about a specific topic of interest can benefit from the enriching experience of one of our enrichment programs. Prep Academy Tutors offers enrichment programs for students aged 4-24.

Our enrichment programs are best suited for students looking for a challenge or to get ahead, or are interested in specific subject matter like learning a new language. We provide tutoring for various languages including Hebrew, Latin, Italian, French, Mandarin, and Spanish.


Remedial Programs: 

We know that some students struggle with key subjects like writing, reading, and math, which is why we offer remedial programs in Downtown Toronto and East Toronto to help your child set goals, keep up academically, and regain confidence in challenging subject matter.


Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program: Our direct instruction program utilizes carefully-developed and full-scripted lesson plans designed to help students struggling with reading comprehension. This program is 90% review so that we can build long-term retention and speed up the learning process.


The Wilson Reading System: This program is geared towards students with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities. Our tutors in Downtown Toronto & East Toronto understand the specific educational needs required for students who struggle with literacy and utilize multi-sensory instruction to improve and retain literacy comprehension.




The owner

Lindsay Wotherspoon

Lindsay grew up in Toronto. She received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Western University and completed a Bachelor of Education at Brock University. She worked in the Independent School Community for just under two decades. As a teacher and a mother of three children, Lindsay understands that each child learns differently and has employed her knowledge of teaching and learning in her own home. The power of listening and empathy are critical elements of Lindsay’s skills.

Lindsay’s career in education spanned over 15 years at a preeminent, independent girls school in Toronto. She was as a primary teacher in Grades 2, 3 and 4, eventually taking on the role as Lead Teacher in an inquiry based environment. Lindsay transitioned from teaching to Enrolment Management. She applied her skills to Student Recruiting; working with students and their families to help them navigate the independent school environment. This role encompassed developing assessments as well as interviewing students and their parents to facilitate a smooth transition to the school.

Lindsay believes that teaching and learning is a collaboration between students, teachers and parents. In order for students to grow into confident and independent learners they must first be known by their teachers. Building relationships with her students and parents is a particular strength of hers. Additionally, she recognizes the importance of timely and effective communication with families in order to build a safe and trusting relationship.

meet the

head office team

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

our tutors

Intermediate and Senior Teacher
Academic Coaching, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, MCAT, Math, Statistics
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Primary Junior Teacher
Arts, Elementary Education 1-6, Remedial Reading Specialist, Social Science, Special Education
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Primary, Junior and Intermediate Teacher
English, Family Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Economics Teacher
Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Teacher
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Physics, Science
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Primary Junior, Intermediate and High School Teacher
English, French, History, Math, Philosophy, Political Science, Remedial Reading Specialist, Social Science, World Religion
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Senior Math Teacher
Advanced Functions, Algebra, Calculus, Math
9, 10, 11, 12
Primary, Junior and Intermediate Teacher
English, Literacy, Math, Remedial Reading Specialist, Science, Social Studies, Special Education
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Downtown and East Toronto