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Prep Academy Tutors of Durham Region

In-Home tutoring in Durham Region. Certified teachers. All grades and subjects.

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Prep Academy Tutors?

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Why Prep Academy Tutors? Professional At-Home Tutoring in Durham

What sets Prep Academy Tutors What sets Prep Academy Tutors apart from other tutoring companies is that each of our Durham tutors is certified and accredited. Every child learns differently. At Prep Academy Tutors, we offer different private tutoring services in Durham to suit the varying learning needs of different students. Our flexible and personal approach to learning ensures that your child can learn in a way that they are responsive to, and at times that are convenient to their, and your own, schedule. Our tutors cater their teaching to each student’s unique needs. By forming a close bond with students, our compassionate tutors can provide a personalized approach to education to help students better respond and retain source material. Our tutors are committed to providing students with the educational assistance they need to boost their confidence in the classroom, improve their grades, and reach their academic goals. At Prep Academy Tutors, we value communication. It is important to us that we effectively communicate with your child, and with you, to ensure that you both are getting what you need from our tutoring services. When you work with one of our tutors, we make sure to keep you updated on your child’s progress. We are committed to the academic success of our students and provide every student with the one-on-one attention they need to be academically confident and both set and reach their academic goals. Choose Prep Academy for professional tutoring across Durham Region in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Clarington. Contact us today to learn about the different tutoring services we offer. apart from other tutoring companies is that each of our Durham tutors is certified and accredited. Every child learns differently. At Prep Academy Tutors, we offer different private tutoring services in Durham to suit the varying learning needs of different students. Our flexible and personal approach to learning ensures that your child can learn in a way that they are responsive to, and at times that are convenient to their, and your own, schedule. Our tutors cater their teaching to each student’s unique needs. By forming a close bond with students, our compassionate tutors can provide a personalized approach to education to help students better respond and retain source material. Our tutors are committed to providing students with the educational assistance they need to boost their confidence in the classroom, improve their grades, and reach their academic goals. At Prep Academy Tutors, we value communication. It is important to us that we effectively communicate with your child, and with you, to ensure that you both are getting what you need from our tutoring services. When you work with one of our tutors, we make sure to keep you updated on your child’s progress. We are committed to the academic success of our students and provide every student with the one-on-one attention they need to be academically confident and both set and reach their academic goals. Choose Prep Academy for professional tutoring across Durham Region in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Clarington. Contact us today to learn about the different tutoring services we offer.

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Certified Tutors in the Durham Region

Our Durham tutors are certified and trained teachers who maintain a high standard of education. The tutors at Prep Academy Tutors educate with the curriculum in mind to ensure that your child is being taught material that parallels what they are learning in the classroom. This way, they can apply their knowledge to succeed in school. Class sizes in the Durham region continue to grow, eliminating teachers’ ability to provide students with one-on-one attention to help them achieve personal academic success. Prep Academy Tutors provide teachers with the ability to work one-on-one with students or in small groups to make learning an experience that is rewarding and enjoyable for both the tutor and student. Even as class sizes get larger, it is harder and harder for certified teachers to get jobs with the board. Prep Academy Tutors provides teachers with an alternative option to stretch their teaching muscles, form relationships with students, and educate individuals who learn in different ways. Find a local tutor in Durham today. We have tutors across the region in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Clarington.

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Flexible In-Home Tutoring

When you enlist the help of our tutors, we cater tutoring sessions to your schedule. We arrive when it is convenient for you and your child.

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Personalized Learning

Our tutors provide a personalized approach to tutoring to ensure that your child is taught in the way that they are most responsive to. We form a close bond with your child to understand how they learn best and become a “smart friend” who can explain things in a way that is easy for them to understand.

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Private Tutoring Services

in Durham Region

Prep Academy Tutors provides personalized and flexible tutoring services in the Durham Region so that students can learn in an environment that is specially catered to their unique needs. Our tutors work one on one with your child to develop a bond and create an encouraging environment to help them set and reach academic goals.

Our professional tutoring services in Durham are designed to suit the varying learning styles of different students. Every child learns differently, which is why we offer differing tutoring options for you and your child to choose from. We have local certified tutors in the Durham Region prepared to provide personalized in-home tutoring across Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Clarington.

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At Home and Online One-on-One Tutoring Services

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We provide one-on-one tutoring services in Durham to help students who require a more personalized approach to education. Our tutors work closely with students to identify their learning style, strengths, obstacles and gaps in knowledge to educate them in a way that will help them retain information. We provide in-home tutoring with the intent of equipping students with tools that they can then apply in the classroom. 

Our in-home tutoring services are flexible to ensure that your child receives the assistance they need, at a time that works for them. Our tutors work with you and your schedule to ensure that we educate your child without disrupting their daily routine. We provide home tutoring at times that suit your child, and in a familiar environment that they are familiar with.

Our semi-private tutoring services in Durham are geared towards students who learn best when they learn alongside another individual. This provides an atmosphere that is collaborative but also allows for personalized attention.

 We offer semi-private tutoring so that students can learn alongside others who are at a similar stage of learning. This can be encouraging and provide both students with a sense of camaraderie.

We offer group tutoring in Durham for students who learn best in a collaborative environment. Learning alongside others can be beneficial for students who thrive when they have others to support them and help them bounce off ideas.

Our group tutoring sessions accommodates 3-6 students to ensure that our tutors can still provide one-on-one attention to facilitate and monitor student progress.

We are committed to filling in any gaps in your child’s knowledge, which is why we offer specialized tutoring in Durham for specific subjects that may be a point of tension for your child.

A child’s interest levels and unique ways of thinking can make specific subjects more challenging than others. Our tutors work with students to help them regain confidence in different subject matter so that they can apply their new knowledge in the classroom.  

Prep Academy Tutors will be able to connect you with a tutor specializing in the subject that your child is seeking assistance with whether you are looking for a math tutor or English tutor in Durham.

 

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)We provide private tutoring for the following subjects:

 

Our tutors provide in-home tutoring in Durham that aligns with the current curriculum so that our students can apply what they learn through in-home education in the classroom. While we do have tutors specializing in specific subjects, we also have upper-level tutors who are well versed in curriculum material and provide one-on-one education to help students better grasp source material covered in the classroom.

In fact, we aim to cover source material before it is covered in the classroom so that our students can see the parallels between what they are learning at home and what they are learning at school so that they can approach new topics with confidence.

Durham Region is under the Durham District School Board (DDSB), which facilitates the education of over 70,000 students. This school board covers the rural communities of Uxbridge, Brock, and Scugog, and the major townships of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, and Oshawa. Other prevalent school boards of the region include the Durham Catholic District School Board. Both cover the curriculum based on the Ontario Ministry of Education.

We cover curriculum material in our private tutoring sessions to help students approach new topics covered in the classroom with confidence and ease. If your child has any gaps in knowledge, we ensure comprehension by returning to difficult topics.

The reality is that tests can be a source of stress and anxiety for many students. We provide students in Durham with the tools they need to prepare for and successfully complete standardized tests. Our tutors prepare students and equip them with the resources and encouragement needed to confidently approach exams and tests alike. We provide test preparation for tests like the SSAT, ACT, SAT, and ISEE.

Enrichment Programs

Students who are looking to get ahead or learn more about a subject of interest can benefit from the fulfilling experience of our enrichment programs. Our enrichment programs are available for students aged 4 to 24.

Our enrichment program can be an enriching experience for students who are seeking a new challenge, want to learn more about a given subject, or are interested in learning a new language. The reality is that not all courses in standardized schools cover specific points of interest for students, so we provide courses that allow children to pursue their varying interests and hobbies in an educational setting.

 

Remedial Programs

Sometimes students struggle to get their education back on track, which is why we offer remedial programs in Durham to help give these students the tools they need to regain control of their academics. If your child has any gaps in knowledge, we revisit their obstacles to both improve their comprehension and provide them with the moral support to succeed academically.

We offer two remedial programs:

 

Direct Instruction Reading Program: The Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Remedial Program is designed to suit the unique needs of students who are struggling with reading and writing. We’ve catered this program towards helping children overcome literacy challenges by creating scripted, clear, and controlled lesson plans to keep material straight forward.

 

The Wilson Reading System: The Wilson Reading System is geared towards students with dyslexia or a language-based disability. The system helps students to retain information and develop comprehension by focusing on sensory understanding through reading, sound, and listening.

 

 

Meet

the owner

Marissa

Marissa is an Ontario certified teacher who completed her Bachelor’s of Education at Queen’s University. Learning is one of Marissa’s passions, she holds additional qualifications in special education, reading and kindergarten with a desire to obtain further qualifications in the near future.

Marissa started with Prep Academy Tutors in 2014 and the following year, became the Director of Education for all of Prep Academy Tutors Inc. While in this role, she earned her trainer certification in the remedial program Direct Instruction from the National Institute For Direct Instruction (NIFDI). In addition to Direct Instruction, Marissa trains teachers in the Wilson Reading System.

In 2018, Marissa brought her love of tutoring, mentoring and teaching to the Durham Region. Marissa and her team of tutors are passionate about making learning come alive for their students. Working in partnership with her tutors, Marissa helps to determine students’ interests, strengths and weaknesses. From there, effective strategies and programs are developed and implemented to provide tools for student growth, confidence and success.

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
Jessica Neverson
Jessica Neverson
HR & Recruitment Manager

our tutors

Abarna K.
Abarna K.
Senior Math Tutor
Math
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Alexandra P.
Alexandra P.
Primary & Junior French Immersion Teacher Candidate
French, French Immersion, P/J, Spanish
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Andrea Z.
Andrea Z.
French & English Tutor
English, French, Special Education
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Breanna V.
Breanna V.
Junior/Intermediate Generalist
All subjects (except French), English, History, Junior and Intermedaite Generalist
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Carolyn S.
Carolyn S.
Primary & Junior Tutor
English, Math, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, the Arts
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Heather M.
Heather M.
Junior/Intermediate Generalist and Special Education Tutor
Intermediate Math, Primary/Junior all subjects, Senior English, Senior History, Special Education
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Jansyn C.
Jansyn C.
Junior/Intermediate Generalist
All Subjects P/J, History, Math
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Jenna R.
Jenna R.
Chemistry & Music Tutor
Chemistry, English, Intermediate Math, Music
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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