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Tutoring and Summer School

Tutoring and Remedial assistance is provided in all subject areas at the elementary and secondary levels. Students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and language arts are assessed prior to initiation of classes in order to establish an individualized program. Skill building programs are also available, including Organizational and Study Skills, E.S.L. Instruction, Essay Writing, Computer Skills Training, Grade 10 Literacy Test Preparation and S.S.A.T., S.A.T. and GED Preparation. Review and Preview classes in mathematics and science may also be established to prepare for upcoming courses. Other programs may also be established on request.


Academic Upgrading


Academic upgrading classes for adults can also be established to further develop literacy and numeracy skills. Individualized programs are established to focus on a client's particular areas of need, as determined through assessment results and the individual's academic goals or retraining program requirements. Flexible schedules can be provided.

Chisholm employs a variety of teaching methods and materials, based on each student's unique learning style. Teachers work interactively with students to ensure consolidation of concepts, and hands-on manipulatives and activities are used to further enhance student understanding and application of concepts. We provide students with the opportunity to utilize our Smart Board technology, wireless laptops, computer labs, Kurzweil Readers and other assistive devices.

Our teaching staff consists of qualified teachers, with expertise in learning disabilities. Our staff also has expertise in the area of Acquired Brain Injuries (A.B.I.) and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), and can assist students with difficulties in graphomotor skills, memory skills, executive function, word retrieval, processing of information, attention, and consolidating academic skills. Our staff works closely with rehabilitation teams to assist individuals in maximizing their academic success.

Student progress is closely monitored by each student's program supervisor, and feedback is provided during the term.

Classes are held Mondays to Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Programs are offered throughout the school year (during our Fall, Winter and Spring terms), and usually take place after school on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Summer School is also available in July and August, with classes being offered throughout the day, Monday through Friday.

Summer 2019

Session 1 - July 8 through July 12

Session 2 - July 15 through July 19

Session 3 - July 22 through July 26

Session 4 - July 29 through August 2

Session 5 - August 12 through August 16

Session 6 - August 19 through August 23


Tutoring, Remediation & Enrichment

Three students per class • Grades 1-12

After a formal complementary educational evaluation with the students, and consultation with the parents, an individualized program is designed for each student. We limit our class sizes to three students to ensure that our staff is able to attend to the specific needs of each child. The subjects covered can include Mathematics, English, Sciences, French, Social Sciences, ESL, and Reading Readiness (JK/SK).

Skill Builders

Four students per class • Grades 6-12

Building Organizational and Study Skills: Learn time management, scheduling, goal setting, note taking, test preparation, report writing, methods of following directions and improving memory.

Write the Perfect Essay: Develop the necessary skills to write an effective essay in several formats by being guided through all the steps of the writing process.

Developing Keyboarding Skills: Students are provided with lessons, practice sessions and games to focus on building essential keyboarding skills.

Course Review or Preview

Prepare for an upcoming course by reviewing or previewing the course content in all subject areas.

Foundation Skills for High School

Up to six students per class – For students entering Grade 9

Get maximum preparation for high school English and Mathematics by reviewing the essential skills to ensure success.

High School Credit Courses

Most subject areas • Four students per class • Grades 9-12

As an Independent School, inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education, Chisholm offers students the opportunity of completing a new course or upgrading a mark. We offer courses in most subject areas and follow the Ontario Curriculum, supplemented by enrichment or remediation as required. Our courses are interactive and monitored on a regular basis by a program coordinator. Transcripts are forwarded to the student’s home school for inclusion in the official school record. Chisholm also offers a traditional full-time Academy High School.

Standardized Exam Preparation

Three students per class

SSAT: Preparation for the private school examination required for students applying to many Independent Schools (Lower Level - Grades 5, 6,7 and Upper Level - Grades 8, 9, 10, 11).

SAT: Entrance Examination Preparation for students applying to Post Secondary Institutions in the United States.

Grade 10 Test of Literacy: Preparation for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) required for completing High School.

Assistive Technology

Learn to use such technology as Kurzweil, Inspiration, the use of the computer, and more.

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