Our story began 30 years ago, founded on the belief that every child deserves the chance to maximize their learning experiences. While working as a special education teacher and department head in the Toronto District School Board, Rhona Sallay identified the need for additional support at home. Outside the classroom, she experienced as a parent the challenges that come with tutoring your own children. With a strong desire to support students and their families, Teachers on Call was born.
Much has changed in the education world since our start in 1984. With a handful of tutors on our team, the requests we received were initially for high-school students who needed remedial help. Over the last three decades we have seen academic needs evolve to include literacy and numeracy enrichment for elementary students, specialty support for French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, study and organizational skills in all grades.
Almost five years ago, our family business grew to include Rhona’s daughter Joanne. It was quite symbolic as she was one of Teachers on Call’s first students. In our anniversary year, many of our alumni have reached out to us to share their academic and professional success stories. We learned that past students achieved marks they never thought possible, graduated from competitive post secondary programs, and entered meaningful careers and professions. It makes us proud to learn we played a role in our graduates achieving their goals in school and in life.
Thank you to our incredible team of tutors, partners, and supportive families. This milestone would not have been possible without the special people who have helped us along the way.
Here’s to 30 more years of learning that lasts a lifetime.