Teachers on Call has assembled the 2024 Forest of Reading nominated titles into one easy list to support literacy.
Teachers on Call offers focused tutoring in literacy and English for elementary and secondary students from kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto and throughout Ontario. At the heart of all that we do, our goal is to instil a lifelong love and appreciation for literacy, and to help students develop the necessary skills to succeed at school and in life.
Tutoring Students in English Across Ontario
Since Teachers on Call began in 1984, English tutoring has always been one of our most prevalent requests for remediation, enrichment, and everything in-between.
Throughout the years, feedback we regularly receive is that consistent tutoring with an experienced English tutor with a solid foundation teaching the Ontario Curriculum makes a noticeable impact for students in their language development to grow and achieve strong academic results.
Does your child need English support? We can help.
Our knowledgeable tutors offer personalized English support for elementary and secondary students.
English Tutoring for Elementary Students
Thisincludes primary, middle, and intermediate grades, covering kindergarten and grade 1 up to grade 8 language. Support in these early grades provides a solid foundation for the learning that takes place in later years.
Elementary students benefit from educational exercises and engaging games to support the four strands of the language curriculum: reading, writing, oral communication, and media literacy.
Focus and attention is provided in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, language arts, research and report writing, as well as vocabulary building. Students are equipped with the tools to understand and appreciate a wide range of texts covered in the language curriculum.
English Tutoring for High School Students
This includes intermediate and senior levels from grade 9 to 12 English. Students are required to earn 30 credits to graduate high school in Ontario, including 4 compulsory credits in English (1 credit per grade), as well as passing the Ontario Secondary Literacy Test (OSLT) or successfully completing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC).
High school students benefit from additional support to understand topics and principles covered in class to prepare for projects and exams, develop written and oral communication skills, as well as critical and creative thinking.
Students find it advantageous to get additional support to understand core concepts related to literary analysis, public speaking, interpreting informational and graphic texts, as well as writing reports, literary and persuasive essays. Mastering these skills are essential to helping students succeed in high school, post-secondary education and beyond.
Learn More About English Tutoring
Check out our blog to learn more about English tutoring, interactive activities, and ideas to help students progress with reading and writing skills.
Movies and films provide an opportunity to elevate student learning and well-being in and outside of the classroom.
This Hooked on Books series features author/illustrator, Peggy Collins, covering the topics of courage, autism and neurodivergence.
This Hooked on Books series features author Lily Chu to introduce her book The Comeback, with famous Toronto landmarks, new hotspots, and an introduction to Korean popular music (K-pop).