IMG_0003 (2) sraOur FILL THE GAP tutoring program was created to address a growing need in students with attention and learning challenges - these students need to learn the basic foundations in numeracy, reading, comprehension and oral language. Without mastery and fluency in basic skills, students will be unable to master the more complex learning objectives in our school system - school failure is real.


img_0907We believe that we can FILL THE GAP using evidenced based curriculum, teaching methods & personal development strategies.

Michael Maloney, author of "Teach Your Children Well" says it best in a recent article:

"When 25% of the graduates of our school systems cannot read, write, spell and do math, it is clear that nobody is minding the store. If industry posted such flawed production numbers, there would be mass firings starting at the top. Teachers do not get fired for not teaching successfully. You can however be let go if you teach too successfully. I know. It actually happened to me and my special education colleagues. We spent 4 years working with special education teachers. In the fourth year, parents began to ask to have their child in the regular fifth grade class transferred into our special needs program because the special needs sibling could read, write, spell and do math better than the fifth grader could."


Is your child falling behind in phonemic awareness, reading, reading fluency and comprehension, writing difficulties, organizational skills or processing mathematical concepts? Does your child feel worried, anxious, stressed?

See some recent videos of our students in the Blog 😛


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  • Remediation by highly trained learning coaches - trained in evidenced based instructional materials
  • Tutors who are highly specialized in behaviour therapy
  • Personalized plan, personal development
  • An integrated academic & therapeutic program to best suit each child
  • Tools to use at home






Our mission is to work with students to overcome learning gaps and emotional challenges related to a history of academic challenges. We work individually with all students with different abilities.  Many students need "brain fitness" in weak or underdeveloped cognitive learning skills.  Cognitive skills-auditory processing, visual processing, working and long term memory, comprehension, logic and reasoning, and attention skills – are foundational to a student's ability to receive, process, and retain information.  These exercises are delivered in an intense, one-on-one environment, and are designed to attack and rapidly improve learning skills.

We provide individualized, targeted remediation with your child. These specialized tutoring services are extremely different from homework help, typically provided in homes.  All our students are monitored daily.  The programs are rigorous and demanding - and ENGAGING. Instructors are trained in the methods, providing fast-paced and reinforcing lessons. Many children actually look forward to their sessions. Why? Because they can see their growth daily and they feel COMPETENT! We blend personal development with learning.

Integrating academics/learning with personal development is the key at FERN. Benefits include:

  • nurturing trust and relationships
  • encouragement and motivation for your child
  • school advocacy
  • self-management skill development
  • problem solving, thinking skills
  • feeling listened to and understood
  • understanding self-regulation
  • learning coping skills for anxiety, sadness, anger

Other programs are offered to support our FTG program. Please be in touch to get started today!