As coaches, we are partners trained to listen, observe, and customize our approach to individual client needs. We believe that each student is naturally creative and resourceful and we work to enhance those abilities to elicit solutions, strategies, and productive habits. READ MORE
Our long-term focus is on developing academic skills and self-awareness and on strengthening those skills across all subject areas. We hold our clients accountable to their goals and agenda. READ MORE
Our programs provide individualized intervention and instruction for struggling readers based on current neurocognitive research and evidence-based strategies. READ MORE
Students who are easily discouraged, find it difficult to stay organized, plan ahead, initiate work, and remain on task, will benefit from the structure and support of Evoke’s mentoring program. READ MORE
Evoke is a learning centre that supports students striving to achieve their full academic potential and enhance their social-emotional well-being. Our approach is holistic. As a client-centred service, we understand that everyone’s journey is unique, we know that there are many ways to travel, and we consider the student to be the expert in their own life.Learn More
Learning challenges often manifest themselves in behaviours and habits that impact classroom performance. Academic coaching is designed to help students overcome these barriers and lay a foundation for success. We help our clients define their objectives, manage stress and anxiety, and develop strategies and processes to help them organize tasks and meet deadlines. With regular academic coaching, students can find approaches that enable them to focus and study more effectively to achieve their educational goals.
Students with ADHD frequently have difficulty with self-regulation and often lack the executive functioning skills to plan, organize, initiate, and complete assignments. They struggle to sustain attention and retain information in class, manage their emotional responses, focus on specific tasks, and retrieve important information from long-term memory. Our coaching helps students strengthen their academic foundations and thrive in competitive environments by developing effective study habits, building compensatory strategies, and generating critical self-awareness.
Procrastination impedes focus and effective learning, leading to missed deadlines, increased stress, and poor academic performance over time. We offer tailored coaching for students who struggle with initiation and motivation, helping them to modify their behaviour and develop productive work habits. Our coaches encourage students to reflect on the roots of procrastination, paving the way for clear and realistic goal-setting and providing strategies for managing the obstacles that keep them from meeting deadlines and working to their full potential.
Students who graduate from high school and begin their postsecondary careers bring their learning disabilities and executive functioning challenges along with them. Our customized coaching program helps clients successfully transition to the academic and social rigours of higher education, supporting them as they envision and then take concrete steps toward a productive college or university experience. Students learn how to advocate for themselves in a challenging learning environment, navigate the life skills required to live away from home, and manage complex, long-term assignments to lay the foundation for a successful postsecondary career.
To succeed in math in higher grades, it is critical that students master lower-level math skills. Our math programs give students the extra time to learn these important skills and concepts and address their learning deficits. The Math Tune-Up program focuses on identifying and remediating academic gaps in math, promoting the development of mathematical reasoning, fostering understanding with less memorization, and helping students develop efficient strategies for solving problems.
Our program teaches students the strategies that assist with every phase of the writing process, from brainstorming and goal setting to proofreading and revision—methods that have been researched and proven to work with students at all levels, and especially those who are challenged by learning disabilities. Together, the student and tutor will identify the greatest roadblocks to the student’s writing and choose strategies that will best address their challenges.
Individualized tutoring and intervention can improve the phonological awareness and word decoding skills of older students, without which the deficit will remain. The WISE READING® Remediation Program, based on the doctoral research approach of Nancy Wise, delivers phonological and phonemic awareness for struggling readers.
Students in French immersion, dual-track, and English programs who are challenged by the acquisition of early reading skills will benefit from the WISE READING® Remediation Program, which helps students increase their decoding skills and phonological awareness. Based on the doctoral research of Nancy Wise, program instruction is delivered in English to provide reading intervention as soon as at-risk readers are identified and while they are developing proficiency in French.
This program is the next step for students who have completed the WISE READING® Remediation Program, or for students who have already developed basic phonological awareness skills. The goal of the program is to develop the student’s word-level reading by helping them master advanced phonemic awareness and orthographic mapping skills.
Students in Grade 7 through postsecondary are introduced to key foundational concepts necessary for academic performance. Informed by current cognitive science, the program focuses on both academic skills and noncognitive factors such as procrastination, the science of success, and the nature of ADHD. Students are introduced to information, resources, strategies, and tools that will help them navigate the academic curriculum and enhance their learning, and organizational and study skills.
Students who are easily discouraged and find it difficult to stay organized, plan ahead, initiate work, and remain on task will benefit from the structure and support of this mentoring assistance. We help students establish a link between their long-term goals and the daily behaviour they need to perform in order to achieve those goals. Our individualized approach offers students a quiet space where they can complete homework, reports, and assignments; access one-to-one support; and get help with executive function and self-regulation skills.
In the move to college or university, students often lose the supports they received in high school. As a result, many struggle academically and emotionally. We offer personalized coaching focused on the development of metacognitive skills, identifying effective strategies and solutions that help students bridge the gap between ability and performance. Coaching focuses on increasing the individual’s ability to plan, prioritize, and organize efficiently and effectively, and emphasizes a proactive approach to learning.
We offer our WISE READING® Remediation Program workshop to educators online, providing efficient, cost-effective program accessibility to professionals across Canada and internationally. Delivered in English, the one-day certification webinar addresses the needs of classroom and resource teachers, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and those who are assisting struggling readers in French immersion. The program can be used in French immersion, dual-track, and English schools.
Summer learning programs help students improve their academic outcomes. Studies show that vacation from school results in lost knowledge and skills, especially in math and reading, but that the effects of summer learning programs endure for at least two years after participation. Summer is the perfect time to prepare for the next grade level with review, practice, and skills acquisition.