The Optimus Advantage involves a three-part support program, which allows students to experience school success.

At Optimus, we start by carefully identifying students’ individual learning styles as well as their educational goals.  We then provide students with comprehensive 1 – 1 Tutoring and Study Coaching services. We actively maintain partnerships with both parents and teachers, as well as other professionals – to ensure ongoing student success.
1.  Assessment:  This first step includes a review of the student’s school history, an analysis of their learning style, and an assessment of their ability to use specific skills and strategies to their own advantage.​ This intake process helps us to build an understanding of students’ strengths and needs, so that we can customize future programming. Together with students and parents, we develop learning plans that enable each Optimus student to better meet their learning goals.
2.  Support:  This second step includes 1 – 1 Tutoring and Study Coaching programs that are designed to help students to succeed academically – and along the  way, Learning Skills are consistently reinforced – for use across the curriculum.
 

Tutoring for Elementary Students is available in all Academic Subject Areas:  Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies, as well as French.  Study Coaching further reinforces key Learning Skills. These include Initiative, Independent Work, Organization, Responsibility, and Self-Regulation.

 

 

Tutoring for Secondary Students also supports the development of important School Skills, such as Independent Homework Completion, Note Taking, Studying and Test Preparation, Editing and Proofreading, Essay-Writing, Improvement of Executive Functioning, Planning and Time Management, Self-awareness and Self-Advocacy, and Effective Use of Assistive Technology.

3. Partnership: This third step includes ongoing communication with parents throughout each term. Professionally written Progress Reports are available to parents upon request.  Consultation services regarding IEP development,  Parent-Teacher interviews,  SST meetings,  and IPRCs  may be provided, and supportive accompaniment at school meetings may be available as needed.  Consultations with teachers, psychologists, and other educational professionals  may be offered to Optimus students and their families – to assist with monitoring student progress, and to allow for ongoing school success.​