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Reading & Math Intervention

APA Teaches Reading Fluency 

APA offers three different Reading Intervention levels: Beginner, Basic and Advanced to accommodate students of all ages and abilities.

Our trained teachers deliver effective, research-based instruction in specialized programs designed to strengthen the student’s fundamental learning skills when they experience difficulties in reading, spelling, comprehension, writing and math.


Our intensive one-on-one programs are suitable for struggling learners, those with learning disabilities, and those seeking improvement or enrichment in reading fluency or comprehension.  In addition, we also provide programming for emerging readers as young as three years old.


The flexibility of our programs and business hours allows for students to attend on an intensive basis between 2-4 hours a day, five days a week or on a part-time basis during, or outside of school hours. We can adapt classes to fulfil the recommendations of the initial assessment to suit your schedule. Did you know that we are connected with psychologists who can administer psycho-educational assessments?


Our signature Miss Mary’s Reading Program is designed to systematically teach reading, spelling and vocabulary. It is as much a proven effective remediation solution for struggling students, as it is an excellent enrichment program for able readers. Our Reading Program is also appropriate for early learners whose parents wish to provide them with a strong and proper foundation in reading.



Key Features:

  • Systematically progresses through letter and sounds connections.

  • Exposes students to various spellings of 65 plus basic English sounds.

  • Teaches phonemic processing-segmenting, blending, and manipulating sounds.

  • Teaches how to apply knowledge to word attack, identification and spelling.

  • Develops fluency and accuracy by applying systematic strategies.


APA Teaches Reading Comprehension

Creating mental images for information is fundamental to comprehension and communication. The heart of reading is understanding and enjoying what you read. According to dual coding theory, a powerful and well-researched theory of comprehension that gives equal weight to verbal and non-verbal processing, the formation of mental images enhances learning by improving comprehension.

Miss Mary’s Reading comprehension program is designed to strengthen reading comprehension with a systematic and engaging approach based on the theory of dual coding and visualizing and verbalizing.

In our one-to-one setting, students will practice making and describing mental images for various types of information—from short paragraphs of nonfiction to longer passages such as those they might encounter in their school work.

Key Features:

  • Teaches students how to create complete mental images for language concepts

  • Develops higher level comprehension skills: determining the main idea, making inferences, drawing conclusions, predicting and evaluating

  • Introduces basic writing skills: writing complete sentences, answering questions with complete sentences, and writing summaries

  • Develops helpful strategies: note-taking, studying for tests, and listening to instruction and improving focus and attention

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APA Teaches Math Systems & Concepts

Our math program provides instruction for students requiring development or refinement of their understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications.

The program covers all curriculum areas from Grades 1 through 10, following the objectives of the Western Canadian Protocol.

Key Features

  • Multisensory in nature and based on unique learning principles

  • Begins with a base-line assessment to determine the student's needs

  • Uses manipulatives, language, and mental imagery extensively to provide an understanding of all math operations and concepts

  • Covers all content areas in the math curriculum

  • Integrates and applies understanding to problem solving


"My daughter didn’t want to read and homework was a struggle. An initial assessment revealed problems with reading comprehension. We started with APA and they showed her that reading and learning doesn’t have to be a struggle and it can be fun. I love to read but I don’t recall ever laughing that hard doing homework! It’s only been a few weeks but we are definitely seeing an improvement and she looks forward to her weekly tutoring session at APA."

Jennifer - Parent

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