Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a tutor? 

The short answer to this question is: Because every student needs a tutor! In countries like Korea, China, and Japan most students go to after school study programmes to help them get higher marks in their classes. Unfortunately, many students in Canada see tutoring as a punishment or sign that there's something wrong with them. 

The reality in most classrooms today is that teachers must balance classroom material so that the strong students donít get too bored and the weaker students understand just enough to pass. Of course, this is not good for either of them. 

Tutors help the strong students learn the material teachers just arenít able to teach in the classroom. These students need tutors because they want to know what they don't know. Tutors help these students win academic awards or pass entrance tests to private schools or universities where the competition is tough. 

Students struggling with their school work need the personalized attention their classroom teachers just donít have time to give them. Tutors not only help these students with current assignments, but fill in any gaps in studentsí knowledge and pre-teach material their classroom teachers havenít covered yet. Most importantly, tutors build up studentsí confidence in their ability to understand whatís being taught in the classroom.  

How do I get started?  

If you or your child need help in any subject from grades 1-12, standardized tests, or ESL, you can call the Canadian Academic Success School at (416) 768-8456 or e-mail us at and one of our representatives will be glad to help you with any questions that you might have.  

What if I canít speak English? 

If you want to contact us in Mandarin or Cantonese, e-mail: 

If you want to contact us in Korean, e-mail: 

The Canadian Academic Success School can also offer tutoring in a number of languages including Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Persian, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Italian, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Tagalog,.  Please feel free to contact us so that we can talk about your specific needs. 

What services do you offer? 

The Canadian Academic Success School offers tutoring in all subjects from grades 1 to 12, homework and essay-writing help, test preparation, and resume and cover letter editing.   For a complete list of services, please check our Services page.

Do you have daytime classes? 

Yes. Most of our tutoring is done after school or on weekends, but during the day, the Canadian Academic Success School has regularly scheduled ESL classes for adult learners. Each class runs for 4 weeks.

To register call Brian at (416) 768-8456 or e-mail today.

Do you have other regularly scheduled classes? 

Yes, the Canadian Academic Success School has several regularly scheduled classes including IELTS and TOEFL Preparation.  For a complete list of these classes, please check our Calendar page.

We can also create classes for groups of four or more.  To register for classes, please call (416) 768-8456.  Because spaces are limited, you should register early.

Do you offer Ontario high-school credits? 

The Canadian Academic Success School is a private tutoring school and not an accredited high school; however, we are able to arrange credit courses using our teachers.

Where are you located? 

The Canadian Academic Success School is at 5308A Yonge Street, Suite 1.  Thatís 2 blocks north of North York Centre subway station, or about 4 blocks south of Finch. See us on the map.  

Why do I have to go to 5308A Yonge Street when other tutors will come to my home? 

We can send a tutor to your home if youíd like, but we add a surcharge of $5 per visit in the city and $10 or more per visit for locations outside of the city.

However, we think itís better if you come to our location to study. First of all, students do not focus or concentrate as well in their own home as they do in a professional classroom. No matter how considerate everyone else tries to be, trying to study at home offers too many distractions.

Moreover, even professional tutors cannot always predict what studentsí needs will be on any given day, but must be able to adapt lessons to those needs. In our school, tutors have a library of books and other resources that they can use immediately to help students. These resources are not available in studentsí homes.

Not only that, in-home tutors often arrive tired and frustrated from the commute, and need some time to settle into teaching.  

What are your rates? 

The rates depend on a few factors, but range from as low as $12/hour for large groups (5 or more) to $40/hour for one-to-one tutoring with a premium teacher. There are some discounts available.  For a more complete list or rates please check our Rates page <Link to rates page>

Please feel free to contact us so that we can talk about your specific needs.

Can I get a discount? 

Of course! The Canadian Academic Success School offers discounts to family and friends of students, as well as discounts for booking by the month.
  • If you are a family member or friend of a current or former student, you will receive 10% off our hourly tutoring or scheduled class rates.
  • Siblings who want a semi-private class together, pay only the single rateóthatís like a two-for-one value! Three siblings can study together for the price of two, etc.
  • If you book 8 or more hours in a four-week period, you will receive 10% off our hourly tutoring or scheduled class rates.
  • If you book 16 or more hours in a four-week period, you will receive 20% off our hourly tutoring or scheduled class rates.
  • You can also combine the family & friends discount with the monthly rate discount for even more savings.

Also, remember: Other tutors may charge a lower hourly than we do, but the cheapest hourly rate is not always the best value. Our tutors have the ability and experience to help you understand material in an hour that an inexperienced student/part-time tutor may take 2 or 3 hours to explain. So, by choosing the cheapest tutor, you are not only wasting your money, but also your valuable time!

What is the cancellation policy? 

We understand that our clients have busy schedules and occasionally it will be necessary to cancel an appointment. To cancel an appointment without any charges you need to call: (416) 768-8456 at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. If a student cancels an appointment within 24 hours of the appointment, or if the student fails to show up for a scheduled appointment, then the student is responsible for paying the full amount of the session.  

How do I pay for the tutoring sessions?  

All tutoring sessions or classes must be paid for in full by cash or cheque the day before the first session. This can be done at 5308A Yonge Street. For more information, please contact us at  

What curriculum and textbooks do you use? 

The Canadian Academic Success School wants to ensure that each tutoring session will complement and reinforce the curriculum taught in the classroom.   The purpose of our tutoring services is to support the learning objectives of the school system by offering individual tutoring in a more personal learning environment.   With most students we follow the same curriculum, books and teaching style used in their classrooms, and branch out from there as students need more reinforcement or other types of instruction.    

Do you give any tests to assess the students? 

When registering for tutoring, a student is given a learning style assessment to determine what teaching methods the tutor should use to assist the student best. ESL students are also given an placement to test to determine their level of English proficiency.  Placement tests in math and other subjects can be given if the studentís level is not known. 

During the first tutoring session, tutors will also use a number of testing methods to determine the areas in which the student needs help. 

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To help us help you, call (416) 768-8456 or e-mail  to register today.