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Oxford Learning connects students in Canada and select other countries with tutors that can help with everything from preschool to college preparation. These post-secondary educated tutors use a test the company calls its Dynamic Assessment to determine how each child learns. They also encourage the development of cognitive skills to help students better understand and retain the concepts they’re learning.

Pros & Cons

  • Helps from preschool to high school
  • All tutors have post-secondary education
  • 30-day cancellation policy
  • Limited availability in some provinces
  • Pricing varies by location

What is Oxford Learning?

Oxford Learning offers tutoring services that help set your child up for success, and its customized programs are designed to work with your child’s strengths.

The company provides tutoring for most standard school subjects, including math, English and science. It also has tutoring programs for subjects like intellectual enrichment, homework help and study skills. For college-bound students, SAT and ACT preparation programs are available.

Oxford Learning has over 150 locations in Canada (128 of which are in Ontario) and one location each in China, Bahamas, Bermuda, Kuwait and Qatar. At the time of publishing, more locations in Canada are set to open, but the Bahamas center is temporarily closed.

How does Oxford Learning work?

Oxford Learning uses its Dynamic Assessment to determine your child’s current skills and how they learn. This stress-free test helps your child’s tutor gauge their strengths and weaknesses. After this assessment, tutors offer a customized tutoring program designed to take advantage of your child’s capabilities. The program includes a customized learning plan and strategies to optimize your child’s cognitive skills.

The Oxford Learning approach to tutoring is built around what the company calls Cognitive Learning. This method encourages real understanding instead of just memorization, and it supports critical thinking skills to help students make lasting connections between subjects. Cognitive Learning is practiced through strategies like encouraging discussion on the topic, having students back up their opinions and helping them to see how ideas connect to a bigger picture.

Oxford Learning costs

While Oxford Learning’s website has a pricing page, it doesn’t actually specify costs. Because pricing may vary between locations, Oxford Learning suggests contacting your local center for pricing details.

Payment plans are available, and Oxford Learning has a 30-day cancellation policy.

Oxford Learning FAQ

Are Oxford Learning tutors trained teachers?

Yes, all Oxford Learning tutors have a post-secondary education. They are also fully trained in the Oxford Learning system.

Where is Oxford Learning available?

Oxford Learning has over 150 locations in Canada spread throughout:

  • Alberta (nine locations)
  • British Columbia (15 locations)
  • Manitoba (one location)
  • Nova Scotia (two locations)
  • Ontario (128 locations)
  • Quebec (seven locations)
  • Saskatchewan (two locations)

Oxford Learning also has solitary centers in China, Bahamas (temporarily closed at the time of publishing), Bermuda, Kuwait and Qatar.

Oxford Learning’s U.S. equivalent, GradePower Learning, has 24 locations across 12 states.

Does Oxford Learning offer SAT prep?

Yes, Oxford Learning offers SAT prep as one-on-one tutoring or group sessions. ACT prep is also available.

What is Oxford Learning’s cancellation policy?

Oxford Learning has a 30-day cancellation policy.

Is Oxford Learning credible?

Oxford Learning is a credible company with qualified tutors. You’ll have to reach out to your local tutoring center for pricing, but if you’re located near one of Oxford Learning’s centers, it’s likely worth checking out. If you or your child is unhappy with the results, you have a 30-day cancellation policy at your disposal.

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    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2024

    When I went to Oxford, I was so excited to be able to help my children catch up at school. They assured me that their program would do just that. Two months in, I saw very little progress so had a meeting with the director. There was some progress with English, but nothing with French. We decided to focus on French exclusively and I would continue to help them with English. After a few weeks of this I decided to take a two week break. Upon coming back, I gave notice to leave. Spent $4000 in 3 months with the final result being one child could read a bit more in English. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. I could have spent that money buying grade by grade workbooks and teaching them myself.

    The staff were pleasant enough and the atmosphere friendly, although the French teacher never smiled and in my opinion, looked like she would prefer to be anywhere else. That's probably why they didn't learn anything. I hope my experience helps another family make an informed decision. Investigate other tutoring companies and spend your money where it will actually make a difference to your child's learning. I will be sending a letter to the Corporate office in London, Ontario, advising them of my experience. Best regards to all.

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    Reviewed Aug. 8, 2019

    My grandchild is only just 7. ( FOR 1 WEEK) The centre she has been going to for only 3 weeks is aware of her disability.. Has a 12 page report from an independent study. They know her executive functioning is that of a 3 year old. They know she is FASD, SPD AND severe ADHD. They assured me that they knew how to deal with a child of her disorders.

    Today.. she was pulled from the group of 3 because she was not attending to the lesson. The woman who pulled her sat one on one to "push through" (her words) the problem. My child cried the entire time time.. Was traumatized and in shutdown mode. 15 minutes later, this cow brought her out to me. My child's face was red and swollen and blotched. Her eyes were so red and swollen she could barely open them. This women paid no attention... Didn't even care.. Was oblivious of the trauma she had caused my child. She absolutely scarred my child.. Even after I spoke to her.. she couldn't have cared less. A 2 to 3 minute sensory break would have brought Olivia back to attention. I called the head office at noon. It's 7:30 pm... No call back. This is a money pit. Nothing more. Think they care about your kid? They DO NOT. NO ONE CALLED ME BACK. Now I am seeing a disability lawyer..

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      Peta increased rating by 3 stars.
      After a positive interaction with Oxford Learning, Peta increased their star rating on March 28, 2018.

      Updated review: March 28, 2018

      The head of the location called me and spoke to me at length about the issues I was experiencing. She has promised to bring up my complaints with her staff and is setting up a more comprehensive program for my daughter.

      Original Review: March 27, 2018

      My daughter was enrolled in Oxford Learning Centre on Bayview Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. At first things went well but I soon realised that some of the tutors are very lazy. When I gave them homework from school rather than from the booklets they could not manage to teach my child’s her class material. I was also expecting them to have a better grasp of French as we were using them for French subjects. I have been extremely dissatisfied with Oxford Learning Centre and I would strongly suggest looking into other programs as this program is very limited and could only help my child with rudimentary basics. I was charged an evaluation Fee and other fees and had very little to show for it in the end. The system used at Oxford Learning Centre is outdated and has very little room to Include actual class work of the child attending their program.

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      Oxford Learning Company Information

      Company Name:
      Oxford Learning
      Year Founded:
      747 Hyde Park Road, Suite 230
      Postal Code:
      N6H 3S3