What Students and Parents Are Saying About Summit:
"Simply put, [my tutor] took me from a definite fail to managing to both understand and pass my course in about one month... If you want a tutor who can understand that your teacher barely touched the surface and teach you beyond what your teacher even tests then [Summit's] got you covered!"
~ Ryan, student at Summit Stoney Creek
"My instructor was wonderful. Both friendly and knowledgeable. Had I had more time I am sure I would have come out further ahead. They made time for me at short notice and put me into their busy time table."
~ Fred, student at Summit Stoney Creek
"This was an excellent program (Summit Summer Camp). The staff were very accommodating and professional. I would do this anytime if needed again. I will refer anyone who inquires. Max seemed to absorb and learn very quickly with the techniques used. It was fun, informative and challenging enough for learning to take place. I am very pleased. Thank you"
-Tonya, mother of a summer camp student at Summit Durham
"Our son Ryan started attending Summit Learning Centre in Stratford in September 2007. ... Ryan has PDD-NOS, which is an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Summit helps Ryan complete his school work, helps him focus and teaches him learning strategies to be successful. He is always eager to attend. Summit staff are professional and enthusiastic in their tutoring, using a variety of teaching strategies. A daily progress report is sent home after each session. Summit staff is very keen to share success stories of your child's progress. We very much appreciate the work they have done with our son over the past 3 ½ years.
Doris, mother of a grade 8 student at Summit Stratford
"Summit has been an excellent experience for my son over the last year. The staff are great and always provide him with great support. I would highly recommend Summit Learning Centres to any parent wanting to help their child improve their academic performance."
- father of a student at Summit Burlington
"I was very pleased with all that I accomplished with Summit. It really helped me calm down and take my exams while helping understand the more difficult material."
- grade 9 student at Summit Guelph
"Our son, started at Summit Learning in the spring of 2010. ... He continued at Summit during the summer, so as to not lose anything he had learned over the past year. ... After the first week of grade 1, his teacher came to me and said that Tyler had "totally impressed" her with how he had ended his Sr. Kindergarten year, and with how he had progressed over the summer ... She stated that she has never seen a student change that much in such a short time... The teachers at Summit are amazing - every one of them.
We also have two older children who attended Summit. Our oldest son, went to get help with preparing to write his college entrance exam. He also enjoyed it very much, and said he was impressed with the help they gave him. Then our daughter, who is in grade 12, went for help learning to write better essays and to study more effectively. She too enjoyed it very much - Sarah stated that she learned more from her tutor, Ashley, than she ever did from the teachers at school when it came to essay writing and studying. ... If I was to grade Summit on the service and quality they provide their students, they would get 110%."
-Shelley parent of 3 students at Summit in Durham
"Summit Learning is providing me with the learning strategies I need to achieve my GED. They are second to none!"
- current adult tutoring student studying to achieve his GED in Stratford
"When my grandson started at Summit, he didn't know all the letters of the alphabet. Now he is almost reading at a grade 2 level. He went from starting grade 1 behind the rest of the class, to getting A's and B's. Thank-you just isn't enough!"
- grandmother of a grade 1 student at Summit in St. Catharines
"Summit Learning Centres has inspired my son to become an avid reader using a wide variety of teaching techniques. His confidence has soared and he looks forward to each tutoring session. We have been very pleased with his progress in reading and writing since he has started being tutored." - Connie, mother of a grade 5 student at Summit Durham
"Summit Learning Centres has inspired my son to become an avid reader using a wide variety of teaching techniques. His confidence has soared and he looks forward to each tutoring session. We have been very pleased with his progress in reading and writing since he has started being tutored."
- Connie, mother of a grade 5 student at Summit Durham
"Summit Learning provided my student with ... greater confidence going into the final exam, both confidence in herself and in her science knowledge. ... tutoring at Summit Learning Stratford was worth every penny."
- Grade 9 science homeroom teacher of a Summit Learning student in Stratford
"I always got D's in school, so that's what I always expected. I attended Summit for two months, and got my first 98% on a math test! My mom was shocked!"
- grade 6 student at Summit St. Catharines
"In September, when Summit asked how she felt about reading and writing she said: "I don't like them". In June, when asked how she felt about reading now: "I love it!" When asked how she felt about writing now: "It's awesome!"
- grade 1 student enrolled in Summit in Stoney Creek
"My experiences at Summit have been very pleasant. My 2 girls really enjoy it here and like their teacher. I have seen some improvement with their school work. I am very glad that they are enjoying learning."
- Virginia Munday, mother of two students at Summit, Simcoe
"Without Summit Learning Centre my daughter wouldn't be ready for grade one. Everyone is so friendly and we look forward to each session."
- Crystal Barr, mother of an Early Starter Student at Summit, Stratford
"Both of my boys were out of the French program in public school. They felt a little uncomfortable about being a little behind their peers in the classroom. Although they were able to learn they both wanted extra help on a one to one basis. By joining Summit, they made great progress and as a result they now feel more comfortable around their peers and better able to participate in class. Since the beginning of the school year they both have grown and matured in their learning and study skills."
- Glenda Drexler, mother of two students at Summit in Stratford
"We have noticed a significant improvement in our son's ability to work with phonics after only a month of tutoring at Summit Learning Centre. Nicolas is thoroughly enjoying his experience at Summit. His teachers and speech pathologists have both noticed an improvement in his attitude towards letters. Nicolas is more confident and willing to answer questions about his letters since starting tutoring."
- parents of an SK student enrolled in Summit, Stratford
"After Daniel received the phone call that he won the scholarship at Summit Learning Centres, he was excited. His Nana and myself came to the centre to sign him up, to help him with his reading and writing. After 3 months coming to the centre for help 2 days a week, he is so happy. He has confidence and is reading. Thank-you for all the help everyone has given him!"
- mother of a grade 7 student at Summit Stoney Creek
"We are absolutely thrilled with the results we have seen with our son! We have noticed a distinct joy of learning in him that was never seen before. Thank-you so much. We will definitely be coming again
- Tammy Webster, mother of Grade 3 student at Summit Stratford
"Mark was always a reluctant student. He would never initiate any academic task, let alone reading. During the first week of grade 6; however, Mark's teacher called to say how impressed she was with Mark answering questions in class and how his reading had improved! Neither the teacher nor us, his parents, were prepared for the progress Mark made! We are very pleased and recommend Summit as often as possible! Thank-you!"
- parents of a grade 6 student at Summit in Guelph
"Because of my math tutor at Summit, my mark went from a 50% last year to 90% now. I don't even have to write the final exam!"
- high school student at Summit in St. Catharines
"My child's teacher has noticed a definite improvement!"
- parent of grade 1 student at Summit Stoney Creek
"...I would recommend Summit Learning Centres as an option for parents whose children are struggling in the educational system. They provide current curriculum based material and are able to modify the content delivery on an individual basis..."
- parent of a grade 6 student at Summit Stratford
"Even with two classes I've seen a difference. She's excited and happy and has the strategies to figure out what she's doing."
- parent of a grade 3 student at Summit in Guelph
" I found that in every class my grades had improved and I have become a better studier and I know that I can take this into my future."
- grade 12 student at Summit Stratford
"My son read "Alexander's Loose Tooth" on his own - a huge step for him! He also volunteered for the lead role in the school play when the original cast member was ill. He didn't know the words off by heart, but was able to read them from the script-cards no problem. I thought, 'Wow, this is a totally different kid!'"
-parent of a student who had attended Summit for 1.5 months at Summit, Hamilton Mountain
"My son enjoys coming; he often tells me he likes it more than the school he attends every day. He likes the personal attention, and it has given him a better, helpful, understanding about his school work."
- parent of grade 2 student at Summit in Stoney Creek
"I really enjoyed the Early Starter Program at Summit for my son because he received small group learning which ave him more confidence in his reading, writing and numbers. As a parent I loved it because it wasn't homework sheets that I had to struggle to get him to do at home, all the learning was done with his Summit teacher. My son enjoyed the Early Starter Program so much that when he entered Grade 1 he asked if he could continue at Summit if he paid with his own money! I would recommend the Early Starter Program to any parent of a 3-5 year old."
- parent of an Early Starter student at Summit Stratford
"My son's confidence has improved so much! Now he's not afraid to ask and answer questions in class!"
- parent of grade 5 student at Summit St. Catharines
"The individualized program provided by my Summit instructor helped me to quickly achieve my academic goals."
- Ruth MacBean, adult computer student at Summit, Stoney Creek
"We enrolled Nicholas into the Early Starter program at Summit Learning Centres Inc. when he was 3 years old. He has no siblings and was not in a daycare setting; therefore he was not used to being with other children or having someone teach him besides his family. He immediately bonded with Pat and Teresa, who have shown him patience and understanding and he loves attending the program. We noticed in a short time that he was sounding out letters and saying words that started with "s" correctly by phonetically sounding them out, which was a challenge for him prior to Early Starter. He is constantly singing songs that he has learned in the program and is very proud of the special projects and art work that he creates at each session. He has become a little teacher at home to his family. The Early Starter program has given Nicholas confidence in himself and has laid a great academic foundation for him. Enrolling Nicholas in this program was the best decision that we could have made and we recommend it to all parents."
- Mark and Susan, parents of an Early Starter student at Summit, Stoney Creek
"Matthew did well on his exam, getting 81%. His final mark in Chemistry was 70; his previous mark was 56% - a major improvement! Thanks again Summit for all your help."
- Joanne Chiarelli, parent of two students at Summit Hamilton Mountain