Is your child struggling with reading, writing or math?


Language Tutoring

  •  1-to-1
  •  Highly Individualized
  •  Multisensory
  •  Phonics-based
  •  Based on the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach
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Math Tutoring

  •  1-to-1
  •  Highly Individualized
  •  Multisensory
  •  Based on the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach


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Online Tutoring

In-person lessons in our centers aren't always practical or possible.  Our online lessons offer the same 1-to-1, individualized, multisensory format as our in-person lessons, and include a free home learning kit delivered to your door.

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Symbols was founded in 2006 by husband-and-wife team Rob and Kimberley Wahl. Since opening its original location in Vancouver, Symbols has opened locations in Coquitlam and Richmond, launched an online 1-to-1 tutoring program, and plans to continue to grow.  As of 2022, Symbols has helped over 1500 children in its 16-year history.

All Symbols lessons are 1-to-1, multisensory, and based on the Orton-Gillingham approach.  Programs are offered in language (which is phonics-based, and includes reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and more) and math.

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202 -1755 West Broadway

(between Burrard and Pine)


202-1070 Ridgeway Ave

(near Austin and Marmont)


205-8351 Alexandra Rd

(near Lansdowne Centre)

“In a matter of weeks Eiko learned at Symbols what she hadn’t managed to learn over years of school.”

Hanago Masutani

“Our son, Thomas, really enjoys coming to Symbols. After coming to Symbols for a couple of weeks he asked me, 'Mum, can I come here everyday instead of going to school?' He comes away with more and more self-confidence about his writing every session. Phenomenal! The methodology works great. Well worth the cost.”

Olivia Edwards

“We recommend Symbols to anyone who as a child with dyslexia or other learning challenges as the teachers work hard with your child to create a successful learning experience.”


Years of Experience (founded in 2006)

Students Helped


Online Lesson Hours


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