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Is your child struggling with reading, writing or math?


What is Symbols?

One-on-One Orton Gillingham Tutoring (North Vancouver)

102-1975 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K2

We at Symbols welcome students located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver to join us for our immersive, one-on-one tutoring, using the Orton Gillingham method. Whether your child needs literacy or numeracy help, we’re dedicated to supporting all children with learning difficulties.

Lonsdale and 20th

Located on Lonsdale Avenue close to 20th.


Limited free parking is available behind our building, and free and meter street parking can be found nearby.

During the Lesson...

During lessons parents can enjoy any of the several local restaurants and coffee shops along Lonsdale.

What Students in North Vancouver Can Expect the Following From Their Tutoring:

1-to-1 tutoring


Multisensory reading, spelling and writing

Immersive & interactive


Observance of Ministry of Education curriculum, by grade

Structured & explicit

Prefer to try online tutoring?

Watch Our Online Tutoring in Action!

Our tutors have been perfecting the online method of OG tutoring over the last few years. Rest assured all online students get the best education using the best technology.

  • Avatar Christine D ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    My daughter has grown in skill and confidence over the past year and a half that we have been with Symbols. Our tutor Melanie and all … More the staff we have met in our time at the centre have been warm, welcoming and friendly. The reporting and payment systems are clear and helpful for sharing our progress with our school. We are very glad to have found Symbols!
  • Avatar Stephen T ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    My son has attended Symbols (Coquitlam) for approx 3 years now, specifically for their Orton-Gillingham teaching method, and has progressed … More significantly relative to when he first enrolled and initially assessed. He started out barely able to read even simple words, diagnosed as being two grade levels behind his peers, and feeling extremely unconfident in his reading ability to now being an avid reader of chapter style books. Currently he is now moving on to improve upon his writing skills.He has been with four different tutors during this time and all have been very caring, focused, and genuinely wanting to help the student improve and progress further. My son is not particularly keen on public school but he actually enjoys attending the tutoring lessons once weekly at Symbols. That says a lot!
  • Avatar Kay S ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    My son has been at Symbols for three years for writing and reading. He really enjoys being tutored by Alana. She's warm, smart … More and makes it fun for him. Im so glad I found this place because it has helped my son with his reading tremendously!
  • Avatar Grant G ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Super impressed! Our tutor (Dana) is very thorough and efficient as she provides a recap of each session as well as outlining homework … More (in person and by email). The teaching techniques are structured to be fun and enjoyable as well, so kids actually look forward to attending. Well worth the investment!
  • Avatar Maggie D ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    My son who is 9 and in grade 4 has been receiving help with his written output disorder (dysgraphia) for the last 4 months and I am … More blown away by the gains my son has made! Things I have worked on with him for the last couple years and have not worked they have got him rolling with in such a very short time. My son not only looks forward to going in the 2 days a week he attends but asks for extra homework to take home! Thank you Symbols! Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Joanna M ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Both my daughters have been helped immensely with their spelling and reading comprehension. My girls have gone from below grade level … More to honour roll. My oldest daughter told me after her first session that it was the first time a teacher understood her. I can’t thank Symbols enough!

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Literacy & Language Education Tutoring

Symbols helps your child with their reading and writing goals by supporting phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.

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Numeracy & Math Education Tutoring

Symbols helps your child build speed and understanding for sequences, mental math skills, and fact recall.  Students learn explicit strategies for place value, pen-to-paper computation questions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing), and literacy-based math areas, like word problems.

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    Symbols Multisensory Learning Centers (Coquitlam)


    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, and plans to continue expanding. As of 2023, Symbols has helped over 1500 children in its 17-year history.

    Vancouver Tutoring

    101-1755 West Broadway
    (between Burrard and Pine)

    North Vancouver Tutoring

    1975 Lonsdale Ave #102, North Vancouver

    Coquitlam Tutoring

    202-1070 Ridgeway Ave
    (near Austin and Marmont)

    Langley Tutoring

    200-20780 Willoughby Town Centre Dr.

    Richmond Tutoring

    205-8351 Alexandra Rd
    (near Lansdowne Centre)