Is your child struggling with reading, writing or math?


About Symbols

One-on-One Orton Gillingham Tutoring (Online)

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

From the Comfort of Your Home

Students enjoy lessons from the comfort of their own home, in an environment that feels safe and familiar.  You keep control over distractions and their workspace.

Multisensory Learning Kit

Families receive a home-delivered multisensory learning kit after registration.  Tutors have a similar kit at their own desks.  This allows for a true multisensory lesson experience over an online platform.

Save Your Time

No driving. No parking.  No waiting.  Use the lesson time to make dinner, clean up or read a book.

Online Students 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

Online Students Get an Amazing Experience

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 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!
  • Avatar Bruna Lopes da silva G ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Both of my daughters did Symbols we had amazing results ...My youngest Summer still in it and love every minute of it ...My oldest … More Savannah keep asking me to put her back . Unfortunately , is financially impossible .

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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 (Online)


    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.