Is your child struggling with reading, writing or math?


What is Symbols?

One-on-One Orton Gillingham Tutoring (Vancouver)

101-1755 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5

We at Symbols welcome students located in Vancouver to join us for our immersive, 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.

West Broadway and Burrard

Private exterior entrance located in the courtyard from West Broadway, and also from the alley between Broadway and W 8th. Look for the red awning!


Metered and free street parking can be found nearby. Or, enjoy a snack or a coffee in the Denny's/Bar One during your child's lesson, and receive complimentary parking in the building underground, accessible from the back alley (make sure you register your vehicle with Denny's staff!). A map with other parking tips can be found here. Careful:  there are parking restrictions on West Broadway during rush hour.

During the Lesson...

During lessons parents can enjoy browsing through the various shops on West Broadway, or grab a coffee or a snack in any of the several coffee shops and restaurants nearby, including Denny's or Bar One (conveniently located in the same building) or Trees Coffee (at Broadway and Fir).

What Students in 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 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 (Vancouver)


    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)