What is Teachers On Call?


Teachers On Call is a 30-year-old professional tutorial service, dedicated to helping students build academic skills, develop better study habits, improve self-confidence and achieve success in school and life.


Their tutors are professional teachers who deliver tutorial services in all subjects and all grade levels in the convenience of your home. Working within the Ontario School Curriculum, their experienced teachers offer one-on-one instruction customized to meet the specific needs of each learner.


Personalized In-Home Tutoring


Teachers On Call works together to develop a customized tutoring program that is flexible to meet your child’s educational needs.


  • One-on-one support designed to maximize students’ learning experience
  • Tutoring geared to your family’s schedule in the convenience of your home
  • Focus on learning expectations in the classroom and your child’s specific needs
  • Emphasis on communication by keeping parents and students aware of progress


Teachers On Call tutors are available for the following subjects:


Essay Writing
Organizational Skills
Study Skills
Special Needs
Advanced Functions
Data Management
French Core
French Immersion
Application support
Computer Science


To learn more about Teachers On Call, please visit their website.

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Meet Styna Tao, Cursive’s Social Coordinator Extraordinaire.


Styna is currently a fourth year commerce student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is a lifelong learner who loves to immerse herself in different cultures, which has led her to live and work in China, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. Naturally, these global adventures have helped Styna to become trilingual (speaking Mandarin, English, and French).


Styna’s passion for helping others has led her to volunteering whenever she can, particularly when it involves youth-development causes. In true Cursive gal style, she is a smartie who achieves marks in the top 8% and enjoys taking on leadership roles, such as managing Oil Thigh Designs, a completely student-run non-profit retail business.


Get to know Styna with our little Q&A:


What is your favourite thing to do in the summer?
My favourite thing to do in the summer is to visit the markets and browse to my heart’s content. I particularly love Kensington Market in Toronto where there is such a variety of food and artisan goods. As someone who makes her own jewelry, I’m always looking for inspiration from others and I can always find it at Kensington. I also love to go to St.Lawrence Market and indulge in food I’ve never tried before; there’s always something new.


If you could have dinner with anyone (living or dead), who would it be and why?
I would have dinner with Ellen Degeneres. She is the best combination of funny, kind, inspirational and sassy. I think dinner with her would be hilarious. She would be a great conversationalist because she can talk on any topic, and we’ll bond over our mutual love for sarcastic humour.


What is your favourite movie of all time?
My favourite movie of all time is the Sound of Music. I have lost count the number of times I’ve watched it, even though it’s almost 3 hours long. It just has so much packed into it: World War II tension, unlikely romance, singing in the hills, wise nuns, well-intentioned misbehaving children… Julie Andrews is a star and I sing the songs for days afterwards.

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Kathy Cheng is an OWIT Trailblazer


OWIT-Toronto Awards Gala: Export Trailblazers Recognized


Kathy Cheng, founder and President, WS & Co./Redwood Classics Apparel, clinched OWIT-Toronto’s Woman Exporter of the Year Award, which recognizes an Ontario woman entrepreneur who exports to more than one international market and advances the image of Canadian women in the international business community. Cheng’s company specializes in private label apparel manufacturing for refined global brands and is one of Canada’s few full service, vertically integrated apparel manufacturers, proudly producing on Canadian soil.


“It’s an honour and a privilege to be recognized by OWIT,” says Cheng. “Alignment with this organization, its network and educational programs positions us for greater trade opportunities on an international scale. As we aim to expand our global division, OWIT’s recognition will further our mandate to keep Canada – and its female leaders – on the international manufacturing stage.”


To learn more about OWIT (Organization of Women in Trade), please visit their website.

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