The idea of Oxford Learning® began in the 1980s when the founding group of cognitive scientists and educators gathered to discuss the latest trends in education and particularly the emerging science of cognition — learning about learning, or how the mind learns. The challenge was to find a better way to teach and to test students using the latest brain science. Mindless repetition until mastery was still the order of the day (as it often is today), and the group of founders knew there was a better way to teach so children could learn and not just memorize: a way to turn on the power of the active mind.

What emerged was the proprietary Oxford Learning® System of Learning and Cognitive Development, which involved inventing a new way to teach, which was called Interactive Coaching, a new way to test, named Dynamic Assessment and, finally, a whole new curriculum that embedded the science of cognition right into the scope and sequence of the material. With this innovation, a new era in teaching and tutoring was born.

Finally, there existed a fresh approach to instruction that put the learner first. Education has always been about preparing our children to become functional, successful, and happy adults with self-esteem that was earned, not faked or awarded simply for showing up. This innovation ushered in an approach that cared whether or not children actually understood instead of just caring about them memorizing enough material to get a good grade. With the Cognitive Development model in place, students began to not only get better grades, but to also develop a deep and profound sense of confidence and self-esteem as learners — and they were having fun!

That’s The Oxford Learning® Way.

What our Franchisees are saying

“Opening an Oxford Learning franchise was the best decision of our lives. Not only does it help us serve the children in our community, it paved the path to our daughter being a doctor today.”

— Indar & Seema Ahluwalia—Oxford Learning Richmond & Kitsilano, BC


The Oxford Learning® Academic Learning Assessment allows education coordinators to identify students’ unique strengths and weaknesses, leading to the preparation of individualized programs for learners of all achievement levels, learning styles, and cognitive strengths. Our programs help students find success on their own terms, at a pace that’s right for them.

Different from all other tutors and supplemental education franchises, Oxford Learning® uses tools that encourage students’ active participation in the learning process. In addition to our Academic Learning Assessment, our Proprietary Curriculum and Interactive Coaching enable students to inherit lifelong skills that will guide them through all stages of life.

Our students’ programs liven their cognitive abilities, teach them how to process and absorb information, and boost their self-esteem and motivation.

Choose a supplemental education facility with the competitive advantage of using truly unique programs and a dedicated passion for meaningful community interactions, while making a difference in the lives of each student who walks through the doors.


Helping students learn with cognitive development strategies unique to our brand are key for making a difference in children’s lives and providing them learning tools for life. In doing so, we encourage students’ active participation in the learning process, awaken the natural curiosity of young minds, and help students jump ahead at school and experience continued success for life.

There are three distinct approaches to education and learning that set the Oxford Learning® franchise apart from all other tutors or supplemental education institutions:


We teach students to celebrate achievements and embrace mistakes as part of the learning process by balancing one-on-one instruction with self-directed learning. We don’t solve the problem for students; we teach students the steps involved in problem-solving and encourage them as they apply those steps in all areas so that they are empowered with new ways of thinking, understanding, and learning.


Our curriculum uses the science of cognitive development to instill real comprehension. By introducing fundamental learning concepts in the right sequence, students don’t have to memorize: they understand! Combining cognitive learning with academic tutoring makes us unique in the tutoring industry, and ensures that students are not merely repeating what they learned in school.


Our unique proprietary assessment shows us how students learn, their individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as what their unique capacity for learning could be. Our unique approach isn’t just a standard testing system; in fact, it’s a dynamic approach to testing, combining various sub-tests in a unique way that lets us tailor the testing methods during the testing process so that every student stays engaged and we get the most accurate results possible.