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MY STORY

Hi, my name is Christopher Su (Founder of Ascend Tutoring Service). 

I started ATS because I realized how impactful tutoring can be, but more so how many people do not have access to it. Being honest, I believe that if I had one-on-one tutoring - instead of taking extra math classes - I would have pursued teaching chemistry as well as English. In other words, my future pathways were limited to me because I could not grasp mathematical concepts the same way my peers did, and consequently I had to choose subjects that I naturally gravitated towards. I do not want students to feel like they are restricted to only what they are naturally good at, I want them to have the skills necessary to pursue the future that they desire. 

 

Besides wanting to start a tutoring service that is more accessible than other tutoring companies, I genuinely enjoy teaching and mentoring others. I believe that one of my major purposes in life is to guide others to create a positive change in the world. It is hard to change the world all by my lonesome, but if I can influence the growth of many others, then collectively we can achieve greater change. 

REASONS TO TRUST ME

3000+ teaching hours

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Summa Cum Laude)

Finished at the top of my class

Bachelor of Education Candidate 

10+ programs developed

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ABOUT ATS

We are a team of community-centered educators who strive to work with local organizations and families Ontario-wide to provide tutoring to learners of all backgrounds and abilities. We recognize that when a student is falling behind, it is often not their fault. There are so many factors that influence a student's ability to learn, but unfortunately, many classrooms adopt a 'one size fits all' method of classroom instruction. This leaves many students struggling academically, and facing self-confidence issues.

 

However, at ATS, we strive to provide the tailored education each student needs to the point where they no longer need our assistance anymore. From experience, we see consistent positive results when students get one-on-one assistance. We also saw that for some students, large gaps in academic skills had led some of them to become discouraged with school. This disheartening experience made us realize that tutoring could be a valuable intervention when students first start to fall behind.

 

Beyond improving academic performances, what sets ATS apart from other tutoring services is that we work with students, caregivers and other stakeholders to promote emotional resilience and self-confidence which are vital tools that will lead to success in our students’ lives beyond schooling.   

Through our experiences in various education and community service settings, we came to understand that treating people respectfully and fairly is of utmost importance. ATS’s top priority is to be transparent with our clients and treat our tutors well through providing them with extensive training, continual support, and generous compensation.