Director and Staff
Dr. Donald Clark is both the director and an instructor at the tutoring centre. He has worked with children and adolescents during his entire career. Dr. Clark worked as a youth worker at a treatment centre in Toronto for two years before entering the public educations system for ten years as a teacher of English, math, and special education. He opened the tutoring centre in September 2000 so that high-quality, specialized programs would be made available to local residents. The entire tutoring staff has a genuine desire to foster development in students that will result in higher academic achievement and improved self-esteem.
Dr. Clark completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at Queen’s University. After commencing his teaching career, he took courses to obtain certification as a Specialist in Special Education within the Durham District School Board. Shortly thereafter he undertook a Masters of Education degree at the University of Toronto. He continued his graduate studies at U of T and achieved his Doctorate of Education. The focus of his graduate studies was reading and writing instruction. His thesis focused specifically on establishing effective reading instruction methods for students experiencing difficulties in this area.