Individualized & Adaptive Learning Paths for each unique child to master the skills in Math, Language and Reading.
Learn more about the Subjects:
Mastery Learning Model
FAQ - Knowledge Academy Tutoring Program:
What level do I register my child in?
When registering select the level that corresponds with your child's 2019-2020 School Year Grade (i.e. Level 2 = Grade 2)
What is the Membership/Enrollment fee?
A one time registration fee for a set number of registration periods.
*Special for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 & Winter 2021: annual fee of $30/student (from Summer 2020-Winter 2021) Membership.
Starting Spring 2021: Annual fee of $60/student (Spring to Winter).
Can I register for 2 or more subjects per session?
Only during the Summer Session as the Summer Session is 2x per week, you can register for up to 2 subjects (1 subject per day). You may register for a 2nd or 3rd subject via additional registrations for another day and/or time.
Do you offer Make-Up Lessons?
Yes, but make-up lessons are based on class composition & availability. You will need to submit an email request through the Contact Us page.
Make-up lessons can also be carried over to the next session your child is registered.
What is required for my child to be able to participate?
Quiet space, Laptop/Desktop PER CHILD with working speakers, microphone, webcam, high-speed internet, paper/eraser/pencil & calculator for Grade 5 & older
*Lessons will be conducted via Zoom & using a licensed Tutoring Software application
What is the diagnostic assessment?
Students complete a diagnostic assessment at the first lesson for each subject registered per session to identify their level for each skill per subject. Assessments are individual and questions auto generate until a concise evaluation of the child is completed - thus some students will be answering more questions than others in the same grade.
- K-Gr 2 will be on average 15 to 30 minutes per subject registered
- Gr 3 & up will be on average 40-50 minutes per subject registered
*Students will be permitted to take breaks if needed during the assessment
What is a Learning Path?
The individualized learning path will be created based on the student's diagnositic assessment. It consists of the following 4 items:
1. Engaging & interactive Lesson
2. Practice Questions
3. Mastery Quiz
4. Progress Check
Does the Math/Language/Reading content meet the Ontario Curriculum Requirements?
Two Ontario Certified elementary teachers vetted the Math/Language/Reading content overlaps the Ontario curriculum requirements sufficiently.
Even though the tutoring software is used internationally (including Canada), it is based on the American curriculum requirements. There are two limitations to the current content:
1. Imperial measurement is used. Metric questions are expected to be incorporated for 2021. Conversion questions will be skipped in the Learning Path. Supplementary metric curriculum is expected to be available for Fall 2020.
2. New Ontario Math Requirements: As these requirements were just recently launched the current math curriculum will not include the following new requirements:
a. Financial literacy
Jack of Sports will be working with Ontario Certified teachers to develop/identify curriculum resources to supplement those two sub topic areas. Tentative deadline is Spring 2021.
*Please note there are still plenty of other universal math skills for your child to cover within each session.
*The tutoring program is set up to supplement the learning of subject skills not to provide or replace a full year of school.
Will there be Parent Consultations/Progress updates?
Parent Consultations will be conducted at the 2nd, mid session (only for the Fall & Spring Sessions) and final lesson. Lessons will be shortened to 45 minutes to accommodate the parent consultations. During the 10 minutes parents will be moved to a private breakout room with the coach to review the child's results on the assessment (2nd day) and progress on the learning path (mid session & final session).
What is WIDA?
WIDA is the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment