Oxford Learning…

A few weeks ago, I was approached by Oxford Learning about working with them on a marketing campaign.

It was a no-brainer for me.

You see…I owe a lot to that place.

It was the end of grade two and Spiderman just wasn’t “getting” it. His teachers adored him. Loved his smile and gentle ways but academically…it wasn’t working. He couldn’t read, couldn’t rhyme, had trouble with patterns and couldn’t…for the life of him…understand “opposites.”

For Spiderman, the opposite of “up” was “not up.” The opposite of “big”…”not big.”

Oxford Learning saved the day! A year of tutoring had him caught up with his peers…giving him the tools he needed for his particular style of learning. In no time, his confidence grew and I watched him change before my eyes. He excelled in the classroom.

He no longer struggles.

When Oxford’s Head Office approached me about a campaign…at the time, not realizing my connection…I had no problem getting on board. I believe in their organization and am more than happy to put my voice behind it!

Starting this month, Oxford Learning and Curtains are Open have teamed together. From time to time, I’ll post an update on the Curtains are Open Facebook and Twitter feeds asking YOU about homework…seeking your advice on our kids and education…quite possibly, asking a math question or two! On Facebook, I’ll link the status update back to Oxford’s Facebook page and on Twitter, I’ll reference @OxfordLearning and #OxfordKnows in the tweet.

Please join me in welcoming Oxford Learning to Curtains are Open! I’m looking forward to being more engaged with what’s in my children’s backpacks and hearing your various views on homework and education…maybe even learning a thing or two in the process!

To kick off the campaign…the Bedford, Halifax and Hammonds Plains offices of Oxford Learning are offering a giveaway to the local readers of Curtains are Open.

The winner will be able to pick from one of the prize packs below:

  • One month of Little Readers Preschool Program (Value $315)
  • One week of Summer Camp for ages 5-12 (Value $250)
  • One Study Skills or Get Organized Boot Camp for students in Grades 7-12 (Value $200)
  • One Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment (Value $325)
Here’s how you can win…
  1. Visit the Oxford Learning Centre website. Spend a moment poking around while learning about what Oxford offers. (While you’re at it, you may want to do a search for your local office and follow them on Facebook or Twitter!)
  2. Come back to Curtains are Open and make a comment on this post about something you found interesting from Oxford’s website. Make sure to add your email address and name so I know how to contact you.
  3. If you haven’t already done so, “Like” the Curtains are Open’s Facebook page or Follow me on Twitter so you can see my updates and join in on the conversation (BTW…Liking or Following isn’t a requirement for winning the prize!)
  4. Share this post with your friends to get an extra ballot! (Just add another comment letting me know you shared it via Facebook, Twitter, Email or other means and I’ll put your name in the draw a second time!)
  1. The giveaway will be open from now until Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at ten a.m (my time!)
  2. Winner will be chosen using random.org and notified by email.
  3. Only comments on this post are eligible to win. Comments on other posts, Facebook or Twitter, while appreciated, are not considered.
  4. Only one comment per reader is eligible for entry into the contest PLUS, a second entry if you “Share” the blog post (you can share by clicking on the “share” options on the bottom of the post, by sharing the link on the “Curtains” Facebook page, or re-tweeting the tweet on Twitter.)
  5. The winner will choose one prize from the packages listed above.
  6. This is a “local” giveaway meaning that the prize package must be applied at either the Bedford, Halifax or Hammonds Plains locations of Oxford Learning.

17 Replies to “Oxford Learning…”

  1. I actually didn’t know they had summer camps! And they sound fun :)) great initiative Colleen!

  2. Love the Little Readers Power Hour! Perfect for my littlest man!

    Who knew that kids after the age of 12 will lose some of their ability to learn music or a sport! Don’t know what we would do without those!

    Thanks Colleen and enjoy working with them!

  3. I quite like their mantra in dealing with ADHD… Before you medicate, educate!

  4. I just learned that they offer help for kids in French Immersion – Academie Oxford! This is good to know!

  5. The “Get Organized Boot Camp” could be just the ticket to get my two back on track! I had no idea that this kind of program is available….. Thanks Colleen!

  6. For some reason I thought Oxford Learning was just for Language Arts. Didn’t realize they tutored Math as well. Also now wondering if my little one is ready for Primary in the Fall after reading about their Little Readers program.

  7. I just learned that they offer a program for French Immersion students and summer programs too!! I know where my kids will be this summer…I’ll be so popular! haha

  8. I absolutely love Oxford learning and I could go on and on as both my children attended there and it gave them a great advantage when starting school as they attended the Little Readers Program! They taught me to stay in touch with their teachers so I know what is going in and not be surprised at patent/teacher confetence. I have also shared this.

  9. I think their focus on learning skills, not just learning facts, sounds wonderful! Great partnership!

  10. I had no idea that Oxford Learning has an office in Bedford! Good to know. My middle child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD so we may be calling soon (I’ll wait and see if I win first though ;)).

  11. Great to have a better understanding of what is offered. So many programs we could use! Thank you Colleen!

  12. Loved the short video ads. I wish my guy was as interested in his homework as he is in video games. If Oxford Learning could accomplish that…I would be thrilled!!

  13. I actually didn’t know they did ages 3 – 6. I was thinking just “school aged” children. But it makes sense to start earlier! “Children aged three to six years experience a dramatic rate of growth in the front part of the brain that governs organizational behaviors.”

    Very interesting! I know where I will turn to if my 2 ever struggle!

  14. I didnt realize they start at age 3!!! I figured it was just school aged children! Great to know. “Children aged three to six years experience a dramatic rate of growth in the front part of the brain that governs organizational behaviors.”

  15. Contest is closed! Thanks everyone. A winner has been chosen and will be notified by email. (They’re welcome to make a comment about winning when they find out!)