647 694 6858

506-2425 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

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About Us

Una Malcolm is an Ontario Certified Teacher who is passionate about helping children thrive in her role as Director of Bright Light Learners. She specializes in working with children to help them develop both their foundational academic skills, but also their self-confidence and self-image. She focuses on understanding the whole child in order to prioritize highlighting a child's strengths and engaging their interests, while also addressing their needs.


Una holds a Master’s degree in Child Study and Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and is committed to continued professional development. Una has trained extensively in several evidence-based teaching methods, such as Direct Instruction, Lindamood-Bell, and Orton Gillingham. She is a member of the Phono-Graphix Association of Reading Therapists. Additionally, Una is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario. 


Una recognizes that many of her students have complex needs. Her teaching style is warm and supportive while also drawing on humour and fun, and she prioritizes building a child's confidence and self-esteem. Students feel safe and successful in their time with her, which allows them to make clear strides towards their learning goals.

Together with a team of experienced teachers licensed with the Ontario College of Teachers, Una prioritizes providing sound academic remediation in a holistic, engaging, and supportive environment.

 

Certifications

  • M.A. in Child Study and Education (OISE/University of Toronto)

  • Certified Teacher (member of the Ontario College of Teachers)

  • Phono-Graphix Certification (member of the Association of Phono-Graphix Reading Therapists)

Educational Methods

  • Direct Instruction (NIFDI - Eugene, Oregon)

  • Lindamood-Bell

  • Orton Gillingham

Sample Programs Used

  • Direct Instruction (Reading Mastery, Spelling Mastery, Corrective Reading, etc.)

  • Lindamood-Bell (LiPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing/Verbalizing)

  • Phono-Graphix

  • JUMP Math

 
 

"My daughters (now 15 and 18) have been lucky enough to receive the mentoring, academic coaching, and educational support of Una Malcolm over the past 7 years. Una understands that establishing trust and connection with a student is integral to a successful learning relationship. She helps them to see the best in themselves by taking the time to get to know them and hone in on their unique strengths and interests while addressing challenges effectively and thoroughly. She is able to keep them engaged and motivated and knows what drives each child to be their best. She has been such a positive influence in my daughters' lives and they absolutely adore her. So do I. As a parent of children with learning differences, she has provided me with immense moral support and guidance in navigating the school system to find the right support and fit for my children's needs. I have been working in education for 22 years and Una Malcolm is one of the most gifted educators I've ever known."