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Patrick ' Success Story (2018/12 - 2020/1)


Current Status: Attending the first year at the University of Toronto

Career Goal: Computer Science

University Offers Received:  University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa, UOIT and the University Of Toronto.

Completed Courses: ESLDO, ESLEO, SCH3U, SBI3U, LKBDU, MHF4U, ENG3U, SCH4U, ENG4U, MCV4U, SPH4U

Average Grade: High 90

Patrick always wanted to come to Canada. His goal was to study at a top university. His aim was to become an engineering and the second goal to get into computer science. Patrick did well in almost all of his courses. He excelled in subjects like math, science and computers. However, he needed some help in preparing for IELTS. Patrick took part in the Canadian Computing Competition as well as the EUCLID Math competition held by the University of Waterloo and was among the top-ranking students of the year.

Patrick ' Pathway to Success

Patrick managed his time well in school. He took advantage of the computers after school to complete all his projects. He was always practising his work trying his best succeed. Patrick really benefited from the after school OSSLT classes offered at TIA. Patrick also made avail of the university application help form the councillors which ultimately helped him decide on his final goal. Patrick got University offer letters from several universities but, is finally going to go to the University of Toronto.

Zack' Success Story (2018/1 - 2020/1)


Current Status: First year at University of Toronto

Career Goal: Health Science

University Offers Received:  Brock University, University of Waterloo, Ryerson University and the University Of Toronto.

Completed Courses: ESLCO, ESLDO, SCH3U, SBI3U, ENG3U, SCH4U, MHF4U, ESLEO, LKBDU, ENG4U,

MCV4U, SBI4U

Average Grade: High 90

Zack joined TIA from China, he was a very dedicated student. His transition to TIA was easy with the help of our flexible admission options. Zack’s English-speaking skills were very good from the get-go this worked to his advantage. However, he still needed to take the IELTS test so worked hard to improve himself. Zack was a part of the student council and this gave him many opportunities to interact with the other students building his confidence.   

Zack' Pathway to Success

Zack was a good student always maintained a high score in all his subjects. He was able to fast track his education by taking summer school, night classes and online classes. His only main worry was getting a high IELTS score. TIA IELTS prep classes held on weekends benefited him a lot. He was able to get help in the areas he needed improvement. Zack wrote the test recently at TIA. He was finally able to reach his goal of getting into the program of his choice at The University of Toronto.  

Mathew' Success Story (2018/12 - 2020/1)

Mathew Success Story (Dec 18 – March 20)

Current Status: Accepted by University of Toronto

Career Goal: Information & Technology

University Offers Received:  Ryerson University, Brock University and the University Of Toronto.

Completed Courses: PLF4M, SNC1P, ENG3C, MPM2D, MFM1P, PLF4M, CHV2O, MCR3U, ENG3U, SNC2P, AVI2O, ENG4U, BOH4M

Average Grade: High 80

Mathew joined TIA from a public school. He was struggling to cope with his high school courses because of problems associated with overcrowding in public-school classrooms. Mathew wanted to focus on his courses and was seeking for a personalized teaching method. After his transcripts were evaluated, he immediately got admission at TIA. 

Mathew' Pathway to Success

Mathew started with TIA in grade 10. He noticed the difference in school atmosphere almost right away. Mathew was able to learn in a way that was unique to his style.  He worked hard at school especially in subjects like Math and Business class. Mathew had a personal setback but, overcame it slowly. He had to take some time away from school during a semester. Mathew benefited from the flexible schedule offered by TIA.  On his return, he was able to catch up with the help of some extra classes after school. Mathew also took a few online courses to help him make up for the lost time. He recently got an offer from the University Of Toronto and is very excited to join them.

Dang' Success Story (2018/4 - 2020/3)

Current Status: First year at University of Toronto

Career Goal: Computer Engineering

University Offers Received:  University of Ottawa, Carlton University, Concordia University, and the University Of Toronto.

Completed Courses: ESLEO, SPH3U, ENG3U, MDM4U, ENG4U, MHF4U, SPH4U, BOH4M, LPVDU, MCV4U, ICS4U

Average Grade: High 80

Dang, came to TIA from Vietnam, He had big dreams to study abroad and study Computer Science. At first, he found it very hard to integrate into Canadian culture. Once he got accustomed to the school and made friends he began to improve. Dang took part in a number of school activities. He participated in the TIA sports day playing soccer and won a medal of participation for his team. 

Dang' Pathway to Success

Dang was determined to succeed and worked hard on his courses. Dang took nearly 10 high school credits at TIA. These included summer school, night school and some online classes. His main struggle was with improving his English, Dang was able to practice ESL with the help of the teachers and finally took the IELTS test at TIA which he found very convenient. He maintained high grades in all his courses. Dang applied to three universities through the guidance of the TIA councillors. He finally  reached his goal and  got into the Computer Science program at the University Of Toronto.

Natalie' Success Story (2018/12 - 2020/4)

Current Status: First year at Mc Master University

Career Goal: Engineering

University Offers Received:  Mc Master University, University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa and the University Of Toronto.

Completed Courses: ENG4U, SPH4U, HFA4U, MCV4U, BOH4M, LKBDU, OSSLT

Average Grade: High 90

Natalie transferred to TIA from a public school. Since it was her first time studying in Canada, she didn’t know how to cope with the education system. She found herself being overwhelmed by not being able to adapt well and was unhappy with her low grade-average score, despite all her hard work. Natalie was frustrated and was looking for a school with a more focused environment and small class size. Natalie wanted to avoid any interruptions to education and was able to get an admission at TIA due to our flexible admission options. The councillors evaluated all her transcripts from the previous school and granted her equivalencies for 33 credits. 

Natalie' Pathway to Success

As a shy student, Natalie benefited a lot at TIA she was able to adapt well and be more confident and communicate better in a small class setting. Natalie took a few online courses to stay on track to completing her high school graduation requirements. She remained focused and concentrated on her grades maintaining a high grade-average. She applied to a number of universities and recently got an acceptance letter from Mc Master University. 

Lucy L' Success Story (2015/1 - 2016/9)

I am a fourth-year student studying accounting specialist and economics major at the University of Toronto, Canada. I have been coming to Canada for almost 5 years. I remember when I first came to Canada because I was studying in a high school back in China which I came across the school ’s international class project by chance. After listening to the sharing of the senior students and the TIA introduction, I decided to come to TIA to study and made a wish that I want to succeed in college like the senior students.

After coming to TIA, the teachers in the school are very responsible, and the teaching content, as well as the method, is also very suitable for foreign students. Therefore, when I first arrived in Canada, I did not feel any difficulties in academic. My first homestay was an Italian family which picked by TIA. My homestay was very nice and they took good care of me. The enriched experiences of taking good care of students made me feel comfortable here. By accompanying by TIA teachers and classmates, I also successfully realized my dream and got the offer from the University of Toronto. I do not regret coming to study in Canada and having an awesome study experience in TIA! !

Lucy L' Pathway to Success

Sana' Success Story (2019/4 - 2020/3)

Current Status: First year at Ryerson University

Career Goal: Child and Youth Psychology

University Offers Received: Ryerson University, University of Toronto and  Brock University 

Completed Courses: ENG4U, EWC4U, HFA4U, MCR3U, BOH4M, PLF4M, HSB4U, OSSLT

Average Grade: High 80

Sana joined TIA from the UAE. She was able to apply for a student permit and make a smooth transition from Dubai with, the help of a TIA acceptance letter. She began school right away unlike other schools by taking advantage of our flexible admission policy. TIA councillors evaluated her transcript from the UAE and gave her an equivalency for 23 credits. She was then given basic assessments tests, guided and finally enrolled in the appropriate high school courses to fast-track her education. 

Sana' Pathway to Success

An international student, Sana required a lot of assistance and was provided with the help in math tutoring, homework, OSSLT prep, IELTS prep as well as volunteer hours. Sana worked hard to attain the required courses for her post-secondary program of choice. She completed courses in both the Mississauga and Oakville campuses. Sana took a few night classes as well as online courses to stay on track to completing her high school graduation requirements. In addition, she was able to complete all her volunteer requirements at the school as well. Sana applied to a number of universities and recently got an acceptance letter from Ryerson University and Trent University. Her final decision is to go to Ryerson University.

Kim' Success Story (2018/7 - 2019/6)

Current status: 2nd Year University Guelph

Career Goal: Pharmaceuticals

University Offer Received: Waterloo University, Mc Master University and University of Toronto

Completed Courses: ESLEO, ENG3U, SPH3U, SBI3U, SCH3U, ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SBI4U, SPH4U

Average Grade: High 90

Kim came to Canada from Vietnam to finish high school and to go to a top university in Canada. 

Kim' Pathway to Success


Kim was an extremely dedicated and hardworking student nominated for Student of the Semester award by three teachers.

He was the top student in all of his classes and due to his outstanding academic performance became the valedictorian at our TIA 2019 graduation ceremony.

Kim took part in several school activities including the student council and was always willing to help other students after school.

Received a Certificate of Distinction after participating in Waterloo’s EUCLID Mathematics Contest.

Kim was able to get offer letters from three top universities in order to pursue his dream.

Alex' Success Story (2017/9 - 2019/6)

Current Status: 2nd Year at University of Toronto

University Offers Received: University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, University of Guelph and Brock University

Career Goal: Civil Engineering

Completed Courses: ESLEO, ENG3U, ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, LKBDU, HFC3M, OLC4O

Average Grade: High 90

Started at TIA in September of 2017. Alex joined us from China. His aim was to join one of the top Universities in Canada. The teachers and counsellors worked with Alex and were able to guide him to select the right program and help him to reach his educational goal.


Alex' Pathway to Success

Alex Pathway to Success

Alex was a great student. Alex was also a part of the student council. His hard work and dedication enabled him to acquire a high grade average in high school.

Alex was among many to receive a certificate for participating in Waterloo’s EUCLID Math's Contest.

Paul' Success Story (2016/9 - 2019/6)

Current status: 2nd Year University of Toronto

Career Goal: Computer Science

Completed Courses: ESLBO, MPM2D, ESLCO, MCR3U, CHC2D, GWL3O, SNC2D, ESLDO, ESLEO, AVI3M, ENG3U, HFC3M, CHV2O, GLC2O, CLU3M, SCH3U, MHF4U, LKBDU, SCH4U, BOH4M, ENG4U, MCV4U, SPH3U, SPH4U, OLC4O


Paul came to Canada to finish high school and to go to a top university in Canada. Paul started in TIA as a grade 10 student.  He was able to make friends and become more comfortable with the teachers. He was a shy but very dedicated student. The small class size at TIA helped Paul by enabling him to ask questions easily and learn at his own pace.

Paul' Pathway to Success

As an international student, he needed help to improve his English skills. The teachers at TIA worked with him and he gradually showed significant improvement over the 3 years, which ultimately helped his IELTS test score when he wrote his English proficiency test in the twelfth grade. While in the school he participated in the Waterloo EUCLID math contest. He also took part in many activities at school.

Studying in Canada for 3 years has also helped Paul get accustomed to Canadian culture, benefiting him immensely with his comfortability in university life.

Paul entered the Computer Science, at the University of Toronto in Mississauga, which is a beautiful campus ground in our city, and just a short 5-minute drive from TIA!

Louis' Success Story (2017/9 - 2019/6)

Current Status: First year at the University of Ottawa

University Offers Received:  University of Ottawa, Carlton University and University of Toronto

Career Goal: Civil Engineering

Completed Courses: ESLEO, ENG3U, ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, LKBDU, HFC3M, OLC4O

Average Grade: High 90

Started at TIA in September of 2017. Louis was concerned about improving his English when he first joined the school. Over the two years, he was able to improve his English with the help of his teachers in ESL classes.

Louis' Pathway to Success


Louis was a good student enjoyed working together in a group to come up with creative solutions in class for Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

He also had a passion for music and played the guitar for the school talent contest.

Louis was among many to receive a certificate for participating in Waterloo’s EUCLID Math's Contest.

Yoyo' Success Story (2018/9 - 2019/6)

Current Status: Leiden University (Netherlands)

Career Goal: Archeology

Completed Courses: ENG4U, HSB4U, HFA4U, LKBDU, HRT3M, HRT3, CPW4U, GLC2O, CLU3M, BBB4M, PLF4M, CPW4U, CHC2D, CLU3M

Yoyo came to Canada in January 2018 to complete her high school from China.

She had a great passion for learning History. She was a dedicated, hardworking and attentive student but was struggling with her English.

Yoyo' Pathway to Success


She was shy at first but, her teachers began to notice that she took a leadership role in the classroom while also being helpful to her peers.

Her dedication enabled her to successfully complete grade 11 & 12 courses and get admission from a couple of top universities in Canada but eventually decided to move to Europe.

Obaidullah' Success Story (2018/9 - 2019/6)

Current Status: 1st year at Ryerson University

Career Goal: Engineer

Completed Courses: MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, HFA4U, SBI4U

Obaidullah started at TIA in September of 2018. He was generally a shy and quiet student.

Obaidullah’s brothers were ex-students at TIA who successfully graduated a few years ago.

Obaidullah' Pathway to Success


Since Obaidullah transferred from a local school to TIA he found that smaller class size and more focused education was what really helped him achieve his goal.

With the help of TIA teachers and counsellors, Obaidullah was able to excel in his studies and achieve a good GPA.

He got accepted by several top universities and was successfully able to enrol into the program of his choice.

Subeen' Success Story (2018/9 - 2019/6)

Current Status: 1st year Mc Master University

Career Goal: MELD Humanities

Completed Courses: ESLDO, ESLEO waived, ENG3U, MCR3U, ENG4U, AVI4M, BOH4M, MHF4U,

MCV4U, LKKDU, OLC4O

Subeen was originally enrolled in an ESL program at Sheridan College. She had paid her tuition, and she was set to begin in September of 2018; but at the last moment, she changed her mind. She decided to join TIA so that she could study and go to university.

Subeen' Pathway to Success

Pathway to Success:


Subeen had only 10 months to help prepare for her university program. At first, her level of English was quite poor, so she started with less-challenging courses. She worked very hard, and was able to improve her English and achieve great marks in all of her courses.

Her IELTS score was 4.5 in the beginning. With the help of teachers and staff, she went up to 5.5 by the end of March 2019 **ESLEO was waived by the Principal

She did a few night school programs and online courses to speed up her studies and meet the application deadline. Her overall grades were high, and she received an admission letter to the McMaster Science with (ESL) program.

Linh' Success Story (2017/4 - 2018/6)

Current Status: 1st Year Ryerson University

Career Goal: Clinical Psychology

Completed Courses: ESLEO, ENG3U, SPH3U, SBI3U, SCH3U, MCR3U, ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SBI4U, SPH4U

Linh joined us form Vietnam and was looking to gain a university degree in one of North America’s best universities, Linh came to Canada to finish high school.

Linh’s program of choice required her to quickly complete many courses in grade 11 and 12. She started with ESLEO and Math in the summer.

Linh' Pathway to Success

With the help of teaches she was able to complete grade 11 & 12 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, and English in 10 months and get into the program of her choice in Ryerson University. Linh had an opportunity to meet with the Mayor of Mississauga for the International Women’s Day 2018

This year her brother joined TIA in grade 9.

Seema ' Success Story (2017/4 - 2017/6)

Current Status: 1st Year Waterloo University Health Science

Career Goal: Doctor or Engineer

Completed Courses: ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SCI4U & SPUH

Seema joined us from Jordan. Seema’s brother graduated from TIA in June of 2015

Followed in her brother’s footsteps after he received multiple universities offers to various engineering programs.

Seema ' Pathway to Success


Due in part to her outstanding academic performance and school spirit, Seema was invited to attend the Mayor’s International Women’s Day Breakfast 2017

Involved in multiple extra-curricular activities & including student council.

Kin' Success Story (2016/9 - 2017/6)

Current Status: 1st year at University of Waterloo

Career Goal: Actuary

Completed Courses: ESLEO, ENG3U, ENG4U, MHF4U, MDM4M, MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U

  • Started at TIA in August of 2016
  • Top student in all of his classes, including English.
  • Tutored other students even after he completed all of his volunteer hours.
  • Nominated for Student of the Semester award by three teachers.
  • Received a Certificate of Distinction after participating in Waterloo’s EUCLID Mathematics Contest.

Kin' Pathway to Success

Kin applied to both the Universities below.

  • University of Waterloo for Mathematics.
  • University of Toronto for Physical and Environmental Science

He received acceptance letters to both the Universities and decided to pursue his studies in Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

Saif' Success Story (2016/9 - 2017/6)

Current Status: 1st year at University of Guelph

Career Goal: Doctor

Completed Courses: ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SBI4U & PLF4M

  • Saif’s older brother graduated from TIA in June of 2016
  • Poor performance in most classes from not getting along with teachers.
  • Although well mannered, has a strong personality, which some people may misinterpret as condescending.
  • Saif’s performance increased significantly due in part to smaller class sizes, helpful teachers and admin staff, and a renewed sense of hope and motivation.
  • Counsellors remained in regular contact with Saif’s parents, who in turn also helped keep him on track.

    Saif' Pathway to Success

    Saif applied to two Universities below.

    • University of Guelph for Biomedical Science & Biological Science.
    • McMaster University for Life Science.

    Saif was one spot away from making it into McMaster’s most competitive program: Health Science however, he was accepted in University of Guelph and studying medicine there.

    Kevin' Success Story (2016/9 - 2017/6)

    Current Status: 1st year at Brock University

    Career Goal: Teacher

    Completed Courses: ESLEO, ENG3U, ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U, HFA4U, LKBDU

    • Poor study habits
    • Fell even further behind in some of his courses due to a one-week hospitalization before the winter break
    • Despite passing the literacy test, could not achieve the 6.5 IELTS requirement
    • By the end of May, did not receive any university offers
    • TIA counsellors worked hard to find him an offer

    Kevin' Pathway to Success
    • Counselors helped Kevin apply to remaining university programs through the OUAC Admission Information Service once it opened in June
    • Within one week, received admission from Lakehead and Brock University
    • Kevin (and staff) were relieved that he would not need to repeat another year.

    Kevin is currently pursuing his goal of becoming a teacher and is studying at Brock University.

    Irem' Success Story (2016/9 - 2017/6)

    Current Status: Completing Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Culinary Management at George Brown College

    Career Goal: Entrepreneur

    Completed Courses: ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SPH4U, SCH4U, & SBI4U

    • Irem plans on starting a family owned bakery back in Turkey. She had an entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for baking.
    • Irem’s transferred to (T.I.A) from public school board. She needed to return back to Turkey by the end of second semester and wanted to complete her courses faster.
    • Positive attitude, and well loved by her peers
    • Excellent study habits
    • Passed literacy test with an impressive score of 345
    • Showed some difficultly in math due to a sleeping disorder
    • Teachers accommodated Irem by giving extra time to make up her assignments.
    • Took advantage of TIA’s online courses to ensure she completed all of her Grade 12 requirements.
    • Completed ENG4U online once she returned back to Turkey.

    Irem' Pathway to Success

    Irem applied to the college below

    • George Brown College for Culinary Management

    Irem was accepted by George Brown to study culinary management and trilled to follow her dream of opening a bakery back home in Turkey someday.

    Thomas' Success Story (2014/8 - 2015/6)

    Current Status: Third year at York’s Schulich School of Business 

    Career Goal: North American Multinational Corporation - Global Division

    Completed Courses: ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U, BOH4M, HSB4U, HFA4U

    • Completed two summer courses at TIA before deciding to enroll as a full-time student for his senior year.
    • As a typical teenager, Thomas was immature and unmotivated to study.
    • Left previous school due to poor interaction with teachers.
    • Counsellors, teachers, and parents worked together to ensure Thomas remained on track and progressed in his studies.
    • Received a scholarship due to high average.

    Well into his third year, Thomas’ current average is now over 80 percent.

    Thomas' Pathway to Success

    Thomas applied to all the four Universities below.

    • York University for Business Administration.
    • McMaster University for Business.
    • University of Western for Management and Organizational Studies.
    • University of Toronto for Management (Rotman).


    He received acceptance letters from York, Mc Masters and University of Western and choose to register at York University to advance his career.