Transforming Learning Difficulties

Unlocking Learning Potential. Improving Cognitive Function.

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About Us

Lisa McKay is a Certified NILD Educational Therapist in Vancouver, BC, Canada with over 14 years of experience in the field of education. Holding a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University, she taught in the Burnaby school district for almost 2 years before moving to the UK. There, she taught for 3 years before moving back to Vancouver in 2002 and focussed on raising a family.

In 2010, she began working for a tutoring company in her neighbourhood. The following year, she started her own tutoring business. She then trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method at Fraser Academy. She saw many students whose ages ranged from 4 to 15, helping them with English, Math and worked with students with Dyslexia. In 2021, Lisa discovered NILD Educational Therapy, a technique used at Fraser Academy. She took Level 1 in the summer of 2021, and Level 2 in the summer of 2022. As part of her learning, Lisa has done extensive reading about structured literacy, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia.

Lisa is a single parent and has two children, 18 and 19, enrolled in post-secondary education.
In her spare time, she enjoys art, gardening, music, and her cats!

Located in Vancouver’s West Side: Lisa works from her home in a cheerful, dedicated space.

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NILD Educational Therapist

Lisa is a Registered NILD Educational Therapist. NILD is a comprehensive and systematic program based on research in neuroscience and the knowledge that the structure of the brain can change. LEARN MORE


Orton–Gillingham Practitioner

The Orton-Gillingham method is a structured, systematic approach to teaching reading and language arts to individuals with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. LEARN MORE


Search & Teach© Provider

Search & Teach© is a prescriptive program that first identifies children who are at risk for learning difficulties, and then uses a range of activities to prevent those difficulties. LEARN MORE

“Our educational system is in sore need of a better understanding of individual differences and of how to teach each individual child in the way that best suits them.”

— Dr. Samuel T. Orton

Co–Founder of the Orton-Gillingham method

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Limitless Thinkers
Transforming Learning Difficulties

Lisa McKay, BEd
Vancouver Certified Educational Therapist

• Registered NILD Educational Therapist
• Orton–Gillingham Practitioner
Search & Teach© Provider

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