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Lessen School Stress.

  • do you want scholarships?
  • do you feel anxious before tests or exams?
  • do struggle with your school workload?
  • are you worried about failing?
  • do you stress about keeping up?
  • do you want your student to find scholarships to help pay school?
  • does your teen have poor study habits or lack effective study know-how?
  • does your student struggle with time management and prioritization?
  • do you now your student experiences test anxiety?
  • do you worry about how your child will function once they get to university or college? 
  • do you worry about your child's academic and personal progress?
Let us help!
Our coaches are experts in helping high school and university students find their footing.
Our goal is simple.
To help students succeed by building resiliency and confidence.   

Our Team

Coaches. Education Specialists. Learning Strategists.

Joyce E. Kennedy, PhD, CTD

J. Leigh Gillis, MEd

We are a mother, daughter team with many years of combined experience in education, teaching, student coaching, conducting assessments and developing learning strategies.   


As experienced educators, our strongest value is helping people grow and experience personal progress as they gain confidence and skills.  We're on a mission to help students succeed by shedding the stress that holds them back!

We are members of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)

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Our Expertise

Student Success


English Language

Reading & Tutoring

Assessments & Screenings

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The decline in learning is real.

The decline in learning means that compared to even two decades ago, many children today are not reaching their full learning potential.  This is because many children have developed gaps in their learning due to the pandemic or other interruptions to schooling.

For children this will have a negative impact on different areas of their development, from school performance to self-esteem.  At home parents may see their children frustrated, struggling with homework, reading, and their desire to complete academic work.   

At Education Advantage we help stop the decline in learning.  We augment our services using additional screening tools where necessary to identify strengths and weaknesses in executive functioning and attention skills. We find exactly where a child’s learning gaps occur and provide a customized learning plan.

Our primary goal is to reassure you with a plan that will help your child succeed.

School's out

The Journey Towards Healthy Functioning Begins on the Path of Understanding. Begin Your Journey Today.

"Education advantage gave me affirmation for everything I had been wondering about and struggling with. Leigh and Joyce were lovely, so easy to talk to and share with. They took all my concerns seriously and handled everything professionally".


The Assessment gave us peace of mind. We wanted an assessment for our daughter. Education Advantage gave us great strategies to help her address her academic weaknesses over the summer. She is now a thriving and happy student. 

- Kerry & Peter

“The assessment allowed me to understand the areas I struggle with most, and provided a specific tool/technique that I could implement immediately to address my specific need.  I'd highly recommend this process to anyone looking for more clarity.”

- Julie

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