Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not.
We help students and families who are affected by ADHD and executive functioning difficulties achieve academic and personal success by providing evidence-based strategies, advocacy, cheerleading, and support from the heart. We provide more than just coaching— we change lives :
We go above and beyond.
We are change-makers and cheerleaders.
We go beyond listening--- we hear from the heart.
We meet students where they're at and partner with them to build their skills & confidence.
We seamlessly integrate intuition and action.
We follow through and get it done.
We believe that success is fluid and can be achieved by everyone.
We believe in fairness, honesty and accountability.
Our Qualified Team
All of our Coaches and Tutors have broad, rich and varied backgrounds in related fields, such as education, psychology and human relations. After navigating our highly selective hiring process and successfully completing our specially-designed Brightside training course, our team holds extensive knowledge about coaching, executive functions, ADHD, learning disabilities, and building important and impactful relationships with students and families. They also gain access to an enormous database of strategies and academics supports, as well as regular opportunities for professional development.
Meet Our Founding Director
Robin Bernstein, B.A., B.Ed.
Robin holds a B.A. from Concordia University, a B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa and is also a Certified ADHD Coach for teens and college students. She has over 10 years of experience teaching and coaching students with ADHD, learning disabilities and Aspergers, as well as working with at-risk youth and students who have difficulty with motivation and self-esteem. After working in the education sector for several years, Robin identified two extremely worrisome trends that she felt would be very important to address: (1) students were becoming lost in the crowd as a result of large class sizes, overworked teachers, and procedural and policy limitations, and (2) youth were increasingly experiencing social issues, had negative self-images, and felt helplessness and hopelessness. She understood that youth were in great need of guidance and support, and as a result, founded Brightside Learning, its main goal to ensure that students have access to an all-encompassing support service that they help design and are accountable to, thus being able to achieve their greatest potential.