About Us

Founder of Fundamental Learning

Liisa Freure is an Ontario certified teacher with a Master of Education degree from University of Toronto – OISE – and over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Liisa’s experience trying to reach struggling students in her classroom and parenting her own children with learning challenges, led her to become certified as an education advocate, a CERI Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, and an Accredited Training Fellow with the Orton-Gillingham Academy. 

Liisa passionately embraces the idea that learning is truly a lifelong journey, and she has continued to expand and enrich her understanding of language, literacy, and learning, which has included extensive professional development, training in various programs, and a deep study of linguistics and Structured Word Inquiry (SWI). She has been actively involved with the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association since 2007 and has served in various roles including two terms as President. 

Liisa runs a private educational consulting and tutoring practice for students of all ages, conducts workshops, speaks at conferences, and provides guidance, support, and training to schools and organizations, as well as individual parents, teachers, and other professionals in literacy and language (OG, Structured Literacy, and SWI) both in-person and virtually. 




We teach students of all ages – and that includes teachers!

Whether you are a teacher curious about the Science of Reading and Learning and how it can help you reach all of your students, a school administrator looking for professional development for your staff, a client looking to further develop your reading and writing skills, or a parent looking for help for your child, – we are here to help.


Offering a wide variety of workshop topics to choose from or we can custom design a learning experience just for your group!

Orton-Gillingham Training

Providing high quality training by an Orton-Gillingham Academy Accredited Training Fellow at the Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels for teachers, parents, tutors, and other professionals.


Liisa Freure is a regular speaker at local, national, and international conferences. She is available to speak in person or virtually on a wide variety of literacy related topics.


Offering consultation services to schools, clinics, and individuals. We can provide customized professional development, help support curriculum design and implementation, and guide and support staff as they refine their practice.


Working with students of all ages and all levels – from preschool to graduate school!

Practicum & Mentoring

Supporting teachers and tutors as they apply their newly learned skills. Matching trainees with students.

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