Tutors & Tours for History

On this page, along with tutors available to teach history as a subject, we also list museums and other places that have tours, exhibits, and other programs for children to learn about specific parts of history.


Paul Harrison — History, Latin, Philosophy, English Writing, Literature — online

Individual or Group lessons. Several years experience working with students in school, homeschool, and university.
Face-to-Face Lessons also available in central Toronto (September-May 1st) and in Ottawa (May-August 31st).
Price: Dependent on class size
Time: Flexible hours, Monday - Friday
Contact: Paul Harrison
Phone: 613-728-7788
Email: pharrison15@yahoo.com
Education: BA (Hon.) English & Classics, MA English, MA Medieval Studies, (ongoing) PhD English

Central and Eastern Ontario

Cynthia Harrison — History, Latin, French, English Writing, Literature — Ottawa area

Individual or Group lessons available, at your home or a location of your preference in the Ottawa Area.
10+ years experience teaching Grades 3 - 6 in Ontario and England.
Years of experience tutoring students between grade 1 and university level (depending on the subject).
Price: Dependent on class size
Time: Flexible hours, Monday - Friday
Contact: Cynthia Harrison
Phone: 613-728-7788
Email: harrisonsoccer@rogers.com
Education: BA History, B.Ed

Paul Harrison — History, Latin, Philosophy, English Writing, Literature — Ottawa

Face-to-Face Lessons available in Ottawa from May 1st to August 31st. See the contact details under the listing for online tutoring.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Paul Harrison — History, Latin, Philosophy, English Writing, Literature — Toronto

Face-to-Face Lessons available in central Toronto from September to May 1st. See the contact details under the listing for online tutoring.

Bata Shoe Museum — Toronto

Additional Teacher Resource website: www.allaboutshoes.ca
The Bata Shoe Museum is a museum that celebrates footwear in downtown Toronto. Their exhibits explore the roles and meanings of footwear. The Bata Shoe Museum also offers exhibits dedicated to the footwear of notable people, footwear of Native North Americans, and shoe-making traditions from around the world. They offer guided programs and self-guided programs for students JK-12, with links to many strands within the Ontario curriculum.  They can accommodate up to 50 students for guided programs.
327 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON
M5S 1W7
To book a field trip, contact:
Phone: 416-979-7799 xt 242
Email: education@batashoemuseum.ca

Medieval Times — history and performing arts — Toronto

Medieval Times is a family-friendly dinner show inspired by 11th century feasts and jousting tournaments, which ties in with the Ontario 4th grade curriculum on medieval history but could also be relevant to the study of music, production, and dramatic arts. In a castle-style decor in Toronto, a medieval-style meal * is served by waiters in historical costume while diners eat with their hands (for historical authenticity) and watch the jousting, horsemanship, swordplay, and other games of skill presented by the Knights in the centre stage.
* vegetarian, kosher and halal versions are available upon request
The 2-hour educational matinees also include a 30-minute interactive seminar, bird of prey meet & greet and demonstration. There is also a bar, dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.
There is a regular (non-group) price, with adult prices starting at age 13 and children under 3 admitted for free if they sit on an adult's lap and share a paying guest's meal. There is also an educational group price (for 15 or more students) with a lower per-person cost for a matinee than for an evening performance or a full menu.
For educational resources (teaching aids and activities), visit www.medievaltimes.com/teachers-students/teachers-guide.html

Southwestern Ontario

North Huron Museum — Wingham

A community museum that celebrates the history of the region and has exhibits on medicine, the military, recreation, CKNX, local industry and more. The children's program is very hands-on, giving them the opportunity to touch and feel artifacts. You can contact them for more information or a program tailored to your specific needs.
Street Address: 273 Josephine Street, Wingham, Ontario
Post Address: Box 1522, Wingham, Ontario, N0G 2W0
Phone: 519-357-1096
Fax: 519-357-1110
Email: nhmuseum@northhuron.ca or northhuronmuseum@northhuron.ca
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