Our History

In 1995 Sherma Jeffrey-Ryan started with the vision of reaching and empowering children through education. First, she focused on the underprivileged children who were failing in the traditional school system. She started tutoring at home and she quickly realized that the need was greater than she had envisioned.  Later, Calgary Learning Institute moved to a larger educational facility with a computer lab and a library to accommodate and enhance the learning experience of many students.


In 2010 CLI partnered with a testing company to deliver the MCAT, and after a few years the company expanded to add more tests. Today Calgary Learning has two fully equipped computer labs with 25 networked computers. It is a Select Testing Site for Pearson Vue and a preferred site for PAN, PSI, Kryterion, Prometric, Scranton, and Assessment Systems. The company has also added external university and college proctoring services and online Information Technology online courses, practice tests and labs. We provide excellent quality training and testing experience for all students.

Our goal is to eliminate poverty through education by offering individualized training programs in English, adult workplace training, computer skills and tutoring to help students and adults gain the skills and confidence to be successful.