ALA Inc. was founded in 1996 by Mr. Angus Lloyd to provide educational services for students who are not achieving success in school. Prior to founding the organization, Angus was a special-education teacher for more than 25 years.

While working as a teacher-diagnostician at the Child Development Centre at the Sick Kids Hospital, he realized that what was needed to increase students' rate of progress through school was a clinical approach of standardized testing followed by prescriptive teaching.