summer course

Taking a summer course

The advantage of taking a credit course over the summer in school or online is that it lightens one’s course load during the school year. Students that plan on taking all three sciences in grade 11 or 12, as well as all three maths in grade 12 tend to take a course over the summer.…

Tutoring Agencies

The tutoring landscape

When I first started to work as a tutor many years ago, I started off by working for mainstream tutoring agencies that were the most advertised. It didn’t take me long to realize that most of these companies were focused more on the business side of things rather than on student success and tutor satisfaction.…

What makes a great tutor?

The qualities of a great tutor are similar to those of a great classroom teacher. Just like a great teacher, a great tutor is caring and tries to identify with the needs of her students. A great tutor not only cares about the academic success of her students but also about their overall well-being. This…