mentor

Mentorship goes hand in hand with tutoring

Being a tutor involves much more than just preparing students for tests and exams.  Over my tutoring career, I’ve grown to appreciate that mentoring and counseling goes hand in hand with tutoring. One of my favourite aspects of tutoring is that it allows me to form meaningful relationships with students and their families. I value…

summer tutoring

The benefits of summer tutoring

I often hear students that attend semestered schools complain that they don’t remember much of what they’ve learned in a previous grade since they’ve been away from a particular subject for close to a year. There are times when a student may have math in the first half of the school year, and then only…

problem solving

Guiding through a problem-based approach

When tutoring students, I often use a problem-based approach. I select a variety of problems relevant to the subject matter that range in difficulty from being fairly simple to being very complex. I start by seeing if the student is able to solve the simpler problems before I proceed to the more complex problems/questions. I…