Help students improve their grades and prospects of being admitted to a reputable university program.
Provide students with supplementary resources such as worksheets, review packages, practice tests and exams.
Offer in-home tutoring or able to meet at a public library or coffee shop.
Provide free consultations and diagnostic assessments.
OVERVIEW OF TUTORING APPROACH
The one-on-one tutoring that I provide is highly individualized, and involves continuously accessing my students to see how they are progressing. From the first session, I use diagnostic assessments to identify a student’s strengths and gaps in knowledge. Each tutoring session is tailored to meet the specific needs of the student. I believe that every student is different and requires a unique approach to reach his or her highest potential. I use an inquiry-based approach, which involves guiding students through problems and allowing them to discover principles. I encourage students to come to a solution on their own and act as a facilitator of learning. In addition to my lessons, I also provide my students with supplementary resources in order to maximize their chances of success; at the end of each session, I assign homework exercises that are intended to reinforce understanding. I regularly provide my students with descriptive feedback and provide parents/guardians with progress reports and consultation. I am invested in the success of my students and strive to motivate them to do the best that they can. When necessary, I help students develop organizational skills and effective study habits.
Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn. ―Xunzi
I often teach the material of a course to a student before he or she takes that course in school. This leads to the student doing much better in the course, since he or she is already familiar with the concepts that will be covered. This allows the student to dedicate more time to focusing on the more challenging concepts and skills needed to do exceptionally well, rather than spending time understanding the underlying concepts of the course. Having taught most of the high school math and science courses, I’ve noticed that the pace of some of these courses is too fast for many of the students that take them, and this leads to many of them not doing as well as they could.
The headstart program has produced very good results over the years. Almost every student that has been part of it has ended up with over 90% in the course that they covered with me. Students that have been part of my headstart program have told me that they felt much more confident in class because they were rarely confused with what was being taught and could answer most of the teacher’s questions.
Apart from offering in-home tutoring, I also offer online tutoring to students that may be outside of my in-home tutoring range, or might prefer online sessions instead of meeting in person. I offer online sessions to international students that are planning on studying in Canada, but do not yet live in Canada; this allows them to get a head start on their studies. My online sessions are administered via Zoom. The advantage of using Zoom is that it allows me and the student to share screens. I use a Surface Pro tablet along with OneNote to annotate when I’m teaching online. I share resources such as handouts, assignments, quizzes, and tests with my students through google drive. Some students that I tutor have a Surface Pro or iPad which allows them to fill out handouts that I share with them and send them to me for checking. Another option is for them to just take images of their completed work and send it to me.
Jeff is an amazing teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and engaging. Not only is Jeff a teacher in a school board and therefore knows the Ontario curriculum, he has his own tutoring business. Thank you! We say thank you because every student can use extra help, and as parents we know how challenging it is to find a tutor that is as good as Jeff. From a family perspective, we also appreciate the time and support he gave to our child who is in grade 11 math. From a parental perspective, it was wonderful to see how engaged she was, and how many questions she asked. It was so nice to see that they (our daughter and Jeff) worked together as a team to turn this incredibly challenging Covid times into a great success. Thank you!
Mr. G is Alberts favourite teacher so he's also mine
Jeff has been tutoring my son for the past year and a half, both in-person and online. Last school year, with Jeff’s help, my son achieved excellent results in Grade 11 subjects (Functions, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry). I was so impressed with Jeff’s professionalism, teaching strategies, and pleasant manner that it was an easy decision to continue having him tutor my son during Grade 12 (currently for Biology and Chemistry). As a parent, I feel blessed to have found Jeff! My son’s level of stress has gone down, as he is able to ask Jeff to clarify any difficult concepts. Jeff is well prepared with detailed lessons and practice work on every chapter. He helps with homework and assignments and does it all with patience and care. My son has improved not only his grades (i.e., 94 in Gr. 11 Bio, and 88 in Gr. 11 Chemistry), but also his work habits. I truly believe, that having Jeff tutor my son has been one of the best things I could have done for my son’s future and for my own sanity. Thank you Jeff for changing lives one student at the time!
Jeff has been tutoring my daughter for her high school science and maths since grade 9. He is very patient, professional, and tailor makes the tutoring session for my daughter’s specific needs. He is the best tutor we have ever had. Highly recommend.
Jeff has been tutoring me for two years, for both grade 11 and grade 12. He is excellent at explaining and breaking down core concepts in math and science. He is an excellent teacher, and you won't be disappointed.
Jeff has been tutoring Math and Science to my high school daughters for 3 years. We are happy with his attention to detail and his diligence. Both of my daughters are strong students but felt that they needed a bit of help to make Math and Science "stick". Jeff was excellent at reviewing the curriculum with them and preparing them for tests and exams. My oldest daughter did so well she was accepted into an excellent school in the US.