About Book Smart Tutors

Our Philosophy for Tutoring

Our goal is to see our students build self confidence, acquire new skills and achieve academic success at school. Unlike learning centers that gear their lessons to larger groups, our tutors plan their lessons around the unique needs of your child.

How can the tutors help?

Below are some areas that our tutors can help the students in:

1. Homework help – Further explanation or clarification of concepts from school Go through practice questions with students to ensure the concepts are well understood and the student can do it on his/her own when the tutor isn’t there

2. Learn advanced material or move ahead of class – this is a popular approach if the student is keen on getting higher marks in school. The idea is to learn the material before the teacher at school talks about it so that when the concepts are brought up again in class, the student will understand it very well since he/she is looking at it the second time.

3. Fundamentals and concepts refresher – learning concepts from previous grades, retake courses, Out of school for a long time and need to retake some courses

4. Lesson planning for students unique needs – where the student doesn’t get much homework from school at lower grades or when the student is on summer vacation and wants to learn a particular topic

5. Study habits and organization skills – give tips to students on how to study, prepare for tests, time allocation, scheduling of work, note taking

6. English as a Second language/ESL – Business conversation, English for work, Everyday English, Report writing for work,

7. Test preparation – For an academic course, specialized tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, EQAO, or other provincial tests

8. Give general guidance on projects or assignment – Being a mentor and a study buddy – where to do research, structure of report and assignment.

Note: If you require other help outside of what we listed above, please contact us to discuss