Online Tools

Quick & Easy Grade Calculator

This tool will calculate your current grade and also tell you what grade you need to get on the final exam.

Important Info

Qualities of an Effective Tutor

What criteria should you consider in order to find a quality tutor?

Comparison of Tutoring Rates

How much should good tutoring cost and what affects this price?

Length of a Tutoring Session

How long should a tutoring session last to achieve optimal results?

Number of Sessions per Week

How many tutoring sessions per week is a reasonable number?

Diagnostic Tests

Calculus Self-Assessment Test

Take this test to determine if you are ready for university calculus.

Algebra Self-Assessment Test

Take this test to determine if you are ready for university algebra.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your rates and when are you available for tutoring?
You can view both my rates and availability by clicking the appropriate links above.
Would you be willing to come to my house, and does that cost extra?
I travel to people's homes all the time for various reasons: some students prefer the comfort of their home because it helps them focus and makes them feel secure, some have children that they need to keep an eye on from time to time, others just don't feel like leaving their home for tutoring. Depending on how far I need to travel, I may or may not charge you a little extra for gas and travel time.
What do I need to bring to a tutoring session?
First of all, try to bring a clear well-rested mind that is ready to absorb new information. Apart from that, remember to bring your class notes, textbook, assignments, quizzes, exams - anything that will enable me to understand the direction in which your course is going and diagnose your progress level in that course. Above all, bring questions that you intend to ask me.
I have never had a tutor... What can I do to prepare for a tutoring session?
It is best if you prepare specific questions to ask about your assignment, homework or other practice questions which you are unable to answer. Of course, if you're struggling with an entire topic, I will be happy to explain it to you. Remember that my job is not doing your homework or sit with you while you do your homework, but to steer you in the right direction and help you understand difficult concepts. Having said that, I would be happy to check your homework for you - this is not considered academic cheating.
Where do you usually meet students for tutoring?
Anything goes. I try to leave this up to the student, but some of my regular places are campus libraries and dormitories, computer labs, public libraries, coffee shops, students' homes, my home, and others.
What type of payment do you prefer: cash or cheque?
Although it makes little difference, I find cheques to be generally easier as I rarely have change, but cash is perfectly fine.