Summer Learning: A Balancing Act

Many people look forward to summer as a time to unwind and enjoy warmer weather. These few months also provide a perfect opportunity for students to continue their education by building upon the knowledge gained during the school year. Summer learning is important and there are a number of fun and engaging activities that students(…)

Start a new semester off right – with a tutor!

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” ~ Carl Bard   Having the opportunity to work with a tutor from the beginning of a semester is beneficial to both the student and the tutor. It provides students with the(…)

Dear Tony – ask an expert

Dear Tony, We have a terrific son who wants to go to university. Our family is being told that his marks and average, (consistently in the low 70s range), will not be high enough for university entrance. Help! Drs. M & S, Toronto There are many other excellent opportunities for post -secondary education such as(…)

Top Tips from Tutors

The new school year is well underway and students are experiencing their fair share of assignments, quizzes/tests, and projects. The school days are passing quickly and it’s not too early to start thinking about progress reports and midterms. We’ve asked two of our top tutors about their best tips for helping students achieve academic success.(…)

Back-to-School 101

It’s back-to-school time once again. Whether your child is going to school for the first time, changing schools, or simply returning, the following tips can ease the transition from those carefree summer days to a structured fall routine.      Reset the clock About a week before school starts, adjust sleep schedules to reflect when(…)

Recommended resources for parents, students and tutors

Qualified Tutors Inc. is not affiliated with any of the resources below, but has been recommending them to our students and tutors for extra support. Bookstores:     The Batner Bookstore is an excellent resource for textbooks and workbooks: 180 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill, ON L4J 2L1 (Steeles just west of Yonge St). They have(…)

Dear Tony – ask an expert

Dear Tony, My son, Joshua, is starting Gr.11 and he has selected all university courses. He recently received his schedule and his university English, math and science courses had been rejected. He passed all of his Gr.10 work! P.C, Scarborough University courses in Gr.11 must have Gr.10 academic prerequisites. This is a Ministry of Education(…)