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(…)

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(…)

Begin early, plan ahead and study smarter – not harder

Begin early, plan ahead, and study smarter, not harder. The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. Preparation for final exams should begin now, in addition to keeping up with regular classroom work. Many students leave “cramming” for cumulative exams until the last weeks or days which creates unnecessary pressure. Study Approach Matters Researchers(…)

Pathways to Long-term Success

Download the PDF:  QT-PathwaysArticle_April2012 Planning for high school should begin in grade 6 Ah, high school! It begins in grade nine and ends in grade twelve after four years of progressive learning culminating in entrance into a post-secondary education or the workforce. Sounds simple enough? Leaving grade eight for the excitement of secondary school is(…)

Qualified Tutors awarded Best Tutoring Service by City Parent 2011

Qualified Tutors awarded Best Tutoring Service by City Parent 2011 City Parent is Canada’s largest group of regional parenting publications featuring parenting advice, trends, products and events. The publications range from a monthly newspaper section to several specialty, glossy magazines such as the Baby Book, Summer Fun Guide, Education Guide, Child Care Choices Directory,(…)