Science is a subject that is becoming ever more prevalent in today’s society. For students who need an Edmonton science tutor, we may have the right fit for your case, and will drive to your home to get you the help you need. We also tutor science in Red Deer homes, and throughout Northern Alberta through online tutoring.
Our science tutors are trained, experienced and often certified in their field. Not only that, they are able to teach based on the Alberta school curriculum, which authorizes several subjects requiring knowledge of the sciences.
From agriculture and environment to computer programming, chemistry, biology and physics, science is needed to understand many educational career pathways. Even studying vocational courses in Alberta high schools like aesthetics, healthcare or metal welding can involve an understanding of chemistry, physics and biology.
Our tutors are able to make science applicable to a student’s future career. If that means passing a science course for graduation, prerequisites or a provincial achievement test (PAT), we’ve been there, and know what it takes to help. If it means simply attaining higher grades, our instructors accept the challenge, and work towards advanced learning goals. If it means helping an apprentice grasp the knowledge they need to get through practical skills training, we’re all the more happy to make science fun and applicable.
In short: professional, at-home science tutors are able to adapt to a student’s needs, and that’s important when achieving the results you hire us for.
Get Edmonton in-home science tutors who already know the courses you’re taking in school, for more efficient learning
Knowing what a student is learning in science class at school means less time getting caught up. Instead, a tutor can focus on evaluating what the student knows, and what they still need to grasp. They can also work with the classroom teacher and the parents to coordinate efforts at aiding the student in their science journey.
Our science tutors in Edmonton are able to help with the following Alberta-based curriculum courses:
- Science K–6
- Science 7–9
- Science 10-12 (including Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Science 20, Science 24, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30, Science 10-4, Science 20-4)
- Knowledge and Employability courses involving sciences such as Natural Resources 10-4, Agriculture 20-4 & 30-4, Forestry 20-4 & 30-4, Oil and Gas 20-4 & 30-4, Forestry-related courses, Healthcare related courses etc.
- Computer science courses including Computing Science courses, Networking courses, etc.
Plus more. If you have a course you need tutoring for that is not listed above, contact us and we will do our best to match you with a qualified Alberta tutor who can help, and with whom we feel can match your needs adequately.
We can also provide Edmonton and Red Deer science tutors for those working on their GED, or for students with special needs (such as gifted students, or those with learning disabilities).
Employ effective learning methods when hiring an Edmonton science tutor
You don’t just want a tutor who knows the ‘what’ of your science courses. You also need a tutor who knows the ‘how,’ the ‘why’ and the ‘who’ of these courses.
How science is taught is important; individuals learn differently due to different life experiences, passions, personalities and existing knowledge. What works for one may not work for others. Plus, teaching needs to be up-to-date and modern to keep up with its fast-paced changes.
Why science is taught shows the student applications it can have in daily life. It also shows its importance in society, and its connections to other areas of knowledge.
Who we are teaching science to makes a difference in the applications we use it for. Science can focus on novel areas of our world such as the human body, the environment, or man-made inventions and discoveries like computing, metal fabrication, animal domestication or even baking. Knowing the end goal of the person we are teaching allows us to tailor science tutoring to their needs.
So how do our tutor-teachers help your student with courses like biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and others? Being professionally trained to teach, and not just to know, they are able to apply science tutoring methods such as:
Forming an understanding of scientific concepts, methods and vocabulary
What is a hypothesis? How are scientific studies conducted? What is a ‘control’ in science? What’s the difference between evidence and theory? Why do molecules and atoms behave the way they do? Where does energy come from? What patterns can we recognize in science? These can be basic principles that form the foundation of scientific inquiry later on. If a student is struggling with an advanced science concept, it may be that there is a ‘gap’ where the foundation was not laid earlier. A professional tutor can identify these gaps, and help to close them, so learning science can go faster.
Developing a curiosity of the natural world and encouraging new ideas
We often think of artistic subjects like language arts as needing inspiration. But science also needs inspiration. The great thing about science is that it always leads to discovery via inquisitiveness. A science tutor can help a student learn how to ask questions that matter to science – questions they may not have realized they wanted to know the answer to. Why are things the way they are? What problems has science not yet found the answer to? Some may argue that we are all born as natural scientists with curious minds. But acting on that curiosity may take an extra nudge. When learning science subjects in school, curious students may actually desire to know more, and thus by default, will do better at their studies.
Making science fun and applicable
It may sound obvious, but sometimes, helping a student understand the way science is used in our world can make it ‘click’ all the better. Want to understand what happens when molecules slow down? Put some water in the freezer and watch it turn to ice! Want to know how digital and analog differ? Get a film camera and see how movies were made in the old days! Science can be really fun, when it’s applicable.
Get an Edmonton science tutor matched to your needs in 48 hours or less
We work to learn about your student’s case, and their tutoring needs. Based on that initial information, we find a science tutor who can help them where they are at. We do this within 48 hours, so there are no long waits. If you’re not happy, the first lesson can be refunded, no problem. Call or book a tutor online today! Or give us a call.