We help you find a private, in-home Markham English tutor. We also provide tutors in Richmond Hill or Stouffville. Our top-quality instruction by professional tutors can be a lifeline for passing Ontario English classes.
But, English tutors in Markham are helpful for more than just passing a course. English is essential for communication in an adult’s life and work. Being an international language, good articulation, an expansive vocabulary and a strong grasp of grammar in English can turn your child into a well sought-after candidate for many jobs in the future.
If you’re looking to get better grades in language arts, literature, writing or other English classes, or simply want to overcome a learning hurdle in these subjects, an English tutor can be the answer.
Use our top-quality Markham English tutors trained in the Ontario school curriculum
Our qualified English tutors can help students studying the Ontario elementary and high school English curriculum.
For high school students, our tutoring is not limited to courses required for graduation. We also provide local, Markham, Richmond Hill and Stouffville English tutors for elective courses. This is useful for those wanting to advance their English skills, or who want to get into a special program in university.
A sampling of Ontario-based English courses we provide in-home tutors for are:
- English 9 & 10: all Academic, Applied, LDCC (Locally Developed Course Curriculum) and Open courses. See this document for more info.
- English 11 & 12: University, College, Workplace and Open classes. See this document for more info.
- Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing
- Canadian Literature
- Business and Technological Communication
- Presentation and Speaking Skills
- Media Studies
- The Writer’s Craft
- English: The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (EOSSLC)
Since our tutors all have a teaching degree, or masters degree with teaching experience, they are fully able to help with university-level English courses, or with GED-based English requirements. We put careful evaluation into matching a student with the right tutor within our system.
Learn with effective teaching methods; trained English tutors make all the difference
The approach of tutoring can depend on factors such as learning styles, exhibited weaknesses, or the experience of the teacher. However, the techniques of teaching English at home are always professional, and designed to meet the goals of the course curriculum.
Here are just a few of the methods our Markham English tutors can use to execute lessons:
Pattern recognition and memorization:
This style of learning helps a student by identifying regular occurrences they see in text, grammar or other aspects of the English language. While English is definitely a confusing language that sometimes comes with inexplicable ‘rules,’ pattern recognition is still helpful. For example, in most cases we can identify “‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’.” In story writing, we can find the 5Ws and H, and so on. For cases that don’t fit the regular ‘mould’ of English grammar, and for vocabulary and spelling, memorization is key. Flashcards, quizzing and mnemonic devices are some tactics to aid in memorization.
Vocal summarizing for comprehension:
You’d be surprised how speaking your thoughts out loud can help with comprehension and understanding. Being able to vocalize the summary of a text, and to explain it to another person, can be a true indicator of whether or not a student has ‘got it.’ This type of practice can also reveal where the student is at, and what comprehension skills they need to work on.
Brainstorming with outlines and charts:
These types of visual aids help a student organize their thoughts, and then remember the path of the essay or story they set out to write about. Mind maps, lists, card sorting and other visual exercises can provide structure, and create better meaning out of what someone is trying to convey. Be it for a written work, or a speech, an English tutor can help a student learn the ways to articulate themselves clearly.
A Markham English tutor can help identify learning problems in other school subjects
We should point out one reason to get an English tutor that you may not have thought of:
An language arts tutor working one-on-one with your child can be the first to notice signs of learning disabilities. This is because comprehension and articulation (in spoken or written English) can be queues for these types of struggles.
On the flip side, since all other school classes are taught in English, it may be that the weakness is more to do with language than with the assignments themselves.
A teacher working with students en-masse may not have the time to notice the individual language development needs of your child, but an in-home English tutor in your Markham home can. By hiring a professional English tutor, these issues can be spotted quickly. This means children with impairments get help — and the right kind of help — faster.
A Markham English tutor is ready to serve you!
When you book a tutor online or by calling us, we are able to respond, evaluate your needs and schedule a session within 48 hours. We also offer a 1st-lesson money-back guarantee. There’s nothing to lose! Contact us today!
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