Need an English tutor in Toronto? We can help with that!
School Is Easy Tutoring provides qualified, in-home tutors for students struggling with English classes, or who simply want to improve their English skills. We help your child with all the Ontario high school English curriculum courses. This includes the core, required courses, and the elective, optional courses for those interested in advancing their English skills.
A Toronto English tutor from our company is also available in nearby areas including Scarborough, Ajax, Pickering, and Vaughn.
Courses a Toronto English tutor can help you with include:
- 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)
Plus more. Our Toronto English tutoring service can be customized to your student’s needs. We can assist parents who choose to homeschool, but need extra help teaching English.
Don’t forget, we tutor elementary school studies as well. If your child needs help with reading, writing, or oral communication in elementary school, our Toronto tutors are more than qualified to help for those age groups.
We may also be able to help you with some university English classes, as our tutors are all university graduates with teaching qualifications. Please inquire for more info.
Advance your child’s academic career with a Toronto English tutor
In Toronto, like in many other cities, speaking and writing English well is a valuable skill in life and helps you in all subjects.This goes for elementary, secondary or post-secondary school.
Nearly every university in Canada will have an English language proficiency exam as an entry requirement. Also Many Universities will require 80% or higher in English 11 or 12 depending on the faculty. Since English is the foundation by which we communicate in Canada, every job thereafter will require a good grasp of the language.
In this article on our site, we give several important reasons why an English tutor is a valuable life choice. From mechanics, to science, to business and everything in between, articulation in English – with good argumentation and explaining skills – is essential. Plus, in human life, Canadians need English – and its many lessons – to be able to handle relationships, whether personal or professional. Language has the power to change our perceptions and culture. Being able to write out your thoughts can also be therapeutic and relaxing!
If your child:
- is having a hard time grasping grammar concepts and vocabulary definitions
- isn’t yet able to make structured arguments in essays
- has trouble analyzing texts and re-explaining their meaning
…it may be wise to consider an English tutor.
How does an English tutor help? Isn’t that the teacher’s job?
Teachers have a rewarding, but thankless job. Class sizes are less than ideal. And a teacher must attend to many different student needs in the classroom, which may last an hour or so. In English, there is so much creativity; getting an answer “right” is not always a black and white issue. But there is a consistent lesson that can get lost in the shuffle of creative thoughts being expressed.
Learning English means learning many things at once, and that’s hard for both student and teacher
A teacher is trying to get across the idea of structure, while also paying attention to the need for spelling correctness, grammar, logical argumentation, and more. When a child is corrected on so many aspects, they might lose sight of the main thrust of the lesson.
And honestly, who really knows what on earth Shakespeare is saying when they’re 16? If no one talks like that today, it can be extra hard for kids to understand. Poetry is full of metaphors that are not literal. It can take more than one guess to figure out what symbolism is being used with one author than with another. And it’s hard to admit you don’t know the answer, or to even ask, if other kids in the class seem to find this stuff easy.
Sometimes, with English class, it takes a little more time to grasp the concepts being taught, or to understand why they’re relevant.
An English tutor can give a different perspective, and an opportunity to ask more questions
An English tutor can not only help with more explanation outside the classroom. A tutor is there to explain differently, and in a way that a particular, individual child needs subjects explained.
The one-on-one (or small group) nature of tutoring itself demands attention is given not just to the subject matter, but to the person receiving the information: the student. If the hurdle is getting through one aspect of a homework task, while the rest is clear, then the English tutor can focus on just that.
Plus, a tutor-student relationship is a safe one, where the child can ask questions freely. They can also express their frustration! English is confusing – we have to sympathize with that. So giving a student the opportunity to explain what’s wrong in a private environment also has its merits. It allows the tutor to address those problems directly.
Getting good grades in English is not an option. Being good in English will help a student in nearly every other aspect of their life.