Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Academy Math Tutoring in Ottawa. We provide high quality Math tutoring in Ottawa for our students to build foundations.
Math is the most important subject throughout high school, besides English. Achieving a good math grade is important to get into top universities. The challenge is that Math is cumulative and building the foundation is critical. Students often overlook this and have gaps developed and accumulate. QEA Math Tutoring in Ottawa provides quality, one on one private tutoring, to teach the concepts and going over the problems step by step. We focus on understanding, nor memorizing.
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In high school, next to English is math in order of importance. Essentially, achieving a good math grade is a prerequisite to get accepted to study most university programs today. Currently, about 85% of all university programs require good math grades.
Math is a cumulative subject. Hence, each grade level gradually builds into the next one, and serves as a building block to the next grade. When a student lacks good understanding of the concepts in the preceding grades, he or she will likely struggle. For instance, most math tests check for understanding of previous math concepts in solution steps.
QEA focuses on building students’ foundations in fundamental math concepts so they don't have issues in the future. QEA is accredited and regulated by the Ministry of Education. Expectedly, we have in-depth knowledge of math curriculum for all high school grades. Additionally, we understand how each math building block leads to the next. We use easy-to-understand lessons and step-by-step explanations in teaching these concepts, thereby helping our students progress well in math. Some even develop a passion for it!
We often advise that students should begin learning math and building foundational skills in Grade 7 or 8. This is where they`re introduced to integers foundational concepts, such as fractions.In high school, they`ll learn graphing, algebra, and more complex manipulations. These are eseni bacus without the, the students will have a hard time progressing in math study. When we notice foundation gaps, we patch them up with lessons and practice questions to strengthen the students` understanding.
This is common in most math courses, and is a major challenge for lots of students. Many students are unable to translate word problems into actual equations and variables. So we use different word problem scenarios under each topic to explain how to identify the given variables, the unknown(s), and place them in an equation.
Grade 10 maths often marks the beginning of complicated maths for most students. This level of maths has many complex parts. But knowing which equation and concept to use is a major step towards solving most questions.
At Queen Elizabeth Academy, we have a particular strategy that we use to make the process of learning math easier for our students. Our tutors use the “big picture” strategy. This involves showing them why each part exists and how all the parts are connected to each other, rather than going straight into the technical details. Once a student understands this “big picture”, solving word problems becomes very easy.
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Regardless of how one feels about the subject, it is undisputable that Math is a necessity in school. Thus, it is important to train oneself in the basic foundations in order to become successful in the later grades, pushing yourself into life after high school. There are 4 basic components in math: basic skills, tougher concepts (gr 10-12), variations in questions, and problem solving.
This article intends to change your child’s mind about math, and try to get him or her interested in a subject that has infinite potential. With inspiration, your child will gain a love for math and followed success.
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Unlike Grade 8 to Grade 9 maths, Grade 9 and 10 math is markedly different. Students who haven't done so well in the previous grades will need some serious brushing up to cope. In this Grade, they`ll learn concepts like linear equations, quadratics, and geometry.
Some of the issues that students face in Grade 9 and 10 math include thinking problems and word problems. However, if they have strong foundations from the past grades, succeeding in Grade 9 and 10 becomes so much easier. But the reality is that these students have foundation gaps from Grades 8 and 9, especially in core topics like integers, fractions, and linear equations. So we help them fill up these gaps by encouraging diligent work and providing guidance.
Grade 11 Math is a major stepping stone into more advanced math in the 12th grade. From experience, we`ve seen that lots of students at this stage are often at a crossroads. Many of them do not know whether to choose the Mixed level math course or the Academic level math course. But we usually advise them to go for the Academic level math, as it gives them options to choose from a more diverse range of university courses. The challenge is that they'll have to do more work. So unless they are certain of the pathe they want to take, we encourage them to go for the Advanced level math course.
There are several challenging units in grade 11 Math, such as exponents, transformation, trigonometry graphing, and trigonometry identities. In fact, it is at this level that they get introduced to proofs. The simpler units include quadratics, series, and sequences.
In Advanced Functions, students learn units like factoring, graphing, trigonometry, and exponents. Most university programs require this course as a prerequisite, hence they`re very important. Typically, students will build upon the skills they learned in the Grade 11 course. At this point, things can get even tougher for an average student. Some units, such as polynomial functions, are quite simple, while others, such as trigonometry and proofs are on the hard side. For this reason, some students have described Advanced Functions as a rollercoaster ride of a course, considering all the thrills and challenges it entails.
In Calculus, there are two different sections - derivative (extends from work in Advanced Functions) and Vectors Calculus, which is completely unrelated to the first. Vector Calculus is similar to Physics in terms of problem-solving. The Calculus derivative section takes root in and branches out from Advanced Functions. It includes units like algebra, graphing, trigonometry, and logarithms. The vector component, on the other hand, is entirely new, and involves 3D equations of lines and planes. The problem-solving aspects of Vector Calculus are also similar to physics. Generally, many students find Advanced Functions difficult.
In order to succeed in Vector Calculus, make sure you are proficient in exponents, factoring, combining rational expressions such as fractions with algebra, and solving equations.
Make sure to pay special attention to the Optimization Unit in Calculus, which includes many word problems. If you struggle with word problems, make sure to prepare for this Calculus unit in particular. As always, make sure to keep your notes organized. Identify the different kinds of Calculus problems. This will help you to clarify the Calculus concepts in this course significantly, and also help to keep track of your progress.
At QEA, we focus on building the foundation of our students and understanding of the materials, not memorizing. Our tutoring approach facilitates independent thinking, whether it is analyzing a math solution or a Shakespeare text. Our tutors teach each lesson meticulously step by step, explain in a manner that our students can understanding.
If you live in Ottawa and would want your children to enhance their academic standing and build long term success, you are welcome to join our private tutoring program comprising of chemistry, biology, physics, math and English. Our team of tutors are specialized in each of these subject areas, and will become a role model of your children for academic achievements.
Queen Elizabeth Academy has a strong tradition of providing high quality education through our science tutoring programs. Many of our students were admitted to top universities with scholarship ranging from $2,000 to $23,000. Queen Elizabeth students alumni had build strong foundation, which had helped them to pursue their science career in university. Many of our students alumni had successfully entered medical school and Master degree program in chemistry and biology.
In our science tutoring programs, we coach our students with care and with easy to understand explanation over complex science concepts. We work with our student through step by step.
To find a tutor, sometime its not just the hourly rate. Most tutors will sit back and wait for questions and often times, students are too confused to know what to ask! At QEA, we are accredited by the Ministry of Education and we actively provide lessons that reivew what the student learnt during the week. In addition, we provide weekly homework packages, mock exams to fully support our students. This is why we have such great track record!
Come to QEA! We are in business for 10 years and our math students have achieved great success. We explain concepts and focus on buidling the understanding of the students, not memorizing. We go through application / thinking problems step by step, an area where students lose 10-20% of their marks.
Contact QEA! Our team is expanding and we welcome talented individuals who have great academic achievements to join us!
At QEA, our rates are very profitable for Math Tutors, and we offer a lot of values on the rate we charge. We bring out the best in our students with our activities. Our tutors are their guides to academic triumph.
QEA tutoring session is 1.5 hours for high school and 1 hour for elementary. We spend half the time going over concepts and the other half working through the problems.
*Note that Queen Elizabeth premise are currently located in Mississauga, Oakville and Etobicoke. For the other locations, we offer online live tutoring over zoom.