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We provide long-term tutoring services for elementary, junior high, high school, and university students in math, sciences (chemistry, physics, biology), social studies, and English. If you are interested, please fill out a New Student Form at the bottom of this page.

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Sophie Shi

I'm currently a student at the University of Alberta pursuing an MSc in Materials Engineering. I tutor high school and university math, chemistry, and physics.​​ Please contact me at sophiexshi99@gmail.com or 5875946492.

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Gagan Jhajj

I'm in my final year of a BSc in Computing Science and Political Science minor. I tutor elementary and junior high math, science, social, and English; and high school biology, social, and English.​ You can contact me at gjhajj@ualberta.ca.

 
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Education and Work

Sophie Shi

Education

MSc in Materials Engineering (2020 - Present)

BSc in Materials Engineering, Mathematics Minor (2016 - 2020)

AB High School Diploma, IB Certificate (2013 - 2016)

  • Math 31: 100%, Math 30-1: 97%, Chem 30: 97%, Phys 30: 97%

Work

Remote Math and Science Tutor, Paper formerly Gradeslam (2020 - Present)

Teaching Assistant, University of Alberta (2020 - Present)

  • CHEM 103, CHEM 105, MAT E 202

Educational Assistant, University of Alberta (2020)

  • MATH 102, CHEM 105

Teaching Assistant, Kumon Math and Reading Centre (2018 - 2019)

Gagan Jhajj

Education

BSc in Computing Science, Political Science Minor (2016 - Present)

AB High School Diploma, IB Diploma (2013 - 2016)

Work

Educational Assistant, University of Alberta (2019 - 2020)

Teaching Assistant, University of Alberta (2018 - 2020)

 

Courses and Rates

Elementary & Junior High

$30 per hour

Mathematics 1-9

Science 1-9

English 1-9

Social 1-9

High School

$30 per hour

Biology 20, 30

English 10, 20, 30

Social 10, 20, 30

$50 per hour

Mathematics 10, 20, 30, 31

Chemistry 20, 30

Physics 20, 30

University

$50 per hour

Calculus I, II, III

Linear Algebra I, II

Differential Equations

General Chemistry I, II

General Physics I, II

 
School Notebook

Student Testimonials

Cara (MCAT Chemistry, Physics)

Sophie helped me study for the Chemistry/Physics section of the MCAT this summer and I could not be more grateful; she is reliable and great at breaking concepts down. I went into the summer with almost no knowledge in the subject area but Sophie has done an amazing job in helping me prepare.

Izhan (CHEM 102)

Sophie is an excellent tutor. She's very knowledgeable and puts in 100% effort to make sure you understand the concepts. Also, she is extremely professional, never late to a session, will help you succeed, and get the mark you want. I personally hired her to help me with CHEM 102, a subject where I struggled and barely managed to pass the prerequisite course (CHEM 101). After enlisting the help of Sophie, I received a mark which I wouldn't even dream of getting without her tutoring. I highly recommend you hire Sophie as a tutor because she's worth every penny.

Jacob (Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31)

Sophie was an amazing help through this online learning. She really helped to bridge the gap between online and in-person. Thanks to her help I was able to achieve honors with distinction in grade twelve. The best I've ever done! I will definitely be using her services again once I start university.

Angelica (Chemistry 20/30, Mathematics 20-1/30-1)

I had a hard time understanding Chemistry 20/30 and mostly math. I didn't go to school back home in Africa so I missed 11 years of math and building my skills in math, but Sophie helped me understand it in a very easy way. English isn’t my first language so I was extremely happy that I have found someone to help me build my skills in math. My mom loved her so much she was hearing the way she explained things and me doing practicing and understanding. My grade has extremely improved from 70 to 98 in chemistry and math. Thank you Sophie for caring and helping me.

Paige (Chemistry 30, Physics 20)

Sophie was able to make questions clear by writing them out in a certain way to make it easier for me to understand! Thanks!

Amina (Chemistry 20)

Sophie is honest, and a very good teacher. My daughter figured out what she was teaching her. Highly recommended.

Ethan (Physics 20)

Sophie was amazing. We reached out to her after our son felt a tremendous amount of frustration with the online Physics 20 summer school class. Sophie helped so much. She was available, helpful, organized, and precise. We were especially impressed with the ease of use of her website for booking and changing sessions. Thank you Sophie for your expertise. We really don’t think we could have made it through without you. You truly are a life saver!

Brandon (Science 20)

Jack (MATH 201)

After being confused in my math courses for two years of university, Sophie was able to explain concepts to me in a way that I actually understood after all of my professors were unable to.

Lynn (MATH 125)

I just got my letter grade back and I got an A! Thank you so much for your help, you're truly an angel. I'm so thankful I found you! I needed this course to get into my dream graduate program. Thanks again for your help, I truly appreciate it!

Lucia (MATH 125)

Sophie helped me focus on my math so I could prepare for my test. Very helpful!

Kristen (MATH 101/102)

Meeting with Sophie throughout my second semester of engineering helped me both understand the concepts that were being taught in lectures and apply them to difficult questions while preparing for assessments. There were many times that she was able to explain something in a way that made it much clearer to me, and I appreciate that she was always prepared. I attribute much of my success to her tutoring.

Macey (Mathematics 31)

My reason for seeking tutoring was that I was struggling in Math 31. The quarter system meant that the class was twice as fast as usual and I was having issues keeping up. Sophie’s tutoring helped quite a lot when I was preparing for exams. She reviewed and re-taught concepts to me that I didn’t really understand the first time, which really helped. 

Haley (Mathematics 31)

I really appreciate all you did for me in this course! You totally helped me get through this even though we’ve never met!

Evan (Mathematics 30-1)

Sophie is awesome! My son was struggling with Math 30-1. Then the pandemic hit and my husband and I felt there was literally no instruction. Sophie basically taught him Math 30-1 in a way he could understand. His mark increased substantially and he enjoyed learning math again instead of feeling very frustrated. I would highly recommend Sophie to anyone requiring a math tutor. Thank you Sophie!

Rebecca (Mathematics 20-1)

Sophie had helped me with math, she gave me help on a few different units which helped my understanding a lot. I think Sophie is great because she doesn’t make me feel awkward like I thought it might be. She is a super sweet girl and she helped me a lot.

I was a bit hesitant doing tutoring online but Sophie does a really amazing job making up for it by doing it on Zoom! I am usually a 50-60 grade student. I did my first quiz and I got a 75. I am really happy with the progress we have made in the first week and can't wait for the end result. I am very excited looking forward to see how I do in my Science 20 course. I would highly recommend Sophie to anyone needing help with science courses!!!

Tara (Mathematics 31)

Sophie was great to work with. Emails were always promptly responded to, online booking was easy. My daughter gained peace of mind and great help with her Math 31 course. Thank you Sophie!

 

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