I'm a student at the University of Alberta pursuing a Master of Science in Materials Engineering. I received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Alberta in 2020. I attended Lillian Osborne High School and received an Alberta High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Certificate. I graduated in 2016 with Honours with Distinction and achieved a final mark of over 97% in all of my math and science courses.
I have previously worked at Kumon Math and Reading Centre as a Teaching Assistant. I currently offer private and group tutoring sessions. The courses I tutor are listed below, and include high school and university mathematics, chemistry, and physics. I have previously tutored 30+ students and currently have 10+ students.
*Due to COVID-19, I am only offering online sessions at the moment. I use Zoom and share my tablet screen with students so they are able to follow along as I'm writing.* I'm currently taking students for spring/summer (May - August 2020).
Payment is through e-transfer. My rate is $30 an hour for private sessions. Group sessions are also available at the following rates:
2 students: $20 per student
3 students: $17 per student
4 students: $15 per student
I can also provide written out solutions to practice questions for a lower price. I do NOT do assignments or exams for students.
Amina (Chemistry 20)
Sophie is honest, and a very good teacher. My daughter figured out what she was teaching her. Highly recommended.
Paige (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 :)
Lucia (MATH 125)
Sophie helped me focus on my math so I could prepare for my test. Very helpful!
Lynn (MATH 125)
Sophie is really helpful, patient, and easy to talk to! I would highly recommend her. :)
Kristen (MATH 101, MATH 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.
MSc in Materials Engineering
University of Alberta | May 2020 -
BSc in Materials Engineering, Minor in Mathematics | GPA: 3.4/4.0
University of Alberta | Sep 2016 - Apr 2020
Alberta High School Diploma | Graduation average: 95%
Lillian Osborne High School | Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Certificate (Chemistry and Physics) | Score: 6/7
International Baccalaureate | Sep 2013 - May 2015
Private Tutor | Self-employed | Jan 2019 -
Designing personalized short-term and long-term lesson plans for elementary to high school students
Creating assignments, quizzes, and exams as well as worksheets for tutoring sessions, and marking homework
Monitoring student performance throughout the term and adjusting lessons accordingly to students' development
Teaching Assistant | Kumon Math and Reading Centre | Jul 2018 - Apr 2019
Graded students’ homework assignments, in-class worksheets, and exams in mathematics and reading
Assisted students in grades K to 12 with worksheets and explained concepts
Ensured that students were focused and were completing assignments within their allotted time
Other Work Experience
Laboratory Aid | University of Alberta Student Accessibility Services | Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
Social Media Manager | Parkland Math Kangaroo | Apr 2019 - Sep 2019
InfoLink Peer Advisor | University of Alberta Students' Union | Jul 2017 - Mar 2020
Public Engagement Intern | Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast | Dec 2016 - Jan 2018
Undergraduate Research Assistant | University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering | Mar 2016 - Aug 2019