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About Me

My name is Sophie and I'm currently a student at the University of Alberta pursuing an MSc in Materials Engineering. I offer long-term tutoring services for students in junior high, high school, and university. Payment is through e-transfer and a request will be sent to you following your session. This page includes information about my education and work, ​courses and rates, and student testimonials.

If you are interested in my tutoring services, please fill out the new student form. I will contact you to set up a meeting to discuss your needs then set you up with an account so you can manage your bookings.

Please feel free to contact me at sxshi@ualberta.ca or 5875946492 if you have any questions!

COVID-19: Sessions will be conducted online using Zoom; I will share my tablet screen as I write.

In-person sessions can be requested; the location will be the Students' Union Building only.


Education and Work


2020 - Present

MSc in Materials Engineering  |  University of Alberta

2016 - 2020

BSc in Materials Engineering with Mathematics Minor  |  University of Alberta  |  GPA: 3.4/4.0

2013 - 2016

Alberta High School Diploma  |  Lillian Osborne High School  |  Average: 95%

Certificate in Chemistry and Physics  |  International Baccalaureate  |  Score: 6/7


2020 - Present

Teaching Assistant | University of Alberta

2019 - Present

Private Tutor  |  Sophie Shi Tutoring

2018 - 2019

Teaching Assistant  |  Kumon Math and Reading Centre


Courses and Rates


Private Sessions: $50 per hour

Group Sessions: $10 per hour for each additional student


High School

Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 30-1, 31

Chemistry 20, 30

Physics 20, 30


Calculus and Differential Equations

Linear Algebra

General Chemistry and Physics

Student Testimonials

Cara (MCAT)

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.

Brandon (Science 20)

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!!!

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.

Lucia (MATH 125)

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

Paige (Physics 20, Chemistry 30)

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

Haley (Mathematics 31)

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

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!

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!

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!

Amina (Chemistry 20)

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


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