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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 Updates

- June 21st, 2020: in-person sessions can be requested, location will be Cameron Library only.

- March 15th, 2020: sessions will be conducted online using Zoom; I will share my tablet screen as I write.


Education and Work


2020 - 2022

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


2019 - Present

Private Tutor  |  Sophie Shi Tutoring  |  Tutored 50+ students previously (10+ current students)

2017 - 2018

Teaching Assistant  |  Kumon Math and Reading Centre


Courses and Rates


Junior High

$30 per hour

Mathematics 7
Mathematics 8
Mathematics 9

High School

$40 per hour

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


$50 per hour

Linear Algebra
General Chemistry

Student Testimonials

Amina (Chemistry 20)

Paige (Physics 20, Chemistry 30)

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

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)

Lynn (MATH 125)

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

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!

Kristen (MATH 101, MATH 102)

Evan (Mathematics 30-1)

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.

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!


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