Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge - Academic & Applied
The beginning of high school can seem a bit intimidating for some students. Especially those entering grade nine, one might feel the pressure of a larger school, older students and of course new people.
Mathematics in grade 9 & 10 exposes the student to basic algebra, geometry, measurement, basic functions and abstract reasoning. These concepts are fundamental and serve as the building blocks for grade 11 & 12. Mathematics is a language and if the foundation of the student is weak then problems arise later on while taking higher level mathematics courses.
The academic and applied approach in for Grade 9 high school math in Ontario takes the student on a journey through the following topics, at which, we have intimate knowledge of:
|Principles of Mathematics (Academic)||Foundations of Mathematics (Applied)|
Number Sense and Algebra
Number Sense and Algebra
Measurement and Geometry
Measurement and Geometry
Our tutors have experience teaching these subjects and fully understand the pressures and stresses of these demanding courses, which will further prepare them for the difficulties they will face in university or college. We understand what the important points are and will ensure our students are well equipped to move forward and learn how to tackle problems by themselves.
Being able to reason and think logically is a skill that can only be refined through proper guidance and care. At Tutor Me Now we focus on the basics to help the student understand and think for themselves. In addition to being intellectually independent we focus on applying those skills. Theory without application is mere intellectual play. It is important to learn how to apply one's self once a concept has been understood and mastered. In math it is important to be able to take two well understood concepts, blend them together and come to a conclusion or consensus. This type of thinking is not rigorously taught in high school. Our tutors help bridge that gap and ensure that the student will be able to think outside the box and be better equipped to tackle the coming years with more confidence and ability.
High School Curriculums
We specialize in providing convenient access to high-level high school tutors for students in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge in the following high schools.
Waterloo High School Tutoring
- Bluevale Collegiate Institute
- Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School
- Waterloo Collegiate Institute
- St. David Catholic Secondary School
Kitchener High School Tutors
- Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
- Eastwood Collegiate Institute
- Forest Heights Collegiate Institute
- Grand River Collegiate Institute
- Huron Heights Secondary School
- Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School
- Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
- St. Mary's High School
- Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
- Carmel New Church Secondary School
Cambridge High School Tutor
- Galt Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
- Glenview Park Secondary School
- Jacob Hespeler Secondary School
- Preston High School
- Southwood Secondary School
- Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
- St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School
If your high school is not listed above, please contact us with the full name and location of the high school of interest and we will get back to you with further details. Our high school tutors have years of experience and can accommodate most high school curriculums.
Genuine Client Testimonials
- by NELLY - from Cambridge - on 10 April 2020
"Shak tutored my son with Grade 12 calculus. Although, he was only able to do so for a short period of time, before the pandemic started, my son found it very useful. After just one session, he was able to complete the homework, so much quicker and actually understood what he had to do. Shak was always friendly, on time and stayed on task. We will definitely hire Shak again, if the need arises and I would definitely recommend him."
- by Hosai - from Kitchener - on 10 December 2019
"Shak is an exellent tutor! He is conscientious, intelligent, and empathetic. I was seeking a Data Management tutor and was extremely lucky to have found his expertise. I highly recommend his services."
- by Cindy Comitos - from Waterloo - on 15 November 2019
"DELIGHTED!! I can’t say enough about Shak! I hired him help my daughter with Grade 11 Functions and Relations. With limited time before her final exam, he went back to the basics to ensure she had a solid foundation to build on. He was calm and patient yet demanding enough to make her understand the importance repetitive practice. She went into her final feeling confident. Shak is extremely intelligent. He was punctual and always available. I would recommend him without hesitation!"
- by Margaret Melchiorre - from Toronto - on 26 October 2019
"Both my daughter and son had Shak as a tutor to help them be successful through grade 11 University Math, grade 12 Calculus and grade 12 Data Management. Shak was always professional, on time and easy to schedule with. He was very patient reteaching concepts and developed a rapport that allowed them to feel comfortable asking questions. Shak is highly competent in all areas of math, current in his knowledge of the curriculum, and I would strongly recommend him to any family who needs support from a tutor."
- by Janet Francis - on 25 January 2016
"My son Kyle has many learning issues. He has ADHD as well as many other learning challenges. We hired Shak at the end of the first semester to tutor our son in science. Kyle was having a hard time with a teacher’s accent and found it very challenging to learn the materials that were being taught in class. His mark was very low and we were concerned that he was going to fail the course. Shak stepped in only weeks before the course ended and Kyle’s grad was salvaged. We retained Shak for second semester for Grade 10 math. Kyle spent 1 ½ hours per week tutoring Kyle. He was extremely patient. He brought Kyle’s attention to his work, which is very difficult. He held Kyle to a high standard. Kyle’s math teacher told us that Kyle’s detail in his answers was better organized than what he had even taught his students. Kyle finished with an 87%, an outstanding mark for him. I found Shak very professional. He was always exactly on time. He kept Kyle on task for the entire 1 ½ hours every week. He is polite and a great role model for a young student."
- by Johanne Ciufo & son Anthony - on 31 March 2015
"In the spring of 2013 we were looking for support for my son in order to help in grade 11 and for future years of studies. We are extremely pleased with Shak as he is a great tutor and he is extremely knowledgeable in many subjects . He has help my son to improve his marks and to understand the contents of courses such as Math, Chemistry & Physics, and to prepare for exams & studies. He has offered great support & guidance and he is very flexible for scheduling time for tutoring and he is always available if needed. We have great trust and confidence in him and we would like to recommend Shak to anyone in need of a great tutor."
- by Robert - on 04 December 2013
"I knew, going into first year university, that concepts learned in math were going to be difficult. However, having Shak as a tutor made things clearer. Rather than just showing me how to do a problem step by step, he first encouraged me to really think about what a question was asking, consider material I had learned in class that could help me solve it, and apply those techniques. This helped me see links between concepts and better my understanding. Also, this type of critical thinking is crucial, since university professors tend to introduce questions on tests that they haven’t covered formally in class to make students apply their knowledge. I thank Shak for helping me develop this skill, and through his help, my marks in math improved a lot. Shak moves along to your pace of learning, always ensuring you understand one concept before moving to another. He always prepares for the tutoring session ahead of time by requesting to look over your prof’s notes so he can familiarize himself with the material and be more efficient during your session. He even takes time outside of tutoring to help answer any math questions and gives detailed explanations. Overall, he’s a tutor that never disappoints!"
- by Roberto Ramirez - on 23 November 2012
"Being in Grade 12, it was important for my son to maintain a good average in order to be accepted into the university programs for which he applied for. He lost some confidence early in the year in Chemistry and Math but having Shak tutor him was extremely helpful. The tutoring gave my son more confidence throughout the semester especially heading into exams. Shak was patient and provided me an update of my son's progress letting me know as well how I can help in the process. He was flexible with his schedule making time for my son just before the exams. The service that my son has received from Shak has not only improved my son's self esteem but it has also improved his grades. I appreciate the personalized care and attention. My son will continue with Shak next semester providing tutoring for Calculus in an effort to continue building my son's knowledge and confidence. I feel that he will be better prepared for the challenges he will face in university and with improved marks, my son will have more options when it comes to choosing the right program and university for him."
- by Sarita Kaunds - on 30 May 2011
"We were looking for a personal tutor for our son who was interested in sitting for a Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) for University of Oxford. Our high school students from the public education system are not academically on par with international students competing on a global level. I was (like every other parent) looking for someone who could provide both - dedication and focus tutoring a student who was way behind the bandwagon. I was also looking for someone who was sincere and professional for the love of it rather than just for the pay offs. In terms of academic qualifications, Shak had what our son needed in order to succeed at the test. Fortunately, we also discovered that Shak was also a very dedicated and sincere teacher who understood the psyche of his student and tailored his teaching techniques to his student. He also provided regular updates on our sons progress so that we were always on top of things even if our son did not keep us posted! Even if my son were not to succeed in his attempt at Oxford, I am still happy to have had Shak interact with our son and expose him to the world of Physics and Math. You know your child has a dedicated and successful tutor when he does not wish to miss any of this scheduled one-on-ones! Thank you Shak."