Sara's Tutoring Approach

My method of teaching depends on your wants and needs. I am flexible since every student has different learning styles, needs, and goals.

My goal is to teach students how to learn efficiently so they can be self-sufficient in the future. This can include support to help students develop organization and time management skills, note-taking skills, and test preparation skills, which will all help to cope with test anxieties. Often there is a focus on problem solving, since most students find higher level problems and word problems more challenging. I want my students to feel confident so that they can reach their full potential. 

Students can meet with me one-on-one, or if they have a friend or friends who are in the same class and are working at a similar ability, I can meet with a small group. One-on-one and small group rates are posted on the tutoring rate page.

I meet with students in public libraries in Halifax, NS, with access to a computer.

Online Tutoring

I can offer online tutoring via Skype.  Once we connect via video call, I will share my computer screen with you. You will be able to see everything I do on my computer.  

I have a touch screen computer and write with a stylus pen in Microsoft OneNote. It will allow me to hand write and draw just like I would if I met you in person. I am able to use graphing paper in OneNote to teach you how to graph by hand. I also have a graphing calculator emulator so I am able to show you how to use the calculator.  

The work we do can be saved and I can send you the files in an email.  

If you have similar technology, once the file is shared it will automatically sync as changes are made. We will both be able to make changes to the same document, so we can work together on the same page in real time.  

If you are interested in online tutoring, I will do so outside of my regular tutoring hours. Please contact me to arrange a time.


Before contacting me, you should consult my schedule to check for conflicts with your schedule. My Availability page will explain how my schedule works for in person meetings. For online meetings, please arrange a time by contacting me.

My students have typically seen an improvement of a full letter grade. 

Students find that I am very approachable. I am patient, friendly, and not intimidating in the least, but don't take my word for it; read what past students had to say about my services!

For Junior and Senior High Students:

I can tutor the following classes:

Junior High

  • Gr. 7-9 Math

Senior High

  • Gr. 10 (Essentials, Math at Work, and Academic)
  • Gr. 11 &12 Math (Foundations, Academic, and Pre-Cal)
  • Pre-IB Math
  • Standard Level IB Math
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Gr. 11-12 Chemistry (Academic and Advanced)

For University and College Students:

The following is a list of some of the courses I can tutor from Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, and Mount Saint Vincent University.

There may be other courses that I can help with.  If your course is not listed here but the content of your course is math, statistics, or chemistry based, contact me with your course description and I can let you know if I can help.

I can also help students taking math, statistics, and chemistry courses from other schools.  Again, I would simply need your course description to know if I can help.

Courses I CANNOT tutor include organic chemistry, accounting and finance.


  • MATH 0009
  • MATH 0010 & 0011
  • MATH 1000 & 1500
  • MATH/STAT 1060
  • MATH/STAT 2060
  • MGMT 1501 & 2502
  • COMM 2501 & 2502
  • MATH/STAT 2080
  • ECON 2280
  • PSYO 2501
  • CHEM 1011 &1012
  • Intro Stats for Graduate Courses


  • Continuing Education: Pre-University Mathematics
  • Continuing Education: Pre-Calculus
  • Continuing Education: Pre-UniversityChemistry
  • MATH 1190: Fundamental Mathematics
  • MATH 1202:Concepts and Topics in Mathematics
  • MATH 1203:Concepts in High School Mathematics
  • MATH 1210: Introductory Calculus I
  • MATH 1211: Introductory Calculus II
  • MATH 1216: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 1250: Calculus for Life Sciences I
  • MATH 1251: Calculus for Life Sciences II
  • MGSC 1206: Quantitative Methods II
  • MGSC 2207: Introductory Statistics
  • PSYC 2350:Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC 4401: Advanced Statistics
  • CHEM 1210: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1211: General Chemistry II for Physical Sciences
  • CHEM 1212: General Chemistry II for Life Sciences
  • Intro Stats for Graduate Courses


  • MATH 0020
  • MATH 1102 & 1103
  • MATH 1113
  • MATH 2243/EDUC 2461
  • MATH 2207
  • MATH 2208 & 2209
  • CHEM 1005
  • CHEM 1011 & 1012
  • Intro Stats for Graduate Courses