Services

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.

Scheduling

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.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY:

  • Continuing Education: University Prep Chemistry (Chemistry 0010.00)
  • Continuing Education: Academic Math (0009.00)
  • Continuing Education: Pre-calculus Accelerated (Math 0010.00)
  • Continuing Education: Pre-Calculus Plus (Mathematics for Calculus; Math 0011.00)
  • MATH 1000 & 1500: Differential and Integral Calculus I
  • MATH 1010: Differential and Integral Calculus II
  • MATH 1215: Life Sciences Calculus
  • MATH/STAT 1060: Introductory Statistics for Sciences and Health Sciences
  • MATH/STAT 2060: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MGMT 1501: Statistics for Managers I
  • MGMT 2502: Predictive Analytics
  • COMM 2501: Statistics for Business
  • COMM 2502: Predictive Analytics
  • MATH/STAT 2080: Statistical Methods for Data Analysis and Inference
  • ECON 2260: Statistics I
  • ECON 2280: Statistics II
  • PSYO 2501: Statistical Methods I
  • CHEM 1011: Concepts in Chemistry: Structure and Reactivity
  • CHEM 1012: Concepts in Chemistry: Energy and Equilibrium
  • Intro Stats for Graduate Courses

SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY:

  • 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

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY:

  • Preparation for the Mathematics Placement Test
  • MATH 0020: College Algebra
  • MATH 1102: Precalculus I: Algebraic Functions
  • MATH 1103: Precalculus II: Transcendental Functions
  • MATH 1113: Introductory Calculus I
  • MATH 1114: Introductory Calculus II
  • MATH 2462/EDUC 2462: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 1
  • MATH 2263/EDUC 2463: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 2
  • MATH 2208: Introduction to Statistics I
  • MATH 2209: Introduction to Statistics II
  • CHEM 1005: Chemical Concepts
  • CHEM 1011:General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1012: General Chemistry II
  • Intro Stats for Graduate Courses