What is Professional Tutoring?

In our research, we found that tutoring is provided by many parties in Canada: big companies that overload our students with demanding curriculum, teachers who pass off their B.Ed.s as tutoring qualifications, and peer tutors who offer limited academic assistance outside their subjects of expertise.

S.M.A.R.T. Tutors are professionals in their trade who are trained in tutoring practices to assist the individual learner in the subjects they desire. Our tutors are Ontario Certified Teachers, university graduates, and trade professionals who have all been trained in one-to-one tutoring practices and student success strategies.

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Is Tutoring Only for Students Who Fail?

Absolutely not! CBC (2012) cites a report by the Canadian Council on Learning stating that as many as a third of Canadian parents hired a tutor for their children in 2007. Furthermore, most students who are tutored are already getting As and Bs in the public school system and have parents who help them with homework.

Most of the students who come to S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring and Test Preparation Services are high academic achievers. We assist these self-directed students in identifying what they know and what they need to know to solve a problem.

When students can’t get enough individualized attention in the classroom, S.M.A.R.T. Tutors answer students’ questions, explain concepts, and introduce new strategies to study effectively, remember information, and become successful, confident students.

S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring and Test Preparation Services proudly assists struggling students. Whether they’ve been ill or away and missed a lot of school, we assist typically good students get out of poor academic situations. We also assist students with Specific Learning Disabilities and IEPs.

Where there are problems with the teacher at school we assist in developing the student’s positive self-talk and self-advocacy skills though activity and role play. We provide support to parents when needed and believe in fostering a partnership between parent, student, and institution.

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What Other Programs Does S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring and Test Preparation Services Offer?

Tutoring S.M.A.R.T. Camps

Our S.M.A.R.T. Summer Day Camps bring together several high achieving students who understand the importance of preparing for the next year. Catering to students transitioning into grades 7-9, we bring learning to life and fill in missed information from the year before, while pre-teaching higher level material. S.M.A.R.T. Camp students go back to school confident and skilled enough to be the “A” students that they know they are.

Emergency Services Test Preparation

Our Emergency Services Test Preparation Services cater to the devoted men and women working to fulfill their dreams of becoming Police Officers and Firefighters. Through test-specific assessment, skill building, strategy, and practice testing, our recruits can put their best foot forward in writing the O/S, CPS, and PATI recruitment tests.

Language Studies

Our English and French Language Studies and Test Preparation Services support learners who wish to speak another language and/or pass a language proficiency test. We design individual learning plans for self-learners and provide appropriate assistance to TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS test takers.


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What Qualifications Do S.M.A.R.T. Tutors Possess?

S.M.A.R.T. Tutors offer the best of both worlds in sharing their academic and professional experiences with our students.

Combined, our team holds doctorates, master’s degrees, undergraduate degrees, and college diplomas. Additionally, some of our Tutors retain Bachelor of Education Degrees and Ontario Certified Teacher recognition.

Our professional experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • Canadian and international teaching positions at all academic levels
  • Post-secondary educators
  • Learning Assistants/ Study Strategists
  • Post-secondary Peer Tutors and Mentorships
  • Professional Trades
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What is the Process to Hire a Tutor?

Contact us to arrange a FREE Consultation ($35 value) at 705-241-5447.

In consultation students co-create a S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring Learning Plan based on their Specific needs, Measurable outcomes, Achievable steps, Rewarding moments, and Time-tested results. Additional academic assessments are also completed, where warranted, to clearly define the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Together, we clarify scheduling and payment arrangements, and discuss our company’s policies and procedures. Consultation takes approximately 45-55 minutes, and can be done at home, a public location such as a library or coffee shop, or over the telephone for your convenience.

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How Much Time Do Students Need to Commit to Tutoring?

At S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring and Test Preparation Services, you are in charge of your tutoring schedule. Some students need a few tutoring sessions to help them get through a difficult unit or to prepare for upcoming tests. For these students, tutoring can be on an as-needed basis.

Other students do need consistent, regular tutoring assistance for many reasons: They struggle in a particular topic, they need someone to show them the skills associated with successful students, it’s their first time living away from their supports at home, or they require an individual learning plan that suits their learning needs.

S.M.A.R.T Tutoring and Test Preparation Services provides short-term support, semester schoolwork support for students of all ages and academic levels, test preparation (individual tutoring and course work), and community programs for those who wish to study at home. Whatever your needs, S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring and Test Preparation Services is sure to provide the appropriate amount of assistance.

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Where Does the Tutoring Take Place?

S.M.A.R.T. Tutors are 100% mobile, and willing to meet you at a time and location convenient to you. We have tutors in Midland, Penetanguishine, Orillia, Barrie, Essa, New Tecumseth, East Gwillimbury, Borden, Newmarket, and surrounding areas. Although we prefer meeting at a local library, we do offer in-home service Monday through Friday (9a.m. – 9p.m.) and Saturdays (10a.m. – 2p.m.). All S.M.A.R.T. Tutors can provide current police checks and professional references upon request.

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What Materials Do Students Use?

Unlike large tutoring organizations, we strive to assist the student in developing skills by using their own course work and/or test preparation materials as much as possible. Of course, our skilled professionals are readily armed with relevant supplemental materials when requested.

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What Are Your Rates?

At S.M.A.R.T. Tutoring and Test Preparation Services we offer professional tutoring at affordable prices. All private tutoring rates depend on the package you choose and the duration of tutoring required. We aim to accommodate every budget with our variety of payment options. Please contact 705-241-5447 to book a FREE consultation ($50 value). Ask us about our discounts!


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Have a Question We Didn’t Answer?

Contact us at 705-241-5447 to speak to someone today!

Prices are subject to change.
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