Queen Elizabeth Academy has a strong tradition of providing high-quality education to students in North York. We build the foundation of the student, not quick fix, to nurture their long term succcess.
Over the past 9 years, we worked with thousands of students in Ontario, including North York, many of whom were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Queen’s, Western, Laurier, and McGill, with scholarships from $2,000 to $23,000.
Many of our alumni have entered medical schools, MA, PhD or employed by global firms such as KPMG and Fidelity Investments.
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QEA offers high school credits that are taught live over Zoom, in a small class settings. With high quality lessons and one on one attention, we aim to build a strong foundation for our students to achieve long term success.
Queen Elizabeth Academy offers high quality tutoring programs to students in the North York area: Lawrence Heights, Downsview, Flemingdon Park, Willowdale, Hogg's Hollow, Bayview Village, York Mills, Don Mills, The Bridle Path, Newtonbrook, Hillcrest Village, Armour Heights, and Wilson Heights.
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Queen Elizabeth Academy’s private tutoring programs offer a one on one, personalized lessons that covers the concepts with step by step explanation on homework problems.
We help students achieve their best by putting up a structural way of learning. We accomplish this by providing a proper lesson to help students review concepts, revisit homework in a stepwise order, and mock exams to practice for all subjects. Below is the list of our structural and systemic learning approaches:
It is not uncommon to see many students perform below standard because they usually are given test questions that are way complex than their assigned homework. Therefore, many of these students don’t get to score as high as 80's and 90's. At QE, we provide extra worksheets that are as difficult as what students face during tests.
Homework practices play a vital role in helping students achieve success; we hold on to this belief at Queen Elizabeth. Before students go on break at the end of the session, we assign homework packages to them and randomly check at the beginning of a new session.
We use a combination of lesson/concepts + application problems + homework to help our students achieve excellence and make them fit for admission into top universities.
Most of our competitors would sit back and wait for their students to ask questions, which is an ineffective method because the struggling students don’t know what to ask. Instead, at Queen Elizabeth, we actively teach using the approaches mentioned above.
We always ensure that our students have a sound understanding of concepts. We provide them with an in-depth knowledge of every topic. For instance, in Math, we make the students understand each topic from basics before proceeding to the complex tasks. The students find it easy to treat complex tasks once the basics are well rooted in them.
We also make students understand the principle behind every lesson; this is to prevent them from getting confused during tests. In most cases, students tend to memorize steps, but they get confused during tests. We help our students to avoid this by letting them have a sound understanding of every step.
Queen Elizabeth is a private school of over nine years with full Ministry approval. Our tutors have full access to the teaching materials and plans. They are well informed about the curriculum. As such, they have an in-depth understanding of the building blocks from one step to the other. They know the requirements and everyday challenges of students in each grade.
For example, one of the main challenges for grades 10 and 11 students is Trinomial. Proper building of this foundation prepares the students well for the more advanced Functions and calculus of grade 12. Many students struggle because of a lack of appropriate foundational structure in lower classes. At QE, we help our students lay up a good foundation upon which they can build on.
Our tutors are not only experts in their area, they are top achiever themselves.
They don't just tutor our students, often times they serve as a role model and mentor to our students.
Queen Elizabeth tutor team is a team with a solid bond; our tutors' have an average tenure of 3 years. Most of our competitors operate as agencies or centers; their tutors are freelancers who come around and go. As such, they often deprive their students of the opportunity to get accustomed to a teaching pattern.
Our tutors are specialists in the subjects they teach. We won’t ask an English graduate to teach Math. Our tutors are well trained and experienced in their fields.
To build good math foundational skills, students should start at Grade 7 or 8. Skillsets including fractions, integers and algebra are critical. Then in high school, graphing, solving equations, quadratics are important. Without strong foundational skills, a student will struggle with math unit by unit, year by year. The key is to address the foundational gap with proper lessons, accompanied with practice.
Students tend to memorize math, instead of the understand it, which is the proper way of doing it. The problem with this approach, is that when the teacher changes the question, the student will get stuck and lose a large portion of the marks. To understand math is to understand the “why” behind the concept or steps, and know when to apply what. Our lessons focus on understanding, and we teach students the concepts with step by step explanation on how to use them.
We focus on foundational building, re-address the gaps of the student, to help them understand and not memorize. We also provide extra practice to strengthen their understanding and skills.
Students nowadays are accustomed to writing short messages on their phones. The challenge is that this habit is translated to their school writing, and therefore, they lack proper grammar and sentence structure. QEA lessons will discipline the students into using proper English structure and grammar, and develop their writing skill in a step by step approach.
Critical thinking accounts for a large portion of the student’s English grade in high school. Many students have the poor habit of stating the plot summary in their essays, instead of providing proper critical analysis. This will result in severe penalty on their grades. We teach students to go deeper into the story, and to link how the plot is connected to the themes.
We build the student’s skills in reading, writing and critical analysis, while working with the students through their regular school curriculum.
Queen Elizabeth Academy has a strong tradition of providing high quality education to our students. Our students have achieved academic excellence. Many of our students were admitted to top universities with scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $23,000. Queen Elizabeth students alumni had built strong foundation, which had helped them to pursue their path in universities. Our students alumni had entered top medical schools, pursue in their Masters and PhD, and were employed by top Bay St. firms and global companies.
QE has a strong track record on supporting our students to academic excellence and long term success. Our tutoring program is private one on one, tailored towards the strengths and weaknesses of your child. Our tutoring program is lesson based, which means we don't sit back and wait for questions, because often times they don't know what to ask. We actively teach lessons and provide weekly homework for practice.
QE provides quality education. What does this mean? To achieve high grade, it is important to have a systematic approach to build your child's foundation: Lessons, Homework Practice and coaching. For lessons, we actively teach the materials, organizing knowledge in step by step manner. This way, we facilitate understanding, not memorizing equations or steps. We provide package of homework practice, so that our students can learn a variety of problems and prepare well for tests. We also provide past tests and mock exams, such that we teach test writing techniques to optimize their performance.
Academic excellence comes with understanding and hardwork. We take care of the understanding part in our lessons, where we teach the concepts in a easy-to-understand manner. to acheive high grade, the students need to practice and establish a good routine for working through homework. Making their own study notes will be preferred. We also teach test writing strategies, such as tackling multiple choice and complex application questions.
QE is Ministry accredited, which means we offer high school courses. We know the curriculum of each subject inside-out. We know what foundation building block is important leading to the next grade. As we have worked with 5,000+ students over the past 9 years, we are familiar with the common weakness and challenge they face on each subject. Therefore, we focus on what matters most to achieve success. Our students were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Laurier, Queen's, Western, McGill with scholarship from $2,000 to $50,000.
The average tenure of our tutors at QE is at least 3 years. Many of our tutors stay with QE for 5-6 years. In this way, they are experienced and have worked with hundreds of students. Many of them have taught our 110 hours credit course. New tutors need to go through a rigorous audition process in order to join QE. This includes showing indepth knowledge in our test and being able to explain concepts in a way that students can understand.
We charge per month (4 or 8 lessons a month). Depending on the program, we offer very competitive and fair rate. We provide much more value than the average tutoring centers or go-to-home agencies: successful experience, coaching, homework package, mock tests and exams, test writing strategies and lesson based tutoring.
Many students cannot do without Grade 12 Advanced Functions because it is a requirement for admission into many university programs. Students typically build on the skills they learned in the preceding grades. Factoring, graphing, trigonometry, and exponents are some of the skills to be covered in this course. It is expected that students will have varying levels of proficiency and understanding during this course. This is because some units like polynomial functions are more straightforward than others, such as trigonometric functions and proofs.
Considering the thrills and challenges that students typically encounter when taking this course, some of them have described it as a roller coaster ride of a course.
Foundation is crucial in Mathematics, so it is important to revise math foundation before getting started with this course. Critical areas include factoring (especially trinomial factoring), domain and range, graphing, combining rational expressions, and trigonometry ratios. If, on the other hand, you decide to brush up when the course begins, you may have a hard time staying abreast of the new material being taught. Mathematics courses usually build upon your previous knowledge, so be sure to review them.
It is advisable to keep notes organized in order to help keep up a good pace as each course is being treated. Also, be brave enough to practice new problems on your own and endeavor to go beyond those assigned in the homework. This will give you enough room to master the wide variety of concepts and questions in Advanced Functions. Ultimately, the more you expose yourself to such problems, the better prepared you will be. In light of this, the Queen Elizabeth Academy tutoring program provides all students with extra worksheets and practice tests to hone their skills for success.
This course has two separate sections; the first is derived from Advanced Functions, the other one is Vector, an entirely new course. Vectors are essentially similar to Physics when it comes to problem-solving.
The aspects derived from Advanced Functions has its basis in the work done in Advanced Functions and typically include algebra, graphing, trigonometry, and logarithms.
The vector aspect of the course includes 3D equations of lines and planes. Because of the similarity of vector problem-solving to physics, many students find this course component more complicated than the first one.
Students need to be proficient in exponents, factoring, combining rational expressions such as fractions with algebra, and solving equations in order to achieve success in Vector Calculus.
You want to pay special attention to the Optimization Unit, which usually includes many word problems. However, if you have trouble dealing with word problems, be sure to prepare for this unit in particular. Do not forget to keep your notes organized while you identify the different kinds of problems. This will significantly help you to clarify the concepts in the course, and to keep track of your progress.
Due to the complexity of Vector concepts, it is advisable to layout and write down all steps before approaching vector problems .Also, write down why such steps are necessary. For instance, what variable are you attempting to achieve with each step? This approach will undoubtedly simplify even more complicated questions and allow you to easily identify areas where you need additional help.
Chemistry and Physics have been seen to be the most challenging courses for Grade 12 students in Ontario high schools. As with typical chemistry problems, many of the questions are based on possible outcomes since Chemistry deals with so many diverse elements (e.g., what is the product of reacting chemical X with Y).
Many students are not familiar with this type of problem-solving strategy, so they prefer step-based or formulaic-based problems. But science students cannot escape this in the university, so they'll have to learn the skills.
The concepts in Grade 12 Chemistry are very complex and can be frustrating at times. They include enthalpy, orbitals, equilibrium, and organic nomenclature, which most chemistry students usually find tasking.
It is very important to avoid being lost in details whenever you are studying Chemistry. There's always a ‘big picture’ concept in any given unit, so keep an eye out for that. To help you visualize these concepts, it's a good idea to organize your work into a flow chart. This strategy displays the essential concepts and how they're connected one to another. As a result, you'll be able to handle tests much better.
It is important to always understand every concept instead of merely memorizing. For example, the boiling point of an organic compound reflects the strength of the intermolecular force of attraction holding its molecules together. A good grasp of these concepts will help you adapt to situational problems in chemistry.
Physics is a course that is required for those that are interested in studying engineering in the university. As expected, grade 12 Physics builds on your knowledge of grade 11 Physics, so if a student was sound in the preceding grade level, they will likely, with hard work, of course, succeed in Grade 12 Physics.
The Grade 12 Physics University Preparation Course begins with a review of Kinematics (motion) and Dynamics (forces). This is to ensure the students have a solid start. Here, electromagnetism and Light are often the most challenging units.
Students taking Grade 12 Physics are expected to excel at problem solving techniques, most especially in manipulating equations to extract unknown variables and answers.
In this course, the workload is quite heavy and requires lots of practice to comprehend them fully. Therefore, students will need to dedicate a considerable amount of time to score above 85 percent. However, physics is an exciting course, and with the right mindset, it can be very rewarding.
To achieve 85% and above in physics, it is necessary to commit up to 6 hours a week to work through new problems in the course.
In Grade 12 physics, some of the units like electromagnetism and light are conceptually difficult. Therefore, to better understand each concept, you should try first to express the problem in plain English. For instance, imagine you are explaining the concept of light to a space alien or your grandmother. How would you describe it? What is an electric field? What is Voltage? Problem-solving will be a lot easier and more fun when comprehend and internalize the concepts, instead of merely memorizing questions.
Having a strong understanding of Grade 11 Mathematics is a necessity in preparing for Grade 12 mathematics. Although, what we see is that students at this stage are often faced with the difficult choice of choosing between the Mixed level course and the Academic level course. From experience, we advise students to stick with the Grade 11 Academic Math, as it is a more flexible option. However, the challenge with most students is that the course requires a bit more work. But it also creates multiple opportunities for university programs to pick from, typically ranging from engineering to business courses. So, unless a student is absolutely sure of the path, he/she wishes to take after high school, they should stick with a flexible option.
There are numerous difficult units in Grade 11 Math, including exponents, transformation, trigonometry graphing, and trigonometry identities. This is also the first time they'll encounter proofs. The simpler units include Quadratics, series, and sequences, which are mostly a review of grade 10 topics.
Building strong foundational skills in grade 10 is a prerequisite to taking this course. Factoring (especially trinomials), fractions (grade 8-9 level), Linear systems, and quadratics are the critical skills at this stage. Additionally, students will need a good understanding of domain and range, x and y intercepts, and asymptotes to excel in this course. It is always easier to keep pace with all lessons and course work in this course once the student has mastered the foundational skills.
The thing about grade 11 questions is that they involve multiple steps. In order not to have issues you have to understand the logic and concept behind each step you take, and then pinpoint why you`re taking those steps. In other words, “what am I trying to solve?” Work through the steps again after you have done this. This is essentially how you demystify mathematical problems.
Students should become well rooted in theoretical and technical knowledge of chemistry in Grade 11. And they must be grounded in both areas to do well in the course. Grade 11 Chemistry has more calculations and equations. This means that you need a solid background in math to do well. However, chemistry in grade 11 chemistry isn`t so challenging. Besides, it's a good way to see if chemistry or sciences will be a great choice for you in the university.
Students are presented with both theoretical and technical knowledge in Grade 11 Chemistry. And to do well in the course, you must be very good at both. There are lots of calculations to be done, but that doesn`t mean the course is particularly difficult. Perhaps, the biggest benefit here is that and the course allows you to weigh the possibility of pursuing chemistry, or science more generally, in the future.
Here`s a piece of good advice: make sure you have an understanding of Nomenclature as well as how to balance equations in grade 10 science before starting grade 11 chemistry. You really don't want to miss those two courses!
It is important to lay out every step of all calculations learnt in this course. You may use a flow chart, with each box indicating your result for each step. Examples, in this case, include the values for mass of a chemical, volume of a gas, or the number of particles in a substance. This is a good way to make problem-solving much easier.
Grade 11 Physics can be very difficult to cope with because it requires the use of formulas expected to have been known from previous Grades. Most of the concepts will be very new for many students. In most cases, problem-solving does not follow concrete steps, as in math. So, students will need to know all the formulas, as well as how to manipulate different equations to achieve their desired result.
Physics questions are traditionally full of word problems, and that's another area of challenge to most students, because they'll need to understand the questions, interpret them, then extract the given variables and variations. But with practice, even this can be mastered.
To succeed in Grade 12 Physics, a strong foundation of Grade 11 Physics is essential; and Grade 12 Physics is a requirement for those that which to study engineering or science in the university.
Success in Grade 11 Physics requires adequate understanding of the equations and not merely memorizing them. For your own good, it is far better to understand the reasoning behind every concept. Be sure to visualize the situation so you can identify given variables and variations in each problem. Additionally, you want to be sure you`re applying the equations rightly, instead of blindly following steps or processes.
Physics is such a complex course that one problem might need more than one equation to get it solved. The trick is to identify what you have been given, note their places in the relevant equations, and identify the variables you weren't given in the question. Finally, use this equation or in combination with other equations to find the unknown.
The level of difficulty you experience in Grade 10 is more than what you would have experienced in Grade 9. And this is especially true for students who scored 75% or lower in Grade 9. Grade 10 presents many new concepts, such as quadratics and geometry.
Word problems and critical thinking are two major challenges of Grade 10 Math. Therefore, students need to strengthen their foundational skills ahead of Grade 10, especially if they already have gaps in grades 8 and 9. Possible areas where these gaps exist are integers, fractions, and linear equations. Building strong foundations in these areas will help the students learn grade 11 math with ease.
Organizing problems into different types goes a long way in achieving success in Grade 10 Math. This will help you identify those questions that give you tough times, so that you will be able to focus on them.
Also, you must be ready to commit a great deal of time - different from what the teacher has assigned to you - in solving questions on your own. Mathematics would often require nothing less than 5 hours of work every week from students in order to excel. Doing these will help you avoid last-minute studying before any test or exam. Essentially, accumulating your skills and knowledge regularly will help you stay on track.
Many students often have challenges due to the sharp difference between Grade 8 and Grade 9 Math.
Students are introduced to the four essential categories: Knowledge, Application, Thinking, and Communication. Quite noticeably, many of them are usually not accustomed to this marking scheme.
There is more word problems in Grade 9 math than what is seen in other middle school courses. Consequently, the students will need to develop strong skills here, and quickly too, if they must do well. We see lots of students give up here, thinking that they will never do well in math. Whereas everyone who puts in the necessary work will do excellently well in math.
Consistency is key to achieving success in Grade 9 math, you need to set up a strict study schedule - more like a study time-table. Ideally, you must be able to spend a minimum of 4 hours every week to master your math course. The only way to master math is by constant practice, so you need to create a steady work schedule.
It is essential to set out quality time to often address word problems because it is unavoidable. In fact, if you can grasp the concept now, the rest of high school will be a jolly ride for you.
*Note that Queen Elizabeth premise are currently located in Mississauga, Oakville and Etobicoke. For the other locations, we offer online live tutoring over zoom.