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Queen Elizabeth Academy is known for providing top-notch education to students in Richmond Hill. As against using quick fixes, we focus on building the students' foundation, leading to long term success. For more than 9 years, we've trained lots of students in many cities, including Richmond Hill. Several of them have been admitted into top universities, such as Queen’s, Western, Waterloo, Laurier, and McGill, and some with scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $23,000.

Many of our past students have entered medical schools, some have also started their MA and PhD programs, while others have been employed by global firms such as KPMG and Fidelity Investments.

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Experience the interaction of our online live physics lesson. Students are focused and not being distracted or sitting passively We provide both private 1 on 1 tutoring and private credit courses (group classes)

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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 Richmond Hill area: East Beaver Creek, Oak Ridges, Jefferson, Bayview Hill, Mill Pondm and many in the Rose Captial.

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Nikki is a certified teacher with Master degree in Education from University of Toronto. She has been working with QEA for over 6 years, and many of QEA top students came out of her class
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Our private tutoring programs at Queen Elizabeth Academy offers one on one, personalized lessons, covering important concepts and delivered with step-by-step explanations on homework problems.

1. Building Foundations

Math and science have a progressive learning pattern. Hence, it's essential to build a solid foundation to ensure students' long term success. For instance, in our math and science tutoring sessions, we teach the concepts behind each topic and help our students to understand them instead of memorizing the materials. This tutoring approach is vital for building the students’ foundation.

2. Step by step explanations

For our science and math tutoring programs, our tutors provide easy-to-understand, step-by-step explanations to the students. Our tutors pay attention to the students' foundational learning gaps and then re-explain the steps to clarify any misunderstanding during each tutoring session.

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The process of learning math is progressive, meaning that each grade level is a stepping stone to the next one. Therefore, students need to understand the fundamental concepts at each level and be able to apply them. However, most students prefer to memorize math rather than understand it, thereby creating foundational gaps that often come back and hurt their marks in the future.

QEA is accredited by the Ministry of Education. Our in-depth understanding of the curriculum combined with our wealth of experience in teaching maths gives us a deeper insight to help your child learn maths with ease. We also pay particular attention to the students` foundational learning gaps.

Common challenges that most students encounter in math:

1. Weak foundational skills in math

To build solid foundational skills in math, students should start at Grade 7 or 8. The essential math skills include fractions, integers and algebra. In high schools, the critical skills include graphing, solving equations, and quadratic problems. Without these foundational skills, students will likely struggle with math through school each year. The key, however, is to address the foundational gapS with proper lessons and practice questions.

2. Memorize instead of understand

Students often memorize math, instead of understanding it - this is the proper way to learn math. The issue with this approach is that the students often struggle with problems when the teacher changes the question. This inevitably leads to a loss of marks. Understanding math involves understanding the “why” behind each concept or step, and knowing when to apply “what”. Our math lessons focus on helping students understand these concepts, which we teach using step-by-step explanations.

The QEA math tutoring program is one on one, private.

Our focus at QEA is building our students` foundation and re-address their learning gaps. We help them understand instead of memorizing. We also provide extra practice problems to strengthen their understanding and math skills.

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Diana is a PhD candidate, major in English literature, York University. She has 6 years of teaching experience.
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English is one of the pivotal subjects in high school because all university programs require a good English grade. But achieving English good demands that students have a set of critical skills, which most students often miss. These skills include essay writing, reading comprehension, grammar and critical analysis.

QEA English tutoring program focuses on building these 3 critical skills: reading comprehension, essay writing and critical analysis. And we aim to support our students through their school curriculum while teaching and helping them develop these skills. In our essay writing lessons, for instance, we teach students how to write a concise and compelling thesis, how to create attention-grabbing introductions, and how to build reasonable arguments using quotes from Shakespeare or other relevant novels.

 

Common challenges that most students encounter in English:

1. Students lack proper sentence structures

Today, most students are accustomed to sending out short messages using their phones. The challenge with this is that the habit is carried through to school writing, which eventually affects their grammar and sentence structure. At QEA, our English lessons are designed to discipline the students into developing better English structure and grammar in their writing work. We use a step-by-step approach to help them develop their writing skill.

2. Students’ essays lack critical analysis and are penalized for marks.

In high school, critical thinking accounts for a major part of students’ English grades. Many students are in the habit of simply stating the plot summary in their essays, instead of providing proper critical analysis. Unfortunately, this leads to loss of marks and poor grades. Our tracking style helps the students to go deeper into the story, and link the plot to other relevant themes in the story.

The QEA English tutoring program is one on one, private.

We carefully take the students through their curriculum while also helping them to build their skills in reading, writing and critical analysis.

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Queen Elizabeth Academy has a strong standing tradition of providing high-quality tutorials to our students. Our students are known for sterling academic performance, which is why many of them are now studying in top universities, with scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $23,000. Alumni of QEA usually build strong foundations that help them achieve long term success in universities. Many of our past students have entered top medical schools, some are currently pursuing their Masters and PhD, while many others now work for top Bay St. firms and global organizations.

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Grade 12

Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

The Course

This is a very important course for many students because most university programs require this course as a pre-requisite. The skills learned in the Grade 11 course are built upon in this course, including factoring, graphing, trigonometry and exponents. Students will likely have varying levels of proficiency when taking this course, as some units, such as polynomial functions, are quite simple, while others, such as trigonometry and proofs.

Some students have thus described it as a roller coaster ride of a course, with all the thrills (and challenges) that that entails.

Study Tip for Grade 12 Advanced Functions for Richmond Hill students

It would be a good idea, before the beginning of this course, to brush up on the foundations of mathematics, such as factoring (especially trinomial factoring), domain and range, graphing, adding rational expression, and trigonometry ratios. If you wait until the course beings, it may be difficult to keep pace with the new material which is being taught. Foundations are always important, and as with all mathematics courses, this one builds upon your past knowledge, so be sure to review.

Also, make sure to keep good, organized notes to stay on top of the course units. Do not be afraid to practice problems beyond those assigned in the homework, as Advanced Functions is known for containing a very wide variety of questions and problems, and therefore the more you expose yourself to such problems, the better prepared you will be. Because of this, the Queen Elizabeth Academy provides all of our students with extra worksheets and practice tests to hone their skills and succeed.

Grade 12 Vector Calculus (MCV4U)

The Course

This course includes two different sections, one is derivative, or rather extends from work in Advanced Functions, while the other is Vectors, which is completely new. Vector bears some resemblance to Physics in terms of problem solving.

The derivative section will branch out from the work done in Advanced Functions and will include algebra, graphing, trigonometry and logarithms.

The vector component is entirely new, involving 3D equation of lines and planes. The problem-solving aspects of vectors are similar to physics, and many students find this component of the course particularly difficult.

Study Tip for Grade 12 Vector Calculus for Richmond Hill students

In order to succeed in Vector Calculus, make sure you are proficient in exponents, factoring, combining rational expressions such as fractions with algebra, and solving equations.

Make sure to pay special attention to the Optimization Unit, which includes many word problems. If you struggle with word problems, make sure to prepare for this unit in particular. As always, make sure to keep your notes organized. Identify the different kinds of problems. This will help you to clarify the concepts in this course significantly, and also help to keep track of your progress.

When approaching vectors, the concepts are highly complex. To address this, try to layout and write down all of the steps clearly, and write down why you are taking such steps as well. What variable are you attempting to achieve at every step? This approach will simplify some of the more complex questions, and will also allow you to pinpoint areas in which you will require extra help.

Grade 12 Chemistry, University Preparation (SCH4U)

The Course

Grade 12 Chemistry is one of the most challenging courses in Ontario high schools, along with Physics. Building upon the knowledge acquired in Grade 11 Chemistry, many of the questions are based upon possible situations since Chemistry deals with so many diverse elements (ie. The energy produced from chemical X and Y’s reaction).

Many students are unused to this kind of problem-solving strategy, preferring step-based, or formulaic ‘plug-in’ problems. However, if you are pursuing science in university, this kind of problem-solving will have to be learned.

The concepts within Grade 12 Chemistry are quitter complex, including enthalpy, orbitals, equilibrium and organic nomenclature, which is a particular challenge for many students.

Study Tip for Grade 12 Chemistry, University Preparation for Richmond Hill students

An important tip to remember when studying chemistry is not to become lost in details. Always keep an eye on the ‘big picture’ concepts in any given unit. A good way to visualize these concepts is to organize them into a flow chart. This will allow you to see how concepts are related to one another, and will help with tests significantly.

Always try to understand the “why” behind a concept, or rather ‘why’ a concept is important beyond mere memorization. For example, the boiling point of an organic compound can indicate the intermolecular force that is the force of attraction between molecules. Understanding these concepts will allow you to adapt to situational problems in chemistry.

Grade 12 Physics, University Preparation (SPH4U)

The Course

Physics is often taken for those seeking to pursue engineering in university. Grade 12 Physics is an extension of grade 11 Physics, and if a student has done well in the previous grade, it is likely they will, with hard work of course, succeed in Grade 12 Physics.

This course begins with a review of Kinematics (motion) and Dynamics (forces), which will provide a strong start. Electromagnetism and Light are often the most challenging units.

In Grade 12 Physics there will be the expectation to excel at problem-solving techniques, especially in the manipulation of equations to extract unknowns and answers.

The workload in this course is quite heavy, requiring a considerable dedication of time in order to achieve above 85 percent, however with the right mindset, this course will be very rewarding.

Study Tip for Grade 12 Physics, University Preparation for Richmond Hill students

Physics will require a great deal of practice, and it is advisable to dedicate around 6 hours a week to work through new problems if you desire to achieve above 85% in the course.

Some of the units in Grade 12 Physics are conceptually difficult, such as electromagnetism and light. To better understand a concept, try first to put it into plain English. Imagine that you are explaining this concept to a space alien, or your grandmother. What would you say? What is an electric field? What is Voltage? If you are able to understand the concept, and are not merely memorizing equations, it will make understanding equations and problems much easier.

Grade 11

Grade 11 Mathematics, University Preparation (MCR3U)

The Course

Grade 11 Mathematics represents an important stepping stone in progressing to the 12th grade. Students at this stage are often at a crossroads, namely whether to take the Mixed level course or the Academic level course. My advice to students would be to stick with the Grade 11 Academic Math, even if it requires a bit more work or a summer upgrade. This course will open many doors to university programs ranging from engineering to business and many others. Unless a student is absolutely certain of the path they wish to take, it is probably better to stick with the more flexible option.

There are many challenging units in grade 11 Math including exponents, transformation, trigonometry graphing, and trigonometry identities (the first time you will encounter proofs).

The simpler units include Quadratics, which is mostly a review of grade 10 material, and series and sequences.

Study Tip for Grade 11 Mathematics, University Preparation for Richmond Hill students

Before taking this course, try to strengthen your foundational skills from grade 10. Key skills include factoring (especially trinomials), fractions (grade 8-9 level), Linear systems and quadratics with a good understanding of domain and range, x and y intercepts and asymptotes. With foundational skills down it will be easier to follow the lessons and work in this course, and less time will be spent catching up on previous material.

Many grade 11 questions involve multiple steps. Ensure you understand why you are undertaking each step from a logical perspective, and then pinpoint the goal of the steps, that is to say as ‘what am I trying to solve?’ Work through the steps after you have done this. By breaking the problems into steps, the questions will seem less overwhelming.

Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation (SCH3U)

The Course

Grade 11 Chemistry involves a combination of theoretical and technical knowledge. You must be proficient in both areas to do well in the course. The majority of grade 11 Chemistry involves a great deal of calculations, and therefore a solid background in Math will make this course much easier. Grade 11 Chemistry is not particularly difficult, and it is a good way to explore the possibility of pursuing chemistry, or science more generally, in the future.

Study Tip for Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation for Richmond Hill students

Grade 11 Chemistry involves a combination of theoretical and technical knowledge. You must be proficient in both areas to do well in the course. The majority of grade 11 Chemistry involves a great deal of calculations, and therefore a solid background in Math will make this course much easier. Grade 11 Chemistry is not particularly difficult, and it is a good way to explore the possibility of pursuing chemistry, or science more generally, in the future.

It is a good idea to review Nomenclature and how to Balance Equations from Grade 10 science before proceeding to Grade 11 Chemistry. These are two absolutely essential skills in the course.

Once you come to the units in the course which involve calculations, make sure you lay out all of the steps individually, or else use a flow chart, with each box indication your result for each step, such as the values for mass of a chemical, volume of a gas or the number of particles. This can eliminate confusion, and help to isolate areas of confusion.

Grade 11 Physics, University Preparation (SPH3U)

The Course

Grade 11 Physics can be a very challenging course as the material along with the strategies for problem solving will be very new for many students. Rather than following concrete steps, as in Math, students will need to know which equations to use beforehand, and will need to know how to manipulate different equations to achieve their desired result.

Physics also involves many word problems which can pose another challenge, however the good news is that you will slowly gain proficiency in extracting givens and variables.

This course is important for those who wish to pursue engineering or science in university, and is a prerequisite for Grade 12 Physics.

Study Tip for Grade 11 Physics, University Preparation for Richmond Hill students

It is important not to simply memorize the equations. It is far better to understand the reasoning behind such equations. Try to visualize the situation and identify variables and given in each different problem. Make sure you are tailoring your use of equations to the question at hand, and not just blindly following steps or processes.

In many cases you have to use multiple equations and combine them in different stages. For each equation, tick the variables that you have a number to insert and circle the ones that don’t. Then try to use another equation to find the circled unknown. This tip can guide you through the confusion

Grade 10

Grade 10 Academic Mathematics, (MPM2D)

The Course

Grade 10 is a large leap in difficulty from Grade 9, especially for those who scored 75% or lower in Grade 9. Many new concepts are introduced, such as quadratics and geometry.

Common challenges in Grade 10 Math include thinking problems and word problems. Students need to strengthen their foundational skills for Grade 10, especially if they have gaps in their grade 8 and 9 learning. Such gaps include integers, fractions, and linear equations. Students must work diligently in these areas in order to proceed on to grade 11 Math successfully.

Study Tip for Grade 10 Academic Mathematics for Richmond Hill students

It is a good idea to organize problems into types. This will help you to determine which problems give you the most difficulty, and then you will be able to focus on those ones.

Also, make sure to spend a considerable amount of time practicing beyond what has been assigned by the teacher. A grade 10 Math students should look to do about 5 hours of work a week in order to do very well on the course. Also, always avoid, if you can, last minute studying before the test. You will be better off if you accumulate your skill and knowledge on a regular basis.

Grade 9

Grade 9 Academic Mathematics, (MPM1D)

The Course

Grade 9 Math is a significant departure from Grade 8 Math. Many students do not expect this and thus maintain a Grade 8 work ethic in high school.

The four categories of Knowledge, Application, Thinking and Communication are now introduced, and many are not accustomed to this marking scheme.

The course is also more word problem heavy than the middle school courses, possibly causing a significant drop in marks if not dealt with quickly. Many students are discouraged by a bad test and then give up, believing they are not good enough at math to do better. The good news is that this is a myth, and good marks will come to those students who put the work in and take the course seriously.

Study Tip for Grade 9 Academic Mathematics for Richmond Hill students

Try to create a regular work schedule and maintain it. A student should spend roughly 4 hours a week on math homework to succeed in this course. Math requires constant practice, and thus a steady work schedule is important to achieve desired goals in this course.

Also, make sure to spend a good deal of time addressing word problems, as word problems are going to be important, not just in grade 9, but throughout high school. They cannot be avoided!

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