English Language Arts (ELA) 10-20-30

- Call 403-613-0364

- private lessons on Hamlet, Macbeth or Othello

- write better essays for your High School English classes

- open from 9 am to 9 pm

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
It's cool to study Shakespeare. However, not every high school student would agree.

Having trouble writing essays?
Do you dread the June diploma exams?

Are you great at Math, but failing English 30-1? Do you think that, The Tragedy of Hamlet, isn't really English?!  Then call for a private ELA tutor who:

  • knows and understands the Alberta Curriculum 
  • explains Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet in "real English"
  • teaches various novels and practices essay writing
  • prepares you for your English Diploma Exam
  • teaches students from the best high schools in Calgary: from Bishop Carroll, Saint Mary's, Sir Winston Churchill, St. Francis, Rundle College, Webber Academy, West Island College, Western Canada High School, William Aberhart as well as teaching student who are upgrading at Bow Valley College, Chinook and Mount Royal University

Large, lovely private classrooms

Bright, cheering atmosphere with internet connections and a smartboard.
One of our private classrooms; complete with a smart board.
  • private classrooms
  • located in quiet community of Glamorgan (SW Calgary)
  • close to Signal Hills / Westhills shopping area
  • private one-on-one classes available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  1. Option 1: Come with your child, sit nearby and watch the class!
  2. Option 2: Drop off your child, go do some shopping and return to find your child more confident and better prepared for school!! So easy.

We can drive to You

  • you can have private English classes at your home
  • summer or winter, stay home and we will drive to you
    (travel fees are based on distance and shown on all receipts)
A Smart car for Smart-Tutors.
Smart tutors will drive to your home.

High School English classes

- Alberta curriculum

- most stories, plays and novels

- lots of comprehension practice

- fun, interesting 1-on-1 classes

-- easy payments

-- experienced and friendly

-- feel free to call or email questions

English 30-1 Diploma Exam

- (For more details, refer to our page, "Essay Writing")

There is Part A and Part B of the diploma exam. If you want to have private lessons covering both topics, or one of the two, we can help you.

 There are many things that you can do to prepare for the High School English 30-1 diploma exam. One of those things is to have a good breakfast before writing it!! Little things count. Now, here are some other ideas as well:

  • download the list of previous 30-1 diploma exam questions/topics
  • take the questions and practise writing with friends and give each other a peer review (yes, it is nerdy, but do you want to pass?)
  • remember to improve your words (don't write baby English), but don't over-reach either and look too fancy
  • essay writing cannot be learned in a week -- start practising now -- months before the exam
  • Grade 10 is when you should really start working on your writing skills; Grade 12 is probably too late

Your English Tutors (real teachers)

Twenty years with Calgary Board of Education
Ms. Carla, BA, MA

Ms Carla - High School English Teacher with Calgary Board of Education: carla@smart-tutors.com

● with the Calgary Board of Eduction (CBE) since 2001

● 25 years teaching; born and raised on the prairies
● specializing in English Literature, essay writing and social studies
● located in Bridgeland NE (just north of downtown Calgary)
● Masters in English Literature

BA in Anthrology; MA in Linguistics and Exegesis
Troy C. Moore, BA, MA

Troy C Moore -  Senior Tutor and Owner: troy@smart-tutors.com

 20 years experience; born and raised in Canada
● specialized in writing CRTs and PRTs for the diploma exam

● study and discuss Shakespearean plays (i.e., Macbeth and Hamlet)
● office located in quiet Glamorgan SW (near Sign Hill and Westhills)
● BA Anthropology and Linguistics (University of Western Ontario, 1985)
● Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (Trinity Western University, 2003)

Foreign High School Students: Welcome to Calgary

Japan, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc.
Map of Asian nations.

Have you come to Canada to learn more English? Congratulations. Good idea. But we know it is hard. You probably feel Canada is too cold, Calgary is too strange and the food here is not too good.


But the hardest thing is English, especially if you are in junior high or senior high. Right? Don't worry -- the weather and the food will get better and we can help you with English.

  • foreign students get individual study help
  • learn from teachers that have lived in other countries: we know how you feel
  • study English and learn Canadian culture
  • summer courses are available on request
Bangassou, Central African Republic
Troy worked seven years in the Central African Republic. Living and working in another culture (and becoming a student of that culture) is a life changing experience. You learn to see things differently.

Hourly Rates for private classes

  • $45/hr and up
  • high school courses are GST exempt
  • all materials are included for most classes
  • simple, flexible payment plans