English Language Arts (ELA) 10-20-30

- write the best essays ever

- study Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet

- get ahead of the others in your class

- all lessons are private, 1-on-1

- or share the cost with your buddy

- open from 9 to 9

How to write an essay


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

Having trouble writing essays?
Are you dreading the English diploma exam?

Are you great at Math, but failing English 30-1?

Do you think that, The Tragedy of Hamlet, isn't really English?! 

If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, then call for a private ELA tutor who:

  • knows and understands the Alberta Curriculum 
  • teaches Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet in "real English"
  • practices essay planning, essay writing and essay editing (see here for details)
  • prepares you for the 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 students who are upgrading at Bow Valley College, Chinook and Mount Royal University

Free Phone Consultation - 403-613-0364 - Solid Advice for your child


Bright, cheering atmosphere with internet connections and a smartboard.
One of our private classrooms; complete with a smart board.
  • private classrooms
  • located in the 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.

Large, lovely private classrooms



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 Teacher

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

Troy C Moore -  Senior Instructor and Partner: 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 (e.g., 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

  • $60/hr and up
  • personal cheque, cash or Interact eTransfer® 
  • high school courses are GST exempt
  • all materials are included for most classes
  • simple, flexible payment plans