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tutoring

One on one, online (via email or Skype) tutoring services

 

Learning is a process that can sometimes be overwhelming. Developing new skills and exploring new ways to succeed, while discovering the strengths a student already has can help in this process. This is an area that Samantha, the founder and Certified tutor of A Share of Knowledge (aka ASK) is very familiar with.  From elementary to University, Samantha is trained and attuned to recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of students and "filling in the gaps."

 

A student's academic problems may be further complicated if English is their second language. Why wait till it is too late to do anything about academic weaknesses? Students can take control of their own success by working with Samantha.

 

Samantha can show students the road to success and assist them to become effective independent learners.  Samantha has years of proven success and happy clients who succeeded in attaining their educational goals and well beyond with Samantha's assistance.

 

Samantha's expertise is essay writing at many levels.  With a wide breadth of education (EASL, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, education, communication, history, geography, kinesiology, technical writing, Greek mythology, linguistics, and English courses) and experience Samantha assists in the editing, structuring and formatting of a wide variety of essay types and subjects, plus answering your questions in regards to writing assignments/ paper essays.

 

ASK can assist with:


•    Understanding Assignment Instructions
•    Organizing Ideas & Making Outlines for Paragraphs and Essays
•    Essay/ Research Paper Writing/Reference Styles

 

•    Different Test Taking Strategies
•    Punctuation
•    Grammar
•    Reading Comprehension
•    Vocabulary/Spelling

 


Samantha is a Certified and trained tutor (as well as BC Certified Teacher) with 20 years relevant experience, and is available to you at the click of a button from the comfort of your own home via email or Skype. She is also available for  one on one sessions if you live in the Kelowna area.

 

To use this tutoring service, simply submit your questions, problems, essay topics and/or essay papers via the tell me more area on the Home page of ASK. Once your assignment/essay paper is received Samantha will send you a quote back (within 24 hours) of the charge. If you agree upon the charge, payment can be made via pay pal located on the Payment tab or by e-transfer through your own banking service (best option, as no fees apply) and service will commence.

ASK Rates


If you happen to live in the Okanagan area, specifically Kelowna appointments can be made for a one on one tutoring session. The initial consultation is free. Typically, an hourly rate of $40 is charged thereafter.  If Samantha has to travel to your home, there is a $10 traveling fee. Rates are subject to each individual situation. Payment will be made after each session whether in person and before service commences typically online.
To set up an appointment (either in person or via skype), please contact Samantha via the tell me more option on the Home page. Include: your name (first and last), address, country, postal code, telephone, return email address and inquiry and/or Word attachment of your essay (if applicable). Indicate the time and day you wish to make the appointment for and/or the due date of your assignment.
Otherwise, tutoring sessions are available online. Submit your writing assignment/paper as a Word file or submit an online question regarding assignment instructions, essay structure etc. on the tell me more area on the Home tab. Once your assignment/essay paper is received Samantha will send you a quote back (within 24 hours) of the charge. If you agree upon the charge, a method of payment will be arranged and the service will commence.

 

SPECIAL- Pre-pay 10 sessions @ $350 (saving $50).

 

Frequently Asked Kelowna Tutor Questions

 

On this page you will find a list of our most asked questions of my Kelowna Tutor service.  Be sure to check back often as this list will grow and change.
•    Who is ASK?
•    Where is ASK?
•    When is ASK open?
•    Who does ASK assist?
•    How can I use this service?

 

Who is ASK?

 

Samantha Michaels started this private tutoring service she at first called “The Homework Helper” while attending Douglas College in 1997. Samantha not only has 20 years of relevant tutoring experience, but is also a Certified Tutor (Certified at Douglas College in April 1998) and has an English Degree and Liberal Arts Certificate from Simon Fraser University, graduating in June 2003. Besides tutoring in her areas of specialty: English/Writing/Essay Writing, Samantha has also tutored a vast diversity of courses, including English as a Second Language, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Anthropology, Communication, Linguistic, Kinesiology and Education courses, and also useful resource skills, such as Test Taking Strategies and Time Management Skills. Over the years she has also become a "Grammar Expert." She has also tutored nursing students, teaching students, engineering students and business professionals.  Samantha is also a Certified Technical Writer (from SFU, 2006), a published writer and a Certified BC Middle School Teacher (UBCO 2008).  She has also worked as a substitute teacher at the elementary level at a private Christian school for grades Kindergarten to grade six, and also taught the Grade 6 Language Arts and Science classes at her daughter's home school co-op in 2013/2014. Samantha  has in the past and is capable in the present of tutoring clients from grade school to midldle school to highschool to  university levels, as well as local business writing needs.

 

Samantha has:


• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Critical thinking skills
• 20 years experience with assisting students (tutees)
• Dependability
• Successful experience in taking and completing her own College
  and University courses, as well as Technical Writing and Teaching Certification
• Expertise in a wide range of content and skill areas
• Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

Where is ASK?

 

If you happen to live in the Okanagan area, specifically Kelowna, appointments can be made for a one on one tutoring session. The initial consultation is free. An hourly rate of typically $40 is charged there after. Rates are subject to each individual situation. Please contact Samantha via the tell me more  option. Fill out the form and in the "inquiry area" state the time and day you wish to make the appointment for. Otherwise tutoring sessions are available online. Please see under the FAQ option "How can I use this service?"

 

When is ASK open?

 

This online tutoring service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sessions for one on one online tutoring or one on one personal tutoring session should be pre-booked. Responses and edits to all submissions should be expected within 24 hours.

 

Who does ASK assist?

 

Samantha has in the past and is capable in the present of tutoring clients from grade school to university levels.  Over the years, Samantha has also  helped many ESL students to improve their English, grammar, and conversations skills and to assist  with University entrance requirements and/or to boost your grades to where they need to be to get entrance into some of Canada's most prestigious Universities. Business clients with writing and/or grammar issues or in need of website or technical writing  are also welcome :-)

 

How can I use ASK? What are my options?


This online tutoring service can be used in three ways:


1. Submit your writing assignment/paper as a Word file on the Home page in the tell me more area and receive feedback, usually within 24 hours. Please note that service will only commence after Samantha received payment.  Payment via paypal can be made in the Payment tab or as recommended by etransfer.


2. Submit an online question regarding assignment instructions, essay structure etc. (via the tell me more area on the Home page) and receive feedback, usually within less than 24 hours.


3. If you happen to live in the Okanagan area, specifically Kelowna appointments can be made for a one on one tutoring session. The initial consultation is free. An hourly rate of typically $40 is charged there after. Rates are subject to each individual situation. Please contact Samantha via the tell me more area on the Home page. Fill out the form and in the "inquiry area." State the time and day you wish to make the appointment for.  Please give 24 hours notice for any cancellations, as other students may want a tutoring appointment- the Fall and Spring are busy. Otherwise, give Samantha a call at 250-317-7486 to set up your consultation. Another tutoring option is Skype (and what most tutees and their parents choose, even if they live locally) for convenience for both the tutor and tutee.

 

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