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Calgary English Language Arts (ELA) Courses For All Grade Levels

Learning to read can be a very exciting time for a young person. It opens up a whole new world of information and learning. Some kids struggle with the process of learning to read and that can turn this exciting time into frustration and fear. Our tutors can help your child overcome these hurdles and gain back their confidence and enjoy reading and learning again. Comprehension is key to learning and even older students can still have reading comprehension concerns. This can spill over into all subjects, even math.

From the basics of first learning to spell simple words to putting those words into a sentence with proper punctuation, to writing a three page essay we have you covered! Our tutors can help with all levels of the ELA skills.

Curriculum Description

At Calgary Home Tutoring, we work with Alberta's English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum and focus on what the student is currently working on in school. We often take a step back to build up skills from a lower grade level if there is that need. Many students are behind grade level. We try to find a balance of keeping the student up to date on what they are doing currently, while also working on skill catch up. 
Elementary | Grades 3 - 6
Reading and Writing
Essential building blocks of reading and writing consist of:
Grammar and punctuation
Organization and structure
Junior High | Grades 7 - 9
Reading and Writing
Essential building blocks of reading and writing consist of:
Grammar and punctuation
Book reports
Essay writing
Organization and structure
High School | Grades 10 - 12
English 10-1
Analyze short stories, poetry, drama, a novel, non-fiction, and a feature film. 
Use a step-by-step writing process to write personal and literary journals, paragraphs, essays, poetry, and scripts.
Represent ideas visually or through class presentations. 
Learn editing and revising skills. 
Respond to literature using art, collages, music, or compositions. 
Improve your reading and writing skills in preparation for English 20-1.
English 10-2
Write paragraphs, personal essays, and business letters. 
Learn how to edit and revise your writing. 
Read a variety of literary forms.
Practise your communication skills and critical thinking skills. 
Represent ideas visually or through class presentations. 
Improve your reading and writing skills in preparation for English 20-2.
English 20-1
Build the foundations of literary theory, style appreciation, and analytical skills that are needed for English 30-1. 
Analyze short stories, drama, poetry, non-fiction, a novel, a feature film, and media. 
Create essays and reports. 
Represent ideas visually or through class presentations.
English 20-2
Continue studying the types of literature including short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. 
Learn to write expository, persuasive, and personal paragraphs and essays. 
Represent ideas visually or through class presentations.
Study literature as well as cartoons, illustrations, and a feature film.
Evaluate media, including advertising and propaganda. 
Develop communications skills. 
Improve your reading and writing skills in preparation for English 30-2.
English 30-1
Build on the knowledge you gained in English 10-1 and English 20-1 by studying short stories, non-fiction, poetry, drama, a novel, film, and media. 
Write essays analyzing the universal themes used in literature. 
Represent ideas visually or through class presentations.
English 30-2
Write paragraphs, essays, business letters, and speeches. 
Study a novel, short stories, poetry, drama, media, and a feature film. 
Present ideas visually.
Make class presentations.
We offer flexibility to fit our English Language Arts (ELA) tutoring services to your needs. We offer competitive rates, don't require long term contracts and won’t try to sign you up for large packages of hours that the student may not need. Contact us today to discuss your particular needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your English Tutor provide In-Person and Online tutoring?

Yes. Our English tutors are available for in-person and online tutoring via Zoom, Google Meet, and FaceTime. So you and your child can now enjoy our high-quality tutoring services at your convenience.

Do you follow Alberta’s English Curriculum?

Yes. We are committed to your child’s educational growth and development. For this reason, our tutoring services are in alignment with Alberta’s English Curriculum. Our adherence to this Curriculum ensures your child is provided with the right educational training to reach the academic success they’re aiming for.

What "teaching style" do your English Tutors use?

Our English tutors offer a customized teaching style to foster your child’s learning. This tutoring approach provides your youngster with the opportunity to learn new ideas while also brushing up on old concepts. If required, we return to previous grade-level concepts to refresh old ideas that may have been forgotten. This strategy is coupled with learning new information; through this balance, your child remains “up-to-date” on their English studies.

Are your English tutors located in Calgary?

Absolutely! Our English tutors are based in Calgary and offer in-person and online tutoring for your child’s English training needs. Here are a few advantages of working with a local tutor:

  • Better communication
  • Instant feedback 
  • Prioritization of your child’s learning needs
  • Accessibility 
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Quicker results

Will I have the same English tutor each time?

If the connection is there and a good working relationship is developed, yes. However, we understand this doesn’t always happen. So if your child and our tutor seem incompatible for a working relationship, please inform us, and we will designate a new tutor for your child.

How much does English tutoring cost?

English tutoring costs can fluctuate widely. This fact is due to various factors such as the tutor’s skill level and subsequent experience and your child’s specific English requirements. But a general guideline can be anywhere from $15/hr - $150/hr or more.

Other Subjects

Calgary Home Tutoring helps students of all ages, levels and subjects, based on Alberta's Curriculum.
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