Frequently Asked Questions
High School Credit Frequently Asked Questions
Each credit course is one semester and 110 hours total. Typically we schedule based on 7 hours a week. The specific days or times within the week depend on the cohort of students in that course. We spend a lot of time gathering everyone’s availability and making sure that our class times suit everyone’s schedule. Please call our offices to learn more about this!
Tutoring Frequently Asked Questions
Please call and speak with one of our Office Administrators in Markham 905-471-7333 or Pickering 905-239-3400 to get you set up. Registration is quick and easy… Sessions can start within a few days of registering.
At SharpMinds, we have been in the education business for over 14 years. We hire tutors who are passionate about the subject they are teaching and also have experience working with students who are struggling. Our tutors are also trained in the Ontario Curriculum expectations, so they are able to accurately assess what areas of a subject need to be assisted with. We have a large percentage of students who come back to us year after year, and also recommend us to others as we have helped them so much.
When you speak with the Office Admin, we will get a complete picture of the student, personality, needs, learning styles, etc… and in consultation with the Vice Principal, will match the student with the best tutor possible. If there is a situation where the tutor is not a good match, we will find another tutor who matches. Many factors impact how students perform in school including missing or weak academic foundations, lack of ability to understand how best to organize homework, the learning style of the child and other outside influences.
Yes, we do offer test prep for both the GED and SAT®.
We do offer online tutoring only during COVID. This is often a great option for busy students and draws on the vast experience of tutors from all over the province.
We offer in person tutoring at both our Markham and Pickering Locations. We know that face to face is the optimal way for learning. HOWEVER, during the COVID pandemic, we are only offering LIVE ONLINE tutoring sessions using the Zoom platform until further notice.
SharpMinds offers 1:1 tutoring, as well as 3:1 tutoring. We find both are great options for students with varying learning styles and needs. During your initial consultation with the Office Administrator, we will help you determine which would be best for your child. We want to make sure each student has individualized learning sessions.