Families often come to us and ask if we offer tutoring and it’s time to set the record straight. The short answer is no, we’re a high school that offers classes for credit. The long answer is a bit more complicated. Like traditional tutoring companies, we offer students the opportunity to work one-on-one with teachers in a subject that they need extra support or flexibility in. But this is where the similarities end because unlike traditional tutoring services, we offer this support through private courses, which allow students to earn a credit at the end.
Blyth Academy Private Courses provide students in Grades 9 – 12 with a one-on-one learning experience in which teachers tailor the lessons to the needs and schedule of the individual student. Whether you are looking to reach ahead, fill in gaps from prior coursework, or seek mastery of a subject, Blyth Academy Private Studies allows you to earn a high school credit in our most personalized learning environment. Schedules can be tailored to fit almost any requirements, and the hourly rate compares favourably to tutoring costs, and unlike tutoring, results in a fully accredited course being earned.
Similar to our academically rigorous in-class lessons, our virtual classes are structured with set start and end times, and deadlines are established for assignments, tests, and final exams. Classes are live and conducted through ZOOM video chat using a shared screen. Our teachers plan and execute lessons using PowerPoint, videos and white boards in real-time, allowing for students to have their questions answered directly
Our teachers are equipped to deal with most learning accommodations, and are fully up-to-date with the latest Ontario Ministry of Education curricula and evaluation policies. Blyth Academy campuses will consider applications from mature students (20 years +) to study in private courses; however, mature students must have an admissions interview with the campus before being enrolled in any course. Mature students are encouraged to consider enrolling in Blyth Academy Online courses as an alternative.
Private courses are limited at some campuses. Please contact the Private Course Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions before registering.
Wondering how Private Courses at Blyth Academy differ from tutoring?
Private Course Policies
Course Duration: Unless otherwise pre-arranged, all courses must be completed within the following schedule.
Full Course: 6 months
Repeat Course in a Private Setting: 3 months
Additional Hours: If students require additional hours beyond a Full Course or Repeat Course in a Private Setting for any reason, additional hours will be charged at a rate of $50/hour. The number of additional hours required will be determined in consultation between the Campus and the family and must be paid in full, prior to commencement.
Cancellation of Classes & Absences: If a student is unable to attend a prearranged private class or requires a change in their class time, he/she must advise the teacher via email a minimum of 24-hours in advance. In the absence of such notice, any time invested by the teacher will be deducted from remaining course time and will necessitate an additional fee to enable completion of the credit. Such calculations will be based on a $50 per hour teaching fee. The Campus will dictate the number of outstanding hours required and the student and family will be notified of any such additional fee required a minimum of 2 weeks prior to course completion.
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Please contact the Private Course Coordinator at email@example.com