Having worked with Clara over the past 3 years in grades 10-12, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for further support and guidance in their math and science courses. Clara is punctual, respectful, knowledgeable, flexible, and invested in your learning. Not only does Clara help you understand the classroom material being taught, but she actually shows you how to apply that material to higher level questions. Clara took my math/science grades from the low-mid 90’s, to the high 90’s, helping me to place in the top 3 students of my class in regards to GPA.
My grade 8 son was struggling with high school math in this COVID time of learning. He was having trouble with comprehending and remembering a lot of the fundamentals that his teacher was not able to get across to him. After three months of working with Clara, he is totally different. She has been able to do what his high school math teacher could not, connect with our son in a way to help him learn. Not only does he now have a solid understanding of the fundamentals, he is also confident in his ability to solve math problems that come his way. Clara's teaching style and personality is awesome and has been exactly what my son has needed.
Pre-calc 12 student
Meeting with Clara on a weekly basis really helped me develop and strengthen my math skills. I became more confident in myself and my marks heavily improved. The Jamboard app was also something that I liked because it was so simple. Questions would be annotated and explained including the ability to view it later or whenever. It is definitely a great decision to work with Clara and I highly suggest using her resources if you want to be tutored overall or to strengthen your skills. Her explanations also make it super easy to understand, so overall I really enjoyed learning with her. Thanks again Clara!!
UBC Science Student
Clara was very patient and kind when explaining the calculus concepts I was confused about to me. I enjoyed our sessions not only because I finally understood topics I had been confused about, but because it was enjoyable to chat and joke around with her as well as learn. I highly recommend Clara if you need any help with math or science. She gave me the help and confidence I needed to succeed in my university level calculus course! (submitted to Google reviews)
chem, physics, pre-calculus 11 student
Clara is very patient and clear when explaining subjects ranging from math to sciences. She helped me improve my grades and most importantly my understanding of the subject. Definitely would recommend. (submitted to Google reviews)
Clara was most effective in assisting and motivating my daughter with respect to her math and chemistry studies. I highly recommend her. (submitted to Google reviews)
I had to retake precalc 12 over 5 weeks this summer in order to take 1st year calculus at UBC. It had been four years since I had taken precalc 12 in high school and I remembered nothing of it. Clara was very comprehensive in her teaching and made sure I always fully understood each concept covered in class and in the homework. With Clara's help, I achieved an A+ in my precalc 12 course and it would have been impossible without her. She is flexible, very knowledgeable, and a very effective tutor despite having sessions online. I like the tools she uses in google docs and face time because it made it feel like any normal in-person tutoring session. I would recommend her to anyone seeking help in math!
Byng grad, future Queens computer science student
Clara has tutored me for a majority of Pre-Calculus 11 and all of Pre-Calculus 12. She has been patient, friendly and extremely helpful in raising, and then solidify my math mark. As a result I achieved my first ever A in any high school math course, and a majority of the credit goes to her.
Churchill grad, future UBC Sciences student
Clara has been my tutor for Chemistry 12. Since my classes in school are online these days, some of the material gets really confusing. Clara helped me go over chapters in my chemistry book and patiently answered all my questions. She also introduced me to a virtual titration lab and helped me navigate through it. As a tutor, Clara is punctual, responsible and easy to talk to.
Kitsilano Secondary student
Clara has been very helpful in teaching me pre-calc 11 these past months. I always struggled with math and never really understood what we were doing in class. Clara was very patient and helped me out a lot, she gave me very clear explanations that made it easier for me to understand.
David Thompson student
“Clara has been tutoring me for around 5 months. I struggled with Chemistry 12 at school and I never really understood what I was doing. She was very patient and was able to explain things very clearly. I am very grateful that she was recommended to me because I wouldn’t have gotten through the course with a 90% without her!”
“Clara has been a great help to me for learning new material in Chemistry and Pre-calc 12 fast and thoroughly. I’ve become a lot more confident with my abilities, and the one-on-one tutoring has allowed me to get a better understanding of the learning material. All in all I couldn’t ask for better help in my school work then with Clara.”
mother of Brentwood College School
“Clara tutored our daughter for most of the summer. They went over some pre-calculus 11 that she had struggled with and worked on the upcoming pre-calculus 12 curriculum. She was always on time, reliable and very organized. Our 16 year seemed to enjoy her time with Clara which made it much easier. If our daughter was not at boarding school we would most definitely keep seeing her for her grade 12 year. We highly recommend Clara for your tutoring needs.”
mother of Kitsilano Secondary student
“Clara has been tutoring our boy in chemistry for 2 years. We connected with her in grade 11, when he was dealing with some serious struggling and she was able to help him in getting back on track and regaining his confidence. We decided to continue in grade 12 and he just graduated with 90% as final mark. We would be very pleased to recommend Clara as a teacher not only for her knowledge and competence, but especially for her teaching skills, patience, and support. She also is an amazing photographer and great cook :)”
father of Eric Hamber student
“We were fortunate to have found Clara to tutor our son in Chem 11. This being his final year in high school, we knew how much guidance he needed in Chemistry which had been a struggle before. Clara’s gentle but steady approach kept him on task and motivated to stay on top of the workload. It was a good sign he never asked to discontinue tutoring as he has with past tutors. I found Clara to be highly professional and communicative of scheduling sessions. I strongly recommend her!”
U of T B. Comm student
“Clara has tutored me Chemistry since grade 11. I have been struggling in the Chemistry class at school. I could not understand the teacher did not know what I was doing. However, I am lucky and grateful for having Clara to help me with this course. Clara is able to clearly explain everything to me and have strategies for me to learn. She teaches in a way that makes me easy to understand. She provides notes and worksheet for me and patiently answers any questions I have. Because of Clara’s teaching, I have gained confidence in Chemistry. Without Clara’s help, I would never be so successful in this course this two years. I strongly recommend her!!”
BCIT nursing student
Math has never been my strong suit. During high school math was something I struggled with. Even with tutoring I still struggled. As a result I ended up taking the bare minimum math that would allow me to graduate. Fast forward a few years I start pursuing nursing knowing that there is a math component. Having to go back and do high school math gave me lots of anxiety and stress. Graduating 8 years ago I have not really done math besides the day to day math. The expectation that I would be able to receive 69% in math 11 overwhelmed me. That’s until I was matched with Clara as a tutor. Math not being something I excelled at often made me frustrated and when I got frustrated I would tune everything out and try to prove that I could do it myself, not the best attitude from someone seeking help. Clara was extremely patient with me during periods of frustration which was a lot….She made math make sense to what I understood. She explained things multiple times until I understood it and she tailored her tutoring to my needs. Moreover, I can’t believe I am saying this she made our time together fun, even when I was learning math. Clara had to teach me a lot of fundamental skills and I am happy to say that her expertise allowed me to achieved a 77% which was over why I needed for my program. I highly recommend Clara to anyone who struggles with math and who wants someone who is patient, dedicated and empathizes with one’s frustration when it comes to learning math. I would not have been able to have done it without her.
SFU BBA student
Clara has been tutoring me since Grade 10. She has been a big reason why I was able to do well in SFU Math 157 (differential calculus with business applications), Pre-calculus 10-12, Science 10 and Physics 11. When I don’t understand a concept she condenses the information onto a piece of paper. She also corrects mistakes I have made and makes sure I’m aware of them before I get tested. Sometimes when I feel that I don’t get enough practice problems she would provide extra questions or spend her personal time finding extra resources to help me. I appreciate the great lengths she is willing to take to help me.
Queen's University B. Comm student
Clara tutored me in physics, chemistry and mathematics for the past 2 years. With her tremendous help I achieved an A/A+ standing in all the courses she helped me in and was more than prepared for every quiz, test and assessment I had. Clara was able to adapt lessons to meet my personalized learning requirement which made her invaluable. This past year my pre-calculus teacher moved at an incredibly fast pace but with Clara’s help I was able to not only keep up with the heavy course load but also excel at it and achieve in the top percentile of my class. I would recommend Clara to anyone who wants to not only understand math and science concepts but also excel at them.
mother of Prince of Wales student
“I would highly recommend Clara to anyone who needs tutoring help with math and science for grades 10 and above. What distinguishes Clara from other tutors is her willingness to go above and beyond to help students overcome their barriers to learning. She will do research on her own personal time to not only find materials relevant for a course, but also with specific focus to a school and teacher. I credit Clara for helping my son achieve marks in Pre-Cal 12 that has enabled him to get accepted into the university of his choice.”
mother of Vancouver College student
I asked our son what he liked best about Clara and he told me the most important piece: she just made the material (both chemistry and math) make sense to him in a way his teachers hadn’t. For us we appreciated how focused our son was when she arrived. You could see how much he valued the time with her.
mother of Stratford Hall student
Clara Tong is literally the number one reason our son has had math success. He has dyscalculia and is operating in the first percentile for competency… this is nightmare for a kid who is planning for university and actually loves science. He didn’t want to be restricted with where he went to school because of his limitations. Along came our super hero Clara – she has worked with him for the last couple of years and not only did he achieve a B average for MATH in grade 11-12 he was accepted to EVERY SINGLE university he applied to – with most offering scholarships. Her patience, pragmatism and teaching skill made this happen. We are so very grateful to have found her. She is the best tutor I have ever met – hands down. “