Adult Math Upgrade Tutoring


Need to take a math course to get into a program? Many professional programs require high school math completion for enrollment. Depending on the profession, completion of Math 10, Math 11, or Math 12 may be necessary. Math Tutor Network has tutors who are accustomed to helping adult students meet their requirements.

Key Concepts

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

  • Radicals
  • Expanding and Factoring Polynomials
  • Relations and Functions
  • Linear Equations and Systems
  • Geometry and Trigonometry

Foundations of Mathematics 11

  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Geometry - Properties of Angles and Triangles
  • Trigonometry - Sine and Cosine Law
  • Systems of Linear Inequalities
  • Statistical Reasoning

Pre-Calculus 11

  • Sequences and Series
  • Quadratic and Reciprocal Functions
  • Rational and Radical Expressions
  • Absolute Value Functions
  • Trigonometry

Foundations of Mathematics 12

  • Radicals
  • Expanding and Factoring Polynomials
  • Relations and Functions
  • Linear Equations and Systems
  • Geometry and Trigonometry

Pre-Calculus 12

  • Transformations
  • Polynomials - Remainder and Factor Theorem
  • Graphing Radical and Rational Functions
  • Exponentional and Logarithmic Functions
  • Trigonometry - Solving, graphing, and proofing
  • Combinatorics

Post-Secondary Admission Requirements

University and college requirements vary depending on the disipline of study. Students shall take Pre-Calculus if they are unsure what they want to go into in post-secondary. Please consult our Post-Secondary Admissions page for information on the minimum math admission requirements for BC institutions.

Common Difficulties

There are a few key areas that students struggle with. Of the most notable is graphing functions. Students must understand the properties of a graph such as asymptotes, maximums/minimums, and transformation in order to be proficient in graphing.

Upper-level math also builds on the graphing concepts and introduces word problems involving graphs and functions. Students will most likely have a hard time with word problems if they do not have a solid understanding of graphs. Another key areas that students struggle with are trigonometric proofs.

How Math Tutor Network can help?

We understand that it may be some time since students in adult school have done high school math. Our tutors will adjust the pace and focus on fundamentals that may have been forgotten over the years.

Our Recommendations

Students should always be prepared for each tutoring lesson. We recommend students attempt their homework and assignments before each tutoring lesson. That way, tutors will be able to focus on the questions students are stuck on and provide additional examples to overcome the hurdle.

Tutoring Lessons

For students who only require help on homework problems and for test preparation, Math Tutor Network recommends one 2-hour lesson per week.

For students having difficulties understanding the concepts the teacher go over in class, Math Tutor Network recommends two or more 2-hour lessons per week.