Learning English in Vancouver

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If English is not your first language, or if you or someone else in your family want to upgrade English language skills, an English Language Learning (ELL) tutor can definitely help.

If English is your first language, but you still want help with your writing and literature interpretation skills, an English tutor can also be very helpful.

At TTS, we are passionate about finding the best English tutor for our clients. To request a tutor please fill in our online form. If you prefer, we also take phone calls!

TTS provides personalized help when you need it. We are happy to discuss your specific needs and provide guidance to make sure you find the right tutor for you. Just give us a call at (604) 730-3410.

BC certified English tutors

We offer online and in-person English tutors for private lessons. The majority of our English tutors have experience teaching in the Vancouver school system. If not, they have a relevant graduate degree and subject matter expertise. 

Additionally, all of our tutors are screened and have gone through a criminal record check. Our tutors love to teach, and our students benefit from working with them.

For students struggling with English

Learning English in a way it makes sense

English Language Learning can be fun. Our tutors do their best to foster a taste for reading and writing in their students. The development of literacy skills, especially at younger ages, can be instrumental to a child’s transition into an enthusiastic learner who looks forward to going to school.

English Language Learning (ELL)

At school, students have varied levels of English language proficiency and may need very different kinds of support to succeed in the classroom. This can become challenging as it can affect the learning of other subjects in school.

Learning English as a second language doesn’t need to be a burden. Our tutors help their students build English proficiency by incorporating real-world examples into their tutoring.

Building confidence in English

Non-English speaking students may lack the confidence to be verbally actively engaged in the classroom. A good grasp of the language is essential to communication, and an important part of gaining both confidence and enjoyment in the learning process.

Confidence in English, and fluency, can be built throughout time with proper support from private tutoring. During lessons, our tutors provide constructive feedback to students based on their performance and goals.

Students feel better prepared for exams and have increased confidence in their English language skills. Many past clients have contacted us with positive feedback regarding their boost in confidence.

English Exam preparations

Our private English lessons can help you boost your scores. We provide English lessons not only for children, but for adults as well. This individualized attention and a customized study plan can be just the push you need to achieve your academic or immigration goals.

English for academic purposes

In order to enroll in academic or career training programs, many students are requested to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. The most common exams required for this proof are IELTS and CELPIP.

English test for Canadian immigration

The Canadian government requires most immigrants to prove their language skills by taking an approved language test. Applicants that speak English can either take the CELPIP-General test or the IELTS General Training option. After the test, you will get a Canadian Language Benchmark.

Depending on your score, you may gain more points under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Canadian Experience Class Program. That’s why it is so important to have good preparation for the English exams. Our tutors can help you with that.

How much is an English tutor in Vancouver?

Competitive tutoring rates

Because we are a non-profit, TTS offers competitive tutoring rates for highly qualified English tutors.

Our rate is $53/hr per hour with no minimums required – simply pay as you go on an hourly basis.

No commitments or contracts

With TTS, you don’t have to sign a contract. You are not required to commit to any number of lessons. It is a pay as you go system. You pay for each lesson when it takes place.

Our tutors are available to help with both short term needs (as short as one session) as well ongoing tutoring, for those who are looking for help for a semester or a school year.

English courses covered by our tutors

English Language Learner (ELL) for Elementary, Intermediate K-7, and High School students

Our highly-skilled tutors can help you with any subject in English including:

  • English for Kindergarten (Early Childhood Education)
  • Writing and Reading for Primary students (grades 1-3)
  • English for Intermediate students (grade 4-7)
  • English grade 8
  • English grade 9
  • English grade 10
  • English grade 11
  • English grade 12

English for adults

  • English – College / University
  • English Language Learner (ELL)
  • English as a Second Language
  • English for Essay writing
  • Preparation for English exams, such as IELTS and CELPIP

English Tutors in Vancouver

TTS has an extensive list of tutors across the Metro Vancouver area. Listed below are some of the neighborhoods in Vancouver in which we offer English in-person tutoring.

English Language Learner Tutors in Vancouver

Central Vancouver: Downtown Vancouver, West end, Yaletown, Coal Harbour, Gastown, Chinatown Vancouver and Downtown eastside

West Side of Vancouver: Arbutus Ridge, Dunbar-Southlands, False Creek, Granville Island/Fairview, South Cambie-Oakridge, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Marpole, Oakridge, Shaughnessy, South Cambie, West Point Grey

East Side of Vancouver: Commercial drive, Granville-Woodland, Hastings-Sunrise, Kensington-Cedar Cottage, Killarney, Mount Pleasant, Main Street-Riley Park, Renfrew-Collingwood, Riley Park-Little Mountain, Strathcona, Sunset, Victoria-Fraserview

South Vancouver: Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Marpole, Sunset, Victoria-Fraserview, Renfrew-Killarney

Even if you don’t find your city in the list, you may still request an online English tutoring session.  We also cover the cities below:

  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • East Vancouver
  • Kitsilano
  • Maple Ridge
  • North Vancouver
  • Port Moody
  • Richmond
  • West Vancouver

What our English students are saying

Still wondering about tutoring costs in Vancouver?


Cost of tutoring broken down

TTS is a non profit society – as such, our goal is to provide you with affordable, high quality tutoring, while minimizing cost. The bulk of the $53/hr hourly rate is paid to the tutor, while a small portion covers off TTS administration and staffing charges.

Additionally, a portion of the tutoring rate is donated to TAS Tutoring Aid Society. TAS is our registered BC charity that provides subsidized tutoring services to students that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford tutoring.

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