Tutoring Services in the Tri-Cities
(Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo)
and surrounding areas (Ayr, Petersburg, Wilmot)
Star Students is a tutoring company, providing stellar services to all students we come
into contact with. With an individualized program for each child, it is never too great a
challenge for Star Students to encourage a child to reach their full potential, and to
provide solid steps to getting them there.
As a closely knit company, Star Students operates on a first name basis with all of our
clients and students. Communication is paramount. We pride ourselves on the personal
touch we bring to every student, for every session. Teaching requires an innate
knowledge of children and their various lifestyle factors and personality differences. Star
Students brings a talented team to the table – we will match your child with the tutor
best suited to their specific needs, knowledge, and learning style.
I'm Kimberly, the owner of Star Students.
I have always had a passion for people and for learning. Growing up, I loved keeping
busy and active with friends or by myself, and discovering new ways to do things. As an
adult, that love for learning and for people developed into a desire to share my
enthusiasm, skills, and knowledge with others. Teaching combines the best of both
worlds – and it is amazing what can be accomplished when both student and teacher
embark together on a learning journey.
In both elementary and high school, I struggled with math. My father is truly a hero, for
the countless hours he spent at the kitchen table with me, working through problem after
problem, explaining things in various different ways and trying different methods so that
I would understand. His ability to adapt to my specific learning style, and do whatever it
took until I understood, was something that was so valuable to my own level of
understanding. I look back on those memories now and smile. It is from these early
childhood and teenage years that I take my own inspiration for Star Students.
Starting at $30/hr for Private Sessions, $24/hr for Group Sessions.
Packages starting at $145 for multiple sessions purchased at once.
Grades 9 & up
Starting at $38/hr for Private Sessions. $32/hr for Group Sessions.
Packages starting at $170 for multiple sessions purchased at once.
We offer 1-on-1 Private Sessions that cover any subject you or your child may need assistance with. Your first session is on us, as a necessary intake to determine what direction the sessions will progress moving forward.
These sessions are designed for students who are capable of maintaining a higher level of focus and don’t need much assistance. Not as much 1:1 attention is provided for each student; these sessions promote self-direction and independence. The tutor is available to teach and help each student, and would be switching back and forth between them as necessary. There can be up to 3 students per group session, and these are done in a public, agreed-upon space for all involved.
How the Process Works
Star Students provides tutoring services in a variety of locations, usually at a site of best
convenience. An official intake will be completed with parents to determine the direction
in which sessions will progress.
The first session is always a little different than the following sessions; rapport with each
student is absolutely crucial to their desire to learn, and hence is the first and most
important part of the process.
For the following sessions, tutors will work intensively on skills that have been outlined
in an intake session. While the goal is school system support, Star Students’ contractors are
highly specialized and will incorporate other necessary skills as appropriate.
We had the pleasure of meeting and working with Kimberly this past summer when our son needed tutoring in Math before heading into Grade 5. He was hesitant in getting help and was often resistant to going to his sessions with Kimberly. He would often arrive and give her a little attitude, I’m sure before they started.
Kimberly was always cheerful, pleasant and firm but kind with him and always coaxed him into starting with no problems at all.
Secretly we knew he really enjoyed his sessions and learning with Kimberly, as the complaining stopped. When we watched him from afar, he was always engaged and smiling while they were working together. This was due in fact that she knows how to work with children on their level, and she knows her Math!!!
We are happy to say he is on track this year and doing much better. I would highly recommend Kimberly and we will be calling her in the future if the need arises!!
Thank you Kimberly!!!!
Judy, Grant and Clark H
Kimberly worked with our son for approximately 8 months.
The intention was to help him get through the last few months of school and summer, bring him up to grade level with his reading and math skills, and improve his work habits. Our son was showing a lack of enthusiasm for school making it difficult for him to focus, and his frustration was evident when he needed to stretch himself when learning new things. It was also very important to us that he develops confidence in himself and his abilities, and this is where Kimberly came in. She was able to assess our son’s needs and got him moving in the right direction almost immediately.
Working with Kimberly gave our son the support he needed to finish out the school year and start the 4th grade ready to learn. Instead of just teaching him, Kimberly learned with our son in a way that focused on his strengths and interests. This made him far more open to learning, and this, for our son, was so essential to his ongoing success in the classroom.
Our son is doing fantastic at school now. He feels far more comfortable taking risks with his learning and has taken huge strides towards his independent work habits and his motivation to learn.