About Alberta Diploma Prep
Why Choose ADP?
We have been preparing students for the diploma exam for 20 years and have helped over 30,000 students. All of our Diploma prep courses and tutorials are taught by Certified Alberta Teachers who are experienced specialists and leaders in their subject area; our teachers have also participated in designing and marking the diploma exams.
Our diploma prep classes are held just before the January, April, June, August, and November diploma exams. Our tutorials are currently held on Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
About our Diploma Preps
Our courses are offered in three different formats: in the classroom, livestreamed, and on demand. For all formats, there is teacher lead instruction that will cover the curriculum through notes and diploma exam style questions, including guidelines and test taking strategies. The course materials students receive contain notes and practice questions. For the online formats, we use the Demio platform.
The Classroom format is the best way to experience the prep; it is easier to communicate with the students to clarify issues and to give help. Being part of the live experience is more stimulating and engaging, and students benefit from the structured format. There is time for one-on-one help during, before, and after class.
The Online/Livestreamed format is run at a scheduled time and has live instruction and interaction throughout. Just like the classroom format, there is time for one-on-one help during the breaks, and before and after class. The course materials will only be viewable online and cannot be printed or downloaded. If the prep is livestreamed from a classroom prep, there will be a dedicated teacher online to help the students.
The On Demand format is pre-recorded instruction viewable anytime during a designated time period, then has live teacher help at some point during that time. The course materials at this time are only viewable online and cannot be printed or downloaded. The On Demand videos can be paused/stopped but not forwarded or reversed.
About our Tutorials
Due to the current situation, we are unable to rent classrooms at the University to provide in classroom tutorials. Therefore, all our tutorials are currently offered online.
Our weekly drop in tutorials are run by certified Alberta teachers and are for Alberta high school students who need help with Math, Biology, or Chemistry. This is a group tutorial format where the teacher moves around the room spending one-on-one time with each student. The ratio of teachers to students is 1:5.
There will be one room for Math and one room for Bio and Chem. Students can move from room to room to ask questions from any of the subjects above. In each room, there is a screen that students can see that the teacher will use to show their work. The teacher will also use a microphone to speak with the students. There is a chat window in each room the students can use to communicate with the teacher, however a microphone and possibly a webcam may make that easier.
To ask a question, the student can type it in the chat window. If it’s easier to use the microphone to ask the question, the student can just type that they have a question to ask. When the teacher gets to the student, the student can use the microphone to ask the question. The teacher will answer the questions in the order they are received and will ‘move’ around the room answering questions as they come up.