Tutoring in Math, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, and English.

Welcome! This is the home of OOTB Tutoring, rated Best Tutoring Center in Vancouver 5 years running! The founder, Jagjit Uppal, is a UBC Electrical Engineer by training. With a decade and a half of experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) he is well placed to help your sons and daughters achieve their dreams. 90%+ of OOTB students win places at top Canadian universities (UBC, SFU, UofT, UW, McGill, UofC, and UofA). Our approach is tried and tested: a logical, profound learning strategy that is nonetheless easy to follow. We are proud to have built a reputation as Vancouver’s top educators, and we are going from strength to strength!
Our team has built up its teaching strategy around the hands-on experience of Jagjit as an engineer. This also forms the basis of the materials we have developed for the elementary and high school curriculum. We employ tutors who are not only educated, but dedicated. Most have received personal training from Jagjit. We aim to create an atmosphere that tempers rigor with care, so that students are naturally motivated to develop their studies and build up their confidence for life in general. Our attitude to our students is one of a fiduciary, and thanks to this, we are able to deliver superb results year in and year out. Our mission is to have a positive effect on the way our students learn Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, and Science.
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Navraj Powar
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Hands down best tutor around. Jag has made pre-calculus 12 into a not so daunting course. His notes and methods of teaching are extremely efficient and easy to understand, and it has helped me from being a 70% student to an 86%. He motivates all his students to get the best mark they can get and encourages them to keep trying their best.
Shivani Tejpal
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Jag is an excellent tutor and has his own way of teaching certain concepts that helps you remember them. He covers every chapter that everyone is on and for the people who are on different chapters, it puts them ahead. The class has a comfortable atmosphere and doesn’t make you feel left out. I would 100% recommend this place.
Joban Sohi
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Jag is the best tutor I have gone to. He teaches the subjects really well and repeats lessons to make sure we have a very good understanding of the concept. I was able to tackle harder questions because Jag boosted my confidence from his teaching since he covers all types of questions and helps us learn the key concepts very well. The atmosphere in the class is relaxing and fun so there’s no pressure in learning key concepts. I really recommend going to OOTB Tutoring if your tackling grade 12 courses such as Pre Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 and Physics 12.
Harman Samra
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I joined OOTB Tutoring as I wanted a 90%+ average to get into university. I started off with 78% in Pre-Calculus but thanks to Jag I was able to finish with 96%. Jag is a great mentor and always kept motivating me to push my limits. Thanks for all your help!
Banveen Bhullar
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I had a great time here! Ootb has tremendously helped me for Pre calculus 12, math being one of my weakest subjects. I couldn't ask for a better tutor. The results were remarkable. In November 2016 I started getting tutored at ootb. My mark was 52%. The semester has now ended. In just 3 months, I went to 80%. Definitely worth it. In reality, I enjoy math now. I recommend ootb!
Rhea Parmar
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I started going to Jag for Pre-Calculus 12 and started to wish I came to him earlier. All the big and small methods and tricks he teaches you make learning so much easier. The class environment is also great, so I highly recommend Jag!
Justin Szeto
Justin Szeto
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The place to go for tutoring... really easy environment to learn quickly and efficiently in and super affordable rates for group and 1 on 1 sessions. First class service and knows the material inside out. Great teacher but even better guy!
Nikki Virk
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I'm a year ahead In math and I wasnt doing very well in pre-calc 11. As soon as I started going to ootb my grades picked up and I began understanding the concepts so much better and quicker and I ended up completing the class with a grade higher than I expected. Jag was really helpful and his notes were clear and easy to understand. If I ever had any questions about anything I could always ask jag and he would have the answer. Totally recommend going to ootb.

Why Chose OOTB?

Jagjit (Founder of OOTB Tutoring) has combined 15+ years of Tutoring and Engineering experience to develop the most comprehensive and unique methodology for STEM courses. FUN FACT – Jagjit believes in leading from the front and has personally taught Math (Pre-Calculus, Calculus), Physics and Chemistry courses on a daily basis for the past 10 years. Yes, he is a WORKAHOLIC!

We have been rated Best Tutoring Center in Vancouver for the last year 5 years (2017-2020).

More than 90% of our students win places at top Canadian universities (UBC, SFU, UofT, UW, McGill, UofC, UofA).
We provide one stop solution for all your course needs including Math (Pre-Calculus, Calculus), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science and English. All our tutors are subject matter experts and have received rigorous training in their respective subjects.

Meet Jagjit Uppal – Founder of OOTB Tutoring
(Rated Best Tutor in Vancouver)

The driving force behind Jagjit and his work is passion: passion to raise the students of today to the future he knows they can achieve. Since founding OOTB in 2010, Jagjit has maintained his perspective that success is within reach of every child, provided they have a good teacher, the right learning approach, and good resources to work with. His track record as a tutor has increased his beliefs in this regard, and his mission to uplift students remains the same.

His teaching career started when he was still a young student. Classmates and younger family members would often bring difficult problems and concepts and ask him to help them, and as he did so, he discovered that there were techniques to teaching that could be perfected and passed on to others. Hundreds of students have now benefited from these ideas.

His professional background is in Engineering. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and thanks to this training, he is able to teach Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus with the benefit of practical experience. His students enjoy learning in a structured yet relaxed atmosphere, and learn in a way that lends itself to application in the real world, and solving real problems.


Like all learning institutions, we’ve adapted our approach to an online medium. We have successfully converted our existing resources to online lectures and tutorials, which are now available for Grades K-12. This includes materials for Math, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science and English. In addition to pre-recorded material, we also offer live tutoring sessions, using Zoom / Skype in combination with virtual whiteboards and other virtual aids. This means that students can enjoy a seamless experience from wherever they are. In a live session, we will focus on a specific problem or topic, and address it comprehensively, with questions of progressive difficulty. In addition, we allocate time for assisting students with homework and exam preparation. Though remote, our tutoring staff remain fully engaged with their students, monitoring progress, and reviewing past work so as to make sure that knowledge is retained.

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Our online service means that you can access pre-recorded webinars and lectures at any time day or night – from wherever you have internet access! Without the need to travel to a physical location, we’re also able to match students with tutors based purely on fit, rather than geography.

Flexible Schedule:

With our extensive library of pre-recorded materials, available for every course and subject, you have the freedom to go at your own pace – no need to worry if you miss a session! When you are ready for a live session with a tutor, you can find a time that works for you.

Professional and Highly Qualified Online Tutors

Our staff is carefully chosen to give the best educational experience for your child, and receive personal training from our founder Jagjit to ensure they meet our high standards. Furthermore, we continue to develop our tutors throughout their tenure, as teaching techniques continue to evolve along with the changing world.

Interactive Sessions:

Our sessions are intended to be effective, which means engagement between the tutor and the student is key. This is why we make an effort to use interactive technology (such as interactive whiteboards) to ensure that even in a remote setting, the atmosphere remains dynamic. This, combined with our to-the-point attitude and avoidance of jargon, ensures that we connect with our students, whatever their existing level.

Our Courses

Math Tutoring in Vancouver

Math is loved by few and dreaded by many, and it is also needed by all. It is a key part of any high school or elementary curriculum, and is vital for success. We believe that Math does not need to be a source of panic or despair. The reason it often is regarded as such, is because of less-than-adequate support in earlier learning years. This has a cascading effect that makes it harder to progress in later years. Our approach? Start from the fundamentals, and help students to develop problem-solving skills, rather than just memorizing formulae and methods. When you teach in this way, we've found that students not only progress faster, but actually learn to love Math instead of fear it! Our tutors make the complex simple, bringing questions back down to earth and breaking them into solvable pieces. They also keep students interested by making the questions relatable, using real-life situations and using real-life objects. Last but not least, this process is fast, compressing 3-4 years of study into just 12 months! Using this approach, we had a Grade 7 student successfully complete Pre-Calculus 12!

Is your kid struggling with Math? Get in touch with us and benefit from our unique and proven teaching methods.
We specialize in the following courses:

  • Pre-Calculus 12: Transformations, Conics, Radical Functions, Polynomial Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometry, Rational Functions, Permutations and Combinations.
    Calculus: Limits and Continuity, Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, Integration, Applications of Integration, Integration Techniques
  • Pre-Calculus 11: Series and Sequences, Trigonometry, Quadratic Functions, Quadratic Equations, Radical Expressions, Absolute Value Functions, Reciprocal Functions, System of Equations and Inequalities.
  • Math 1-10: Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry

Physics Tutoring in Vancouver

Physics, as the name suggests, is about understanding physical reality - the world around us and the forces that shape it. It is arguably one of the most fundamental subjects one could study, and should be a source of wonder. In education, students in Grade 7 Science typically pick up the basic concepts, and then build on them to reach the more advanced levels. We design our elementary and high school physics lectures to be in line with the up-to-date BC Math curriculum, and ensure that our tutors are fully-versed in the required materials and concepts, spanning all grades. We strive to add a dash of fun to every class, by using live apparatus to demonstrate what we are teaching, increasing engagement. Our strategy is to cover the material at least three to four times, so that those in the class have the knowledge reinforced. This is a tried and tested method.

Our Physics tutors are fully equipped in assisting your kids with the following courses:

Physics 12: Vector Kinematics, Vector Dynamics, Vector Momentum, Energy, Work, Momentum, Static Equilibrium, Circular Motion & Gravity, Electrostatics, Electric Circuits, Magnetism and Electromagnetism.

Physics 11: Significant Digits/Scientific Notation/Unit Conversions, Kinematics – Uniform Motion & Acceleration, Forces and Newton’s Laws, Vectors in 1-D, Momentum, Energy, Work, Special Relativity, Waves and Optics.

Chemistry Tutoring in Vancouver

Chemistry is the study of reactions, and aims to show people why and how different materials are the way they are, by studying how they are built at a foundational level. It is a subject that influences everything we do, from everyday activities such as cooking to manufacturing and scientific breakthroughs. Our staff are fully equipped to take our students from zero through the basics to the maximum extent of the set curriculum, making the process easy by making it simple and fun. Every chapter is covered in full, making use of a wide variety of problems and exercises, spanning all difficulty levels. We tailor our course to the needs of your child, so that they are not left behind, and we've found that this approach generates solid outcomes.

Our expert Surrey Chemistry tutors are proficient in teaching following chemistry courses:

Chemistry 12: Reaction Kinematics, Equilibrium Systems, Solubility Equilibria, Acid Base Equilibria, Electrochemistry.

Chemistry 11: Introduction to Chemistry, Atoms/Molecules/Ions, Mole Concept, Chemical Reactions, Solution Chemistry, Atomic Theory and Bonding, Organic Chemistry.

Biology Tutoring in Vancouver

Studying Biology teaches us about life, the rules that govern interactions between organisms, from a macro level to a micro level. Biology is remarkable in that it covers so many different sub-disciplines, including Biochemistry, Botany, Ecology, Genetics and Molecular Biology. While some might see it as an extended exercise in memorization, we take a different approach. It is possible to unlock much of the insights from Biology by understanding the underlying logic that applies to the field. Our teachers are uniquely able to deliver this mode of teaching, thanks to this perspective. Our materials are wide-ranging, and our presentation methods are sophisticated while being easy to comprehend. In addition to providing opportunities for regular learning, we offer assistance with homework and also provide a 'crash course' option ahead of exams. As the material is online, students are never more than one click away from the classroom, and can go at their own pace. Students from all over Vancouver are welcome.

Below is a list of the Biology courses that we support:

Biology 12: Biological Molecules, Protein Synthesis, Cell Structure, Membrane Structure and Function, Metabolism, Digestion, Circulatory System, Lymphatic System and Blood, Respiratory System, Excretory System, Reproductive System, Nervous System.

Biology 11: Classification, Genetics, Adaptation and Evolution, Viruses and Monerans, Protists, Mycology, Plant Biology, Animal Biology.

English Tutoring in Surrey, BC

English is the world language, and is the key to communication across countries in today's globe. Proficiency in English is therefore a non-negotiable skill to prepare students for life in a competitive, increasingly global job market. Our approach is correspondingly rigorous - with literacy, communication and creative thinking top of the priority list. Our teaching staff exemplify the skills we aim to instill, and their history of success with past students is a testament to this. With dedication, we aim to help students reach their full potential in this essential subject. In addition to our core training, we also cater to students for whom English is a second language (ESL), and are flexible on level - whether the child is at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced stage. The results speak for themselves in the rapid progress our students experience under our care.

Our expert English tutors in Surrey can assist with the topics / courses below:

Grades K-8 English: Reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation usage.

Grades 9-12 English: Essay writing, poem/passage evaluation and reading comprehension.

English as Second Language (ESL) tutoring.

Science Tutoring in Vancouver

Science is a subject that is wide-reaching, and core to our development as a society and as a human race. Although it covers many different fields, the scientific method and the scientific mindset run through all disciplines alike. Identify a question to be solved, conduct a study of the facts, and test possible solutions. Grade 4 students typically become acquainted with the fundamentals of science, and build upon these to graduate to more advanced and specialized topics when moving on to Physics, Chemistry and Biology. With our tutoring program, we make sure that our students become familiar with the tools and techniques of a scientist, and furthermore develop a taste for the more advanced areas they will come to later. They develop proficiency in research and fact-gathering, which assists in their wider development as learners. Our personalized schedule ensures that the pace is never too fast or slow, and the child remains motivated

Our expert Science tutors in Surrey provide assistance for following courses:

Grades K-8 Science: Elementary Science – Animals, Plants, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Electricity, Inventions, Physics, Scientists and Inventors.

Grade 9 Science: Atomic Theory, Elements, Compounds, The Nucleus, Mitosis, Meiosis, Static Electricity, Ohm’s Law, Circuits, Universe – Galaxy, Solar System.

Grade 10 Science: Biomes, Energy Flow and Cycles, Ecosystems, Atomic Theory, Classification of Compounds, Chemical Reactions, Radioactivity, Thermal Energy, Climate Change, Plate Tectonics.

Professional and Affordable Tutoring in Surrey, BC

The OOTB philosophy sees every pupil as an individual. This means that no single approach to teaching is the ‘right’ approach, although we do adhere to some basic principles that make our approach successful. What we aim to do is to build on the strengths of a child and encourage them to develop an intrinsic passion for learning. ‘Personalization’ is one of our watchwords. This means keeping an eye out for the learning style that best meets an individuals student’s needs. Another important element is the learning environment, where no one is afraid to put a hand up and ask for more information or a deeper explanation. The fundamental goal of OOTB is to give you, as a parent, peace of mind that your child will succeed in their exams, that learn rather than ‘memorize’, and that develop a positive attitude that will stay with them as they continue to learn in their life and career. Whether in Math, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, or English, our goal is to give the peace of mind that your child can achieve their potential. We make lessons fun and engaging, and tailor them to the needs of the individual student, because this is the approach that works. And in every subject, we will be a companion through the inevitable challenges that the learning journey brings with it.

Our headquarters is in Surrey, but our leading, dependable, and reasonably-priced tutors operate throughout Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley which includes Surrey, Delta, South Surrey – White Rock, Langley, New Westminster, Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. OOTB tutors are known for their high standards, and their track record in high school and elementary education success. If you could benefit from these services, do not hesitate to call OOTB Tutoring at 604-725-6845. We’ll listen to your requirements and set up a meeting with one of our top-rated tutors.

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