eQuestions

Tips and Resources to Get You Going

Through the eQuestions tool, our mathematics and writing tutors provide prompt, personalized responses to your questions. Just submit a short, specific question, and we'll get back to you in 24-48 hours. (At peak times of the term, we have a very high volume of submissions, so plan for a longer turnaround at these times.) When your tutor responds, you will get a notification by email or text message, and you can log in right away to see your tutor’s response. 

To get started, watch the eQuestions video, and then head to our Log In page to sign up! 

Writing

Our writing tutors offer great help in essay-writing skills, grammar or mechanics, and citation. For example, you might ask, “What is a topic sentence?,” “How can I fix a comma splice?,” or “How do I cite personal communication (like an email) in APA format?” You can also submit a tentative thesis statement or an outline for some feedback. (Just remember that you should use the eWriting Lab to submit anything more substantial—like a paragraph or a draft of your assignment—for review by a tutor.) 

We're not necessarily experts on your specific subject area: we can't necessarily tell you the main themes of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar or explain the legal discussion around euthanasia. However, we are expert readers and writers, so we can help you clarify and strengthen your thesis or figure out how to organize your thoughts. We can connect you to information and practice exercises for grammar skills or help you learn how to write a press release or a book review. We can even help you figure out your citation style, whether it's APA, Chicago, CSE, MLA, or IEEE. 

Check out these examples of good writing eQuestions.

Mathematics

Through the eQuestions tool, our math tutors can help you find where you're getting stuck and figure out the next steps to solving your problem. Just submit a short, specific question about a mathematical concept or a problem you are working on. Please make sure you show your progress so far and ask specific questions so our tutors can give you relevant, helpful advice. For example, you might ask "How do I find the confidence interval for a population mean?" or "I'm solving the inequality -6x + 15 < 3. I keep getting  x < -2, but the answer key says x > -2. What have I missed?" 

Check out these examples of good math eQuestions.

Notice 

Due to budgetary restrictions, students will not be able to access eTutor Alberta's math tutoring services in Winter or Spring 2017. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Students can continue to submit eQuestions for writing.