Prep Academy Tutors?
Why Prep Academy Tutors? Professional Tutoring in Calgary
What sets us apart is that each of our tutors is certified and accredited. We provide in-home tutoring that prioritizes personal attention and flexibility for your family in terms of scheduling. We focus on helping your child learn in a way that works for them, and helping them enjoy the process while getting excellent grades. We believe in communication and progress all with the goal of boosting your child’s confidence through improved grades and academic success. Every child learns differently. At Prep Academy Tutors, we offer a range of private tutoring services in Calgary for those in need of a more personal, flexible approach to education. We are committed to helping your child succeed in and outside the classroom. Unlike other tutoring companies, we are staffed with compassionate, certified teachers. Our teachers form personal bonds with students to provide an educational experience that is personalized, clear and enriching. Teachers also provide regular feedback to ensure parents are up to date on the progress their child is making. If you think your child can benefit from one-on-one attention to improve their comprehension of any material covered in their curriculum, consider working with Prep Academy Tutors. Whether you need a math tutor or English tutor, we make it easy to find a private tutor in Calgary. Our tutors will provide your child with the attention and support they need to succeed academically. Learn about our different tutoring services today!Read More
Our Certified Calgary Tutors
Our team of tutors maintain a high standard of education. All of our tutors are trained, certified teachers who work with Calgary’s curriculum to ensure that your child is prepared for upcoming material and can apply what they learn in the classroom. We know that teaching in a classroom of 30 or more can be daunting and that it is increasingly difficult to be hired by a board as a classroom teacher. Prep Academy Tutors provides teachers with the opportunity to grow and develop their teaching skills in a flexible and changing environment. Our personalized approach to education makes tutoring a rewarding, unique experience for both students and tutors.Read More
Flexible in-home tutoring
Our tutors work around your schedule, so we arrive whenever is convenient for you and your child.Read More
We offer the highest level of service and professionalism while aiming to form a personal bond with your child. We are the smart friend who explains things in a way that is easy to understand.Read More
At Prep Academy Tutors, we are committed to providing your child with the flexible, personalized attention they need to reach their academic goals.
Everyone learns differently, which is why we approach tutoring with a personalized touch. We form a personal bond with students to identify their unique needs so that we can educate them in a way that they will be receptive to, which will improve their comprehension.
Our certified teachers on staff also have different ways to approach education. We play matchmaker to connect your child with the private tutor that best aligns with their learning style. We are flexible to the educational needs of your child and work with both you and your student to help them achieve academic success. Get in touch with Prep Academy Tutors today!
One-on-one tutoring in-home and online
We understand that every student learns differently, which is why we work closely with your child to provide them with a personalized educational experience. We offer one-on-one tutoring in-home so that your child can learn in an atmosphere that is comfortable and familiar.
Our in-home services are flexible; we work around your schedule — and your child’s schedule — to ensure you can maintain your daily routine without disruption. We prefer to act more like a “smart friend” for your child who can explain things in a familiar setting, in a way that is easier for them to retain and understand.
We offer semi-private tutoring services for children who learn best when they have other students to learn from
and work with.
Our semi-private tutoring allows us to provide personalized education, while also providing your child with the support of another student who’s at a similar learning stage.
We offer group tutoring services for groups of 3-6 students to suit those who thrive in a collaborative setting rather than a one-on-one environment.
Everyone learns differently — while some learn well in a one-on-one setting, others thrive in a group setting where they can learn from fellow students. Identify the tutoring program that best suits your child’s needs.
Every child experiences subject material differently based on their personal strengths and interests. We offer tutoring for a wide variety of subjects to help fill any gaps in knowledge or understanding.
The tutoring subjects we offer are:
- Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Science)
- Social Studies (Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics)
- Mathematics (General Mathematics, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Vectors, Data Management, Advanced Functions)
- English (Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Writing Skills)
- Languages (Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian)
Our certified teachers provide private tutoring that aligns with the current Calgary curriculum. We have upper-level tutors on staff that specialize in all subjects, which enables them to teach professionally and specifically.
We provide a personalized approach to best help your child understand curriculum material. It’s important to us that we are able to introduce curriculum elements to your child before they are taught in the classroom.
When your child can see the parallels between what they are learning with us, and what they are learning in the classroom, it helps them to approach new topics with confidence and ease. After mastering the current curriculum, we revisit topics to fill in the gaps. Instead of skimming over difficult areas, we always return to more difficult topics to ensure comprehension.
Tests can be a source of anxiety and struggle for many students. Our private tutoring services include test preparation to help ensure your child is prepared for their next examination.
Enrichment and remedial programs
Tutoring can be an enriching experience for students who want to get ahead or learn more about a subject that interests them. We offer enrichment programs for students between the ages of 4 and 24.
Our enrichment program is ideal for students who need a new challenge, want to get ahead, are interested in a specific course, or want to learn a new language.
Is your child being challenged by a specific subject or finding it difficult to keep up with their classmates? Consider our remedial programs. Our remedial programs are specially designed with the common struggles children face in the classroom in mind.
Our remedial programs are designed to help struggling students get back on track to meet their academic goals. We fill your child’s gaps in knowledge with personalized attention that improves comprehension and provides encouragement in the form of moral and educational support. Our remedial programs include:
- Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program: This program is geared towards children struggling with reading and literacy. This program includes lesson plans that are fully scripted and keep material clear and controlled.
- The Wilson Reading System: Our Wilson Reading Program is designed to help students with dyslexia or language-based learning disabilities retain information and develop comprehension. In this program, we focus on sensory understanding through reading, sound, and listening to improve fluency and literacy.
Christie has always had a keen interest in children’s education. She spent many years working as a tutor to young students while completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws. After practicing corporate law for 12 years, Christie is excited to return to her first passion by bringing highly qualified, exceptional tutors into Calgary families’ homes to deliver personalized teaching in all subjects.
Prep Academy’s emphasis on tutoring conducted by professional teachers ensures the highest quality of one-on-one instruction, which Christie believes is an excellent complement to formal schooling. Having three young children of her own has shown her how individualized learning in the comfort of a student’s home can quickly build the confidence and skills necessary to thrive inside and outside the classroom.
Tonia started her career teaching French Immersion, where she also assisted in the development of multi school sports programs and coached several teams. She tutored for many years both while earning her education degree as well as while teaching. A firm believer in lifelong learning and in always challenging oneself, she stepped away from teaching toward a career in business after obtaining her Commerce degree and jumped into the business world in a variety of roles including co-founding several businesses. Eager to hone her business skills among like-minded entrepreneurs, she joined the Calgary chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and served as a Board member holding several positions both at the local as well as the Global board levels.
Passionate about providing varying opportunities for her son, she found herself combining her two passions, Education and Business, more recently by founding MiniPreneursYYC. In the short time between the first classes in September 2018 and the Pandemic-induced immediate pause in March of 2020, over 300 kids in Calgary were able to learn skills required to start their own businesses.
In her spare time Tonia enjoys spending quality time with her son, painting, traveling, hiking, and spending time with great friends.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Adrian is a seasoned executive with more than 18 years experience building, leading and motivating teams in a diversity of industries: Waste Management, Capital Markets, Manufacturing, Interactive Gaming and Equipment Rental Solutions.
His strengths include developing and executing on strategy, growing revenues, fine-tuning operational efficiencies to produce consistently profitable revenue and cross-enterprise collaboration to devise and implement initiatives that impact bottom and top-line results
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
I am the founder and CEO of Prep Academy Tutors (formerly Write at Home Tutoring ) where we bring qualified teachers into your home and provide thorough weekly reports based on our collaborative goals for your child.
Upon completion of my undergraduate degree at Western, I completed a M.DPE from OISE, U of T and was employed for 3 years at OISE running an infant developmental lab, before embarking on my tutoring business.
SPECIALITIES: CHILD PSYCHOLOGY | EDUCATION | PSYCHOMETRICS | INTERPRETATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL TESTING | EDUCATIONAL GOAL SETTING AND MEASUREMENT |SPECIAL EDUCATION
Our mission at Prep Academy Tutors is to attract and build a network of franchises made up of people who recognize the importance of community, and share a passion for education and business. We strive to deliver the educational tools required for students to not only build self confidence, but achieve higher levels of academic excellence and success.
Director of Education
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Amy graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and two minors in Mathematics and Health and Physical Education. She holds an Alberta teaching certificate for Grades KG to 9.
Amy taught at a local school and was given the opportunity to teach Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. Due to the pandemic, she also honed her online teaching skills, learning how to adeptly incorporate various integrations and the best methods for engaging students. Amy grew confident teaching remotely and carried them through a variety of fun and interesting activities to continue their learning.
Amy is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Calgary and continues to teach individual students. She loves working with children one-to-one and providing them with learning opportunities to accelerate their academic progress.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Geography, History, Social Studies, World Religion
Benjamin has graduated from the University of Calgary and will be receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Education within 2022. He has 3 years of continuous experience in teaching multiple grade levels both within a traditional classroom and remotely in a digital space.
While his areas of expertise are focused on the humanities, he remains competent in any subject matter at an elementary level. As reading and writing are how he spends much of his free time, he is confident in the support he can provide for related subjects, especially in the upper grade levels.
Benjamin has a firm belief that learning is integral to the human experience and so his teaching philosophy centers on cultivating a lifelong love of learning within the student that will propel them to success both within and beyond the classroom.
Algebra, Chemistry, Geography, Math, Physics, Science
Bernard holds a Ph.D in geoscience from UCLA and completed a prestigious post doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. He has held professorships at two German universities and at the University of Calgary and has taught for UCLA and the South Dakota School of Mines. Most recently he held a research position at the Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme in Cambridge England.
Bernard has published more than 30 peer reviewed scientific papers in the most prestigious technical journals and has more than one thousand scientific citations of his academic work. Bernard has twenty years of university level undergraduate and graduate teaching experience at leading universities in north America and Europe.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Social Studies
Brad has been a teacher for 25 years. He has degrees in both Fine Arts (theatre) and Education (K-9) and holds current teaching certification in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Hong Kong. During his career, he worked with students from kindergarten to middle school, with a wide range of learning needs. For the past 20 years, Brad worked as a teacher for international schools in Asia, 14 years of which were at a premier college prep school in Hong Hong. There, he was the beneficiary of world class professional development exploring and implementing new approaches to meeting learning needs, whether for support or enrichment. Brad holds the belief that fostering a relationship of trust and care with children is key to helping them grow and learn. He looks forward to using the wealth of knowledge and skills gained over a quarter century of teaching, to help your child overcome any challenges they may be facing and to take the next steps in their learning journey.
English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Brett has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. He has worked with students at all levels from Grades K-12. His B. Ed. specialty is in Math, but he has experience working in a wide range of subjects as a teacher in Calgary. Brett enjoys helping students discover their skills and passion for academics by making learning personalized to their needs and interests.
Biology, French, French Immersion, Math, Science, Social Science
Bridget has an undergraduate degree from St. FX University in Human Kinetics with a minor in Biology and a specialization in French. She also obtained a Bachelor of Education at St. FX University. At St. FX Bridget competed as a Varsity Track and Field athlete, achieving Academic All-Canadian and St. FX Athlete of the Year in 2016.
French language and culture has been a big part of Bridget’s life, having grown up in the bilingual province of New Brunswick, taking French immersion from grades 6 – 12 and living in Trois Rivière, Québec.
Bridget taught a variety of subjects for four years in Calgary, both in-person and online. She has extensive tutoring experience in a wide range of subjects and grade levels.
In addition to teaching, Bridget continues to compete as an elite sprinter and hurdler across Canada and internationally. Bridget loves sports, being outside and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about helping students achieve their true potential in school, sports and life in general!
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science, Social Science, Social Studies
Carli has a Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from the University of Calgary, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Psychology from Mount Royal University.
Carli has experience tutoring all elementary school subjects and is passionate about helping students reach their full potential. She finds working one on one to be very rewarding and best of all, she strives to make it fun and engaging.
Biology, Chemistry, Math, Science
Carly has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa with a teachable in Junior and Intermediate General Sciences. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Calgary, which allowed her to combine her two passions together, teaching and the sciences.
Carly’s passion for educating has continued to grow as she worked in a variety of instructional and teaching positions over the years, such as a forest school teacher, an instructor for before and after school care and as a National Lifeguard.
Developing a respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic experience for learners is always Carly’s top priority. She loves to set goals with her students and create a customized learning experience for each student to help them with their learning journey.
Academic Coaching, English, French, Math, Science, Special Education
Cavell is a highly skilled and very experienced teacher. She has her Master’s in Curriculum Design and has been an Educator for over 20 years. Cavell is very passionate about helping children succeed and find their way to discovering how they can be a successful learner.
Cavell’s expertise covers a broad range of skills and her career has been vast and full of adventure. Cavell has been from one side of Canada to the other, as a classroom teacher, an Education Consultant for the Yukon, and as an Education Coordinator here in Alberta.
Cavell’s energy for learning and building relationships with her students shines through in every conversation. Cavell’s knowledge in curriculum allows her to be able to assist in many academic areas across a broad range of ages. She welcomes early learners as well as those children in the higher grades.
English, Family Studies, Math, Science, Social Studies
Christina Baird graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of English and a minor in Sociology. She also obtained an additional qualification in General Social Sciences from The University of Toronto. She traveled to Scotland and graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education from The University of Strathclyde.
Christina returned to Canada and moved to Banff, where she worked as an Early Childhood Educator and as an after-school high school teacher. Christina also taught Grade 4 for four years as well as leadership classes to elementary and middle school students.
Christina is an avid soccer player, loves to read and enjoys playing board games.
English, History, Math, Science, Social Science, Social Studies
Eiman is currently completing her final year as a pre-service teacher at the University of Calgary, and is looking forward to graduating with a Bachelor of Education in the Concurrent program. She is majoring in Secondary Social Studies, with a concurrent major in Political Science. She has over 3 years of past experience tutoring and has completed various classroom practicums
Academic Coaching, Elementary Education 1-6, English, History, Reading Mastery, Social Studies
Emily has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and she also holds a Bachelor of Education in intermediate and senior English and History. She also completed a Special Education Part 1 course, which led her to teaching experiences in both senior and elementary Special Education classes.
Emily has also taught English at applied and academic Senior levels. She has been tutoring for almost ten years and really enjoys working with students of all all ages – from the early literacy student to the high school essayist.
French, French Immersion
Gabrielle’s lifelong ambition has been to shape young lives. She is currently obtaining a Bachelor of Sociology at the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education. A fully bilingual quick learner and a problem solver, Gabrielle assists in a Francophone classroom where she provides one on one support to a variety of students. She particularly loves young children and looks forward to further honing her craft while fostering a love of learning and a love of languages in her students. Gabrielle’s warm personality and ready smile makes her a magnet when it comes to the attention of her students.
Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education 1-6, Math, Science
Iulia is a second-year Education student at Mount Royal University. She is working towards graduating with a minor in General Science and has been completing her courses with straight A’s. Furthermore, Iulia has been placed on the Dean’s Honour Roll for several semesters. Her Bachelor’s degree primarily focuses on Elementary school education; however, she is also familiar with Secondary curriculums and has tutored a variety of high school subjects. She has been tutoring children of different age groups since she was 15 and has great experience in being the advocate for success. When Iulia is not helping her classmates or studying for tests, she spends her time with her puppies or playing the piano.
Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry, English, Math, Physics, Science, Social Science, Social Studies
Jaling obtained her BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with a minor in music at the University of Victoria and is currently pursuing a MSc in Health Services Research at the University of Calgary. She has extensive experience in both one-to-one and group setting tutoring. Her most recent position was as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Calgary, where she taught at an undergraduate level. She fully understands the nuances and complexities that go alongside learning and adapts to each student’s needs. She also strives to create a learning environment that encourages and motivates every student.
Jasmine holds a Masters in Mathematics specializing in Applied Maths. She then embarked in a career in education completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education through Nottingham University.
To develop her professional qualifications further Jasmine then became an accredited coach and trainer. Jasmine has 18 years of experience in education. She brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication, having previously been a Director of teaching and learning as well a Head of Secondary within the GEMS network of schools.
Passionate about inclusive education and values driven, Jasmine actively promotes determination and success for students.
She has a proven track- record of leading school improvement resulting in better student outcomes.
Jasmine is currently working as an Instructor at CDI college.
Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science
Jenny is a third-year Education student at the University of Calgary. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and finding different ways to create an enjoyable learning experience as she understands that everyone has a unique style of learning. Based on her various tutoring experiences, she is adept in assessing the best approach to engage and motivate her students, and help build their confidence as learners.
English, Social Studies
Biology, Chemistry, Math
John has a Bachelor of Science degree (2017) and a Bachelor of Education degree (2019) from the University of Calgary. John’s specialization is in High School science education. He has been teaching and instructing students in science for the past four years; first as a summer camp science instructor, then as a high school teacher with the Calgary Board of Education. John has taught high school chemistry and biology, and his expertise is in Chemistry 20 and Chemistry 30.
Last year John went overseas to teach in Madrid, Spain. He was an English teacher at an elementary school by day and a high school science tutor by night. He is currently working on his master’s degree in physiotherapy.
Algebra, Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Data Management, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Finite Math, History, Math, Philosophy, Physics, SAT Prep, Satistics, Science, Social Science, Social Studies, Spanish, World Religion
Jorge is a student, tutor, and published author. He is studying Computational Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Calgary and has extensive experience tutoring, particularly in the maths and sciences.
Jorge strives to understand where each student is at and their unique learning curve. He works with his students to formulate a plan for their studies to help them reach their academic goals.
Biology, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science
Kailynn is in her second year of university at Mount Royal, where she is pursuing a Bachelor in Elementary Education with a Minor in History. She supports students in all subjects up to Grade 9 and also high school Biology. Kailynn loves to work with children to help them excel in their academics.
English, French, French Immersion, Math, Reading Mastery
Karine has a bachelor in Elementary Education from Mount Royal University. She has taught for 5 years, primarily in French immersion and Francophone settings.
Karine also teaches English and has a passion for helping students unlock their mathematics and language arts skills across all grades.
Biology, Chemistry, Math, Science
Kathleen is currently a 10th year teacher with RVS. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Masters of Education specializing in Special Education. Junior High and Senior High Math and Sciences are Kathleen’s speciality. She has tutored students from Junior High to College level for over 7 years. She really enjoys helping students find success in their courses and finding ways to engage and motivate them to reach their goals.
Direct Instruction, English, Math, Reading Mastery, Science, Social Studies
Katie is a passionate, patient, and intuitive teacher. She received her Bachelor’s of Education in 2020 and has been full time teaching since.
Katie prides herself on building a strong rapport with her students. She strives to make genuine connections and to learn more about her students’ strengths and areas to work on. Katie caters strategies and instruction to suit her students’ unique skills and abilities – all while delivering fun and engaging lessons. She loves witnessing confidence levels soar!
Elementary Education (K-6), English, Math, SSAT, Science, Social Studies, Special Education
Kelly is a certified teacher who really enjoys working with individual students and small groups of children to accelerate their learning and academic confidence. Teaching is Kelly’s passion and she was a full time teacher for 15 years in England and Spain in both private and state run schools. Kelly also has significant experience working with diverse learners (providing academic support, diagnosing learning needs and planning learning sequences). She has over 6 years of tutoring experience working with students from Grades 1 to 12 in a wide range of subjects. Tutoring offers Kelly the opportunity to determine individual learning needs, design personalized study habits and to develop a relationship of trust and confidence – a recipe for success!
Arts, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Reading Mastery, Social Studies
Kenisha obtained her Bachelor of Education from Mount Royal University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in English. She enjoys working with students in various grades and multiple subjects and takes great pleasure in guiding students to learning success.
Kenisha also enjoys spending her time outside amongst nature, with family and friends, and sitting down with a good book. She see potential and beauty in unexpected places and finds pleasure in working on the numerous DIY projects that she has on the go.
Kenisha relishes the opportunity to work with students in one-on-one and small group settings to help them grow into confident learners.
English, Political Science, Social Science, Social Studies
Kieran is a pre-service teacher at the University of Calgary, recently having completed his Bachelor of Arts in communications and culture and is now entering into the final year of his Bachelor of Education program, specializing in the secondary English language arts. Though trained specifically in the area of ELA, Kieran’s academic interests and professional practice extend far beyond the one discipline and into the humanities more generally; more specifically, Kieran has both tutoring and teaching experience, with the Alberta Programs of Study, in secondary English language arts, social studies, and career and technology foundations (CTF). Much like the matter he teaches, Kieran’s approach to tutoring is a multidisciplinary one and one that values the diversity of all students and their unique learning habits. In addition to his professional practice, Kieran spends his time volunteering with school communities across Calgary, working towards building and enhancing the learning experiences of all students.
Biology, English, French, Math, Science, Social Studies
Kim has a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary (with a specialization in French). She has over 7 years of experience teaching in classrooms and extensive tutoring experience. Education is her passion and she enjoys finding unique ways to engage each student she works with to accelerate their academic progress and confidence in themselves.
Kim is a Masters level synchronized swimmer, she loves to hike with her golden retriever and she also enjoys teaching swimming and lifeguarding. In addition to teaching, travel is a huge part of Kim’s life and one of her favourite experiences was swimming 25km around the Greek Islands.
Business Studies, Math, Statistics
Kristina recently obtained her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Calgary. She is
goal-driven, ambitious and eager to learn and share her knowledge and academic experience with students. She has over two years of teaching assistant experience in Managerial Accounting and MBA Business Technology courses at the University of Calgary. She has extensive tutoring experience working with junior high and high school students primarily in math. Kristina loves supporting students work towards their goals to reach academic success to their highest potential.
Elementary Education 1-6, French, French Immersion
Lee-Anne is currently in her second year studying Elementary Education at Mount Royal University with a double minor in French and Spanish.
She has travelled and lived in Japan where she studied the language and taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to both children and adults. From this experience, she obtained her Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) certification, as well as her Teaching Business English (TBE) and Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) certifications.
Lee-Anne has extensive one-to-one tutoring experience with elementary school aged children and she also has several years of piano teaching experience, achieving her level 10 Royal Conservatory of Music certification.
She strives to create meaningful connections with her students to accelerate their learning, increase their confidence and cultivate curiosity.
Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry, Math, Physics
Liam is currently studying Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology–an honours bachelor of science program–here at the University of Calgary where he has won several scholarships based on academic prowess and character. Moreover, Liam has four years of tutoring experience, specializing with high-school math and sciences.
Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Mandarin, Math, Reading Mastery, Science
Lucy has a bachelor of science degree from McGill University with a major in pharmacology and a minor in psychology. She has a 3.78 GPA in the last two years of her degree. Currently, Lucy is pursuing a bachelor of secondary education degree at the University of Alberta, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. She is one semester away from completing her education degree.
Through her volunteer work and student-teaching, Lucy has directly taught Chemistry 20, Biology 20, and Science 10. Throughout last year, she worked online helping high-school students proofread and improve their writing through Zoom meetings. She also worked in elementary settings to assist with math, reading, and writing tasks. She values clear communication with students and families, and catering her teaching style/pacing for each student.
Elementary Education 1-6
Madeline has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education specializing in early childhood education. She is a recent graduate from the University of Lethbridge and is in the process of obtaining an Alberta teaching certificate for Grades K-12.
Madeline has teaching experience with a variety of grades from kindergarten to grade 9. She has spent the last four months as a grade 2 elementary generalist for a Fine Arts focused elementary school here in Calgary. Madeline has further enhanced her skills by teaching a grade 3 literacy intervention group.
Madeline is a current substitute teacher for the Calgary Board of Education. She is looking forward to working one-on-one with students and being a part of their learning success.
Madeline is a firm believer in a student focused approach that considers and adapts to varying student’s needs. She is skilled at determining the best way to engage and motivate her students while also assisting them in developing their confidence as learners
Algebra, Calculus and Vectors, Data Management, Finite Math, Math, Physics, Statistics
Majid has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and over 12 years of teaching experience in an academic settings. He started his teaching journey as a lecturer in a post-secondary institution in his home country, Iran. He has tutored high school to university levels since 2017. He is very passionate about learning and enjoys helping students in Math, Physics, and Engineering courses reach their academic goals.
He considers himself to be a lifelong learner and has acquired a love for website design as a hobby as well! It is his firm belief that learning is a two-way journey, and as much as he teaches his students, he learns from them in return.
Majid volunteers his time at a local public library and as a soccer coach. He does both in-person and online tutoring and has extensive experience using online platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, and other platforms.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, History, Reading Mastery, Social Studies, Special Education
Marlie has been a teacher for nearly 10 years. She obtained a bachelor of Arts focused in History and English as well as Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. She has worked with a diverse group of students from k-8 as well as a learning resource teacher in various communities. Her focus is always on meeting students where they are at, building relationships and ensuring her students reach their best possible outcomes.
Academic Coaching, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Reading Mastery, Science, Social Science, Social Studies, Spanish
Micah has a combined Bachelor’s in Education and Spanish/French. She teaches in the Spanish Bilingual Program for the Calgary Board of Education. She currently teaches in an Elementary School but has experience in Junior High as well. Micah was a tutor for Spanish University courses and enjoys helping everyone reach their full academic potential.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Reading Mastery, Social Studies, Wilson Reading Program
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (with a specialty in Social Studies) from the University of Calgary. After obtaining her degrees, she taught abroad in South Korea at three elementary schools. Michelle’s practicum experience in Canada was in grades 1, 2, and 4 where she taught the core subjects. She enjoys working with children and always strives to make learning fun and interesting. Michelle’s educational philosophy is centered around actively tailoring her teaching to each student’s needs and guiding them to reach their learning goals. She specializes in literacy development (including remedial programs) and is particularly passionate about helping young readers develop their fluency and a love for reading.
Academic Coaching, English, Social Studies
Nadine is a high school English teacher and she holds a Masters degree in Education. She has been teaching for 15 years.
Nadine enjoys writing poetry and reading literature. She has two children, two pugs, one kitten, and a whole lot of Shakespeare material!
Nadine enjoys building relationships with students and helping them develop their skills. In particular, she has a great deal of experience with essay writing and diploma prep in English.
English, French, French Immersion, Math
A passionate educator, Nathalie has many years experience supporting students from preschool to grade 6. Nathalie is francophone and is passionate about fostering the love of the languages, both English and French, in her students. She is a patient, personable and caring individual allowing her to fully connect to every child’s unique personality and learning style. She is very dedicated in helping children develop their self worth, to feel success in their accomplishments, and to reach their full potential. Nathalie is the proud mother of 2 grown adult children and has 2 grandsons.
Algebra, Calculus and Vectors, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Finite Math, French, French Immersion, Math, Physics
Paige is a 2nd-year University of Waterloo student studying mathematics. She completed her primary and secondary schooling in French immersion and has a DELF B1 certification.
Paige has significant tutoring experience both in person and online and enjoys seeing the learning progression that her students experience. Paige has always enjoyed teaching others and looks forward to a long career in teaching.
Direct Instruction, Elementary Education 1-6, English, French Immersion, History, Music, Philosophy, Reading Mastery, Social Science, Social Studies
Paul is an energetic individual who is excited about the field of education. He enjoys the process of one-to-one relationship building with students and takes pride in their success.
Algebra, Calculus and Vectors, Math, Physics, Science
Paul has a Masters degree in Engineering and a Teaching diploma. He has taught mathematics, physics and computer programming/robotics from the grade 10 to the third year university levels in both Alberta and British Columbia. His many years of teaching experience combined with his one on one tutoring experience will benefit each of the students he works with as Paul loves to demonstrate the relevance in all he teaches.
ACT, Algebra, Math, SAT
Penekeh has almost 20 years experience teaching and tutoring in the maths and sciences at the middle school and high school levels in Canada, the U.S., Sweden and Cameroon. He graduated from the University of Bamenda with a B.Ed. in Mathematics & Physics. He also holds a B.Sc. in Accounting (Honors) and a M.Sc. (Honors) in Business Administration. Penekeh currently teaches at a local Calgary school and works with Prep Academy students to support them in their math courses. Outside of teaching, he loves sports, reading, cooking, gaming, and travelling.
Calculus, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Science
Rebecca is currently completing her B.Ed. at the University of Alberta and has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. Rebecca is an avid volunteer in the community and is known for her great work organizing engaging STEM events for Girl Guides of Canada – Calgary Area. She is energetic and excited to apply her knowledge to help students succeed in science and math. Rebecca helps students build useful study habits and techniques to tackle challenging problems with a growth-oriented mindset and hopefully ignite a passion for the STEM field!
Chemistry, Math, Science
Ricky was born and raised in Calgary. Upon completion of his chemistry degree at McGill University, he went on to obtain his teaching degree, specializing in senior chemistry and physics, at the University of Toronto. His previous experience working as a teaching assistant and residence assistant confirmed his love for supporting student development and mentoring youth.
Ricky understands that no two students learn the same and is actively conscious of diverse learning styles. It is with this mindset that he strives to be responsive, tailoring learning to every student’s needs. A safe and supportive environment, strong rapport with students, and building confidence and self-management skills are also key elements of his teaching approach.
Outside of the classroom, Ricky enjoys bouldering, choreography and searching for the perfect cinnamon bun.
Calculus, Chemistry, Math, Science
Sam has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering. With more than 5 years of experience tutoring students in middle school and high school, he believes every student can be successful in their courses with the guidance of a good mentor. He encourages goal-setting, planning and good study habits. Sam’s favourite motto is: “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”.
Algebra, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry, Senior Math (9-12), Senior Science (9-12)
Academic Coaching, English, History, Social Studies
Samantha is completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education in English Literature at the University of Alberta. She enjoys sharing her love of literature and language arts with students and helping them develop skills and strategies to find success in their coursework. She currently works one-on-one with several junior high and high school students. Samantha helps her students break down essays and navigate through the writing process. She also collaborates with students to create individualized writing strategy plans. When she’s not teaching, Samantha enjoys spending time in the outdoors or curled up with a book, a cat and a cup of tea.
Elementary Education 1-6, Math, Science
Shawnee has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Calgary. Prior to completing her Education program, Shawnee received degrees in Geological and Biological Sciences. Shawnee has taught various subjects and grade levels; her primary experience is teaching Junior High math and science. She loves watching students grow and develop and helping to facilitate that.
Shawnee’s personal interests include working in animal rescue, spending time camping with her family and travelling.
English, Social Studies
Sheldon has a BA with a Double Major in History & Psychology with a Minor in English, and a BEd with a Double Major in English & Social Studies. He has been teaching High School in Alberta for about 15 years. This time has included many Diploma Marking sessions (LA & SS -1 & -2) and many Summer School sessions as well. Sheldon has tutored for years and finds the one-on-one setting to be incredibly helpful and rewarding.
English, Math, Science, Social Studies
|Simran graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in Child Studies, majoring in Early Learning and Child Care. While working with children in various after-school programs Simran noticed how much additional academic support the children needed in order to be successful. Simran obtained a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary with a specialty in Elementary Education. Through her B.Ed. and experience working with in various classrooms, Simran is adept at building relationships with diverse students and fostering a love for learning. She is extremely organized, passionate, resourceful and genuinely cares for her students’ well being and ensuring they are meeting or exceeding their goals for learning. Simran’s areas of specialty include Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners (ELL), reading, writing and math. She is currently enjoying tutoring a group of refugee students from Afghanistan on a volunteer basis.|
Algebra, Calculus and Vectors, Finite Math, Math, Physics, Science
Steven was born in Bassano, Alberta and grew up near the town of Gleichen. He studied Astrophysics at the University of Calgary and obtained a Master’s from the University of Ottawa in the field of Isotope Geochemistry. He taught high school Math, Science and English at international schools in China for five years and taught at Foothills Academy in Calgary for two and a half years. Steven is an experienced hiker and mountaineer, having climbed to the top of more than 100 peaks in the Rocky Mountains. He also plays hockey and writes music.
Arts, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Science, Social Studies, Spanish
Thalice is a passionate and loving individual who has wanted to be a teacher since the age of five. She moved to Canada at the age of eight and learned the English language within six months, It was her experiences that guided her career choices and goals to make learning a fun and inclusive environment. As a tutor, Thalice strives to make every child feel accepted and equal. She is the kind of teacher who has a positive impact on a student’s life and sets them up for great academic success. Thalice is currently attending Mount Royal University in hopes of becoming an outstanding teacher focusing on an elementary level with multiple minors which include, Humanities and Spanish Language and Cultures. Thalice has also taken a number of workshops including, the “Working with parents to promote student success” workshop and “ADHD: What Educators Need to Know.”. Thalice is also fluent in both Spanish and English, with Spanish being her first Language. She believes that teaching plays an important role in society and with the right education children can truly excel and become academically driven students and lifelong learners. Thalice believes that students learn best when they work at their own pace and receive the right amount of guidance, which makes her a great asset when it comes to a child’s academic needs.
Biology, Chemistry, Math, Science
Tina recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education in (specialization in mathematics) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. Tina has experience working with students in K-12 and while most of her teaching has been with the Calgary Board of Education, she also completed a teaching exchange in Brisbane, Australia. Throughout her time at university she was heavily involved on campus, taking on leadership roles within student government, as a student researcher, and most recently, as an Executive on the Education Students’ Association. Tina enjoys sharing her love of science with students of all ages and was a STEM instructor for three years with Minds in Motion, a science outreach non-profit. In her career as an educator, she hopes to encourage future generations of students to pursue careers in STEM.
Tony has a degree in Education and has been a Junior High Math Teacher for 19 years in Calgary. Tony is passionate and caring about teaching Math. He is focused on ensuring students have a deep understanding of math concepts as well as improving math comprehension. He also believes in building confidence and ensuring students feel comfortable and prepared for High School. Tony loves to connect with students and uses his experience within the classroom to help and guide students in their math journey.
Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Science
Vicki graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (First Class Hons) from the University of Calgary and now is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences. She has teaching experience with all age groups and has taught up to the undergraduate level. She has recently completed her graduate student certification in University Learning and Teaching at the University of Calgary.
Her teaching philosophy aims to motivate students to feel confident in their own learning capabilities and driven to pursue their academic interests outside of the classroom.
Elementary Education 1-6
Vivian graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s in Education and holds an Alberta Teaching Certificate.
Vivian’s passion for education has driven her to take on many roles. As a pre-service teacher, she provided support to children in various learning environments such as in schools, at a community center and online via Zoom. During this time, she primarily worked with children who spoke English as a second language. Once she became a certified teacher, she had the opportunity to run her own classroom, teaching pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children full-time.
Vivian is currently working in early intervention as an Education Coordinator, providing support to pre-school aged children with special education coding. When she is not working with the little ones, she is a substitute teacher with the public-school division where she enjoys teaching all subjects to all elementary levels.
Chemistry, Elementary Education 1-6, Math, Physics, Science
Wendy graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Education and Natural Sciences. Wendy has had several years of work experience during and after her undergraduate degree with students in all age groups, mainly in the senior level. Wendy currently works with the Calgary Board of Education teaching higher levels of science.
Wendy can provide academic coaching to all students to discover their method of learning as this contributes to Wendy’s teaching philosophy, student centered learning. This is where the students’ learning differences are accounted for while support is provided.
As much as Wendy is passionate of providing support to students, the teacher must also be willing to learn as learning is a dynamic process for both teacher and student.
Outside of academics, Wendy is an avid hiker and enjoys the outdoors whenever possible. If she is not outside, she brings the outside inside by providing a home to many varieties of plants. Wendy describes plants and students in a very similar way where “plants and students will only thrive when provided the best environment and necessary accommodations”.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science
William is a current student at Mount Royal University in a Bachelor of Education-Elementary degree. William has tutored for a total of seven years. He is primarily working towards becoming a mathematics teacher but enjoys helping students forward in any aspect of their education.
William loves working with students in their pursuit of education. He is a patient listener and adaptive to the different learning styles that are prevalent in education today.
Yenna is a teacher candidate at the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary) with a Specialty in Secondary Mathematics. Yenna entered the Secondary Mathematics stream to help students overcome their math anxieties and fears to become more comfortable in and maybe even find enjoyment in math. She understands the struggles and stresses of school and works to support students with developing executive functioning skills to enable success. Yenna’s ultimate goal is for students to walk away from each lesson with new perceptions and ideas of math.