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
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, Chemistry, French, Math, Physics, Science
Brian has a Bachelor of Education focusing on secondary Biological and Physical Sciences, along with a degree in Biology with a specialization in Ecology with two minors in Social Sciences.
Brian is an experienced teacher and scientist who is passionate about learning with technology. His background has led him to teach numerous Science classes such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and various Math courses. He has taught Minecraft Education summer camps while working with researchers to track learning retention of mathematical concepts in young learners.
Brian has worked in Wetland Ecology laboratories and even had a sweet job as a quality assurance scientist in a chocolate factory. In his spare time, Brian creates tutorials for painting miniature models and is an educational consultant for various companies looking for curriculum connections for online based games.
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!
English, History, Math, Science, Social Studies
Brittany is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at Mount Royal University with a specialization in Elementary Education. She has mentored with Big Sisters, volunteer coached various youth sports and volunteered in local school classrooms. Brittany currently leads a program for young children at a recreation centre. She loves helping students find joy in subjects that they may not necessarily love and also developing goals and a plan to reach them. She is very organized, creative and adaptive. Brittany also speaks Spanish and enjoys the fun and adventure of supporting students with their beginner Spanish skills.
English, History, Social Studies
Brooklyn is an Ontario and Alberta certified teacher holding a Bachelor or Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from the University of Waterloo. With over 8 years of experience working and volunteering within the education sector, Brooklyn has helped teach a variety of students from K-12. Most recently, her work within the K-4 classrooms has revolved around helping students with early literacy. She also has notable experience in the high school setting. Working one-on-one with a number of learners with varying academic, behavioural and emotional needs, Brooklyn demonstrates a commitment to each students’ academic success and well-being. Brooklyn’s teaching philosophy is student-centered and she ensures individual needs, interests and learning preferences are met by helping her students build resilience, foster positivity and develop a growth mindset.
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.
Biology, English, Math, Social Studies
Carole has her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is currently completing her final year of her Education degree. She has been a professional tutor for 2 years, and has worked as a summer camp leader for the past two years. She strongly believes in a student-centric, goal oriented learning environment that focuses on a positive and encouraging attitude.
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.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, French Immersion, Social Studies
Chelsea graduated from The King’s University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Education degree. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2019 with a sociology concentration. She has over five years of experience working with young people in various settings. Chelsea enjoys supporting students across multiple grade levels to guide them in unlocking their potential. She believes that the most effective way to increase motivation and interest with students is to make real-world connections as much as possible.
Additionally, Chelsea has experience with french immersion having been an immersion student herself. She believes that both comprehension and experience of the french culture are at the forefront of learning.
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 Studies
Chuen-Xi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Calgary in 2017 and went back to receive a Bachelor of Education with a focus in Inclusive Education in 2019. Inclusive Education enables her to teach multiple subjects in various grade levels within the elementary school level. She believes that all individuals deserve a safe and trusting environment to learn and thrive and that mistakes are steps to learning. Chuen-Xi is passionate about helping others and collaborates with her students in order for them to reach their learning goals.
Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Finite Math, Math, Science
Daniel has a Bachelors degree in Education and Kinesiology. He spent the last two years teaching in the United Kingdom and has experience teaching a variety of subjects from science to P.E.
He enjoys finding creative ways to effectively engage students to help unlock their full learning potential.
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
Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry, Math, Science
Gayathry is a pre-service teacher at the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary), majoring in Secondary Mathematics. She chose the Secondary Mathematics stream because she wants to alter the common perception that math is difficult by building confidence and skills. She works with students to help them realize that they are capable of solving all types of mathematical problems by incorporating growth mindset tools and strategies. She believes that with appropriate teaching strategies and support, every student can excel to their highest potential.
HUAI JIN Z.
Biology, English, Math, Science
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intermediate and Senior Teacher
Huai Jin is currently completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in math and minor in general science. She has taught and tutored students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and has plenty of experience working one-on-one with students. Huai Jin uses her solid understanding of the math and science curriculums to break down complicated concepts and build students’ comfort levels with these subjects. She also speaks fluent Mandarin and is TESOL/TEFL certified. Huai Jin has a passion for teaching, learning, and helping others succeed.
Academic Coaching, Elementary Education 1-6, Math, Science
Ijeoma has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (overseas) and a Bachelor of Education (specializing in Mathematics) from the University of Calgary.
As an engineer, Ijeoma merges theory and practice in education and deploys hands-on physical experiments and real-life examples in her science and math lessons. In addition to teaching math and science, Ijeoma is also experienced in working with children new to Canada and also new English learners.
Her teaching philosophy is “every child can learn, how they learn can be different”.
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.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, French Immersion
Jeanne obtained a Bachelor of Education with Specializations in French and Native Studies from Thebacha College, NWT and the University of Saskatchewan. Her teaching experience spans communities in the Northwest Territories and Alberta.
Jeanne’s grade level experience includes all levels from Pre-Kindergarten through to adult learners with various assignments in both French Immersion and English.
Jeanne has a French Canadian background and offers academic support in:
English at all grade levels,
French comprehension and conversation at all grade levels,
French grammar and writing at the elementary school level, and
Math at the elementary school level.
English, Social Studies
Business, English, History, Math, Science, Social Science, Social Studies
Along with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration, John graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Calgary in the spring of 2021. Teaching is his third career, after working for 7 years as a commercial real estate manager and 9 years as a nuclear submariner. He truly believes that teaching is a creative profession aimed at connecting the child, classroom and the school community with the world at large.
John is a competitive pickleball player and in his spare time loves to read, create content for his Youtube channel and follow his favourite band BTS.
Academic Coaching, English, Math, Social Science
Jory graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Elementary Physical Education) from the University of Calgary. He taught in a variety of classrooms in both Calgary and Edmonton, predominantly in grades K to 6. Jory has also taught math and physical education to students in grades 7-9.
Outside of teaching, Jory was the head coach of the kids wrestling program at the U of C for 8 years and taught swim lessons to all age groups for over 6 years.
When working with students, Jory believes in creating strong relationships which foster trust in the classroom, allowing the teacher and student to thrive. To Jory, education should be inquisitive, informative, and fun!
Algebra, Calculus and Vectors, Math, Science
Justina has a Master’s degree in Education from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Calgary. She is a certified teacher in Alberta and Quebec.
Justina has extensive tutoring and teaching experience and particularly enjoys helping students develop an interest and enjoyment of math. She adeptly explains math concepts by taking into account students’ perspectives and using easy-to-understand and relatable examples. Justina is patient with learning as she recognizes that all students have different paces and styles of understanding. Her main focus is to build students’ confidence and overcome any fears they may have of math.
Elementary Education K-8, English
Kaitlyn is an educator in her third year of teaching. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education from St. Mary’s University in Calgary. Kaitlyn’s practicum experience was in grades KG, 1, 2, and 5, and post-graduation she taught grades 1 and 5. In addition to working with children in the primary grades, Kaitlyn enjoys supporting students in their English and Social Studies courses up to the Grade 12 level. Kaitlyn is particularly interested in developing students’ skills in English language arts, beginning with early literacy strategies and interventions up to essay writing in the higher grades.
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.
Karla graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor’s degree of Health Sciences. She has worked in various elementary, junior high and high schools settings, as well as at Medicine Hat College as an instructor of therapeutic communications. Over the last four and a half years she has spent her time tutoring Spanish to kids and adults of all ages. She thoroughly enjoys helping others discover the joy of communicating in a non-native language.
Karla is a native Spanish speaker who has lived in El Salvador, Mexico and Canada. In her spare time Karla enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her pets, horse riding and with her friends.
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.
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.
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.
Academic Coaching, Arts, Biology, Direct Instruction, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Family Studies, French, Geography, History, Social Science, Social Studies, World Religion
Kimberley Lewis is an experienced teacher who has taught in and around Calgary for over 20 years. She earned her Masters in Education with an Arts Research focus from the University of Victoria, and completed both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education degrees at the University of Lethbridge. Throughout her career she taught students in grades 1 through 12 in various courses and enjoyed the excitement and challenge of introducing new ideas and techniques to young minds.
Kimberley has also published educational papers, book reviews and presented at conferences at the local, provincial and national levels. Developing student resiliency and wellbeing are foundational to her practice. Kimberley’s teaching style reflects her energetic personality, love of experimentation and many interests. She believes that when students are supported emotionally and academically all can experience success!
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.
Academic Coaching, Direct Instruction, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Lara has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Calgary. She has more than five years of experience teaching prekindergarten to middle school. She is passionate about developing lifelong learners and future leaders.
Lara supports students in achieving success effectively with well, articulated goals. She builds productive and positive relationships with students and parents. Her lessons draw from student’s interests and strengths including the unique learning styles of each child to support their learning.
One of Lara’s passions is developing early literacy skills, she is very proficient in helping students read fluently at a very young age. She is a professional, experienced and conscientious tutor who goes above and beyond to help students reach their goals.
Algebra, Calculus and Vectors, Data Management, Finite Math, Math, Satistics
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.
Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education (K-6), Science, Special Education
Marijke has a BSc (Chem/BioSci) and after seeing three children off to University, she returned to pursue a B.Ed. with a specialty in Chem/Bio. Marijke has a love of science as well as a passion for literacy development in struggling readers at the preK to high school levels. When Marijke is not parenting/studying/working, she can be found in her workshop building furniture and making wall art.
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.
Elementary Education 1-6, French, French Immersion, Social Studies
Moumouni has a Baccalauréat en Éducation from the Université d’Ottawa, a Master en Recherche Biomédicale from the Université Lyon 1 and a Maitrise en Anthropologie – Sociologie from the Université Lyon 2.
Teaching is one of Moumouni’s passions, he loves sharing knowledge in a way that engages each student he works with. He has extensive experience teaching in various schools (particularly French Immersion).
Moumouni is enthusiastic, plans creative and fun lessons and enjoys participating in community cultural and extracurricular activities. He finds it immensely rewarding to help students increase their fluency and enjoyment of the French language.
Nikhil has a PhD in Chemistry from University of Regina. He has extensive experience teaching chemistry as both a Teaching Assistant and an instructor. Nikhil provides one-on-one and small group chemistry support at both the high school and university levels. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Dept. of Chemistry at University of Calgary. Nikhil enjoys sharing his love for chemistry with students and helping them gain a deeper understanding of its many applications.
Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Paige graduated from the University of Victoria in 2019 with her Bachelor of Education specializing in Elementary Curriculum. Afterwords, Paige completed her post degree certificate in Special Education from Queen’s University. She continued to live in Victoria to teach Grade Four and work as an Educational Assistant. She has just moved back to Alberta to be closer to family and to continue teaching!
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.
Biology, Elementary Education 1-6
Rebecca graduated with distinction with Bachelor degrees in both Education and Kinesiology, specializing in Elementary Education. She is an Alberta certified teacher with experience tutoring and teaching both online and in the classroom.
Rebecca particularly enjoys supporting diverse learners by finding unique ways of teaching to most effectively reach each student. She is a substitute teacher with both the CBE and Westmount Charter School.
Rebecca has extensive experience working with youth in physical activity settings through programs such as Pedalheads and Stepping Out. Rebecca has a passion for educating and supporting students in their quest to reach their goal
Calculus, Chemistry, Math, 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, 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.|
English, History, Social Studies
Skyla graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. She is passionate about helping students achieve their academic goals while building meaningful relationships. Skyla particularly enjoys supporting students in their English and Social Studies courses, helping them to hone their writing and analytical skills to more effectively organize and express their thoughts and ideas.
Elementary Education (K-6), English, Reading Mastery, Wilson Reading Program
Subrina holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Calgary. She currently works as a therapeutic teaching assistant and has over 5 years of experience working with special needs children providing a wide range of emotional and behavioral support.
Subrina has experience teaching children in Grades K- 6 with a specialization on dyslexia and dysgraphia. She is highly trained in multi-sensory and innovative teaching strategies such as the Orton-Gillingham method and is skilled in teaching struggling and reluctant learners both online and in-person. Her experience has shown her how wonderful the dyslexic brain is and what it is capable of given the right instruction and a dedicated teacher.
Subrina believes that one-to-one sessions provide kids with the opportunity to problem solve, embrace curiosity, and foster confidence; skills that are often missed in a larger class environment. Her sessions are personalized according to the child’s needs, and she excels at creating an environment where the pupil feels comfortable enough to challenge themselves and reach their potential.
Subrina prioritizes consistent and open communication with parents and excels at creating authentic and strong bonds with the children she teaches.
Biology, Elementary Education 1-6, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Sunny is a certified teacher with a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Generalist and Social Studies from the University of Calgary. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy from Mount Royal University.
Sunny has experience teaching grades K-9. He was also an Educational Facilitator at Bow Valley College (with Inclusion Post Secondary Education) where he taught all core subjects and option courses. He enjoyed the challenge of creating engaging and differentiated lessons and tasks to help diverse learners thrive and succeed. He also provided direct instruction to students and designed modified assessments that required accommodations beyond the classroom setting.
Sunny holds a TESOL certificate and has extensive volunteer experience as an ESL tutor for international students and as a tutor for students in grades 1-12.
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.
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.