Shivani J.

Shivani is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts in Performance Studies. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. In the past, Shivani has worked extensively as a dance and Taekwondo instructor for younger children as well as a camp counsellor for kids aged 6-12. Shivani enjoys designing leadership and personal development curriculums for educational and non-profit institutions, specifically designed for primary junior and middle school students. She loves creating unique programs that combine education and play to encourage children to be an active participant in their education!

MACKENZIE J.

Mackenzie is in the Concurrent Education program at Brock University where she is specializing in elementary education. She has several years of experience working as a tutor with various school boards, where she has facilitated online literacy programs in addition to individualized support in math, science, and English. Mackenzie has also completed many educational placements and she was a peer mentor at Brock University. She enjoys spending time at her cottage with friends and family!

LAURA L.

Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.

ALLIE C.

Allie is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology and Education. With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Allie has taught Grades 1, 2 and 5 and currently teaches Grade 3 in Toronto. Alongside teaching her own class, she is also a Special Education Resource Teacher for students in kindergarten to Grade 8. Allie strongly believes that every child is capable of success. She works closely with each student to provide individualized support and active encouragement which is reinforced by establishing and maintaining close communication with families. Allie is dedicated to teaching the holistic student and creates engaging lessons that are centred around students’ interests and experiences. In her free time, Allie enjoys travelling, painting, dancing, and reading as many books as she possibly can. Though during the school year, she can usually be found on the couch with Netflix and her dog, Charlie.

Abi S.

Abi is an Ontario Certified Teacher who is qualified to teach both Primary and Junior grades, and also was awarded Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus, with a double major in English (Co-op Program) and Sociology. After graduating in 2012, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Education with First Class Standing & Dean’s List Honours from Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay Campus, before working at Oxford Learning Centres as both a Learning Coach and the Little Readers’ Program Teacher, where she enjoyed engaging her students in a variety of ways, incorporating music and art in order to reinforce learning and foster joy during lessons. She also worked at the City of Toronto’s Fort York National Historic Site, as a Support Assistant, before moving to London, England, to work as a Primary School Teacher for three years. In the UK, she worked collaboratively with other teachers and across Year groups as she planned and delivered detailed lessons to children from 4 to 12 years of age.

Abi continually strives to be a source of positivity and aims to motivate her students to always try their best and work as hard as possible to achieve all of their dreams and goals. She hopes to instil within her students a life-long passion for learning, and inspire curiosity, as well as provide them with a sense of self-reliance and self-confidence in all areas of study and life. Her primary focus is to ensure that her students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment, so that they feel as if they can have fun and enjoy themselves as they learn.

In addition to her commitment to her students and education, Abi enjoys reading books, watching films and tv shows, and going on long walks with her dog, River. She dearly loves spending time with her large extended family, and is known as the fun ‘aunt’ to many of her cousins’ young children. She is also an avid traveller, who has travelled to over 30 countries already, and thoroughly enjoys exploring new places and going on spontaneous adventures with friends. She loves music and art and museums, and especially castles, so she loves visiting as many art galleries and museums as possible on her travels around the world and also at home in Toronto!

SILVIA G.

Silvia is a Spanish Language, Literature and Culture major at SUNY Old Westbury.  Silvia is also a skilled foreign language teacher who creates and develops engaging lessons. Silvia has achieved success in well established schools such as Equality Charter School, Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter Schools to name a few.

 

Silvia Guerrero has over seven years experience working with high-needs students in urban environments.  This includes working with English language learners and students with IEPs within the general education classroom to create differentiated tasks in line with the expectations of the common core.  Silvia’s personal interest in studying abroad and in Spanish speaking countries and the Spanish language has given her the language skills and cultural knowledge to reach students that struggle with academic success and the English language. 

 

After spending more than 7 years in Education within the urban setting alongside her mother Silvia founded an integrated childcare site in the Bronx “Garden of Eden Daycare” serving children of all learning abilities, in an inclusive setting. Silvia understands the importance of differentiated instruction and accommodations to meet the needs of all learners. 

 

Silvia’s ability to create an engaging student-centered learning environment allows her to build the kind of authentic relationships with students that will improve their chances of success.

 

During her spare time Silvia loves to travel with her sons: Ángel, Aaden, Adrien and Amar while enjoying a good cup of coffee.

DHWANI P.

Dhwani graduated from Pace University with a B.A. in Mathematics and studied Astronomy and Astrophysics at Columbia University before deciding to pursue a M.A. in Statistics. She has been teaching since 2004, including in Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar. Her areas of expertise include pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and preparation for the SAT, SHSAT, TACHS, ISEE and other standardized exams. She has taught students from Kindergarten to college level.

KYRA B.

Hi there! I am a 20-year-old education student at the University of Winnipeg with a major in English and a minor in child development. I have a passion for helping and teaching children and have tons of child care experience. I would love to have the chance to help your child with their homework or course understandings!

DESIREE M.

Hi there! My name is Desiree and I am a 4th year Integrated Education student at the University of Winnipeg majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in French. I grew up in a bilingual household and attended an immersion elementary and high school. I’ve coached a variety of teams and sports including basketball, soccer, and volleyball. I am more than capable of helping out in a variety of subject areas, including French, Social Studies, and English,! I’m looking forward to meeting you!

COURTNEY N.

Hi my name is Courtney. I have been working in the education profession for around nine years, seven years as a French educational assistant and I am currently one of the Physical Education teacher at Amber Trails. I have a Bachelor of Physical Education with a minor in biology, however math, social studies, and French have been some of my stronger school subjects. I am fluent in French as I was in Immersion until grade 12, took a couple university level classes, and I currently keep my abilities up to date by taking night classes offered by the University of St. Boniface. I love working with children and being a teacher has always been my dream job. I am reliable, hard working, and friendly.