Charles Ziegler is a graduate student at OISE in Language and Literacies Education. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in English literature, Charles taught middle school ESL classes in Gwanggyo, South Korea specializing in TOEFL preparatory reading and writing. Charles enjoys reading, writing literature reviews, and playing jazz piano.
Emily is an Honours Social Work student at McMaster University in the final year of her degree. She grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, (otherwise known as “The Middle-of-Nowhere”) but currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She is a very social and friendly person who has always been passionate about working with children and adolescents. This passion is what drew her to become involved with Frontier College and volunteer for three years tutoring elementary and high school-aged students within the city of Hamilton. During this time Emily found that she greatly enjoyed teaching and discovered a talent for guiding others in their own academic pursuits. One of her greatest strengths as a tutor is her ability to build a strong partnership with her students where they can work collaboratively to reach the student’s goals. The personal assets that she is proud to have is her love of learning and academics, her ability to creatively adapt learning methods to each individual student, and a wealth of patience for the challenges that learning presents. In her spare time, Emily enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, sewing, and trying to keep her houseplants alive.
Violeta can teach grades 4-8 Extended French and English. She can also teach French, Spanish, and English at the intermediate and senior level.
Claudia is a certified Ontario teacher and graduated from OISE with a Master of Teaching in 2020. She also has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Psychology. During her undergraduate degree, she had a chance to be a Teaching Assistant in a 2nd year chemistry lab, where she truly found her love of teaching and working with students. Claudia is currently teaching Science at Branksome Hall, in Toronto, with many years of tutoring under her belt. She has qualifications in Senior and Intermediate Science, Chemistry and Senior Math. Through tutoring, Claudia has seen the difference one-on-one support can make and strives to support students through their learning in science and math. Claudia believes that when a child feels safe and supported, they thrive and can be successful in all domains of life. In her free time, Claudia enjoys going to the gym, playing and watching hockey and hopes to travel more in the future.
Jared is currently a secondary teacher in the Toronto District School Board. He has numerous qualifications: Economics, History, Law, Social Science, Intermediate Math, and Special Education I and II. He is especially interested in the relationship between executive functioning and student success. Moreover, he has taught Accounting and Business Studies. He completed a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, as well as his B.Ed. from OISE. He is truly a lifelong student; currently, he is working towards a Digital Analytics Certificate at George Brown. When not teaching or tutoring, he spends much of his free time playing chess.
Amy is a student-teacher completing the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University with a physics and math degree. Amy is going to be an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Intermediate/Senior division upon her graduation. She grew up in China and completed her high school diploma in Markham under the Ontario Curriculum. As a student teacher, Amy has extensive practical teaching experiences through practicum placements throughout her undergraduate and B.ED degree, employment experience of summer camps, and successful tutoring experiences. Amy is warm and energetic; she always builds a great rapport with her students and tries to help them succeed using differentiated instructions. She finds supporting her students to achieve their goals and success is gratifying and enjoyable. In her spare time, Amy loves cooking, watching TV series, animations, playing games, and searching for her life source – Bubble tea
Arianna is currently completing her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science combined degrees at the University of Calgary. Her B.Sc. includes a concentration in physics and chemistry and her B.Ed. specialization is secondary physics. Arianna is a member of the U of C rowing team and she also enjoys basketball, swimming and ballet. Fun fact about Arianna – she grew up on a bison farm!
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)
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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.