Jan is a graduate of the Ted Rogers School of Management – Ryerson University and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Management with a double major in Human Resource Management and Marketing Management. After his time at Ryerson, he attended Tyndale University to obtain his Bachelor of Education degree with qualifications in Primary & Junior divisions. Since graduating, Jan has obtained his Intermediate – Business, Senior – Business and Religion part 1 additional qualifications.
Jan believes that in any learning environment, students need to feel safe in order to build the confidence they need in order to achieve their academic goals as they progress through their learning journey.
Aside from teaching and tutoring, Jan spends his free time coaching a wide variety of school sports, watching sports, snowboarding and refereeing basketball as a certified basketball official through the Canadian Basketball Official’s Commission.
My name is Enrique Ramirez, I am a French as a Second Language (FSL) and Math teacher from Toronto, Ontario.My Bachelor of Education was conferred as part of the first Consecutive cohort of French teachers trained at the Glendon campus of York University. I also earned my undergraduate double major in French Studies and Math (along with the Trilingual Certificate of Excellence in English, French and Spanish) at the same campus.I started my Masters of Education (with a focus on math teaching) at the end of August 2020.From October 2019 to June 2020, I completed a work year abroad in southwest France as the official English language assistant and Spanish tutor. My duties principally entailed leading classroom activities and reinforcing the teacher’s lessons, in both the elementary and secondary levels, at “Lycée Jean Taris” in the Bordeaux Academy school board.I look forward to bringing my strengthened French skills to the classroom when I teach FSL (and math in French) along with elementary and junior school subjects in an english or francophone classroom environment.
Matt holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with fourteen years of experience as a lecturer at the university level. Matt has also been a teacher at the high school level, and he has tutored students at both levels. The courses Matt can teach as a tutor include but are not limited to:
1) Physics grades 11 and 12.
2) Mathematics in all levels
3) Advanced Functions
5) Data Management
In addition, based on Matt’s academic background, he is fully ready to be engaged in tuition for university level courses which include all branches of Mathematics in Engineering, Numerical Analysis, and Mechanical Engineering related courses.
It is also notable that Matt can tutor some Engineering software packages such as MATLAB, Office tools, AutoCAD, EES, Carrier and HVAC.
Matt’s first goal in both tutoring and teaching is to inspire students to be successful people in their future career.
Making connections with his students is Matt’s first step in tutoring and teaching. Identification of the student learning approach and adjusting his tuition and teaching based on student needs is a very crucial step towards success. Matt believes that motivation of the student and informing them about the applications and importance of what they are working on must be accomplished all the times, so that the student understands how his/her effort can be valuable.
Vatsal is a Data Scientist by profession and a passionate teacher and leaner. He is currently working as a Data Scientist at TD Bank where he is responsible for building analytics capabilities for capital markets. Vatsal is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering and completed his master’s in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 2019. As a master’s student he has been a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate level courses in mathematics and statistics. Being passionate about teaching he was also engaged in tutoring high school kids, from Ontario grade 7th through 12th, and has volunteered for NGOs focused on educating underprivileged kids. Vatsal believes in holistic and character-building education which enables students to connect theory with the real world around them, and follows a pedagogy that helps students connect the dots. Apart from teaching, Vatsal loves to hike and is ambitious about learning to fly a fixed-wing glider. He is also trying to lead a car-free life to do his part at curbing pollution and help our environment heal itself.
My name is Cassandra and I am a recent graduate of both Ryerson University and York University respectively. My educational background is heavily focused in early childhood education/studies. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education with honours and two degrees, one is a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies and the other is a Bachelor of Education. I am also a newly registered primary-junior teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers hoping to start my journey in the near future of having my own primary classroom. I am a huge advocate for hands-on learning because I personally believe that the act of learning is done best when the experience is an enjoyable one. I have always been a huge fan of literature and the arts and try to incorporate different elements of the arts into my everyday teaching practices. When working with students, I try my hardest to form meaningful bonds with each individual child to really get to know how they learn best and how I can help them reach their full potential. Outside of teaching, I am a lover of cats, I have one of my own named Luna who I’m sure will end up joining some of my tutoring sessions. I am a huge shopaholic, I love clothes, make up, shoes and everything and anything in between. I love to cook and try out new recipes. I find cleaning extremely therapeutic and I am a huge social butterfly! I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) in the near future!
Hi! I’m Michelle Li. This is my fourth year tutoring ESL (Level A-D). I grew up in China, but moved to Canada nine years ago to complete my Master of Education degree at Brock University. I genuinely enjoy teaching and tutoring. My philosophy is that each student is unique, therefore, they learn and thrive at their own pace. I’m really excited to be a part of this wonderful team.
Nancy completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Pure Mathematics and French studies at York University in 1999. In the same year, she also completed a Bachelor of Education degree having done a 3-year consecutive program at York University.
Nancy wanted to be a teacher from as far back as she can remember. She knew she wanted to teach math ever since her first grade 9 high school math lesson. She thought math sounded so “cool”.
Upon graduating from university, Nancy began teaching math and Core French at a high school with the Toronto District School Board. She’s been teaching at the same high school for over twenty years. She is a seasoned expert.
Nancy loves her job and finds tutoring especially rewarding as it allows her to truly advance students’ math and French skills. In the process, she hopes to inspire students and change negative self-perceptions about math and French into positive ones. Nancy is well known for always fostering positive and trusting relationships with her students. She truly cares about her students’ achievement and well-being. She maintains a high level of excellence while responding to different needs.
Nancy’s in-depth knowledge of her subjects, many years of experienced, clear communication, engaging teaching style and her care and commitment to her students make her an excellent teacher and tutor.
Nancy is married and has a 12-year-old son and a 2-year-old dog named Scruffy. When she’s not working, Nancy enjoys walking her dog, being in nature and spending time with her family.
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.
Ashley is an Ontario Certified Honours Specialist Physics Teacher with experience teaching Mathematics and Chemistry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where she majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics. During her undergraduate degree she worked on Physics Education Research and was a member of the Curriculum Development Team for the Physics Department. Her passion for Science, Mathematics, and teaching were evident from a very young age and she has over 15 years of tutoring experience. She prides herself in making STEM accessible to every learner through everyday applications. Ashley completed her teaching degree at Queen’s University and has worked with multiple different curricula throughout her 8 years of teaching, including Ontario and IB. Ashley also loves to travel; she took advantage of her time teaching in London to travel to over 30 countries. Ashley believes developing relationships with her students and rooting key concepts in students’ experiences allows for a deeper connection to the subject matter.