Alessia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Markham, and an Undergraduate Degree in Dance Education at York University. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Language, Culture and Teaching. Alessia has completed a Bachelor of Education at York University with intermediate and senior qualifications in Dance, Family Studies, Drama, English as a Second Language and Special Education. In her spare time Alessia works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through high school helping them achieve academic success. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and early math skills. Alessia believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor Alessia continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Ben earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a top instructor with the university’s Writing Program. Over the past seven years, his teaching has helped students achieve their highest potential in the verbal sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT exams, as well as college essay writing. Ben’s focus on building mastery of core strategies, modeling positive feedback, and inspiring self-confidence has delivered outsized results across a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. By adapting his approach to fit the unique needs of each student, he has helped students place in the 99th percentile of test takers and go on to study at universities including Princeton, NYU, Brown, and the University of Chicago. Outside of the classroom, Ben enjoys backpacking, playing piano, and spending time with his four nieces and nephews.
Raquel is an Ontario Certified teacher qualified in the primary/junior division. She has an honours undergraduate degree in children, childhood, and youth studies, as well as a bachelor of education from York University. She has worked with children in various settings, such as after-school programs, tutoring, co-op, placement, and now as a teacher. She has supported the improvement of students in writing, reading, and math during one-on-one sessions through tutoring. She has a passion for travelling and often makes plans to adventure out to different places to explore and immerse herself in the cultures. She fluently speaks Portuguese. She also loves being creative, and in her spare time, she likes to embroider, crochet, and paint. As a mentor, she looks to gain more knowledge and experience working with students of various learning capabilities and to inspire students to believe they can succeed
Aisha is a Certified Substitute Teacher with 8 years of classroom experience. She attended private school in Chicago and transferred to West Aurora school district in her sophomore year of high school. She has always had a passion for English grammar and literature but chose to pursue a career in psychology. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from Western Illinois University. Also, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Aisha grew up reading about different places and learned about them by traveling around the country with her family which increased her passion for teaching and working with children. When she decided to pursue therapy as a career, the plan was for Aisha to work in school settings to get a feel for what school counseling would include. Life has a funny way of being everything other than what one plans! Instead, Aisha was continuously pulled into teaching roles that fostered in her a greater love for English Language Arts as well as math, science, and supporting children that may learn things a bit differently.
When not tutoring, Aisha works in mental health where she is able to support individuals with their emotional needs, some of which impede academic performance. She has supported the improvement of their educational skills due to helping them manage their emotional needs. Aisha believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. Aisha continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Aisha also has an AQ (additional qualification) in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aisha truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed and reach a level of academic ability that meets their needs.
Julia graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019, with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education, and two minors in Biology and Psychology. More recently in 2021, she earned her Ontario Teaching Certification from Trent University: School of Education and Professional Learning.
Julia is passionate about diversity within learning, and making learning meaningful to students. She is a firm believer that in order for students to learn, they need to understand the “why” and how it is relevant.
Julia has many passions, including Outdoor Education, Sports and Physical Activity, Reading, Camping, and Robotics. She has also been the Head Robotics Coach at her school for three years, guiding students from Grades 5-8 in their coding and research project journeys.
Julia is a registered volunteer coach with Special Olympics. She has coached athletes with various exceptionalities, including: ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Deafness and Visual Impairments. She also has her Special Education Additional Qualification.
Girisa is a university math tutor with experience teaching math to both high school and university students. She graduated from Queen’s University in Applied Mathematics and Engineering with First Class Honors, also winning prestigious math awards. Her specialty is calculus and she has covered all levels throughout her undergraduate degree (Level I, II and III). Girisa loves to teach students all the tips and tricks she has learnt throughout her years of school. She is patient, kind, and accommodating, making her a terrific teacher! In her free time she loves exploring the outdoors and doing activities like hiking as she finds it relaxing.
Natalya has an Honours Specialist degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Education with senior qualifications in Mathematics and Chemistry from OISE. Natalya also holds additional qualifications in Special Education. Natalya has been teaching for over 17 years with the Toronto District School board and has taught a wide variety of Mathematics and Science courses. She is passionate about teaching and creating an environment that inspires and promotes student success.
Anna graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education, Secondary. While studying she was also a member of the Varsity Pandas Rugby Team. Balancing both playing competitive sport and being in post-secondary taught her many strategies on how to study properly and efficiently. She taught High School Sciences in Edmonton before moving to Calgary and entering into the field of Human Resources which also taps into her love for educating others in a different capacity. In addition to working, Anna enjoys coaching youth rugby.
Abigail has a passion for education and has been a tutor for two years now, specifically teaching French, English, and Math. She is a University of Toronto graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) and is now pursuing her Masters of Teaching (Junior/Intermediate) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, also at the University of Toronto. In addition to tutoring, Abigail has many other teaching experiences. She has worked as an Emergency Supply Teacher, a Summer School teaching assistant, and an administrative support with the Upper Grand District School Board. She is also a swim instructor and loves teaching all age groups in and out of the pool. Abigail now lives in Toronto and enjoys running, hiking, camping, and exploring the city.
Khalil has a bachelors of science in physics and mathematics. He is pursuing a master of teaching degree at OISE. He’s been tutoring since he has graduated high school with various different companies and methods. Khalil enjoys exploring new avenues by which to approach teaching mathematics and physics concepts and is always looking to improve upon his teaching and tutoring skill set.