Christina C.

Christina is currently completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. She specializes in Health and Disease which focusses on subjects such as biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. She has achieved a Dean’s List Scholar status and has been awarded numerous academic scholarships for her excellence in the sciences.
Christina has tutored many students ranging from elementary to high school students in both academic and advanced placement science courses, both in one-on-one and small group settings. She often receives positive feedback from her students as she is able to clarify complicated concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Christina is currently looking to tutor any prospective students in need of assistance in the sciences. She is looking forward to engaging with her new students to promote their academic success and confidence in the sciences.

SUZANNE A.

Suzanne Altman is an art educator and art historian who presents Art and
Art History programs throughout Rockland, Bergen and Westchester counties, for both adult and teenage audiences. She has taught Art and Art History in both public and private schools, and has a BFA from Temple University/Tyler School of Art and a Masters in Art Education from Pace University. She taught the AP Art History course for several years at Bronxville HS and has done a great deal of professional development work on the subject.
Suzanne is also a painter who works out of her studio and art school in
Ossining, NY and exhibits frequently.

CHRISTINA Z.

Christina is an elementary school teacher, currently at home on maternity leave. She is a homeroom teacher, certified to teach Grades 1-12, and has a passion for teaching math. She loves connecting with students, getting them excited about learning, and watching their skills and confidence grow! She has taken several courses upon graduation, including four Additional Qualification courses.

DAVID G.

David graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. He completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto in the Intermediate/Senior grade levels. For the past 30 years he taught junior Science, senior Biology, Geography, Environmental Science and Cooperative Education at Dunbarton High School in Pickering at all levels including Grade 9 and 10 enriched Science. His approach to teaching is to infuse each lesson with an inquiry based hands-on experience, and to connect curriculum content to meaningful real-world events in areas such as sustainability, busines, and research. As a Co-operative Education teacher he coached many students on their career explorations and worked directly with partners in a wide range of sectors, from the trades to research. He is the recipient of five teaching awards, is an avid cyclist, and is currently riding out the pandemic in an off-grid cabin near Algonquin Park with his human family, and his non-human family of trees, birds, squirrels, deer, foxes, wolves, moose and bears (who are asleep now).

MATT J.

Matt is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), and Economics Faculty member at a private school in York Region. He teaches both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics and runs the investment club at the school.  Matt has taught students that have been accepted to economics programs at the institutions of Harvard, University of Chicago, and top Canadian universities. He has written economics curriculum for the AP College Board, attended professional development all over the world and is in the process of becoming an AP College Board Reader and Consultant – marking AP exams and instructing AP teachers.  Matt loves inspiring students and introducing them to the world of Economics and is a great tutor.  In Matt’s free time, if he isn’t hitting a squash or tennis ball, he is spending his hours creating financial literacy content.

JOSEPHINE L.

Josephine Logan is a veteran Italian teacher of over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a dual degree in Italian and International Studies and holds a Master’s degree in multicultural education from Iona College. She enjoys sharing her love of the language and culture with others and teaching them all that makes Italian so wonderful! In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her three kids.

 

LESTER S.

Lester has taught mathematics for the past eight years in both public high schools and middle schools.  He currently teaches Accelerated Math at Ponus Ridge Middle School. He has taught or tutored all levels of math from Elementary (Singapore Math) through Calculus. Lester attended Carnegie-Mellon University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University.  In addition to teaching math, Lester tutors elementary, middle school, and high school math as well as many of the standardized tests including the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and the ISEE.  Additionally, Lester has created enrichment programs for elementary and middle school students.  He believes in building relationships and empowering students with give and take instruction and discourse with the end goal of building self-reliance and confidence.  

Sonya B.

Sonya is a Teacher Candidate who completed her post-secondary education at Queen’s University. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and will complete her Bachelor of Education in July 2021. Her certified teachable subjects are English and Drama at the Intermediate and Senior level. Sonya has experience working in Reading Recovery and remediation and has taught and worked in public and private school settings. She has experience working with children and adolescents ages 7-18 through multiple placements, working in student activities, and through her many roles at summer camps (Camp Shalom and Christie Refugee Welcome Centre). Through her various mentoring and teaching experiences, Sonya has learned how students learn best and what is needed to motivate students to succeed and reach their full potential. Through this, Sonya is a strong believer in the power of one-on-one support and fostering passion and creativity through hands-on critical thinking activities. Sonya teaches with a growth mindset, believing all learning skills and abilities can develop through dedication, hard work, and a teacher that allows students to ask questions. In her free time, Sonya enjoys visual art through painting and drawing and exploring the outdoors and travelling whenever she can. You also will never find Sonya without a book in her hand or bag- you never know when you can get a few pages in!

Tiffany L.

Tiffany is the Curriculum Leader of Math at her current school with the Toronto District School Board and has been with the board for over 6 years. She is qualified to teach Intermediate and Senior Math and Chemistry.

Throughout her teaching career, she has taught grade 9-11 Math, grade 12 Advanced Functions and grade 11 Chemistry to a variety of learners and therefore can explain concepts in ways that can help students learn best based on their individual learning style.

Tiffany is very comfortable using technology and has a laptop tablet that she can write on while sharing the screen during online tutoring.

Tiffany has always wanted to be a teacher because she enjoys helping students learn and help build their confidence. She believes that all students deserve an elevated and positive learning experience.

Tiffany enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, playing volleyball and board games.

Elisa B

Elisa B. is a graduate from York University in the Bachelor of Education Program with French as a Second Language as her teachable subject. Prior to York University, Elisa earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in French (Major), Italian and Spanish (Minors) from University of Toronto (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Education (Language and Literacies), from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her empathy towards students and passion for languages and teaching are a combination which many parents and students alike have commented on. She enjoys travelling, exploring new countries, canoeing and swimming. She has a strong understanding and commitment to inclusion and differentiating instruction, depending on student learning style and needs. Elisa also understands the importance of ensuring that parents and guardians are involved the learning process and kept abreast of the student’s challenges and progress.