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.
Jordan graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (currently known Ontario Tech University) with a Bachelor of Science with a focus of Physics and Biology. He completed his Bachelor of Education the following year. During his time in University, he worked as a cashier, a scribe for visually impaired students, and a tutor. Upon graduation, he moved to England where he began teaching and investing in his true love of traveling. When he wasn’t jet-hopping to different European countries, he was teaching Science to all levels of Secondary School (Grade 7 – Grade 11). Additionally he taught A-level Physics (similar to Grade 12 – first year university level) as well as working in a Special Education Centre for students with Autism. After 3.5 years of teaching abroad, Jordan decided it was time to come home and now teaches with the Durham District School Board. Since joining the board; he has had 3 full year long term contracts – two of which were in elementary. His Junior experience focussed on Grade 6 EQAO preparation. He currently teaches Grade 10 Science and Math and Grade 11 and University Physics.
Typically, you can find Jordan practising Yoga or working out at the gym (pre-quarantine days), playing video games, or taking a stroll around the lakefront at Kew and Woodbine Beach.
Jordan continues to pursue professional development; recently completing an Additional Qualification in Intermediate Math. Jordan has also received Additional Qualifications for Primary and Junior teaching. Next he will be branching out to obtain Senior level Math.
Genevieve in an Ontario Certified teacher. She is qualified to teach Math, ESL, Economics, Business, Law, Accounting, Social Science, Philosophy and Special Education. She has over 10 years’ experience tutoring students both online and offline. Genevieve enjoys helping students of all ages achieve their full potential, from elementary to post-secondary.
Andrew Flynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He spent 25 years as a working journalist at the Montreal Gazette, The Canadian Press, The National Post, and Business News Network. He has covered sports, entertainment, political news, world events, business, finance, and economics as a reporter and senior editor. He also spent three years as Communications Director in the financial sector. Andrew currently teaches in the Media Communications department at Humber College. On top of all of that, he is currently creator, executive producer, and head writer on a television show currently in development. He spends his (very limited) downtime playing piano and guitar and coaching minor hockey.
David is a 4th year double major student looking forward to getting his bachelor’s in economics and in anthropology in June 2021. He has experience preparing upper high school students for the SAT (the standardized test for college entry in the United States), helping them to build confidence in their skills and getting them comfortable with the format of the test. To do so, he has shown the necessary dose of patience to drive students pass any dead ends in their thought process, all along connecting with them and seeing the material from their point of view. After all, David is also a student and knows what it means to not understand difficult concepts and to feel stagnated in a topic. He has learned from such situations and has come up with easy and intuitive way
Ivor has taught and tutored both in America and overseas. In Bhutan, he taught English at the primary level (Early Learning Centre) and English and Creative Writing at the college level (Royal Thimphu College). In America, he has worked at The Bronxville School for the past several years and has tutored both middle school and high school students.
Ivor holds degrees from Vassar College (BA in English), Columbia University (MA in Journalism) and CUNY-Lehman College (MA in Education).
He has also written for such publications as The New York Times, BBC World Service, Medium, Time Out New York, and is the author of Life on the Ledge. His essay, “Allure of the Ledge”, appears in New York Stories: The Best of the “City Section” of The New York Times.
Damien has a Combined Honours degree in Biomechanics and Physiology, as well as an Education degree. Damien is a full-time grade 8 teacher with the Toronto district school board. He is qualified to teach all subjects at the grade 6, 7 and 8 level as well as the high school sciences. As an athlete himself he values a life and work balance. He spends most of his down time Coaching Rugby (Provincially, Club & School Levels), Rock Climbing, Camping, Canoeing and intentionally getting lost in the woods looking for adventure with his dog and loved ones.
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.
Shivani is greatly passionate about teaching and sees herself as a life-long learner. She has been tutoring and teaching for 3+ years in various settings – tutoring small and large groups, private individual tutoring, and teaching in rural, suburban, and urban classroom and home settings. Shivani holds a Masters of Science in Physics, with an extensive background in mathematics and science.