Hello! My name is Brittany and I am an Ontario and New York State certified Elementary teacher. Currently I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education. I have nearly ten years experience working as an Educational Assistant prior to beginning my career as a teacher. I specialize in working with students with ASD, and am ABA and FBA certified. I also hold a TESOL (teaching english to speakers of other languages) certification and various trainings/certifications in the field of special education and mental health.
I am passionate about education and am committed to the success of my students. I have taken on multiple roles in education over the past decade, including working as an Education Assistant and as a Registered Early Childhood Educator at a private Montessori school in Toronto and both the York and Durham Region Schools Boards. I have been focused on inclusion and working with children who have special needs in my community since 2008. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration on Autism Spectrum Disorder, and I am enrolled to begin my Bachelor of Education in the fall. I am focused on creating learning opportunities that are based on the individual and developmental needs of my students. I love to spend time with my children while hiking on our local trails.
Chelsea Geier is a Certified Teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Education and Spanish from Colorado State University. She currently lives in Boulder, where she is completing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Naropa University.
For the past seven years, Chelsea has been a public school teacher. She has extensive experience teaching middle school students; however, she enjoys working with students of all ages. For example, for a year and a half, Chelsea was a volunteer English teacher for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, which dramatically improved her Spanish language skills.
Beyond teaching literacy skills to students, Chelsea values relationship building most of all, because learning can’t happen without a solid student-teacher connection. Chelsea also supports the development of the whole child, especially with regards to self-esteem and confidence. She firmly believes that self-esteem makes the biggest difference when it comes to helping students learn.
Chelsea grew up in Parker, Colorado and loves spending time outdoors, camping, running, and hiking.
For the past two years, Jillian Davis taught first and fifth grades in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. She takes joy in helping children build their confidence by providing them with the right resources to help them succeed.
Jillian earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as her teaching Certificate, from Towson University. In addition, Jillian has five years of experience tutoring students from young children to young adults. She also worked at summer youth camps for several years, where she developed a creative and interactive approach to teaching and lesson planning. She is also certified in first aid and CPR.
Jillian recently moved to Boulder to pursue a career in the culinary arts. When she is not teaching, tutoring, cooking, or exploring the Colorado outdoors, you’re likely to find her reading, crocheting, or braiding hair.
Lubna is an Ontario Certified Teacher, who presently teaches with the Toronto District School Board. She has a Bachelor of Education degree from Tyndale University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies, from the University of Toronto. Lubna knew she wanted to become an educator since she was in elementary school and through inspiration of her third-grade teacher. In secondary school, she grew a deep love for the field of law, and later continued to explore this field in her undergraduate studies. While simultaneously exploring her newfound interest in legal studies, she continued pursuing her dreams of becoming an educator by tutoring at her local library in Hamilton, ON for several years. Lubna is an innovative, student-focused, motivated and effective educator with 10 years of experience supporting children reach academic and social-emotional success, both individually and in group settings. Her love of learning and passion for teaching others has resulted in her acquiring 7 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of classroom teaching experience, both within the private and public school system.
Lubna’s experience of working closely with diverse inner-city students, including, English language learners and those with exceptionalities has definitely strengthened her understanding of the various learning abilities and individual student needs. It is her goal as an educator to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for each of her students, in order to help them adopt a growth mindset. She has a strong belief that every child can succeed and that a growth mindset is important to that success. In her classroom, mistakes are not seen as failure to succeed, but rather an opportunity to reflect, redirect, and retry. She believes that it is through making mistakes that we learn the most and grow in our knowledge and understanding of the world around us.
Nicole is an Ontario Certified Teacher, with experience teaching Primary, Junior and Intermediate grades. Nicole is currently completing her Master of Education this year at York University. Nicole has experience working with children of all ages and abilities. Nicole has tutored for 6+ years and teaches Special Education. Nicole has experiences teaching and tutoring online as well.
She recognizes that each student has their own unique learning abilities and promotes safe and inclusive learning environment. Nicole gets to know her students interests in order to create impactful lesson plans that will engage each learner. Nicole is a caring and positive individual and is passionate about working with children. During Nicole’s spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, going on walks, reading, hiking, and more!
Victoria received a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Manhattan College. Victoria is now a tenured New York City Department of Education teacher working in a 12:1:1 classroom with Special Education students. In her six years of experience, Victoria has worked in a day treatment school setting which focuses on preparing students to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.
Victoria has experience working with students who have a wide variety of learning styles and needs. She understands the importance of planning engaging and differentiated lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. Victoria also prioritizes creating a safe, respectful, and growth-producing environment with each student and their families. She is passionate about making learning fun and celebrating each learning milestone a child makes–no matter how big or small!
When Victoria is not teaching she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and relaxing on the beach.
Elizabeth is currently a kindergarten teacher in Glendale Heights. She graduated from Concordia University-Chicago in 2019 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in English as a Second Language. From there she went on to teach preschool, second grade, and now kindergarten. In the Fall of 2019, she went back to Concordia University-Chicago to earn her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She recently completed that program and now is a certified Learning Behavior Specialist. While teaching through a pandemic, she saw first-hand the toll it took on her student’s learning. This is when becoming a tutor really became her passion, so she could help students close any gaps they may have in their learning. Elizabeth is the oldest of five and grew up encourging her siblings to come to her classroom she created in the basement of her Oak Park home. Being a teacher has always been a dream of hers and she is very happy to be able to live her dream today!
Camille is an Ontario Certified Teacher, qualified to teach at the primary, junior, and intermediate levels. She completed her teacher education in Jamaica, however, she has taught in Ontario for over 10 years. Camille is currently working with the Peel District School board. Her teaching/tutoring style is very student-centered, and she meets students where they are academically, and then works with them to achieve their highest potential. Camille thoroughly enjoys working with students to meet and overcome any challenges they may have in language, math, or French.
Diana is an Ontario certified teacher who has had a successful career spanning over 25 years (since 1997) in education with the Toronto Board. She began her career in teaching as a Deaf-blind Facilitator, then acquiring her degree in education with a specialist in visual arts from York University in 2005.
Diana prides herself as a lifelong learner and encourages her students to be the same. She has a patient and supportive approach to teaching. Her special education background coupled with visual arts allows her to support and provide varying and unique ways to support all types of learners, in order to help them meet their full potential.
Diana is passionate about the arts, animals and the environment. When she is not teaching she can be found creating art, tending to her ample collection of plants, hiking, and spending time with close friends and family.