Phillipa G.

With two decades of dedicated service in education, Phillipa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the classroom. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Humanities and a Bachelor of Education in Primary/Junior Divisions from York University, Phillipa has continuously expanded her knowledge through additional qualifications, including Special Education, Mathematics, Reading and Student Assessment and Evaluation.

Throughout her career, Phillipa has held roles in various educational settings, focusing on special education and inclusive learning environments. Recent positions include Special Education Resource Teacher, where she orchestrated targeted reading interventions and crafted engaging curriculum-aligned activities for students on the Autism spectrum. As a Primary Teacher, Phillipa excelled in adapting lessons to accommodate diverse learning needs, culminating in successful community-building initiatives such as holiday concerts and outdoor activity days.

For a number of years Phillipa worked as a Grade 1-8 Classroom and Arts teacher, emphasizing comprehensive student assessment and fostering positive learning outcomes through collaborative engagement with colleagues, parents, and administrators. Her commitment to educational excellence is further underscored by ongoing professional development, including certifications in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies and ABA for Educators.
Phillipa’s passion for education extends beyond the classroom, evident in her establishment of impactful extracurricular programs and community engagement sessions throughout her career.

Bella R.

Isabella, or Bella, is a 5th grade teacher at St. Pius x School. She is currently completing her Masters in English Language Learning and her Credential in Elementary Education. She is a San Diego Mesa College and SDSU grad and will soon be a National University grad.

Bella has a passion for being in the classroom and particularly loves teaching math. She believes that math instills confidence, resilience, and a passion for problem solving. She is dedicated, open-minded, patient, and creative. With all of her experience, she has gained many teaching strategies that she keeps in her toolbox. She is great at adapting her teaching style at any moment and can recognize when modifications need to be made.

In her free time, Bella enjoys walks with her dog Nala, watching movies, and going to Disneyland.

STEPHEN C.

Stephen Carter has a BA, MA and PhD (ABD) in English literature. He was a University Teaching Assistant for five years at two Canadian universities, and he has taught and tutored elementary, high school, and college/university students for over ten years. As a teacher, Stephen helps students cultivate a love for learning, achieve academic success, and develop advanced skills in reading, writing, analysis, critical thinking and speaking.

Christina G.

While completing her undergraduate studies at McGill, Christina tutored on behalf of the Sociology department, preparing students for upcoming exams and assignments. As well, Christina volunteered at the essay writing center, where she edited and assisted students with papers.

Christina is passionate about literacy and believes that skills in reading and writing are fundamental to success in any subject. She has worked extensively with students with developmental and processing problems, working to help the students overcome difficulties and obstacles. She is trained and very experienced in SAT and SSAT preparation as well as assisting students with writing personal statements of excellence. She teaches students studying skills, test-taking strategies, and how to overcome test-related anxiety. As well, Christina specializes in preparing students to transition from public to private schools. Her preparation is exhaustive, including test-taking prep, interview prep for the student, and interview prep for the parents.

Christina believes in developing and fostering relationships with each student to create a comfortable environment that allows the students to flourish and learn. She is a firm advocate for different learning styles and tries to incorporate a variety of techniques that deviate from standardized education, as she considers each student’s learning style to be unique and accommodable.

Sandi M.

Sandi Mustard is a Certified Teacher. She grew up in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, moving to Vancouver to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Education. Most recently, she completed a Masters of Education (Innovations in Maths Education). Sandi has a lifelong passion for working with children, beginning at a young age. She loved volunteer babysitting for mothers’ meetings in her teens and led arts-based summer day camps during her undergraduate degree. She joined the world of education as a Certified Education Assistant, working extensively with students with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has also taught English in Thailand, where she hit the beach every day after work. In 2009, Sandi returned to UBC to complete a Bachelor of Education, and has been joyously teaching ever since. She is passionate about supporting the improvement of reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills. Sandi knows that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. She engages students using their curiosity and interests to help them gain the confidence they require to succeed. In her leisure time, Sandi enjoys hiking and backpacking and anything on or in the water. You can often find her at or near Okanagan Lake, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking or boating. And if she’s not there, she’s up in the hills! Sandi looks forward to supporting your child, teaching in a way that guides them towards their fullest potential.

Ivan Ly

Ivan is a passionate educator dedicated to helping students thrive. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and is currently pursuing a career in education in Teachers College at York University, specializing in the Junior/Intermediate divisions.

With extensive experience as a Kumon teaching assistant, a private tutor, and running an after-school math tutoring program at a TDCSB school, Ivan has developed a strong foundation in supporting student success. Additionally, Ivan’s student teaching experience with the TDSB has further honed his skills in creating engaging and effective learning environments.

Ivan is committed to providing personal, professional, and supportive tutoring to help his students reach their full potential. Student success is all about understanding the knowledge and challenging themselves to achieve higher standards, better preparing them for the future. Ivan is looking forward to making a positive impact on your child’s educational journey!

ALEXANDRA T.

Alexandra T. is in the process of receiving her OCT after completing a Master of Teaching at OISE in the University of Toronto in 2024. In 2022, she completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in Cinema Studies, English and Philosophy. Alexandra grew up loving movies, and initially wanted to pursue a career in film. However, when COVID-19 derailed the lives of many, Alexandra found herself pursuing prior teaching goals. Growing up, she trained as a ski instructor and worked to teach children how to ski at Craigleith Ski Club, in addition to spending many summers volunteering at McMichael summer camp teaching art. Thus far, Alexandra has worked with many junior and intermediate aged students in both one-on-one tutoring sessions and in-classroom teaching placements in a wide array of subjects. Alexandra truly believes that student success comes from a willingness to learn and by engaging this desire through fun and creative activities, students maintain that desire to grow further. One of the pinch points of growth, in her opinion, is through reading. Reading develops many skills within students of all ages, but first and foremost it develops the imagination! In her spare time, Alexandra works on writing her own fantasy novel, in hopes of one day bringing the joy of reading to many others.

 

 

 

 

ROCCHETTA A.

Hello! I’m Rocchetta, a retired Ontario Certified Elementary Teacher with over 25 years of experience in teaching and tutoring. Specializing in grades 1 to 6, I am passionate about fostering a love for reading and lifelong learning in my students. I believe that effective communication, both verbal and written, is key to student success.

Teamwork is at the heart of my approach; I work closely with parents and teachers to ensure the best outcomes for each child. When I’m not tutoring, I enjoy travelling, reading, and staying active with Zumba. I look forward to the opportunity to support your child’s educational journey.

 

 

 

Mia G.

Hello, my name is Mia G. and I have been tutoring since 2021. I graduated from St. Mary’s University in December 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in psychology. I have experience tutoring all grades from preschool to seniors in college. I specialize in tutoring biology, psychology and English, but I have tutored all subjects. I can also tutor people who are interested in cooking and baking, dance, and college admissions. I have experience working with students who have anxiety, ADHD, Autism and Down Syndrome. I will be starting my master’s degree in personalized molecular medicine in August 2025 from UT Health San Antonio. After that my goal is to go to medical school to become a neonatal geneticist.

 

 

 

ELISIA M.

Meet Elisia. She is a passionate and dedicated educator with over 6 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and is committed to fostering a positive and engaging learning environment for her students. Elisia believes in the power of personalized instruction and works tirelessly to ensure that each student reaches their full potential. Throughout her career, Elisia has worked with youth of all ages. With a background in Early Childhood Education and Child Development, Elisia has taught to a wide range of students of all ages and backgrounds. She is known for her innovative teaching methods, creative lesson plans, and ability to inspire a love of learning in her students. She is also a strong advocate for student success and works closely with parents and colleagues to create a supportive educational community. Outside of the classroom, Elisia enjoys being outdoors, running, playing tennis or laying on the beach, or anywhere that involves spending time with her family and friends. She is excited to continue making a positive impact on the lives of her students and helping them achieve their academic goals.