CONNOR W.

Connor is a University of Toronto graduate where he majored in Financial Economics and minored in Philosophy and Political Science. Post graduation he worked in the financial sector at RBC getting to know the ins and outs of the Toronto financial scene. Connor has always had a passion for tutoring, growing up with 2 younger siblings and always being more than happy to jump in and help with homework duty. Connor is also a swim instructor and enjoys teaching all different age groups. He enjoys getting to know students on a more personal level and values the importance of teaching in a learning style that best suits the student, as everyone learns differently. Fun fact about Connor, he currently lives in New Zealand where he moved in 2023 along with his cat.

Lauren S.

Lauren Santana is a Certified Teacher in the state of Florida and Illinois. She grew up in Tampa, Florida. Lauren completed her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at Nova Southeastern University. She has an endorsement in reading and ESOL. She is also experienced in Wilson Fundations and the Wilson Reading System. Lauren has been teaching for five years and enjoys building relationships with her students and growing her scholars love for learning. Lauren loves to involve scholars by creating hands on, engaging activities that challenge conceptual understanding and enforce critical thinking skills. When Lauren is not teaching or tutoring during the school year, she travels with her family and get lost in a good book

 

 

Maggie M.

Maggie M. holds a M. Ed. and is an accomplished National Educational Consultant with 20+ years in elementary education experience. She has a passion for working with students from a variety of backgrounds. Maggie has been an educator in different capacities; ESL teacher, bilingual teacher, middle school teacher, Title 1 Reading Specialist, and EL Coordinator, then transitioned to work with school districts across the country providing professional development and coaching for educators primarily with effective instructional strategies to accelerate student achievement. She received her master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with several endorsements, ESL, Middle School reading, science and social studies. She is fluent in Spanish as well.

She has a strong dedication in providing a learning environment that is nurturing, employs effective learning strategies that empower students and promote student ownership of their learning and academic growth. Engaging, fun, targeted and cognitive research-based lessons are ways Maggie builds strong relationships with her students and creates a safe, collaborative, and meaningful learning time together.

Maggie has 6 children of her own and is involved in school activities where her children attend. Her hobbies include reading, working out, cooking, traveling, and volunteering at several social service agencies. Maggie also loves dogs and nature.

 

JENNY L.

Jenny is an amazing educator with a strong foundation in children in the early/primary years and has a commitment to fostering academic excellence. She earned her Bachelor’s of Education degree from York University in 2022, building upon her earlier credentials. Jenny’s professional journey began with a college diploma in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College, providing her with practical insights into the developmental needs of young learners. She further honed her expertise by obtaining an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson). In addition to her academic achievements, Jenny has gained valuable practical experience by working in multiple childcare centers, including the esteemed George Brown Lab Schools.

Her hands-on experiences in diverse educational settings has contributed to her deep understanding of the needs of young learners. Jenny has completed multiple practicum experiences in over 10 Toronto District School Board (TDSB) schools, gaining exposure to a variety of classroom environments and student demographics. This diverse range of experiences has further enriched her ability to connect with students and address their unique academic needs. With a solid academic and professional background, Jenny has developed a passion for education and a keen understanding of different learning styles. Her commitment to creating a positive and nurturing learning environment has been evident throughout her career.

Jenny believes in the power of personalized education to unlock each student’s potential. Her teaching philosophy centers around adapting instructional methods to cater to individual learning styles, fostering a love for learning, growth mindsets and promoting critical thinking skills. Jenny brings valuable experience in working with students of all ages. Her dedication to student success is reflected in her ability to create engaging and effective lesson plans tailored to the unique needs of each learner. In her spare time Jenny enjoys going on walks, visiting local cafes and trying new foods!

 

Mashiat A.

Mashiat, (or Mash, which she likes to be called), is a recent OISE Masters of Teaching candidate on route to get her official Ontario Teaching Certification (OCT)! Two years ago, Mash started her own martial arts program in Mississauga and has been growing it since. She teaches karate to a group of talented young children, and dreams about opening up her own school. Mash has been doing and teaching martial arts/fitness for over 8 years, and this is what inspired her to become a classroom teacher. She specializes in teaching English and Writing in the Junior/Intermediate stream, but loves teaching science and social studies, as well. She’s currently working on acquiring additional qualifications to become a science teacher!

Mash speaks English, Bengali, Hindi, and has taken classes in Japanese. (By no means an expert, but she’s working on it). She did an “overseas” internship over the summer of peak COVID years, so it was definitely online, where she tutored Japanese university students who wanted to learn English. On top of this, Mash believes that children are the future of this whole world. It is her goal in life to make an impact and help them not only be successful in their education, but to help them believe in themselves and their potential. As she’s on her way to become an official classroom teacher, she’s looking to grow herself by tutoring and giving back to her community. She doesn’t particularly enjoy writing about herself in the third person, so she hopes soon she will meet you in person to have an in depth conversation. She can’t wait to get started!

Sandra L.

Sandra is a seasoned teacher with over 10 years of experience in education across multiple countries, including South Korea, Australia, Kuwait, and most recently, Qatar where she taught grade two homeroom. With a Masters in Multidisciplinary Studies specialized in Special Needs, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and OCT qualification, Sandra is adept at supporting students ranging from JK to grade 6. Her expertise extends to literacy (reading, writing, phonics), general mathematics, and sciences. Passionate about social-emotional learning, Sandra prioritizes creating a nurturing environment where students are empowered to reach their full potential. With a diverse background working with students of varying academic and social needs, Sandra’s adaptable teaching approach addresses gaps in both academic and social-emotional development, ensuring a holistic learning experience.

 

ANNA E.

Anna received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Queen’s University in 2023 and is a teacher candidate in the Master of Teaching Program at OISE at the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience working with children including acting as a counsellor at various day camps. During her time at Queen’s, Anna served as the co-chair of Extra Awesome, a club which focuses on providing social and life skill support to youth in the community with disabilities.

Anna first discovered her love of teaching when she worked as a ski instructor in high school for three seasons with children ages 4-11, allowing her to combine her passion for the outdoors with working alongside others. She has completed placements in the TDSB and in Canadian Accredited Independent Schools. Moreover, Anna is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate and is familiar with both the PYP and MYP curriculums. Anna believes in teaching the whole child and strives to make the classroom an inclusive, engaging, and supportive space for all types of learners.

 

Katleen C.

Katleen is an experienced educator with a teaching career spanning approximately 15 years. With a diverse range of experiences, she has developed a passion for working with students and finds immense satisfaction in guiding them through the learning process.

Katleen particularly enjoys the transformative journey of taking students from a point of initial doubt to mastery of a skill. Her expertise shines in the realm of reading and writing, and these subjects hold a special place in her heart as her favorites to teach. Katleen’s commitment to nurturing student growth and her love for the subjects she teaches make her a dedicated and enthusiastic educator.

Adeola M.

Hello, I’m Adeola, a college student with a passion for nursing and biology. Currently on the path to becoming a psych nurse, my journey involves delving into the intricate world of human psychology and healthcare. Alongside my studies, I’ve taken on the role of a tutor, sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow students.

Ashley W.

Ashley W. was born and raised in a small town in Vermont. She discovered her passion for teaching at a young age and has devoted her life to nurturing young minds ever since.

Ashley is a certified elementary school teacher with 22 years of classroom experience. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lesley University and has taught every grade from first through eighth.

For the last 10 years, Ashley has been teaching abroad in both Rome and Barcelona, working with students and families from many different cultures and countries.

Ashley’s superpower is supporting students that need reinforcement with foundational skills in reading, writing, and math.

As a tutor, Ashley brings a wide variety of disciplines and learning styles to each lesson — and finds unique ways to make learning fun and enjoyable.

Wherever possible, Ashley works closely with families and classroom instructors to ensure her students make as much progress as possible.

By choosing Ashley as your child’s elementary tutor, you are investing in a dedicated, experienced, and passionate educator who is committed to unlocking your child’s full academic potential and fostering a lifelong love of learning.