Flynn R.

Flynn has completed two degrees at UBC Okanagan, a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Bachelor of Education, with a goal of working with students in the classroom.  Flynn has always been determined to educate and grow her pedagogy and hopes to further develop her skills with one-on-one education.  Her experience includes running summer camps, working at multiple out-of-school cares, and creating a career for herself as an educator.  Since December 2021, she has been working in School District 23 as a Teacher-on-Call.  Her passion for educating children grows with every experience.  Flynn’s focus as an educator is to create lifelong learners; to work alongside the student, listen to their needs and find a suitable style of learning for the individual child.  She aims to encourage a growth mindset and confidence with her students.  Flynn is thrilled to help each individual student reach their full potential.

ALYSSA W.

Alyssa is an Ontario Certified Primary/Junior and Intermediate Teacher. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University as well as her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University with a minor in English. Alyssa is a supply teacher with the school boards and has additional qualifications in Math Pt. 1 – she has worked with students with a range of learning styles and abilities.

Alyssa grew up with a deep love of teaching and she is very passionate about what she does. She highly encourages her students to participate in hands-on activities when learning new concepts. Alyssa finds that developing a positive relationship first is important and then learning will follow. Alyssa always tries to incorporate her student’s interests into lessons to create more meaningful and fun lessons. Her goal is to teach so that learning feels fun and that her students feel comfortable to make mistakes with her so that they can grow together as learners. In her spare time, Alyssa loves to stay active by playing sports or going to the gym.

AMY C.

Amy graduated in April of 2021 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts and a Double Major in French and Philosophy, as well as a Minor in Italian and Cultural Studies. She is currently a teacher candidate at OISE/University of Toronto Master of Teaching program and will complete her Masters in 2023. Amy has worked with students of all ages in academic, athletic, and extracurricular environments. This past year she was given the opportunity to teach within the YCDSB as an elementary school teacher. It has provided her with much joy and valuable teaching experience. Her role required her to adapt accordingly, being able to time manage, organize efficiently, create a safe, fun, and educational space for her many students, and provide diversified methods of learning as every child retains knowledge at a different capacity. Amy can tutor French & Math at primary/junior levels as well as French, English, Philosophy and Italian to secondary levels. It is Amy’s goal to aid every child in the success of their learning. She strives to not only help students improve on an academic level but allow them to dig deeper and realize their capabilities.

Kayla A.

Hello, I’m Kayla! I currently hold a bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and Digital Technology specializing in Early Childhood Studies. In the fall of 2022, I will be attending Teacher’s College at Ontario Tech University.

My experience with children consists of working as an Early Childcare Assistant, full-time home-tutoring during the 2020-2021 school year (grades 1-8), and working at an Outdoor Education Camp volunteering with the Girl Guides of Canada as a Brownie Leader.

My previous experience allows me to encourage and facilitate learning, provide support, interact with children positively and patiently, and create a fun and engaging experience. I am confident in my ability to help children reach their full academic potential.

BRITTANY G.

 Brittany is an elementary school teacher who is currently teaching Grade 1/2 and has experience teaching kindergarten to Grade 6. She has been teaching for 11 years and tutoring students 1:1 for over 14 years. Brittany has completed her Masters of Education with a focus on differentiated instruction in the classroom along with additional qualification courses in reading, math and special education. Brittany enjoys spending her free time with the family at cottage.

HELEN B.

Helen, a master teacher, has a two decades of experience working with children.  She earned her teaching degree from Fordham University and her special education degree from Manhattan College. She has a Nursery School through grade 6 certification with a specialty in Early Childhood Education.  She has many years of experience teaching reading and writing along with executive functioning skills. She views tutoring as a fulfilling activity that allows students to develop and sharpen their skills. She enjoys being a positive influence in a student’s life to help them reach their full potential.  Her ability to address the various learning styles of her students makes her students successful. Helen currently is employed by the New York City Department of Education.

Laura L.

Laura is a very passionate teacher with years of experience working with children. Laura graduated from the University of Guelph in 2017 with a Bachelor of Applied Science. She majored in Child, Youth and Family studies with a focus on early childhood education. Laura then went to Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Education. Laura is Primary/Junior certified and has been with the Waterloo Region District School Board for the past three years working in long-term occasional positions. Laura is a lifelong learner and has acquired 5 additional teaching qualifications in the following areas: Primary/Junior Math Part I, Special Education Part I, Kindergarten Part I, Reading Part I and Student Assessment and Evaluation. Laura has a passion for helping children build their confidence in both themselves and their learning capabilities. She is creative in finding different ways to help children understand concepts and grow in their learning. Laura’s students often tell her that she “makes learning fun”. When Laura is not teaching she enjoys a variety of activities, such as reading mystery novels, crafting unique items, gardening, and spending time with her dog Penny.

Grace G.

Grace (she/her) has a master’s of English Literature from the University of Alberta and completed her undergraduate degree with a double major in Classical Studies and English Literature from the University of British Columbia.

During her time at UBC, Grace created and facilitated an undergraduate seminar course in Indigenous Literatures, a teaching experience that was enriched by her experience as a tutor and substitute teacher in Yellowknife for students from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Now, returning to Yellowknife from Edmonton after completing her graduate degree, Grace is enthusiastic to apply her experience in the field as a literacy and writing tutor.

Born and raised in Yellowknife, she is always excited to return home and join in on festivities like Folk on the Rocks and the Old Town Ramble and Ride. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cross-country skiing, and travelling.

 

Raisa D.

Hi! My name is Raisa. I am currently teaching grade 1/2 French Immersion with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. I majored in French Studies at Glendon College of York University. I then completed a 2-year Bachelor of Education degree at the same campus, specializing in Primary/Junior (K-6), in 2019. The majority of my experience comes from working with grades K-3 and grade 5. Outside of the classroom, I have tutored students of all ages as a Piano Teacher and worked on the Royal Conservatory of Music Program with several of them. In addition, I have worked as a senior camp counsellor at a French summer camp and have been in charge of arranging various educational and fun activities with students.

My philosophy of teaching includes providing a safe and welcoming environment for students to think and to ask questions, to grow academically, to be creative problem solvers, and to develop meaningful personal connections. I set expectations and goals for students, but also give them the chance to explore their interests and the curriculum. I value the personal connections I develop with them, and the ability to motivate them and inspire them, as I believe these are some of the key factors to their success. I look forward to working with your child develop their skills in the near future!

Samantha F.

Samantha began her love of teaching at 17 years old when she became a volunteer assistant in a primary classroom. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto where she studied philosophy, history, and sociology. After completing her undergraduate, she took a big leap and moved to South Korea where she became a full-time kindergarten teacher. Although she did not make it as a K-pop star in South Korea, she did come to realize that teaching is one of her biggest passions. After her year abroad she came back to Canada and decided to become an ELL teacher at a school downtown, teaching adult students coming to Canada to learn English. During this time, she also became a private tutor working with students ages 7-11 who attended schools in the TDSB. She worked with students who had different exceptionalities and it was through this job that she realized that teaching is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. After two years, she decided to take another big leap and complete her Master of Teaching at OISE, University of Toronto. Samantha is delighted to officially be an Ontario Certified Teacher. In her lessons, Samantha takes the time to get to know every individual student in order to create individualized plans that tap into the interests, passions, and needs of the learner. She loves to incorporate educational games, technology, art, and movement into her lessons in order to make the lessons more enjoyable, less rigid, and tap into multiple ways of learning. On her days off you can find Samantha watercolour painting, getting lost around the city, trying not to overwater her plants, and starting a new book before finishing the last one.