Raquel is an Ontario Certified teacher qualified in the primary/junior division. She has an honours undergraduate degree in children, childhood, and youth studies, as well as a bachelor of education from York University. She has worked with children in various settings, such as after-school programs, tutoring, co-op, placement, and now as a teacher. She has supported the improvement of students in writing, reading, and math during one-on-one sessions through tutoring. She has a passion for travelling and often makes plans to adventure out to different places to explore and immerse herself in the cultures. She fluently speaks Portuguese. She also loves being creative, and in her spare time, she likes to embroider, crochet, and paint. As a mentor, she looks to gain more knowledge and experience working with students of various learning capabilities and to inspire students to believe they can succeed
Samantha Q. is a dedicated educator. She holds a degree in Education and Child Development. Samantha has spent many years working with kids, from infants to teenagers, in various settings, including childcare, swimming lessons, and youth programs on a cruise ship.
Over the last year, Samantha taught in Stockholm, Sweden science and technology to 4th to 6th graders, showing her knack for making learning fun. Currently, she’s part of an independent school, where she continues to inspire young minds.
In her free time, Samantha enjoys playing ice hockey and recently joined a volleyball team. She’s passionate about helping children achieve their best. Her goal is to provide the support and encouragement they need to succeed.
Aisha is a Certified Substitute Teacher with 8 years of classroom experience. She attended private school in Chicago and transferred to West Aurora school district in her sophomore year of high school. She has always had a passion for English grammar and literature but chose to pursue a career in psychology. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from Western Illinois University. Also, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Aisha grew up reading about different places and learned about them by traveling around the country with her family which increased her passion for teaching and working with children. When she decided to pursue therapy as a career, the plan was for Aisha to work in school settings to get a feel for what school counseling would include. Life has a funny way of being everything other than what one plans! Instead, Aisha was continuously pulled into teaching roles that fostered in her a greater love for English Language Arts as well as math, science, and supporting children that may learn things a bit differently.
When not tutoring, Aisha works in mental health where she is able to support individuals with their emotional needs, some of which impede academic performance. She has supported the improvement of their educational skills due to helping them manage their emotional needs. Aisha believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. Aisha continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Aisha also has an AQ (additional qualification) in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aisha truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed and reach a level of academic ability that meets their needs.
Tricia R. has worked with various community organizations designing and incorporating workshops geared toward music/rhythm, conflict resolution skills, creative expression, and language arts. She was a middle school substitute teacher in Elgin School District U-46. She draws upon 20+ years of experience in classroom teaching, as well as facilitating instructional presentations and educational programming with an emphasis on Experiential Education. Tricia holds a degree in Education, and certifications in Library Science, Team-building, Youth Management Techniques, and Music Education. In addition to teaching and stockpiling curriculum, she enjoys photography, painting barn quilts and playing the fiddle.
Riley is working toward her degree Elementary Education at Mount Royal University and minoring in Linguistics. Although her primary focus is at the elementary level, she has experience working one on one one and in small groups to support junior high math students. Riley grew up competitively Irish Dancing in Calgary and for the past four years has been coaching beginner dancers. Riley’s passion for education stemmed from helping a classmate with autism. She saw the difference she was able to make for that student, and since then became passionate about making a difference in all children’s lives.
Jeff holds a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Jeff worked in marketing, business, public relations and communications. Jeff decided to become a teacher because he strongly believes that he has the right personality, skill set and abilities to be an excellent teacher while at the same time making a positive difference in the lives of everyone involved within a school community. Jeff realizes that every person or child learns differently and believes that patience – along with incorporating different learning strategies – can enable every student to succeed. Jeff firmly believes that learning should be an enjoyable and pleasant experience.
Jeff has had a lifelong interest in many facets of aviation. He also enjoys watching and playing sports, exercising, reading, writing and art. Jeff hopes to travel more in the future and looks forward to becoming a dog owner one day!
Abigail has a passion for education and has been a tutor for two years now, specifically teaching French, English, and Math. She is a University of Toronto graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) and is now pursuing her Masters of Teaching (Junior/Intermediate) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, also at the University of Toronto. In addition to tutoring, Abigail has many other teaching experiences. She has worked as an Emergency Supply Teacher, a Summer School teaching assistant, and an administrative support with the Upper Grand District School Board. She is also a swim instructor and loves teaching all age groups in and out of the pool. Abigail now lives in Toronto and enjoys running, hiking, camping, and exploring the city.
Elisheva B. is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Toronto District School Board. She grew up in Toronto and completed her Masters of Teaching at University of Toronto, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE). Her research focused on how teachers can support the social and emotional wellbeing of students with learning disabilities in the classroom. As well, she also completed a Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Family, Community Social Services and Social Service Work Diploma at the University of Guelph-Humber. It was through completing social work practicums in Toronto schools that Elisheva gravitated towards working with children and supporting children with exceptional needs. She has completed her Special Education part 1 qualification to enrich her learning and understanding around supporting students with exceptionalities. Elisheva has taught visual art and drama to junior and intermediate students, and in doing so, has helped them build their self-confidence, creativity, and public speaking skills. She has supported the development of reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills to primary, junior, and intermediate students through actively working in TDSB schools. As a teacher, Elisheva takes a strength-based approach by encouraging student accountability, curiosity, and exploration through the learning process. On a personal level, she enjoys exploring nature and all things that have to do with the arts such as music, dance, visual arts, and embroidery. Elisheva is looking forward to being a part of your child’s educational journey.
Alyssa is a dedicated educator who pursued her master’s degree at Manhattanville College and continues to take classes to further her expertise. With over six years of experience, she has guided students across elementary, middle and high school levels. Alyssa’s specialization in mathematics showcases her passion for the subject but her versatility extends to teaching various subjects.
Erika is a Certified Teacher in British Columbia, Ontario and Scotland. She grew up in Oakville, Ontario and attended Carleton University in Ottawa where she obtained a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management and a minor in French.
Upon graduating, Erika’s love for the French language led her to move to Chamonix, France where she lived and worked as an au pair for one year. It was during her time there that she discovered her interest and passion for working with children.
Erika also worked for an after school program planning and leading activities for children aged 5-12, but her love for travel took her to Scotland where she completed her degree in teaching. She obtained a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of the West of Scotland. Although she enjoyed living there, she felt compelled to move closer to home and the mountains.
Erika believes that each child is unique, and she understands the importance of supporting every child’s learning using individualized strategies. She places focus on instilling confidence in children, ensuring they feel able to reach their full potential. Erika feels that a positive attitude helps to make a fun and engaging learning experience for children.
Erika enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. She has a big sweet tooth and it is not uncommon to find her snacking on candy! Erika loves working with children and is looking forward to growing and developing her skills in teaching.