Dina is a highly experienced elementary educator with over 30 years of experience in grades 1-7 in both public and private school settings. Dina received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Master’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from The Bank Street College of Education. Mindfulness practices and confidence building strategies are part of Dina’s work with children. In her work with children from many different backgrounds and learning styles, Dina strives to identify students’ strengths and interests and works with those assets to develop further success and love for learning. She currently lives in Stamford, Ct. with her two beloved, old cats, Leela and Robby, and enjoys crossword puzzles and walks at the beach.
Natalie is obtaining her Bachelor of Education degree at Laurier University. She holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership. Natalie is trained in the science of reading and early literacy intervention. Natalie has a love for robotics, coding, LEGO, and Taylor Swift. She looks forward to working with students to help them learn and grow!
Brian N. is a current teacher at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and Baccalaureate School (IB Program) in Kitchener, Ontario. He currently teaches grade 9, 10 and 12 math at the school, but has tutored and is comfortable with all Ontario mathematics content (JK- Calculus, IB and beyond!). His qualifications are as follows: Primary, Junior, Intermediate Senior Division Teachable, as well as Intermediate Mathematics and History, as well as Senior qualifications in Music. He is eager to come along side the PAT team and help students.
Greg is a highly motivated and qualified individual with a strong academic background and teaching credentials. Holding a Bachelor of Education from UBC, Vancouver (Secondary) and an Honours BA in Education (Teacher Stream) from Trent University with a major in History, Greg achieved recognition on the Dean’s List. Furthermore, he graduated with honors from the American School of Paris, receiving the prestigious ‘Excellence Award’ and Scholarship (Lyle Nicholl Award) upon graduation.
In the realm of teaching, Greg has undertaken various significant roles. As a student teacher at Vancouver Tech Secondary School and Charles Tupper Secondary School in 2023.
Beyond academic achievements, Greg has a wealth of experience in practical teaching environments. Serving as a Day Camp Instructor and Coordinator at the Sports & Wellness Center from May 2019 to August 2022, focussing on programming thematic units and sports activities for diverse age groups. His proficiency in supervising children with varied learning and healthcare needs, coupled with effective communication with both facility management and parents, underscores his ability to navigate multifaceted responsibilities.
At Peterborough Youth Space (September 2021 – July 2022), Greg assumed the role of a Tutor and Mentor for marginalized youth in the ‘Downtown Youth Space,’ providing valuable support for those facing social and educational challenges. His engagement as a Tutor for The Peterborough Petes OHL team in June 2020 – September 2020 further exemplifies his dedication to connecting with students and delivering engaging curriculum content.
With a global perspective acquired from living abroad for seven years and fluency in French, Greg brings a unique and diverse skill set to any educational setting. Currently pursuing a Recreational Pilot’s License, he continues to broaden his horizons and remains committed to excellence in both academic and practical aspects of education.
Susan G. finds joy in helping her students achieve their goals during meaningful instruction that fosters critical thinking skills and creativity.
“Sue” is certified to teach Grades 1-8, in addition to Special Education PK-12. She is a graduate of Texas A & M University and has over two decades of diverse teaching experiences like working in Public and Private Schools, including a Private Autism School. She has also Homeschooled and has served as a College Developmental Reading Adjunct.
Sue is available to tutor Kindergarteners through Adults in Reading, ELA, and Study Skills. She includes Math for Elementary Level Students.
In addition to her passion for education, Sue has a fondness for animals, gardening, and the Houston Astros.
Ananya holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Delhi, with a minor in mathematics. With over 5 years of teaching experience, she is currently a co-founder of a startup that focuses on the social and emotional well-being of children.
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.
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 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, (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!