Morgan is currently studying to be an early/middle years teacher at the University of Winnipeg. Morgan has gained valuable teaching experience through her practicum and a summer learning program where she worked with students from kindergarten to grade 6. Morgan believes that getting to know and discovering students strengths, weaknesses and interests are essential in helping them learn. Morgan loves to make learning fun and adapt her teaching style to each students needs. In her free time she loves music, reading, hiking and art. She can’t wait to help you on your learning journey!
Charles Ziegler is a graduate student at OISE in Language and Literacies Education. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in English literature, Charles taught middle school ESL classes in Gwanggyo, South Korea specializing in TOEFL preparatory reading and writing. Charles enjoys reading, writing literature reviews, and playing jazz piano.
Emily is an Honours Social Work student at McMaster University in the final year of her degree. She grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, (otherwise known as “The Middle-of-Nowhere”) but currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She is a very social and friendly person who has always been passionate about working with children and adolescents. This passion is what drew her to become involved with Frontier College and volunteer for three years tutoring elementary and high school-aged students within the city of Hamilton. During this time Emily found that she greatly enjoyed teaching and discovered a talent for guiding others in their own academic pursuits. One of her greatest strengths as a tutor is her ability to build a strong partnership with her students where they can work collaboratively to reach the student’s goals. The personal assets that she is proud to have is her love of learning and academics, her ability to creatively adapt learning methods to each individual student, and a wealth of patience for the challenges that learning presents. In her spare time, Emily enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, sewing, and trying to keep her houseplants alive.
Callie Bowman has a Masters of Teaching from the University of Toronto. She is a qualified OCT teacher and has been working at a Toronto independent school for over 2 years, teaching mostly middle school math and science. Before becoming a teacher, Callie worked many different jobs including as a bird researcher, motivational speaker, and youth baseball coach. While not working with children and youth, she enjoys playing sports including hockey, volleyball, and rugby, making pancakes, and spending time with her partner and dog, Bobby.
Fiona has a BA in Geography from McGill and a Junior-Intermediate B. Ed from Queen’s. These university qualifications first took her around the world to work at international schools. In South Africa, she taught high school Geography and Economics at a time when democracy was just returning to that nation. In both Switzerland and Laos she found her niche as a grade five and six classroom teacher.
After settling back in Canada to start a family, Fiona used her experience in education to start a Muskoka Preschool and to volunteer as a tutor at Glen Orchard Public School. Still loving travel, Fiona homeschooled her two sons in all subjects from grades one to eight while they explored over 100 countries together. During her children’s high school years at Rosseau Lake College, Fiona held positions of Parent Guild President, Running Coach, Grades Seven and Eight Language Arts Teacher and Board Director. She also created a 50th Anniversary book for the school plus an RLC Yearbook for her younger son’s graduating year.
Fiona believes that learning should be both fun and purposeful. She encourages students to develop organizational skills to allow for creative and confidence-building experiences.
Nicole is an Early Childhood Studies Graduate from Ryerson University. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Education in the Primary/Junior Division at York University, where she is continuing to build upon her skills as an educator. During her Undergraduate program, she had many hands-on field placement opportunities including working in a Childcare Centre, Early Intervention Centre with children with Autism and a Public School. These placements provided an opportunity for her to plan lessons for a variety of grade levels with diverse needs. Nicole knew she wanted to pursue a career in education from a young age. She worked as a Swimming Instructor for children aged 3-13 and in the summer months, Nicole works as a Camp Counsellor/Specialist in an Art, Dance and Music based camp. Nicole has a deep passion for incorporating the arts in her learning experiences with students. Outside of work and education, Nicole enjoys yoga, meditation, listening to music and playing the guitar. She is incredibly kind and patient with every child she works with. She ensures that she gets to know the needs, interests and abilities of each of her students to ensure that her teaching is meaningful, effective, and relatable. She believes that this is an important step in creating a strong connection with her students and ultimately creating a learning environment that is welcoming, fun and comfortable for each learner. Nicole is interested and is always learning new teaching methods and strategies to ensure that she is granting each child with the optimal learning experience.
Catherine is an Ontario certified primary/junior teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Adolescent Education for English. She has been teaching students from nursery up to grade 11 since 2006 and lived overseas for 13 years teaching at the primary level in Mongolia, Eritrea, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Catherine is committed to continuous professional development and has completed additional coursework in primary English, math and science. In her free time, Catherine loves yoga, scuba diving, playing the guitar, puzzles, and cooking. She also works as a freelance writer!
Victoria graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, majoring in Mathematics. She has been working with elementary and junior high students for the past 4 years. Through her practicums and experience working with students in various grades, Victoria is keen on building strong relationships with her students and helping them meet or exceed their goals for learning. She is extremely organized, passionate, resourceful and is genuinely invested in her students’ progress and success.
Vani is an Ontario Certified Teacher who grew up in Toronto and completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Toronto. She completed her Bachelor of Education at Niagara University, where she is now pursuing a Masters in Education Leadership and at Ontario Tech University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies. During her teaching internship, Vani has taught at Toronto and Durham District School Boards as well private institutions abroad in Thailand and Australia. During the summer, she coordinates Specialty Camps (Dance, Arts, Cooking, Sports, Gymnastics, etc.) with the City of Toronto Recreation where she trains staff and plans programs that encourage children and youth to participate in diverse interactive experiences. For over 10 years, Vani continues to guide students in grades 6-12, building their knowledge and understanding in language, social sciences, math, science, and basic French. She also works one-on-one with university students and newcomers who require assistance with essay writing, resumes, and career exploration. In her spare time, she enjoys strength training, swimming, calligraphy, reading and performing Indian classical music and dance. Vani believes in building a strong relationship with her students, developing a confident growth mindset and supporting extra-curricular interests through diversity and inclusion, as these are key to each students’ identity, achieving learning goals and ultimate success.
Diane graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) with Highest Honorary Distinction and is currently a permanent teacher with the Toronto District School Board. Diane has taught students from Grade 1 to 8 including Gifted, Special Education Integration and English as a Second Language. Since graduating, Diane has taken additional qualification courses in Special Education (part 1), Kindergarten (part 1), English as a Second Language (part 1), Mathematics (part 1 & 2), Reading (part 1 & 2) and is currently taking her Reading Specialist.
Diane is a passionate educator with a student-centered approach. Diane strives to provide students with a safe and inclusive learning environment where they can become creative and holistic thinkers. By working together with students and their families, Diane will utilize her knowledge in technology and modify the delivery of content to help spark an interest in your child’s learning.
As once a tutored child herself, Diane has lived through the benefits of 1:1 and small group learning. In addition to her education, Diane spent most of her extracurricular time as a child and teen playing baseball at a competitive level. This has led to Diane’s love for fitness and coaching.