Kaitlyn M.

Kaitlyn is currently an elementary teacher. She has her K-8 qualifications and has specialized in her ABQ of First Nation, Metis and Inuit studies. She graduated in 2018 from Bishop’s University with a BA of Sociology and English. Kaitlyn went on to work in Early Childhood Education at the YMCA, before following her dreams of becoming a teacher. She graduated from Ontario Tech University with a BEd in the primary and junior division, and has recently completed her intermediate division qualifications. Kaitlyn strives for the utmost success in all her students. She understands that each child is unique and has different ways of learning.

Alexander S.

Alexander is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He was born in Hamilton, and moved to Oakville at a young age. He completed high-school in Oakville and later moved on to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Life Sciences with a Minor in Geography from McMaster University. Alexander has always had a passion for teaching and working with children. Ever since he was 12, he knew wanted a career working with youth. His high-school volunteer hours were all completed at the Oakville Soccer Club, where he helped coach, referee, and organize day-long tournaments. Being an athlete his whole life, he transitioned to coaching basketball at age 17, and continues to do so to this day. In April of 2022, he completed a Bachelor of Education at York University, with Science and Geography teachables. He also has extensive tutoring experience in Math. During this past summer months, Alex had the opportunity to teach English to elementary and secondary students in Italy. He supported them in reading, writing, vocabulary, and public speaking skills.

Alex believes in life-long learning, and the transferability of life skills between school and sports. He always tries to push his students and athletes to their maximum potential. Alex encourages students and athletes to challenge themselves, whenever they can – even outside the scope of basketball practice and homework – in order to prepare themselves for life.

Patrick O.

Patrick is a graduate of Trent University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Education, with additional qualifications in Special Education, and Health and Physical Education. He also has a degree from York University in Social Science, and a diploma from Humber College in Media Communications. He originally discovered his passion for teaching while working with at-risk youth in the Ski Hill Blues program.

Michael J.

Michael is passionate about teaching and entrepreneurship. Michael graduated the Master of Arts in Business Economics program at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he performed research on topics involving macroeconomics and microeconomics. Michael recently completed his Bachelor of Education program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Michael is certified to teach by the Ontario College of Teachers. Michael has extensive experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, STATA, Eviews, R, and Microsoft Excel. Michael is currently teaching microeconomics at Seneca College.

Nikita C.

Nikita graduated from teachers college in 2018 and has had experience being a primary/junior (grades 1-6) and intermediate (grades 7-8) teacher. She is qualified in primary, junior and intermediate, and specializes in math. Nikita is currently taking additional qualifications in math and guidance counseling. She is a confidant educator who wants to build strong relationships with her students and help them find the value in learning in orde to be successful. Nikita brings an enthusiastic attitude, creativity and joy into her teaching with activities and lessons that foster curiosity and engagement and gives students the opportunity to realize their potential.

Gabrielle R.

Gabrielle is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Education with minors in Contemporary Arts, Sociology and Curriculum and Instruction (Joint Honours First Class with Distinction), along with a K-12 teaching certification. In addition to academic teaching, Gabrielle has taught dance for many years. She has also trained in dance and performed professionally across Canada, the United States and Europe. While dancing with a ballet company in Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle worked in a French-speaking environment for six months. This experience enhanced her French language skills, which she developed as a student at Brown Public School and The Bishop Strachan School. Gabrielle has recently returned to Toronto, where she grew up, from Vancouver, where she studied Education. She is thrilled to be close to family once again, and she is grateful to be a Prep Academy Tutor!

Michelle B.

Michelle is currently a teacher candidate studying at York University. She will be OCT certified as a junior/intermediate teacher in the Spring of 2023. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, with a minor in English, and a high honours in 2012. Michelle has over a decade of experience working with children ages 4 to 19 in a variety of settings.

One of Michelle’s core tenets as a teacher is that all students are capable of learning. When working with students, she is focused on nurturing each student’s unique gift and using students’ personal interests to assist in their learning. Michelle loves working one-on-one with students to develop personal relationships, understand what makes them special, and build their confidence in their own abilities as learners.

Michelle is passionate about reading, writing, and media literacy. With her journalism background, she is a specialist in clear and effective communication through writing. She is a strong believer in developing student voice and confidence through frequent, low-pressure, creative writing exercises, which help students build toward stronger academic writing. She is experienced in proofreading and eager to help secondary students polish their essays and personal statements.

Sabrina S.

Sabrina is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in North Bay, Ontario and moved to Toronto to complete her Undergraduate Degree in History at York University. She decided to pursue teaching as a career after taking a course in Athens, Greece where she met some local English teachers. She knew she could make a difference anywhere in the world. Sabrina completed a Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University. Growing up in Northern Ontario, Sabrina loves the outdoors and being in nature. Sabrina enjoys merging Environmental Education with the Ontario curriculums whenever possible because she believes fresh air and staying active contribute to successful learning. Over the last few years, she has developed a love for travel and has gained experience teaching and working with children in the United States and Spain. Every trip Sabrina takes is part of her ongoing learning journey that transfers into her teaching. Sabrina’s passion for History and her curiosity for Math carries through into her teaching as well. Sabrina understands that all students learn in unique ways, and she enjoys discovering how her students learn best. She finds helping students discover their full potential fun and fulfilling.

Nicole P.

Hello! My name is Nicole. I am currently studying at Ontario Tech for a Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Senior with teachables in biology and chemistry. I graduated from Acadia University in 2020 with an BSc majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry.

Before taking part in the Bachelor of Education program, I spent many summers working at Camp Green Acres as both staff and head staff. I have also played and volunteered at the Markham Irish Rugby Club for over 10 years.

I love getting to know my students both personally and their learning styles so that I can help them achieve their full potential. I look forward to working with my students so they can succeed!

When I am not working towards my BEd or tutoring, you can find me playing rugby, cheering on the leafs and blue jays, and spending time enjoying the great outdoors.

JENNY K.

Jenny is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at York University. She successfully completed her undergraduate studies in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Waterloo. Throughout her school years, she worked with children and adults with special needs, where she discovered a passion for teaching. She has been tutoring Grade 9 – 12 Math and working as a Supply Teacher/Emergency Instructor at York Region District School Board and private elementary school. Her background and experience made her a successful tutor for all ages, and she is exceptional at supporting and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Jenny is a passionate teacher who boosts confidence and improves learning outcomes for all students.