Rachel B.

Rachel is a former teacher and nanny with a passion for helping students succeed. With a master’s degree from DePaul University, and a 4.0 GPA, Rachel loves to learn and share her knowledge. She gets to know her students’ background and interests before starting her lessons, as to make the information at hand pertinent to each child. With kindness and enthusiasm, Rachel strives to make learning a fun and comfortable experience for both the student and their families. Communication is her strong suit, as she enjoys sharing milestones and challenges with parents to ensure student success. In her spare time, Rachel travels the world with her husband, Cole. The pair resides in the Northwest suburbs with their two cats, and in her spare time, Rachel runs a successful photography studio out of her home office. Get in touch with Rachel today – she cannot wait to get to know you!

 

 

Neha N.

Neha is currently a teacher candidate with the Master’s of Teaching program at the University of Toronto. She recently moved to Canada, having completed her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Chapman University in California. After graduating, Neha started working as a tutor at an adolescent rehabilitation centre, where she discovered her love for teaching. She delighted in sharing her love of science with young people, organizing lab activities and educational games with the students while helping them keep up with their regular schoolwork. Working at the rehab, Neha learned the importance of rapport: she approaches each individual with compassion, humour, and the impel to not just teach, but also learn about the unique people under her care.

Neha has previously tutored in math, English, and science, teaching students from grades 2 to 12. Currently she is in the intermediate/senior cohort of her program, specializing in general science and biology. Neha also has experience tutoring in Dubai, where she attended high school and completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. While she enjoyed the warm weather of Southern California and the Gulf, Neha fell in love with the Canadian winter. In her free time she takes pleasure in admiring and appreciating nature, where she undeniably finds much of her inspiration for teaching about the natural world.

 

Shaylee C.

Shaylee Chen is a dedicated and passionate educator with a B.A. in Education, Communities, and Organizations (ECO) from the University of Washington. She is currently pursuing her M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Having grown up in various countries and immersed in diverse cultures, Shaylee has cultivated a profound appreciation for multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. This international background has not only refined her mastery of Mandarin Chinese but also developed her fluency in French. Her global upbringing enriches her teaching with a unique and inclusive perspective. With three years of experience in multilingual teaching environments, Shaylee possesses the skills necessary to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds. Her commitment to fostering engaging, personalized lessons, is driven by her belief that curiosity and interest are key to student success. Shaylee is eager to bring her expertise and passion for education to new opportunities and make a positive impact on the lives of her students. Outside of her professional and academic endeavors, Shaylee enjoys exploring new cultures, playing billiards, and swimming.

 

 

 

 

Beverly Y.

Beverly graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Harvey Mudd College and a Master’s of Education from Boston University. She is a Certified Teacher who has worked with elementary and middle school students in Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. Beverly’s diverse teaching experience has shown her that building relationships with students is the most important step in meeting their educational needs. She believes every student is a “math person” and prioritizes developing number sense and critical thinking during her sessions. Beverly is excited to help students find learning strategies that work for them and encourage their curiosity about math.

In her spare time, Beverly enjoys hiking through autumn landscapes, solving jigsaw puzzles, and pondering why students have contentious arguments over whether a hotdog is a sandwich. (She’s inclined to say, “Yes,” per the Merriam-Webster definition.)

 

Emmanuel P.

Emmanuel has been teaching since 2007 in a diverse range of places, from Los Angeles to Japan, Miami, and San Diego. He has taught students from 2nd to 12th grade, and has a special enthusiasm for phonics at the early grade levels and US history at the upper grades, although he is similarly enthusiastic for mathematics from lower elementary all the way through high school . He also has a keen interest in languages, and is bilingual in French and English, as well as having studied Spanish, Hebrew, and Japanese. Emmanuel believes that every subject is inherently fascinating and that every student is capable of excelling, even in a subject that they never imagined themselves to be experts in. He loves helping students to embrace struggle and feel the satisfaction that comes with pushing themselves to more than they thought possible.

 

Alex Kerkhoff

Alex has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Concordia University, as well as a TEFL certificate from the University of Toronto. He has been teaching / tutoring students in English for 3 years from elementary level to CEGEP. He specializes in academic essay writing.

ROSS G.

Ross graduated with a first-class honours mathematics degree from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2012 before studying at the University of Bath, UK to become a qualified math teacher in 2013. He taught math for 3 years in the UK to students aged 11 – 18. In 2016 he had the opportunity to move to Stockholm, Sweden, where he has been living until very recently. In Sweden, he was a math teacher and mentor for 6 years for students aged 10 – 16. For the last two years he has worked as a manager in a school in Sweden with a primary focus on pastoral care, which means that he puts a lot of emphasis on building relationships with the students he works with and is acutely aware of how important self-esteem and confidence are to being successful. In his spare time, Ross enjoys watching and playing soccer, and playing board games with friends.

 

Lauren V.

EN: Meet Lauren, a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) based in Ontario, offering virtual coaching support to young individuals seeking social and emotional guidance. With Lauren, you’ll find a welcoming and understanding space where you can openly talk about whatever’s on your mind.

She combines her knowledge of therapeutic techniques with a practical goal-oriented coaching approach, using strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In her 50-minute sessions (with an extra 10 minutes for notes), Lauren helps clients learn coping skills, emotional regulation techniques, and interpersonal skills. By working together to shift thought patterns and behaviors, Lauren helps you navigate challenges effectively and achieve personal growth.

 

FR: Rencontrez Lauren, une psychothérapeute enregistrée (en qualification) basée en Ontario, offrant un soutien de coaching virtuel aux jeunes individus en quête d’orientation sociale et émotionnelle. Avec Lauren, vous trouverez un espace accueillant et compréhensif où vous pouvez parler ouvertement de tout ce qui vous préoccupe.
Elle combine sa connaissance des techniques thérapeutiques avec une approche pratique axée sur les objectifs du coaching, en utilisant des stratégies de la Thérapie Cognitive et Comportementale (TCC) et de la Thérapie d’Acceptation et d’Engagement (ACT). Dans ses séances de 50 minutes (avec 10 minutes supplémentaires pour les notes), Lauren aide les clients à apprendre des compétences d’adaptation, des techniques de régulation émotionnelle et des compétences interpersonnelles. En travaillant ensemble pour modifier les schémas de pensée et les comportements, Lauren vous aide à naviguer efficacement dans les défis et à réaliser une croissance personnelle.

Annie D.

Annie is a current MD/PhD student at UT Health San Antonio. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Medical Science from UNT Health Science Center. She has tutored and taught math, science, and engineering courses since 2012. Annie enjoys one-on-one or small group interactions, preferring to personalize her tutoring to the student(s). She also enjoys getting to know students and providing help in tutoring-adjacent skills such as time management, prioritization, and organizational skills. In her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with her partner and dog, doing barre and yoga, playing the piano, reading, figure skating, and discovering new board games.

Maria H.

Maria is a very energetic and happy certified teacher that loves to motivate students of all ages to find a way to learn in different ways. She has taught different subjects for 25+ years in Costa Rica and the US. She speaks Spanish and English and loves to read and take pictures in her free time. She loves to travel as well, with her family and friends. She is married and has 3 boys. She doesn’t have any pets, but she loves animals.