VATSAL D.

Vatsal is a Data Scientist by profession and a passionate teacher and leaner. He is currently working as a Data Scientist at TD Bank where he is responsible for building analytics capabilities for capital markets. Vatsal is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering and completed his master’s in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 2019. As a master’s student he has been a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate level courses in mathematics and statistics. Being passionate about teaching he was also engaged in tutoring high school kids, from Ontario grade 7th through 12th, and has volunteered for NGOs focused on educating underprivileged kids. Vatsal believes in holistic and character-building education which enables students to connect theory with the real world around them, and follows a pedagogy that helps students connect the dots. Apart from teaching, Vatsal loves to hike and is ambitious about learning to fly a fixed-wing glider. He is also trying to lead a car-free life to do his part at curbing pollution and help our environment heal itself.

CASSANDRA Z.

My name is Cassandra and I am a recent graduate of both Ryerson University and York University respectively. My educational background is heavily focused in early childhood education/studies. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education with honours and two degrees, one is a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies and the other is a Bachelor of Education. I am also a newly registered primary-junior teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers hoping to start my journey in the near future of having my own primary classroom. I am a huge advocate for hands-on learning because I personally believe that the act of learning is done best when the experience is an enjoyable one. I have always been a huge fan of literature and the arts and try to incorporate different elements of the arts into my everyday teaching practices. When working with students, I try my hardest to form meaningful bonds with each individual child to really get to know how they learn best and how I can help them reach their full potential. Outside of teaching, I am a lover of cats, I have one of my own named Luna who I’m sure will end up joining some of my tutoring sessions. I am a huge shopaholic, I love clothes, make up, shoes and everything and anything in between. I love to cook and try out new recipes. I find cleaning extremely therapeutic and I am a huge social butterfly! I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) in the near future!

MICHELLE L

Hi! I’m Michelle Li. This is my fourth year tutoring ESL (Level A-D). I grew up in China, but moved to Canada nine years ago to complete my Master of Education degree at Brock University. I genuinely enjoy teaching and tutoring. My philosophy is that each student is unique, therefore, they learn and thrive at their own pace. I’m really excited to be a part of this wonderful team.

Nancy K.

Nancy completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Pure Mathematics and French studies at York University in 1999.  In the same year, she also completed a Bachelor of Education degree having done a 3-year consecutive program at York University.

 

Nancy wanted to be a teacher from as far back as she can remember.  She knew she wanted to teach math ever since her first grade 9 high school math lesson.  She thought math sounded so “cool”.

 

Upon graduating from university, Nancy began teaching math and Core French at a high school with the Toronto District School Board.  She’s been teaching at the same high school for over twenty years.  She is a seasoned expert.

 

Nancy loves her job and finds tutoring especially rewarding as it allows her to truly advance students’ math and French skills.  In the process, she hopes to inspire students and change negative self-perceptions about math and French into positive ones.  Nancy is well known for always fostering positive and trusting relationships with her students.  She truly cares about her students’ achievement and well-being.  She maintains a high level of excellence while responding to different needs.

 

Nancy’s in-depth knowledge of her subjects, many years of experienced, clear communication, engaging teaching style and her care and commitment to her students make her an excellent teacher and tutor.

 

Nancy is married and has a 12-year-old son and a 2-year-old dog named Scruffy.  When she’s not working, Nancy enjoys walking her dog, being in nature and spending time with her family.

Shivani J.

Shivani is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts in Performance Studies. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. In the past, Shivani has worked extensively as a dance and Taekwondo instructor for younger children as well as a camp counsellor for kids aged 6-12. Shivani enjoys designing leadership and personal development curriculums for educational and non-profit institutions, specifically designed for primary junior and middle school students. She loves creating unique programs that combine education and play to encourage children to be an active participant in their education!

LAURA L.

Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.

ASHLEY B.

Ashley is an Ontario Certified Honours Specialist Physics Teacher with experience teaching Mathematics and Chemistry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where she majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics. During her undergraduate degree she worked on Physics Education Research and was a member of the Curriculum Development Team for the Physics Department. Her passion for Science, Mathematics, and teaching were evident from a very young age and she has over 15 years of tutoring experience. She prides herself in making STEM accessible to every learner through everyday applications. Ashley completed her teaching degree at Queen’s University and has worked with multiple different curricula throughout her 8 years of teaching, including Ontario and IB. Ashley also loves to travel; she took advantage of her time teaching in London to travel to over 30 countries. Ashley believes developing relationships with her students and rooting key concepts in students’ experiences allows for a deeper connection to the subject matter.

JORDAN B.

Jordan graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (currently known Ontario Tech University) with a Bachelor of Science with a focus of Physics and Biology. He completed his Bachelor of Education the following year. During his time in University, he worked as a cashier, a scribe for visually impaired students, and a tutor. Upon graduation, he moved to England where he began teaching and investing in his true love of traveling. When he wasn’t jet-hopping to different European countries, he was teaching Science to all levels of Secondary School (Grade 7 – Grade 11). Additionally he taught A-level Physics (similar to Grade 12 – first year university level) as well as working in a Special Education Centre for students with Autism. After 3.5 years of teaching abroad, Jordan decided it was time to come home and now teaches with the Durham District School Board. Since joining the board; he has had 3 full year long term contracts – two of which were in elementary. His Junior experience focussed on Grade 6 EQAO preparation. He currently teaches Grade 10 Science and Math and Grade 11 and University Physics.
Typically, you can find Jordan practising Yoga or working out at the gym (pre-quarantine days), playing video games, or taking a stroll around the lakefront at Kew and Woodbine Beach.
Jordan continues to pursue professional development; recently completing an Additional Qualification in Intermediate Math. Jordan has also received Additional Qualifications for Primary and Junior teaching. Next he will be branching out to obtain Senior level Math.

 

GENEVIEVE M.

Genevieve in an Ontario Certified teacher. She is qualified to teach Math, ESL, Economics, Business, Law, Accounting, Social Science, Philosophy and Special Education. She has over 10 years’ experience tutoring students both online and offline. Genevieve enjoys helping students of all ages achieve their full potential, from elementary to post-secondary.

ANDREW F.

Andrew Flynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He spent 25 years as a working journalist at the Montreal Gazette, The Canadian Press, The National Post, and Business News Network. He has covered sports, entertainment, political news, world events, business, finance, and economics as a reporter and senior editor. He also spent three years as Communications Director in the financial sector. Andrew currently teaches in the Media Communications department at Humber College. On top of all of that, he is currently creator, executive producer, and head writer on a television show currently in development. He spends his (very limited) downtime playing piano and guitar and coaching minor hockey.