Andrea has a great passion for teaching and has worked as a full-time teacher for 27 years with the Toronto District School Board. She has her primary, junior and intermediate qualifications but she has taught Grade 9 as well. She has taught all subjects (with French as the exception) and learning skills. She has a specialist in Special Education and has spent the majority of her career in this area. She currently teaches in a Grade 6 Gifted Core Program in North York. Andrea has many interests outside of teaching that include: paper crafting, arts & crafts, reading, sailing, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Salman D. is a highly qualified and experienced mathematics educator with a passion for education. He was born and raised in Iran, where he completed his first master’s degree in pure mathematics. Later, he moved to Canada to pursue his academic career and obtained his second master’s degree in applied mathematics from Laval University.
Salman has been teaching mathematics for over five years in Ontario for students from grades 5 to 12, where he has gained extensive experience in teaching students of different age groups and backgrounds. He is well-versed in the Ontario curriculum and has a keen understanding of the challenges that students face when learning math.
Throughout his teaching career, Salman has been committed to helping his students achieve their full potential. He believes that every student has the ability to learn and succeed, and he works tirelessly to create a supportive and engaging learning environment that fosters growth and development.
Salman is known for his patient and compassionate approach to teaching, and he takes pride in helping his students overcome their fears and misconceptions about math. He uses a variety of teaching methods and resources to ensure that his students have a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and can apply them to real-world problems.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Salman is an active member of the academic community. He regularly attends conferences and workshops to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in mathematics education and is always looking for ways to improve his teaching practice.
Overall, Salman D. is a dedicated and skilled mathematics teacher who is committed to helping his students succeed. His passion for education, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience, make him an asset to any school or educational institution.
EN: Sonia is a seasoned tutor with a strong educational background. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Design at the University of Quebec in Montreal, after having completed her schooling at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Sonia’s tutoring journey began at an educational technology company where she served as an essay reviewer and tutor for two years, providing academic support to students across North America. Her dedication and expertise led her to become an associate specialized in learning and development, where she played a pivotal role in crafting training materials for tutors. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Sonia is passionate about art and literature. She was awarded a grant by the Fine Arts Student Association at Concordia University to curate cultural events and workshops for the Montreal community. She is fluently trilingual, and she enjoys reading in English, French, and Russian.
FR: Sonia est une tutrice chevronnée qui possède un solide bagage éducatif. Elle poursuit actuellement son baccalauréat en design à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, après avoir terminé ses études au Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Sonia a commencé son parcours de tutrice dans une entreprise de technologie éducative où elle a été réviseuse de dissertations et tutrice pendant deux ans, apportant un soutien académique à des étudiants à travers l’Amérique du Nord. Son dévouement et son expertise l’ont amenée à devenir associée spécialisée dans l’apprentissage et le développement, où elle a joué un rôle essentiel dans l’élaboration de matériel de formation pour les tuteurs. Au-delà de ses activités académiques et professionnelles, Sonia est passionnée d’art et de littérature. Elle a reçu une bourse de l’Association des étudiants en beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia pour organiser des événements culturels et des ateliers pour la communauté montréalaise. Elle est parfaitement trilingue et aime lire en anglais, en français et en russe.
Cindy is originally from Taiwan and speaks fluent English and intermediate Spanish as well.
Cindy possesses certificates of teaching Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign/Second language. She has over 6 years of experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese, along with the experiences in teaching English in the rural areas of Taiwan, Peru, Spain and Thailand. Her students’ ages are from 6 years old all the way to 60 years old with different backgrounds.
During her working period in Mexico, she helped her students prepare and pass the annual YCT language level tests. Furthermore, for her online students, she designed comprehensive lesson plans to help them with the school level tests as well as the official language test such as HSK.
For beginners, Cindy will start with the materials including several daily topics and interactive games designed by herself.
Cindy is very outgoing, communicative and organized. She likes to travel, cook, hike and definitely enjoys learning about new cultures!
Ryan, a dedicated third-year student at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is majoring in Computing Science with a minor in Mathematics. His academic journey reflects a strong commitment to mastering intricate algorithms and mathematical concepts.
Beyond academics, Ryan’s passion for education shines through his role as a Peer Educator Manager at SFU, where he excels in guiding and supporting fellow students, showcasing exceptional leadership and mentoring abilities. Prior to this role, Ryan served as a tutor for children at a prominent Canadian tutoring institution, further honing his teaching skills and dedication to educational excellence.
Ryan’s enthusiasm for technology and mathematics propels him to excel in both theoretical and practical domains. With a steadfast commitment to continuous growth, he aspires to be a future leader in computing science. His impressive work ethic, coupled with his exceptional teaching and leadership qualities, position him as a standout student at SFU, ready for success in the field.
Samar Ismail is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a passion for reading, writing, and stories. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science, and a postgraduate in Journalism. Her love of travelling has also led her to teach English as a Foreign Language in Mexico, online to children in China, and to Cambridge, UK where she was a teacher’s assistant. These experiences inspired her to obtain her Bachelor of Education and help students discover their unique strengths and abilities. Samar is dedicated to ongoing professional development and has already completed her Primary ABQ, and she is set to start her Senior English ABQ this fall. Outside of her profession, Samar enjoys regular exercise, reading, and baking.
Alessia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Markham, and an Undergraduate Degree in Dance Education at York University. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Language, Culture and Teaching. Alessia has completed a Bachelor of Education at York University with intermediate and senior qualifications in Dance, Family Studies, Drama, English as a Second Language and Special Education. In her spare time Alessia works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through high school helping them achieve academic success. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and early math skills. Alessia believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor Alessia continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Ben earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a top instructor with the university’s Writing Program. Over the past seven years, his teaching has helped students achieve their highest potential in the verbal sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT exams, as well as college essay writing. Ben’s focus on building mastery of core strategies, modeling positive feedback, and inspiring self-confidence has delivered outsized results across a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. By adapting his approach to fit the unique needs of each student, he has helped students place in the 99th percentile of test takers and go on to study at universities including Princeton, NYU, Brown, and the University of Chicago. Outside of the classroom, Ben enjoys backpacking, playing piano, and spending time with his four nieces and nephews.
Raquel is an Ontario Certified teacher qualified in the primary/junior division. She has an honours undergraduate degree in children, childhood, and youth studies, as well as a bachelor of education from York University. She has worked with children in various settings, such as after-school programs, tutoring, co-op, placement, and now as a teacher. She has supported the improvement of students in writing, reading, and math during one-on-one sessions through tutoring. She has a passion for travelling and often makes plans to adventure out to different places to explore and immerse herself in the cultures. She fluently speaks Portuguese. She also loves being creative, and in her spare time, she likes to embroider, crochet, and paint. As a mentor, she looks to gain more knowledge and experience working with students of various learning capabilities and to inspire students to believe they can succeed
Aisha is a Certified Substitute Teacher with 8 years of classroom experience. She attended private school in Chicago and transferred to West Aurora school district in her sophomore year of high school. She has always had a passion for English grammar and literature but chose to pursue a career in psychology. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from Western Illinois University. Also, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Aisha grew up reading about different places and learned about them by traveling around the country with her family which increased her passion for teaching and working with children. When she decided to pursue therapy as a career, the plan was for Aisha to work in school settings to get a feel for what school counseling would include. Life has a funny way of being everything other than what one plans! Instead, Aisha was continuously pulled into teaching roles that fostered in her a greater love for English Language Arts as well as math, science, and supporting children that may learn things a bit differently.
When not tutoring, Aisha works in mental health where she is able to support individuals with their emotional needs, some of which impede academic performance. She has supported the improvement of their educational skills due to helping them manage their emotional needs. Aisha believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. Aisha continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Aisha also has an AQ (additional qualification) in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aisha truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed and reach a level of academic ability that meets their needs.