Flynn R.

Flynn has completed two degrees at UBC Okanagan, a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Bachelor of Education, with a goal of working with students in the classroom.  Flynn has always been determined to educate and grow her pedagogy and hopes to further develop her skills with one-on-one education.  Her experience includes running summer camps, working at multiple out-of-school cares, and creating a career for herself as an educator.  Since December 2021, she has been working in School District 23 as a Teacher-on-Call.  Her passion for educating children grows with every experience.  Flynn’s focus as an educator is to create lifelong learners; to work alongside the student, listen to their needs and find a suitable style of learning for the individual child.  She aims to encourage a growth mindset and confidence with her students.  Flynn is thrilled to help each individual student reach their full potential.

Kayla A.

Hello, I’m Kayla! I currently hold a bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and Digital Technology specializing in Early Childhood Studies. In the fall of 2022, I will be attending Teacher’s College at Ontario Tech University.

My experience with children consists of working as an Early Childcare Assistant, full-time home-tutoring during the 2020-2021 school year (grades 1-8), and working at an Outdoor Education Camp volunteering with the Girl Guides of Canada as a Brownie Leader.

My previous experience allows me to encourage and facilitate learning, provide support, interact with children positively and patiently, and create a fun and engaging experience. I am confident in my ability to help children reach their full academic potential.

HELEN B.

Helen, a master teacher, has a two decades of experience working with children.  She earned her teaching degree from Fordham University and her special education degree from Manhattan College. She has a Nursery School through grade 6 certification with a specialty in Early Childhood Education.  She has many years of experience teaching reading and writing along with executive functioning skills. She views tutoring as a fulfilling activity that allows students to develop and sharpen their skills. She enjoys being a positive influence in a student’s life to help them reach their full potential.  Her ability to address the various learning styles of her students makes her students successful. Helen currently is employed by the New York City Department of Education.

Grace G.

Grace (she/her) has a master’s of English Literature from the University of Alberta and completed her undergraduate degree with a double major in Classical Studies and English Literature from the University of British Columbia.

During her time at UBC, Grace created and facilitated an undergraduate seminar course in Indigenous Literatures, a teaching experience that was enriched by her experience as a tutor and substitute teacher in Yellowknife for students from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Now, returning to Yellowknife from Edmonton after completing her graduate degree, Grace is enthusiastic to apply her experience in the field as a literacy and writing tutor.

Born and raised in Yellowknife, she is always excited to return home and join in on festivities like Folk on the Rocks and the Old Town Ramble and Ride. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cross-country skiing, and travelling.

 

Nicholle T.

Nicholle has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She has worked with students at all levels from grades K-12, although she primarily teaches grades K-6. Nicholle is currently a Teacher on Call and has worked at a number of schools in Kelowna. She has a zest for learning and encourages all of her students to stay curious and to keep a growth mindset. Nicholle is passionate about helping students succeed and feel confident in their learning. She tailors her teaching to meet students where they are at and works with her students to set goals and make a measurable plan to accomplish them.

In her free time, Nicholle enjoys hiking in the beautiful Okanagan, getting lost in a good book, and letting her creative side out through painting.

 

JADE J.

Jade J is a dedicated, compassionate, and creative teacher who is eager to inspire children to be lifelong learners.  She is enthusiastic about increasing students’ success through engaging activities.  Jade is going on her eighth year of teaching, having taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5.  She currently is a fourth grade teacher and will continue to teach fourth grade next year as well.  Jade is well-versed in a variety of academic curricula and teaching strategies to appeal to a diverse group of learners.  Additionally, she encourages incorporating social emotional techniques across all subjects.  In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her two daughters, two stepdaughters, and her three dogs!

DIANA M.

Diana M. is an experienced teacher currently working in Westchester County.  She received her undergraduate degree and from Quinnipiac University in English Language Literature and Arts. She also received her Master’s Degree from Quinnipiac University in Elementary Education (K-6)

Diana is a warm and caring educator who creates an engaging learning environment for young children. She successfully supports students reach their academic goals and helps them develop a stronger sense of self-confidence as a learner. Diana has taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. She has worked closely with students who perform below and above grade-level standards. As a general education teacher, she has also worked in an ICT classroom setting where she co-taught a large Special Education population daily.

Diana prioritizes clear and open communication with families and students and, creates genuine relationships. Diana is a dedicated educator who brings a variety of instructional strategies and materials to meet the individual needs of her students. She is enthusiastic and wants to help each child achieve their personal best!

 

BRIA B.

Bria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University at Buffalo in 2017.  She received a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, birth to second grade from Hunter College in 2021.  She currently has New York State initial teaching certifications in Early Childhood Education and Students with disabilities, birth to second. During her career, she has been privileged to work in a variety of birth to grade 2 settings across Manhattan and the Bronx. She has worked as a classroom teacher in both early intervention 12:1:1 and 8:1:1 settings and Integrated first and second grade Co-Teaching classrooms.  These experiences have allowed her to adapt quickly, identify strengths and needs, and develop plans to best meet the needs of her students and families. She understands how educational disparities impact underserved communities and is committed to closing the achievement gap in New York City.  Her goal is to create academically engaging learning experiences through an environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking.

 

Natalija C.

My name is Natalija Cvetkovic. I am a certified Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE). My experience ranges from children that are from infant to grade 7 (ages 0-12); both in before school, daycare setting, school setting and after-school programs. Through my educational and professional career, I learned all about different teaching methods, such as Montessori or Reggio Amelia, and have worked in mostly private daycare-school settings.  I am currently working as an ECE in a Montessori school, and have taken aspects of the program that I feel work extremely well, and have started to develop my own teaching philosophy, that aligns with how I see children and working with them and the families.

The philosophy that I have come up with is that every child is unique in the way that they learn, play, socialize and develop important life skills, and that it is my job as an educator to understand and develop a relationship with them that supports the way they learn. For example, in the Montessori setting, there is a very clear structure and routine in the day, and academically the structure and routine work for the children, because they thrive best when they know what they need to be working on and what comes next. I personally think that adding in more “learning through play, and creative outlets” is beneficial for the children because it gives them a sense of understanding the material that needs to be taught, in a way that is more fun and educational at the same time. Taking this approach also allows the teacher to see where the children are in terms of interests and abilities, and to alter the lesson plans accordingly. It is great to have an idea of the day, but I am learning that the more I work with the children, I have to be able to be flexible to their needs and interests more then just having the educational lesson material delivered in a way that might be “boring”.

This is why I think a tutor would be a good next step for me professionally, because I can offer the support that families might be needing, in a one-on-one setting, where the focus would just be on that child specifically, to answer questions or develop better literacy skills and early math fluency. I understand that families play a big part in the education of their child, and I am excited to be able to communicate with them about their child’s progress, and next steps. I am looking forward to meeting new families and seeing if the philosophy that I have developed would fit with the potential client.

NINA B.

Nina B.has been teaching for 21 years, the last 16 at the Bronxville Elemenatary School. She has taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade and is currently teaching 2nd grade. She and her team of teachers have been responsible for putting together a rigorous curriculum that is enriching and engaging for her students. Her current curriculum includes using Teachers College reading, writing and phonics programs and Singapore math. However, she has a vast general knowledge of how to teach young children any math or ELA they might use in another school district. She understands the need to both challenge her students as well as offer modifications and scaffolding so that all of her students are successful and happy. Ms. B. wakes up each morning excited to come to school as do her students each year.