Tricia R. has worked with various community organizations designing and incorporating workshops geared toward music/rhythm, conflict resolution skills, creative expression, and language arts. She was a middle school substitute teacher in Elgin School District U-46. She draws upon 20+ years of experience in classroom teaching, as well as facilitating instructional presentations and educational programming with an emphasis on Experiential Education. Tricia holds a degree in Education, and certifications in Library Science, Team-building, Youth Management Techniques, and Music Education. In addition to teaching and stockpiling curriculum, she enjoys photography, painting barn quilts and playing the fiddle.
Caroline has over 10 years of early childhood and elementary teaching experience at both independent and public schools in Connecticut and New York City. She is currently based in Norwalk, CT. Caroline believes learning should be a joyful experience and she creates thoughtful, engaging, hands-on lessons for young learners! She has a master’s degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Manhattanville College and is currently pursuing a Sixth Year certification program in Reading and Literacy at University of Bridgeport. She also has experience with direct, explicit instruction for teaching reading using the Orton-Gillingham approach to elementary students. Caroline loves working with young learners and is passionate about helping children develop confidence. She believes each child learns and develops in their own way and feels teaching with excitement and making learning fun is the key to success.
Cynthia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Mississauga. Her family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 7 and she spent two years in Spanish Immersion at an American private school, setting the stage for further language learning. She completed an Undergraduate Degree in French at the University of Toronto (Erindale) and then lived and worked both in Beauport, Quebec and Penne d’Agenais, France, where she perfected her French language skills. Coming from a family of teachers, Cynthia signed on with the Peel District School Board as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in 1988. She loved this role but wished to be involved in program planning and in 1994 graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Education. Cynthia worked for the Peel District School Board for 30 years before retiring and also for 3 years as a supply teacher afterwards. During that time she mainly taught junior French Immersion; Core French; ELL; Physical and Health Education; Drama/Dance (French). Helping students learn is woven into the fabric of her being.
In addition Cynthia is a Special Events volunteer for the Oakville and Milton Humane Society and is actively involved in their activities.
Sabrina is an accomplished tutor with expertise in History, French, and English for all levels. She is a third-year university student in Political Science at the University of Montreal. With outstanding commitment and passion for academic growth, she caters to different learning styles to enhance student performance and comprehension. Sabrina highly values the importance of organization and intellectual development.
Ciara obtained her Bachelor of Education from Maynooth University, Ireland. She holds teaching certificates in Ireland, England, and B.C. Ciara has over 7 years of experience teaching students from Kindergarten to Grade 7, in a variety of educational settings. She is currently teaching Grade 6 in a private school in Vancouver. As such, she has strong familiarity with the B.C. Curriculum. Ciara holds additional qualifications in Special Education, ELL, and Literacy/Numeracy interventions. Fostering caring, positive relationships with students is of utmost importance to Ciara. She is flexible and adapts lessons to suit the individual needs of each learner. She aims to engage her students by relating the content to their lives and interests and making learning fun!
Claire has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, a Master’s degree in Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in History. She has taught and worked in schools in Los Angeles, Thunder Bay, and in the Montreal area. Claire works with students and their families to meet their educational goals, and develop transferable skills.
Louisa is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing at Concordia University. She has worked with elementary aged students as a tutor and camp counsellor. She is dedicated to student life and takes an active role in her community; she is patient and engaging!
Liz is excited to be a Prep Academy Tutor. Liz has 17 years of dedicated teaching experience. Liz has taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade. She has also been a Reading Coach for three years. Liz is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment and wants children to feel confident and successful. Liz believes that education is a journey of exploration and growth. Liz looks forward to getting to know her students, building strong connections, and helping each student reach their full potential.
Kathy has a Master’s degree in International Affairs and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Chemistry. She has been an adjunct French professor at Manhattanville College and has taught French, Mandarin and cooking at the Bronxville Adult School and the Bronxville After School Club. She attended MIT & Harvard her freshman year and enjoys helping students master French, math and test prep.
Lexie is a third year Kindergarten/Elementary Education at McGill University with a specialization in English pre-k and kindergarten. Lexie has extensive experience working in summer camps, daycares, and schools. Furthermore, she is well-versed in working with children with learning delays and other disabilities. Lexie is passionate about creating relationships with children and their families; as well as instilling a love of learning in all children.