Emily is an Honours Social Work student at McMaster University in the final year of her degree. She grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, (otherwise known as “The Middle-of-Nowhere”) but currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She is a very social and friendly person who has always been passionate about working with children and adolescents. This passion is what drew her to become involved with Frontier College and volunteer for three years tutoring elementary and high school-aged students within the city of Hamilton. During this time Emily found that she greatly enjoyed teaching and discovered a talent for guiding others in their own academic pursuits. One of her greatest strengths as a tutor is her ability to build a strong partnership with her students where they can work collaboratively to reach the student’s goals. The personal assets that she is proud to have is her love of learning and academics, her ability to creatively adapt learning methods to each individual student, and a wealth of patience for the challenges that learning presents. In her spare time, Emily enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, sewing, and trying to keep her houseplants alive.
Jason has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He previously studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Jason has experience teaching students from elementary to senior high in Canada and abroad. His specialties are the maths and sciences but languages (French and Mandarin) are also in his suite of expertise.
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.
Judy is a teacher candidate from the University of Winnipeg with areas of expertise in business, mathematics, and English as an Additional Language. In 2017, she received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba with a double major in finance and marketing. She further developed her skills by working at RBC Dominion Securities before pursuing her Bachelor of Education degree.
Judy’s academic and professional experiences along with her positive and patient personality will bring a unique teaching style that will help her students achieve their goals. She believes that every student deserves to have a quality education regardless of their situation or circumstance. She will work hard to ensure her students succeed academically and build the confidence to do well now and in the future.
Nicholas currently works in the clinical research world within the healthcare industry. He has grown up in Toronto completing a BSc in Biology, MA in Health Communications/Policy, and a PhD in Health Management. Aside from the healthcare industry, Nicholas has recent experience as a lecturer and grader for university courses.
Prior to all his professional endeavours and most importantly, he was a camp counsellor for the City of Toronto summer camps where he discovered his passion for working with children of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Nicholas has supported many groups of children throughout various City of Toronto programs; after school program, pottery instruction, as well as skating lesson instructor. As a mentor Nicholas continues to develop strategies for working with children and helping them achieve all their goals and more.
Aditya Venkatesh is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University working on designing next generation aircraft cabin interiors. He has a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University and a bachelors degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, USA. Since his masters program, Aditya has been a Graduate Assistant (GA) for various aerospace engineering undergraduate courses, during which he has enjoyed fostering students to get the most out of their semester so they can develop their skill set. As a GA, he discovered a fondness of teaching and is excited to extend his expertise to high schoolers as well. With experience as an invigilator at the Ryerson University Test Center that caters to students with academic accommodations and accessibility needs, Aditya is equipped to handle any student on their learning journey. He even has experience delivering online material since following that format as a GA since March 2020. In his spare time, Aditya enjoys cooking, comedy, and documentaries.
Gayathry is a pre-service teacher at the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary), majoring in Secondary Mathematics. She chose the Secondary Mathematics stream because she wants to alter the common perception that math is difficult by building confidence and skills. She works with students to help them realize that they are capable of solving all types of mathematical problems by incorporating growth mindset tools and strategies. She believes that with appropriate teaching strategies and support, every student can excel to their highest potential.
Nasr is a NYS certified teacher. He has sixteen years of experience teaching in the NYC school system. Nasr has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and two master’s degrees, one in Education and the other in Educational Supervision. Nasr loves teaching math and science to students who are eager to learn. Nasr uses the child’s strengths to help his students. Nasr follows the curriculum and the common core to help students achieve the necessary skills to succeed. Nasr loves to travel and has visited 20 countries, he takes traveling seriously because it allows him to understand and learn about different cultures.
Sarah has over 20 years teaching experience with high school students in a variety of subjects, including mathematics, physics and science.