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.
Julia graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019, with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education, and two minors in Biology and Psychology. More recently in 2021, she earned her Ontario Teaching Certification from Trent University: School of Education and Professional Learning.
Julia is passionate about diversity within learning, and making learning meaningful to students. She is a firm believer that in order for students to learn, they need to understand the “why” and how it is relevant.
Julia has many passions, including Outdoor Education, Sports and Physical Activity, Reading, Camping, and Robotics. She has also been the Head Robotics Coach at her school for three years, guiding students from Grades 5-8 in their coding and research project journeys.
Julia is a registered volunteer coach with Special Olympics. She has coached athletes with various exceptionalities, including: ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Deafness and Visual Impairments. She also has her Special Education Additional Qualification.
Anna graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education, Secondary. While studying she was also a member of the Varsity Pandas Rugby Team. Balancing both playing competitive sport and being in post-secondary taught her many strategies on how to study properly and efficiently. She taught High School Sciences in Edmonton before moving to Calgary and entering into the field of Human Resources which also taps into her love for educating others in a different capacity. In addition to working, Anna enjoys coaching youth rugby.
Hi, my name is Parker T, I have been tutoring STEM courses for the last 10 years. I have my Bachelor of Science majoring in; Biochemistry Medical and Molecular Biology option with a dual major in Psychology. I am starting my first year at UBC’s Medical Doctor program. I took the MCAT last year for the first time and gained admission after only applying to 1 school. I have had great success tutoring having all of my students noticeably improve within weeks. I hope to help you in your academic journey with tutoring and coaching to help achieve your goals.
Victoria is a distinguished physicist, holding a Doctorate in Physics, a Master of Science (MSc), and an Instructional Teaching Certification from UBC. She is an enthusiastic tutor with more than 10 years of tutoring experience, guiding students from grades 4 to 12, making complex concepts a breeze, while creating an engaging environment with real-world applications and active participation.
Victoria’s teaching journey began in grade 10 when she found joy in helping classmates with math and science, realizing her passion for education. As she pursued her undergraduate degree in Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), she ventured into tutoring, a path she continued at the University of British Columbia (UBC). There, she cultivated critical thinking and curiosity among her students.
Victoria’s love for science has taken her across six countries, including work in renowned laboratories like CERN in Geneva, ARGONNE in Chicago, and TRIUMF in Vancouver. Committed to mentoring and guiding graduate and undergraduate students, she emphasizes the value of curiosity in learning.
As a science teacher, Victoria prioritizes instilling critical thinking by fostering a habit of continuous inquiry. Beyond her academic pursuits, she enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, biking, and climbing. She’s passionate about exploring diverse cultures, travelling, and acquiring new languages, always with a big smile on her face.
Timothy Hunter is a lifelong learner and huge nerd, interested in anything math, science or tech related. He has been helping students succeed in math and science for over 7 years. He is a recent graduate from Western University, where he achieved his Masters of Science in Medical Biophysics. During his studies, Timothy published a thesis about using computational methods to investigate the connection between atrial fibrillation and dementia, and authored four peer-reviewed journal articles. Timothy is working towards a career in data analysis, currently doing consulting and web development for small businesses, and tutoring high school to college maths and sciences. He also loves nature, and enjoys spending his free time in Montreals many beautiful parks.
Grace is currently in her fourth year pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Toronto. Her program of study includes a major in Human Biology, with a double minor in Science & Society, and Psychology. Grace is well immersed within the field of science as she participates in genetic research studying potential therapies for the disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and has received several awards for her academic standing and involvement. Furthermore, she has extensive experience tutoring students of various age groups, and emphasizes the importance of building a personal connection with each of her students, and attending to their individual needs. Grace hopes that her students can gain confidence in their abilities and ultimately achieve academic success.
Arshi is an analytical science teacher proficient in teaching scientific principals especially anatomy and physiology. Organized and focused with proficiency in varied learning methods and assessment, influenced by 11 years of rich teaching experience. Arshi has taught in a cosmetology institute and loves cooking with varied spices. She believes in sustainable living and has mentored many projects with the same theme. She likes to enlighten the students’ mind with the problem solving methodology she has been trained on. She has bagged gold medals during her bachelor’s and master’s and has been awarded as the best STEM facilitator for year 2020 by Shell Energy India. She holds a PhD in life sciences.
Abdulahi has been quite the globetrotter from an early age. He was born in Mogadishu, Somalia; raised in Chicago, America; socialized and educated in Toronto-Windsor, Canada, which he now refers to as home. To date, Abdulahi has lived in five different countries (America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) and traveled to 55 others.
Abdulahi received an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science and Environmental Science, and also a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. Additionally, he completed many international language certificates. Prior to making the transition back to Canada, Abdulahi taught internationally at prestigious private schools for nearly a decade. These schools followed the Ontario, Alberta and IB curricula and framework.
As an extremely passionate educator, Abdulahi’s teaching experiences have helped him refine a personal teaching philosophy and pedagogy in education that combines the importance of inclusion within the classroom, ongoing feedback, respect, and creating meaningful student-centered lessons. Abdulahi’s defining characteristic as an educator revolves around the joy, pleasure and passion that he receives from teaching beyond the required curriculum. He branches off into various learning atmospheres by becoming actively involved in the development of the whole child. The ‘light bulb!’ moment in students and seeing everything begin to click for them provides him with an immense pleasure and continuously drives his passion and pedagogy as an educator. It is important to nurture a child’s creative abilities to develop a sense of themselves, understand others and the world around them, and navigate information so that they can confidently take risks and solve problems. Reflection and introspection are fundamental components of Abdulahi’s pedagogy and also his own personal growth and commitment to lifelong learning.
Anita E. R.
I am Anita. I’ve been tutoring students for over 7 years and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. In this capacity I have helped students to achieve their academic goals and success. I have a degree in Psychology from York University, and I have tutored many high school and university students.My speciality is in the area of math, statistics, and the sciences. Specifically, I enjoy tutoring chemistry and biology at the grade 11 and 12 level.
As a Prep Academy Tutor, I am so glad to collaborate with clients to meet their needs.