Nicole P.

Hello! My name is Nicole. I am currently studying at Ontario Tech for a Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Senior with teachables in biology and chemistry. I graduated from Acadia University in 2020 with an BSc majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry.

Before taking part in the Bachelor of Education program, I spent many summers working at Camp Green Acres as both staff and head staff. I have also played and volunteered at the Markham Irish Rugby Club for over 10 years.

I love getting to know my students both personally and their learning styles so that I can help them achieve their full potential. I look forward to working with my students so they can succeed!

When I am not working towards my BEd or tutoring, you can find me playing rugby, cheering on the leafs and blue jays, and spending time enjoying the great outdoors.

Matthew L.

Matt is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in the Department of Kinesiology at l’Université de Montréal after graduating with honours from the Kinesiology program at McGill University. His research interests are in the psychological and social aspects of recovery from a sport-related concussion. Currently, he is exploring psychological readiness in athletes returning to sport following a concussion using qualitative methods.

RYAN L.

 Ryan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Biochemistry Honors with a 3.9 GPA. He has consistently been in the Dean’s Honors List throughout his education. He spent his directed studies doing research on retrotransposons in S. cerevisiae and his Co-op studies helping to facilitate teaching for students in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences through learning technologies. He frequently enjoys helping to break down concepts for the people around him.Ryan believes in taking the time to understand the students’ difficulties before proceeding to teaching. He understands that the value in personalized tutoring only comes about once the student has an input in their learning and is actively participating to improve their skills. In Ryan’s free time, he enjoys playing chess, playing guitar, and singing.

Omar N.

Omar is currently a second-year medical student at Rush Medical College. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and minor in biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been tutoring one on one for more than 6 years now, and has experience with elementary through college aged students. Omar has tutored a variety of subjects, including math, economics, science, English, ACT subjects, and Arabic. He has also taught classes of 20+ as a Sunday School instructor for 4 years and is comfortable with all types of students and settings. Omar’s time tutoring and teaching have taught him that everyone has different learning styles, and teaching methods must be adjusted accordingly.

WARDA S.

Warda is a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She has completed multiple internships in various engineering fields from Manufacturing Analyst at Centra Industries, to Software Assurance at i4i, to Sales Engineer at HTS. She is currently on her fifth coop term as a Mechanical Designer at Smith and Andersen. Besides work and school, Warda loves to volunteer and spends her time giving back to the community. She has accumulated over 150 volunteer hours, through participation at summer camps for kids with disabilities and at animal shelters. Warda has prior experience mentoring kids from her coop position at i4i, where she discovered her passion for tutoring. She believes in being a role model to her students, helping them develop both hard and soft skills, that will be beneficial for their future. And when she is not busy working, studying or teaching, she loves to paint and read!

Maria K.

Marie is an experienced tutor specialized in teaching sciences and maths (French and English). She recently graduated from McGill University in Microbiology and Immunology and is now pursuing her graduate studies at UofT in Neuroscience. Currently, she is doing research in Parkinson’s disease. Growing up in Montreal, Marie scored 100% on her governmental math and science exams, and thus, she is very familiar with the content and the format of the evaluations. As such, all of her students have graduated with 90% + grades in these courses. Marie also has experience working with students with learning disabilities. She loves working with each student to create an organized study plan to keep them on track and feeling confident. Aside from her academic success, Marie also speaks multiple languages including English, French, Spanish and Japanese. Her hobbies include running, yoga, fashion and cars.

Stephen N.

Stephen Nowoselski is a teacher candidate in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. In 2022 he graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history, and minoring in biology. Through his post-secondary life, Stephen has spent time tutoring students from grades 2-12. He plans to teach high-school social studies and biology.
Outside of academics, Stephen played 2 seasons of varsity soccer and shared his experiences through coaching. As a tutor and future teacher, Stephen hopes to make learning more enjoyable and accessible for students. Traveling has also been a passion for Stephen, most recently having traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil in the Spring of 2022.

Lori P.

Lori Pollock is a Certified Teacher. She grew up in Alberta, then moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in the teaching area of Secondary Sciences. As well, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Lori was given the opportunity to teach high school science for several years. Lori then moved up into higher education to work at the university level. For many years now Lori has assisted thousands of students to successfully transition from high school to university life. Lori has a passion for engaging and inspiring students to find success. She works with students to set goals and create their own personal success plans. Lori gives guidance on; time management, organization, decision-making, academic skill building, and exam taking. Lori believes that by building strong relationships with her students she is better able to meet their needs. As an experienced mentor, Lori has many strategies to work with students and continues to develop new and innovative ways to guide students to reach their full potential.

Lori now lives in West Kelowna and loves to spend time with her family, read novels, garden and travel. It is through these experiences that her love of life, nature, and science shines through. Lori has a passion for learning, lots of patience with a pinch of sense of humor, a great blend for a teacher!

Akshata P.

Akshata is a passionate tutor and a dedicated learner of the above academic disciplines. Akshata is presently a university student in pursuit of an engineering degree at the University of British Columbia. Akshata has taught English, Math, General Sciences, and other subjects to students from first to university level for the last 2 years. Furthermore, she helps student find their academic goals through rigorous practice and skill-enhancing word problems. Akshata has worked for a non-profit organization in India called HelpAge India in the field of helping disadvantaged senior citizens with their involvement in the community through working with neighboring schools and the growth of digital awareness and education for senior citizens that would love to be closer to their friends and family.
Akshata would want to teach students that making small mistakes in solving word problems is a big component of the learning process and teach them that there is better development from students making the problems themselves and pushing them to the limits to find the best opportunity for them to not only learn from their mistake however possibly teach others in perseverance and find the right solution.
Akshata was a competitive swimmer in upper-year high school. Nowadays, she loves to swim, play badminton, table tennis, and other sports in her free time, hone her skills through new endeavors, and approach new environments. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” is what she stands by.

Laura B.

Hello! My name is Laura. I am a teacher candidate at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa.

My academic path has lead me down many different roads and I have gained experience in many subjects as a result. I have studied Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical History, World History, and Forensic Science, all of which I have a strong passion for that I hope to pass on to my students.

In my spare time, I love to read and write. I particularly enjoy YA fantasy novels, and one of my life goals is to write my own YA novel some day! I go rock climbing and love to swim to stay active, but I am guilty of spending a lot of time playing video games (which actually teach a lot of useful skills!).

I look forward to helping students not only understand course material but actually enjoy learning. That is what matters most in education.