Christina is currently completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. She specializes in Health and Disease which focusses on subjects such as biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. She has achieved a Dean’s List Scholar status and has been awarded numerous academic scholarships for her excellence in the sciences.
Christina has tutored many students ranging from elementary to high school students in both academic and advanced placement science courses, both in one-on-one and small group settings. She often receives positive feedback from her students as she is able to clarify complicated concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Christina is currently looking to tutor any prospective students in need of assistance in the sciences. She is looking forward to engaging with her new students to promote their academic success and confidence in the sciences.
David graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. He completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto in the Intermediate/Senior grade levels. For the past 30 years he taught junior Science, senior Biology, Geography, Environmental Science and Cooperative Education at Dunbarton High School in Pickering at all levels including Grade 9 and 10 enriched Science. His approach to teaching is to infuse each lesson with an inquiry based hands-on experience, and to connect curriculum content to meaningful real-world events in areas such as sustainability, busines, and research. As a Co-operative Education teacher he coached many students on their career explorations and worked directly with partners in a wide range of sectors, from the trades to research. He is the recipient of five teaching awards, is an avid cyclist, and is currently riding out the pandemic in an off-grid cabin near Algonquin Park with his human family, and his non-human family of trees, birds, squirrels, deer, foxes, wolves, moose and bears (who are asleep now).
David has a Bachelor of Health and Physical Literacy (minor in History) from MRU and is currently completing his Bachelor of Education at the U of C. He has over 15 years of experience working with youth as a substitute teacher, youth support worker and as a coach. David prides himself on building solid relationships with his students and challenging them to their highest capabilities. His ability to create a strong rapport with students quickly accelerates their learning and progress. In his spare time David enjoys being active in playing and coaching various sports.
Joshua, more commonly known as Josh, graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc specializing in Materials and Nanoscience for biological applications. He has experience working in a graduate level research lab which focused on creating artificial organs. He has received many merits for his mathematical achievements such as placing in the top 2% in the Sunlife Math Contest, consistently placing in the top 3 of his math classes, and passing the AP math exams granting him university math credits while in high school.
He’s very patient and has a deep sense of empathy which allows him to deeply understand the students’ struggles enabling him to build more personalized lesson plans for each student. He’s very determined to help people find the fun in the maths and sciences by helping them digest the material at their pace.
During his free time, Josh likes to play video games, lift weights, build Gundam model Kits, cook, and play badminton.
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.
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Huai Jin is currently completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in math and minor in general science. She has taught and tutored students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and has plenty of experience working one-on-one with students. Huai Jin uses her solid understanding of the math and science curriculums to break down complicated concepts and build students’ comfort levels with these subjects. She also speaks fluent Mandarin and is TESOL/TEFL certified. Huai Jin has a passion for teaching, learning, and helping others succeed.
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.
Shanna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2019 where she specialized in Accounting. She is working towards completing a B.Sc. and is currently studying to write the MCAT. Shanna’s goal is to go to medical school and earn her M.D.
Shanna’s positive attitude and outgoing personality make working with her fun! Shanna wants to help her students feel that things finally “click”! Her goal is always to help students feel confident about what they can do. Shanna loves to work with people and has many years of experience working with youth in summer camps, weekly youth programs, and tutoring up to the university level.
In her free time Shanna enjoys being active and social. She enjoys travelling, yoga, dance, gymnastics, soccer, music, singing, and she is learning to play the guitar.
Susannah has completed her Honors Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Human Biology and Biochemistry with a Minor in Psychology at the University of Toronto. During her time as an undergraduate, she was a tutor at the ChemAid center at the university level, leading facilitated study groups for organic chemistry, and developing the laboratory teaching manuals for new students. She is currently undergoing her Master’s in Chemistry at UofT, where she has worked professionally as a teaching assistant with the university for guiding laboratory sessions. Susannah has worked as a part-time tutor at Proton Learning Center; teaching the science curriculum from grades 9-10 and is specialized to teach grade 11-12 chemistry and biology. Susannah is passionate about providing quality education for her students and continually works towards promoting enthusiasm in STEM. She strives to creatively engage with students to inspire them to learn using techniques most beneficial to them. In her spare time, Susannah enjoys exploring artistic hobbies such as drawing, painting, papercrafts, and woodwork.
Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.