Jordan B.

Jordan is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph and a Bachelors of Education from Lakehead University. He is currently a High School teacher in Waterloo region. Paramount to his teaching philosophy is treating all students with dignity and respect throughout all interactions. Jordan’s goal is always to provide top tier learning opportunities for his students in a welcoming and inclusive environment. He emphasizes resilience and determination to help his students achieve their goals. When he is not teaching, Jordan enjoys staying active by playing hockey, volleyball, and competing in powerlifting.

LUCY Z.

Lucy has a bachelor of science degree from McGill University with a major in pharmacology and a minor in psychology. She has a 3.78 GPA in the last two years of her degree. Currently, Lucy is pursuing a bachelor of secondary education degree at the University of Alberta, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. She is one semester away from completing her education degree.

Through her volunteer work and student-teaching, Lucy has directly taught Chemistry 20, Biology 20, and Science 10. Throughout last year, she worked online helping high-school students proofread and improve their writing through Zoom meetings. She also worked in elementary settings to assist with math, reading, and writing tasks. She values clear communication with students and families, and catering her teaching style/pacing for each student.

KEVIN W.

 Kevin Wawrzyn believes that knowledge is the greatest gift you can give others. He started tutoring in 2018 and through years of experience, he developed various methods helping students understand even the most complex concepts. Kevin uses technology and graphical methods to explain the laws of Math and Science in the most effective way. To reach an even broader audience, Kevin has recently opened a youtube channel, where he proves that science surrounds us every day and it can be both useful and fun. His academic background in Biomedical Sciences (Ryerson University) makes him specialized in natural sciences as well as math and statistics. In his free time, Kevin plays piano and enjoys biking.

Nisha C.

Nisha has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics. She has over 10 yrs experience tutoring and 3 years experience as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ryerson. Nisha currently works in Finance at TD Bank and gives back to her community regularly by volunteering at non profit organizations such as, Big Brother’s Big Sister’s, Jump Math and Habitat for Humanity.

JOHN V.

John has been teaching students in a variety of science courses at Greenwich High School since 2003, including Advanced Placement Biology and UConn’s Principles of Biology as a certified Early College Experience Instructor. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Binghamton University, a M.B.A. from Iona College, and a M.S. in Biology from St. Joseph College. Prior to changing careers to teach, he developed the capabilities of a new team to improve and innovate the global acquisition of data and information as Director, Knowledge Management and Business Information in the Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group, New York.

 

A.J. A.

A.J. has an Undergraduate degree from Laurentian University in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and a minor in Biology. She also obtained a Bachelor of Education at Laurentian University, which allowed her to combine her two passions together; teaching and the outdoors!

A.J. has experience teaching students of all levels K-12. Her passion for educating has continued to grow as she worked in a variety of instructional and teaching positions since graduation, including Special Education teacher, Core French teacher, Intermediate teacher, Lifeguard, and Canoe Guide with At-Risk Youth.

Creating a safe, inclusive, respectful, and enthusiastic learning environment is something that A.J. strives for. She looks forward to helping your child overcome any challenges they may be facing and to take the next steps in their learning journey!

ATHIYA A.

Athiya is a confident and self-motivated OCT certified instructor with the ability to communicate complicated subjects in a straightforward and innovative manner. She can also bring forth the potential and essential abilities required to respond positively and successfully to a diverse group of individuals while always exhibiting and keeping a professional attitude because she is “Special Education” qualified. Athiya’s ambition is to integrate her life experiences with the capacity to educate with compassion, empathy, and enthusiasm. She would like to be provided a platform where she can easily employ innovative and enjoyable methods to convey the curriculum to students in the social media era. Athiya is convinced that she will be able to do all of this since she has the drive, talents, and enthusiasm to be an excellent teacher. Athiya is an asset to your organization and will continue to excel in her profession with her qualifications and more than 15 years of teaching experience. Athiya’s personal work and professional experiences have demonstrated her superior organizational abilities. Athiya is a proactive, motivated team leader with excellent prioritization skills. Her ambition is to be an outstanding candidate in the area, and her growing leadership abilities have allowed her to broaden her devotion to assisting others.

Claire M.

Claire is entering her second year of a Bachelor of Education in Primary/Junior at Lakehead University. Through this program, Claire has had 11 weeks of full-time practical teaching experience in the Toronto District School Board. Prior to her education degree, Claire completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Queen’s University. In secondary school, Claire attended Etobicoke School of the Arts with a major in Music (violin). Claire has applied these skills to a position as a music instructor at Bayview Glen Day Camp planning and instructing engaging and developmentally appropriate music activities for campers ranging in age from two to eleven years, at various skill levels. Claire embraces that all learners are unique and carefully plans each learning experience with their skills, needs, and interests in mind. To support students in learning the concepts and skills to succeed academically, Claire strives to empower students to develop confidence and enthusiasm for learning by modelling and teaching critical learning skills and work habits like responsibility, organization, initiative, collaboration, and self-regulation. Through her teaching, camp, and caregiving experience, Claire has learned that a positive learning environment and a meaningful relationship with students and families is critical to the students’ success. While continuing her journey as an educator, Claire enjoys painting, playing the violin, playing soccer on a recreational women’s team, caregiving for various families with children in her community, and spending quality time with her puppy.

Shelby G.

Shelby is an Ontario Certified Teacher who grew up in Toronto, and completed her degree in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. After graduation she headed to North Bay to obtain her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University. Shelby is currently working towards gaining new skills and certifications within the teaching community. In this she believes that learning never stops and should be a lifetime activity. She feels that learning processes of students differ and that no two people learn the same way. Through volunteer work with people with disabilities she was inspired in her understanding that everyone can work to succeed and that success is measured individually. She primarily teaches general science up to grade 10, grade 11 and 12 biology as well as geography from grades 4-12. She is also certified to teach math from grades 4-8. Shelby grew up with a deep love of art and nature which inspired her to study biology as her post secondary degree. While working as an art counselor and swim instructor she found a passion for teaching that inspired her to pursue this as a career. She discovered that helping her students reach their goals and overcome challenges was a reward unto itself. It is through teaching that Shelby has been able to foster her love of science and make connections between many of the different subjects. In her spare time Shelby enjoys crafting, reading and baking.

 

LIAM O.

Liam O’Donnell has been a medicinal research chemist for approximately fifteen years. Educated in Great Britain, he completed his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Chemistry at University of Leeds with a GPA of 3.94. Subsequently, he completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham. His thesis identified the intermediate as a key reason for the poor yield of a crucial synthetic step. He resolved the problem by synthesizing a more stable compound. After completing his PhD in 2012, he was accepted into a post-doctoral fellowship at York University. During this time, he worked on a medical chemistry project, the details of which are classified, and are in collaboration with the Leslie Dan School of Pharmacy (University of Toronto). He was very successful in developing compounds to selectively target one form of the targeted receptor over the other.

During both his academic and industrial laboratory experiences, Liam strives to convey his continued enthusiasm for chemistry to the next generation of scientists and has developed an ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in a way that is both clear and easy to understand. Furthermore, he has formal experience of teaching and tutoring students in chemistry (and the physical sciences more generally). In particular, he spent two years overseeing undergraduate laboratory classes at the University of Nottingham, marking pre-laboratory assignments, overseeing students as they carried out practical experiments, and assessing final samples. Additionally, he has tutored sessions in Chemistry, High School Science, and Math in Toronto for a selection of students and has edited Masters theses for junior graduate students in the Orellana lab at York University.

 Although Liam has found Toronto to be his home for several years, he is proud of his roots in Liverpool and this is reflected in his music tastes (the Beatles and Frankie goes to Hollywood), is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC. His other interests include cooking, reading, socializing, and enjoying city life.