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.
Tim K. is a Junior and Intermediate certified teacher. He graduated with a Marketing Degree from UOIT, Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and Master’s Degree in Science (MSc) from D’Youville University. Since graduating, he has taught for the past 16 years and continued to enrich his understanding through courses in special education, completing his work as a specialist.
Tim has had several years of private tutoring experience where he customizes the lessons to accommodate the diverse needs of the learner, all while providing a fun and engaging learning environment for everyone. In his leisure time, Tim is an avid chess player, coach and weightlifter.
Ralph graduated with high distinctions from the Rotman school of management at the University (BCom ’21 with a specialization in finance and economics, major in economics, and minor in environmental economics). He has been teaching as a TA and tutor since his third year, helping students all over North America succeed. After graduating, Ralph decided to follow his dreams of becoming a professional football (soccer) player and has been playing professionally in Europe for the last three years. He loves keeping his brain active, teaching, and helping others. As such, he continues to be available as a devoted tutor to help you excel in school.
Rob has recently completed a Master’s degree in data analytics at McGill University. He has years of experience teaching students between the ages of 5 to 18 years old. He’s excited to help students through knowledge from his educational and professional experience!
Alain obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Paris in France and has two decades of experience teaching French and social sciences in various educational institutions, including colleges, language schools and universities.
Luke is a certified teacher who has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. He specializes in both elementary and secondary English and through his years of teaching is able to support students in a variety of subjects. Luke has taught Business, Civics, History, Geography, and General Social Studies. He is also proficient in supporting English language learners and students with special education needs. Luke is a patient and encouraging educator with superb curriculum knowledge.
Abdullah is a student at the Schulich School of Business at York University where he is working towards a Bachelors in Business Administration. Having been raised in multiple countries, he is interested in learning about different cultures and languages. Besides English, he speaks Urdu and Arabic and is learning French. With past experience as a tutor, he not only offers personalized lessons, but also develops a close bond with his students. He leads sessions following custom plans and explains difficult concepts in a clear and effective way using diagrams, step-by-step methods, and other educational techniques. In his free time, Abdullah enjoys running and cycling.
Kelly has years of tutoring experience in various subjects and grades, with a particular interest in math. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in building trust, adding clarity, and embracing flexibility. As a parent of two middle-schoolers, she understands the unique challenges faced by today’s students (and parents).
As a recent career-shifter, Kelly has over 20 years of corporate training experience, including teaching in business classrooms around the world. She has also taught with CPA Alberta. Kelly is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at Ambrose University, with a commitment to lifelong learning.
Kelly studied French Immersion in Calgary and her kids are enrolled in this program as well. She is a strong believer in the power of learning a second language.
When she is not teaching, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, skiing and reading.
Kyle is a multilingual professional with a wealth of experience in leadership, networking, and tutoring. He was born in East Asia, speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin fluently, and is actively learning Italian, Arabic, Spanish, French, and Korean. With six years of tutoring experience teaching students from primary, university, and ESL adult backgrounds, Kyle is passionate about teaching English, social sciences, history, and economics as a result of his academic background. His love for teaching is evident in the way he connects with his students and fosters a positive learning environment. Kyle’s leadership skills are also impressive, having founded and served as the chapter president of My Networking Club, a registered charity where he managed a team of over 20 executives to craft growth plans for six key events that connect university students to industry professionals for networking, mentorship, and internship opportunities. Under Kyle’s leadership, the club achieved membership growth of over 100 members and 300+ attendees from top companies in Canada. Kyle’s academic achievements are equally notable, with a GPA of 3.9/4.0 and a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll at York University. With a genuine passion for education, coupled with his leadership skills and academic achievements, Kyle is poised to make a significant impact in his future endeavors.
Genevieve in an Ontario Certified teacher. She is qualified to teach Math, ESL, Economics, Business, Law, Accounting, Social Science, Philosophy and Special Education. She has over 10 years’ experience tutoring students both online and offline. Genevieve enjoys helping students of all ages achieve their full potential, from elementary to post-secondary.