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.
Claudia is a certified Ontario teacher and graduated from OISE with a Master of Teaching in 2020. She also has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Psychology. During her undergraduate degree, she had a chance to be a Teaching Assistant in a 2nd year chemistry lab, where she truly found her love of teaching and working with students. Claudia is currently teaching Science at Branksome Hall, in Toronto, with many years of tutoring under her belt. She has qualifications in Senior and Intermediate Science, Chemistry and Senior Math. Through tutoring, Claudia has seen the difference one-on-one support can make and strives to support students through their learning in science and math. Claudia believes that when a child feels safe and supported, they thrive and can be successful in all domains of life. In her free time, Claudia enjoys going to the gym, playing and watching hockey and hopes to travel more in the future.
Amy is a student-teacher completing the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University with a physics and math degree. Amy is going to be an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Intermediate/Senior division upon her graduation. She grew up in China and completed her high school diploma in Markham under the Ontario Curriculum. As a student teacher, Amy has extensive practical teaching experiences through practicum placements throughout her undergraduate and B.ED degree, employment experience of summer camps, and successful tutoring experiences. Amy is warm and energetic; she always builds a great rapport with her students and tries to help them succeed using differentiated instructions. She finds supporting her students to achieve their goals and success is gratifying and enjoyable. In her spare time, Amy loves cooking, watching TV series, animations, playing games, and searching for her life source – Bubble tea
Sam has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering. With more than 5 years of experience tutoring students in middle school and high school, he believes every student can be successful in their courses with the guidance of a good mentor. He encourages goal-setting, planning and good study habits. Sam’s favourite motto is: “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”.
Algebra, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry, Senior Math (9-12), Senior Science (9-12)
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.
Azhar is a second-year Mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience in tutoring students and a keen interest in mathematics and science. Azhar believes that patience and enthusiasm are extremely important in helping a student learn.
Vatsal is a Data Scientist by profession and a passionate teacher and leaner. He is currently working as a Data Scientist at TD Bank where he is responsible for building analytics capabilities for capital markets. Vatsal is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering and completed his master’s in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 2019. As a master’s student he has been a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate level courses in mathematics and statistics. Being passionate about teaching he was also engaged in tutoring high school kids, from Ontario grade 7th through 12th, and has volunteered for NGOs focused on educating underprivileged kids. Vatsal believes in holistic and character-building education which enables students to connect theory with the real world around them, and follows a pedagogy that helps students connect the dots. Apart from teaching, Vatsal loves to hike and is ambitious about learning to fly a fixed-wing glider. He is also trying to lead a car-free life to do his part at curbing pollution and help our environment heal itself.
Ashley is an Ontario Certified Honours Specialist Physics Teacher with experience teaching Mathematics and Chemistry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where she majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics. During her undergraduate degree she worked on Physics Education Research and was a member of the Curriculum Development Team for the Physics Department. Her passion for Science, Mathematics, and teaching were evident from a very young age and she has over 15 years of tutoring experience. She prides herself in making STEM accessible to every learner through everyday applications. Ashley completed her teaching degree at Queen’s University and has worked with multiple different curricula throughout her 8 years of teaching, including Ontario and IB. Ashley also loves to travel; she took advantage of her time teaching in London to travel to over 30 countries. Ashley believes developing relationships with her students and rooting key concepts in students’ experiences allows for a deeper connection to the subject matter.
Laura graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in general mathematics, and a Bachelor of Education, specializing in early childhood education. Laura discovered her passion for math when she was in junior high school and she hopes she inspires an enjoyment of math in her own students. Laura works with students from KG to Grade 12. Laura believes in building positive and supportive relationships with her students so that she can meet each students’ individual learning needs, helping them find their highest academic potential.