Magdalene S.

Magdalene is currently enrolled in OISE’s Master of Teaching program and has her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Magdalene has been teaching in professional and social settings since 2015 and has experience working with diverse learners. She has taught grades 1 through 12 with a focus on English, math, and the social sciences. Magdalene also has experience teaching English internationally.

Magdalene seeks to advance students’ self-confidence and self-efficacy while cultivating a love of learning and empowering students on their journey to academic success. She embodies and exemplifies an ideology that centres around self- discovery and personal growth, with an emphasis on critical thinking, adaptability, and resiliency.

When Magdalene isn’t in school or tutoring, you can find her curled up with a good book, visiting the animals at the Toronto Zoo, or taking pictures of different foods she’s tried around the city.

CAROLINE V.

Caroline is a College Professor and Professional Tutor (in both Academics & Life Skills). She has taught and tutored for over eight years; teaching English, Communications, Business, and Arts courses across multiple faculties at various Ontario Colleges. She has also taught in Germany and South East Asia (Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam), and enjoys working as a Copywriter for clients in various industries too.

Caroline is extremely compassionate, open-minded, attentive, and supportive; these innate qualities led her naturally into teaching/tutoring. She is well-experienced teaching & tutoring students from a range of diverse backgrounds and abilities, which includes students with IEPs.

Caroline is also an experienced Life Coach who is able to support students holistically. She is passionate about helping students who struggle not only with the substance of their studies; but also, with attention issues, organizational issues, time-management issues, and overall issues which prevent them from completing their academic work smoothly. She cares deeply about each of her student’s journeys, and uses meaningful, effective resources & strategies to help students improve in and practice core life skills. She is extremely encouraging of small, tiny steps of progress. In helping students with core skills, she aims to bring positivity to other corners of the student’s life i.e. the quality of their academic work, their ability to resolve conflict better, their ability to lessen the negative impact from issues they face, etc.

When it’s not 2020, Caroline enjoys seeing live music of all genres; she also plays piano and guitar. She enjoys comedy, basketball & the NBA, dancing, cooking, and engaging with other people on their ideas and experiences. She is very passionate about creating a more equitable world for all, and is constantly adding great examples to her list of things we can do each day to make this world a more compassionate and caring environment for all peoples and animals.

TANYA P.

Tanya P. is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts in History with Emphasis in Education in 2015. While at Trent University, Tanya tutored two students for the student-run-organization, Trent Students for Literacy. In addition, she was also the coordinator of the Reading Circle for Trent Students for Literacy, where she supervised university students, who promoted literacy to children between the ages of two and five. In 2017, she graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Education with Emphasis in Urban Education in the Intermediate/Senior grade levels. Having been a teacher candidate in Ontario, Tanya has volunteer experience within the Toronto District School Board and the Thames Valley District School Board.

Shortly after graduating in 2017, Tanya was given the opportunity to teach in a grade eight classroom on a fly-in reserve in Pikangikum, Ontario. Tanya accepted the position due to her passion for Aboriginal education and her strong desire to understand and support students by promoting a positive self-representation of themselves and their culture. While in Pikangikum, Tanya led a school group called, Girls Club, where she supervised and led weekly activities for girls in grade seven and eight to overcome barriers, build confidence, and develop positive relationships. Tanya invited guest speakers from within the reserve to share resources with the students. Through these experiences, Tanya recognizes the importance of incorporating students’ perspectives and knowledge into lessons and school community in order to make learning meaningful and relatable. Tanya currently teaches high school for a private school in the North York area. She teacher history, geography, civics, careers, drama, and a few social science courses.

TAMARA M.

Tamara has been an Ontario Certified Teacher (O.C.T.) since September 2005. She is an experienced educator who is qualified to teach Primary (grades k-2); Junior (grades 4-6); Intermediate and Senior (grades 7-12) divisions across most subject areas. She has a specialization in the following curricular areas: the Arts, English, Guidance/Careers studies, Primary/Junior Mathematics, and Special Education. Tamara taught with the York Region District School Board for over 10 years, both in elementary and secondary panels. Most recently, she has taught in the private education sector, in the middle and senior grades. Tamara has been tutoring with P.A.T. since September 2018; before this, Tamara studied and received a Master’s of Psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology, specializing in Child/Adolescent development and behavior. (M.A. Psych) She is certified in Mental Health First Aid/Crisis Intervention (M.H.F.A., 2018), and has co-facilitated a therapy group for counseling children ages 7-9 years who present with A.D.D./A.D.H.D. at Kinark Family Services, Newmarket. As well, Tamara holds Additional Teacher Qualifications in Special Education Part 1, and Guidance and Career Education Part 1. Tamara’s long term goal as a tutor is to mentor and coach youth with a variety of learning needs or disabilities through academic and stressful challenges. Tamara’s belief in a holistic approach in teaching focuses on the whole child, which would contribute to their overall intellectual, social and emotional development. Outside of teaching, Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as reading, exercise, and painting and photography in stolen moments.

REBECCA S.

Rebecca is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in the East End of Toronto, with wanderlust to see the world. She moved to Sydney Australia, to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Sydney, in Social Science, with a minor in Biology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she moved to British Columbia and worked at the Ahousaht Youth Cultural Centre, in a remote indigenous community of the coast of Vancouver Island. It was during her stay in Ahousaht that Rebecca discovered her passion for teaching and working with children and youth. Having decided to pursue her teaching career, Rebecca returned to Australia to complete a Graduate Diploma in Education at Murdoch University, specializing in Humanities and Science at the Intermediate and Senior level. Rebecca remained in Western Australia as a fully employed teacher with the Department of Education, and taught in various schools around the South West for 8 years. Rebecca taught students from grades 3-12 in the subject areas of Humanities, Science, Math, Health and Career Education as well as led and mentored students one on one to improve literacy and life skills.

Through Rebecca’s teaching experiences, she has developed a passion for assisting students to achieve their personal and academic best. Rebecca’s personalized, student centered approach to teaching enables young people to increase their skills and confidence to become active, engaged, lifelong learners and achieve their full potential. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys kickboxing, swimming and spending time with her friends and family.