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.
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.
Arianna is currently completing her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science combined degrees at the University of Calgary. Her B.Sc. includes a concentration in physics and chemistry and her B.Ed. specialization is secondary physics. Arianna is a member of the U of C rowing team and she also enjoys basketball, swimming and ballet. Fun fact about Arianna – she grew up on a bison farm!
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.
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.
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.