Wiki is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT # 721107) with experience teaching science, chemistry, business studies, mathematics, and English in Grades 7-12. As an Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry at IMC Education Inc. in Colombo, Sri Lanka, he earned the award for the best lecturer of the year. Wiki completed his Master of Teaching at the University of Toronto, following three previous degrees: a BA (Hons) and a Master of Science in Strategic Marketing from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Chemistry) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Wiki is fluent in English and Sinhala and has proficiency in Tamil.
Kaisy is an Ontario Certified teacher with a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University specializing in Math, Science and Chemistry as her teachable subjects.
Kaisy is a supply teacher with the school boards and has extensive tutoring experience. Science and Mathematics are a passion that Kaisy enjoys sharing with her students and she loves to help others find a specific interest that inspires learning and provides a different view of the world. Kaisy believes that the specific methodology changes, but the enthusiasm for discovering new things in a way that works for each person is the same. She is continually motivated by the confidence each student gains after accomplishing a difficult task and is committed to helping students develop a love of learning based on their individual interests and specific abilities. Kaisy is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing and camping and she recently found her new all-time favourite – Bubble Tea!
Barry holds a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry specializing in Material Science. During this time Barry participated in the development of lithium ion batteries at the laboratories at General Motors. He continued his research of lithium batteries at the University of Oklahoma as well as teaching chemistry. Barry went on to hold the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Utah State University.
Barry taught at the University of Alberta, and has four years of experience teaching High School Chemistry. Barry has years of experience tutoring students. Subjects include High School Chemistry and Math for grades seven to nine.
Lee Hyatt has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Furman University and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Lee has 7 years of teaching experience teaching in both boarding school and day school environments. He has taught AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, College Preparatory Physics, Honors Physics, and College Preparatory Chemistry plus other project based engineering courses. Lee has been tutoring in Physics since his Sophomore year in college and loves to work with students one-on-one. He tries to use as many simulations and metaphors as possible to simplify the conceptual understanding to assist with the understanding of equations. Lee lives in Danbury, CT enjoys Formula 1, running, cycling, and hiking.
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.
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.
Wendy graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Education and Natural Sciences. Wendy has had several years of work experience during and after her undergraduate degree with students in all age groups, mainly in the senior level. Wendy currently works with the Calgary Board of Education teaching higher levels of science.
Wendy can provide academic coaching to all students to discover their method of learning as this contributes to Wendy’s teaching philosophy, student centered learning. This is where the students’ learning differences are accounted for while support is provided.
As much as Wendy is passionate of providing support to students, the teacher must also be willing to learn as learning is a dynamic process for both teacher and student.
Outside of academics, Wendy is an avid hiker and enjoys the outdoors whenever possible. If she is not outside, she brings the outside inside by providing a home to many varieties of plants. Wendy describes plants and students in a very similar way where “plants and students will only thrive when provided the best environment and necessary accommodations”.
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.
Ari completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Western University. She was the recipient of the Faculty Subject Award at Western University for achieving the highest grade in Religious Studies at Western University. Also, Ari completed an Honours Bachelors Degree in Arts from Thompson Rivers University graduating with High Distinction. Previously, she volunteered as a tutor for high school students in Science (Grade 9), Chemistry and Biology (Grade 10-12) at Mississauga Secondary School. During her undergrad, she tutored multiple students in University-level Writing and Psychology courses. Also, she assisted tutors at Mathnasium. In her spare time, Ari enjoys reading, cooking and hiking. Ari plans to start Teachers College this fall.