YASH J.

Yash is currently a student at the University of Toronto. He is studying statistics and computer science and is completing his bachelor of science degree. Yash graduated secondary school as an honor roll student and shortly after started his teaching career. Yash has worked as a summer camp teacher in Peel District School Board where he taught the basics of programming to middle school students. Shortly after starting University, he started tutoring math and computer science to high school students. Yash believes in engaging students during tutoring lessons and focuses on problem solving so that students are able to develop a thorough understanding of the material. Additionally, Yash also likes to work out, play recreational sports and watch shows on Netflix. In his future career, he aspires to be a machine learning engineer (similar to the people that made ChatGPT).

Dr. John J.

John Jaros is a highly experienced mathematics teacher with an AS in Respiratory Therapy, a BA in Mathematics, an MS in Physics, and a PhD in Computer Science. His extensive teaching background includes helping students in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. If you are having difficulty with arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or calculus, he is confident that he can answer your questions, eliminate your confusion, and set you on the road to mathematics excellency. Dr. J. loves math because it is one of the few areas of knowledge that has both practical applications as well as theoretical investigations. In addition to enjoying teaching, Dr. J. is an avid computer programmer, a big admirer of his and his wife’s cat Copernicus, and an “exercise junky” on his home treadmill.

Marta G.

Marta has been teaching in TDSB schools for over 15 years. Her teaching subjects are Mathematics and Computer Science / Computer Engineering in the Intermediate/Senior division, and in addition she holds an AQ in Special Education and ESL. She did teach Accounting and holds Level 3 CGA, as well. She believes that patience, resourcefulness, imagination, and kindness empower and help students trying their best to not only achieve academic success but also develop critical thinking skills and a love for learning.

Elena S.

Elena is a dedicated and experienced tutor, committed to fostering a love for learning in her students. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for education, Elena holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Having lived in China, she is fluent in three languages, bringing a multicultural perspective to her teaching approach. She also spearheaded a learning management system in China that is currently used worldwide, showcasing her innovative contributions to the field of education.

Her expertise lies in tailoring lessons to meet the unique needs of each student, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. As an accomplished educator, Elena has a proven track record of helping students achieve academic success and gain confidence in their abilities.

Adding a touch of humor to her teaching style, Elena creates an engaging and enjoyable environment for her students. She continues exploring new languages and cultures in her spare time, reflecting her lifelong commitment to continuous learning.

 

David S.

David is a student at the University of Illinois Chicago majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He went to Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, and during his time there, he dedicated a great deal of time to the orchestra and math team. His other hobbies include volunteering and lifting weights at the gym, to name a couple. If you find out about any particular passions of David’s, be weary of mentioning them, as his mouth will not close for some time after. He is also bilingual in English and Russian, with native-speaker proficiency in both. David has taken advanced classes in math and physics including Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Calculus 1-3, and Discrete Mathematics, among others, and has an understanding of all prerequisite topics for each. On the teaching side of things, he believes that intuition and deep understanding are the most effective ways of learning a given topic, not just memorizing the methods needed to solve homework problems. David is very patient and will ensure that a student fully understands the “why?” before moving on to the “what’s next?” without getting bogged down. He does not hand out answers like candy and will challenge a student to guide them to a solution on their own. Being a student himself, David is understanding and still sculpts his teaching methods to each individual.

Sylvia D.

Sylvia D. is a dedicated individual with a passion for tutoring students of all ages and abilities, aiming to help them reach their maximum psychosocial and academic potential. While serving as a full-time certified teacher in Chicago, Illinois, Sylvia taught all levels of mathematics. Leveraging her clinical background in Psychology, she implemented strategies to enhance self-esteem and foster confidence among her students.

As a trained behavioral specialist, Sylvia has valuable experience working with students with special needs. Beyond her commitment to education, she is also an avid animal lover, using her knowledge to care for them. Sylvia looks forward to the opportunity to serve and make a positive impact on the academic and emotional growth of those she works with.

Zainab H.

Hi, My name is Zainab and I’m passionate about helping students cultivate a love for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)  subjects! I recently completed my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto and have worked as a teaching assistant for 7 University level STEM courses. I have also been involved in curriculum development at OCAD University and have published an academic paper on teaching computer science literacy and am working as a Course Instructor at OCAD University. My favorite part of teaching is seeing how much a student’s understanding of a subject can change from the start to the end of the semester. I also currently work as a User Experience Designer where I work to make technology more accessible for Blind and Partially Sighted Individuals. In my free time I like to read, paint and play volleyball!

VISHESH G.

Vishesh is a second-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo with experience tutoring math, physics, and computer science. He believes that learning can be fascinating with a supportive environment and guidance that complements your learning style.

Dominic E.

Dominic E. received his BA degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) in Jazz Studies. He is an accomplished musician who has won multiple awards for his playing and musicianship and has performed many different genres of music in several states. Dominic is a multitalented and skilled person whose love for music is only matched by his passion for math. Dominic’s love for math began when he was very young. He has been in advanced math classes, won multiple awards for his math abilities and academic performance, and uses his free time to discover new ways to understand and approach math. He believes that math is vital to many things which we do and he loves seeing students understand and come to appreciate it, as well as see its application to everyday life. In addition, Dominic recognizes that people learn differently and he has developed many ways to help students understand math, science, and music. Dominic firmly believes that math and music are intertwined and he, therefore, combines them in his teaching and tutoring when it is appropriate. Dominic is a unique individual who does not always learn in the traditional way that some schools teach. He has a strong desire to understand things on a deeper level so that they make sense to him and he seeks to help his students understand information and not just give back what was provided. He prides himself in meeting students where they are and helping them find ways to understand that work for them. One of the things that makes Dominic enjoy his work so much is when he is able to help students understand and go from struggling to success. Dominic has tutored many students in levels of math from elementary through advanced college, worked as a substitute teacher, taught small groups of students, worked as a high school teacher in math, technology and science, and tutored students in music from beginning to very advanced levels in theory, composition, performance skills, transcription, and song writing in most genres of music. Dominic combines his keen sense of humor and deep knowledge base to challenge students to understand material while building their confidence to try things which they previously thought were difficult or impossible – often times by tapping into their creativity.

 

Denonte M.

Denonte McKinney graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University. Initially, he taught English Language Arts for Achievement First Public Schools as a Teacher in Residence. As a result, he was promoted to lead STEM-based learning for various charter school giants in Connecticut, New York City, and Washington, DC, including DC Prep, Democracy Prep Public Schools, and Digital Pioneers Academy. Denonte was thrilled about this opportunity since he loves traveling, learning new material and cultures, and most importantly, teaching children! Denonte is deeply passionate about guiding young children and helping them reach their full potential through these experiences in literature, mathematics, and computer programming. In addition to his years of teaching experience, Denonte also tutors students, fostering one-on-one interaction through engaging, personalized lessons. Denonte also holds an AQ (additional qualification) in marketing and has experience teaching adults and college students. For Denonte, engaging all students regardless of age or skill is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they need to succeed. Among Denonte’s hobbies are mountain hiking, traveling, and social media marketing.