Najee R. H. served in the United States Air Force as an Electrical and Environmental Systems Aircraft Mechanic. He graduated from Excelsior University with a degree in Liberal Arts and is currently a Juris Doctorate candidate at Trinty Law School. He specializes in Standardized Testing (ACT, SAT, LSAT, ASVAB), and subjects such as English, History, Science, Social Studies, and College Essay Writing. He enjoys cooking with his wife, volunteering, hiking, fishing, and reading. With hard work and determination, he believes anyone can achieve what they set their mind to.
Hi my name is Tara and I am a high school teacher in the subject areas of English and Geography mainly. I have over seven years of teaching experience in both these subjects and in Special Education. I have also taught on a 1-1 basis for learners both in mainstream and with special educational needs. I have taught English as an additional language to many learners who have arrived to the country with little to no English. I also have experience in teaching children in elementary school both in mainstream and in special education too.
I studied a three year Joint Bachelor of Arts degree in the subjects of English & Geography and a two year Professional Masters of Education, both in University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
I have made the exciting move to North Vancouver from Ireland and I am very excited to develop my skills and teaching experience here. I really enjoy working with children and I feel a great sense of reward when they develop their understanding of areas that were once very difficult for them to learn about and comprehend. I also love to create a learning environment where the learner feels confident to ask questions and engage in a way that they feel excited to learn. I create this learning experience by having multi-sensory classes therefore each learner can thrive in a way that suits their learning style and needs.
I really look forward to working with your child and I will do my best in creating a fun, caring and learning environment.
Simran obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University where he double majored in Biology and Psychology Neuroscience Behaviour. He was awarded the Kathy Steele Teaching Assistant (TA) of the Year Award for his work as an Introductory Psychology TA. He was also an undergraduate tutor (Calculus, Neuroscience), a Provost Honour Roll Medal recipient, and is a published Educational Psychology Researcher.
With various experiences supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged populations (e.g., as a crisis hotline responder), he can elucidate and compassionately support the various learning and emotional needs of students. Teaching focuses include Biology 11-12, Chemistry 11-12, Physics 11-12, Science 9-12, Math 9-12, English 9-10. Simran enjoys exercising, board games, and music.
Kevin W. is a certified teacher and I have 15 years of teaching experience in the field of elementary through middle school education. I specialize in Reading and English, with a passion for helping kids of all ages succeed in school. With my years working in the classroom, I understand the student’s needs and strive to find the best approach to boosting their grades and confidence. I’m an interactive and supportive tutor, using visual aids and modern technology to ensure the student’s needs are met and that their learning experience is both fun and informative.
Kevin graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor and American University with a graduate degree. Kevin takes his time to carefully explain and break down content in a way that is palatable because he feels that many students are intimidated by the daunting quantity and quality of academia that is aligned with standardized testing; part of his job is alleviating that intimidation by breaking down the test and dissecting it piece by piece with the students. Kevin is very skilled at refining college essays and guiding students through the application process. He sees himself as a facilitator of precise writing and critical reading. Kevin immerses himself along with his students in the art of writing by modeling the edits and revisions. His students have shown growth in their test-taking abilities, and they enjoy his energetic enthusiasm; making questions/content relevant to students which helps tremendously in their retention of information. Kevin values independent practice work to maintain consistency and promote diligent work habits. Kevin caters to the cognitive needs of all students.
Dr. Shanaka R. has 19 plus years of research and supervision experience and over 10 years of teaching experience of students and other professionals with diverse backgrounds and ages. He has a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, a Master’s degree in human pathology, Ph.D. in human pathology and post-doctoral training in molecular virology and cell biology/microbiology. He believes in students and their future, and to encourage less enthusiastic students more enthusiastic and make them hard-working, to prepare them for nothing but to “ace” in examinations. He does not believe in cramming but learning by heart. He has a broad understanding of scientific principles and techniques that is required to prepare the students in facing their examinations and for them to be eligible for various career paths. His main objective would be to instill their “enthusiasm and passion” through his life-long passion, love, discoveries and commitment toward science and medicine. During the teaching process, he would also enlighten interest of his students with the cutting-edge discoveries of science mainly to elevate their interest and increase the retention power of their subject matter. He will incorporate these concepts in a fun, more interesting and in a concise manner and teach them the proper strategies of studying hard to understand concepts, visualize better, be more practical and aid in study-note preparation. He will also teach new studying methods. He can educate students in the following subject areas and/or any related: biology, zoology, plant science, earth science, cell biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biological chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, virology, infectious diseases, immunology, laboratory science methods, thesis writing, scientific seminar preparation, basics of pharmacology and drug science, pathology and human disease, physiology. Also, specialized sub-areas such as, basic forensics, computer software (MS office, Photoshop, basic bioinformatics relating to science) recombinant DNA/RNA/protein technology, biotechnology, plant/animal/microbial taxonomy. He can also teach arts, painting and craft work. In his spare time, he enjoys painting, other art and crafts, cooking, US and world travel, going on cruises, music, concerts, pets, gardening, hiking, nature, family time and engage in outreach activities.
Jack is an aspiring high school biology, social science, and math teacher, currently pursuing a Master of Teaching degree at the University of Toronto. With a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology from the University of Guelph, and a year of experience as a full-time emergency supply teacher, Jack brings both knowledge and practical teaching experience to the table as a tutor.
While working as a supply teacher and tutor, Jack’s frequent engagement with elementary and high school math and science subjects ignited his passion for helping students navigate these often-challenging areas of study. This experience allowed Jack to develop effective teaching strategies that cater to diverse learning styles, ensuring that students not only grasp complex concepts but also find enjoyment in the process.
Jack is dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students, which is tailored to their individual needs. His goal is not only to help his students excel academically, but to contribute to their educational journey and help them reach their full potential, all while fostering a genuine love for learning.
In addition to his experience working as a teaching assistant for university-level biology courses, Jack’s dedication to education extends far beyond the classroom, as Jack has actively assumed educational leadership positions. Jack has thrived as the director and lead teacher at multiple Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) summer camps. Additionally, Jack has volunteered as a high school football coach, imparting valuable life skills to students beyond academics.
Cynthia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Mississauga. Her family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 7 and she spent two years in Spanish Immersion at an American private school, setting the stage for further language learning. She completed an Undergraduate Degree in French at the University of Toronto (Erindale) and then lived and worked both in Beauport, Quebec and Penne d’Agenais, France, where she perfected her French language skills. Coming from a family of teachers, Cynthia signed on with the Peel District School Board as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in 1988. She loved this role but wished to be involved in program planning and in 1994 graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Education. Cynthia worked for the Peel District School Board for 30 years before retiring and also for 3 years as a supply teacher afterwards. During that time she mainly taught junior French Immersion; Core French; ELL; Physical and Health Education; Drama/Dance (French). Helping students learn is woven into the fabric of her being.
In addition Cynthia is a Special Events volunteer for the Oakville and Milton Humane Society and is actively involved in their activities.
Natasha Pinto is an OCT-certified educator with 12 years of experience, specializing in primary and junior-level teaching. Her journey began after completing her Bachelors of Education at Niagara University, leading her to gain international teaching experience in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). Over five years, Natasha worked with diverse students and collaborated with educators from around the world, gaining invaluable insights into different teaching approaches.
Luke is a certified teacher who has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. He specializes in both elementary and secondary English and through his years of teaching is able to support students in a variety of subjects. Luke has taught Business, Civics, History, Geography, and General Social Studies. He is also proficient in supporting English language learners and students with special education needs. Luke is a patient and encouraging educator with superb curriculum knowledge.
Aleah has a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and is currently a Biomedical Engineering Masters student at the University of Toronto. She has 4+ years of experience in tutoring students from grades 1-12 in a variety of subjects, specializing in math and physics-based courses. She is also trained in the Direct Instruction program.