Chithra is an exceptional educator who completed her Masters in Teaching from OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto in 2021. Her academic journey began with a psychology degree specializing in child development from York University during her undergraduate years. With an extensive and diverse teaching background, Chithra stands out as a remarkable teacher who leaves a lasting impact. Having mentored and tutored more than 50 students, Chithra’s dedication to education is evident. She has enriched young minds as an English language instructor in Thailand and as a primary school teacher within the Kativik School board situated in Nunavik, Quebec. Notably, during the summers, Chithra assumes the role of Director of Academics for Eli Camps, an international language camp hosted at Victoria Campus, University of Toronto. Her commitment to personal growth is evident, as she consistently pursues courses in pedagogy and curriculum development, ensuring her teaching methods remain current and effective. Notably, her expertise extends to innovative techniques in literacy and mathematics instruction. Chithra’s classroom is a hub of creativity and engagement, fostering an atmosphere where students genuinely relish the learning process. Recognized for her innate empathy and compassionate demeanor, both parents and students admire her natural ability to connect on a personal level. Chithra possesses a unique talent for tailoring lessons to cater to the diverse array of learners under her guidance. Above all, Chithra’s unwavering dedication is rooted in her commitment to providing every child with the exceptional education they deserve, tailored to their unique potential.

Roxanne H.

Roxanne is a licensed teacher with a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in K-12 Reading and Writing.

Working with Roxanne, your child will crack the reading code, understand complex texts, and become an expert in writing structures. Best of all, they will love what they’re learning, and love THEMSELVES for it.

Roxanne’s reading curriculum integrates evidence-based components of dyslexia instruction with a practice that follows the standard Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence.

Tutoring includes skill-specific coaching, progress monitoring, homework support, and communication with the student’s classroom teacher.

Also, Roxanne has been honoring all forms of neurodiversity for fifteen years.



Amelia Rutledge is an Ontario Certified Teacher who completed her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto (OISE) in primary/junior education and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Waterloo. Amelia has a strong passion for working with kids to explore their curiosities about the world and provide engaging, and hands-on learning opportunities. She has worked with Let’s Talk Science as a workshop facilitator, created and implemented camp programming, supported the Natural Curiosity outdoor inquiry program, and excelled in Ontario classrooms as a teacher for the past 2 years. Amelia is a qualified primary/junior educator with a specialization in Reading Part I. She deeply values evidence-based approaches to learning, that are specific to each student’s learning needs and goals. Her strengths lie in supporting students with curriculum content, helping students identify their strengths and goals, supporting organization and planning skills, and collaborating with parents and the student to create an impactful and unique learning plan. She also has a strong academic background in math and sciences and can help support senior students in these subject areas.


Having been an Ontario Certified Educator since 1996, Kathleen has much experience in engaging young learners and inspiring a love of learning in her students. Whether it be in the mainstream classroom, a small group setting or in an individualized teaching role, Kathleen can utilize her years of experience and education to understand her students’ needs in order to develop and implement a plan for success with lots of fun and enrichment infused.


Elyse is a dedicated educator with teaching certificates from Ontario and British Columbia. She completed her Teachers College degree at Western University and her Undergraduate Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University. With four years of teaching experience and over a decade in kid-centered establishments, Elyse creates engaging learning environments tailored to each student’s needs. In September 2021, she moved to Vancouver for new opportunities. Elyse’s dedication to educational excellence inspires her students, unlocking their potential. Her expertise and passion continue to make a positive impact in education.

Fatima R.

Fatima is an accomplished Special Education Assistant at the Peel District School Board, dedicating seven years to her role. She provides support to students with diverse learning needs, implements effective classroom strategies, and organizes extracurricular activities. With over a decade of industry experience, she has established herself as a highly proficient professional, holding a bachelor’s degree in Education and diplomas in Early Childhood Education and Child and Youth Worker.

Outside of teaching, Fatima indulges in her passion for nature, finding solace in outdoor exploration and various outdoor pursuits. This love for nature serves as personal rejuvenation and provides fresh perspectives that she incorporates into her teaching practice.

Fatima’s commitment to her role as a Special Education Assistant is unwavering. Over the years, she has made a significant impact by supporting neurodiverse students, implementing tailored strategies, and creating an inclusive classroom environment. Additionally, she takes the initiative to organize extracurricular activities, promoting social and emotional growth among her students.

With over ten years of industry experience, Fatima brings a wealth of expertise to her position, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of students’ diverse requirements through her educational background.

Fatima’s passion for nature shines through in her personal time. She cherishes her outdoor experiences and actively engages in outdoor activities. This personal connection with nature inspires her teaching approach, infusing her lessons with dynamic experiences that foster her students’ curiosity and appreciation for the natural world.


Meredith is a Montessori trained Early Childhood Educator and ABA therapist.  She has taught for over twenty years and is deeply passionate about education.  Meredith is well versed in different teaching philosophies  (Montessori, Play based, Reggio Emilia ).  She applies this knowledge to create an individualized approach to learning for each of her students. Her happy go lucky nature makes her a favourite amongst the students and staff. Meredith is a firm believer in “dance like no one’s watching , sing like no one’s listening”.  She is often seen in the school halls dancing and can be heard singing songs to her class.  Teaching should be about everyday discoveries, fun and inspirational and Meredith exudes that gift in spades.


Farah is a passionate teacher with more than 15 years of experience in teaching at schools and tutoring. She has a Master’s degree in Education and linguistics, and speaks more than 3 languages fluently. She has studied and taught art as well in all its mediums. She also studied singing, playing the acoustic guitar, and music reading at the conservatory. She has worked with kids from preschool to grade 12, as well as with adults. Her classes combine the academics and the fun activities, and she likes to incorporate visual arts to make her lessons more interesting and easier to comprehend. She strongly believes that being a teacher is the most rewarding job because, not only she helps shaping the students’ future, but she also learns a lot from them.


Stephanie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Arts in Child Study & Education in the primary/junior grade levels. During her time at OISE, she completed three practicum placements, which were in SK at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute Child Study, grade 3/4 in the TDSB, and her teaching internship / extended practicum was grade 1 in the TDSB. Prior to entering her master’s at University of Toronto, Stephanie was an educational assistant that supported students in KG- grade 8 with academics, social skills, vocational skills, and social emotional learning. Through the combination of her employment opportunities and the unique position of the master’s degree, Stephanie has developed an in-depth understanding on teaching children Ontario curriculum using a child-centred approach that is best suited to each child’s needs. Stephanie truly believes that all children learn best when they feel safe, welcome, and secure, and it is her teaching mission to ensure all students she interacts with feel welcomed and include by developing strong relationships and creating a fun environment. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys camping, kayaking, yoga, and other exercise activities that promote a healthy lifestyle for her well-being.

Melissa E.

Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am an extremely enthusiastic and energetic educator with 5+ years of teaching experience. I am currently a teacher candidate at York University’s Bachelor of Education program, specializing in the primary/junior division. Having worked with various age groups in both public and private school settings across the GTA, I have developed strong skills in creating developmentally appropriate and interactive learning lessons, observed and reported on students’ development and conduct, as well as established solid rapport with students and families. My goal with Prep Academy Tutors is to create a learning environment that is positive and inclusive to each students’ strengths, while still working to improve each individual’s skill level.