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.
Diane has an Advanced Early Childhood Education Certificate and has been working with children both in early learning environments as well as child care programs for over 30 years. Diane’s experience as a manager and child care provider have given her a tremendous amount of experience. Her creativity and supportive learning environments ignite an excitement and joy of learning.
Hello, my name is Warda, the friendly and passionate educator. As I have recently wrapped up my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies, writing a thesis around inclusive education and disability studies, I have now taken on tutoring for Prep Academy. Whilst tutoring, I am also a college instructor for an Early Childcare Assistant diploma program at the Canadian College of Business, Science & Technology. On my free time, I enjoy eating out with my friends and writing. I am currently finishing up an academic publication for the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights.
My career has largely involved working in childcare and teaching settings, as I began working at Bayview Glen School for their afterschool program and proceeded to work as a casual supply teacher for their preschool while completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have worked there for over 8 years now. I have also worked as a literacy interventionist with grade 1 students through TDSB’s We Will Read Program. This program is targeted for children needing extra guidance in reading and comprehension. I look forward to the tutoring journey with every child I work with because I believe in the learning success for every child and I advocate for learning to be prioritized according to children’s needs.