Maya is currently pursuing her Master of Teaching at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. She has received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in French Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Toronto Mississauga, with minors in Education Studies and Psychology. Her significant instructional background includes various teaching placements in grade 2, 3, and 7 French immersion classes, along with many years as a summer camp instructor for children aged 4 to 11. She possesses practical expertise in teaching all subjects within the Primary-Junior age division (grades 1-6) and is especially proficient in French language instruction. Drawing from these valuable experiences, Maya excels at creating engaging lesson plans and educational activities tailored to accommodate students’ unique learning abilities. She is committed to utilizing her academic foundation in the field of education and extensive teaching experience to facilitate effective and meaningful learning opportunities for students.
Cynthia is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience and currently works with the Toronto District School Board. Born and raised in Montreal, Cynthia’s love of teaching began when she was a case worker in high security youth detention centers. She tended to the young offenders in their academic school day and discovered her passion for helping all children reach their potential and challenge them to be curious and take chances when learning. She then earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Concordia in 2001 and moved to Toronto to begin her teaching career.
Knowing four languages, she specialized in teaching English as a second language and had several teaching positions in various grade levels as well as a central position in her school board. She presently teaches core French and English as a Second language. She has a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by non-native speakers and is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all her students.
In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys long distance running, viewing documentaries, as well as spending time with her friends, family, and her Frenchie Dolce.
Kristen is an Ontario Certified Teacher, graduating with a Master of Teaching from OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto. Before embarking on her teaching journey, she completed her undergraduate degree in business at Western University. She then began immersing herself in various professional learning experiences with children and young adolescents through volunteering as a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel mentor, teaching placements, and supplying all elementary grade levels. Assisting students with varying learning styles and abilities, Kristen believes every student deserves an individualized and specialized approach to their learning that tailors to their diverse needs, and what better way to do that than with one-on-one tutoring!
Having worked professionally as an actress in film and television, Kristen brings her love for creativity to the learning process by ensuring that her students make meaningful and personal connections to the curriculum through their interests and experiences by implementing innovative, differentiated teaching strategies to enhance their engagement. Kristen’s positive, caring, and enthusiastic approach to tutoring allows her to create a safe and encouraging space where students feel comfortable asking questions, making mistakes, and taking risks to build their confidence. Her ability to build a solid rapport with students and their families allows them to be more active and engaged in the learning process.
Arvin Z. is an OCT-certified teacher with a passion for fostering a love of learning in students. With a Master of Arts in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, a Bachelor of Education specializing in Elementary Education in Artist in Community Education, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a specialization in Computing and Film, Arvin brings a rich and diverse educational background to the classroom.
Arvin has extensive experience in tutoring students from grades 2 to 9, excelling in subjects such as Math, Literacy, and Computing. As a seasoned educator, she skillfully integrates her expertise in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, Art, and Computing into her teaching, providing students with a holistic and creative approach to learning.
Additionally, Arvin holds a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate, reflecting her commitment to effective communication and language development. Her dedication to education extends beyond the classroom, as she has lectured in Computing and Film Theory courses at the university level. Arvin is driven by the belief that every student has the potential for success, and she strives to create an inclusive and stimulating learning environment to help them achieve their goals.
Nisarg B. is a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, pursuing his Master’s in Applied Computing right after obtaining his Bachelor’s in Information and Communication technology and minors in Computational Science. Having worked as a teaching assistant during his third and fourth year of bachelors, he discovered his skill and passion in teaching and spreading his perspective of all the knowledge he had.
In a world where most people find boredom in technicalities, mathematics and sciences, he instead finds joy in discovering how these core truths hide everywhere around in nature and just require a different perspective to be spotted.
Nisarg looks forward to working with students and helping them understand and build concepts not just for their curriculum, but for a lifetime filled with practical challenges!
Nicole carries two degrees from the University of Lethbridge. A bachelors degree of fine arts as well as a bachelors degree in education. She has been teaching in the Calgary Catholic district for a number of years and has extensive experience with one on one tutoring. Nicole draws on her experiences in theatre to deliver engaging learning opportunities for all of her students.
Melika H. is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) with a strong educational background and a passion for teaching. She earned her Bachelor of Education from Ontario Tech University in December 2023, and prior to that, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at York University in 2020. Melika’s love for working with children and her dedication to the field of education led her to become an OCT certified teacher.
With a genuine enthusiasm for teaching, Melika strives to create engaging and inclusive learning environments that inspire her students to reach their full potential. She believes in building strong relationships with her students to better understand their individual needs and support their growth. In addition to her formal teaching role, Melika also enjoys working one-on-one with children, helping them improve their reading, writing, vocabulary, and math skills.
Melika’s commitment to education extends beyond the classroom. She is dedicated to enhancing the learning experience through interactive and hands-on activities. Her innovative teaching methods and mentorship activities reflect her love for the field and her dedication to fostering a love for learning in her students.
In her spare time, Melika Heydarinasab enjoys various hobbies, including hiking, reading, and spending time with her 10 year old nephew. Her enthusiasm for teaching, combined with her commitment to personal growth and community involvement, makes her a dedicated and inspiring educator.
Joely is an Ontario Certified Teacher and recent graduate of Ontario Tech University’s Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior) program. She has experienced three elementary practicum placements in the York Region District School Board – specifically in Thornhill, where she was born and raised. Here, she developed best practices for writing lesson plans that engage all students and strive to meet every individual learner’s needs through Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction. This has motivated her to register for the Special Education Part 1 additional qualification in Winter 2024. Before becoming a teacher candidate, Joely graduated from Ontario Tech with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communication and Digital Media Studies. During both of her degrees, she worked part-time as a writing peer tutor, supporting students in various undergraduate programs with their research, planning, and essay-writing skills. However, this is not where Joely’s passion for helping others began. It was her own Kindergarten experience that influenced her career aspiration, even skipping ski trips in Grades 4 and 5 to volunteer in her former teacher’s Kindergarten class. She has since been able to expand her skills in leadership, organization, and patience as a cabin counsellor, and now unit head, at Camp Robin Hood, a place in which she has spent every summer since she was five years old. Joely loves music, having spent her elementary school years in piano lessons and her high school years in a vocal music arts program. She also enjoys baking, going on walks with her loved ones, and cuddling with her two cats, Will and Grace.
Joanne graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She completed her teaching internship in the Peel District School Board, where she taught in Grade 2 and Grade 6. In 2008 she graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Education in the Primary/Junior grade levels. Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Joanne also has many years of working with special needs students, specifically Autism. Additionally, Joanne has an AQ Specialist (additional qualification) in Writing and an AQ in Special Education (parts one and two). She truly believes that engaging students and using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys reading and hiking, as well as spending time with her friends and family.
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.