PAUL B.

 Paul holds a Bachelor of History from the University of Calgary as is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education from St. Mary’s University. He has worked with students from K-12 and specializes in effective student engagement strategies. Paul is currently an elementary school volunteer, a piano teacher, and a passionate history enthusiast.Paul tailors his teaching style around the belief that learning gaps develop as a result of elements that are external to a student instead of their capabilities. As a result, his approach to teaching focuses on identifying and removing hurdles so that students can learn to enjoy achieving their goals independently.

Paul is an energetic individual who is excited about the field of education. He enjoys the process of one-to-one relationship building with students and takes pride in their success.

ALYSSA W.

Alyssa is an Ontario Certified Primary/Junior and Intermediate Teacher. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University as well as her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University with a minor in English. Alyssa is a supply teacher with the school boards and has additional qualifications in Math Pt. 1 – she has worked with students with a range of learning styles and abilities.

Alyssa grew up with a deep love of teaching and she is very passionate about what she does. She highly encourages her students to participate in hands-on activities when learning new concepts. Alyssa finds that developing a positive relationship first is important and then learning will follow. Alyssa always tries to incorporate her student’s interests into lessons to create more meaningful and fun lessons. Her goal is to teach so that learning feels fun and that her students feel comfortable to make mistakes with her so that they can grow together as learners. In her spare time, Alyssa loves to stay active by playing sports or going to the gym.

BRITTANY G.

 Brittany is an elementary school teacher who is currently teaching Grade 1/2 and has experience teaching kindergarten to Grade 6. She has been teaching for 11 years and tutoring students 1:1 for over 14 years. Brittany has completed her Masters of Education with a focus on differentiated instruction in the classroom along with additional qualification courses in reading, math and special education. Brittany enjoys spending her free time with the family at cottage.

Laura L.

Laura is a very passionate teacher with years of experience working with children. Laura graduated from the University of Guelph in 2017 with a Bachelor of Applied Science. She majored in Child, Youth and Family studies with a focus on early childhood education. Laura then went to Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Education. Laura is Primary/Junior certified and has been with the Waterloo Region District School Board for the past three years working in long-term occasional positions. Laura is a lifelong learner and has acquired 5 additional teaching qualifications in the following areas: Primary/Junior Math Part I, Special Education Part I, Kindergarten Part I, Reading Part I and Student Assessment and Evaluation. Laura has a passion for helping children build their confidence in both themselves and their learning capabilities. She is creative in finding different ways to help children understand concepts and grow in their learning. Laura’s students often tell her that she “makes learning fun”. When Laura is not teaching she enjoys a variety of activities, such as reading mystery novels, crafting unique items, gardening, and spending time with her dog Penny.

Samantha F.

Samantha began her love of teaching at 17 years old when she became a volunteer assistant in a primary classroom. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto where she studied philosophy, history, and sociology. After completing her undergraduate, she took a big leap and moved to South Korea where she became a full-time kindergarten teacher. Although she did not make it as a K-pop star in South Korea, she did come to realize that teaching is one of her biggest passions. After her year abroad she came back to Canada and decided to become an ELL teacher at a school downtown, teaching adult students coming to Canada to learn English. During this time, she also became a private tutor working with students ages 7-11 who attended schools in the TDSB. She worked with students who had different exceptionalities and it was through this job that she realized that teaching is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. After two years, she decided to take another big leap and complete her Master of Teaching at OISE, University of Toronto. Samantha is delighted to officially be an Ontario Certified Teacher. In her lessons, Samantha takes the time to get to know every individual student in order to create individualized plans that tap into the interests, passions, and needs of the learner. She loves to incorporate educational games, technology, art, and movement into her lessons in order to make the lessons more enjoyable, less rigid, and tap into multiple ways of learning. On her days off you can find Samantha watercolour painting, getting lost around the city, trying not to overwater her plants, and starting a new book before finishing the last one.

Joseph-mina L.

Joseph graduated with honours achieving a double major in the department Languages and Literature & Religion and Culture. Joseph has also completed additional qualification courses in mathematics, SSAT prep, and special education. Joseph has dedicated himself to the world of education and recognizes that education should be authentic, contemporary and student centred.

LUCY Z.

Lucy has a bachelor of science degree from McGill University with a major in pharmacology and a minor in psychology. She has a 3.78 GPA in the last two years of her degree. Currently, Lucy is pursuing a bachelor of secondary education degree at the University of Alberta, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. She is one semester away from completing her education degree.

Through her volunteer work and student-teaching, Lucy has directly taught Chemistry 20, Biology 20, and Science 10. Throughout last year, she worked online helping high-school students proofread and improve their writing through Zoom meetings. She also worked in elementary settings to assist with math, reading, and writing tasks. She values clear communication with students and families, and catering her teaching style/pacing for each student.

VIVIAN O.

Vivian graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s in Education and holds an Alberta Teaching Certificate.

Vivian’s passion for education has driven her to take on many roles. As a pre-service teacher, she provided support to children in various learning environments such as in schools, at a community center and online via Zoom. During this time, she primarily worked with children who spoke English as a second language. Once she became a certified teacher, she had the opportunity to run her own classroom, teaching pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children full-time.

Vivian is currently working in early intervention as an Education Coordinator, providing support to pre-school aged children with special education coding. When she is not working with the little ones, she is a substitute teacher with the public-school division where she enjoys teaching all subjects to all elementary levels.

MADELINE H.

Madeline has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education specializing in early childhood education. She is a recent graduate from the University of Lethbridge and is in the process of obtaining an Alberta teaching certificate for Grades K-12.
Madeline has teaching experience with a variety of grades from kindergarten to grade 9. She has spent the last four months as a grade 2 elementary generalist for a Fine Arts focused elementary school here in Calgary. Madeline has further enhanced her skills by teaching a grade 3 literacy intervention group.
Madeline is a current substitute teacher for the Calgary Board of Education. She is looking forward to working one-on-one with students and being a part of their learning success.
Madeline is a firm believer in a student focused approach that considers and adapts to varying student’s needs. She is skilled at determining the best way to engage and motivate her students while also assisting them in developing their confidence as learners

CARLI I.

Carli has a Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from the University of Calgary, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Psychology from Mount Royal University.
Carli has experience tutoring all elementary school subjects and is passionate about helping students reach their full potential. She finds working one on one to be very rewarding and best of all, she strives to make it fun and engaging.