Kate E.

Katherine is passionate about education and is committed to the success of her students. Katherine is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration on Autism Spectrum Disorder and a Masters of Science in Elementary Education. Katherine has taken on multiple roles in education over the past decade at a private Montessori school in Toronto and both the York and Durham Region school boards. Katherine has been focused on inclusion and working with children who have special needs in her community since 2008. Katherine is focused on creating learning opportunities that are based on the individual and developmental needs of her students. In her spare time, Katherine loves to connect with her children while hiking in some of their local trails.

 

 

MADELINE H.

Madeline has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education specializing in early childhood education (K-3).
Madeline has teaching experience with a variety of grades from kindergarten to grade 9. She has spent the last 2 years as a grade 1/2 elementary generalist.
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.

Neha N.

Neha is currently a teacher candidate with the Master’s of Teaching program at the University of Toronto. She recently moved to Canada, having completed her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Chapman University in California. After graduating, Neha started working as a tutor at an adolescent rehabilitation centre, where she discovered her love for teaching. She delighted in sharing her love of science with young people, organizing lab activities and educational games with the students while helping them keep up with their regular schoolwork. Working at the rehab, Neha learned the importance of rapport: she approaches each individual with compassion, humour, and the impel to not just teach, but also learn about the unique people under her care.

Neha has previously tutored in math, English, and science, teaching students from grades 2 to 12. Currently she is in the intermediate/senior cohort of her program, specializing in general science and biology. Neha also has experience tutoring in Dubai, where she attended high school and completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. While she enjoyed the warm weather of Southern California and the Gulf, Neha fell in love with the Canadian winter. In her free time she takes pleasure in admiring and appreciating nature, where she undeniably finds much of her inspiration for teaching about the natural world.

 

Yin L.

Yin is a dedicated and experienced educator with over 13 years of classroom teaching experience. With a strong foundation in the Science of Reading, Yin has consistently demonstrated a commitment to fostering literacy and academic growth in students.

Yin holds a Master of Education in Leadership and Policy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), further enhancing her expertise in educational strategies. Additionally, Yin has pursued a range of additional teaching qualifications, including Special Education, Part 1, Writing, Part 1, Librarianship, Part 2, English as a Second Language, Part 1, Reading, Specialist, and Mathematics Specialist. These qualifications emphasizes her versatility and dedication to meeting the diverse needs of students.

Mojgan S.

Mojgan is a certified teacher who has been working in Education for the past 19 years with Toronto District School Board where she taught different grades from Kindergarten to grade 7, including ISP ( Primary and Junior). Mojgan loves to include different rich texts which are culturally relevant to practice to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Mojgan is fluent in Farsi.
She is a life long learner who loves to promote success for individuals through different strategies and hands on activities. Her additional qualifications includes; intermediate Math. Specialist in special education and Integration of Technology, and library, which will help her in creating different style of teaching and assessment .
Besides teaching, Mojgan likes to read, walk and do workouts.

KATE M.

This is Kate M. and her pronouns are she/her. Kate is a neurodivergent queer educator, Registered Early Childhood Educator, and an Ontario Certified Teacher. As an educator, who has been involved in a variety of Early Childhood Education and Care and school settings for seven years in Waterloo and Toronto, Kate has experienced continuous professional learning opportunities through engaging with children, educators, teachers, supervisors, principles, families, and the community. Kate continues to be flexible in adapting her teaching philosophy to the changing world that we all live in. Her teachable academic subjects are in Primary-Junior that includes introduction to special education and mental health. Her main passion is music and this has been a part of her life since she was very young. Kate has been singing in music festivals since she was 8 years old. This led to choral singing and voice lessons with the Royal Conservatory of Music, completing level 8, and then having the experience to teach music lessons privately as well as through Wilfred Laurier University. Kate has also learned how to play guitar, flute, piano, ukulele, and the mandolin as well as studying music theory. Her interests and hobbies are in music, the arts, outdoor education, as well as exploring the city, traveling, and visiting friends and family.

Julie T.

Julie is a graduate student currently attending York University to pursue her Bachelor of Education. Prior to this, she attended Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) for the Early Childhood Studies program. Throughout her academic career, Julie has consistently demonstrated a passion for teaching and nurturing young minds. She carries extensive knowledge on ways to foster children’s social, emotional, and cognitive abilities, and has developed numerous lesson plans and activities during her undergraduate years.

Beyond her academic achievements, Julie has completed several placements and volunteer opportunities working with young children from different backgrounds and needs. Many of the lesson plans she implemented were significant as they promoted children’s literacy and numeracy skills. Moreover, Julie has a keen understanding of the importance of developing both fine-motor and gross-motor skills in children. Whether it is through arts and crafts or outdoor games, she is dedicated to fostering holistic growth for her students.

Julie’s approach to teaching is flexible and does not entail a one-size-fits-all approach. She believes in adaptability and altering plans to accommodate each child and their interests. She often incorporates visual arts and interactive activities to sustain engagement among her students. In her spare time, Julie enjoys cooking various cuisines and going on walks!

 

 

Laura N.

Laura is a dedicated educator currently completing her Master of Teaching at the University of Toronto as a second-year candidate. With a background in an Honours Double Major in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University, graduating cum laude, Laura has a passion for the English language and storytelling. Through education and experience, she brings studied knowledge, creativity, and passion to her teaching practice.

In the prestigious JET Programme, Laura spent four years teaching English in Japan, refining her instructional skills and gaining a wealth of experience with students in grades one to six. Laura has taught at Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School and Wedgewood Junior School in her practicums, teaching grades four and one respectively. Both students and teachers can attest that Laura left an indelibly positive mark on her classrooms in these practicums. Beyond teaching, Laura has served countless summers as a counselor and office administrator at summer camps in the GTA and Montreal, working with and creating unforgettable bonds with children and their families.

Laura brings her expertise and passion to students through Prep Academy, offering support in all subjects for grades one to six, particularly in literacy using the Direct Instruction program. She looks forward to embarking on this learning journey with you!

 

 

AMAAN S.

Amaan is pursuing an Honors degree in Computer Science with a double minor in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Alberta. With a strong commitment to academic excellence, Amaan has been involved in various research projects focusing on artificial intelligence, data analysis, etc. He has also served as a teaching assistant, demonstrating his passion for sharing knowledge and enhancing the learning experience of peers. Amaan has been recognized with the Marc Howery Memorial Award, reflecting his dedication to his field. He is an active Space Exploration Alberta Robotics member, contributing to community-driven projects and professional development. Looking ahead, Amaan aims to leverage his technology and data analysis expertise to solve real-world problems, aspiring to a career in Robotics and Mechatronics.

 

Anna S.

Anna is a passionate teacher-candidate currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Child Study and Education degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has over five years of experience working directly with children of varying ages in a variety of learning settings including elementary classrooms, after-school programs, and summer camps with a mathematics and literacy focus. During her most recent practicum experience in a fourth-grade classroom, Anna facilitated an inclusive and engaging learning environment, tailoring instruction to best suit the unique needs and ability levels of every student. Whether working one-on-one with students, leading small group activities, or delivering whole-class lessons, Anna always ensures that each student receives personalized attention and support. In her tutoring sessions, Anna is dedicated to helping students build confidence in their learning journey and feel capable of reaching their full academic potential. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, painting, and going on nature walks.