Kaitlyn is currently an elementary teacher. She has her K-8 qualifications and has specialized in her ABQ of First Nation, Metis and Inuit studies. She graduated in 2018 from Bishop’s University with a BA of Sociology and English. Kaitlyn went on to work in Early Childhood Education at the YMCA, before following her dreams of becoming a teacher. She graduated from Ontario Tech University with a BEd in the primary and junior division, and has recently completed her intermediate division qualifications. Kaitlyn strives for the utmost success in all her students. She understands that each child is unique and has different ways of learning.
Patrick is a graduate of Trent University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Education, with additional qualifications in Special Education, and Health and Physical Education. He also has a degree from York University in Social Science, and a diploma from Humber College in Media Communications. He originally discovered his passion for teaching while working with at-risk youth in the Ski Hill Blues program.
Nikita graduated from teachers college in 2018 and has had experience being a primary/junior (grades 1-6) and intermediate (grades 7-8) teacher. She is qualified in primary, junior and intermediate, and specializes in math. Nikita is currently taking additional qualifications in math and guidance counseling. She is a confidant educator who wants to build strong relationships with her students and help them find the value in learning in orde to be successful. Nikita brings an enthusiastic attitude, creativity and joy into her teaching with activities and lessons that foster curiosity and engagement and gives students the opportunity to realize their potential.
Gabrielle is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Education with minors in Contemporary Arts, Sociology and Curriculum and Instruction (Joint Honours First Class with Distinction), along with a K-12 teaching certification. In addition to academic teaching, Gabrielle has taught dance for many years. She has also trained in dance and performed professionally across Canada, the United States and Europe. While dancing with a ballet company in Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle worked in a French-speaking environment for six months. This experience enhanced her French language skills, which she developed as a student at Brown Public School and The Bishop Strachan School. Gabrielle has recently returned to Toronto, where she grew up, from Vancouver, where she studied Education. She is thrilled to be close to family once again, and she is grateful to be a Prep Academy Tutor!
Michelle is currently a teacher candidate studying at York University. She will be OCT certified as a junior/intermediate teacher in the Spring of 2023. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, with a minor in English, and a high honours in 2012. Michelle has over a decade of experience working with children ages 4 to 19 in a variety of settings.
One of Michelle’s core tenets as a teacher is that all students are capable of learning. When working with students, she is focused on nurturing each student’s unique gift and using students’ personal interests to assist in their learning. Michelle loves working one-on-one with students to develop personal relationships, understand what makes them special, and build their confidence in their own abilities as learners.
Michelle is passionate about reading, writing, and media literacy. With her journalism background, she is a specialist in clear and effective communication through writing. She is a strong believer in developing student voice and confidence through frequent, low-pressure, creative writing exercises, which help students build toward stronger academic writing. She is experienced in proofreading and eager to help secondary students polish their essays and personal statements.
Sabrina is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in North Bay, Ontario and moved to Toronto to complete her Undergraduate Degree in History at York University. She decided to pursue teaching as a career after taking a course in Athens, Greece where she met some local English teachers. She knew she could make a difference anywhere in the world. Sabrina completed a Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University. Growing up in Northern Ontario, Sabrina loves the outdoors and being in nature. Sabrina enjoys merging Environmental Education with the Ontario curriculums whenever possible because she believes fresh air and staying active contribute to successful learning. Over the last few years, she has developed a love for travel and has gained experience teaching and working with children in the United States and Spain. Every trip Sabrina takes is part of her ongoing learning journey that transfers into her teaching. Sabrina’s passion for History and her curiosity for Math carries through into her teaching as well. Sabrina understands that all students learn in unique ways, and she enjoys discovering how her students learn best. She finds helping students discover their full potential fun and fulfilling.
Chris graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. Chris is pursuing further education at OISE, completing a Masters of Teaching (P/J) degree. Chris is currently in his first year of the program, and in his first practicum placement. Chris has many years of experience working with children as a camp counsellor and as a community event planner for children. More recently, he worked as a physiotherapy assistant, providing care and teaching exercises to patients. He is currently working as an after-school tutor for the TDSB. Chris has always enjoyed working with children. He is passionate about teaching and creating a positive learning environment for children. In his free time, Chris likes to try new restaurants, watch movies and stay active. One of his favourite things to do outside during the summer is hiking. His favourite trail he has gone to is in Vancouver, BC.
Nikki is currently in her second year at Mount Royal University pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree. She is a competitive figure skater and skating coach. Additionally, she has extensive experience with one on one tutoring particularly with math and reading support for a variety of ages. Nikki loves musical theatre and also is a summer camp instructor with Chinook School of Music. She has a passion for teaching, helping others, and loves kids.
Olivia is currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Education program at Mount Royal University with a double minor in English and Indigenous Studies. So far in her degree Olivia has done fieldwork in Cochrane and is currently at Westmount Charter Elementary in Calgary.
When she is not in school or tutoring, Olivia spends her time teaching children’s dance classes! She has a passion for working with children, and enjoys helping them work to achieve their goals, whatever they may be.
Melyna is currently in her third year of Elementary Education with a minor in Health and Physical Education. She is on the president’s honour roll and was valedictorian of her high school. She has experience working with diverse needs as an educational assistant and is currently a personal support worker. Her diverse background also includes being a camp instructor and softball coach. She has previous tutoring experience with a variety of subjects. Melyna is certified in Standard First Aid- CPR-AED Level C.