Abigail has a passion for education and has been a tutor for two years now, specifically teaching French, English, and Math. She is a University of Toronto graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) and is now pursuing her Masters of Teaching (Junior/Intermediate) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, also at the University of Toronto. In addition to tutoring, Abigail has many other teaching experiences. She has worked as an Emergency Supply Teacher, a Summer School teaching assistant, and an administrative support with the Upper Grand District School Board. She is also a swim instructor and loves teaching all age groups in and out of the pool. Abigail now lives in Toronto and enjoys running, hiking, camping, and exploring the city.
Abdulahi has been quite the globetrotter from an early age. He was born in Mogadishu, Somalia; raised in Chicago, America; socialized and educated in Toronto-Windsor, Canada, which he now refers to as home. To date, Abdulahi has lived in five different countries (America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) and traveled to 55 others.
Abdulahi received an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science and Environmental Science, and also a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. Additionally, he completed many international language certificates. Prior to making the transition back to Canada, Abdulahi taught internationally at prestigious private schools for nearly a decade. These schools followed the Ontario, Alberta and IB curricula and framework.
As an extremely passionate educator, Abdulahi’s teaching experiences have helped him refine a personal teaching philosophy and pedagogy in education that combines the importance of inclusion within the classroom, ongoing feedback, respect, and creating meaningful student-centered lessons. Abdulahi’s defining characteristic as an educator revolves around the joy, pleasure and passion that he receives from teaching beyond the required curriculum. He branches off into various learning atmospheres by becoming actively involved in the development of the whole child. The ‘light bulb!’ moment in students and seeing everything begin to click for them provides him with an immense pleasure and continuously drives his passion and pedagogy as an educator. It is important to nurture a child’s creative abilities to develop a sense of themselves, understand others and the world around them, and navigate information so that they can confidently take risks and solve problems. Reflection and introspection are fundamental components of Abdulahi’s pedagogy and also his own personal growth and commitment to lifelong learning.
Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science and Asian Studies in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He has taught in public education for more than two decades, with considerable experience in the gifted and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. He most recently completed the post-graduate fiction writing program at the Humber School for Writers, working directly under David Bezmozgis. He also has a specialist qualification in Special Education.
With over five years of experience in tutoring and program coordination, Olivia has developed a diverse skill set in leading and implementing academic support for children of all ages. In addition to private tutoring, Olivia has experience in Montessori settings, teaching French at The Clover School and Casa Vera Montessori. Olivia has completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from York University. She is on her way to achieving her Bachelor of Education at York University in the Primary/Junior cohort as well. Her tutoring experiences include leading weekly French Classes to students with The French Tutor Co. and working as an academic Tutor with Extra Ed Inc. While Olivia is comfortable working with all ages in Language Arts and Social Sciences, she continues to focus on Primary/Junior teachable’s, able to support students in any subject grade 8 or below in English or French.
Sam has been an educator for over 10 years with public, private and international experience. Sam completed the concurrent education program at York University in 2014, where he taught and tutored middle and high school students for two years. Upon graduation, Sam moved to England for two years where he taught in the public school system. After returning to Canada in 2016, Sam began working in the international private school system. He currently works at Willowdale High School, where he has been since 2018. Initially the lead English teacher, Sam has now taken on larger responsibilities in an administrative role within the school. Although his specialty is Intermediate an Senior English, Sam has experience teaching history, geography and social sciences. Sam currently develops courses in his administrative role, most recently developing courses for Canadian Geography and Nutrition & Health.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys reading, films, martial arts (he is an avid practitioner of eskrima), plays ball hockey and is also a long-distance runner.
William is an OCT certified teacher at the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior division. He obtained his HBA from the University of Toronto, and his BEd from Queen’s University. He has over 12 years of teaching experience with public and private boards, as well as one on one tutoring. Currently, he specializes in assisting students with English related concepts and course work, including ENG1D, ENG2D, NBD3U, ENG3U, and ENG4U. William understands that the significance of establishing healthy writing habits requires not only practicing the mechanics, but also improving the organization and precision in conveying analysis with depth. Hence, William is able to assist your child in developing the necessary understanding and skill sets to write proper academic essays. Finally, William understands that every student has different needs and expectations, and he looks forward to working with his students to achieve academic success.
Roxanne is a licensed teacher with a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in K-12 Reading and Writing.
Working with Roxanne, your child will crack the reading code, understand complex texts, and become an expert in writing structures. Best of all, they will love what they’re learning, and love THEMSELVES for it.
Roxanne’s reading curriculum integrates evidence-based components of dyslexia instruction with a practice that follows the standard Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence.
Tutoring includes skill-specific coaching, progress monitoring, homework support, and communication with the student’s classroom teacher.
Also, Roxanne has been honoring all forms of neurodiversity for fifteen years.
Abbey is a Teacher Candidate at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Junior/Intermediate English. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the Literatures of Modernity program at Toronto Metropolitan University, and earned her undergraduate degree from McMaster University with a major in English and Cultural Studies. It is through her volunteer work as an ELL tutor, her time as a Teaching Assistant in the English department at TMU, and her experience as a tutor with Paper that Abbey has fostered a love of teaching. Abbey has supported her students in reading comprehension, essay writing, citation practices, and improving grammar and punctuation. Abbey has also completed two practicum placements in the Toronto District School Board, where she has taught Junior/Intermediate Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. Abbey firmly believes that understanding her students is fundamental to effective teaching, and she invests time in building relationships to better cater to their individual needs, fostering growth and learning. In her spare time, Abbey is either sitting down with a good book, working on her next crochet project, or playing with her two orange cats.
Anne has recently retired after 30 years teaching high school English for the York Catholic District School Board. For the last 18 years of her career, she was the English Department Head at St. Augustine Catholic High School in Markham. Anne is OCT qualified, has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Drama from the University of Toronto, and a B.Ed. from Dalhousie University. Her area of expertise is intermediate and high school English, especially teaching writing, public speaking, study skills, and STEM-focused English. She wrote a textbook for the Grade 12 Writer’s Craft course; it is Ministry of Education-approved and used in a number of high schools in Ontario. She developed and taught an online grade 12 STEM English course for her school board, with a focus on teaching the mandatory English course to students who would be pursuing STEM courses in university. She has also helped students with study skills, presentation skills, prepping for university admission, as well as tutoring first-year university students in writing. Teaching is her passion, and over her career, Anne has enjoyed teaching hundreds of students as well as mentoring other teachers and presenting workshops for her school board on subjects such as storytelling, media, and using technology and STEM in the English classroom.
Sophie is a passionate high school English and French teacher who strives to build positive relationships with her students to support their success. She grew up in Hamilton and completed her undergrad at McMaster University, doing a double major in French and English & Cultural Studies. Her love for travel took her on a year abroad in France during her third year, and for teachers college she went abroad to Cardiff, Wales. As a teacher, she is constantly looking to expand her experience and knowledge, such as completing a workshop in Digital Anti-Racism Education led by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.