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.

NADIA S.

Nadia was a Montessori teacher (AMI trained) for over 35 years. She taught at the Casa level as well as Grade 1-2. She spent the last 8 years teaching Core French from the Casa level to Grade 3 at a local private school. Nadia is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Methodology and is currently tutoring students with this approach. She is passionate about Literacy and enjoys seeing the reading success of her students. Nadia also tutors adult Japanese ESL students online in Business English.

Her love of travel had her teaching ESL in Argentina and her students ranged from 10 to 70 years young! She spends time in Cuba with friends when time and resources permit. Nadia speaks French, Italian and some Spanish. When not tutoring, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. Gardening, hiking and reading are her favourite pastimes.

Chris Z.

Meet Chris, an experienced educator committed to your academic journey! Holding a BA in English from UCF and fluent in Spanish, Chris offers comprehensive support tailored to your needs. With a focus on ESOL education and personalized tutoring for native Spanish speakers, Chris ensures effective learning experiences. Bringing expertise in Earth/Space Science and Social Sciences 9-12, Chris has a proven track record of guiding students towards success since 2016. Specializing in SAT & ACT ELA preparation, Chris equips students with the skills they need to excel.

 

MELIKA H.

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.

 

LUKE L.

Luke is a certified teacher who has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. He specializes in both elementary and secondary English and through his years of teaching is able to support students in a variety of subjects. Luke has taught Business, Civics, History, Geography, and General Social Studies. He is also proficient in supporting English language learners and students with special education needs. Luke is a patient and encouraging educator with superb curriculum knowledge.

Sally M.

Sally Mastromonaco is an experienced educator of 25 years. With a specialization in English, Reading Strategies, and Special Education, she has dedicated her career to fostering a love of learning in students from grades 6 to 12. Sally’s journey in education began during her high school years in Amherstburg, ON, where she worked at the local library and discovered her deep affinity for teaching. This early experience fueled her desire to pursue a career in education. After completing her Masters’s degree in English Literature, she moved to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to embark on her teaching journey. Known for her ability to create a positive and engaging learning environment, Sally prioritizes mutual respect and active student participation in her classrooms. She believes in empowering her students to become confident learners and critical thinkers. Beyond the classroom, Sally leads a fulfilling personal life as a proud soccer mother to her 16-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, taking leisurely walks with her pug companion, Max, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Muskoka region.
Sally Mastromonaco’s commitment to education and her students, combined with her diverse skill set and nurturing approach, make her a highly respected and influential figure in the field of education.

ALFIYA G.

Alfiya is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over 8 years of teaching experience both overseas and in Canada. She graduated at the University of Toronto in Neuroscience and Psychology, which equipped her with a unique understanding of cognition and motivation.

She has taught students from K-12 for the past 8 years and has diverse experience in teaching ESL students, students with exceptionalities, as well as various subjects such as Primary division all subjects, English to grade 12 and Math to grade 8.

Alfiya’s passion and mission is to guide students to understand concepts in a fun and simple way, to develop and challenge their independent and critical thinking skills, and to draw meaningful connections to themselves and the society. She has a genuine interests in her students’ success and knows that they all have the ability to achieve excellence

Committed to life-long learning and a growth mindset, it is her goal to instill the same values to her students.

OLIVIA M.

In 2019, Olivia graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History. In 2021, she completed her Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University with Intermediate/Senior qualifications, as well as a concentration in Exceptional Learners. She is looking forward to be working as an Occasional Teacher for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, come September.

She has considerable experience working with ELL students, and intends on taking Additional Qualification courses in Teaching English Language Learners, as well as Special Education and Primary/Junior courses in the near future. She has taught for both the Catholic and Public School Boards across the GTA, as well as virtual school settings. Her goal as an educator is to lead with compassion, tailoring instructional strategies to suit the individual needs and learning styles of her students. Olivia genuinely loves to learn, and hopes her enthusiasm will inspire her students to succeed. She values the unique perspective that every student brings to the lesson, and strives to create a positive rapport with every session. When Olivia is not teaching, you can find her playing the piano, finding her zen doing yoga, or spending quality time with family & friends!

Sacha F.

Sacha has fully immersed himself in the study of English Literature since he graduated high school in 2017: he graduated with a DEC in Literature at Dawson College in 2019 and will receive his BA Specialization in English Literature from Concordia University in Fall 2022. In the future, he hopes to become an educator and teach college-level English courses, where his passion will resonate through his classrooms and to his students.
Sacha is perfectly fluent in English and French. He is a well-rounded individual with interest and knowledge in various other subjects, such as French and Math. His experience in tutoring ranges from one-on-one personalized tutoring to being a mentor for larger groups of youths around Montreal. Sacha believes that anyone and everyone can succeed in whatever they put their mind to. He hopes to show that to his students in the future.

Concordia University: Bachelor of Art – Specialization in English Literature 
Dawson College: DEC in College Studies – Arts, Literature & Communication 

MICHELLE L

Hi! I’m Michelle Li. This is my fourth year tutoring ESL (Level A-D). I grew up in China, but moved to Canada nine years ago to complete my Master of Education degree at Brock University. I genuinely enjoy teaching and tutoring. My philosophy is that each student is unique, therefore, they learn and thrive at their own pace. I’m really excited to be a part of this wonderful team.