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.
Alessia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Markham, and an Undergraduate Degree in Dance Education at York University. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Language, Culture and Teaching. Alessia has completed a Bachelor of Education at York University with intermediate and senior qualifications in Dance, Family Studies, Drama, English as a Second Language and Special Education. In her spare time Alessia works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through high school helping them achieve academic success. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and early math skills. Alessia believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor Alessia continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
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 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 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.
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 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
Every student learns differently and it is important to foster an environment where students can embrace their individuality and their unique ways of learning. Lena Sadaka has been an Ontario Certified Teacher for the last twenty years. She is very passionate about her teaching and desires to foster a cohesive learning atmosphere. She is proficient in three languages and is confident that she will fulfill her responsibilities and that her extensive teaching experience aligns accordingly with this positions’ criteria. Her personal goals and interests include; utilizing a variety of innovative teaching styles and methods to accommodate diverse learning amongst students. Throughout her numerous years as an educator and leader, she strongly believes that students should be given the opportunities to share their voices and opinions. This perspective will help students feel invested in their own learning and can ignite passions that will increase their persistence. These trying times have reinforced her short notice adaptability as a teacher, through multiple successful transitions between in-person planning to that of remote teaching. She endeavours to serve students through the administration of the curriculum content using differentiated instructional and assessment approaches while ensuring an engaging learning experience. Given the opportunity, she will bring productive communication skills and a growth mindset.
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.
Hello, I’m Sean!
I graduated from the concurrent education program at Brock University. This means that I have my bachelor of education as well as my bachelor of arts in integrated studies with honors. I also have 4 years of teaching experience which was acquired from various schools in Canada as well as the United Kingdom. I’m a licensed teacher in Ontario as well as the United Kingdom with teaching designations in the junior, intermediate and senior streams.
I specialize in English and history. This means that I am able to help your child improve their reading, writing, and speaking capabilities in order to prepare them for university or to help them achieve a higher mark in their course. I have taught grade 11 and 12 English numerous times, meaning that I have developed lessons, activities and worksheets specifically designed to help and improve a student’s essay writing.
Having 3 years experience working with international students, I am confident in my ability to help your child if English is their second language.