Mashiat A.

Mashiat, (or Mash, which she likes to be called), is a recent OISE Masters of Teaching candidate on route to get her official Ontario Teaching Certification (OCT)! Two years ago, Mash started her own martial arts program in Mississauga and has been growing it since. She teaches karate to a group of talented young children, and dreams about opening up her own school. Mash has been doing and teaching martial arts/fitness for over 8 years, and this is what inspired her to become a classroom teacher. She specializes in teaching English and Writing in the Junior/Intermediate stream, but loves teaching science and social studies, as well. She’s currently working on acquiring additional qualifications to become a science teacher!

Mash speaks English, Bengali, Hindi, and has taken classes in Japanese. (By no means an expert, but she’s working on it). She did an “overseas” internship over the summer of peak COVID years, so it was definitely online, where she tutored Japanese university students who wanted to learn English. On top of this, Mash believes that children are the future of this whole world. It is her goal in life to make an impact and help them not only be successful in their education, but to help them believe in themselves and their potential. As she’s on her way to become an official classroom teacher, she’s looking to grow herself by tutoring and giving back to her community. She doesn’t particularly enjoy writing about herself in the third person, so she hopes soon she will meet you in person to have an in depth conversation. She can’t wait to get started!


Ethan attended Cardinal Spellman High School where he was the Salutatorian of a graduating class of 250 students and the President of the National Honors Society. In addition, he was the Captain of the Varsity lacrosse team and Co-Captain of the Varsity football team. Ethan scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT, and graduated as an AP Scholar with Distinction, which helped earn him a full academic scholarship to NYU where he is currently a senior majoring in Economics with a top GPA. Ethan has worked with students of various levels of abilities and enjoys helping his students build their confidence and reach their maximum potential.


In 2016, Kristina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Literature. Kristina graduated from CUNY Lehman College with a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. During her time in graduate school, Kristina was awarded the Dr. Alice Griffin Fellowship for her outstanding GPA. Kristina has always had an interest in helping students better themselves through reading and writing.Throughout college, Kristina worked as a research assistant to several professors where she was given the opportunity to edit a book on oral histories, submit extensive research on specific authors, design a campus-wide campaign, as well as intensify her love for the English language. Kristina has experience tutoring a wide range of students with different levels of ability. She enjoys helping students reach their full potential, and she has had consistent success in helping students reach their educational goals.

Sue R.

Sue R. is a dedicated ICF certified ACC-level executive coach who empowers teens to enhance their executive functioning skills as they prepare for the challenges of graduation and the transition to college or university.

With Sue’s background in coaching and mentoring, they bring a unique blend of expertise in cognitive development, emotional intelligence, and goal-setting. With a passion for encouraging young minds to reach their full potential, Sue guides teens through critical periods of transition from high school to college.

Sue tailors strategies to meet each individual’s needs and goals using a holistic approach. Under Sue’s guidance, teens develop crucial executive functioning skills, including time management, organization, and communication.

Sue understands teens’ unique challenges, having navigated the complexities of adolescence and academic transitions.Coaching fosters resilience, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence in teens.

When it comes to academic responsibilities, social connections, or college preparation, Sue is dedicated to helping teens succeed. In addition to academic success, Sue aims to equip young people with the skills and mindset necessary for success in their personal and professional lives.


Salvador is an experienced and passionate educator with 9 years of teaching experience. Creating an inclusive and positive learning environment is a key factor in his teaching philosophy. He believes in not only empowering student ability but also nurturing critical thinking, creativity, and empathy in students.
Salvador holds a Master’s in Education from Long Island University and consistently pursues professional development opportunities to stay updated with cutting-edge teaching techniques and technology integration.
Beyond the classroom, Salvador is an avid community service volunteer, which enables him to connect with students and communities on a personal level. With every  academic year that comes, Salvador is always eager to inspire young minds and support them in becoming confident, lifelong learners.


David has been teaching for the past eight years and has privately tutored in the past. He currently teaches Social Studies courses at Westhill High School in Stamford. Prior to working at Westhill High School, David also worked in the Westport school district at Staples High School in an Academic Support position, and at Bedford Middle School teaching 8th grade U.S. History. He is certified in Social Studies grades 7-12. David received his Undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and is in the process of completing his Master’s degree from Fairfield University in American Studies.
He teaches students in Advanced Placement courses, and students in honors and college prep levels. David also has experience working with students with 504’s and IEP’s. With his prior experience as an Academic Support Teacher, David has worked with students in smaller settings focusing on writing workshops and executive functioning skills. Using these past experiences, he caters his everyday teaching helping students become better writers and overall better students.
David is able to assist Middle and High school students with their history, English, and executive functioning needs, along with college admission essays and overall writing strategies.
David was born just outside of Philadelphia and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Milford, Connecticut with his wife and son.


Eric has been a science teacher in Stamford, CT for over seven years. Earning his bachelor’s degree in meteorology, Eric has a strong science background. In college, Eric was an Academic Resource Mentor, where he was able to sharpen his skills helping others with their homework, study skills, and time management. To this day, Eric shares his love for science with his students and recognizes that the content may be difficult to understand. He utilizes many techniques within his classroom to assure that his students can comprehend the material. With completing his master’s in science education in 2016 and his master’s in educational leadership in 2023, Eric is well equipped with up-to-date and current skills that will help a student who is in need. Eric is eager to make as many children literate in the field of science as he can.


Kevin is a veteran teacher with 24 years of experience in the classroom.  In addition to his Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a minor in Elementary Education, Kevin holds Master of Science Degrees in Literacy and School Building Leadership.  Throughout his career, Kevin has taught a diverse group of learners with various learning styles and academic needs in the general education setting and in the ICT setting.  This has provided Kevin with experience in first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classrooms.  In his current position as an Instructional Coach, Kevin supports teachers and students from Kindergarten through 8th, in which he has developed a strong understanding of ELA and math standards across the grades.  In addition to classroom experience, Kevin has also been providing tutoring support for students since 2007.

Kevin has experience working with students to provide additional support for struggling students, activities to support and meet IEP goals, implementing different strategies to support reading fluency, decoding, and comprehension, as well as supporting students with executive functioning needs.  He works closely with families to provide supports to fit the needs of each student through hands on and engaging activities.


Mikaela M.

EN: Mikaela has her Bachelor’s of Education with a major in Elementary Education, along with her Bachelor’s of Arts with a major in Educational Studies, and a DEC in Social Sciences with a Psychology profile. She also has IEP experience. Mikaela likes the personal connection that she establishes with her students, stating it fosters a love for learning within them. She is bubbly, creative, and brings excitement to learning by encouraging her students in a fun yet studious environment.

FR: Mikaela est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en éducation avec majeure en éducation primaire, d’un baccalauréat ès arts avec majeure en pédagogie et d’un DEC en sciences sociales avec profil psychologie. Elle a également une expérience IEP. Mikaela aime le lien personnel qu’elle établit avec ses élèves, déclarant que cela favorise l’amour d’apprendre en eux. Elle est animée, créative et elle donne de l’enthousiasme à l’apprentissage en encourageant ses élèves dans un environnement à la fois amusant et studieux.


Jane’s education, teaching experience, and ability to compassionately interact with students, prepare her well to continue the teaching she loves.

After living and studying in Montevideo, Uruguay and Madrid, Spain she developed a love for language and literacy.

Jane earned her BA at Tulane University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. In 2013, Jane graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hunter College with an MA in K to 12 education, specializing in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages). Jane taught and became certified in three states, adhering to each state’s standards.

Jane facilitated and taught seven different curricula on the road with child actors on the national tour of “Annie.”

Recently, Jane worked with private clients using micro-schooling as schools switched to remote learning, due to COVID.

In her last teaching position, she facilitated teacher training in supporting the English language learner in mainstream classes. Jane co-wrote and co-led professional development training for middle and high school classroom teachers.

Currently, Jane teaches part-time in the Edgemont School District. She is happy to have returned home, closer to her Nyack roots.

Jane is committed to supporting students who aim to strengthen their academic language and writing skills. She also often blends academic support with the coaching of task management and organization.

Jane develops confidence and independence in her students while identifying and strengthening the skills they need to succeed.