Vani is an Ontario Certified Teacher who grew up in Toronto and completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Toronto. She completed her Bachelor of Education at Niagara University, where she is now pursuing a Masters in Education Leadership and at Ontario Tech University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies. During her teaching internship, Vani has taught at Toronto and Durham District School Boards as well private institutions abroad in Thailand and Australia. During the summer, she coordinates Specialty Camps (Dance, Arts, Cooking, Sports, Gymnastics, etc.) with the City of Toronto Recreation where she trains staff and plans programs that encourage children and youth to participate in diverse interactive experiences. For over 10 years, Vani continues to guide students in grades 6-12, building their knowledge and understanding in language, social sciences, math, science, and basic French. She also works one-on-one with university students and newcomers who require assistance with essay writing, resumes, and career exploration. In her spare time, she enjoys strength training, swimming, calligraphy, reading and performing Indian classical music and dance. Vani believes in building a strong relationship with her students, developing a confident growth mindset and supporting extra-curricular interests through diversity and inclusion, as these are key to each students’ identity, achieving learning goals and ultimate success.
Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.
Hi there! I am a 20-year-old education student at the University of Winnipeg with a major in English and a minor in child development. I have a passion for helping and teaching children and have tons of child care experience. I would love to have the chance to help your child with their homework or course understandings!
Simon has a Masters Degree in Education focused on Curriculum and ESL from Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. After volunteering as an ESL and ECE teacher, Simon gained a passion for supporting families new to Canada – particularly as they transition between different international school systems.
Simon focuses on grammar as the foundation of reading and writing. By zooming-in on sentences and zooming-out to see the connected meanings needed to complete complex assignments, Simon helps students improve basic grammar, plan clear writing, and understand exam questions under pressure.
With extensive experience working in international and ecological education in rural and urban areas, as well as with students who have a first language other than English, Simon also researches best practices in language education methods to support all types of learners.
Simon grew up in Brockville, Ontario, and attended MSVU and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia. He has 12 years experience as an educator and holds TESL Canada Level 3 and CELTA teaching certificates. In his free time, he likes to cycle, snowboard, and read.
Amy is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at York University and is really excited to start teaching! Amy grew up in Toronto and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at a small University in New Brunswick called Mount Allison. Following the acquisition of her degree, Amy moved to Budapest for a year to engage in a language and cultural scholarship program. Amy loves to travel, and spent her year in Budapest studying, learning and visiting many amazing places across Europe. Amy has tutoring experience from University, where she worked with fellow Philosophy students improving comprehension and writing skills and currently volunteers as a “Zoom” tutor with high school students, in English, Social Sciences and writing, through a community organization as part of her B.Ed. program. Amy is also currently in the process of completing an Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation certificate through the University of Toronto where she is learning to apply components of mindfulness and mental health awareness to education and the classroom. Amy has had a love of education from a very young age; with both her parents as teachers as well, she understands the importance of developing positive relationships with learners and hopes to get into teaching to support learner diversity and challenge traditional classroom approaches!
Jessica is an Ontario Certified Teacher, with four years of teaching experience in a variety of different grade and skill levels. Growing up in Toronto, she has always had a passion for education and learning. Being the eldest grandchild of a very large extended family meant there was always someone to tutor or help with school work. Upon graduation, Jessica moved to Waterloo to pursue her Honours History degree at Wilfrid Laurier, and then to Oshawa’s University of Ontario for her Bachelor of Education. Throughout her education, Jessica fostered her love of travel, visiting many countries around the world. Her teaching career so far has given Jessica the opportunity to teach in both high school and elementary, and additionally, an extended time period teaching in an Essential Life Skills classroom. This experience has especially shaped her view of education, working to support math and literacy skills for students with a wide range of specialities. In her spare time, Jessica has always enjoyed playing as a goalie in ice hockey leagues, as well as beach volleyball in the Summer. She believes that these experiences, coupled with her natural love of learning, help her to meet the diverse needs of each learner with the goal of personal success.
I have Master in Business Administration along with Bachelor of Education. Excellent communication skills and very presentable and able to customize the individual needs of the students. I truly understand the cultural diversity and help students achieve their learning goals.
Tracey received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba and has almost 25 years of experience in a variety of teaching environments. Tracey has worked with Indigenous learners in northern Manitoba, taught ESL to engineers from the former East Germany, taught piano to Early Years students, and taught high school courses at correctional centres.
Tracey’s philosophy of teaching is to make learning fun and engaging by relating the subject matter to real-world examples as well as incorporating a student’s own interests.
In her free time, Tracey is a designer and illustrator, likes to travel to far-flung places, enjoys scuba diving and likes to spend time with her cat, Mia.