JENNY K.

Jenny is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at York University. She successfully completed her undergraduate studies in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Waterloo. Throughout her school years, she worked with children and adults with special needs, where she discovered a passion for teaching. She has been tutoring Grade 9 – 12 Math and working as a Supply Teacher/Emergency Instructor at York Region District School Board and private elementary school. Her background and experience made her a successful tutor for all ages, and she is exceptional at supporting and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Jenny is a passionate teacher who boosts confidence and improves learning outcomes for all students.

Kathir B.

Kathir Brabaharan has a PhD in Chemistry and has been an educator for more than thirty years. He retired as a Curriculum Leader for Mathematics from Sir John A. Macdonald C.I. and went to China for few years as a Mathematics/Physics teacher. Kathir won the Descartes Medal in 2009 for promoting Mathematics across Ontario. He is truly passionate about teaching and learning mathematics and problem solving.

RYAN L.

 Ryan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Biochemistry Honors with a 3.9 GPA. He has consistently been in the Dean’s Honors List throughout his education. He spent his directed studies doing research on retrotransposons in S. cerevisiae and his Co-op studies helping to facilitate teaching for students in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences through learning technologies. He frequently enjoys helping to break down concepts for the people around him.Ryan believes in taking the time to understand the students’ difficulties before proceeding to teaching. He understands that the value in personalized tutoring only comes about once the student has an input in their learning and is actively participating to improve their skills. In Ryan’s free time, he enjoys playing chess, playing guitar, and singing.

Alex K.

Alex works with advanced-level students, teaching various topics in mathematics.

Presently she is completing a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics specializing in quantum information at the University of Waterloo. As well she holds an Hon.BSc (Mathematics Specialist) from the University of Toronto.

In her capacity as a graduate teaching assistant, she lectures, runs tutorials and office hours for undergraduate mathematics courses at the University of Waterloo. For those students planning to pursue a STEM education, she can provide academic and career guidance.

In her spare time, she works on experimental physics research projects at the Institute for Quantum Computing developing quantum sensing technologies.

MARTY H.

Marty has 10 years of experience teaching at the college level and currently teaches Technological Design and Mathematics at the secondary level. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Brock University (B.Ed) and McMaster University (B.Tech), his three-year Technology Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Mohawk College, and currently holds a license as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. Marty is an upbeat, enthusiastic person with a passion for teaching and learning. His strongest beliefs as an educator can be encapsulated by two quotes: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” (Ignacio Estrada) and, “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way” (George Evans).

Akshata P.

Akshata is a passionate tutor and a dedicated learner of the above academic disciplines. Akshata is presently a university student in pursuit of an engineering degree at the University of British Columbia. Akshata has taught English, Math, General Sciences, and other subjects to students from first to university level for the last 2 years. Furthermore, she helps student find their academic goals through rigorous practice and skill-enhancing word problems. Akshata has worked for a non-profit organization in India called HelpAge India in the field of helping disadvantaged senior citizens with their involvement in the community through working with neighboring schools and the growth of digital awareness and education for senior citizens that would love to be closer to their friends and family.
Akshata would want to teach students that making small mistakes in solving word problems is a big component of the learning process and teach them that there is better development from students making the problems themselves and pushing them to the limits to find the best opportunity for them to not only learn from their mistake however possibly teach others in perseverance and find the right solution.
Akshata was a competitive swimmer in upper-year high school. Nowadays, she loves to swim, play badminton, table tennis, and other sports in her free time, hone her skills through new endeavors, and approach new environments. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” is what she stands by.

BABAK B-V.

Babak has been teaching mathematics to University and highschool students for more than 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2008 in Iran. He was a researcher at the Center of Excellence in Biomathematics, University of Tehran. He collaborated in two projects that were published in the Journal of Neurocomputing.

Babak got his master’s degree in Mathematics at Queen’s University in 2016. His field of research is differential geometry and mathematical physics. He wrote his master’s thesis on the Geometry of Dirac Operators.

Babak was a teaching assistant and a research assistant at Queen’s University and Western University. He has been also teaching at the The Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) for more than ten years now. He has taught courses like Differential Equations, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics.

Moreover, Babak teaches mathematics contest preparation classes such as Waterloo Math competitions for three years now. He taught the Putnam Contest preparation class at Western University in 2019 and 2020.

ANDREA R.

Andrea is a fourth year student at the University of Toronto completing a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, with plans to graduate in 2023. She has IB certificates in Mathematics, Economics, English, and French. Andrea loves working with kids and has been tutoring for the past four years. She has a passion for math and has received the Waterloo Math Contest Certificate of Distinction for Top Scoring 25% of All Competitors in 2016 and 2017. Andrea also enjoys robotics and programming. She won 5th Place Overall at the FLL Robotics World Competition in Arkansas, USA (2015), 4th Place Overall at the FLL Robotics World Competition along with the programming award in Toronto (2014), 2nd Place at the FLL Robotics Provincial Competition (2014 and 2015), and 1st Place at the FLL Robotics Regional Competition in Toronto (2012-2015). In her free time, Andrea enjoys playing the piano and going on walks. Andrea is people oriented, positive, easy going, diplomatic and reliable with excellent leadership skills.

Harry S.

 Harry has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and has nearly completed a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Toronto.Harry has been tutoring students ages 10 and up for 8 years. In that time, he has taught everything from grade-school math all the way up to 3rd year university physics, chemistry, math, and statistics.

In addition to his 8 years of experience as a one-on-one tutor, Harry has 5 years of experience tutoring students online, and 2 years of experience teaching classes of 30 students.

Harry’s teaching style uses a student’s understanding of the concrete world around them as a springboard for learning math. He starts by giving his student a concrete problem to solve. Once they’ve solved it correctly, he changes the problem slightly and asks them to solve it again. He then challenges his student to find similarities between the two solutions and generalize any patterns they see. Then he and his student discuss how these abstract patterns relate back to concepts his student might be learning in class.

This technique has proven an essential arsenal in Harry’s tool kit for teaching math, especially to younger kids, and Harry hopes to continue to hone it as he exposes more and more students to it.

JORDAN L.

Hello! I am Jordan (he/him), or Mr. Lasuik if you prefer. I received both my Bachelor and Master’s of Science at the University of Manitoba. My main areas of study were Physics, Math, and Philosophy. I am currently getting my Bachelor of Education to become a teacher, though I already have years of teaching and tutoring experience that I gained while working for the UofM. I specialize in middle and high school education, as well as university level classes.

I like to think that above all I am a friendly person who is easy to get along with. This has always been an asset to me in helping my students learn. I believe that students need to want to learn if they are going to succeed in doing so. Having someone who can make the learning process as stress free as possible is very important. I always tailor my tutoring so that my students are pushing themselves without wearing themselves out.

I keep up on current research in the field of education so I am always learning new and better methods of teaching. I want to make sure my students are getting the very best education that they can. I find that tutoring is quite different from teaching in that you get the chance to adapt your teaching style quite precisely in order to fit the unique needs of your student, and that is what I find so amazing about it. Every student can do well when they are given the opportunity to do so!