Gabrielle R.

Gabrielle is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Education with minors in Contemporary Arts, Sociology and Curriculum and Instruction (Joint Honours First Class with Distinction), along with a K-12 teaching certification. In addition to academic teaching, Gabrielle has taught dance for many years. She has also trained in dance and performed professionally across Canada, the United States and Europe. While dancing with a ballet company in Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle worked in a French-speaking environment for six months. This experience enhanced her French language skills, which she developed as a student at Brown Public School and The Bishop Strachan School. Gabrielle has recently returned to Toronto, where she grew up, from Vancouver, where she studied Education. She is thrilled to be close to family once again, and she is grateful to be a Prep Academy Tutor!

Effie D.

Effie holds a B.A. in French Translation and Business and an M.A. in French Literature. She taught French at Northern Illinois University, Waubonsee
Community College, and has tutored small groups and individual students at the high school level. In addition, she tutored for a Fortune 500 company by preparing managers and their families for overseas assignments via French language instruction and cultural adaptation. With 30 years of
educational experience at various levels, she adapts methods to each student’s needs by integrating a wide variety of materials. She is
motivating, encouraging, and well-organized. By fostering a positive learning environment, the instructor ensures continual student progress so that preset goals are achieved.

Born in Cyprus and raised in South Africa, the instructor also lived in France for four years and has travelled extensively. Having studied six
languages herself (and currently working on her seventh), she appreciates the challenges of language acquisition but remains enthused about the
process, as it opens up a world of opportunities. She looks forward to sharing her passion for French and the francophone world with her students.

Lili-Anne C.

EN: Lili-Anne has a DEC in Arts, Literature and communications completed at John Abbott College and is currently studying graphic design. During her college journey, she was a French and English tutor for her peers. Lili-Anne believes that learning shouldn’t have to be a laborious task, but that it should be an enriching and fun activity!

FR: Lili-Anne détient un DEC en arts, lettres et communications complété au Collège John Abbott et étudie présentement en design graphique. Au cours de son parcours universitaire, elle a été tutrice de français et d’anglais pour ses pairs. Lili-Anne croit qu’apprendre ne devrait pas être une tâche laborieuse, mais que cela devrait être une activité enrichissante et amusante!

Justin G.

Justin has an Honours Degree in French Studies within the field of Education at York University. He has studied and used his french abilities throughout his whole life by interacting with a wide variety of members of the french community as well as implementing writing and communication skills in various workplaces. Justin is a passionate, energetic, and hard-working individual who sets others’ needs as his priority. Having worked at summer camps and partaken in tutoring sessions, he sees value and finds pleasure in helping others advance in their educational endeavors.

Marie-Claude L.

EN: Marie-Claude is a 2nd year CEGEP student who has an expertise in French. Having received a provincial level French award, she is quintessential to your child’s success in the subject. She is also very comfortable with all Elementary School subjects, High School level French and English, and CEGEP level French.

FR: Marie-Claude est une étudiante de 2e année au cégep qui possède une expertise en français. Ayant reçu un prix de français de niveau provincial, elle est la quintessence du succès de votre enfant dans la matière. Elle est également très à l’aise avec toutes les matières du primaire, le français et l’anglais au niveau secondaire et le français au niveau collégial.


Mohamedou is an experienced educator whose background includes over 20 years of teaching all levels of Chemistry as well as algebra-based Physics courses at several top boarding schools in the US (Exeter, Lake Forest Academy) and abroad (King’s Academy, in Jordan). He received a PhD degree in macromolecular chemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, France, and a Master’s Degree in Education (curriculum and instruction) from National Louis University, in Wheeling, IL.

Mohamedou looks forward to sharing his passion for science and math with the students. According to him, very few things provide as much personal satisfaction and sense of purpose as sharing knowledge and helping others gain confidence and succeed.

Mohamedou has been a soccer coach and dorm parent for over 20 years. He is also a creative amateur woodworker, and he likes to spend some of his free time on woodworking projects when he is not traveling. Mohamedou speaks five languages fluently.


Cadean is an Ontario Certified Elementary School Teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience. She has her Master’s of Science in Education and as well as an Honour Bachelor of Arts Degree. Most of Cadean’s experience is teaching kids from kindergarten to grade 6 in the following subjects: Language (reading, writing, speaking and media), Math, Core French, Science and Social Studies. She also has a great deal of experience teaching Kindergarten students as well as teaching kids how to read. During her free time, Cadean enjoys reading, cooking and exercising.

Sophia C.

EN: Sophia graduated from The Study School and is currently pursuing her DEC in Commerce at Marianopolis CEGEP. Sophia has experience tutoring elementary school students for over two years and is always willing to accept any challenge thrown at her, making her student’s goals, her goals. She is passionate about helping students reach their academic goals by adjusting her teaching style to meet the unique learning needs of each of her students!

FR: Sophia est diplômée de l’école The Study et poursuit actuellement son DEC en commerce au CEGEP Marianopolis. Sophia a de l’expérience dans le tutorat d’élèves du primaire depuis plus de deux ans et est toujours prête à accepter tous les défis qui lui sont lancés, faisant des objectifs de son élève, ses objectifs. Elle est passionnée d’aider les étudiants à atteindre leurs objectifs académiques en ajustant son style d’enseignement pour répondre aux besoins d’apprentissage uniques de chacun de ses élèves !


Amy graduated in April of 2021 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts and a Double Major in French and Philosophy, as well as a Minor in Italian and Cultural Studies. She is currently a teacher candidate at OISE/University of Toronto Master of Teaching program and will complete her Masters in 2023. Amy has worked with students of all ages in academic, athletic, and extracurricular environments. This past year she was given the opportunity to teach within the YCDSB as an elementary school teacher. It has provided her with much joy and valuable teaching experience. Her role required her to adapt accordingly, being able to time manage, organize efficiently, create a safe, fun, and educational space for her many students, and provide diversified methods of learning as every child retains knowledge at a different capacity. Amy can tutor French & Math at primary/junior levels as well as French, English, Philosophy and Italian to secondary levels. It is Amy’s goal to aid every child in the success of their learning. She strives to not only help students improve on an academic level but allow them to dig deeper and realize their capabilities.


Hello There! My name is Carl and I am very excited to be a part of your child’s education! I am certified as a geography and history teacher but I am also very excited about helping students out with their Spanish, French, and even math!

After I graduated university I taught overseas in New Zealand for one and a half years before deciding to come back home to London Ontario. Upon my return I joined Thames Valley District School Board, where I continue to teach and work today.

Before teaching full time, I taught swimming lessons for 10 years, so I have a ton of experience teaching children of all ages. Swimming also gave me a deeper appreciation for the individuality of all learners.

When I’m not teaching I enjoy playing guitar, wrestling, and reading.