My name is Enrique Ramirez, I am a French as a Second Language (FSL) and Math teacher from Toronto, Ontario.My Bachelor of Education was conferred as part of the first Consecutive cohort of French teachers trained at the Glendon campus of York University. I also earned my undergraduate double major in French Studies and Math (along with the Trilingual Certificate of Excellence in English, French and Spanish) at the same campus.I started my Masters of Education (with a focus on math teaching) at the end of August 2020.From October 2019 to June 2020, I completed a work year abroad in southwest France as the official English language assistant and Spanish tutor. My duties principally entailed leading classroom activities and reinforcing the teacher’s lessons, in both the elementary and secondary levels, at “Lycée Jean Taris” in the Bordeaux Academy school board.I look forward to bringing my strengthened French skills to the classroom when I teach FSL (and math in French) along with elementary and junior school subjects in an english or francophone classroom environment.
Nancy completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Pure Mathematics and French studies at York University in 1999. In the same year, she also completed a Bachelor of Education degree having done a 3-year consecutive program at York University.
Nancy wanted to be a teacher from as far back as she can remember. She knew she wanted to teach math ever since her first grade 9 high school math lesson. She thought math sounded so “cool”.
Upon graduating from university, Nancy began teaching math and Core French at a high school with the Toronto District School Board. She’s been teaching at the same high school for over twenty years. She is a seasoned expert.
Nancy loves her job and finds tutoring especially rewarding as it allows her to truly advance students’ math and French skills. In the process, she hopes to inspire students and change negative self-perceptions about math and French into positive ones. Nancy is well known for always fostering positive and trusting relationships with her students. She truly cares about her students’ achievement and well-being. She maintains a high level of excellence while responding to different needs.
Nancy’s in-depth knowledge of her subjects, many years of experienced, clear communication, engaging teaching style and her care and commitment to her students make her an excellent teacher and tutor.
Nancy is married and has a 12-year-old son and a 2-year-old dog named Scruffy. When she’s not working, Nancy enjoys walking her dog, being in nature and spending time with her family.
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! My name is Desiree and I am a 4th year Integrated Education student at the University of Winnipeg majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in French. I grew up in a bilingual household and attended an immersion elementary and high school. I’ve coached a variety of teams and sports including basketball, soccer, and volleyball. I am more than capable of helping out in a variety of subject areas, including French, Social Studies, and English,! I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Hi my name is Courtney. I have been working in the education profession for around nine years, seven years as a French educational assistant and I am currently one of the Physical Education teacher at Amber Trails. I have a Bachelor of Physical Education with a minor in biology, however math, social studies, and French have been some of my stronger school subjects. I am fluent in French as I was in Immersion until grade 12, took a couple university level classes, and I currently keep my abilities up to date by taking night classes offered by the University of St. Boniface. I love working with children and being a teacher has always been my dream job. I am reliable, hard working, and friendly.
Alexis is a student at the University of Winnipeg currently working toward her bachelor of education with a focus in English and math. She has worked with students at just about every grade level, from grade one to twelve. She enjoys working with students with a variety of needs, and loves to come up with creative ways to get kids excited about learning!
Mallory has a passion for educating that encompasses language arts, French as a second language, humanities, and dramatic and musical arts. She is an Ontario Certified teacher with a Bachelor of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto. Her breadth of experience is conducive to any grade level and her all-inclusive approach is malleable to any learning style. Mallory is a performing musician and vocalist, restaurant management veteran, student drama and leadership coach, and passionate runner and hockey player.
David completed his Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in 2011. He then pursued his Bachelors of Education at York University in 2012. While at York, David competed on the Varsity Tennis Team and achieved 2 gold medals. He is currently qualified to teach the following subjects: All Primary and Junior subjects, Health and Physical Education, French, ESL, Special Education, Cooperative Education, Religion and Science. His additional qualification courses allow him to teach all the way from primary to the senior level (K – 12).
David is a passionate and devoted teacher who is a Specialist in Health and Physical Education. He is currently teaching Health and Physical Education with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. For the last 10 years, he has devoted his time to working with kids in summer camps, tutoring, and summer school programs within the TCDSB, TDSB, and various private schools. David has many years of experience working with kids who have behavioural challenges, are ESL, and children who have special needs. He has worked with kids who are autistic, non-verbal, ADHD and who possess other learning differences. He has been able to create lessons that meet the needs of all of his students and helps to make learning fun and practical. He is a true believer that all kids have a passion for learning!
David is a huge sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching. He has worked with many kids from beginner to collegiate level athletes in basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis. David firmly believes that a healthy body allows for a healthy mind!
Sharoon is an Ontario certified teacher in Biology and General Science. He has a Master of Science degree and a French language certificate.
He learned French during his schooling and also participated in a French Immersion program in Quebec. He has taught High School Core French and Science in the public and private school systems.
His interests include traveling, languages, nature, food, movies and music among other things.
He enjoys helping students to improve and grow in their learning and looks forward to contributing positively to the Prep Academy Tutors experience.
Sophie has a wide scope of professional experience in French language education and the arts. After receiving a MA from the Institute of French Studies at NYU, Sophie worked with refugee and immigrant youth populations in NYC through the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the French Heritage Language Program teaching French AP courses and helping to produce a bilingual musical, Amidou et Toya. Sophie currently works as a multimedia artist in puppetry, theatre, and creative and non-fiction writing, and lives between Colorado and Paris (France) as a touring educator and guest artist.