Kelly has years of tutoring experience in various subjects and grades, with a particular interest in math. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in building trust, adding clarity, and embracing flexibility. As a parent of two middle-schoolers, she understands the unique challenges faced by today’s students (and parents).
As a recent career-shifter, Kelly has over 20 years of corporate training experience, including teaching in business classrooms around the world. She has also taught with CPA Alberta. Kelly is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at Ambrose University, with a commitment to lifelong learning.
Kelly studied French Immersion in Calgary and her kids are enrolled in this program as well. She is a strong believer in the power of learning a second language.
When she is not teaching, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, skiing and reading.
Tessa Soleski is a BC Certified Teacher and has recently moved to Vancouver. She grew up in Windsor Ontario, moving to Peterborough Ontario to complete an Undergraduate Degree in English and Psychology . She also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. Tessa grew up with a deep love of travel and took the opportunity to explore the world following the completion of her degrees. As an oldest sibling to 3, Tessa has always been passionate about helping others. It is through teaching that Tessa has been able to foster her love of Literature, Social Sciences and working with kids and teenages. In her spare time Tessa works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through highschool. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing and vocabulary skills in both French and English. Tessa believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor she continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Tessa graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology. After her teaching degree she has spent the last two years teaching a wide variety of subjects to students of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Being bilingual has had so many benefits, not only during her travels but also professionally! She understands how frustrating learning a new language can be and has found ways to make it as enjoyable as possible for her students.
Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Tessa also tutors students where she fosters engaging, personalized one-on-one interactive lessons. Additionally, Tessa has an AQ (additional qualification) in special education which has deepened her understanding and strategies for her students of diverse abilities. Tessa truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. In her spare time, Tessa enjoys being surrounded by nature, which is what brought her to this beautiful province! She also enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family, and dogs.
Lisa believes that the best learning happens when students have fun, have a choice, and are engaged in their learning. She is an animated, passionate, and caring teacher. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Education as a French Immersion generalist. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Calgary. Lisa has been a full-time K-8 French Immersion classroom teacher in Calgary for the past 17 years, including teaching English, grade one online, social-emotional learning, coaching sports, dance instructor, foods teacher, and was a learning coach. As a published author and a keynote speaker, she specializes in whole-child learning, infusing academic subjects with food, language, environmental education, movement, and intergenerational connections.
Lisa is a Certified Health and Yoga Coach, Culinary Nutrition Expert, and Certified cook. She marries this experience with her many years of teaching and parenting experience. She has taught in Thailand, Whistler, Springbank, Airdrie, Calgary, and Cochrane. Lisa is eager to work with families and students to continue encouraging a love of learning.
Paige is currently in the process of completing a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education as a Generalist with a minor in Humanities. Paige attended the French Immersion Program for the entirety of her education and is now completing her degree through Campus Saint Jean at the University of Alberta. Paige is passionate about literacy and strives to instil a love of reading in all her students. As a student, Paige struggled with asking for help when needed. Because of this, she works with students to develop the skills needed to advocate for themselves and their needs from an early age. Paige’s goal as a tutor is to help students find a love of learning and to work with families to help their students grow.
Farah is a passionate teacher with more than 15 years of experience in teaching at schools and tutoring. She has a Master’s degree in Education and linguistics, and speaks more than 3 languages fluently. She has studied and taught art as well in all its mediums. She also studied singing, playing the acoustic guitar, and music reading at the conservatory. She has worked with kids from preschool to grade 12, as well as with adults. Her classes combine the academics and the fun activities, and she likes to incorporate visual arts to make her lessons more interesting and easier to comprehend. She strongly believes that being a teacher is the most rewarding job because, not only she helps shaping the students’ future, but she also learns a lot from them.
Amelia graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Throughout her university career, Amelia taught first year mathematics and statistics classes as a Supplemental Learning (SL) leader. She is passionate about teaching, and is great at breaking down challenging concepts into smaller, more comprehensible pieces. Amelia gets to know her learners, and puts a lot of effort into understanding their learning styles, and catering to that. She has been tutoring and teaching math for eight years, and has helped many students enjoy math and view it as a comfortable challenge, rather than a daunting task. She has experience tutoring both individuals and groups, and is happy to do either or. She mainly has experience tutoring and teaching students of high school or university level, however she has lots of experience with younger students and is very comfortable tutoring any level.
In her free time, Amelia loves being active, whether that is skiing or climbing or anything in between. She also has traveled extensively, and has taught English abroad. She is an outgoing and friendly individual who always finds a way to make people feel comfortable. Her love for teaching stems from her love for helping people, and she really enjoys seeing the improvements her students make.
Lesley has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Secondary School Education Diploma from McGill University. In addition to 10 years of private tutoring experience in Toronto, she has been teaching with the TDSB for 25 years. While Lesley currently instructs English (9-12), math (9-10), civics & careers, she is also qualified in French (intermediate 9/10).
In conjunction with helping students excel in rigorous curriculum expectations, such as advanced essay skills, Lesley has 20 years of expertise in teaching school success strategies related to mental health diagnoses (such as anxiety or depression), ADHD and executive functioning (organizing, prioritizing, time-management) learning disabilities. She finds that her experience in DBT & therapeutic techniques related to test anxiety and academic procrastination / perfectionism allow her to bring a deeper learning experience to students who feel they are sometimes misunderstood by the education system.
Lesley’s goal as a tutor is to work together with students and parents to achieve success in the teen’s courses by finding creative solutions for engagement, motivation and increased confidence. Her caring, patient, authentic and youthful personality would make her an excellent choice for your teen!
In addition to her love of teaching, Lesley is a passionate traveler and writer. She has backpacked over 25 countries and has published two literary fiction novels with Penguin Books.
Arzik is a BC Certifed Teacher with Master Degree from Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. She has several years of teaching experience with K-G12 students and adults. Her main goal as a language teacher is to develop learners’ spoken interaction competences, so I focus on all 4 sections of a language (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Arzik’s classes are tailored to her students’ goals and interests. She teaches French language based on BC Curriculum and prepares for DELF/DALF exams, as well as Arzik gives cultural training to students planning to pursue higher studies abroad.
Arzik is enthusiastic about teaching and always involves her students into diverse activities considering their personal interests and incorporating different learning strategies in order to develop critical thinking, creative writing and analyses.
Anne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, a minor in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Education as an Elementary generalist. She attended the French Immersion program until grade 9, completed French 31b IB and continues to enjoy consuming French media from shows to music. In addition, she is passionate about writing and helping students develop their unique voice and perspective. Her love and passion for learning extend into STEM subjects such as science, math and computer science. Her latest learning passion is coding using the computer programming language Python and its practical application of mathematical reasoning concepts.
Anne was a competitive nationally ranked Canadian diver throughout school and her first degree. She had a first-hand understanding of the struggles student face when balancing academic goals alongside busy extracurriculars. Her goal as a tutor is to work as a team alongside students and their parents to find the best learning methods to achieve a student’s goals while focusing on developing a love for lifelong learning.
Emily is a graduate of the Master of Teaching program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She is currently a supply teacher in the Durham District School Board and the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Emily is from Ajax, Ontario and was an elite level competitive swimmer throughout her elementary, high school and undergraduate career. She competed at Olympic Trials and won MVP at her conference championships in the NCAA for the University of Denver. Originally wanting to be a med student, it wasn’t until she took a science communication course that she realized she wanted to change the course of science education. Emily aspires to dismantle systemic barriers, make learning accessible for all and make education personally meaningful. When she is not working, she can be found nose deep in a book with her cat on her lap or watching a Leafs game with family and friends. Emily works to involve student’s personal interests in their learning as that is what helped her excel in her own academics.