Amanda is currently doing her Masters in Environmental Studies at York University. Her research looks at integrating more environmental education into mainstream schooling. She believes that this will allow students to learn nature-based coping strategies and for students to be able to practice mindfulness in the classroom.
She has a passion for teaching math and understands that it can be a struggle for some students. She tries to make the lessons as engaging and relatable as possible so students are able to make personal connections with the material. Amanda’s passion for teaching grew as she became more familiar with environmental education and the importance of building a positive relationship with nature. Her ultimate goal is to create a learning environment where her students feel like it’s okay to make mistakes and ask questions.
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.
Warda is a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She has completed multiple internships in various engineering fields from Manufacturing Analyst at Centra Industries, to Software Assurance at i4i, to Sales Engineer at HTS. She is currently on her fifth coop term as a Mechanical Designer at Smith and Andersen. Besides work and school, Warda loves to volunteer and spends her time giving back to the community. She has accumulated over 150 volunteer hours, through participation at summer camps for kids with disabilities and at animal shelters. Warda has prior experience mentoring kids from her coop position at i4i, where she discovered her passion for tutoring. She believes in being a role model to her students, helping them develop both hard and soft skills, that will be beneficial for their future. And when she is not busy working, studying or teaching, she loves to paint and read!
In 2014, Johnathan completed his Bachelors of Science (Honours) Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. Johnathan then went on to York University to earn his Bachelor of Education specializing in Intermediate/Senior Health and Physical Education and Geography. Since graduating he has completed additional qualifications in Intermediate Mathematics.
Johnathan’s view on education stems from the belief that every student can and will be successful. Along with his qualifications in math, geography, and physical education Johnathan also has a rich Science background focusing in Biology, Physiology and Human Kinetics.
Outside of teaching, Johnathan is a huge fan of athletics. He is still currently active in recreational soccer and basketball leagues and loves watching many sports ranging anywhere from the NFL to the English Premier League.
Emily D. T.
EN: Emily has been helping her fellow classmates with their school work for many years. She takes pride in watching her classmates succeed and excel academically. Emily just graduated high school with honours, and is currently in her first year of CEGEP at Dawson College in the Commerce profile. She excels in homework help at the elementary level in addition to English, history and geography at the high school levels.
FR:Emily aide ses camarades de classe dans leurs travaux scolaires depuis de nombreuses années. Elle est fière de voir ses camarades de classe réussir et exceller sur le plan scolaire. Emily vient de terminer ses études secondaires avec distinction et est actuellement en première année de cégep au Collège Dawson dans le profil Commerce.
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.
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 !
Mark-Anthony is an O.C.T qualified intermediate senior English and History educator. He has an Honours Double Major in English and History from Western University, and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University Teaching. In the past, he has taught a variety of subjects including English, Indigenous Studies, Media Studies, Special Education and Leadership.
With a combined 6 years of teaching and tutoring experience, Mark-Anthony is excited to learn alongside students as they approach a greater understanding of their chosen subject.
Kayley is currently in her final year of pursuing a joint BA in Political Science and Economics at McGill University. She has been involved in tutoring since high school, and has worked with students of all ages in subjects including English, Debate, and SAT/ACT prep. Her focus is primarily on developing long-lasting academic skills, including essay-writing, research, and test-taking abilities. Kayley believes that mentoring should be collaborative, and enjoys getting to know her students and tailoring her approach to each student’s learning style.
EN: Siân is currently in her second year at McGill University. She is in the faculty of education in the kindergarten/elementary and pédagogie immersion française program in hopes of becoming a French immersion elementary school teacher. She has previous experience tutoring grade 3s and 4s in French as well as math in French. She is very passionate about teaching and enjoys working with students. She believes in strong relationships with her students and making learning fun!
FR: Siân est actuellement en deuxième année à l’Université McGill. Elle est à la faculté d’éducation du programme maternelle/élémentaire et pédagogie immersion française dans l’espoir de devenir enseignante en immersion française au primaire. Elle a de l’expérience dans le tutorat de 3e et 4e années en français ainsi qu’en mathématiques en français. Elle est très passionnée par l’enseignement et aime travailler avec les étudiants. Elle croit en des relations solides avec ses élèves et en rendant l’apprentissage amusant!