Alex is an Ontario Certified Teacher – or soon to be, pending some more paperwork – who’s raring to go out and continue his teaching career after years spent abroad, in the private sector, and as a soccer and public speaking coach. An unabashed geek at heart and lover of all things anime, online, and creative, he is a firm believer in fostering a deeper, lifelong enthusiasm for learning by being, well… enthusiastic! Kids (and all people) don’t learn well if learning is a chore, and it is very possible to be academically rigorous while maintaining a sense of joy and wonder. He is particularly passionate about history, which he completed his undergraduate degree in. Yes, it CAN be fun and is a great medium through which to practice writing and critical thinking skills.
In general, Alex is a big fan of both of those things (he’s one of those people who holds opinions on the Oxford comma – beware) and, when he’s not busy camping, game designing, or mumbling calculations as he points an oversized telescope at the night sky, he teaches them both on a part-time and volunteer basis. Learning is something that he views as a panacea and a sort of vaccine against many of the hurdles and challenges that modern society presents us with. His goal is to turn it into a lifelong passion and, to this end, he has worked with everything from preschoolers to adult professionals over a diverse array of subjects and backgrounds. He is something of a polymath. Just… don’t get him started on Shakespeare. Again, he has opinions. You’ve been warned.
Alex Graduated summa cum laude from York University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Education to follow up on his 2015 Bachelor of Arts in History. He completed his teaching internship in the TDSB (Toronto District School Board), where he taught in a Grade 3 classroom after first having interned in Health & Physical Education. While in school, he remained active as an educator, coaching debate and public speaking classes, and teaching English, History, Science, and Research classes. He has a deep background in teaching ELL (English Language Learners), having previously done so abroad, in China, as well as right here in Canada. Just… remember your commas.
Raemyn graduated the Concurrent Education Program at York University and specializes in the intermediate/senior division for English and Social Sciences. Her dedication and passion for education helps her create an engaging learning environment for students of various learning styles. She is a great organizational coach and can help your child in becoming more organized and feel more confident in accomplishing their work in a timely manner. Raemyn has experience working one-on-one with students. She has worked in the PAWS Program at York University where she helped at-risk university athletes enhance their organizational skills and keep their grades up to ensure their success in both school, and their chosen sports. Raemyn also has experience working in a high school alongside a mentor teacher to gain first-hand experience within a classroom setting. In her free time Raemyn enjoys watching hockey, spending time with friends and family, and travelling.