Tamara has been an Ontario Certified Teacher (O.C.T.) since September 2005. She is an experienced educator who is qualified to teach Primary (grades k-2); Junior (grades 4-6); Intermediate and Senior (grades 7-12) divisions across most subject areas. She has a specialization in the following curricular areas: the Arts, English, Guidance/Careers studies, Primary/Junior Mathematics, and Special Education. Tamara taught with the York Region District School Board for over 10 years, both in elementary and secondary panels. Most recently, she has taught in the private education sector, in the middle and senior grades. Tamara has been tutoring with P.A.T. since September 2018; before this, Tamara studied and received a Master’s of Psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology, specializing in Child/Adolescent development and behavior. (M.A. Psych) She is certified in Mental Health First Aid/Crisis Intervention (M.H.F.A., 2018), and has co-facilitated a therapy group for counseling children ages 7-9 years who present with A.D.D./A.D.H.D. at Kinark Family Services, Newmarket. As well, Tamara holds Additional Teacher Qualifications in Special Education Part 1, and Guidance and Career Education Part 1. Tamara’s long term goal as a tutor is to mentor and coach youth with a variety of learning needs or disabilities through academic and stressful challenges. Tamara’s belief in a holistic approach in teaching focuses on the whole child, which would contribute to their overall intellectual, social and emotional development. Outside of teaching, Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as reading, exercise, and painting and photography in stolen moments.
Susan is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Specialist in Guidance. She has over 25 years experience as a University Counsellor in public and private schools – most recently at Branksome Hall and Ridley College. Susan has extensive knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Program and the Ontario Secondary School Program and can counsel students in the following areas:
-University research and admission requirements
-Building a list of university programs
-Preparing for supplementary applications
-Preparing for scholarship applications
-Building a non-academic profile
Susan has a 16-year-old daughter and loves spending time with family, as well as traveling and playing golf.