PAUL B.

 Paul holds a Bachelor of History from the University of Calgary as is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education from St. Mary’s University. He has worked with students from K-12 and specializes in effective student engagement strategies. Paul is currently an elementary school volunteer, a piano teacher, and a passionate history enthusiast.Paul tailors his teaching style around the belief that learning gaps develop as a result of elements that are external to a student instead of their capabilities. As a result, his approach to teaching focuses on identifying and removing hurdles so that students can learn to enjoy achieving their goals independently.

Paul is an energetic individual who is excited about the field of education. He enjoys the process of one-to-one relationship building with students and takes pride in their success.

Samantha F.

Samantha began her love of teaching at 17 years old when she became a volunteer assistant in a primary classroom. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto where she studied philosophy, history, and sociology. After completing her undergraduate, she took a big leap and moved to South Korea where she became a full-time kindergarten teacher. Although she did not make it as a K-pop star in South Korea, she did come to realize that teaching is one of her biggest passions. After her year abroad she came back to Canada and decided to become an ELL teacher at a school downtown, teaching adult students coming to Canada to learn English. During this time, she also became a private tutor working with students ages 7-11 who attended schools in the TDSB. She worked with students who had different exceptionalities and it was through this job that she realized that teaching is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. After two years, she decided to take another big leap and complete her Master of Teaching at OISE, University of Toronto. Samantha is delighted to officially be an Ontario Certified Teacher. In her lessons, Samantha takes the time to get to know every individual student in order to create individualized plans that tap into the interests, passions, and needs of the learner. She loves to incorporate educational games, technology, art, and movement into her lessons in order to make the lessons more enjoyable, less rigid, and tap into multiple ways of learning. On her days off you can find Samantha watercolour painting, getting lost around the city, trying not to overwater her plants, and starting a new book before finishing the last one.

ELIZABETH S.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in English and History, and obtained her Bachelor of Education at Western. She is currently certified to teach English and History at the Intermediate and Senior levels (7-12). Elizabeth is also in the process of obtaining further teaching qualifications in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies, and in Special Education.

As someone who struggled with undiagnosed ADHD throughout her school years, Elizabeth has a particular interest in working with students who face similar challenges, in order to develop skills and strategies that will support both their academic and life-long success.

Elizabeth’s love for learning makes her an enthusiastic, supportive and tireless ally in every student’s unique learning journey. Her approach is holistic, compassionate and centred around principles of equity and inclusion.

She can usually be found reading or gardening at her home in Brantford, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and occasional foster dog.

BENJAMIN T.

Benjamin has graduated from the University of Calgary and will be receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Education within 2022. He has 3 years of continuous experience in teaching multiple grade levels both within a traditional classroom and remotely in a digital space.

While his areas of expertise are focused on the humanities, he remains competent in any subject matter at an elementary level. As reading and writing are how he spends much of his free time, he is confident in the support he can provide for related subjects, especially in the upper grade levels.

Benjamin has a firm belief that learning is integral to the human experience and so his teaching philosophy centers on cultivating a lifelong love of learning within the student that will propel them to success both within and beyond the classroom.

DANIEL C.

My name is Daniel. I am qualified to teach Grade 4-8, as well as Grade 9-12 Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Law. I have additional qualifications in special education, religion, and autism. I have experience working with students in the Moderate Communication Program and the Planning for Independence Program in the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. I also have virtual teaching experience working with special needs students in the Halton Catholic District School Board as I have had IEP students with autism in many of my online and in-person classes. I also have diverse teaching experience as I have worked with students from grades 2-11 in the Halton Catholic District School Board. I am now a permanent teacher with the Hamilton – Wentworth Catholic District School Board. As a tutor, I am experienced in delivering customized learning plans designed to address each student’s needs. I strive to support students in developing self-confidence in their academic abilities, and work hard to improve their study habits with the goal of achieving academic success.

Ari S.

Ari completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Western University. She was the recipient of the Faculty Subject Award at Western University for achieving the highest grade in Religious Studies at Western University. Also, Ari completed an Honours Bachelors Degree in Arts from Thompson Rivers University graduating with High Distinction. Previously, she volunteered as a tutor for high school students in Science (Grade 9), Chemistry and Biology (Grade 10-12) at Mississauga Secondary School. During her undergrad, she tutored multiple students in University-level Writing and Psychology courses. Also, she assisted tutors at Mathnasium. In her spare time, Ari enjoys reading, cooking and hiking. Ari plans to start Teachers College this fall.

JONAH S.

Jonah is a communicator above all else. He is well versed in dramatic arts, giving him insight into social skills and how to convey ideas thoughtfully through essay writing and presentation planning. English language arts, creative writing, philosophy, and most humanities courses will be given a unique spin under his tutelage.

STEFANIE B.

Stefanie has her Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies and is currently finishing up her last year of her Bachelor of Education degree specializing in early years with a Major in History and a Minor in Psychology. Stefanie has had 4 published articles in a local magazine and is working on publishing her own authored book. Stefanie grew up in the French Immersion program from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and is fluent in the French language in reading, writing and speaking. Stefanie brings a positive energy to her tutoring sessions and aims to help foster growth and build confidence in her students for greater success. Smiles are encouraged!

JOSEPH S.

Joe Schneider is an enthusiastic Ontario Certified Teacher currently working for the York Region District School Board. He grew up in a Spanish and English speaking household in Richmond Hill where he attended French immersion elementary and high school. Joe discovered his love for teaching and working with children while working as a counselor at an overnight summer camp. He spent many summers supporting his campers’ development and encouraging them to fully embrace their youth. Confident in his chosen career path, Joe then moved to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University for the Concurrent Education program. Through this degree program he gained invaluable experience teaching elementary and highschool aged students. Motivated by his love for reading, Joe focused his studies on teaching History and English at the high school level. Joe’s passion for stories led him to obtain a degree in Film in addition to his bachelor of education. Upon graduation, he was hired to teach Elementary School French for grades 4-8. It was through this experience that Joe rediscovered his love for languages. In his spare time, Joe has traveled through Asia, South America, and Europe. His ability to communicate abroad in English, French and Spanish gave him a deeper appreciation for the rich culture of each place he visited. Joe has continued to teach French for the past 5 years and has loved every moment. His teaching experiences have helped him develop unique teaching strategies to support each of his learners. Joe has experience tutoring French, History, Reading, and Writing for students ranging from grade 4 to University. Joe firmly believes in the importance of building relationships with his students. His love of books, movies, comics, and video games have helped him develop deeper connections to his students and establish a positive learning environment that adds to their overall learning experience. Most importantly, Joe has found all of his teaching experiences to be extremely fulfilling.

SIMON C.

Simon Corcia is just finishing up his teaching degree from Nipissing University so he has spent the last year and a half living about three and a half hours north of Toronto in North Bay. He speaks basic Russian alongside English and has completed an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto with a major in History and Minors in Political Sciences and Classical Civilizations. He is to be certified to teach intermediate/senior divisions (Grade 7-12) with teachables in History and General Social Sciences. Besides reading and writing for fun, Simon enjoys cooking, gaming, and baking. Hopefully, through tutoring and learning together, Simon can find the right recipes to ensure the success of students.