Shivani J.

Shivani is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts in Performance Studies. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. In the past, Shivani has worked extensively as a dance and Taekwondo instructor for younger children as well as a camp counsellor for kids aged 6-12. Shivani enjoys designing leadership and personal development curriculums for educational and non-profit institutions, specifically designed for primary junior and middle school students. She loves creating unique programs that combine education and play to encourage children to be an active participant in their education!

LAURA L.

Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.

ANDREW F.

Andrew Flynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He spent 25 years as a working journalist at the Montreal Gazette, The Canadian Press, The National Post, and Business News Network. He has covered sports, entertainment, political news, world events, business, finance, and economics as a reporter and senior editor. He also spent three years as Communications Director in the financial sector. Andrew currently teaches in the Media Communications department at Humber College. On top of all of that, he is currently creator, executive producer, and head writer on a television show currently in development. He spends his (very limited) downtime playing piano and guitar and coaching minor hockey.

CHRISTOPHER G.

Christopher is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Manitoba, specializing in the medical humanities, with extensive background in English language and literature, creative writing, philosophy, history, and religious studies.

BREANNE VDB.

Breanne Van Den Breemen is a fifth year Concurrent Education student at Brock University with teachable subjects in English and history. Breanne has experience teaching at the primary, junior and intermediate levels across all subjects, with a keen interest in social sciences and English. Additionally, she has a background in music. Breanne has a passion for working with students of all ability levels and has a high degree of organizational skills. She lives on a farm that her family owns and enjoys working with the animals on the farm in her free time.

Tricia T

Tricia graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, as well as a Bachelor degree in Education. Tricia is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach Primary, Junior and Intermediate levels with additional qualifications in Senior Social Sciences and Special Education. Tricia currently teaches Grade 5 at the Durham Catholic District School Board, with prior experience teaching Kindergarten, as well as grades 5-12. She has a diverse and successful teaching background and a strong dedication to student achievement and success.

Tricia’s passion is education and her greatest inspirations are her students. “I learn from them as much as they learn from me and I am so fortunate to be in a position where I know I can make a difference in their lives.” She believes that her love for teaching has the ability to transform and inspire students’ love for learning. She goes above and beyond her written roles and responsibilities to ensure her students’ success. Tricia generates meaningful lessons that connect the curriculum and life itself and she takes the time to create an environment that will maximize the students’ learning abilities. She never gives up on her students and strives to help them reach the top no matter what. Tricia’s goal in this profession is to be an effective educator who leads and teaches young minds to become strong, smart, confident and compassionate global citizens. Tricia is truly invested in the success of all her students and will utilize every possible resource to create a learning experience that fosters the growth of ideas, knowledge, and kindness.

Outside of teaching, Tricia enjoys sports, music and art. She participates in organized sports such as  basketball, volleyball and soccer. She plays musical instruments, such as guitar, piano, ukulele, and saxophone, and she enjoys photography and painting. 

David D

David completed his Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in 2011. He then pursued his Bachelors of Education at York University in 2012. While at York, David competed on the Varsity Tennis Team and achieved 2 gold medals. He is currently qualified to teach the following subjects: All Primary and Junior subjects, Health and Physical Education, French, ESL, Special Education, Cooperative Education, Religion and Science. His additional qualification courses allow him to teach all the way from primary to the senior level (K – 12).

 

David is a passionate and devoted teacher who is a Specialist in Health and Physical Education. He is currently teaching Health and Physical Education with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. For the last 10 years, he has devoted his time to working with kids in summer camps, tutoring, and summer school programs within the TCDSB, TDSB, and various private schools. David has many years of experience working with kids who have behavioural challenges, are ESL, and children who have special needs. He has worked with kids who are autistic, non-verbal, ADHD and who possess other learning differences. He has been able to create lessons that meet the needs of all of his students and helps to make learning fun and practical. He is a true believer that all kids have a passion for learning!

David is a huge sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching. He has worked with many kids from beginner to collegiate level athletes in basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis. David firmly believes that a healthy body allows for a healthy mind!

SHAWN T.

Shawn is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Pace University where he received his undergraduate degree in History/Adolescent Education and a Master’s in Special Education. Shawn loves teaching and he feels lucky to be able to teach students.  He has taught every grade level from 7th through 12th and for the past 6 years, he has been teaching both 9th and 10th grade Global History.  Additionally, for the past 4 years, he has taught AP World History.  
Shawn believes that history should be an incredibly interesting and engaging topic.  Learning about why real people made decisions and how those decisions impacted people is truly fascinating. He truly enjoys portraying history as a story where there are characters and a plot and a setting. Shawn enjoys using his passion for history to better help students understand topics.  

SAMANTHA T.

Samantha is completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education in English Literature at the University of Alberta. She enjoys sharing her love of literature and language arts with students and helping them develop skills and strategies to find success in their coursework. She currently works one-on-one with several junior high and high school students. Samantha helps her students break down essays and navigate through the writing process.  She also collaborates with students to create individualized writing strategy plans. When she’s not teaching, Samantha enjoys spending time in the outdoors or curled up with a book, a cat and a cup of tea.

MICHAEL H.

Michael has an honours Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism, and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Michael completed his Bachelor of Education in 2019 at Lakehead University