RACHEL S.

Rachel is a graduate from Laurentian University, with a Bachelors Degree in both Education and Physical and Health Education with a Specialization in the outdoors. Rachel also has a double minor in Indigenous Studies and Geography. While studying Rachel was a volunteer for Special Olympics Ontario in the sport of skiing, and worked for Gracies Gals which was an organization created to promote young women in sport and positve mental health.
Rachel currently works as a teacher in Calgary and specializes in Inclusive Education at the high school level. In addition to teaching Rachel has a passion for the outdoors and having a healthy active lifestyle.

 

 

MARIE CELESTE F.

Celeste graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a Bachelor of Honours in Arts and Science. She majored in Global Development Studies, a cross-disciplinary department teaching courses exploring politics, philosophy, economics, environmental justice, public relations, global governance, religion, history, geography, and social justice. Celeste was also a concurrent education student working to complete her teaching certification alongside her undergraduate degree. She is entering her final year of teacher’s college, completing three classroom placements and fulfilling her teachable subjects, history and geography. Celeste has been engaged in teaching since she began coaching volleyball at fourteen. This sparked her love for teaching and encouraged her to seek further opportunities. She has worked at Olympia Sports Camp as a counsellor and a summer schoolteacher for their outdoor ed high school leadership credit. She has taught grade nine English, science, and geography, as well as grade twelve English, grade ten world religions, grade ten civics and careers, and grade eleven world history while on placement. Celeste has experience working with elementary school students through her responsibility of caring for students from junior kindergarten to grade five at Pickering Colleges After Care Program. She has worked with the Helen Tufts Society in Kingston, where she was paired with a grade four student whom she met with once a week for tutoring. In her free time, Celeste enjoys being outside with nature, whether walking her dog Aussie, going for a bike ride, or playing pickleball. Celeste is honoured to be a part of a student’s success and learning in the same way her tutors were for her.

 

 

CLAIRE R.

Claire has a BA with a French literature major from U of Calgary and is in her last year of the BEd program at St Mary’s University. She is a New Brunswick native who moved to Calgary when she was 3 and learned English at school. She has taught numerous adults in Continuing Education at Mount Royal College and in the Corporate sector and is returning to her first love, teaching children. She has a passion for reading and writing as well as studying, in her spare time, history, governments, and citizenship. By her bedside you’ll currently find books by Charles Dickens, Thomas Sowell, a random book on the American revolution (it’s better than it sounds) and her favorite dog Tessa. Her husband and 2 boys are into hockey, so obviously, the TV is always on during Stanley Cup finals.

 

 

Valentine F.

Valentine Faseemo is a passionate and innovative teacher with over five years of teaching experience as a Professor of Law. Valentine graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School where he was called to the Nigerian Bar as the Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. He obtained a Masters in International Business Law at the Tilburg University, Netherlands where his curiosity for scholarship and research led him to write his Master’s thesis on Non-Interest Banking as an Alternative to Conventional Banking. Valentine is also a co-author of Company Law and Practice in Nigeria, as well as many academic articles.

Valentine’s impactful, innovative and dynamic teaching methods as well as positive student feedback earned him the award of the Best Lecturer in the College of Law of the Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, where he taught various courses such as Commercial Law, Banking Law, Application of Computer to Law, ICT Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. His personable approach to teaching and mentoring also led him to be appointed as the Staff Advisor to the Law Student Society in the University.

Valentine’s other research and teaching interests and practice areas include Competition Law, Immigration Law, Entertainment Law, History and Current Affairs.

 

Emmanuel P.

Emmanuel has been teaching since 2007 in a diverse range of places, from Los Angeles to Japan, Miami, and San Diego. He has taught students from 2nd to 12th grade, and has a special enthusiasm for phonics at the early grade levels and US history at the upper grades, although he is similarly enthusiastic for mathematics from lower elementary all the way through high school . He also has a keen interest in languages, and is bilingual in French and English, as well as having studied Spanish, Hebrew, and Japanese. Emmanuel believes that every subject is inherently fascinating and that every student is capable of excelling, even in a subject that they never imagined themselves to be experts in. He loves helping students to embrace struggle and feel the satisfaction that comes with pushing themselves to more than they thought possible.

 

Annie D.

Annie is a current MD/PhD student at UT Health San Antonio. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Medical Science from UNT Health Science Center. She has tutored and taught math, science, and engineering courses since 2012. Annie enjoys one-on-one or small group interactions, preferring to personalize her tutoring to the student(s). She also enjoys getting to know students and providing help in tutoring-adjacent skills such as time management, prioritization, and organizational skills. In her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with her partner and dog, doing barre and yoga, playing the piano, reading, figure skating, and discovering new board games.

HILARY F. H.

Hilary is an Education Assistant and experienced tutor. With a background in social work, she has been working in the elementary education field for over eight years. Hilary specializes in working with high needs students, and has a passion for supporting children in reaching their goals. In her spare time, you can find her painting and spending time with her two kids.

 

Emily W.

Emily proudly holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the social sciences, with additional training in economics, statistics, and college admissions preparation. She is also a Fall 2024 PhD admit at UCLA and has proven expertise in tutoring, teaching, and student support at all academic levels. Overall, she is patient, empathetic, and dedicated to helping your
child succeed in all of their academic endeavors, whether it be catching up on a subject in school or preparing for university. She’s here for you! Emily’s favorite San Diego spots include La Jolla shores and Balboa park, and in her spare time she can be found in the sun with a good book.

AMAL S.

Amal is a goal-driven professional educator with a PhD in Economics and a Master’s in Finance and Banking, boasting 15 years of experience in teaching Economics and Business Administration courses. She is adept at planning, delivering, and adapting course curricula and teaching styles in both English and French to optimize student learning. Amal has successfully instructed and mentored over 60 students in a multicultural setting, employing Active Learning methodologies and integrating technology to enhance classroom experiences.

With a passion for education, Amal has contributed significantly to various educational settings. She has served as a Mathematics and Sciences Teacher at La Citadelle Academy of Sciences and Arts, where she instructed curriculum in French for students in grades 3 to 5, implementing innovative teaching strategies to engage students in a bilingual environment. Additionally, she has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Concordia University, developing and teaching Economics and Business Administration courses. She is also currently involved in the Teaching Assistant Program at the University of Toronto and is a Private French Tutor, providing personalized tutoring sessions to enhance critical thinking skills and concentration in French Immersion programs.

Amal’s academic journey includes a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Pedagogy, with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is a multilingual educator fluent in French, English, and Arabic, and her expertise extends to various educational technology platforms.

In addition to her teaching experience, Amal is actively involved in research and community-based initiatives. Outside of her professional endeavors, Amal enjoys connecting with nature, watching birds and pigeons, and indulging her creative side by writing children’s books.

Isabelle L.

Ms. Lewis is a Certified teacher with a Master’s degree in Education from UTSA. She is fluent in German, Farsi and English, with over 20 years of experience. Ms. Lewis lived, went to school, and tutored internationally in schools in Europe and Asia. Her multicultural background gives her the perfect edge as a tutor. She has the perfect combination of different teaching methods that have been successfully practiced worldwide.
Her certifications include:
Core Subjects EC-6
English as a Second Language (ESL) EC-12
Language other than English – German (LOTE) EC-12
Special Education EC-12
In her spare time, she is active at “Paws for Purple Hearts.” She loves to volunteer and her love for all animals shows as she has just recently adopted two “tough cookies” aka cats from the San Antonio Animal Shelter. Her mission in life is to make learning fun and to bring students back to believing in themselves and their abilities. Every student has a right to an education and Ms. Lewis makes it fun!