Dina is a highly experienced elementary educator with over 30 years of experience in grades 1-7 in both public and private school settings. Dina received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Master’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from The Bank Street College of Education. Mindfulness practices and confidence building strategies are part of Dina’s work with children. In her work with children from many different backgrounds and learning styles, Dina strives to identify students’ strengths and interests and works with those assets to develop further success and love for learning. She currently lives in Stamford, Ct. with her two beloved, old cats, Leela and Robby, and enjoys crossword puzzles and walks at the beach.

Isabel C.

EN: Isabel is a literary translator and graduate student in Littérature comparée (Comparative Literature) at l’Université de Montréal. She has an undergraduate degree in Contemporary Philosophy and German Studies, with a minor in French Literature from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University.

She has worked as a teacher in both high school and elementary schools in English and French classes. As a tutor, Isabel prioritizes helping her students to nurture their creativity, curiosity, sense of determination and organizational skills.

Isabel is passionate about literature, film, history and art. In her spare time, she is learning metal-working.


FR: Isabel est traductrice littéraire et étudiante diplômée en Littérature comparée à l’Université de Montréal. Elle est titulaire d’un diplôme de premier cycle en philosophie contemporaine et en études allemandes, avec une mineure en littérature française de l’Université de King’s College et de l’Université Dalhousie.

Elle a travaillé comme enseignante dans des écoles secondaires et élémentaires, dans des classes d’anglais et de français. En tant que tutrice, Isabel a pour priorité d’aider ses élèves à développer leur créativité, leur curiosité, leur détermination et leur sens de l’organisation.

Isabel est passionnée par la littérature, le cinéma, l’histoire et l’art. Pendant son temps libre, elle apprend à travailler le métal.



“I just wanted to say a great big thank you for matching us with Isabel. She is absolutely wonderful!

I think she’ll be an incredible help for Max. He’s really looking forward to his next session with her.”
– Grade 1 Parent

Holly C.

Holly has her DEC in Law, Society, and Justice from Marianopolis College, and her Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University with a major in International Affairs and a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication. She supports students in political science, English, Geography, and courses in American, Canadian, Quebec, Western Civilization, and Middle Eastern History. Holly’s students can expect her to tailor her coaching to best suit their unique learning styles. Additionally, she will always keep concepts relevant by teaching through the lens of “why does this matter?”. 

Lian B.

Lian Beckstead is in her second year pursuing a major in Honors International Development Studies at McGill University. She loves working with children and wants to inspire them to enjoy learning. Her most memorable teacher instilled life lessons into the classroom, creating an enjoyable learning environment, which is what she wants to do. She is excited to encourage unique methods of approaching solutions to enforce understanding the material, instead of simply completing the assignment at hand.

McGill University: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Honors International Development Studies, Minor in East Asian Language and Literature

Tiana B.

EN: Tiana has her diploma in College Studies in Honours Law, Society, and Justice from Marianopolis College and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science Major with Sociology with a double minor in English. Tiana says that forging a connection between the student and the subject is something she loves about coaching. The “oh, I get it!” moments are part of what leads students to enjoy a subject, and she like finding the key organization strategy or learning technique that unlocks that passion.

FR: Tiana est titulaire d’un diplôme d’études collégiales en droit, société et justice du Marianopolis College et poursuit actuellement son baccalauréat en sciences politiques avec majeure en sociologie avec une double mineure en anglais. Tiana dit que forger une connexion entre l’étudiant et le sujet est quelque chose qu’elle aime dans le coaching. Le “oh, j’ai compris !” les moments font partie de ce qui amène les élèves à apprécier une matière, et elle aime trouver la stratégie d’organisation clé ou la technique d’apprentissage qui libère cette passion.


Andrew taught English and social studies for 18 years at John Jay Middle School in Katonah. Before that, he taught social studies and humanities at MS 141 and the Jonas Bronck Academy in the Bronx. He has a BA in history from SUNY New Paltz and a MA in American studies and secondary education from Boston College.

Andrew has a love of history and literature that allows him to provide instruction that’s both meaningful and thought-provoking. He believes in teaching history as a story with fascinating characters rather than a series of dates and facts, and in this way, he seeks to engage students. As an English and humanities teacher, he also uses the writing workshop model to teach note taking, outlining, and essay writing that will help students in their humanities classes and beyond.

He understands that each student has their own individual strengths and needs, and that it’s important to tailor instruction and materials to meet each student’s learning style. He also knows that working in collaboration with parents is essential to helping students achieve their goals and develop the habits that will serve them as lifelong learners.

Sean M.

Hello, I’m Sean!

I graduated from the concurrent education program at Brock University. This means that I have my bachelor of education as well as my bachelor of arts in integrated studies with honors. I also have 4 years of teaching experience which was acquired from various schools in Canada as well as the United Kingdom. I’m a licensed teacher in Ontario as well as the United Kingdom with teaching designations in the junior, intermediate and senior streams.

I specialize in English and history. This means that I am able to help your child improve their reading, writing, and speaking capabilities in order to prepare them for university or to help them achieve a higher mark in their course. I have taught grade 11 and 12 English numerous times, meaning that I have developed lessons, activities and worksheets specifically designed to help and improve a student’s essay writing.

Having 3 years experience working with international students, I am confident in my ability to help your child if English is their second language.

Magdalene S.

Magdalene graduated from OISE’s Master of Teaching program and holds her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Magdalene has been teaching in professional and social settings since 2015 and has experience working with diverse learners. She has taught grades 1 through 12 with a focus on English, math, and the social sciences. Magdalene also has experience teaching English internationally.

Magdalene seeks to advance students’ self-confidence and self-efficacy while cultivating a love of learning and empowering students on their journey to academic success. She embodies and exemplifies an ideology that centres around self- discovery and personal growth, with an emphasis on critical thinking, adaptability, and resiliency.

When Magdalene isn’t in school or tutoring, you can find her curled up with a good book, visiting the animals at the Toronto Zoo, or taking pictures of different foods she’s tried around the city.


Sarah is a dynamic and enthusiastic teaching professional with a combined total of 33 years as a school teacher and tutor. After earning the highest academic average and valedictory awards in high school, she went on to receive a Bachelors degree from Queens University in Theatre and English. Not long after, she was fully certified as professional arts administrator by the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts. Returning to Toronto, she spent four glorious years working in professional theatre where she developed educational resources for school groups. It was here she discovered her calling as a passionate and gifted teacher. She subsequently spent sixteen years as a Middle and High School Drama, English and History teacher designing challenging, enriching, and innovative curriculum for the diverse interests and needs of students. Ever evolving, Sarah left teaching to pursue full time tutoring and has spent the last seventeen years working with students of all ages to improve their reading, writing and verbal communication skills. Above all, though, Sarah loves her students and they love her. It is this connection that results in maximum learning with measurable and exceptional results.


My name is Cassie and I am a Junior/Intermediate/Senior certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers. I am currently an Occasional Teacher with the Toronto District School Board and Durham District School Board.

I completed my Bachelor of Music at Queen’s University, specializing in Education. I then completed my Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University specializing in Music and Outdoor and Experiential Learning. From there I went on to complete and my Master of Education at the University of Toronto, specializing in Developmental Psychology and Education with a special interest in mental health in the classroom. My interest in the field of mental health in the classroom has led me into the area of academic coaching. I enjoy working with students on time management, organization of school materials, proper note taking skills and overall mindfulness in an academic setting.

In addition, I have had several opportunities to work with children outside of the classroom. I worked as a camp counsellor, coordinator, and director for the University of Toronto, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, and the Kids Cancer Foundation of Alberta.

Oustide of teaching, I love reading, horseback riding, playing recreational softball, travelling, photography, being outdoors, and spending time with my family.