ISABEL B.

Isabel is a 1st year Masters student at UofT studying Experience Design, Human-Centered Data Science, and Psychology.

She enjoys working with students from the primary grades through university levels, specializing in Mathematics, English, and Essay-Writing. In addition, she volunteers with student organizations to host test and essay workshops, and provides mentorship for undergrads.

In addition to delivering clear and concise academic aid, Isabel tries her best to be a mentor — encouraging students’ interests and cultivating a love of learning more broadly, which can include sharing relevant resources, devising an independent project, or simply talking about what they’re excited about! As part of this, she’s eager to help develop a healthy mindset towards challenge, as well as equipping students with the knowledge, habits and tools to take on such challenges.

In spare time, she watches indie films with friends, reads the Jacobin magazine, and indulges in copious amounts of film, art, and videogame essays. As for the future, she is aspiring to work in the intersection of design, technology and psychology to help solve pressing humanitarian needs such as the climate crisis.

 

ANDREW H.

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.

CAROLINE V.

Caroline is a College Professor and Professional Tutor (in both Academics & Life Skills). She has taught and tutored for over eight years; teaching English, Communications, Business, and Arts courses across multiple faculties at various Ontario Colleges. She has also taught in Germany and South East Asia (Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam), and enjoys working as a Copywriter for clients in various industries too.

Caroline is extremely compassionate, open-minded, attentive, and supportive; these innate qualities led her naturally into teaching/tutoring. She is well-experienced teaching & tutoring students from a range of diverse backgrounds and abilities, which includes students with IEPs.

Caroline is also an experienced Life Coach who is able to support students holistically. She is passionate about helping students who struggle not only with the substance of their studies; but also, with attention issues, organizational issues, time-management issues, and overall issues which prevent them from completing their academic work smoothly. She cares deeply about each of her student’s journeys, and uses meaningful, effective resources & strategies to help students improve in and practice core life skills. She is extremely encouraging of small, tiny steps of progress. In helping students with core skills, she aims to bring positivity to other corners of the student’s life i.e. the quality of their academic work, their ability to resolve conflict better, their ability to lessen the negative impact from issues they face, etc.

When it’s not 2020, Caroline enjoys seeing live music of all genres; she also plays piano and guitar. She enjoys comedy, basketball & the NBA, dancing, cooking, and engaging with other people on their ideas and experiences. She is very passionate about creating a more equitable world for all, and is constantly adding great examples to her list of things we can do each day to make this world a more compassionate and caring environment for all peoples and animals.

Jiestine H.

Jiestine holds her Bachelor of Education (Major in Kindergarten and Elementary Education; Pedagogie de L’Immersion Francaise) from McGill University. She received her DEC in the Social Service Program from Dawson College, and her Diploma from Ecole Secondaire Felix-Leclerc.

Jiestine worked as a Substitute Teacher for the Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, where she taught Elementary-level students, both correcting and creating lessons for them.

At both Selwyn House and at the Lester B. Pearson School Board, she was the After-School Program Animator, where she supervised students from K-6 during after-school actives. At both Verdun and Riverview Elementary Schools, she animated a French literacy program.

She was a Youth Worker at Saint Columba House day Camp, where she taught socio-emotional skills to campers with behavioural difficulties.

Her field experiences include St. Anthony Elementary School and the Community Learning Centre of Verdun, where she provided one-on-one support for students during class. She was the Vice-President of McGill University’s Filipino Asian Students Association.

Jiestine’s expertise, combined with her patience and kind-yet-firm approach, create a stimulating learning environment for her students.

Sagi C.

Sagi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in Political Science. He was a Visiting Scholar at New York University in the Department of Comparative Literature and at the University of Victoria. He holds a M.A. in Political Science, Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) from Hebrew University, and a B.A. (double major in Philosophy and Communication & Journalism).

Sagi taught at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where he was part of the Adjunct Faculty, and has worked as an assistant for the University of Ottawa and the University of Victoria. At the University of Ottawa, he was the recipient of the International Admissions Scholarship, and received the University of Victoria’s Graduate Award, along with graduating Hebrew University (Magna cum Laude).

He tutors English at all levels (reading, essay-writing, note-taking). Philosophy, History, Psychology and the rest of the Humanities. He also teaches Hebrew.

Sagi’s warm personality combined with his love of knowledge and teaching combine to create a stimulating and encouraging environment for his students.

SARAH P.

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.

SARAH B.

Sarah’s teaching career has spanned roles from the Head of Religious Studies and teaching English as a foreign language to teaching Social Sciences at Secondary Schools within the UK. She has over five years’ experience of teaching GCSE and A-Level Sociology while at St. Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls and Winchmore School in London, England. These experiences have enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of the subject, which is evidenced in her students’ excellent examination results.

She has completed a bacholors in Sociology and then a Masters in Social Research from Goldsmiths Univeristy of London (UK), which has given her an in-depth knowledge, which is beneficial for teaching Social Sciences and Humanities at intermediate and senior levels. She is also certified from the Ontario College of Teachers with good standing and is currently undertaking an MEd in Developmental Psychology and Education at the University of Toronto.

As a teacher and academic coach, she can motivate students of all abilities to make progress. To help achieve this she is sensitive to the needs of individual students and uses appropriately differentiated teaching and learning resources. Furthermore, the ablest learners are consistently stretched through stimulating and challenging learning activities.

Sarah also has excellent ICT skills and makes full use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and interactive whiteboard

ABIGAIL F.

Abigail holds her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She holds her Bachelor of Science: Major in Psychology, Minor in World Religions from McGill University, where she was the International Winner for Psychology, Undergraduate Awards.

Abigail currently tutors English (including essay-writing), psychology and the Humanities at the High School, CEGEP and University levels.

She served as an Intake Worker May for The Argyle Institute, and as a Counselling Psychology Intern at the Paul Menton Centre for Persons with Disabilities at Carleton University, where she provided supportive counselling, psychotherapy, and learning strategies-based interventions.

Abigail also worked worked at the Taylor Adolescent Program, where she tutored high school students with learning disabilities, and created personalized study program tailored to student’s individual needs, and at the Young Parents Program, Head & Hands, where she supervised children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

She has worked as a Research Assistant in the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, and at McGill, to name a few.

Abigail believes in the non-judgemental approach to foster a student’s love of learning and to ensure future success in whichever field he / she chooses to pursue.