Julia G.

Julia is a teacher candidate at York University’s concurrent education program. She aims to teach the Intermediate/Senior age groups when she graduates from university. She completed her undergrad at York University with a major in theatre and a minor in history. Julia has gained most of her teaching experience through working with different age groups at daycares and previous tutoring opportunities. Prior to university, Julia has tutored different subject matters including english, geography, history, and the arts.

Aside from her passion for teaching, Julia has worked as an assistant manager at a retail store and volunteered with drama camps over multiple summers. Julia used to take dance and singing lessons recreationally throughout her childhood. She also enjoys music and movies that she can share with others. Julia is very passionate when working with students and aims for each student to leave working with her to enjoy at least one element of what they have learned together.


Marzia O.

Marzia earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate education in Italy and obtained master’s degrees in Switzerland and the United States. As a college instructor and tutor, Marzia has developed extensive experience teaching, advising, and mentoring students across a wide array of subjects, ranging from political science and civics, writing, and statistics. She is passionate about supporting students’ growth and helping them develop self-confidence and realize their full potential.

Lucía L.

Lucía L. was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. In Colombia, she attended an Italian immersion school for twelve years. She moved to Canada in 2014 and graduated from York University with a BFA in Dance. Since graduation, Lucía has worked as a professional dancer and teacher for over five years. Simultaneously she worked as a Student Recruiting Associate at The Bishop Strachan School, interviewing and assessing Junior School and Boarding School student applicants. At BSS, she developed strong relationships with incoming students and families and learned different teaching and learning methods from exceptional faculty. Lucía is a Master of Teaching (Primary/Junior) candidate at OISE, University of Toronto. She enjoys teaching Math, Spanish and Italian, supporting students studying skills and strategies. She is an enthusiastic and creative teacher passionate about building confidence in students learning.


Bavjola G. S.

Dr. Bavjola G. is an Associate Professor of Literature with 17 plus years of experience in the academia teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level classes of literature and humanities. She has 5 years of experience teaching languages and literature and tutoring one-on-one middle school, high school and baccalaureate students.

Since 2016, she is Principal Examiner for Albanian Literature at International Baccalaureate ((IB), Cardiff; Wales.

She obtained the B.A. in Linguistics and Literature with honors (Excellent Student Medaland as valedictorian) and her M.A. in Albanian Literature and Literary Studies at the University of Tirana. She holds a doctorate in Literary studies, earned at the Institute if Linguistics and Literature (Tirana) in 2011. Dr. Gami is author of 3 monographs in the field of literary studies, co-author of 3 books, co-editor of a volume of essays on Anglophone language and literaturesand has contributed with chapters in 6 volumes of selected essays and in 1 encyclopedia all published in UK, USA, Netherlands, Montenegro, and Albania.

Dr. Gami Shatro has conducted research and presented lectures in the field of literary studies, comparative literature and teaching methodologies in various universities (Pennsylvania State University, University of Mississippi, University of Salamanca (Spain), University of Turku (Finland), Abo Akademi University (Finland), and University of Pavia (Italy).

Dr. Gami Shatro teaches courses of Literature, English, Italian, Writing and composition, Albanian language and literature etc.  Her many years of contribution in the field of education have convinced her that the skills which make students excel at the university can be noticed and should be encouraged in the preceding stages of the education. Therefore Dr. Gami is committed to supporting students understand early in their schooling the many ways literature, languagesand writing help us develop as individuals, as students and as future professionals bringing forth to a fruitful joining the students’ talents, interests and unique personality traits. To Dr. Gami this is the most fulfilling and inspiring side of being an educator.



Meryl R.

I am Meryl R. and I tutor French, Spanish, English, Writing and English as a Second Language. I am a licensed and experienced teacher. I am comfortable working with students of all ages. Teaching and learning has always been my passion. Exam coming up? Assignment due? Need an update on your work? Feeling overwhelmed or lost? Need to write an essay or college entrance exam? I can help! I make learning fun and easy. I am an animal lover. We share our home with three dogs (a Golden Doodle and two Brussels Griffons) and parrots. The house is rarely quiet, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Two parrots are excellent talkers and have a prolific vocabulary. So I teach people as well as birds! I also love to travel and just returned from Cabo, Mexico, with my family and a few friends who are family. There is nothing like spending quality time with people I love. Knitting and needlepoint are passions of mine. An outstanding accomplishment was teaching a 16-year-old student to knit. I’m a teacher at heart. I teach mah jongg and canasta, too!


Mark F.

Mark is a nationally recognized dynamic and results-oriented language instructor and bestselling author and with 35 years of experience in teaching and tutoring Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Business English and ESL. Mark has a proven track record of motivating his students to want to learn. Mark is talented at increasing student academic performance and improving fluency by providing creative, engaging, and immersive language learning environments that foster student participation and academic excellence.

Mark, a former keynote speaker for the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, is gifted in relating to and erasing students’ insecurities regarding language learning. Mark himself was denied access to a French class in middle school because his Algebra scores were too low, and when he finally made it to a French class, he found that he did not understand the grammar.

From these humble beginnings, Mark found the key to mastering languages and went on to earn a BA in Spanish/French Education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois where he was rated as an excellent instructor by his language students. He is currently certified by the State of Illinois to teach Spanish and French at grade levels 6-12. Mark also holds a Master Certificate in TEFL/TESOL awarded by Bridge Education Group.

Mark is friendly, approachable, energetic, and vibrant. A true expert multilingual language teacher, Mark is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. He created and recorded the entire foreign language program line for Macmillan Audio of New York in 9 different languages, including the bestselling “Behind the Wheel Spanish” program. For over a quarter of a century, Mark has created and produced many bestselling language programs in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and ESL for Spanish speakers.

Mark happily brings to your student thirty years of language teaching success. He has studied and/or taught and tutored languages at the private school, high school, and university levels at institutions such as the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, l”Université de Grenoble in St. Martin d’Hères, French, la Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, and the Universidad Católica in Quito, Ecuador. He now warmly welcomes your student(s) to learn with him.


Giuseppe C. (PhD in Classical Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin 2019; MA in the same, UT Austin 2016; BA in Classics, Columbia University 2009) has a decade of teaching experience at the high school and university level. He is comfortable teaching Latin, history, and the humanities at all levels and is capable of tutoring in French and Italian as well. In his spare time, Giuseppe enjoys cooking, archery, Dungeons and Dragons, and historical fencing. Giuseppe strives to create an engaging and inclusive environment and is dedicated to serving the individual needs of the student.


Taylor P.

Taylor has worked in a variety of fields, including medical research, public aquariums, skateboard stores, and currently, he is working as a teacher. Before working for the TDSB, Taylor taught ESL for a number of years. Having learned French at a young age and Italian during his undergraduate studies, he found he really enjoyed helping people to learn and build skills in a second language. Taylor also worked for Dalhousie University, as well as Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. Fun fact: He has swam in most of the large tanks in the aquarium!

Taylor likes helping people because it is an engaging and interesting challenge. He’s worked with a variety of students with different needs, and is prepared with a variety of strategies to help students achieve their goals. He enjoys creating material that relevant to an individual’s personal life or experiences. Sometimes that means creating games that reflect the subject matter; sometimes it means explaining things in terms that make sense to the individual. Taylor enjoys helping people to feel more confident about their education by figuring out what works best for them, and creating learning material based on their needs.


Biology, Chemistry, French, French Immersion, Intermediate Math (7-8), Italian, Primary Junior (1-6) – All Subjects, Intermediate science, Primary Junior Math


Amy graduated in April of 2021 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts and a Double Major in French and Philosophy, as well as a Minor in Italian and Cultural Studies. She is currently a teacher candidate at OISE/University of Toronto Master of Teaching program and will complete her Masters in 2023. Amy has worked with students of all ages in academic, athletic, and extracurricular environments. This past year she was given the opportunity to teach within the YCDSB as an elementary school teacher. It has provided her with much joy and valuable teaching experience. Her role required her to adapt accordingly, being able to time manage, organize efficiently, create a safe, fun, and educational space for her many students, and provide diversified methods of learning as every child retains knowledge at a different capacity. Amy can tutor French & Math at primary/junior levels as well as French, English, Philosophy and Italian to secondary levels. It is Amy’s goal to aid every child in the success of their learning. She strives to not only help students improve on an academic level but allow them to dig deeper and realize their capabilities.

Caroline B.

“What makes my coaching style unique is that I am able to find fun examples to
help explain difficult concepts based on my international teaching experience.”


BSc. And MSc. (specialized in conservation biology)