Emily is an Honours Social Work student at McMaster University in the final year of her degree. She grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, (otherwise known as “The Middle-of-Nowhere”) but currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She is a very social and friendly person who has always been passionate about working with children and adolescents. This passion is what drew her to become involved with Frontier College and volunteer for three years tutoring elementary and high school-aged students within the city of Hamilton. During this time Emily found that she greatly enjoyed teaching and discovered a talent for guiding others in their own academic pursuits. One of her greatest strengths as a tutor is her ability to build a strong partnership with her students where they can work collaboratively to reach the student’s goals. The personal assets that she is proud to have is her love of learning and academics, her ability to creatively adapt learning methods to each individual student, and a wealth of patience for the challenges that learning presents. In her spare time, Emily enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, sewing, and trying to keep her houseplants alive.
Jared is currently a secondary teacher in the Toronto District School Board. He has numerous qualifications: Economics, History, Law, Social Science, Intermediate Math, and Special Education I and II. He is especially interested in the relationship between executive functioning and student success. Moreover, he has taught Accounting and Business Studies. He completed a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, as well as his B.Ed. from OISE. He is truly a lifelong student; currently, he is working towards a Digital Analytics Certificate at George Brown. When not teaching or tutoring, he spends much of his free time playing chess.
Genevieve in an Ontario Certified teacher. She is qualified to teach Math, ESL, Economics, Business, Law, Accounting, Social Science, Philosophy and Special Education. She has over 10 years’ experience tutoring students both online and offline. Genevieve enjoys helping students of all ages achieve their full potential, from elementary to post-secondary.
I have Master in Business Administration along with Bachelor of Education. Excellent communication skills and very presentable and able to customize the individual needs of the students. I truly understand the cultural diversity and help students achieve their learning goals.
Claire graduated from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in April 2019 with her Masters in Teaching. Before that, she completed her undergraduate degree in law at Carleton University. Claire has finished additional qualifications in Intermediate Mathematics, Teaching English Language Learners, Special Education, and Reading. Claire spent the previous school year supplying with the Peel District School Board, and prior to that taught at the Brighton School, a school for students with learning exceptionalities. Claire uses her patience and enthusiasm to engage her students, and keep them on track to achieve success. Claire is aware of the importance of individual learning, and therefore understands how creating learning plans based on each student’s needs and goals is the most conducive way to see results. With her teaching experience and education, Claire is able to support students in Kindergarten to Grade Eight, as well as Grades Nine to Twelve in English, History, and Law. Claire will be spending this school year supplying with the Peel District School Board again, and hopes to obtain a long term teaching position soon.
Chris graduated from York University with Bachelors Degrees in Professional Writing, Religious Studies, and Education. He has worked in classrooms across Toronto, from Oakdale Park Middle School to SEED Alternative, giving him a diverse experience as an educator. He has also worked for close to a decade in the non-profit/charitable sector, training and developing skills in public speaking and communications. He is also a published author, with several other books on the go, and is intimately familiar with the world of creative writing and publishing. Altogether, Chris is an expert tutor in the fields of writing, research, and presentation, capable of preparing anyone for what they will need to access whatever post-secondary institution they’re aiming for, and ensuring they will be successful there.
Montana graduated from St. Francis Xavier University’s Gerald Schwartz School of Business with her Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting with Distinction (GPA: 4.0 / 4.0 | Average: 91.5%). During that time, she did her exchange at Oxford-Brookes University in the UK. She is a graduate of Lower Canada College’s High School and Grade 12 program.
At St. Francis Xavier University, she worked as a tutor and note taker, where she taught and created strategies for students with learning disabilities to succeed in business courses. Her specialties include math (Grades 1-11), science (grades 1-9), English, History and Statistics.
Her wonderful attitude, combined with her hard work ethic, result in a safe environment within which students can take risks to achieve their desired outcome.
Shewit graduated recently from the University of Toronto with a Master’s in Political Science, and a specialization in Political Economy of International Development. She completed her undergraduate studies in Socio-political Anthropology at Concordia University (Montréal), while she was also studying for a Diploma in Translation at McGill University (Spanish to English). Shewit’s diverse academic background stems not only from her educational experience, but also from her personal experience living in different cities and countries. Having spent her formative years in the city of Asmara (Eritrea), she has lived, studied and worked in Winnipeg, Montréal and now Toronto. Shewit obtained her first tutoring position back in 2011 when she was a recent high school graduate. At that time, she organized and coordinated various after-school classes and learning activities for middle school students, including one-on-one sessions to assist them with homework and assignments. Some of the disciplines that she tutored included Social Sciences and Humanities (including Languages).
As an undergraduate student at Concordia University (Montréal), she volunteered as a Student Support and Note-taker for three years at the University’s Centre for Students with Disabilities, also known as ACSD. Through these experiences, Shewit has learned to identify and respond to the various learning styles and needs of different students, partnering enthusiastically professors, parents and university directors to create learning environments that motivated students to reach their full potential. More recently, while she was pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Toronto, she had the opportunity to serve as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses, where she assisted professors with their lectures by grading assignments and/or exams, and by conducting tutorials.
Through her work experience with students of different academic levels and learning styles, Shewit came to realize that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed in academia. Aside from her diverse academic background, her ability to speak different languages has enabled her to relate with students with different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, recognizing the importance of not pre-judging students.
Aside from her tutoring experience, Shewit has six years of work experience encompassing the following roles: International Development Research Assistant-Associate, Advisor and Consultant within the Vulnerable Sector (Immigration and Refugee agencies and Development oriented organizations) and as Trilingual Translator and Interpreter. Presently, she’s a Graduate Associate at the Centre for Critical Development Studies (University of Toronto), she also works as an independent contractor for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and MCIS Language Solutions.
During her spare time, she likes to draw and cook, she also enjoys reading historical biographies.
Matt is an Ontario Certified Secondary School Teacher. Born and raised in Toronto, Matt earned both a B.A (History/Theatre) and B.Ed from Brock University followed by an MBA from McMaster University. Matt’s experience as an educator includes working as a high school teaching, a teaching assistant for graduate level business courses, an English and citizenship tutor for recently arrived refugees, a youth educator and network builder at an education focused charity, and his current role as an occasional teacher at the Peel District School Board.
Matt’s approach to teaching has been informed by his diverse academic background; Matt draws on his training in the business, arts, and humanities to provide support that is tailored to the unique needs of his students, and focuses on helping students develop strong interdisciplinary skills to achieve their goals.
When he’s not teaching, Matt spends his time showing visitors around Toronto by bicycle, petting as many dogs as he can find, volunteering in his community, and trying to learn to bake his own bread.