Gowsiga T.

In 2011, Gowsi earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Science from York University. The following year, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Human Rights and Equity Studies from the same institution. Seeking to deepen her expertise in human rights advocacy, Gowsi pursued and completed a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University in 2013. In 2019, she furthered her education, obtaining a Master of Teaching (Intermediate/Senior Level) from the University of Toronto (OISE).

Post-OISE graduation, Gowsi embarked on her teaching journey with notable institutions including the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), The Bishop Strachan School, and the University of Toronto Schools. Guided by a teaching philosophy emphasizing the creation of a nurturing and positive learning environment, she prioritizes tailored instruction that caters to individual learner needs and styles.

Lucas P.

Lucas is a Certified Teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board after graduating from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in the Intermediate/Senior division. Following graduation, Lucas continues to hone his skills as an educator teaching in the senior division in different high schools as he supports his student’s development in essay writing, critical thinking, citations and other learning skills. Lucas believes in and values the individuality of each student and strives to tailor his teaching and tutoring methods to best fit the student at hand.

For over 5 years Lucas has devoted his time working in camps with the City of Toronto and volunteering in schools within the TCDSB where he has learned how to create positive learning environments and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each learner. In his spare time, Lucas enjoys the outdoors either hiking in provincial parks or playing golf with friends and family.

Daniel H.

Daniel H. is a current BCL/JD candidate at the McGill Faculty of Law with a Master of Arts in Political Science from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Studies from Queen’s University. Specializing in humanities and the social sciences, Daniel brings a robust academic background to his tutoring endeavours where he has supported students in various social science disciplines such as law, political science, philosophy, sociology, history, and anthropology. His pedagogical approach involves fostering critical thinking and a deep understanding of complex concepts. Daniel’s scholarly expertise and passion for learning informs his enthusiasm for teaching, helping students develop their own interests and find their academic voice.

 

Conor D.

Conor is an accomplished educator, who has demonstrated a considerable commitment to fostering academic success in a variety of essential subjects.

Conor has a background in the Social Sciences, History, and Politics, and studied these subjects deeply during his time at Queen’s University. Conor then dedicated himself to improving his teaching skills and pedagogical approaches by obtaining his Bachelor of Education degree at Nipissing University.

Conor firmly believes that patience is the cornerstone of any effective tutoring metholdology. Recognizing that each learner progresses at their own pace, he can provide unwavering support and encouragement specifically tailored to the learning style of each of his students.

Conor believes in the incorporation of innovtative teaching strategies, leveraging technology, as well as utilizing real-world examples to make lessons relevant and engaging for his students.

Ultimately, Conor’s dedication to the holistic learning experience, combined with his years of experience and expertise, positions him to be an effective tutor capable of unlocking the full academic potential of his students.

 

 

 

 

 

Israel R.

Israel is OCT Certified Teacher with an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University! He Majored in Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematics Concentration) with a Minor in Physics and Astronomy. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Education from Wilfrid Laurier University with Junior/Intermediate Qualifications. He obtained further Senior Qualifications with a concentration on Mathematics and Law at OISE as well as Special Education Qualifications from York!

He has a passion for mathematics for many years and hopes to help break down barriers to make math more accessible! While understanding that content is of utmost importance, he believes that culturally responsive teaching and a Universal Design of Learning is essential to the success of all students. A core tenet of his philosophy is:

“it is OK not to like Math (or any subject for that matter), as long as you leave knowing that you can work towards your own version of success!”

In his spare time, Israel loves cooking, reading, creating and playing puzzles/games! He is compassionate, easy going, positive, reliable, creative and student-oriented! To conclude, here is a fun little riddle to think of in your spare time:

How many numbers from 1 to 30 can you make using only four 4’s (4, 4, 4, 4) and any operations!

Ana V.

Ana is a young professional & educator. She has a combined experience of 10+ years teaching all ages in varying subjects such as French, music, social sciences, and junior level math & sciences. She completed her French Immersion Certificate in 2016 & graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor in Public Affairs & Policy Management in 2021. Throughout her time at Carleton, she worked as an Economics Workshop Facilitator where she was constantly coming up with creative ways to present information to students- catering to all different types of learning styles. Ana is an incredibly skilled communicator & has a love for teaching that is evident in her work. She believes an individualized approach is the key to the success of her students. In her spare time she likes to read, sing in choir & spend time with friends & family!

 

 

 

Rita S.

Rita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Sociology, and Philosophy from UofT. She has recently obtained an ECE diploma and is currently in the Masters of Child Study and Education program at OISE, which also leads to a Teacher’s College certificate. Rita has experience working with toddlers to kindergarten students, and much of her career has been spent in a Montessori school that fosters both a Montessori and play-based learning philosophy in the curriculum. In her free time, Rita enjoys going for nature walks, spending time with friends, and painting for fun.

 

 

Savy M.

Savy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of education. With a Master’s degree in English as a postgraduate and a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Savyasachin has honed the art of teaching over an impressive 10+ years in the field. Through their subject matter expertise in English, Communication skills, and Social Science, they help students to excel in school and discover their aptitude and academic interest for higher studies.
Their commitment to the Ontario Curriculum focuses on developing students’ skills of decision making, critical thinking, innovation, creativity, emotional intelligence, and effective communication.
Savy has demonstrated exceptional teaching abilities as a tutor, effectively instructing international students, bridging language gaps effortlessly, and fostering a multicultural learning environment.
Savy’s teaching methods encompass academic excellence and real-world applicability to instill a holistic understanding of the subjects while they make lessons engaging and interactive. They are adept in crafting context-driven, personalized study plans and activities, catering to the diverse learning styles of adults and children of all ages.
Furthermore, Savyasachin’s deep understanding of child psychology and adult learning styles contributes significantly to their teaching effectiveness.
They responsibly involve parents in their child’s learning process in keeping with Ontario curriculum, thereby ensuring holistic development of student’s personality and behavior. Students also learn to protect their self-esteem and learn to contribute as responsible citizens.

 

 

 

STEPHEN N.

Stephen is an Ontario Certified Teacher, with an undergraduate degree in History and Sociology from Queen’s University, a Masters in Teaching from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Education from the University of Vancouver Island. Born in Toronto, Stephen grew up in Peterborough, and after completing his teacher education spent six years living and teaching high school History and Law in British Columbia. He considers teaching an incredible profession for the connections and bonds he’s made, and the ability to help his students both academically and with exploring their aspirations for the future. This mindset has pushed him to meet people from all over the world, and fostered a love of travelling to learn more about other cultures and their day-to-day experiences. Having taught professionally in Canada and South Korea, Stephen has experience in supporting his students with all forms of academia, specializing in essay-writing, persuasive vocabulary, and writing in the third-person. He truly thinks teaching should be fun, rewarding, and will invest the time and effort to make it so.

 

 

SARAH G.

Hi! I’m Sarah-I have a Masters degree in Education, working towards my Ph.D in Sociology-I am interactive, life long learner, and feel that it is imperative that students feel ’empowered’ to learn and want to learn more.