Ian grew up in Calgary, completing a BA and MA in Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, before moving to Toronto, where he completed his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion in 2017. Along the way, Ian also studied Sanskrit at the University of Pune in India and worked for several years in the research department of a Bay Street financial services firm.
Ian has been teaching at the university-level since 2009, in the areas of Religion and History, most recently at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. He is passionate about teaching students to read, write, and, most importantly, think critically about the world around them. Seeing students master their course work is amazing; seeing students become effective, organized ,and dynamic young men and women is even better.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys reading spy novels, the occasional Netflix binge, running, playing basketball and coaching his twin boys’ baseball team.

Lander P-F.

Lander is an Ontario Certified Teacher who graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Education, and Minor in Social Sciences from York University. Throughout his six-year undergraduate degree, Lander consistently worked within the education sector which included leadership roles in school field trips, and clay sculpture workshops. After work, Lander can typically be found in his apartment with his cat Ezra, watching a quality film. Lander is an individual who is passionate and dedicated to his teacher’s craft, and seeks to hone his skills alongside his students with an energetic and motivated personality – above all, Lander wants to see his students succeed.

Mirza B.

Mirza completed his Master of Arts degree in Political Science (with a focus in political theory and international relations) at McGill University. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Political Science and International Development Studies. He is currently working as a legal assistant at an immigration and refugee law firm and is also doing part-time work as a research assistant at both McGill University and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He has previous experience as a Teaching Assistant at McGill University.

Mirza is an attentive, patient, and passionate educator. He seeks to demonstrate to students the value in what they are learning and its transformative potential in their lives, meaning he works to make learning content relatable to his students. He also understands the importance of individual learning and therefore approaches a student’s education according to their specific needs. His prior educational and professional experiences have equipped him to support students studying history, law, politics, philosophy, and English.

Jared B.

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 B.

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.


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.