KAISY R.

Kaisy is an Ontario Certified teacher with a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University specializing in Math, Science and Chemistry as her teachable subjects.

Kaisy is a supply teacher with the school boards and has extensive tutoring experience. Science and Mathematics are a passion that Kaisy enjoys sharing with her students and she loves to help others find a specific interest that inspires learning and provides a different view of the world. Kaisy believes that the specific methodology changes, but the enthusiasm for discovering new things in a way that works for each person is the same. She is continually motivated by the confidence each student gains after accomplishing a difficult task and is committed to helping students develop a love of learning based on their individual interests and specific abilities. Kaisy is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing and camping and she recently found her new all-time favourite – Bubble Tea!

LUCY Z.

Lucy has a bachelor of science degree from McGill University with a major in pharmacology and a minor in psychology. She has a 3.78 GPA in the last two years of her degree. Currently, Lucy is pursuing a bachelor of secondary education degree at the University of Alberta, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. She is one semester away from completing her education degree.

Through her volunteer work and student-teaching, Lucy has directly taught Chemistry 20, Biology 20, and Science 10. Throughout last year, she worked online helping high-school students proofread and improve their writing through Zoom meetings. She also worked in elementary settings to assist with math, reading, and writing tasks. She values clear communication with students and families, and catering her teaching style/pacing for each student.

JENNY C.

Jenny is a K-12 Ontario Certified Teacher who has specializations in Math and French. Jenny is currently a secondary teacher working with Halton District School Board and Toronto District School Board teaching Core French, French Immersion, Mathematics and Mandarin. She has experience and certifications in SSAT Prep, and IB programs and taken on various roles; teacher, mentor, tutor, coach and supervisor. Jenny believes that all students will succeed when given the right tools and resources based on the needs of the student. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, badminton, volleyball and exploring new music.

Cici L.

Cici is an Ontario teacher candidate from the University of Toronto majoring in Master of Teaching. She completed her first master’s degree at the State University of New York at Binghamton in the United States and her bachelor’s degree at Wuhan University in China. Over these years, Cici travelled, studied, worked in different countries, and gained great insight into social justice and inequality. While doing an internship at the United Nations and being a volunteer teacher with low-income communities in New York City, Cici learned her passion for K-12 education to bring an invaluable change to the world. Since then, she has been working as a curriculum developer, learning facilitator, tutor, and teacher for children ages 3 to 16. Besides, she has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. Her cheerful attitude, dedicated working ethic, and professional teaching knowledge help her win the trust of both the children and parents. Currently, she is a private teacher for kids from 4 to 7 years old. She has supported the improvement of their spelling, reading, writing, and math skills. In her spare time, Cici likes drawing and painting. She believes the art skills connect to every subject and bring joy to children during the learning process!

JINGYA (ANNA) H.

Anna Huang is an Ontario Certified Teacher Candidate. She grew up in China and she speaks both English and Mandarin. She moved to Canada to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Physics. Currently, she is working toward her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she utilized various digital tools to engage students learning in math and science. Anna always tailors her tutoring styles to a diverse population of students, as she believes every student is a different learner. As a senior high school tutor, she likes to be a positive influence and enjoy using her knowledge to help students succeed in school. In her spare time, she loves to hike and explore the outdoors

Betty H.

Betty has a Master’s degree in Education and her teachable subjects include intermediate mathematics, senior mathematics, intermediate and senior Chinese language. She has been teaching a variety of Chinese courses with Halton Catholic District School Board and Halton Public District Board over the past few years. Betty has also been working with YMCA for the before and after school program over the past seven years.

AMY C.

Amy is an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Intermediate/Senior division. She completed the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University with a physics and math degree. Amy is starting her teaching career at an IB private school, teaching DYP Physics and MYP mathematics. She grew up in China and completed her high school diploma in Markham under the Ontario Curriculum. As an OCT teacher, Amy has extensive practical teaching experiences through practicum placements throughout her undergraduate and B.ED degree, employment experience of summer camps, and successful tutoring experiences. Amy is warm and energetic; she always builds a great rapport with her students and tries to help them succeed using differentiated instructions. She finds supporting her students to achieve their goals and success is gratifying and enjoyable. In her spare time, Amy loves cooking, watching TV series, animations, playing games, and searching for her life source – Bubble tea.

ELLIE H.

Ellie is a bilingual (Mandarin Chinese/English) tutor who is passionate about education and mentorship. She has extensive teaching experience and has worked with students of all age groups from toddlers to adults, in a variety of subject areas including Mandarin, ESL, mathematics, English, chemistry, biology, test preparation, and swing dancing. She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Physiology, and Doctor of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and partner dancing.

Darius Y.

Darius is a full-time teacher and is excited to be a member of the Prep Academy Team. Darius is certified to teach grade 4-12. His subjects range from math, English, ESL, history and computer media. He has experience in investments, insurance and taxation and always integrates financial literacy in his lessons.

Darius believes in a judgement-free learning environment. He believes that this kind of environment help students foster self-advocacy, self-awareness and a strong sense of responsibility.

Darius speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin.

 

CLAIRE Z.

Claire is currently a Master of Education student at OISE, University of Toronto and she is graduating soon in January, 2020. She held a Master in Linguistics with a specialization in teaching foreigners Chinese as a second language. She also studied in Japan as an honor exchange student. Prior to attending University of Toronto, Claire worked in international education for over 8 years, both in public and private sectors. She is very experienced in teaching students mandarin with diverse cultural and academic experiences.

Claire understands the nuances of how foreigners learn Chinese and modifies her instruction based on student strengths and needs. She believes that she is a positive, influential role model and mentor for all students, because she is able to attend to individual needs and she has a passion to make a difference in students’ language learning.

Claire is a life-long learner and enjoys learning new things with technology and tries to incorporate all different materials into her lessons. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing, painting, writing and vegan cooking.