Kevin has a Bachelor’s degree in Materials and Nanosciences from the University of Waterloo. He teaches high school chemistry, physics and math and has been a tutor since March 2020. He is currently working as a quality control technician at a coatings company. In his off time he likes to play video games, play music and fish.
Alexander is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He was born in Hamilton, and moved to Oakville at a young age. He completed high-school in Oakville and later moved on to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Life Sciences with a Minor in Geography from McMaster University. Alexander has always had a passion for teaching and working with children. Ever since he was 12, he knew wanted a career working with youth. His high-school volunteer hours were all completed at the Oakville Soccer Club, where he helped coach, referee, and organize day-long tournaments. Being an athlete his whole life, he transitioned to coaching basketball at age 17, and continues to do so to this day. In April of 2022, he completed a Bachelor of Education at York University, with Science and Geography teachables. He also has extensive tutoring experience in Math. During this past summer months, Alex had the opportunity to teach English to elementary and secondary students in Italy. He supported them in reading, writing, vocabulary, and public speaking skills.
Alex believes in life-long learning, and the transferability of life skills between school and sports. He always tries to push his students and athletes to their maximum potential. Alex encourages students and athletes to challenge themselves, whenever they can – even outside the scope of basketball practice and homework – in order to prepare themselves for life.
Patrick is a graduate of Trent University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Education, with additional qualifications in Special Education, and Health and Physical Education. He also has a degree from York University in Social Science, and a diploma from Humber College in Media Communications. He originally discovered his passion for teaching while working with at-risk youth in the Ski Hill Blues program.
Michael is passionate about teaching and entrepreneurship. Michael graduated the Master of Arts in Business Economics program at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he performed research on topics involving macroeconomics and microeconomics. Michael recently completed his Bachelor of Education program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Michael is certified to teach by the Ontario College of Teachers. Michael has extensive experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, STATA, Eviews, R, and Microsoft Excel. Michael is currently teaching microeconomics at Seneca College.
Nikita graduated from teachers college in 2018 and has had experience being a primary/junior (grades 1-6) and intermediate (grades 7-8) teacher. She is qualified in primary, junior and intermediate, and specializes in math. Nikita is currently taking additional qualifications in math and guidance counseling. She is a confidant educator who wants to build strong relationships with her students and help them find the value in learning in orde to be successful. Nikita brings an enthusiastic attitude, creativity and joy into her teaching with activities and lessons that foster curiosity and engagement and gives students the opportunity to realize their potential.
Gabrielle is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Education with minors in Contemporary Arts, Sociology and Curriculum and Instruction (Joint Honours First Class with Distinction), along with a K-12 teaching certification. In addition to academic teaching, Gabrielle has taught dance for many years. She has also trained in dance and performed professionally across Canada, the United States and Europe. While dancing with a ballet company in Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle worked in a French-speaking environment for six months. This experience enhanced her French language skills, which she developed as a student at Brown Public School and The Bishop Strachan School. Gabrielle has recently returned to Toronto, where she grew up, from Vancouver, where she studied Education. She is thrilled to be close to family once again, and she is grateful to be a Prep Academy Tutor!
Michelle is currently a teacher candidate studying at York University. She will be OCT certified as a junior/intermediate teacher in the Spring of 2023. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, with a minor in English, and a high honours in 2012. Michelle has over a decade of experience working with children ages 4 to 19 in a variety of settings.
One of Michelle’s core tenets as a teacher is that all students are capable of learning. When working with students, she is focused on nurturing each student’s unique gift and using students’ personal interests to assist in their learning. Michelle loves working one-on-one with students to develop personal relationships, understand what makes them special, and build their confidence in their own abilities as learners.
Michelle is passionate about reading, writing, and media literacy. With her journalism background, she is a specialist in clear and effective communication through writing. She is a strong believer in developing student voice and confidence through frequent, low-pressure, creative writing exercises, which help students build toward stronger academic writing. She is experienced in proofreading and eager to help secondary students polish their essays and personal statements.
Jenny is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at York University. She successfully completed her undergraduate studies in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Waterloo. Throughout her school years, she worked with children and adults with special needs, where she discovered a passion for teaching. She has been tutoring Grade 9 – 12 Math and working as a Supply Teacher/Emergency Instructor at York Region District School Board and private elementary school. Her background and experience made her a successful tutor for all ages, and she is exceptional at supporting and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Jenny is a passionate teacher who boosts confidence and improves learning outcomes for all students.
Melyna is currently in her third year of Elementary Education with a minor in Health and Physical Education. She is on the president’s honour roll and was valedictorian of her high school. She has experience working with diverse needs as an educational assistant and is currently a personal support worker. Her diverse background also includes being a camp instructor and softball coach. She has previous tutoring experience with a variety of subjects. Melyna is certified in Standard First Aid- CPR-AED Level C.
Cristina is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Aurora, Ontario, and moved to Waterloo to complete an Undergraduate Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University majoring in Psychology and minoring in History. Cristina discovered a passion for teaching and working with children through volunteering with different organizations so went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Through teaching, she has been able to foster her love of Math and Literacy. Cristina creates engaging lesson plans that strengthen existing skills and cater specifically to the individual needs of her students. She believes that by building a strong connection with her students it will assist her to better meet their needs and learning goals. She finds these mentoring and learning experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding. Cristina grew up with a deep love of travelling and mountaineering and has completed a 180 kilometres trek across the Dolomites mountains in Italy.