DINA P.

Dina is a highly experienced elementary educator with over 30 years of experience in grades 1-7 in both public and private school settings. Dina received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Master’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from The Bank Street College of Education. Mindfulness practices and confidence building strategies are part of Dina’s work with children. In her work with children from many different backgrounds and learning styles, Dina strives to identify students’ strengths and interests and works with those assets to develop further success and love for learning. She currently lives in Stamford, Ct. with her two beloved, old cats, Leela and Robby, and enjoys crossword puzzles and walks at the beach.

Brian N.

Brian N. is a current teacher at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and Baccalaureate School (IB Program) in Kitchener, Ontario. He currently teaches grade 9, 10 and 12 math at the school, but has tutored and is comfortable with all Ontario mathematics content (JK- Calculus, IB and beyond!). His qualifications are as follows: Primary, Junior, Intermediate Senior Division Teachable, as well as Intermediate Mathematics and History, as well as Senior qualifications in Music. He is eager to come along side the PAT team and help students.

GREG W.

Greg is a highly motivated and qualified individual with a strong academic background and teaching credentials. Holding a Bachelor of Education from UBC, Vancouver (Secondary) and an Honours BA in Education (Teacher Stream) from Trent University with a major in History, Greg achieved recognition on the Dean’s List. Furthermore, he graduated with honors from the American School of Paris, receiving the prestigious ‘Excellence Award’ and Scholarship (Lyle Nicholl Award) upon graduation.

In the realm of teaching, Greg has undertaken various significant roles. As a student teacher at Vancouver Tech Secondary School and Charles Tupper Secondary School in 2023.
Beyond academic achievements, Greg has a wealth of experience in practical teaching environments. Serving as a Day Camp Instructor and Coordinator at the Sports & Wellness Center from May 2019 to August 2022, focussing on programming thematic units and sports activities for diverse age groups. His proficiency in supervising children with varied learning and healthcare needs, coupled with effective communication with both facility management and parents, underscores his ability to navigate multifaceted responsibilities.
At Peterborough Youth Space (September 2021 – July 2022), Greg assumed the role of a Tutor and Mentor for marginalized youth in the ‘Downtown Youth Space,’ providing valuable support for those facing social and educational challenges. His engagement as a Tutor for The Peterborough Petes OHL team in June 2020 – September 2020 further exemplifies his dedication to connecting with students and delivering engaging curriculum content.
With a global perspective acquired from living abroad for seven years and fluency in French, Greg brings a unique and diverse skill set to any educational setting. Currently pursuing a Recreational Pilot’s License, he continues to broaden his horizons and remains committed to excellence in both academic and practical aspects of education.

ANANYA G.

Ananya holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Delhi, with a minor in mathematics. With over 5 years of teaching experience, she is currently a co-founder of a startup that focuses on the social and emotional well-being of children.

CONNOR W.

Connor is a University of Toronto graduate where he majored in Financial Economics and minored in Philosophy and Political Science. Post graduation he worked in the financial sector at RBC getting to know the ins and outs of the Toronto financial scene. Connor has always had a passion for tutoring, growing up with 2 younger siblings and always being more than happy to jump in and help with homework duty. Connor is also a swim instructor and enjoys teaching all different age groups. He enjoys getting to know students on a more personal level and values the importance of teaching in a learning style that best suits the student, as everyone learns differently. Fun fact about Connor, he currently lives in New Zealand where he moved in 2023 along with his cat.

Lauren S.

Lauren Santana is a Certified Teacher in the state of Florida and Illinois. She grew up in Tampa, Florida. Lauren completed her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at Nova Southeastern University. She has an endorsement in reading and ESOL. She is also experienced in Wilson Fundations and the Wilson Reading System. Lauren has been teaching for five years and enjoys building relationships with her students and growing her scholars love for learning. Lauren loves to involve scholars by creating hands on, engaging activities that challenge conceptual understanding and enforce critical thinking skills. When Lauren is not teaching or tutoring during the school year, she travels with her family and get lost in a good book

 

 

TALFRYN J.

Talfryn is a certified teacher in both the UK and Alberta, boasting over 20 years of experience working with a diverse array of students across various abilities and subjects. Beginning his career with a strong foundation in Science and Math, he quickly diversified into teaching humanities at different academic levels.

His expertise extends to catering to the needs of both typical and atypical (LD) students, allowing him to customize approaches that bolster individual student confidence in their learning journey. Through his role as a learning coach, Talfryn has successfully supported students operating below grade level, adeptly closing learning gaps and fostering academic progress relative to their peers.

His proficiency in executive functioning skills has significantly contributed to alleviating student stress levels. By assisting them in effectively planning their study time, managing homework, and completing assignments, Talfryn ensures a manageable and structured approach to their academic responsibilities.

 

 

 

JENNY L.

Jenny is an amazing educator with a strong foundation in children in the early/primary years and has a commitment to fostering academic excellence. She earned her Bachelor’s of Education degree from York University in 2022, building upon her earlier credentials. Jenny’s professional journey began with a college diploma in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College, providing her with practical insights into the developmental needs of young learners. She further honed her expertise by obtaining an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson). In addition to her academic achievements, Jenny has gained valuable practical experience by working in multiple childcare centers, including the esteemed George Brown Lab Schools.

Her hands-on experiences in diverse educational settings has contributed to her deep understanding of the needs of young learners. Jenny has completed multiple practicum experiences in over 10 Toronto District School Board (TDSB) schools, gaining exposure to a variety of classroom environments and student demographics. This diverse range of experiences has further enriched her ability to connect with students and address their unique academic needs. With a solid academic and professional background, Jenny has developed a passion for education and a keen understanding of different learning styles. Her commitment to creating a positive and nurturing learning environment has been evident throughout her career.

Jenny believes in the power of personalized education to unlock each student’s potential. Her teaching philosophy centers around adapting instructional methods to cater to individual learning styles, fostering a love for learning, growth mindsets and promoting critical thinking skills. Jenny brings valuable experience in working with students of all ages. Her dedication to student success is reflected in her ability to create engaging and effective lesson plans tailored to the unique needs of each learner. In her spare time Jenny enjoys going on walks, visiting local cafes and trying new foods!

 

Sandra L.

Sandra is a seasoned teacher with over 10 years of experience in education across multiple countries, including South Korea, Australia, Kuwait, and most recently, Qatar where she taught grade two homeroom. With a Masters in Multidisciplinary Studies specialized in Special Needs, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and OCT qualification, Sandra is adept at supporting students ranging from JK to grade 6. Her expertise extends to literacy (reading, writing, phonics), general mathematics, and sciences. Passionate about social-emotional learning, Sandra prioritizes creating a nurturing environment where students are empowered to reach their full potential. With a diverse background working with students of varying academic and social needs, Sandra’s adaptable teaching approach addresses gaps in both academic and social-emotional development, ensuring a holistic learning experience.

 

Adeola M.

Hello, I’m Adeola, a college student with a passion for nursing and biology. Currently on the path to becoming a psych nurse, my journey involves delving into the intricate world of human psychology and healthcare. Alongside my studies, I’ve taken on the role of a tutor, sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow students.