KATE M.

This is Kate M. and her pronouns are she/her. Kate is a neurodivergent queer educator, Registered Early Childhood Educator, and an Ontario Certified Teacher. As an educator, who has been involved in a variety of Early Childhood Education and Care and school settings for seven years in Waterloo and Toronto, Kate has experienced continuous professional learning opportunities through engaging with children, educators, teachers, supervisors, principles, families, and the community. Kate continues to be flexible in adapting her teaching philosophy to the changing world that we all live in. Her teachable academic subjects are in Primary-Junior that includes introduction to special education and mental health. Her main passion is music and this has been a part of her life since she was very young. Kate has been singing in music festivals since she was 8 years old. This led to choral singing and voice lessons with the Royal Conservatory of Music, completing level 8, and then having the experience to teach music lessons privately as well as through Wilfred Laurier University. Kate has also learned how to play guitar, flute, piano, ukulele, and the mandolin as well as studying music theory. Her interests and hobbies are in music, the arts, outdoor education, as well as exploring the city, traveling, and visiting friends and family.

Kenya G.

Kenya has been an educator for 4 years with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education. Her tutoring and teaching experience include Music (both piano and vocal training), Music Theory, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Calculus, and English & Language Arts. She has worked with students at the middle school, high school, and university levels in these areas. Kenya’s approach to tutoring is strength-based and collaborative, as it is important to her to work with students to create goals towards academic success. She also specializes in test-taking strategies and test prep for standardized testing, SAT, and the GRE. She enjoys reading mysteries and thrillers, and playing sudoku.

GRIFFIN H.

Griffin graduated from Humber College in 2022, receiving a Bachelor’s of Music with honours. Griffin is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto completing his Master’s of Teaching, where he is set to graduate in April 2025. Griffin is 24 years old and has been teaching music and mentoring students for over 5 years and has experience working with students of all ages.

Griffin graduated from Kelowna Secondary School in 2018 receiving a diploma with honours, as well as the Holland-Rusk Award, the BC Achievement Scholarship, and the BC District Scholarship for Fine Arts. During his time at Humber College, Griffin was awarded the Bernie Piltch Memorial Scholarship and the Yamaha Canada Music Award.

Griffin has recently completed two placements in TDSB schools and has extensive knowledge of the Ontario curriculum, with a focus on the Junior/Intermediate division.

 

Abigail T.

Abigail was raised in a homeschool family and encouraged in her love of music. Through high school she gave music lessons to children, then she studied music education at Baylor. She has taught in classrooms and tutored privately students from kindergarten through seventh grade. Abigail cares deeply for the kids she works with and is passionate about helping students who struggle. In her free time she enjoys snuggling with her cat, Rory, playing with her two little nieces, and playing the most complex board games she can find.

Saumya M.

Saumya has a vast background in various subjects that she is qualified to tutor. She has a background in Arts & Culture through her high school’s SHSM program, focusing on Vocal Music and Musical Theatre. During this time, she taught music theory to grades 9-11 students.

Saumya completed her undergraduate education in Neuroscience, Biology, and Chemistry at the University of Toronto. She is currently finishing her Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Cell and Systems Biology. She plans to complete an MD/PhD degree and eventually teach undergraduate university courses as a professor.

Saumya has experience teaching undergraduate small-group tutorials as a Teaching Assistant at U of T Mississauga. Her subjects of expertise include general chemistry, biology, and psychology. She has also given guest lectures and created advanced case studies for human anatomy courses at UofT.

Saumya has won numerous academic and public service awards for her commitment to student success. She has mentored high school and university students academically since 2017. In her free time, Saumya enjoys musical theatre, indoor cycling, solving sudoku puzzles, and trivia games!

 

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.

Donald P.

Donald has been teaching since 1992. He has a Masters Degree in Education – Literacy and has a love for Math and is currently creating new Math programs.

He can support in all subject areas up to Grade 10. Donald tailors a program to meet your child’s needs and uses contextualized learning strategies as much as possible

 

Julia H. D.

Julia is currently in the fourth year of her BAH at Queen’s University, majoring in History and minoring in Philosophy. She has previously tutored for high school English and can assist with any English, Social Science, or writing-based courses. Julia also has a broad music and music theory knowledge, completing her grade 12 Music and Music Repotoire courses, as well as her Grade 7 RCM vocal exam.

 

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!

 

 

 

Jeremy S.

Jeremy Salgado is a licensed K-12 music teacher in the state of Colorado.

They graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with BM/BME degrees in music education and saxophone performance. They are currently teaching private saxophone lessons and high school marching band.

Jeremy’s favorite performances include playing with CU’s top ensemble (The Wind Symphony), recording with friends and local artists, and premiering a saxophone/marimba duet titled “A Squirrel Named Gregory.”

They have also marched under the world-renowned organization Drum Corps International on the mellophone as a part of two different ensembles within the organization: The Seattle Cascades (2019) and The Sacramento Mandarins (2020-21).

They enjoy working with students of all ages and seek to create welcoming, critical, and experimental spaces where students can explore and grow.

When Jeremy is not teaching or practicing, you can find them hiking around Boulder, making delicious food for roommates and friends, or watching anime.