Samantha is an award-winning Canadian and international educator, who has presented her teaching strategies at the University of Toronto, the Solutions Tree Conference in Singapore, and contributed her lesson plans to the First Nations Caring Society. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario in 2009, and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto in 2012, where she was awarded the prestigious Kathy Bickmore Peacemaking Award in Education. She has experience teaching in Toronto, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. She has attended intensive professional training in Italy, and facilitated workshops for teachers in Cambodia. Samantha approaches her students with kindness, a sense of humour, and encouragement. Her teaching philosophy is to view herself as a learner, responsible for learning about, and adapting to, her student’s needs. She has experience with the following curriculums and pedagogies: Ontario, AERO curriculum standards, International Baccalaureate (PYP), and Reggio Emilia. She has experience in tutoring a wide range of subjects, with a passion for literacy coaching, organizational learning, and supporting English language learners. She is working toward her Guidance Counsellor qualification. In her spare time, Samantha has traveled to over 35 countries, and practices martial arts and yoga.
Anna is an education enthusiast. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours in Law and Society. She has taught English both in Canada and internationally. She lived in the South of France teaching ESL before coming back to Canada and tutoring based on the Ontario curriculum. She has experience with teaching and tutoring all ages and international students. Anna’s goal is to promote a positive approach to learning to enable students to prosper.
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.