CHARLES Z.

Charles Ziegler is a graduate student at OISE in Language and Literacies Education. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in English literature, Charles taught middle school ESL classes in Gwanggyo, South Korea specializing in TOEFL preparatory reading and writing. Charles enjoys reading, writing literature reviews, and playing jazz piano.

EMILY M.

Emily is an Honours Social Work student at McMaster University in the final year of her degree. She grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, (otherwise known as “The Middle-of-Nowhere”) but currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She is a very social and friendly person who has always been passionate about working with children and adolescents. This passion is what drew her to become involved with Frontier College and volunteer for three years tutoring elementary and high school-aged students within the city of Hamilton. During this time Emily found that she greatly enjoyed teaching and discovered a talent for guiding others in their own academic pursuits. One of her greatest strengths as a tutor is her ability to build a strong partnership with her students where they can work collaboratively to reach the student’s goals. The personal assets that she is proud to have is her love of learning and academics, her ability to creatively adapt learning methods to each individual student, and a wealth of patience for the challenges that learning presents.  In her spare time, Emily enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, sewing, and trying to keep her houseplants alive.

LAURA L.

Laura has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments, from elementary through to high school. She has also taught ESL locally and abroad. She has experience working with students within a wide range of learning abilities, and works compassionately with students wherever they are at. Laura holds a Masters degree, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. She is interested in learning about and participating in efforts towards social justice.

GENEVIEVE M.

Genevieve in an Ontario Certified teacher. She is qualified to teach Math, ESL, Economics, Business, Law, Accounting, Social Science, Philosophy and Special Education. She has over 10 years’ experience tutoring students both online and offline. Genevieve enjoys helping students of all ages achieve their full potential, from elementary to post-secondary.

ANDREW F.

Andrew Flynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He spent 25 years as a working journalist at the Montreal Gazette, The Canadian Press, The National Post, and Business News Network. He has covered sports, entertainment, political news, world events, business, finance, and economics as a reporter and senior editor. He also spent three years as Communications Director in the financial sector. Andrew currently teaches in the Media Communications department at Humber College. On top of all of that, he is currently creator, executive producer, and head writer on a television show currently in development. He spends his (very limited) downtime playing piano and guitar and coaching minor hockey.

CHRISTOPHER G.

Christopher is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Manitoba, specializing in the medical humanities, with extensive background in English language and literature, creative writing, philosophy, history, and religious studies.

CHRISTOPHER D.

For the past 5 years, Chris has been teaching, coaching, and inspiring students to reach their full potential in both their academic and athletic abilities. In 2019, he graduated from York University completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in Health Science with high honours. Currently, he is in his second year of the BEd program at York University specializing in intermediate/senior Physical Education and Science. Chris has had the privilege and experience to supply teach at numerous elementary and secondary schools in York Region. In addition to this, he has been working as a private tutor, sports coach, fitness instructor, and personal trainer.

Reflecting on his experience as an educator, he has realized the importance of forging strong academic connections and relationships with his students. Through his ability to connect to his students individually, Chris has been able to learn from his students’ strengths and difficulties to determine the necessary steps required to bridge gaps in student learning. His strengths lie in subjects such as Biology, Science, Social Science, and English.

Chris wants to have the most positive impact on the lives of every student that he works with through his ability to keep students inspired and motivated about their learning through the use of technological modalities. Chris is a motivated and inspired teacher who loves to share his passions for food, health, fitness, and technology.

AMY M.

Amy is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at York University and is really excited to start teaching! Amy grew up in Toronto and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at a small University in New Brunswick called Mount Allison. Following the acquisition of her degree, Amy moved to Budapest for a year to engage in a language and cultural scholarship program. Amy loves to travel, and spent her year in Budapest studying, learning and visiting many amazing places across Europe. Amy has tutoring experience from University, where she worked with fellow Philosophy students improving comprehension and writing skills and currently volunteers as a “Zoom” tutor with high school students, in English, Social Sciences and writing, through a community organization as part of her B.Ed. program. Amy is also currently in the process of completing an Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation certificate through the University of Toronto where she is learning to apply components of mindfulness and mental health awareness to education and the classroom. Amy has had a love of education from a very young age; with both her parents as teachers as well, she understands the importance of developing positive relationships with learners and hopes to get into teaching to support learner diversity and challenge traditional classroom approaches!

ALEXANDER M.

Alex is a Research Fellow at the University Health Network with a PhD in Molecular Virology, and an Honours Bachelor with double majors in Philosophy and Biology. Through both his undergraduate and graduate studies he tutored at-need high-school and university students on a volunteer basis in the subjects of chemistry, biology, and writing. His interest in teaching also manifested as a TA for introductory and advanced university-level cell biology, during which he decided to a pursue a life in academia, both as a researcher and educator. He believes in the power of models and metaphors to make scientific concepts accessible to students, who can be more receptive to new theories if they contain familiar mechanisms. Outside of academia, he preserves his interests in philosophy and literature, reading widely, and writing.

JORDAN S.

Jordan holds a Ph.D. In English Literature from McMaster University with a specialization in Environmental Studies and Cultural Studies of Science. Over the past eight years, he has taught postsecondary courses on academic writing, critical reading and writing, cultural studies, and environmental studies at McMaster University, New York University, and CUNY Queens College. He has considerable experience advising and working with students applying to undergraduate and graduate programs both in Canada and the United States.

Jordan tutors students of all ages with an emphasis on senior literacy, remedial assistance, advanced learning, and college/university preparation. He is a flexible and approachable teacher who is passionate about reading and writing.

By utilizing inclusive teaching practices and interactive lessons, Jordan creates a fun and collaborative learning environment where students feel comfortable enough to express themselves and explore different ways of thinking. He builds individualized lessons for each student with specific academic strategies and learning goals catered to their learning needs. His lessons involve rigorous assessments of a student’s strengths and weaknesses and aim to build self-confidence.

Jordan is an avid cyclist and “bike-packer” and spends most of his time either on his bike exploring or reading with one of his three cats!