Kathir Brabaharan has a PhD in Chemistry and has been an educator for more than thirty years. He retired as a Curriculum Leader for Mathematics from Sir John A. Macdonald C.I. and went to China for few years as a Mathematics/Physics teacher. Kathir won the Descartes Medal in 2009 for promoting Mathematics across Ontario. He is truly passionate about teaching and learning mathematics and problem solving.
Matthew is a full-time tutor and has a B. A. in Economics from McMaster University. He has over 4 years of experience tutoring students one-on-one or in small groups both online and in person. Through these experiences he has learned what the best teaching styles are depending on the students’ needs and learning style.
When teaching students, he presents concepts through relatable experiences and interests for memory association. In order to establish their understanding, he always encourages the student to attempt the question before showing them the correct procedure. After explaining weaknesses in their attempt, similar questions are given until concepts are grasped.
Warda is a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She has completed multiple internships in various engineering fields from Manufacturing Analyst at Centra Industries, to Software Assurance at i4i, to Sales Engineer at HTS. She is currently on her fifth coop term as a Mechanical Designer at Smith and Andersen. Besides work and school, Warda loves to volunteer and spends her time giving back to the community. She has accumulated over 150 volunteer hours, through participation at summer camps for kids with disabilities and at animal shelters. Warda has prior experience mentoring kids from her coop position at i4i, where she discovered her passion for tutoring. She believes in being a role model to her students, helping them develop both hard and soft skills, that will be beneficial for their future. And when she is not busy working, studying or teaching, she loves to paint and read!
Mohamedou is an experienced educator whose background includes over 20 years of teaching all levels of Chemistry as well as algebra-based Physics courses at several top boarding schools in the US (Exeter, Lake Forest Academy) and abroad (King’s Academy, in Jordan). He received a PhD degree in macromolecular chemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, France, and a Master’s Degree in Education (curriculum and instruction) from National Louis University, in Wheeling, IL.
Mohamedou looks forward to sharing his passion for science and math with the students. According to him, very few things provide as much personal satisfaction and sense of purpose as sharing knowledge and helping others gain confidence and succeed.
Mohamedou has been a soccer coach and dorm parent for over 20 years. He is also a creative amateur woodworker, and he likes to spend some of his free time on woodworking projects when he is not traveling. Mohamedou speaks five languages fluently.
Connor Gonsalves is an Ontario certified teacher. He grew up in Aurora, Ontario, before completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. In Ottawa, Connor discovered a passion for education while teaching friends concepts from engineering courses. He made the switch to education and has not regretted it once. Through teaching, he has had the exciting experience of sharing a love of math and science with his students. Connor is active in the hockey community by reffing in Aurora and convening a men’s hockey league in Newmarket during the summer. He is finishing his Bachelor of Education at Ontario Tech University and will graduate in December. Post-graduating, he plans to supply in YRDSB or DDSB and then teach abroad for September. Connor believes that the most effective way to teach math and science is by connecting information to what students already know to help them understand the content. Connor is very passionate about his plants, anime, Star Wars, and going to the gym. He will definitely try and connect lessons to one of those topics at least once, be prepared!
Alex has a Bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Ontario Tech University. He has tutored extensively for the past few years and his tutoring experience is in Mathematics, Physics & STEM – at secondary & post secondary level. Alex encourages his students to achieve their full potential and reach their academic goals – he is passionate about math & science and an engaging tutor.
He is currently working as an engineer in the space industry where he has hands on experience with computer, electrical & mechanical engineering research, design & development and test engineering. Alex is proficient in computer programming and STEM subjects. He also loves coding and teaching beginner coding. In his free time, Alex likes to hike and relaxes by solving complex jigsaw puzzles.
Angelina studied mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Due to her strong performance there, she was hired by the math department to help tutor and mentor students in Calculus II. Through this opportunity, she fell in love with tutoring specifically and being able to help students 1 on 1. From there, she began tutoring independently with even more success. Angelina has helped students get into U of T, Waterloo, UBC, and more. Students, with her help, have moved up whole letter grades and improved significantly on standardized testing. Aside from tutoring, Angelina is also working on research and plans to obtain a master’s degree in educational psychology or cognitive science.
Angelina grew up moving around between different countries and experiencing different school systems. For high school, she attended an international school in Thailand where she obtained an IB Diploma. She always loved math and science but one of the best parts of high school and university was always being able to share that with others. Now, working as a tutor, it is incredible to not only continue sharing that but to see the students’ she always believed in achieving their goals.
Hi, I am Grant, I am an Ontario-certified teacher in the areas of Maths, and Physics. Prior to teaching, I worked as an Environmental Engineer in the Australian natural resources industry. I studied at the Australian Maritime College for my Engineering degree and at the University of Technology Queensland for my Masters in Education. I love teaching Maths and Physics because it leads to a deeper appreciation of the world around us.