Joshua, more commonly known as Josh, graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc specializing in Materials and Nanoscience for biological applications. He has experience working in a graduate level research lab which focused on creating artificial organs. He has received many merits for his mathematical achievements such as placing in the top 2% in the Sunlife Math Contest, consistently placing in the top 3 of his math classes, and passing the AP math exams granting him university math credits while in high school.
He’s very patient and has a deep sense of empathy which allows him to deeply understand the students’ struggles enabling him to build more personalized lesson plans for each student. He’s very determined to help people find the fun in the maths and sciences by helping them digest the material at their pace.
During his free time, Josh likes to play video games, lift weights, build Gundam model Kits, cook, and play badminton.
Amy is a student-teacher completing the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University with a physics and math degree. Amy is going to be an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Intermediate/Senior division upon her graduation. She grew up in China and completed her high school diploma in Markham under the Ontario Curriculum. As a student teacher, Amy has extensive practical teaching experiences through practicum placements throughout her undergraduate and B.ED degree, employment experience of summer camps, and successful tutoring experiences. Amy is warm and energetic; she always builds a great rapport with her students and tries to help them succeed using differentiated instructions. She finds supporting her students to achieve their goals and success is gratifying and enjoyable. In her spare time, Amy loves cooking, watching TV series, animations, playing games, and searching for her life source – Bubble tea
Shanna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2019 where she specialized in Accounting. She is working towards completing a B.Sc. and is currently studying to write the MCAT. Shanna’s goal is to go to medical school and earn her M.D.
Shanna’s positive attitude and outgoing personality make working with her fun! Shanna wants to help her students feel that things finally “click”! Her goal is always to help students feel confident about what they can do. Shanna loves to work with people and has many years of experience working with youth in summer camps, weekly youth programs, and tutoring up to the university level.
In her free time Shanna enjoys being active and social. She enjoys travelling, yoga, dance, gymnastics, soccer, music, singing, and she is learning to play the guitar.
Azhar is a second-year Mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience in tutoring students and a keen interest in mathematics and science. Azhar believes that patience and enthusiasm are extremely important in helping a student learn.
Matt holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with fourteen years of experience as a lecturer at the university level. Matt has also been a teacher at the high school level, and he has tutored students at both levels. The courses Matt can teach as a tutor include but are not limited to:
1) Physics grades 11 and 12.
2) Mathematics in all levels
3) Advanced Functions
5) Data Management
In addition, based on Matt’s academic background, he is fully ready to be engaged in tuition for university level courses which include all branches of Mathematics in Engineering, Numerical Analysis, and Mechanical Engineering related courses.
It is also notable that Matt can tutor some Engineering software packages such as MATLAB, Office tools, AutoCAD, EES, Carrier and HVAC.
Matt’s first goal in both tutoring and teaching is to inspire students to be successful people in their future career.
Making connections with his students is Matt’s first step in tutoring and teaching. Identification of the student learning approach and adjusting his tuition and teaching based on student needs is a very crucial step towards success. Matt believes that motivation of the student and informing them about the applications and importance of what they are working on must be accomplished all the times, so that the student understands how his/her effort can be valuable.
Ashley is an Ontario Certified Honours Specialist Physics Teacher with experience teaching Mathematics and Chemistry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where she majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics. During her undergraduate degree she worked on Physics Education Research and was a member of the Curriculum Development Team for the Physics Department. Her passion for Science, Mathematics, and teaching were evident from a very young age and she has over 15 years of tutoring experience. She prides herself in making STEM accessible to every learner through everyday applications. Ashley completed her teaching degree at Queen’s University and has worked with multiple different curricula throughout her 8 years of teaching, including Ontario and IB. Ashley also loves to travel; she took advantage of her time teaching in London to travel to over 30 countries. Ashley believes developing relationships with her students and rooting key concepts in students’ experiences allows for a deeper connection to the subject matter.
Damien has a Combined Honours degree in Biomechanics and Physiology, as well as an Education degree. Damien is a full-time grade 8 teacher with the Toronto district school board. He is qualified to teach all subjects at the grade 6, 7 and 8 level as well as the high school sciences. As an athlete himself he values a life and work balance. He spends most of his down time Coaching Rugby (Provincially, Club & School Levels), Rock Climbing, Camping, Canoeing and intentionally getting lost in the woods looking for adventure with his dog and loved ones.
Shivani is greatly passionate about teaching and sees herself as a life-long learner. She has been tutoring and teaching for 3+ years in various settings – tutoring small and large groups, private individual tutoring, and teaching in rural, suburban, and urban classroom and home settings. Shivani holds a Masters of Science in Physics, with an extensive background in mathematics and science.