Santiago A.

Santiago holds his Bachelor of Science (Major in Honours Neuroscience; Minor in Biotechnology) from McGill University, where he graduated with First Class Honours. He holds his Diploma of Collegial Studies in Pure and Applied Sciences from Vanier College, where he graduated under the Dean’s Honour Roll (overall average above 90%).

He worked at Vanier College as a tutor, during which time he taught seminars on physics and prepared tutoring material to use during review sessions and exam prep. He also worked at the drop-in desk of the Math & Science Centre for students struggling with homework problems and/or projects in Chemistry, Physics, Math and Biology.

Santiago’s specialties include Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics), math (Grades 1-12), and French language tutoring.

In addition, Santiago worked on the Vanier Science Program Advisory Committee Member, where he provided feedback to the institution’s Science Program Coordinator about the proposed changes to the CEGEP Science programs proposed by the government of Quebec. He also worked as a Signal Processing Engineer at McGill’s NeuroTech and contributed to the creation of Milo, the brain-controlled wheelchair. He volunteered in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Santiago’s positive and enthusiastic personality, combined with a deep love and understanding of the material at hand, ensure the perfect environment in which his students may thrive.


Rishanthi is completing her Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Medical Writing at theJames Lind Institute. She holds her BSc from McGill University, and her Diplome d’etudes collegiales in Health Sciences from Vanier College.

She was the recipient of both the Wager Scholarship (top 3 students with highest academic average) and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 Scholarship. She has received the Commissioner’s Prize Award for the highest academic average in science, the History Award for Excellence, the Chemistry and Physics Award for Excellence and the Vanier College Entrance Scholarship.

Rishanthi served as the Medical Director/Editor/Writer for Advertise Health, and as a Research Assistant at the McGill University School of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She currently works as the Research Coordinator/Assistant at McGill University’s Transcranial Stimulation Lab

She has worked at A1 Tutorial, and has over ten years of tutoring experience in subjects ranging from maths to sciences to History up until the University levels. She was also a classroom volunteer at The Mackay Center, where she assisted children with special needs, and helped them with homework, assignments, and reading.

Her incredible patience, combined with a deep understanding of the material and a knack for making it accessible, makes her a fabulous tutor.