KIERAN S.

Kieran is a pre-service teacher at the University of Calgary, recently having completed his Bachelor of Arts in communications and culture and is now entering into the final year of his Bachelor of Education program, specializing in the secondary English language arts. Though trained specifically in the area of ELA, Kieran’s academic interests and professional practice extend far beyond the one discipline and into the humanities more generally; more specifically, Kieran has both tutoring and teaching experience, with the Alberta Programs of Study, in secondary English language arts, social studies, and career and technology foundations (CTF). Much like the matter he teaches, Kieran’s approach to tutoring is a multidisciplinary one and one that values the diversity of all students and their unique learning habits. In addition to his professional practice, Kieran spends his time volunteering with school communities across Calgary, working towards building and enhancing the learning experiences of all students.

Omar H-M.

Omar is an English, social sciences and humanities teacher with four years of academic teaching experience at a Toronto high school. He has taught grade 10, 11, and 12. Omar graduated from the University of Windsor. He also obtained the official certification to teach the IELTS (the English test for international students) from Cambridge University.

During his four years of teaching experience, Omar has taught various subjects including English, History, Human Geography as well as Sociology and Anthropology related subjects. He has experience educating senior students in essay writing, academic research, Shakespeare study, novel analysis study, proper citations (MLA and APA), and media. Omar has also received his TEFL certification and obtained experience teaching English as a second language to international students.

Omar has a passion for teaching and encouraging students to strive to do their best and meet their fullest potential. His hobbies include reading, jogging, playing board games and console games on his spare time.

IAN R.

Ian grew up in Calgary, completing a BA and MA in Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, before moving to Toronto, where he completed his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion in 2017. Along the way, Ian also studied Sanskrit at the University of Pune in India and worked for several years in the research department of a Bay Street financial services firm.
Ian has been teaching at the university-level since 2009, in the areas of Religion and History, most recently at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. He is passionate about teaching students to read, write, and, most importantly, think critically about the world around them. Seeing students master their course work is amazing; seeing students become effective, organized ,and dynamic young men and women is even better.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys reading spy novels, the occasional Netflix binge, running, playing basketball and coaching his twin boys’ baseball team.

Benjamin E.

 

Benjamin is a second year university law student with a cumulative 9.0 CGPA. He has over 7 years of tutoring and teaching experience in English, French, History and Math. His patient and calculated approach to teaching enables him to connect with his students and ensure success. A rudimentary example of his approach to studying includes reviewing the class material and rephrasing/reconceptualizing the material which the student finds most difficult to digest. The follow-up technique that proves successful time and time again is the calculated use of practice exams. Recreating the near-exact conditions in an exam setting enables the student to become accustomed to the stress of that environment and use it to sharpen their answers against the clock. Importantly, Benjamin’s tutoring goals are four-fold.

1. Ensuring that the student understands the course material completely and can reproduce their understandings in any exam format with excellence.

2. Full transparency with parents/guardians about student’s progress.

3. Giving students all the tools to study and complete exams and sharpening those tools to the point where their execution is flawless, and his assistance is no longer required.

4. Helping students realize they are more than capable of excelling well beyond their current capabilities, and certainly beyond those of any exam or assignment.

ALEC M.

Alec is an Ontario-certified History/Social Sciences teacher and current M.A. History student at the University of Toronto. Before moving to Toronto, he completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa, specializing in Grade 4-10 History. Before that, he graduated from Queen’s University in 2016 with an honour’s degree in History and World Religion. He began teaching ESL to students of all ages in 2016 while living in Europe. He speaks French and a little Spanish and loves learning new languages. He has taught Grade 3-4 Core French, Grade 7/8 Language Arts, History, and Health, and Grade 6/7 English Literacy in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB). He also taught various subjects – primarily English, Social Studies, and Physical Education – from kindergarten to Grade 10 in the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE). In his spare time, he loves to play music with his siblings, especially guitar and bass. He also loves to play and coach basketball and is a huge Toronto Raptors fan. He has some suggestions for how the team could be improved but does not have the influence to secure a meeting with management. Since 2010, he has been a support worker for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their family. What he loves most about teaching is seeing students gain confidence in themselves.

Kamil W.

Kamil is an enthusiastic and adaptable teacher, who truly enjoys teaching. He has been a high school educator for over six year, working with students of various backgrounds and abilities. At the high school level, Kamil’s specializes in business, accounting, economics and English courses. For the intermediate grades Kamil focuses on all of the main teachable subjects. Kamil received a Honours BA degree in Economics from York University and a B of Ed from Tyndale University. Kamil has successfully coached DECA and other competitive business programs as well as public speaking at the high school level. When Kamil isn’t teaching or tutoring, he is enjoying the seasons outdoors, having a nice long walk or biking. Above all, Kamil believes that learning should be fun and accessible to all.

LES T.

 

Lesley, or Les as she likes to be called, is a certified teacher of 22 years.  Les came from Montreal to complete M.A. courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and then completed her teacher certification as well as specialist courses in Special Education. She later acquired a  Masters in Social Work at U of T with a focus on children and families.
Les loves kids and likes people. She is a kind, energetic and creative person who would like to share her love of teaching with younger learners in the earlier grades.  Les has a profound love of books and reading and art. Even before she had her own child, Les began to collect children’s books and is happy to have a little library of her own.
Les is experienced working with students with diverse learning styles and challenges (including learning differences / disabilities, attention issues and anxiousness).  She is well-equipped to build an effective plan to support young learners on their journey to tackling reading, language and numeracy skills. Les has excellent people skills and will communicate clearly with parents about their child’s progress. She employs creative strategies and engaging resources for learners. Les has a patient, friendly and playful approach to teaching.

Mirza B.

Mirza completed his Master of Arts degree in Political Science (with a focus in political theory and international relations) at McGill University. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Political Science and International Development Studies. He is currently working as a legal assistant at an immigration and refugee law firm and is also doing part-time work as a research assistant at both McGill University and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He has previous experience as a Teaching Assistant at McGill University.

Mirza is an attentive, patient, and passionate educator. He seeks to demonstrate to students the value in what they are learning and its transformative potential in their lives, meaning he works to make learning content relatable to his students. He also understands the importance of individual learning and therefore approaches a student’s education according to their specific needs. His prior educational and professional experiences have equipped him to support students studying history, law, politics, philosophy, and English.

Gureet K.

Gureet is a certified Ontario teacher with about 8 years of teaching experience (both in the professional and volunteer sections). She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at Glendon Campus, York University in 2019, double majoring in Biology and Political Science. She completed her Bachelor of Education at York University in 2021 and expanded her knowledge of teaching throughout the summer of 2021 in Special Education and Mathematics, Grades 7 & 8. Moreover, Gureet has attained certificates in other post-secondary institutions regarding teaching and inclusion at University of Toronto and Harvard University (online). She has always wanted to become a teacher since she was 5 years old, and she continues to expand in her experiences and be open-minded in supporting students that need it the most, as well as creating a positive learning experience for all students.

IVAN H.

 

Ivan is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction, Major in Political Science and Minors in History and Philosophy respectively. As well, he received a Master of Teaching from OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto, specializing in Junior/Intermediate grade levels. Ivan discovered his passion for teaching and inspiring while volunteering as a Study Group Leader for the Historical and Cultural Studies Student Association at the University of Toronto. From there on, Ivan has pursued a variety of teaching experiences. He has taught at the University of Toronto as a Teaching Assistant for the courses: Introduction to Metaphysics and Introduction to Ethics. He has taught in several classrooms, ranging from Grade 4-10, as a teacher candidate, cultivating students’ interest in math, science and history. He has created and taught enrichment classes for Grades 9 & 10 in Creative Writing and Literacy. He works with children of all ages in one-to-one tutoring sessions in Math, Literacy and Science everyday, inspiring them and helping them become their best selves. Ivan believes that it is important to cultivate the strengths of his students and to explore the topics they are curious about as deeply as his students desire to. Ivan is deeply invested in the growth of each of his students and nothing could be more rewarding than to aid in that process. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys reading, mixed martial arts and gardening.