Helen, a master teacher, has a two decades of experience working with children. She earned her teaching degree from Fordham University and her special education degree from Manhattan College. She has a Nursery School through grade 6 certification with a specialty in Early Childhood Education. She has many years of experience teaching reading and writing along with executive functioning skills. She views tutoring as a fulfilling activity that allows students to develop and sharpen their skills. She enjoys being a positive influence in a student’s life to help them reach their full potential. Her ability to address the various learning styles of her students makes her students successful. Helen currently is employed by the New York City Department of Education.
Laura is a very passionate teacher with years of experience working with children. Laura graduated from the University of Guelph in 2017 with a Bachelor of Applied Science. She majored in Child, Youth and Family studies with a focus on early childhood education. Laura then went to Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Education. Laura is Primary/Junior certified and has been with the Waterloo Region District School Board for the past three years working in long-term occasional positions. Laura is a lifelong learner and has acquired 5 additional teaching qualifications in the following areas: Primary/Junior Math Part I, Special Education Part I, Kindergarten Part I, Reading Part I and Student Assessment and Evaluation. Laura has a passion for helping children build their confidence in both themselves and their learning capabilities. She is creative in finding different ways to help children understand concepts and grow in their learning. Laura’s students often tell her that she “makes learning fun”. When Laura is not teaching she enjoys a variety of activities, such as reading mystery novels, crafting unique items, gardening, and spending time with her dog Penny.
Samantha began her love of teaching at 17 years old when she became a volunteer assistant in a primary classroom. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto where she studied philosophy, history, and sociology. After completing her undergraduate, she took a big leap and moved to South Korea where she became a full-time kindergarten teacher. Although she did not make it as a K-pop star in South Korea, she did come to realize that teaching is one of her biggest passions. After her year abroad she came back to Canada and decided to become an ELL teacher at a school downtown, teaching adult students coming to Canada to learn English. During this time, she also became a private tutor working with students ages 7-11 who attended schools in the TDSB. She worked with students who had different exceptionalities and it was through this job that she realized that teaching is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. After two years, she decided to take another big leap and complete her Master of Teaching at OISE, University of Toronto. Samantha is delighted to officially be an Ontario Certified Teacher. In her lessons, Samantha takes the time to get to know every individual student in order to create individualized plans that tap into the interests, passions, and needs of the learner. She loves to incorporate educational games, technology, art, and movement into her lessons in order to make the lessons more enjoyable, less rigid, and tap into multiple ways of learning. On her days off you can find Samantha watercolour painting, getting lost around the city, trying not to overwater her plants, and starting a new book before finishing the last one.
Janelle has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Prior to moving to Kelowna, she obtained an Advanced Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She has also recently completed her 5+ Certificate from Queen’s University with a focus in Special Education. She is currently lending her expertise to a number of schools in Kelowna as a Teacher on Call.
Janelle is passionate about being a life-long learner and inspiring her students to be curious about the world around them. She enjoys running, snowboarding and playing volleyball in her free time as well as getting lost in a good book. She loves working with children one-on-one and providing them with learning opportunities to accelerate their academic progress. Janelle is looking forward to making meaningful connections with families in Kelowna.
Nicholle has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She has worked with students at all levels from grades K-12, although she primarily teaches grades K-6. Nicholle is currently a Teacher on Call and has worked at a number of schools in Kelowna. She has a zest for learning and encourages all of her students to stay curious and to keep a growth mindset. Nicholle is passionate about helping students succeed and feel confident in their learning. She tailors her teaching to meet students where they are at and works with her students to set goals and make a measurable plan to accomplish them.
In her free time, Nicholle enjoys hiking in the beautiful Okanagan, getting lost in a good book, and letting her creative side out through painting.
Joseph graduated with honours achieving a double major in the department Languages and Literature & Religion and Culture. Joseph has also completed additional qualification courses in mathematics, SSAT prep, and special education. Joseph has dedicated himself to the world of education and recognizes that education should be authentic, contemporary and student centred.
Lucy has a bachelor of science degree from McGill University with a major in pharmacology and a minor in psychology. She has a 3.78 GPA in the last two years of her degree. Currently, Lucy is pursuing a bachelor of secondary education degree at the University of Alberta, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. She is one semester away from completing her education degree.
Through her volunteer work and student-teaching, Lucy has directly taught Chemistry 20, Biology 20, and Science 10. Throughout last year, she worked online helping high-school students proofread and improve their writing through Zoom meetings. She also worked in elementary settings to assist with math, reading, and writing tasks. She values clear communication with students and families, and catering her teaching style/pacing for each student.
Vivian graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s in Education and holds an Alberta Teaching Certificate.
Vivian’s passion for education has driven her to take on many roles. As a pre-service teacher, she provided support to children in various learning environments such as in schools, at a community center and online via Zoom. During this time, she primarily worked with children who spoke English as a second language. Once she became a certified teacher, she had the opportunity to run her own classroom, teaching pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children full-time.
Vivian is currently working in early intervention as an Education Coordinator, providing support to pre-school aged children with special education coding. When she is not working with the little ones, she is a substitute teacher with the public-school division where she enjoys teaching all subjects to all elementary levels.
Madeline has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education specializing in early childhood education. She is a recent graduate from the University of Lethbridge and is in the process of obtaining an Alberta teaching certificate for Grades K-12.
Madeline has teaching experience with a variety of grades from kindergarten to grade 9. She has spent the last four months as a grade 2 elementary generalist for a Fine Arts focused elementary school here in Calgary. Madeline has further enhanced her skills by teaching a grade 3 literacy intervention group.
Madeline is a current substitute teacher for the Calgary Board of Education. She is looking forward to working one-on-one with students and being a part of their learning success.
Madeline is a firm believer in a student focused approach that considers and adapts to varying student’s needs. She is skilled at determining the best way to engage and motivate her students while also assisting them in developing their confidence as learners