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.


Micah has a combined Bachelor’s in Education and Spanish/French. She teaches in the Spanish Bilingual Program for the Calgary Board of Education. She currently teaches in an Elementary School but has experience in Junior High as well. Micah was a tutor for Spanish University courses and enjoys helping everyone reach their full academic potential.


Marlie has been a teacher for nearly 10 years. She obtained a bachelor of Arts focused in History and English as well as Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. She has worked with a diverse group of students from k-8 as well as a learning resource teacher in various communities. Her focus is always on meeting students where they are at, building relationships and ensuring her students reach their best possible outcomes.


Emily has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and she also holds a Bachelor of Education in intermediate and senior English and History. She also completed a Special Education Part 1 course, which led her to teaching experiences in both senior and elementary Special Education classes.

Emily has also taught English at applied and academic Senior levels. She has been tutoring for almost ten years and really enjoys working with students of all all ages – from the early literacy student to the high school essayist.


Katie is a passionate, patient, and intuitive teacher. She received her Bachelor’s of Education in 2020 and has been full time teaching since.

Katie prides herself on building a strong rapport with her students. She strives to make genuine connections and to learn more about her students’ strengths and areas to work on. Katie caters strategies and instruction to suit her students’ unique skills and abilities – all while delivering fun and engaging lessons. She loves witnessing confidence levels soar!


Karine has a bachelor in Elementary Education from Mount Royal University. She has taught for 5 years, primarily in French immersion and Francophone settings.

Karine also teaches English and has a passion for helping students unlock their mathematics and language arts skills across all grades.





Kenisha obtained her Bachelor of Education from Mount Royal University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in English. She enjoys working with students in various grades and multiple subjects and takes great pleasure in guiding students to learning success.

Kenisha also enjoys spending her time outside amongst nature, with family and friends, and sitting down with a good book. She see potential and beauty in unexpected places and finds pleasure in working on the numerous DIY projects that she has on the go.

Kenisha relishes the opportunity to work with students in one-on-one and small group settings to help them grow into confident learners.


Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (with a specialty in Social Studies) from the University of Calgary. After obtaining her degrees, she taught abroad in South Korea at three elementary schools. Michelle’s practicum experience in Canada was in grades 1, 2, and 4 where she taught the core subjects. She enjoys working with children and always strives to make learning fun and interesting. Michelle’s educational philosophy is centered around actively tailoring her teaching to each student’s needs and guiding them to reach their learning goals. She specializes in literacy development (including remedial programs) and is particularly passionate about helping young readers develop their fluency and a love for reading.


James graduated with his Bachelor of Education Degree from OISE at the University of Toronto in 2005 and has been a certified educator in the elementary independent school system ever. Prior to entering the teaching profession, James spent 12 years in the private sector working in the areas of sales, sales management, and sales training for two Fortune 500 companies. Since entering the teaching profession, he completed a one-year internship program at Havergal College in Toronto working with the Junior Division teachers in grades 4-6. He then spent two years as a homeroom teacher for grades 4 and 7 at Bayview Glen in North York; eight years as a homeroom teacher for grade 5 at Pickering College in Newmarket; and most recently, the last three years as a homeroom teacher for grade 6 at Kingsway College School in Etobicoke. He is trained in the delivery of the JUMP Math Program as well as the remedial Direct Instruction Reading Mastery Program.

It is through these experiences that he has learned first-hand that all children are unique – no two have the same needs, interests, or learning styles. It is important for educators to invest the time to understand and connect with each student and support them in a way that is both effective and meaningful.

In his spare time, James enjoys officiating house league hockey for the GTHL and spending summers at his family cottage in Muskoka.


Marissa joined Prep Academy Tutors in 2014 after completing her Bachelor’s of Education (Primary/Junior) with a program focus in Special Education at Queen’s University. Since then, Marissa has taken additional qualifications in Special Education (part 1 and 2), Communication Needs: Autism, Reading, Kindergarten, and Primary/Junior Mathematics. In 2015, Marissa participated in a conference in Oregon to learn how to train teachers in Direct Instruction. In addition to Direct Instruction, Marissa also has trained teachers in the Wilson Reading System.

Marissa is passionate about making learning come alive for her students.  She works hard to find new and creative ways to reach every learner.  As an educator, it is her mission to inspire her students to become life-long learners who strive to ask questions and find answers.  Developing confidence and making learning fun are top priorities during Marissa’s tutoring sessions.  Students learn that it is through challenging themselves that they can learn and grow (even if they make mistakes along the way).  Marissa firmly believes that all students are unique and deserve to be educated in a way that incorporates their strengths and interests into their learning process.  

When Marissa isn’t teaching, you can find her hanging out with her puppy Rufus, or riding her horse, Rex.