Brittany is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, while double minoring in History and Social Studies. She has her Early Childhood Education Level One Certificate and was elected to be the Professional Development Chair of her program’s Student Board for 2023/24. She has experience with ages 4-12 and with teaching styles such as Montessori and Reggio. Brittany also has experience teaching in assorted environments including Preschools, the Calgary Zoo, Hospitals, various Classrooms, and Before/After School Programs. She is especially interested in education that incorporates diversity, accessibility, and equity.
Brittany’s love of learning is deepened through reading, especially books about the history of the Canadian Fur Trade and Arctic Exploration, focusing on Indigenous perspective. She also enjoys outdoor activities or handwork crafts that remind her of her hometown in Northern B.C. As a tutor, she hopes to help students believe in their ability to achieve their goals.
Roxanne is a licensed teacher with a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in K-12 Reading and Writing.
Working with Roxanne, your child will crack the reading code, understand complex texts, and become an expert in writing structures. Best of all, they will love what they’re learning, and love THEMSELVES for it.
Roxanne’s reading curriculum integrates evidence-based components of dyslexia instruction with a practice that follows the standard Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence.
Tutoring includes skill-specific coaching, progress monitoring, homework support, and communication with the student’s classroom teacher.
Also, Roxanne has been honoring all forms of neurodiversity for fifteen years.
Marika embarked on her teaching journey as a middle and high school teacher in public schools in South Africa, driven by her dedication to education and passion for guiding students. She further expanded her expertise by working as a college lecturer before deciding to move to Canada. This experience allowed her to refine her instructional skills and gain valuable insights into higher education.
For the past 17 years in Canada, Marika has had the privilege of working with numerous Grade 1 and 2 students, providing remedial support to enhance their reading skills. Witnessing the remarkable transformation of these young learners into confident and fluent readers has been an incredibly rewarding experience for her.
Marika’s expertise lies in guiding students to become proficient in writing essays and developing a deep comprehension of what they read. She possesses a unique talent for honing their writing skills, enabling them to articulate their thoughts effectively and express themselves with clarity and confidence.
When it comes to reading, Marika goes beyond surface-level understanding. She teaches students how to delve into texts, analyze them critically, and extract the underlying meaning. By employing various strategies and techniques, she instills in students the ability to comprehend complex concepts, identify key information, and make connections between ideas.
Marika’s approach to teaching writing and reading is highly interactive and engaging. She incorporates hands-on activities, discussions, and guided exercises to enhance students’ understanding and foster a love for these skills. She provides constructive feedback and encourages students to continuously refine their writing and analytical abilities, resulting in marked improvement over time.
Marika’s educational qualifications reflect her commitment to professional growth and expertise in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Education Management Honours and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of South Africa. Furthermore, she expanded her knowledge by pursuing studies at the University of Athabasca, focusing on English Literature and Composition.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Marika has sought certifications in various areas to broaden her skill set. She is certified in copywriting and digital marketing, demonstrating her ability to effectively communicate and engage with students in the modern digital landscape. She also possesses a diploma in interior decorating and is a certified image consultant and colour specialist, showcasing her diverse range of interests and talents.
Outside of teaching, Marika indulges in her passions for floristry, perfumery, fashion, and digital marketing. These pursuits enrich her life and contribute to her ability to connect with students on different levels.
With a commitment to student success, Nathan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the realm of education. He holds a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in curriculum development and instructional strategies, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (major in English). Nathan has spent over 15 years honing his teaching skills in diverse educational settings, including public and online platforms. His extensive background has equipped him with a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by learners of all ages and abilities.
Passionate about personalized instruction, Nathan believes that every student has unique learning styles and individual strengths. Through his engaging teaching methods and tailored lesson plans, he fosters an environment that promotes active learning, critical thinking, and academic growth.
As a dedicated tutor, Nathan offers comprehensive support in a range of subjects, including English Language Arts, Social Studies, science and math (elementary), reading comprehension strategies, academic coaching, and test (Diploma) preparation. His patient and encouraging demeanor instills confidence in his students, empowering them to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.
Nathan’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom. He stays updated with the latest educational trends and incorporates innovative teaching techniques to make learning enjoyable and impactful.
Jorge is a student, tutor, and published author. He is studying Computational Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Calgary and has extensive experience tutoring, particularly in the maths and sciences.
Jorge strives to understand where each student is at and their unique learning curve. He works with his students to formulate a plan for their studies to help them reach their academic goals.
Shelley has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Special Education. She taught full- time in both the public and private school systems until June of 2020.
Shelley’s teaching and previous tutoring assignments have spanned Grades 1-8 and include many years of teaching combined grades with supported integration of students with mild to severe needs.
The highlight of her teaching career spanned a period of several years where she was trained in the International Baccalaureate methodology whose focus was to teach children to develop critical thinking skills within the current subject matter.
The area of study was formulated by the teaching team as a question and then explored in depth largely through the 6 strands of language arts and fine arts in order that all children were able to demonstrate their learning in their preferred modality. Final projects would be carefully and thoughtfully written, designed and built.
Subsequently, other classrooms of children would be invited to come and celebrate the learning that had occurred thereby enhancing and reinforcing not only the quality of learning but the very important idea that learning is meant to be shared. The learners would self-evaluate as part of the overall measure of learning.
Shelley also gained training and experience in an RBC sponsored young entrepreneurs program that encouraged children to develop an understanding of the workings of the business world. From choosing a charity to which funds would be donated to determining products and services to be designed, built and sold, the children came to know that each child had a role/ strength that could be utilized to promote success in business.
Matthew graduated from the University of Alberta’s Campus St Jean with a major in Social Studies and a minor in French Language Arts. He has taught French Immersion in Edmonton and Calgary for over 5 years, and has served as a tutor for over 10 years.
Today, Matthew is a law student at the University of Calgary. He remains highly passionate in working with students and helping them achieve their goals!
Heather has a Master’s of Teaching degree and is qualified to teach in Alberta and Ontario. She has over ten years of experience developing and educating youth through academics and play. She is patient, efficient, and always works to ensure students are understanding the material. She believes that it is important to foster a love of learning and looks forward to helping students grow as learners.
Peter is entering his 21st in teaching. He has earned a B.Sc., B.Ed., and an M.A. (teaching). Peter won the Clarence Samson gold medal in education, graduating first in his class (2002) from the University of Calgary. In 2018, Peter’s class of grade 6 learners achieved the highest PAT results in Rocky View School Division. He has taught multiple grades but has primary focused on grades 3-6. Peter was also a senior lecturer at Roehampton University in the teacher training college (mathematics department). While teaching in London, England for nearly 14 years, he had the opportunity to lead several schools, as an assistant principal, vice principal, principal and executive principal. But he says that his first love is teaching. He particularly enjoys helping students learn to read and read better. He loves writing across all genres and of course, he loves doing and teaching mathematics. His hope is to help the students he teaches get well prepared for their next stage of learning, where they can make a positive contribution and thrive, as confident learners.
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.