Warda is a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She has completed multiple internships in various engineering fields from Manufacturing Analyst at Centra Industries, to Software Assurance at i4i, to Sales Engineer at HTS. She is currently on her fifth coop term as a Mechanical Designer at Smith and Andersen. Besides work and school, Warda loves to volunteer and spends her time giving back to the community. She has accumulated over 150 volunteer hours, through participation at summer camps for kids with disabilities and at animal shelters. Warda has prior experience mentoring kids from her coop position at i4i, where she discovered her passion for tutoring. She believes in being a role model to her students, helping them develop both hard and soft skills, that will be beneficial for their future. And when she is not busy working, studying or teaching, she loves to paint and read!
Hello There! My name is Carl and I am very excited to be a part of your child’s education! I am certified as a geography and history teacher but I am also very excited about helping students out with their Spanish, French, and even math!
After I graduated university I taught overseas in New Zealand for one and a half years before deciding to come back home to London Ontario. Upon my return I joined Thames Valley District School Board, where I continue to teach and work today.
Before teaching full time, I taught swimming lessons for 10 years, so I have a ton of experience teaching children of all ages. Swimming also gave me a deeper appreciation for the individuality of all learners.
When I’m not teaching I enjoy playing guitar, wrestling, and reading.
Carmel Youkhana completed her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University in April 2022. Prior to this, she attended Wilfrid Laurier University where she enjoyed completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Throughout her teenage years, Carmel loved working at various summer camps and tutored English, which is where her passion for working with children began. As she continued to take on teaching roles during her university career, she realized her love for education and learning. For the past year and a half, Carmel has had the pleasure of teaching English to international students ages 3-12 through an online learning platform. She believes in fostering confidence in all her students and has a passion for making learning an enjoyable experience.
During her teaching practicum, Carmel taught students in the intermediate/senior division, specifically grade 8’s and all grades in high school. She has taught a variety of subjects in the classroom but has always had a knack for science/biology and English. Carmel’s job as an English teacher has given her the opportunity to work with a wide range of students in a one- on-one setting, developing her ability to build strong relationships and personalize lessons. She has a strong desire to see students succeed and will guide them to reaching their full potential. Outside of teaching, you can find Carmel hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Julie-Ann Garrick is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in the island of Jamaica before moving to Canada to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Education. Julie-Ann grew up with a deep love of travel and took the opportunity to explore the world following the completion of her degrees. It was during her childhood, after observing her elemetary teachers love for her students that she discovered her passion for teaching and wanted to work with children. When she decided to pursue teaching, she completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Jamaica before moving to Canada. It is through teaching that Julie-Ann has been able to foster her love of Reading. In her spare time she works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through middle school. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills. She believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor, she continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
She then was given the opportunity to teach in a 4/5 grade classroom with the Peel District School Board and jumped at the opportunity as she absolutely loves traveling, immersing herself in a new country and new culture, and most importantly, teaching kids! Through these experiences, in and abroad, Julie-Ann has developed a deep passion for working with young children and guiding them to reach their full potential. Alongside having years of tutoring experience, she fosters an engaging, personalized one-on-one interactive lessons. Additionally, Julie-Ann truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking as well as spending time with her friends and family.
Selma recently graduated from McGill University’s Bachelor of Education program where she specialized in high school English Language Arts and History. During her time living in Quebec, she taught and tutored in both English and French. She also made it onto the Dean’s List and earned several scholarships throughout her university years for maintaining a high cumulative GPA.
Growing up with an Egyptian father and a German mother, she developed a passion for languages and learned to speak English, French, German, Arabic, and Spanish. Her interest in Spanish led her to teaching English as a Second language in Spain. Later, she traveled to Costa Rica as a Program Leader for groups of American teenagers on community service trips. These international experiences fuelled her interest in working with youth.
Teaching has been a lifelong dream for Selma, and she believes that there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help a student gain confidence or understand a concept. For her, tutoring is all about listening and responding to her students’ unique needs. Selma recently moved to Ontario, and she is looking forward to her next adventure in a new province! You’ll often catch her planning her next hiking trip, dancing, singing, or going on long runs.
Alex is an Ontario Certified Teacher – or soon to be, pending some more paperwork – who’s raring to go out and continue his teaching career after years spent abroad, in the private sector, and as a soccer and public speaking coach. An unabashed geek at heart and lover of all things anime, online, and creative, he is a firm believer in fostering a deeper, lifelong enthusiasm for learning by being, well… enthusiastic! Kids (and all people) don’t learn well if learning is a chore, and it is very possible to be academically rigorous while maintaining a sense of joy and wonder. He is particularly passionate about history, which he completed his undergraduate degree in. Yes, it CAN be fun and is a great medium through which to practice writing and critical thinking skills.
In general, Alex is a big fan of both of those things (he’s one of those people who holds opinions on the Oxford comma – beware) and, when he’s not busy camping, game designing, or mumbling calculations as he points an oversized telescope at the night sky, he teaches them both on a part-time and volunteer basis. Learning is something that he views as a panacea and a sort of vaccine against many of the hurdles and challenges that modern society presents us with. His goal is to turn it into a lifelong passion and, to this end, he has worked with everything from preschoolers to adult professionals over a diverse array of subjects and backgrounds. He is something of a polymath. Just… don’t get him started on Shakespeare. Again, he has opinions. You’ve been warned.
Alex Graduated summa cum laude from York University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Education to follow up on his 2015 Bachelor of Arts in History. He completed his teaching internship in the TDSB (Toronto District School Board), where he taught in a Grade 3 classroom after first having interned in Health & Physical Education. While in school, he remained active as an educator, coaching debate and public speaking classes, and teaching English, History, Science, and Research classes. He has a deep background in teaching ELL (English Language Learners), having previously done so abroad, in China, as well as right here in Canada. Just… remember your commas.
Alicia is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Bachelors of Education from Queen’s University. Additionally, she has an Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Studies and a Master’s Degree in Environment and Sustainability. Alicia has a deep love of travel having grown up exploring countries such as Australia, India and Japan, and loves immersing herself in new cultures. One of her favourite experiences was dressing up as a Super Mario character and driving through the streets of Tokyo in a go kart. In early 2020 Alicia moved to New Zealand to teach in the Primary/Junior grade levels where she immediately fell in love with the country’s breathtaking scenery and vibrant Māori culture. Over the years, Alicia has had the pleasure of working with students of all ages and abilities who have diverse cultural, social, linguistic, and academic backgrounds. Alicia values each child’s unique learning style and is dedicated to guiding all students toward ongoing success. As a mentor, Alicia wants to empower and motivate students to achieve their personal best and become confident lifelong learners. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys swimming, outdoor activities, spending time with her family, and chasing after her infant son.
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My name is Meghan Anderson and I have been a teacher for 22 years. I originally started my career teaching with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor Ontario but moved to the Peel District School Board 18 years ago. I have been a teacher with Peel teaching all subjects, mainly in French immersion from grades 1-5. I am currently the physical education teacher for grades 2-5 in French. I have also taught for a year in Kuwait and have done summer camps in Korea and China.
In my personal life, I spend my weekends walking my dog Bella, reading and love cooking great food.
I am really looking forward to meeting all families and I thank Prep Academy Tutors for this wonderful opportunity.
Tania Guzman is a Canadian- Chilean Certified Teacher. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta and lived there for 15 years then moved to Chile to complete her Bachelors Degree in Education and Masters Degree in Leadership and Administration in Educational Management . Tania grew up with a deep love of traveling throughout South America and moreover she earned an educational internship which gave her an enriching opportunity to explore Columbia and learn from its educational system and incredible culture. It was during her studies in that Tania discovered her passion for teaching and working with students. During the summer months, Tania works at a Global Leadership Camp for international students who want to improve their
communicative, teamwork and leadership skills. In her spare time Tania works one-on-one with children ranging from 10 years through high school. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. Tania believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is capable to meet their needs and increase their self confidence. In her free time, Tania loves to work out, go to festivals or watch a cool movie with her son.