JENNY L.

Jenny is an amazing educator with a strong foundation in children in the early/primary years and has a commitment to fostering academic excellence. She earned her Bachelor’s of Education degree from York University in 2022, building upon her earlier credentials. Jenny’s professional journey began with a college diploma in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College, providing her with practical insights into the developmental needs of young learners. She further honed her expertise by obtaining an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson). In addition to her academic achievements, Jenny has gained valuable practical experience by working in multiple childcare centers, including the esteemed George Brown Lab Schools.

Her hands-on experiences in diverse educational settings has contributed to her deep understanding of the needs of young learners. Jenny has completed multiple practicum experiences in over 10 Toronto District School Board (TDSB) schools, gaining exposure to a variety of classroom environments and student demographics. This diverse range of experiences has further enriched her ability to connect with students and address their unique academic needs. With a solid academic and professional background, Jenny has developed a passion for education and a keen understanding of different learning styles. Her commitment to creating a positive and nurturing learning environment has been evident throughout her career.

Jenny believes in the power of personalized education to unlock each student’s potential. Her teaching philosophy centers around adapting instructional methods to cater to individual learning styles, fostering a love for learning, growth mindsets and promoting critical thinking skills. Jenny brings valuable experience in working with students of all ages. Her dedication to student success is reflected in her ability to create engaging and effective lesson plans tailored to the unique needs of each learner. In her spare time Jenny enjoys going on walks, visiting local cafes and trying new foods!

 

JOANNA S.

Joanna is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She completed her teaching education at York University in 2022. Before teacher’s college, she gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Guelph Humber!
Since childhood, her dream has been to become a teacher. She absolutely loves spending her time with students and children and witnessing their learning and growth. As an educator, she believes in getting to know the students personally and academically to create a tailored learning experience. Joanna thrives on activities that are interactive and make learning exciting and enjoyable. She believes that setting achievable goals with students and reaching them together not only builds their confidence but instills a sense of accomplishment.
Joanna is a creative, patient, and enthusiastic teacher who loves to hike, camp, travel, and cherish moments with family and friends in her spare time!

AMANDA F.

Hi there! I’m Amanda, an OCT certified teacher with a passion for education that spans over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Western Sydney’s teachers college, I specialize in intensive support programs,  full-day kindergarten, literacy and special education.. I have a Diploma and a Degree in Recreation Leadership, and hold additional qualifications as a Reading and Special Education Specialist.

I bring an unwavering belief in the competence and capability of every child with the proper support. My approach revolves around emergent learning and play-based education, integrating strategies like Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  These approaches ensure that each student receives an education tailored to their unique needs, fostering a sense of inclusivity and empowerment.

Beyond academics, my life in Toronto revolves around my husband, our two children and our dog Willow, reflecting my commitment to family and outdoor activities. Summers are spent up north, supporting my husband in his role as a Director of a summer camp, embodying my belief in holistic and engaging learning experiences.

I believe in the power of personalized education, where experience meets innovation. Join me on a journey where your child’s potential is unlocked, nurtured, and celebrated. Together, let’s build a foundation for lifelong learning!

KATHLEEN R.

With 20 years experience, Kathleen holds a Masters Degree in Education and specializes in Primary and Junior education. Kathleen’s passion for teaching extends to learners of all ages, from young children to adults, making her a versatile and dedicated tutor.

With a keen focus on remedial Math and Language, Kathleen has a track record of helping students overcome challenges and build a strong foundation in these crucial areas. Litaracy support is designed to not only build foundations, but also to foster a love of reading.

Kathleen also holds qualifications in History and is able to support learners with research and essay writing in High School Social Studies classes.

Kathleen’s teaching approach is characterized by patience, individualized instruction, and a commitment to fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment. Her background in education equips her with the knowledge and tools to address diverse learning needs effectively.

If you’re seeking a highly experienced and caring tutor to guide you or your child on a path to academic success, Kathleen is the ideal choice. Her dedication to educational excellence makes her a valuable resource for learners of all ages.

 

 

DINAH L.

Dinah is an Ontario Certified Teacher and currently works with the Toronto District School Board. Her journey through the world of elementary education spans over two decades. Her path is a tapestry of experiences, from glitter-glued fingers to lunchbox mysteries that turned into unexpected science experiments. Dinah has worn many hats in her career, teaching multiple grades and subjects, including French, over the years. Her most recent teaching assignment as a kindergarten teacher is a perfect fit for her nurturing personality. Within the walls of her classroom she creates a safe space where learners can take risks, make mistakes, and grow.
Before becoming a teacher, Dinah embarked on her academic journey at Western University in London, Ontario. There, she pursued a dual major in French and Film. This was followed by earning her Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor in 2004.
Outside the realm of academia, Dinah enjoys lacing up her hiking boots to conquer the great outdoors. Her passion for adventure extends to her ears, as she’s an avid listener of true crime podcasts, a fitting hobby for a teacher who knows how to keep her students on the edge of their seats. When she’s not hiking or solving mysteries, you’ll find Dinah engrossed in autobiographies, delving into the lives of individuals who’ve made their mark on the world.

 

 

Roxanne H.

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.

 

KATHLEEN S.

Having been an Ontario Certified Educator since 1996, Kathleen has much experience in engaging young learners and inspiring a love of learning in her students. Whether it be in the mainstream classroom, a small group setting or in an individualized teaching role, Kathleen can utilize her years of experience and education to understand her students’ needs in order to develop and implement a plan for success with lots of fun and enrichment infused.

KYLE X.

Kyle is a multilingual professional with a wealth of experience in leadership, networking, and tutoring. He was born in East Asia, speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin fluently, and is actively learning Italian, Arabic, Spanish, French, and Korean. With six years of tutoring experience teaching students from primary, university, and ESL adult backgrounds, Kyle is passionate about teaching English, social sciences, history, and economics as a result of his academic background. His love for teaching is evident in the way he connects with his students and fosters a positive learning environment. Kyle’s leadership skills are also impressive, having founded and served as the chapter president of My Networking Club, a registered charity where he managed a team of over 20 executives to craft growth plans for six key events that connect university students to industry professionals for networking, mentorship, and internship opportunities. Under Kyle’s leadership, the club achieved membership growth of over 100 members and 300+ attendees from top companies in Canada. Kyle’s academic achievements are equally notable, with a GPA of 3.9/4.0 and a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll at York University. With a genuine passion for education, coupled with his leadership skills and academic achievements, Kyle is poised to make a significant impact in his future endeavors.

STEPHANIE F.

Stephanie has a B.A. in History, and minor in English from Simon Fraser University. She is also a qualified EAL instructor. Her specialty has been supporting middle and high school students in Humanities and English composition as well as Primary/Junior students in literacy and remedial reading support.  She has also worked with many students internationally on English acquisition.

MARYANN M.

Maryann is in her 15th year teaching in New York City. She holds an M.S. in Education from Lehman College, an M.S. in Special Education from Manhattan College, and an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership from Manhattan College. She values her connections with her students and especially enjoys teaching science and literacy!