Rolando S.

Originally from Chicago, Rolando moved to San Antonio where he recently completed a 20-year career at the community college level. Rolando has been able to use his academic background in economics, business, and higher education to travel and make an impact as an educator and volunteer. He was part of a group that traveled to Bahrain and Qatar in order to raise awareness, understanding, and cooperation between educators in the United States and the Middle East.  Also, as a part of a volunteer mission, Rolando participated in a trip to provide economics and business practice workshops in Peru. In addition, he was a guest lecturer at The Hague University for six-month period. Finally, Rolando traveled to Cuba to explore the possibility of conducting research about entrepreneurs. As a result of his travels, Rolando considers himself to be a global learner and strives to impart that knowledge and experience to his students. His desire is that not only will they be successful in the classroom, but will also explore the world with curiosity and recognize the value of others in the global community. In his spare time, Rolando roots for all Chicago sports teams, loves to read, to cook new dishes, is a borderline gym rat, and is a self-proclaimed cinephile (he insists that Die Hard IS a Christmas movie).

PRANAY P

I am a Master’s Degree holder in Engineering with more than 7 years of successful experience in teaching a variety of Math courses and programs in high schools, colleges and Learning centres.

I finished my Bachelor degree in education and am an OCT License teacher!

Currently, I am working as a professional and experienced Math tutor in the Toronto region.

To be more specific, the following list is the subjects in Math and Physics that I teach from high school to college:

1) Functions, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors,
2) IB (HL, SL) Math, SAT trainer AP Calculus AB & BC,
3) Pre-Calculus 11, 12, Math 7, 8, 9, 10.

 

Pulkit G.

Pulkit holds a Bachelor of Science specializing in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (UBC). Being a math enthusiast since high school, he always wanted to combine Computer Science and Mathematics as when they are combined, they offer a lot of academic and non-academic exploration. Since his high school, Pulkit found his class averages to be low and felt that this orthodox needs to be changed. Talking to students, he realized that they find Mathematics to be draining and exhausting and ever since then, he is trying to follow his passion of teaching. Pulkit is a knowledgable tutor with 5 years of experience and has a proven track record of helping diverse students not just pass exams but excel. He possesses a dynamic and empathetic approach towards students. If he is not in front of the screen, you can find him in the gym. Embark on a transformative learning journey with Pulkit, your dedicated guide to academic success!

 

Andre T.

Andre T. is a professional academic tutor who holds most of his degrees from the University of Texas system in Far East Asian History and Foreign Languages. He is also currently enrolled as a Doctoral student at the University of Phoenix, pursuing an Ed.D in Education with a specialization in Virtual Reality Educational Technology. Andre has had the distinct privilege of studying all over the world. His specialty is in Far East Asian dialects, having studied extensively in China, Japan, and S. Korea. In his free time he is an avid enthusiast of the great outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, etc. As a martial artist, with 45+ years of experience, he serves as an adjunct/civilian instructor for law enforcement officers in self-defense tactics. He served seven years as a law enforcement officer. As an amateur Musician, he plays several instruments but his absolute favorite is playing blues music which he plays on his beloved guitar, Blu Eponine. Music, Reading, and Art are also very great passions of his. He is a huge fan of Far East Asian Cinema. He is quite the ‘otaku’ which is Japanese for a Manga and Anime fan. Since 1999, he has instructed courses in every area of the US, Far East Asia, and various Military Histories.

Andre is also an Advanced Facilitator and Faculty for the College of Humanities University of Phoenix.  He is presently certified to teach in multiple University level courses of US and World History, World Civilization, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, and Psychology. He has collaborated and developed courses and curriculums for all Undergraduate and Graduate levels and written and developed exams for all college-level courses under these disciplines.

Languages: English (Native), Japanese (Conversational), Spanish (Basic), Chinese (Mandarin, conversational).
Hobbies / Activities: Martial arts, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Weightlifting, Drawing, and playing Blues guitar.
Books: Enjoys all books but especially those in his areas of expertise!
Movies: A dedicated fan of the cinema being produced in the Far East. A huge fan of Jean Gabin Films as well as Akira Kurosawa. A huge fan of Hollywood film noir.
Music: 80’s New Wave and 90’s Grunge! Love it!

 

Yash S.

Yash, an accomplished educator, holds a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Data Analytics from the prestigious University of Waterloo.

With a solid academic foundation in engineering, Yash has a wealth of experience in tutoring, primarily focusing on mathematics and science. His educational journey commenced as a Math and Science Tutor at Parth Institute of Science and Competition, where he embarked on a 16-month contract from April 2022 to July 2023. Yash excelled at creating informative materials and quizzes, ensuring an engaging and productive learning environment. His teaching approach involved positive reinforcement and personalized guidance to navigate challenging subjects.

Yash further honed his teaching skills as an Online Math Tutor for a group of 12 students based in the USA, serving from March 2021 to April 2022. Over the course of a year, he provided comprehensive mathematics instruction to students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades. Yash’s innovative teaching methods, utilizing real-world examples and fostering student engagement, received commendation from both students and parents.

Beyond his offline teaching experience, Yash has been an accomplished educator on the Wyzant platform since May 2019. Specializing in various subjects, including elementary maths, GRE math, GMAT math, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and geometry, Yash consistently adapts his teaching strategies to meet individual students’ needs and learning styles. His dedication to helping students grasp complex mathematical concepts, create customized lesson plans, and monitor student progress is unwavering.

Yash combines his engineering background and passion for teaching to inspire and empower students on their educational journey

TARA B.

Hi my name is Tara and I am a high school teacher in the subject areas of English and Geography mainly. I have over seven years of teaching experience in both these subjects and in Special Education. I have also taught on a 1-1 basis for learners both in mainstream and with special educational needs. I have taught English as an additional language to many learners who have arrived to the country with little to no English. I also have experience in teaching children in elementary school both in mainstream and in special education too.

I studied a three year Joint Bachelor of Arts degree in the subjects of English & Geography and a two year Professional Masters of Education, both in University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

I have made the exciting move to North Vancouver from Ireland and I am very excited to develop my skills and teaching experience here. I really enjoy working with children and I feel a great sense of reward when they develop their understanding of areas that were once very difficult for them to learn about and comprehend. I also love to create a learning environment where the learner feels confident to ask questions and engage in a way that they feel excited to learn. I create this learning experience by having multi-sensory classes therefore each learner can thrive in a way that suits their learning style and needs.

I really look forward to working with your child and I will do my best in creating a fun, caring and learning environment.

 

David L.

David L. is a certified teacher. He was an educator for 22 years in Southern California. He then moved to Texas and continued his profession as an educator. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English. David is passionate about being a mentor to his students. Having experienced many challenges in his own personal education, He had determined to become an educator who would come alongside students to guide them on their academic journeys. As a teacher, he understands the importance of building on the student’s strengths and understands the need to establish a sound relationship with his students that fosters a student’s personal interests. David uses many of the techniques he has gained as a basketball coach to guide his teaching practices. He believes in partnering with his student on the academic goal just as if he were on the same athletic team and working together as collaborative unit. Some of his other experiences include working as a Project Designer for an architectural firm, leading a scout pack as Cubmaster, tutoring algebra and geometry, and instructing students in Revit and AutoCAD. With all of his experience, he is able to relate to many different professions and provide some needed and valuable information to his students. David considers it a pleasure to be able to come alongside his students and support their needs.
David graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He completed his teaching internship at Whittier College and Azuza Pacific University. David then began his teaching career as an English teacher at a high school for grades 9 through 12. He became a head coach for the high school varsity basketball team and was involved as a team leader in the school’s technology program where he implemented several teaching strategies that incorporated the use of technology to support instruction. Through these experiences, David has developed a wealth of knowledge that he has been able to use to foster his passion for teaching and mentoring his students along their academic journey.
The most valuable aspect of David’s teaching ability is his determination to help every student become successful and to help build-up self-confidence. David fully believes that every student is capable of becoming successful. He has personally witnessed the success of students that were provided a positive direction and a sound relationship. He has tutored many students in English, math and other subjects while fostering a relationship that exhibits a true caring heart for what concerns his students and this has made a difference.

Beth F.

Beth grew up on the east coast and moved to Texas as a young adult.  She first thought of teaching after working with special needs kids at summer camp, and that led her to study special education.  Not long after, she got married and started a family, and stayed home to teach her four children, two of whom received generous scholarships.  She originally started tutoring as a way to make some extra money while still homeschooling her kids.  After her own kids were launched, she spent three years as a math interventionist at Great Hearts Classical Charter School.  Her students often say that she makes math less scary, that they don’t cry any more, that she explains things in a way that makes concepts more clear. Prior co-workers have exclaimed, “This was the most engaging example of math tutoring I have ever seen. The pacing was quick and vigorous, but the scholars were met just at their right level.”  Her students at Great Hearts showed definite improvement in test scores, and her private students often bring up their SAT or ACT scores, or raise their grade in class.   Though math is her strongest subject, she has also taught Spanish and some ELA.  She lives for the moment when the light goes on and a student “gets it”!  She also loves giving cooking classes and sewing lessons.   In her free time, Beth enjoys gourmet cooking, gardening, and swing dancing.

Shaun F.

Shaun F. graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Sociology with minors in English and Honors Studies in 2013. Shaun completed his first M.A. in 2015, and he was awarded a second M.A. in Philosophy and Ethics in 2017. Shaun has been a professional tutor for over eight (8) years, tutoring sociology, English, reading, writing, history, and statistics. Shaun has taken personal pride in helping his students reach their goals, and has coached students to successful entry into prestigious college programs at U.T. Austin, Fordham, Purdue, and Stanford. He takes special pride in coaching students toward college admission and preparation, whether aiding in SAT/ACT prep, consulting on college admission essays, or providing advanced college advising. In his free time, you’ll find Shaun working on his creative non-fiction memoir, tutoring underprivileged youth, leading community writing programs, volunteering with animal rescue organizations, or making plans to avoid going to sleep early.

“Shaun Ford, you are awesome!  You were tremendous. I’ve learned a tremendous amount of tips on how to start writing my paper even if I don’t have the time…I will definitely be trying these in the future!  I thank you for everything!” – Writing Retreat Participant

“I learned many things that I will apply to my writing, so thank you very much, Shaun!” – Writing Retreat Participant

“I had to commute from two towns over, take time off work, and come to campus on a Saturday morning at 6 a.m., and Shaun made this retreat worth all of the burden. This is the kind of programming that I expect. My confidence in my abilities and even finding joy in writing have all increased dramatically in only one-and-a-half days! Shaun is a fabulous facilitator, teacher, and tutor. I was formerly disappointed with the lack of support I experienced in my program before Shaun created this programming. Thank you, Shaun!” – Writing Retreat Participant

“Mr. Ford is awesome. He really cares about your learning philosophy. He knows a ton about literally every subject. He doesn’t baby you, and the lectures are really interesting. Sometimes you can just look around and see people just totally engaged with what he’s lecturing about.” – Anonymous survey respondent

Anita M.

Anita M. is a Texas Certified teacher.  She was born in San Antonio, TX. and Valedictorian of her high school.  Anita went on to be a teacher, teacher trainer and now, in retirement, a tutor.

Anita received her Bachelor’s degree, with a double major in English and Spanish from Our Lady of the Lake University. From the University of Texas in San Antonio, she received her Master’s Degree in Bilingual/ESL studies.  Both degrees were achieved with high honors.  Anita’s education prepared her for a successful career in teaching.  Her education in Bilingual / ESL gave her the ability to learn how to differentiate instruction for different learning styles.

Anita taught for twelve years in San Antonio, where she also enjoyed helping teachers create individualized instruction packets for their students with different learning styles.  While presenting at an education conference, she was approached by education publishers.  For the next twenty years, Anita trained teachers throughout the United States for different major education publishers (CTB/McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Harcourt).  Her workshops included theory/methodology, test interpretation/test taking skills and different manipulatives (hands-on activities take-aways) to use in their class instruction.  After her travels training teachers, Anita was an ESL Transition Coach.  She coached teachers on how to teach students that had English as a Second Language, due to resettlement students on the campuses. Anita also tutored these students before, during lunch and afterschool.

After retirement, Anita continued tutoring students on English Language Arts that included Reading, Writing, College Essays, and State Testing Skills.  With her strong background on differentiating instruction and testing, she assesses the student’s present skills to identify areas of need.  Instruction is then accommodated for the students.  This also allows Ms. Muriel to show growth of the student to parents.  Ms. Muriel also enjoys teaching Catechism to 3rd grade students preparing for Holy Communion.  She also creates the power point slides for her church Rosary Prayer Group.

Her hobbies include gardening, antique browsing, DIY projects, as well as, babysitting her two grandchildren and tutoring them in areas of need.