Marzieh was born into a family of teachers. She has always believed that teaching is in her DNA. Hence, she has a passion for teaching. She receives intellectual pleasure from explaining physical concepts and seeing students understand them.
Marzieh entered university in 2000 to study physics and become a scientist. After graduating, she taught and tutored younger students. Then, she went on to further her education. In 2013, she was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of North Texas. Since then, she has been engaged in various teaching positions until recently, when she became a postdoctoral fellow at Universite de Montreal.
Her teaching philosophy is that the path to true learning is to learn how to think critically and analytically, not to memorize formulas. In today’s information age, anyone can look up formulas and facts. What’s important is that students internalize the concepts behind the formulas and then learn how to make the connections between them.
Marzieh had the additional advantage of being involved in several business ventures that required her analytical skills. Therefore, she has first-hand knowledge of the differences between “theoretical” and “applied” careers in physics and mathematics. A perspective that many teachers do not have.
Outside of work, Marzieh maintains a healthy lifestyle and works out regularly. She is highly organized and has a Persian white cat named Kati.
Eric is currently in his 3rd year of Electrical Engineering at McMaster University and has 3+ years of private tutoring experience with students of all backgrounds. He founded an eBike startup and loves all aspects of mathematics, science, and technology. Eric believes in individualized learning and strives to help every student find their passion to fuel their academic performance.
Stone is a former software engineer with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. As a software engineer, he worked in the financial and cryptocurrency space at companies such as Vanguard and Morgan Stanley. He currently teaches Engineering and Robotics in high school.
Stone takes an individualized approach with every student he works with. He believe rapport and mutual respect are the foundations from which successful habits can be formed. Meta-skills in self-learning, problem solving, and critical thinking are extremely important to long term success and Stone works to develop these alongside any curriculum.
Daniel Riseman is a New York State certified teacher (Grades 7-12) in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Social Studies. He has an M.Ed., an Ed.M. in Mathematics, and an Advanced Certificate in Special Education. He is presently working on his Neuroeducation Graduate Certificate at Johns Hopkins. For the past 21 years, Daniel has provided in-home, subject-based tutoring. He also customizes lessons to prepare students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and TACHS. Daniel helps families with every aspect of private secondary school admissions.
As a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Daniel assists students with every step of the college admissions process. He has helped students get admitted into MIT, Harvard, Princeton, University of Chicago, Dartmouth, among others. He also helps college students with the transfer process and graduate school admissions.
Daniel has served as a featured education writer and contributor for Psychology Today, The Fiscal Times, Yahoo Finance, The Week, Education News, MSN Money, Institute of Sport, STEM Education Digest, Special Needs Digest, Entertainment News, and LifeZette. He has also served as an on-air educational expert for EWTN.
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.
Nadia is a Public Relations graduate with extensive teaching experience in the academic test-prep sphere. She has taught students in groups as well as in a one-on-one setting. She has counselled and taught students at high-school level as well as mentored prospective applicants for undergraduate programs. She believes in making concepts approachable to students by breaking them down to a level that conforms to each student’s pace of learning.
Nadia is CELTA certified and also assists students with college essays.
Asem El Khatib is an accomplished high school math and physics teacher. He graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a bachelor’s degree in Sciences, majoring in Physics and minoring in Mathematics. He has over 19 years of teaching and tutoring experience in the United Arab Emirates and has recently relocated to Canada. He is dedicated to helping students succeed by building their confidence and helping them understand key concepts to the learning. With the capabilities of teaching up to the 12th grade, Asem is prepared to dedicate his time to tutoring students in need. He is eager to put his knowledge towards assisting the students in the community.
Sally graduated from Princeton University with honours, where she studied English Literature with a minor in Global Health & Health Policy. She subsequently pursued pre-medical sciences training at Columbia University, before obtaining a Master of Philosophy in Health, Medicine, and Society at the University of Cambridge. She lives between Cambridge (UK) and Toronto, where she works with students & families as a private tutor and admissions consultant.
Kennedy is a full time teacher at an IB Private Academy in North York. She has spent the past two years teaching primary school in London, England. Before moving to England, Kennedy studied drama and music at Queen’s University, where she also acquired her bachelor of education. By living and working in England, Kennedy was able to fuel her love of travel and curiosity of the world around us. In addition to travel, Kennedy also enjoys golf and performing in musical theatre – but her main passion has always been education and teaching.
A learning environment needs to be supportive, safe, challenging and of course fun. Kennedy’s approach to learning focuses on the whole student. She believes that a well-rounded education that touches on student well-being ultimately strengthens their ability to become successful global citizens. She understands the importance of empowering students now in order for them to be successful in tomorrow’s world.
Growing up, Kennedy set high expectations for herself as a learner, and she can support students by promoting successful time-management skills and she will work with the student to discover their own style of learning. She is looking forward to form a positive rapport with her students to help them grow in their academics and academic confidence!