Lauren R.

Lauren is a Certified Teacher. She graduated from Mount Royal University in the spring of 2022, with a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish Languages and Hispanic Cultures. She completed her final teaching internship with Calgary Academy, where she taught Grade 2 students. Throughout her field experiences and practicum placements, Lauren has experience teaching at every grade level. Lauren believes in the importance of decolonizing our classrooms, schools and curriculums and successfully completed her final capstone project titled “Roses of Reconciliation: the Art of un-Learning”. Through collaboration alongside Indigenous communities, authentically and respectfully incorporating Indigenous voices and resources into the classroom, and working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, Lauren strives to model decolonization and teach students their role in reconciliation.

Lauren’s love for working with youth was fostered at a young age, when she became a camp counselor for 8 consecutive summers. Lauren spent her summers working at Camp Cadicasu, where she would instill love, wonder, curiosity and appreciation for nature with youth. She initially began her studies of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, where she studied for one year before transferring to Mount Royal University. After five years of pursuing her dream, Lauren made the decision to teach abroad. She worked as a grade one teacher at a private school in Guadalajara, Mexico and fell in love with the culture and school. Additionally, Lauren has experience private tutoring at varying ages and subject areas. While tutoring, Lauren fosters a safe and inclusive learning environment where the learner feels comfortable taking learning risks and exploring new challenges. Through hands-on, personalized instruction directed at the students interests and learning needs, students’ love for learning expands. Lauren believes in supporting students in expanding their self-confidence and self-esteem to support their development in the classroom and beyond.

In Lauren’s free time, you can find her climbing mountains, in a downward dog yoga position, reading books, creating art, or dancing in nature. She loves anything regarding creative expression and believes in the healing power of art and nature. With a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the curriculum, Lauren finds overlaps within subject areas to create integrated learning for her students. Lauren is looking forward to tutoring with you!

Omar N.

Omar is currently a second-year medical student at Rush Medical College. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and minor in biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been tutoring one on one for more than 6 years now, and has experience with elementary through college aged students. Omar has tutored a variety of subjects, including math, economics, science, English, ACT subjects, and Arabic. He has also taught classes of 20+ as a Sunday School instructor for 4 years and is comfortable with all types of students and settings. Omar’s time tutoring and teaching have taught him that everyone has different learning styles, and teaching methods must be adjusted accordingly.

Florencia M.

Florencia is a native Spanish speaker who teaches both English and Spanish. She enjoys teaching foreign languages, imparting knowledge in a meaningful way, and preparing her students for future challenges. She has a specialization in Bilingualism, English and Spanish, from Colombia. She has a Bachelor in French Language and Literature, as well as studies in Political Science from the University of Kansas in the United States. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Missions and Practical Ministry from the U.S. and Malaysia.

Florencia has been an English homeroom teacher in international bilingual elementary schools. She has experience tutoring K-12 students in improving their language and writing skills. Last year, she began teaching SAT Grammar skills to high schoolers. She recently worked in private universities as a virtual EFL instructor and previously as a face-to-face instructor teaching English with Cambridge University’s EFL Program. She also tutored executives in companies and government entities to improve their English and Spanish language skills. In her spare time, she trained preschool teachers from a Christian NGO in poverty-stricken areas in Honduras to boost the children’s academic performance. Florencia believes languages help people connect and interact better in the globalized world we live in.

ARIELLE L.

Hello family! My name is Arielle, and I am a passionate teacher/tutor, I am fluent in French. I am deeply devoted to education and motivated to work closely alongside students and dedicated to see them succeed!

On a side note, I enjoy music, using it as a learning tool to spark my student’s ability to remember material in a fun and engaging way. I also enjoy nature, traveling on adventures, and teaching skills for students to become organized, valuable, and good citizens on earth.

I look forward to meeting you!

Tania G.

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.

SUSAN G.

Susan is, Hispanic, was born and raised in El Salvador, and moved to Canada at age six. She speaks and writes Spanish fluently. She is a passionate teacher who loves working with students. She graduated from Humber College and achieved a diploma as an Early Childhood Educator with honors. Susan then continued her studies at Guelph-Humber, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Early Childhood Education and graduated with honors once again. She continued her studies even further and is a recent graduate from Niagara University, where she achieved a master’s degree in Education with a 4.0-grade point average. Susan’s goal is to help students learn and understand the curriculum to become successful individuals in the near future.

Catalina E.

“I love tailoring my examples to fit my students’ interests. Theories and concepts also feel less daunting and more interesting when they can be applied to their lives – and it makes the learning process more fun!”

McGill University Bachelor of Commerce

McGill University PhD: Psychology

Joseph-mina L.

Joseph graduated with honours achieving a double major in the department Languages and Literature & Religion and Culture. Joseph has also completed additional qualification courses in mathematics, SSAT prep, and special education. Joseph has dedicated himself to the world of education and recognizes that education should be authentic, contemporary and student centred.

MICAH P.

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.

ARIELLE L.

 

Hello family! My name is Arielle, and I am a passionate teacher/tutor, I am fluent in French. I am deeply devoted to education and motivated to work closely alongside students and dedicated to see them succeed!

 On a side note, I enjoy music, using it as a learning tool to spark my student’s ability to remember material in a fun and engaging way. I also enjoy nature, traveling on adventures, and teaching skills for students to become organized, valuable, and good citizens on earth.

I look forward to meeting you!