Aisha is a Certified Substitute Teacher with 8 years of classroom experience. She attended private school in Chicago and transferred to West Aurora school district in her sophomore year of high school. She has always had a passion for English grammar and literature but chose to pursue a career in psychology. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from Western Illinois University. Also, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Aisha grew up reading about different places and learned about them by traveling around the country with her family which increased her passion for teaching and working with children. When she decided to pursue therapy as a career, the plan was for Aisha to work in school settings to get a feel for what school counseling would include. Life has a funny way of being everything other than what one plans! Instead, Aisha was continuously pulled into teaching roles that fostered in her a greater love for English Language Arts as well as math, science, and supporting children that may learn things a bit differently.
When not tutoring, Aisha works in mental health where she is able to support individuals with their emotional needs, some of which impede academic performance. She has supported the improvement of their educational skills due to helping them manage their emotional needs. Aisha believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. Aisha continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Aisha also has an AQ (additional qualification) in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aisha truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed and reach a level of academic ability that meets their needs.
Ashley graduated from the University of Windsor with a double major in French & Spanish studies and continued her passion for teaching at Western University. She is in her 3rd year of teaching and holds the primary/junior qualifications with specialty in the French Immersion stream. She started her career teaching in a wonderful grade 2 class and continued teaching at the same school for a grade 5/6 class the following year! From a young age, Ashley has had a passion for teaching. Whether it be as a Piano Instructor, Community Program Coordinator, or even teaching at an Adult Language Learning Center, she loves helping others reach their best potential. She values diversity and inclusive environments for her students and fosters positive one-to-one activities to further her students’ understanding. Ashley loves going on adventures and some of her hobbies include outdoor activities, reading fiction books and cooking.
Victoria is a distinguished physicist, holding a Doctorate in Physics, a Master of Science (MSc), and an Instructional Teaching Certification from UBC. She is an enthusiastic tutor with more than 10 years of tutoring experience, guiding students from grades 4 to 12, making complex concepts a breeze, while creating an engaging environment with real-world applications and active participation.
Victoria’s teaching journey began in grade 10 when she found joy in helping classmates with math and science, realizing her passion for education. As she pursued her undergraduate degree in Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), she ventured into tutoring, a path she continued at the University of British Columbia (UBC). There, she cultivated critical thinking and curiosity among her students.
Victoria’s love for science has taken her across six countries, including work in renowned laboratories like CERN in Geneva, ARGONNE in Chicago, and TRIUMF in Vancouver. Committed to mentoring and guiding graduate and undergraduate students, she emphasizes the value of curiosity in learning.
As a science teacher, Victoria prioritizes instilling critical thinking by fostering a habit of continuous inquiry. Beyond her academic pursuits, she enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, biking, and climbing. She’s passionate about exploring diverse cultures, travelling, and acquiring new languages, always with a big smile on her face.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Master of Health Sciences specializing in Occupational and Environmental Health, both earned from the University of Toronto. Furthermore, having successfully completed the first two years of medical school, Alex’s educational foundation is firmly anchored in the realm of the biological and medical sciences.
Alex has over 15 years of experience as an environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional. His extensive background encompasses areas such as occupational and public health, as well as safety and industrial hygiene. He has applied his expertise across a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and the services sector, underscoring his adaptability and breadth of knowledge.
Alex is passionate about health and wellness, and believes effective learning needs to be a fun and rewarding experience, devoid of unnecessary stress. He strives for continuous improvement and optimization in his academic, professional and personal endeavours. Drawing from his own academic journey, he aspires to impart his insights and strategies to aspiring learners.
Beyond having strong writing skills in English, Alex also exhibits fluency in both spoken and written Spanish. Coming from a musical family, Alex finds solace and balance in the world of music, playing various musical instruments in his spare time and occasionally performing.
Joe is a certified teacher with five years of high school classroom teaching experience in English, Civics & Government, Economics, Math, and Spanish. He graduated from Mizzou and jumped right into teaching/tutoring while pursuing grad school. Joe now holds master’s degrees in education and economics. He is a lover of sports, primarily soccer and tennis, the outdoors, and traveling. He is also trilingual in English, Spanish, and Albanian, which has made visiting nearly 20 countries a whole lot easier! As a tutor, Joe is passionate about helping students reach their full potential. Having coached youth sports, taught a myriad of subjects, and individually tutored students in after-school programs, he is patient, understanding, and has a knack for explaining complex concepts in a way that students can understand. One of Joe’s favorite things about tutoring is getting to know his students and helping them develop their own unique learning styles. He believes that everyone learns differently, and he tailors his teaching methods to each individual student. Finally, Joe is also a great motivator and big believer in humor as a learning tool to help students stay on track. So, why not see if this “Joe-of-all-trades” is the right fit for you?
Anna is a proud Colorado Native. When Anna was young, she decided she wanted to be able to communicate with everyone on Earth. Pursuing that dream, Anna graduated from MSU Denver with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish and French. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Curriculum Development.
Anna recently moved back to Colorado after teaching English and Exam Prep in Egypt for seven years. Teaching and living abroad brought Anna’s passion for exploring other cultures and learning their languages to life. Today, she speaks seven languages and has visited over 40 countries!
In her spare time, Anna loves spending time with her family and running (albeit slowly). One day, she hopes to run the Leadville 100 and do a marathon along the Great Wall of China.
Farah is a passionate teacher with more than 15 years of experience in teaching at schools and tutoring. She has a Master’s degree in Education and linguistics, and speaks more than 3 languages fluently. She has studied and taught art as well in all its mediums. She also studied singing, playing the acoustic guitar, and music reading at the conservatory. She has worked with kids from preschool to grade 12, as well as with adults. Her classes combine the academics and the fun activities, and she likes to incorporate visual arts to make her lessons more interesting and easier to comprehend. She strongly believes that being a teacher is the most rewarding job because, not only she helps shaping the students’ future, but she also learns a lot from them.
Meet Maria Cristina Albuquerque, a biologist and educator with teaching experience in Canada and Brazil. Maria grew up in Brazil where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Education from Universidade de Brasilia. There she taught high school students biology and tutored kids, youth, and adults all subjects and English as a second language. Maria then moved to Vancouver to work toward her Graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction Foundations program from Simon Fraser University where she graduated in Jan 2022. Maria has also taught University students designs for elementary and high school sciences at the SFU’s Teaching Program. Maria recently taught biology, sciences, and math to grade k-12 students in Yellowknife, NT.
She has been able to make her students really fall in love with sciences by supporting their interests and igniting their curiosity about the living organisms around them. With kindness and enthusiasm, Maria strives to make learning a fun and comfortable experience for both the student and their families.
Outside the classrooms, Maria shares her passion for whales by facilitating whale watching tours in BC’s coast during the summer season. Maria’s diverse experience has allowed her to be flexible and adaptable with all students. She offers a caring, positive, and exciting tutoring time! In her spare time, Maria loves going on walks with her dog, traveling, photographing wildlife, and watching movies. You can catch Maria with a big smile on her face, encouraging and helping someone to uncover the beauty of the natural world.
Sandy was born in Venezuela. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a double major in Education and Physical Education and a minor in Spanish. After completing her degrees, Sandy began her teaching career teaching Spanish to students from grade 5 to 12. In 2006, Sandy completed a master’s degree in Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Granada in Spain. Teaching Spanish to children and adults is a passion that Sandy has successfully pursued for more than 17 years. Sandy believes that learning another language allows students to not only communicate but to also become active and participatory global citizens. Learning a second or a third language and their respective cultures allow students to see the world and other point of views through a critical, caring and compassionate lens.