Alessia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Markham, and an Undergraduate Degree in Dance Education at York University. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Language, Culture and Teaching. Alessia has completed a Bachelor of Education at York University with intermediate and senior qualifications in Dance, Family Studies, Drama, English as a Second Language and Special Education. In her spare time Alessia works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through high school helping them achieve academic success. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and early math skills. Alessia believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor Alessia continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
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.
Julia graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019, with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education, and two minors in Biology and Psychology. More recently in 2021, she earned her Ontario Teaching Certification from Trent University: School of Education and Professional Learning.
Julia is passionate about diversity within learning, and making learning meaningful to students. She is a firm believer that in order for students to learn, they need to understand the “why” and how it is relevant.
Julia has many passions, including Outdoor Education, Sports and Physical Activity, Reading, Camping, and Robotics. She has also been the Head Robotics Coach at her school for three years, guiding students from Grades 5-8 in their coding and research project journeys.
Julia is a registered volunteer coach with Special Olympics. She has coached athletes with various exceptionalities, including: ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Deafness and Visual Impairments. She also has her Special Education Additional Qualification.
Elisheva B. is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Toronto District School Board. She grew up in Toronto and completed her Masters of Teaching at University of Toronto, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE). Her research focused on how teachers can support the social and emotional wellbeing of students with learning disabilities in the classroom. As well, she also completed a Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Family, Community Social Services and Social Service Work Diploma at the University of Guelph-Humber. It was through completing social work practicums in Toronto schools that Elisheva gravitated towards working with children and supporting children with exceptional needs. She has completed her Special Education part 1 qualification to enrich her learning and understanding around supporting students with exceptionalities. Elisheva has taught visual art and drama to junior and intermediate students, and in doing so, has helped them build their self-confidence, creativity, and public speaking skills. She has supported the development of reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills to primary, junior, and intermediate students through actively working in TDSB schools. As a teacher, Elisheva takes a strength-based approach by encouraging student accountability, curiosity, and exploration through the learning process. On a personal level, she enjoys exploring nature and all things that have to do with the arts such as music, dance, visual arts, and embroidery. Elisheva is looking forward to being a part of your child’s educational journey.
Cynthia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Mississauga. Her family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 7 and she spent two years in Spanish Immersion at an American private school, setting the stage for further language learning. She completed an Undergraduate Degree in French at the University of Toronto (Erindale) and then lived and worked both in Beauport, Quebec and Penne d’Agenais, France, where she perfected her French language skills. Coming from a family of teachers, Cynthia signed on with the Peel District School Board as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in 1988. She loved this role but wished to be involved in program planning and in 1994 graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Education. Cynthia worked for the Peel District School Board for 30 years before retiring and also for 3 years as a supply teacher afterwards. During that time she mainly taught junior French Immersion; Core French; ELL; Physical and Health Education; Drama/Dance (French). Helping students learn is woven into the fabric of her being.
In addition Cynthia is a Special Events volunteer for the Oakville and Milton Humane Society and is actively involved in their activities.
Ines has a Master Degree in Marketing and has a Bachelor degree in Education. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher with 10 years of teaching experience. Ines is a native french who teaches maths, sciences and french at a public elementary school. Additionally, she completed an AQ (additional qualification) in Special Education. She has a strong experience working with students with special needs (Autistic spectrum, TDAH, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia …).
Ines has a true passion for helping students grow and reach their full potential, she is committed to working with them in a personalized manner to help them achieve their goals.
Her enthusiasm, her energy and her ability to capture the attention of her students make her an excellent teacher who masters all disciplines.
Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science and Asian Studies in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He has taught in public education for more than two decades, with considerable experience in the gifted and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. He most recently completed the post-graduate fiction writing program at the Humber School for Writers, working directly under David Bezmozgis. He also has a specialist qualification in Special Education.
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.
Hi! I’m Sarah-I have a Masters degree in Education, working towards my Ph.D in Sociology-I am interactive, life long learner, and feel that it is imperative that students feel ’empowered’ to learn and want to learn more.
Colin has his elementary education degree from St. Mary’s university in Calgary. Colin has experience in a variety of settings and with a variety of ages including coaching junior high badminton at the City Champ level. Additionally, Colin has spent two years working as an education assistant for children with ASD. Colin has years of experience in the classroom and has a passion for strong teacher student relationships