Becca is an enthusiastic educator with bachelors degrees in Education, Psychology and English. She has taught in various elementary schools, namely in English, ESL, Social Studies (History and Geography), Visual Arts, and Science. Using her university studies in child psychology, she also created and taught a specialized course in Meta-Cognitive Skills that taught students different learning techniques and helped them to assess their needs in various subjects. This was geared towards all students, including students with disabilities. Becca has really enjoyed volunteer teaching in Special Education classrooms in elementary schools, teaching students with varying abilities (including students on the spectrum) core curriculum, life skills and learning techniques.
From the time she was 16 years old and worked her first job as a Tae Kwon Do instructor, Becca has had a passion for teaching. Since then she has appreciated every opportunity to educate children and adults in a wide variety of subjects, from jewelry making and yoga to outdoor survival and wildlife! Her teaching philosophy is to support students with learning techniques and skills needed to give advocacy, build confidence and find joy in learning – ultimately to better understand themselves.
Becca also enjoys crocheting stuffed animals, playing D&D, bugging her cat named Merlin, and teaching dog training classes.
Hi everyone, my name is Katie Kersey and I am an OCT certified teacher who graduated from Brock University in 2019 with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics and a B.Ed! I am very passionate about math and hope to help instill in students a growth mindset and confidence when approaching mathematical problems. I recognize that students can have a variety of learning styles and try to incorporate visuals and technology wherever possible in lessons. When tutoring students, I strive to create a positive and comfortable space where students can ask questions and learn from their mistakes. I look forward to working with your child!
Franktonny is the first Canadian-born member of his family to successfully pursue his university degree. Franktonny graduated from Brock University’s Concurrent Education Program (majoring in Health and Physical Education) in 2017. In 2018, he sought to complete various additional qualification courses: Special Education, Visual arts, Science, and Primary Education. At this time, Franktonny also made his mark as an Outdoor Leadership Field Instructor and Resident Youth Counselor Support Worker for Pine River Institute – a therapeutic boarding school located in Northern Ontario. Through these experiences, Franktonny has learned to embrace the importance of making meaningful connections with students as a way to most effectively support them through times of conflict and hardship. These professional relationships are built with a focus on mutual respect and growth. Additionally, Franktonny’s patience, flexibility and openness to alternative perspectives allow him to remain mindful and focused on the present needs of students in all levels of development/exceptionality.
Franktonny believes in a holistically developmental learning environment – providing academic and social support through organizational teaching practices. He willingly shares his behaviour management tactics and believes that there is a lesson to be learned with every experience had. This being said, Franktonny is a firm believer in the learning that occurs beyond the classroom walls. Though qualified to teach at all elementary levels, he also embraces those experiences had outside of the classroom: being an outdoor enthusiast (a regular at High Park or Lakeshore), a foodie (open to eating all types of food), and a health & fitness junkie.
Clearly, Franktonny has a long name, and a lot to say. He is compassionate, enthusiastic and prides himself on being an intellectual teacher/ support worker/ coach. Franktonny is always welcoming new opportunities to connect and learn from others.
Edgar is currently in his second year of Teacher’s College at York University and will graduate in June of 2018, where he will become an Ontario Certified Teacher at the Primary/Junior level. Edgar graduated from York University in June of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Portuguese & Luso Brazilian Studies prior to starting his journey towards obtaining his Bachelors of Education degree. Edgar is in the application process of doing his Masters of Education degree focusing on Urban Educational Environments, as he is very interested in studying schools and children that embody these atmospheres. Subjects that Edgar takes most interest in are; Mathematics, Health, Physical Education, and Visual Arts. Edgar has two years of summer camp experience, where he has supervised and lead groups of children ranging from four to thirteen years of age. Edgar also has had multiple placement experiences in the Toronto Catholic District School Board, where he has worked in four different Elementary schools as a Teacher Candidate and a Tutor. In April Edgar will be going to Tanzania, Africa where he will teach for three weeks and gain an authentic, hands on experience of teaching in a third world country. In addition to teaching, Edgar remains active in the community by volunteering his time with St. Roch’s Catholic Church.
During his Undergraduate studies, Edgar was a member of the York University varsity soccer team for three years. In the three years as a member of the team, Edgar has won an OUA Bronze medal, an OUA gold medal, and a fourth place finish at the CIS National Championships. Edgar still plays soccer at the provincial level, but also finds himself coaching the youth. He has trained players from clubs such as North York FC, but also school soccer teams like; Chaminade College School and All Saints Catholic Elementary School. Edgar is a very active individual and has found a new passion for running. He completed his first marathon in October of 2017, and is now training towards completing an Ironman 70.3.
Sammy is a good standing certified member of the Ontario College of Teacher. He graduated Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Teacher Education at Don Mariano Marcos State University, The Philippines. He completed Additional Qualifications in Visual Art at York University and Special Ed and Social Science at Queen’s University.
In the early years of teaching, he organized a scrabble club and visual art club. His team won more than 10 gold and 5 silver medals in the inter-school competitions in poster-making-contest, including essay-writing-contest and mural painting and scrabble.
Sammy is a member the non-profit Philippine Teachers Association of Canada. He had served the community in the recruitment, and coordination in several events.
With his over 9 years of teaching with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB as LTO, Sammy has a broad experience in the classroom management and teaching students from all walks of life. One of his most enjoyable experiences is helping his students sharpen their writing skills and write really great sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Sammy also have great knowledge in the Social Studies and Environmental Science. He had seen a lot of talents and promises in the next generation.
Outside the classroom, Sammy plays baseball, basketball and badminton. At his free time, he enjoys painting and drawing. Every single weekends, he loves to travel in the country sides. He had gone to Hong Kong, Hawaii, Taipie, Thai Land and Singapore.
At home, he is great in cooking Italian, Chinese Korean, Japanese and Filipino foods.