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.
Oriane Falkenstein is an accomplished educator of many years and curriculum writer with extensive experience in teaching Language Arts and Social Studies. She has a dual General Studies and Jewish Studies background. Her international teaching certification spans from primary to senior levels, with specialist qualifications in Special Education, Guidance, and English as a Second Language. Oriane is known for her unwavering dedication and total commitment to her students. Oriane is skilled in promoting organization, study skills, critical thinking, and executive functioning. She has a natural ability to inspire and engage her students.
In addition to her love for the classroom, Oriane has always enjoyed tutoring students one-on-one. Her personalized approach allows her to focus on each student’s unique learning needs and goals, providing them with the individual attention and support they need to succeed.
As a lifelong learner, she is a strong believer in professional development and constantly seeks new knowledge and skills and the latest developments in her field.
Oriane is a children’s book author, showcasing her creativity and love for literature. She is an avid reader and enjoys lap swimming, working out at the gym and is a crazy dog lover!
Tania has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in both English and Adult Education. She has twelve years of experience working with a range of learners from elementary school students to adults. She specializes in English, ESL, history, geography, and social sciences. She has worked in both private and nonprofit learning organizations.
Alain Zaramian holds a B.A. (Classical Languages, Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto and an M.A. and Ph.D. (Classical Languages) from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also taught Latin and ancient Greek languages and literature. In 2018, he was awarded the Classics Department’s annual award for teaching. He additionally has many years of tutoring experience, working with high school and university students in a broad range of subjects across the humanities and social sciences. He is currently working on his first book, a study of ancient Greek and Roman religious poetry.
In his spare time, Alain loves to read, watch movies, and cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Alexandra has a B.A from the University of Waterloo, a M.A from Carleton University, and a B.Ed from Lakehead University. She completed her Master’s degree in Religious Studies. Alexandra has over 10 years of experience working with children and has been teaching for 3 years now. When she is not working, Alexandra enjoys reading National Geographic magazines and playing with her two golden retrievers.
Alice is a teacher candidate in her final year at the University of Toronto. She will be a high school science teacher specializing in biology and general science, and will also be teaching social sciences. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Biology at the University of Ottawa but had a wide range of interests and took a variety of courses including math, physics, chemistry, psychology, anthropology and history. In addition to academics, she is an RCM certified piano instructor and has worked as a certified ski instructor. Alice believes that learning is most successful when a teacher explores and draws upon the students’ interest. She believes that it is also essential to make learning fun and to tie the content to everyday life making it meaningful and applicable for the student. In addition to teaching and learning, she enjoys, reading, waterpolo, crocheting and music.
Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Toronto Metropolitan University. She continued her education earning a Bachelor of Education degree from York University at the Catholic Education Center. She has 7+ years of experience working with children as an educator, tutor, mentor, dance teacher, and volunteer in different schools across Toronto.
Katherine is currently an Occasional Teacher at the TCDSB. She works with students by using differentiated approaches as she knows that not all students learn in the same way. Katherine hopes to help her students gain curiosity, confidence, and excitement for learning. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures, reading, staying active, and her family.
Akshata is a passionate tutor and a dedicated learner of the above academic disciplines. Akshata is presently a university student in pursuit of an engineering degree at the University of British Columbia. Akshata has taught English, Math, General Sciences, and other subjects to students from first to university level for the last 2 years. Furthermore, she helps student find their academic goals through rigorous practice and skill-enhancing word problems. Akshata has worked for a non-profit organization in India called HelpAge India in the field of helping disadvantaged senior citizens with their involvement in the community through working with neighboring schools and the growth of digital awareness and education for senior citizens that would love to be closer to their friends and family.
Akshata would want to teach students that making small mistakes in solving word problems is a big component of the learning process and teach them that there is better development from students making the problems themselves and pushing them to the limits to find the best opportunity for them to not only learn from their mistake however possibly teach others in perseverance and find the right solution.
Akshata was a competitive swimmer in upper-year high school. Nowadays, she loves to swim, play badminton, table tennis, and other sports in her free time, hone her skills through new endeavors, and approach new environments. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” is what she stands by.
Wayne is a certified teacher with 30 years experience in both private and public schools, grades 6 through 12. He has a BA in Social Sciences (History/Geography) from Trinity Western University, a teacher’s certificate from UBC and an MA (Environmental Education) from Royal Roads. Wayne is a patient, supportive educator with a healthy sense of humour. He connects easily and naturally with his students and encourages them to be independent thinkers who read and research skilfully with a critical but open mind. He has led workshops on fostering critical thinking in the classroom and has trained teachers to accurately and fairly mark essay questions. Wayne is an effective writing coach and has many years experience with the Ministry of Education marking provincial exams in history, geography and social studies.
Bianca is an Ontario Certified Teacher since 2017. She grew up in Mississauga, moving to Hamilton, Ontario to complete an Undergraduate Degree at McMaster University and receiving a B.A in Humanities and a minor in religion. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma, a Master of Science in Education in Buffalo, New York. Bianca grew up with a deep love of travel and took the opportunity to explore the world following the completion of her degrees. Since she was a young girl, Bianca discovered her passion for teaching and working with children. During the summer months, Bianca normally tutors student for the upcoming school year and continues to work with them throughout the year. In her spare time Bianca works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through middle school. She has taught almost all grades kindergarten through to grade 8 and while teaching, still supports students through tutoring. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills. Additionally. Bianca has over 10 AQs (additional qualifications) and believes that all are life-long learners and is constantly building and adding to her career as an educator. Bianca believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning.