Iqura T. completed her post-secondary education at Toronto Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies. She completed her teaching internships in various settings including Daycare Centres, Malton Neighborhood services, Full-Day Kindergarten, Primary (Gr. 1-3), and Junior (gr. 4-6) grades. Iqura is pronounced Iq-ra as the letter ‘u’ in her first name is silent. She was given the opportunity to work in various cities and different school boards including York, Peel, and Dufferin Peel Catholic District. When she decided to pursue teaching as a profession, Iqura completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Niagara. Iqura loves traveling, driving to new places, doing one-on-one sessions, and supporting students to improve in their academic journey. She is currently certified with the Ontario College of Teachers and in good standing.
Alongside her years of teaching experience, Iqura has worked closely with primary and junior-age students and has carefully reviewed all the learning goals and success criteria prior to introducing the lesson plans. She has also completed an additional qualifications course in ‘Student Assessment.’ She highly believes that tutoring is the best place to give students positive feedback which allows them to take action and make improvements. Iqura believes that tutoring fills the gap in allowing students one-on-one time with educators to be more successful and highly confident in different areas of learning. In her spare time, Iqura loves traveling to different countries around the world, cooking different recipes, challenging herself by playing interactive games, watching movies, and painting on canvas.
Samar Ismail is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a passion for reading, writing, and stories. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science, and a postgraduate in Journalism. Her love of travelling has also led her to teach English as a Foreign Language in Mexico, online to children in China, and to Cambridge, UK where she was a teacher’s assistant. These experiences inspired her to obtain her Bachelor of Education and help students discover their unique strengths and abilities. Samar is dedicated to ongoing professional development and has already completed her Primary ABQ, and she is set to start her Senior English ABQ this fall. Outside of her profession, Samar enjoys regular exercise, reading, and baking.
Roxanne is a licensed teacher with a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in K-12 Reading and Writing.
Working with Roxanne, your child will crack the reading code, understand complex texts, and become an expert in writing structures. Best of all, they will love what they’re learning, and love THEMSELVES for it.
Roxanne’s reading curriculum integrates evidence-based components of dyslexia instruction with a practice that follows the standard Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence.
Tutoring includes skill-specific coaching, progress monitoring, homework support, and communication with the student’s classroom teacher.
Also, Roxanne has been honoring all forms of neurodiversity for fifteen years.
Amrit is a behavior therapist and tutor who graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Criminology and minor in Counselling. She grew up in Surrey British Columbia and is fluent in 3 languages. Back in BC, Amrit had been tutoring kids for over 12 years in all subjects for grades K-12. Over the past two and a half years, she has also acquired experience working with kids ages 2-10 with ASD as well as ADHD. It was through her work as a behavior therapist in both centers and homes that Amrit discovered her passion for teaching and working with children. As the lead behavior therapist on all her teams, she got the opportunity to not only implement behavior plans but because she often worked the most one-on-one with the child, she was also often given the opportunity to come up with her own programs to implement to help the child to farther succeed as well as work alongside a BCBA to come up with entirely new plans. Upon graduation, Amrit moved to Toronto to be with her family and further pursue her passion for working with young children and guiding them to reach their full potential. Amrit truly believes that the best way to engage a child is to use the child’s curiosity and interests to help them succeed. Her ability to form strong relationships with her students is what has helped her identify and meet her their needs and develop their learning and success. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, going to the gym, and spending time with her loved ones.
Stephanie has a B.A. in History, and minor in English from Simon Fraser University. She is also a qualified EAL instructor. Her specialty has been supporting middle and high school students in Humanities and English composition. She has also worked with students internationally on English acquisition.
Abigail is a graduate of Queen’s University’s Concurrent Education BAH/B.Ed program with qualifications in Geography and Biology and a specialization in School and Classroom Leadership. She has experience with the International Baccalaureate program and students with exceptionalities.
Abigail’s teaching philosophy revolves encouraging students to rethink their perception of a subject area through engaging inquiry based activities. She prioritizes real life connections to spark interest and provide the ‘why’ behind the content.
Abigail was born in Halifax, NS and moved to BC in 2022. She is passionate about sustainability and bee conservation, and loves to try out new recipes, ski, and read in her free time.
Alyssa is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She knew she wanted to be an educator since the age of 6 through inspiration of her grade 1 teacher. Her passion continues to shine through as she furthers her learning through AQ (additional qualification) courses to best support her students. She is qualified in Special Education, Reading, Teaching Students with Communication Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder and teaches the primary and junior grades. Alongside her educational background, Alyssa has been tutoring for the past 4 years. She delivers interactive and differentiated lessons tailored to each student to ensure they are successful in their learning. When Alyssa is not learning, teaching or tutoring, you can find her exploring hiking trails or spending time with family.
Carmel Youkhana completed her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University in April 2022. Prior to this, she attended Wilfrid Laurier University where she enjoyed completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Throughout her teenage years, Carmel loved working at various summer camps and tutored English, which is where her passion for working with children began. As she continued to take on teaching roles during her university career, she realized her love for education and learning. For the past year and a half, Carmel has had the pleasure of teaching English to international students ages 3-12 through an online learning platform. She believes in fostering confidence in all her students and has a passion for making learning an enjoyable experience.
During her teaching practicum, Carmel taught students in the intermediate/senior division, specifically grade 8’s and all grades in high school. She has taught a variety of subjects in the classroom but has always had a knack for science/biology and English. Carmel’s job as an English teacher has given her the opportunity to work with a wide range of students in a one- on-one setting, developing her ability to build strong relationships and personalize lessons. She has a strong desire to see students succeed and will guide them to reaching their full potential. Outside of teaching, you can find Carmel hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
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McGill University Master of Arts : Teaching & Learning
McGill University English Language Arts Specialization
University of Toronto Honours Bachelor of Arts : English Literature
University of Toronto History & Education Minor
Julie Nunez is a 6th-grade humanities teacher in a local Westchester County independent school. Julie has been a teacher for 12 years. She graduated from Binghamton University with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. She later attended Lehman College where she earned an MA in Childhood Education and Teaching. Julie has taught elementary-aged students in grades K- 4 and has spent her more recent years teaching middle schoolers.
Besides teaching, Julie enjoys kayaking and is learning how to sail. She spends her free time cooking, dancing, reading, and spending time with family.