Dina is a highly experienced elementary educator with over 30 years of experience in grades 1-7 in both public and private school settings. Dina received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Master’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from The Bank Street College of Education. Mindfulness practices and confidence building strategies are part of Dina’s work with children. In her work with children from many different backgrounds and learning styles, Dina strives to identify students’ strengths and interests and works with those assets to develop further success and love for learning. She currently lives in Stamford, Ct. with her two beloved, old cats, Leela and Robby, and enjoys crossword puzzles and walks at the beach.
Greg is a highly motivated and qualified individual with a strong academic background and teaching credentials. Holding a Bachelor of Education from UBC, Vancouver (Secondary) and an Honours BA in Education (Teacher Stream) from Trent University with a major in History, Greg achieved recognition on the Dean’s List. Furthermore, he graduated with honors from the American School of Paris, receiving the prestigious ‘Excellence Award’ and Scholarship (Lyle Nicholl Award) upon graduation.
In the realm of teaching, Greg has undertaken various significant roles. As a student teacher at Vancouver Tech Secondary School and Charles Tupper Secondary School in 2023.
Beyond academic achievements, Greg has a wealth of experience in practical teaching environments. Serving as a Day Camp Instructor and Coordinator at the Sports & Wellness Center from May 2019 to August 2022, focussing on programming thematic units and sports activities for diverse age groups. His proficiency in supervising children with varied learning and healthcare needs, coupled with effective communication with both facility management and parents, underscores his ability to navigate multifaceted responsibilities.
At Peterborough Youth Space (September 2021 – July 2022), Greg assumed the role of a Tutor and Mentor for marginalized youth in the ‘Downtown Youth Space,’ providing valuable support for those facing social and educational challenges. His engagement as a Tutor for The Peterborough Petes OHL team in June 2020 – September 2020 further exemplifies his dedication to connecting with students and delivering engaging curriculum content.
With a global perspective acquired from living abroad for seven years and fluency in French, Greg brings a unique and diverse skill set to any educational setting. Currently pursuing a Recreational Pilot’s License, he continues to broaden his horizons and remains committed to excellence in both academic and practical aspects of education.
Lauren Santana is a Certified Teacher in the state of Florida and Illinois. She grew up in Tampa, Florida. Lauren completed her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at Nova Southeastern University. She has an endorsement in reading and ESOL. She is also experienced in Wilson Fundations and the Wilson Reading System. Lauren has been teaching for five years and enjoys building relationships with her students and growing her scholars love for learning. Lauren loves to involve scholars by creating hands on, engaging activities that challenge conceptual understanding and enforce critical thinking skills. When Lauren is not teaching or tutoring during the school year, she travels with her family and get lost in a good book
Sandra is a seasoned teacher with over 10 years of experience in education across multiple countries, including South Korea, Australia, Kuwait, and most recently, Qatar where she taught grade two homeroom. With a Masters in Multidisciplinary Studies specialized in Special Needs, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and OCT qualification, Sandra is adept at supporting students ranging from JK to grade 6. Her expertise extends to literacy (reading, writing, phonics), general mathematics, and sciences. Passionate about social-emotional learning, Sandra prioritizes creating a nurturing environment where students are empowered to reach their full potential. With a diverse background working with students of varying academic and social needs, Sandra’s adaptable teaching approach addresses gaps in both academic and social-emotional development, ensuring a holistic learning experience.
Katleen is an experienced educator with a teaching career spanning approximately 15 years. With a diverse range of experiences, she has developed a passion for working with students and finds immense satisfaction in guiding them through the learning process.
Katleen particularly enjoys the transformative journey of taking students from a point of initial doubt to mastery of a skill. Her expertise shines in the realm of reading and writing, and these subjects hold a special place in her heart as her favorites to teach. Katleen’s commitment to nurturing student growth and her love for the subjects she teaches make her a dedicated and enthusiastic educator.
Marzia earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate education in Italy and obtained master’s degrees in Switzerland and the United States. As a college instructor and tutor, Marzia has developed extensive experience teaching, advising, and mentoring students across a wide array of subjects, ranging from political science and civics, writing, and statistics. She is passionate about supporting students’ growth and helping them develop self-confidence and realize their full potential.
Eden is in her fourth year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce program at McMaster University, specializing in Marketing and Economics. She’s currently on a 16-month internship, gaining hands-on business experience working for a large corporation. Along with her business experience, Eden has a passion for teaching and helping students. Her passion began in high school where she spent her summers camp counseling. In university, she got involved as a student representative where she coached incoming first-year students and ensured they felt comfortable in their academics and in their transition from high school. This continued passion led Eden to take experiential learning-based courses at McMaster where she got to work firsthand with youth of all ages. Through these courses, Eden was taught how to adapt to different learning styles and create workshops designed to engage students virtually. Eden was challenged to be flexible in her teaching and create her workshop to be understandable for all elementary school students. After successfully completing her workshop, her excitement continues as she seeks more opportunities to work with young people. Eden is a friendly, patient, personable, and studious individual who loves spending time with family and friends, playing piano, and going to the gym. She loves trying new things and is open to learning and growing both professionally and personally. Eden is focused on making all students feel comfortable and excited about what they are learning, she is open and willing to try new teaching strategies to best fit the student she’s teaching! Through her teaching experiences, Eden feels she can best support students in need of math, reading, and writing help. Eden is excited to continue to create a positive work environment for her students by listening and making their needs a priority, she hopes she can inspire her students to be creative and make learning an enjoyable experience.
Caillie has worked as a tutor for about ten years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating from college, she immediately found a passion for tutoring. She recently moved to San Antonio, Texas, and currently works as a Professional Writing Tutor for the Alamo Colleges. She has tutored all ages and grade levels in English, writing, and math (including algebra, geometry, and statistics). Caillie loves building her students’ confidence and watching them succeed in their goals. She loves her cat, Jasper, and enjoys tap dancing and working on jigsaw puzzles in her free time.
Elena is a dedicated and experienced tutor, committed to fostering a love for learning in her students. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for education, Elena holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Having lived in China, she is fluent in three languages, bringing a multicultural perspective to her teaching approach. She also spearheaded a learning management system in China that is currently used worldwide, showcasing her innovative contributions to the field of education.
Her expertise lies in tailoring lessons to meet the unique needs of each student, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. As an accomplished educator, Elena has a proven track record of helping students achieve academic success and gain confidence in their abilities.
Adding a touch of humor to her teaching style, Elena creates an engaging and enjoyable environment for her students. She continues exploring new languages and cultures in her spare time, reflecting her lifelong commitment to continuous learning.
Lauren P. is a life-long educator for young children with certifications in Pre-kindergarten/Primary Education, Elementary Education, Educational Leadership with a Gifted Endorsement. Lauren is a life member of Phi Kappa Phi and was in Who’s Who America’s Teachers. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida with a 4.0 G.P.A. Lauren’s life goal has been to assist children in becoming the best they can be and enabling them to achieve to their maximum potential. Always driven by her goal to make a positive difference in children’s lives, she has taught for a total of 42 years in Christian private school education and wishes to tutor your young child. Lauren has also tutored and nannied young children, assisting them with homework and daily routines. Lauren enjoys assisting children with homework and after school activities. She believes that attaining knowledge should be fun and engaging utilizing her Gifted Endorsement whenever possible in her learning environments. She enjoys making books come alive to children, is an excellent storyteller always helping children to envision their favorite stories. Lauren believes that literacy is the key that unlocks doors to a future filled with endless opportunities.