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.
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.
Julie-Ann Garrick is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in the island of Jamaica before moving to Canada to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Education. Julie-Ann grew up with a deep love of travel and took the opportunity to explore the world following the completion of her degrees. It was during her childhood, after observing her elemetary teachers love for her students that she discovered her passion for teaching and wanted to work with children. When she decided to pursue teaching, she completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Jamaica before moving to Canada. It is through teaching that Julie-Ann has been able to foster her love of Reading. In her spare time she works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through middle school. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills. She 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, she continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
She then was given the opportunity to teach in a 4/5 grade classroom with the Peel District School Board and jumped at the opportunity as she absolutely loves traveling, immersing herself in a new country and new culture, and most importantly, teaching kids! Through these experiences, in and abroad, Julie-Ann has developed a deep passion for working with young children and guiding them to reach their full potential. Alongside having years of tutoring experience, she fosters an engaging, personalized one-on-one interactive lessons. Additionally, Julie-Ann truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking as well as spending time with her friends and family.
“The art and joy of words is to say the thing you really mean. I’ll help you articulate your thoughts clearly and eloquently as you craft compelling arguments and structure your essays. I can’t wait to help you lead your readers through your terrific ideas!”
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
Grace (she/her) has a master’s of English Literature from the University of Alberta and completed her undergraduate degree with a double major in Classical Studies and English Literature from the University of British Columbia.
During her time at UBC, Grace created and facilitated an undergraduate seminar course in Indigenous Literatures, a teaching experience that was enriched by her experience as a tutor and substitute teacher in Yellowknife for students from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Now, returning to Yellowknife from Edmonton after completing her graduate degree, Grace is enthusiastic to apply her experience in the field as a literacy and writing tutor.
Born and raised in Yellowknife, she is always excited to return home and join in on festivities like Folk on the Rocks and the Old Town Ramble and Ride. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cross-country skiing, and travelling.
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.
Susan has had 8 years working in the public school system as an Educational Assistant. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction (GPA 9) from Wilfrid Laurier and a Social Service Worker Diploma, with High Honours from Sheridan College. He experience includes working with students who have been diagnosed as on the ASD, one who was in a grade one, teaching writing and reading in French and English. Susan can assist students to learn any new on line lessons as she has personally been an on-line learner. She also has a background in finance, banking and insurance sales which would help students learning to deal with real life budgeting and bookkeeping.
Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am an extremely enthusiastic and energetic educator with 5+ years of teaching experience. I am currently a teacher candidate at York University’s Bachelor of Education program, specializing in the primary/junior division. Having worked with various age groups in both public and private school settings across the GTA, I have developed strong skills in creating developmentally appropriate and interactive learning lessons, observed and reported on students’ development and conduct, as well as established solid rapport with students and families. My goal with Prep Academy Tutors is to create a learning environment that is positive and inclusive to each students’ strengths, while still working to improve each individual’s skill level.
Hello, my name is Anne and I am a French Immersion Teacher with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. My passion for teaching and learning began at Queen’s University where I was a student in the Concurrent Education program. At Queen’s, I obtained my degree in History and French Language and Literature, as well as my Bachelor of Education. I am certified to teach all subjects from Kindergarten to Grade 6. I currently teach Grade 4 French Immersion, however I have also taught Grade 7 French Immersion and 4-8 Core French. In addition to my teaching experience, I have eight years of tutoring experience for French Immersion students in Grades 1 to 10. As an educator, I am passionate about building positive relationships with my students in order to foster confidence, and work collaboratively to help them achieve their goals. I strive to make learning fun by incorporating creativity and student interests whenever possible! Outside of the classroom, I can often be found exploring the outdoors, dancing, and painting!