Grace G.

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 N.

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 L-K.

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.

Melissa E.

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.

Anne W.

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!

Sean M.

Hello, I’m Sean!

I graduated from the concurrent education program at Brock University. This means that I have my bachelor of education as well as my bachelor of arts in integrated studies with honors. I also have 4 years of teaching experience which was acquired from various schools in Canada as well as the United Kingdom. I’m a licensed teacher in Ontario as well as the United Kingdom with teaching designations in the junior, intermediate and senior streams.

I specialize in English and history. This means that I am able to help your child improve their reading, writing, and speaking capabilities in order to prepare them for university or to help them achieve a higher mark in their course. I have taught grade 11 and 12 English numerous times, meaning that I have developed lessons, activities and worksheets specifically designed to help and improve a student’s essay writing.

Having 3 years experience working with international students, I am confident in my ability to help your child if English is their second language.

SAMANTHA I.

Samantha is an award-winning Canadian and international educator, who has presented her teaching strategies at the University of Toronto, the Solutions Tree Conference in Singapore, and contributed her lesson plans to the First Nations Caring Society. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario in 2009, and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto in 2012, where she was awarded the prestigious Kathy Bickmore Peacemaking Award in Education. She has experience teaching in Toronto, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. She has attended intensive professional training in Italy, and facilitated workshops for teachers in Cambodia. Samantha approaches her students with kindness, a sense of humour, and encouragement. Her teaching philosophy is to view herself as a learner, responsible for learning about, and adapting to, her student’s needs. She has experience with the following curriculums and pedagogies: Ontario, AERO curriculum standards, International Baccalaureate (PYP), and Reggio Emilia. She has experience in tutoring a wide range of subjects, with a passion for literacy coaching, organizational learning, and supporting English language learners. She is working toward her Guidance Counsellor qualification. In her spare time, Samantha has traveled to over 35 countries, and practices martial arts and yoga.

MATTHEW B.

Matthew is an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Primary and Junior Divisions. He is a graduate of OISE’s Masters of Teaching Program at the University of Toronto and completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Drama & English. He loves Jalapeño Cheddar dipping sauce and writing in the third person. Matthew has over 10 years of teaching experience in various classroom and educational settings. He developed his passion for education and working with children as professional actor teaching improv, speech, and drama at Second City Toronto where he also served as the Youth & Teen Programme Coordinator. Matthew is a champion of the arts and the powerful effect they can have on students and their learning experiences. His graduate thesis looked at improv’s powerful effect on creating community in the classroom and helping students with their own confidence, problem-solving, anxiety, and voice. Matthew also worked at Sick Kids Hospital as a Therapeutic Clown, a faithful companion to patients utilizing therapeutic play, relationships, developmental and procedural support, humour and laughter. Matthew has been very fortunate to have teaching experience with students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. As a resident of North Toronto, Matthew was lucky enough to have placements at many schools in the area, including John Wanless, Armour Heights, Sterling Hall, and Crescent. Matthew is passionate about developing a strong community in his teaching and tutoring through supportive relationships. He is committed to working with parents, teachers, and students to create an atmosphere where students reach high levels of achievement and well-being. When not teaching, Matthew can be found serving as the Artistic Director of a local Toronto theatre company, or up north at his new cottage in the Algonquin Highlands.

Eveleigh N.

Eveleigh graduated from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan with a Major in History and a Minor in Economics, where she was a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society.

Her specialties include: English (including ESL), French as a Second Language, Social Studies, Elementary and Middle School Math, and University Writing (ages 7 and up). She has also taught students with different learning disabilities.

Eveleigh also worked at the Kelowna Community Life Center, where she supervised high school volunteers.

She builds her student’s confidence and interest in a subject through effective communication and creative approaches.

TINA K.

Tina is an experienced teacher with over 30 years of experience. She attended McMaster and Brock University. Tina also has a specialist in special education and has spent 20 years working with students with various types of disabilities. She has worked closely with the interdisciplinary teams at various schools and is proficient in the development, implementation and understanding of individual education plans (IEPs). Tina has a thorough knowledge of the special education policies and regulations as outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Education and has sat on many Identification Placement and Review Committees (IPRCs). She is also fluent in French and Italian and taught French from Kindergarten to grade 8. Tina also has her Primary Specialist from Brock University.