David has a Bachelor of Health and Physical Literacy (minor in History) from MRU and is currently completing his Bachelor of Education at the U of C. He has over 15 years of experience working with youth as a substitute teacher, youth support worker and as a coach. David prides himself on building solid relationships with his students and challenging them to their highest capabilities. His ability to create a strong rapport with students quickly accelerates their learning and progress. In his spare time David enjoys being active in playing and coaching various sports.
Victoria graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, majoring in Mathematics. She has been working with elementary and junior high students for the past 4 years. Through her practicums and experience working with students in various grades, Victoria is keen on building strong relationships with her students and helping them meet or exceed their goals for learning. She is extremely organized, passionate, resourceful and is genuinely invested in her students’ progress and success.
Arianna is currently completing her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science combined degrees at the University of Calgary. Her B.Sc. includes a concentration in physics and chemistry and her B.Ed. specialization is secondary physics. Arianna is a member of the U of C rowing team and she also enjoys basketball, swimming and ballet. Fun fact about Arianna – she grew up on a bison farm!
Sam has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering. With more than 5 years of experience tutoring students in middle school and high school, he believes every student can be successful in their courses with the guidance of a good mentor. He encourages goal-setting, planning and good study habits. Sam’s favourite motto is: “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”.
Algebra, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry, Senior Math (9-12), Senior Science (9-12)
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Huai Jin is currently completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in math and minor in general science. She has taught and tutored students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and has plenty of experience working one-on-one with students. Huai Jin uses her solid understanding of the math and science curriculums to break down complicated concepts and build students’ comfort levels with these subjects. She also speaks fluent Mandarin and is TESOL/TEFL certified. Huai Jin has a passion for teaching, learning, and helping others succeed.
Jason has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He previously studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Jason has experience teaching students from elementary to senior high in Canada and abroad. His specialties are the maths and sciences but languages (French and Mandarin) are also in his suite of expertise.
Laura graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in general mathematics, and a Bachelor of Education, specializing in early childhood education. Laura discovered her passion for math when she was in junior high school and she hopes she inspires an enjoyment of math in her own students. Laura works with students from KG to Grade 12. Laura believes in building positive and supportive relationships with her students so that she can meet each students’ individual learning needs, helping them find their highest academic potential.
Serena has a Masters degree in Education with a specialization in School and Clinical Psychology. She also has a Bachelor of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary and Special Education and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology. She is both an Alberta and New Brunswick certified teacher, having taught in both provinces. She has many years of experience working with students with a variety of learning, social-emotional and behavioural needs in the forms of teaching, assessing as well as counselling. For the past two years when she was on a break from her PhD, she worked at a local school as the Gifted and Identified Needs Coordinator, Vice Principal and the school’s Guidance Counselor. She is currently working towards registering as a Psychologist. She hopes to continue her love for teaching and learning and is excited to continue her work with students!
Kaitlyn is an educator in her third year of teaching. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education from St. Mary’s University in Calgary. Kaitlyn’s practicum experience was in grades KG, 1, 2, and 5, and post-graduation she taught grades 1 and 5. In addition to working with children in the primary grades, Kaitlyn enjoys supporting students in their English and Social Studies courses up to the Grade 12 level. Kaitlyn is particularly interested in developing students’ skills in English language arts, beginning with early literacy strategies and interventions up to essay writing in the higher grades.
Samantha is completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education in English Literature at the University of Alberta. She enjoys sharing her love of literature and language arts with students and helping them develop skills and strategies to find success in their coursework. She currently works one-on-one with several junior high and high school students. Samantha helps her students break down essays and navigate through the writing process. She also collaborates with students to create individualized writing strategy plans. When she’s not teaching, Samantha enjoys spending time in the outdoors or curled up with a book, a cat and a cup of tea.