Joseph Schmaltz is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Studies through the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) at the University of British Columbia. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Calgary, providing him with a strong foundation in scientific inquiry and analytical thinking.

Joseph’s volunteer work includes roles with the Alberta Junior Forest Wardens and The Howl Experience, where he focused on environmental education and youth engagement. He enjoys getting to know his students and building educational programming around their unique skills, requirements, and interests. When he’s not tutoring or teaching, you can catch him outside skiing, biking, climbing, swimming, or hiking. Joseph strives to create an inclusive and personalized educational experience for all students. He teaches all subjects but specializes in earth sciences, general science, outdoor education, math, social studies, and writing.


Kelsey is a dedicated educator currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree at the University of Calgary, specializing in Elementary Education with a focus on English Language Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies from the same institution, with minors in English and international study experiences in Japan and Spain. Also, Kelsey holds a Level 1 Early Childhood Educator Certification from Alberta Children’s Services.

Kelsey has a rich background in teaching and educational development. She has completed various field experiences, including a role as a Student Teacher at Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Northeast Elementary, where she excelled in planning and delivering lessons, classroom management, and formative assessments. She also served as a Preschool Educator at Wee Wild Ones, where she developed inquiry-based lesson plans and maintained strong relationships with students and parents.

Kelsey is known for her commitment to student-centered learning, differentiated instruction, and fostering inclusive classroom environments. Her professional achievements include the successful integration of new teaching methods, leadership in curriculum development, and a strong emphasis on community and parental engagement.


Douglas Li is in the final year of his Bachelor of Education after-degree at the University of Calgary, specializing in Secondary Science. Before this, he completed an honors program with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Psychology, graduating in 2023. Douglas is a firm believer in the transformational power of knowledge in students’ lives and has been a part-time tutor for over four years, teaching a diverse range of students with varying needs. His teaching philosophy centers on the idea that mistakes are the best teachers, encouraging students to embrace errors with a positive growth mindset.

Douglas is adept at adapting his teaching style and methods to meet the needs of his students, demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness. In addition to his academic and teaching commitments, he enjoys spending his spare time in cinemas or exploring the city.


Samuel has Master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto. He has conducted basic biomedical research sciences for over a decade, with a focus on vascular biology. Samuel has had a depth of teaching professionally and privately in the biological sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels including the professional MCAT exam.


Marissa is an experienced teacher (nearly 20 years), parent coach and mother. She has taught in Singapore and Australia. She has taken additional courses in literacy and special education. For the last 8 years she’s been involved in teaching in PUF funded programs and leading multi disciplinary teams. She prides herself on her ability to deliver high quality care and education to all she teaches. She is able to recognize and target students’ specific needs and develop them effectively. Marissa is an effective communicator and establishes an open-door policy with parents whereby they feel comfortable discussing with her their child’s development or other questions and concerns. Marissa is warm, patient, tolerant, empathic, understanding and positive.


Jennalyn is an aspiring educator currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary, building on her academic foundation from Mount Royal University where she achieved Dean’s Honor Roll status. She demonstrates a strong commitment to education as a tutor, specializing in Primary and Secondary English and Social Studies. In this role, she utilizes educational technology, ensures clear communication with students and parents, and tailors her instructional methods to diverse learning styles.

Jennalyn also serves as a student teacher, where she plans and delivers engaging lesson plans, offers personalized student support, and collaborates with mentor teachers on effective instructional strategies. Her dedication to education is complemented by her extensive background in dance. At Pulse Studios and the Father Lacombe Dance Department, she has excelled as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, earning accolades such as dance bursaries and a $10,000 scholarship award.

Jennalyn’s achievements include an Honors Standing-Distinction Award and serving as Class Representative. Her skills in communication, adaptability, punctuality, and cooperation have been honed through her diverse experiences in education and the arts, making her a well-rounded and dedicated professional in her field.


Steven is a current teacher at County Central High School in Vulcan, AB. He has taught Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies at the elementary and junior high levels as well as Math, Health and Band at the high school levels. He has his permanent Teaching Certification and a Bachelor of Education in Middle Years (4 – 9); however, has experience with most subjects at most levels. Steven has coached a variety of sports and is particularly adept at creating strong relationships with kids, both in the classroom and through sport.



Morgan is entering her final year of a two-year after-degree in education specializing in elementary English. She has a prior degree in Psychology, which she received in 2022. She has worked in 5 different grade 1 classrooms in 2024 as a volunteer and has worked with the Calgary Board of Education as an Education Assistant for students with special needs. During her last practicum, she prepared and delivered lessons to a very diverse classroom with a wide array of different learning needs and considerations. Morgan is comfortable and confident supporting students up to a grade 12 level in most subjects.


Marzia is currently completing her undergraduate Honours degree in Cellular Molecular Microbial Biology with a minor in Psychology at the University of Calgary. Marzia has been tutoring young students for over 8 years, developing her own unique strategies and best practices along the way. Marzia’s passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education extends beyond tutoring. She has been working with Minds in Motion to deliver hands-on STEM concepts to groups of students from grades 1- 9 through summer camps, kid’s clubs, and classroom workshops. Marzia focuses on fostering excitement about the intricate world of STEM, creating an inclusive environment, and sparking curiosity in young minds.

Having worked extensively with students across different age groups and academic levels, Marzia is adept at tailoring lessons to meet the individual needs and learning styles of each student. She believes in creating a supportive and engaging environment where students feel empowered to reach their full potential. Marzia is known for her patient and encouraging approach and is skilled at building strong, positive relationships with students and parents alike.

In addition to Marzia’s passion for knowledge through reading and watching various genres of documentaries, she enjoys painting as a way to express creativity and relax. Marzia often incorporates random bits of obscure knowledge into her teaching, relating to her students, making learning more engaging and enjoyable!





Rachel is a graduate from Laurentian University, with a Bachelors Degree in both Education and Physical and Health Education with a Specialization in the outdoors. Rachel also has a double minor in Indigenous Studies and Geography. While studying Rachel was a volunteer for Special Olympics Ontario in the sport of skiing, and worked for Gracies Gals which was an organization created to promote young women in sport and positve mental health.
Rachel currently works as a teacher in Calgary and specializes in Inclusive Education at the high school level. In addition to teaching Rachel has a passion for the outdoors and having a healthy active lifestyle.