WIKI K.

Wiki is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT # 721107) with experience teaching science, chemistry, business studies, mathematics, and English in Grades 7-12. As an Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry at IMC Education Inc. in Colombo, Sri Lanka, he earned the award for the best lecturer of the year. Wiki completed his Master of Teaching at the University of Toronto, following three previous degrees: a BA (Hons) and a Master of Science in Strategic Marketing from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a BSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences (Chemistry) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Wiki is fluent in English and Sinhala and has proficiency in Tamil.

KAREN C.

Karen is an Ontario Certified Teacher since 2014 and is currently teaching a Grade 2/3 class. She grew up in Toronto and speaks English anad Cantonese. After graduating from Queens University with a focus on Arts-Based Education, Karen pursued her two passions; teaching children and travelling. She started her teaching career overseas in Vietnam and Cambodia. In 2017 she moved back home to Toronto and has since been teaching at various schools across the Toronto District School Board from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Her favourite subject is Mathematics and in her spare time she enjoys tutoring children to discover a love for mathematics. Karen has tutored 1-on-1 for the past 6 years both online and in-person. She builds a strong and positive relationship with children that ensure engagement in learning and developing strategies for problem-solving, reading, writing, etc.. For more information on Karen’s additional qualifications, her OCT number is 652670.

ANAMIKA B.

Anamika’s love for STEM learning began as a young girl, where she turned her family bathroom into her laboratory and would do “experiments” in the sink with soaps and shampoo galore. Currently, Anamika is a Master of Science Candidate with the Biology department at York University. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science, double-majoring in Human Biology and Psychology. She is qualified to teach all levels for science, and Grades 1 through 10for math.

Anamika has previously worked with children ages 5+ in her role as a summer camp counselor, peer mentor, and has valuable skills obtained through her various volunteer positions, and research positions. Her interest in teaching has been further enriched through her role as a teaching assistant for introductory and advanced university-level biology courses.

Her desire to engage students from different educational and neurodiverse backgrounds follows her into the classroom. Anamika believes in tailoring the learning experience of her students to their interests and utilizing various methods to convey information to help her students develop learning strategies and resilience in the classroom. Anamika is always looking to be a better teacher, collecting certifications and attending workshops to engage students in an online classroom, develop learning skills, course design, etc.

Originally from Boston, Anamika has made Toronto her home for the past 8 years. In her free time, she loves to bake, watch movies, do yoga and hang out with her dog Gervais!

KEVIN W.

 Kevin Wawrzyn believes that knowledge is the greatest gift you can give others. He started tutoring in 2018 and through years of experience, he developed various methods helping students understand even the most complex concepts. Kevin uses technology and graphical methods to explain the laws of Math and Science in the most effective way. To reach an even broader audience, Kevin has recently opened a youtube channel, where he proves that science surrounds us every day and it can be both useful and fun. His academic background in Biomedical Sciences (Ryerson University) makes him specialized in natural sciences as well as math and statistics. In his free time, Kevin plays piano and enjoys biking.

ATHIYA A.

Athiya is a confident and self-motivated OCT certified instructor with the ability to communicate complicated subjects in a straightforward and innovative manner. She can also bring forth the potential and essential abilities required to respond positively and successfully to a diverse group of individuals while always exhibiting and keeping a professional attitude because she is “Special Education” qualified. Athiya’s ambition is to integrate her life experiences with the capacity to educate with compassion, empathy, and enthusiasm. She would like to be provided a platform where she can easily employ innovative and enjoyable methods to convey the curriculum to students in the social media era. Athiya is convinced that she will be able to do all of this since she has the drive, talents, and enthusiasm to be an excellent teacher. Athiya is an asset to your organization and will continue to excel in her profession with her qualifications and more than 15 years of teaching experience. Athiya’s personal work and professional experiences have demonstrated her superior organizational abilities. Athiya is a proactive, motivated team leader with excellent prioritization skills. Her ambition is to be an outstanding candidate in the area, and her growing leadership abilities have allowed her to broaden her devotion to assisting others.

BETH C.

Beth is an Ontario Certified Teacher within the Primary/Junior division. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Anthropology and Philosophy. Beth then traveled to Asia, where she discovered her passion for teaching. She taught English in Taiwan for over eight years before returning to Canada in 2012 to become a certified teacher. Beth received a Bachelor of Education from York University in the Urban Diversity program at Regent Park in 2013. She has since volunteered as a classroom teacher in Regent Park, worked as a childcare provider for two pre-school aged children, and most recently returned to Taiwan last year to complete a one year contract teaching grade one using the Ontario curriculum.

Beth is an experienced teacher with a strong commitment to students and their learning. Having worked with children of all ages, she believes in creating an atmosphere where students participate actively in their learning. She feels students should see themselves reflected within the curriculum in order to enrich their learning experience. As a teacher, Beth also strives to provide a variety of differentiated instruction and positive reinforcement to support student achievement and learning.

In her spare time, she loves listening to music and enjoying the outdoors. She is also passionate about the arts and is an avid storyteller.

HANNAH D.

Hannah Dolan is a temporary Ontario Certified Teacher. Hannah has worked with students ranging from kindergarten, to middle school and high school students. Hannah received her Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) degree from Brock University in 2021. It was her passion for both recreational and competitive sports that drove her into the world of coaching. From hockey to soccer to basketball, it was through coaching that she discovered her deep love for educating and empowering children to realize their full potential. When she made the decision to pursue a career in teaching, she chose Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario for the Bachelor of Education program for the Junior/Intermediate levels. She was given the opportunity to teach in a Grade 8 classroom at John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year, where she taught Language, Science, Financial Literacy, Drama, and Physical Education. Hannah’s bubbly personality, as well as the significance she places on building rapport with her students, makes them comfortable asking for help and understanding the material. She has always loved working with children and looks forward to all of their ‘Aha!’ moments. Hannah will spend the summer traveling to both Eastern and Western Canada to teach and facilitate secondary and post-secondary students about non profit organizations and social enterprises that support social justice initiatives.

LIAM O.

Liam O’Donnell has been a medicinal research chemist for approximately fifteen years. Educated in Great Britain, he completed his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Chemistry at University of Leeds with a GPA of 3.94. Subsequently, he completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham. His thesis identified the intermediate as a key reason for the poor yield of a crucial synthetic step. He resolved the problem by synthesizing a more stable compound. After completing his PhD in 2012, he was accepted into a post-doctoral fellowship at York University. During this time, he worked on a medical chemistry project, the details of which are classified, and are in collaboration with the Leslie Dan School of Pharmacy (University of Toronto). He was very successful in developing compounds to selectively target one form of the targeted receptor over the other.

During both his academic and industrial laboratory experiences, Liam strives to convey his continued enthusiasm for chemistry to the next generation of scientists and has developed an ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in a way that is both clear and easy to understand. Furthermore, he has formal experience of teaching and tutoring students in chemistry (and the physical sciences more generally). In particular, he spent two years overseeing undergraduate laboratory classes at the University of Nottingham, marking pre-laboratory assignments, overseeing students as they carried out practical experiments, and assessing final samples. Additionally, he has tutored sessions in Chemistry, High School Science, and Math in Toronto for a selection of students and has edited Masters theses for junior graduate students in the Orellana lab at York University.

 Although Liam has found Toronto to be his home for several years, he is proud of his roots in Liverpool and this is reflected in his music tastes (the Beatles and Frankie goes to Hollywood), is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC. His other interests include cooking, reading, socializing, and enjoying city life.

STEPHANIE B.

Stephanie was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, double minoring in English and Human Geography. Stephanie went on graduate from OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Education in the Intermediate/Senior grade levels. Additionally, Stephanie has completed AQ’s (Additional Qualifications) to teach Kindergarten – Junior levels and Google Classroom. She also has experience teaching IB curricula.

Through her relationship with colleagues (some her former teachers and mentors) Stephanie has developed a deep passion for working with students and guiding them to reach their full potential. Stephanie truly believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. 
She is passionate in cultivating fun and inclusive learning experiences for students, where she fosters engaging, personalized one-on-one interactive lessons. Additionally, in her spare time, Stephanie enjoys staying active, reading, travelling as well as spending time with her friends and family.

CHRISTOPHER C.

 Christopher Cardoso graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Computer Engineering. He graduated from OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) with a Bachelor of Education in 2005. His teaching subjects are mathematics and computer science. Chris has been teaching with the Toronto District School board ever since and has spent most of his career as a curriculum leader, supporting other teachers as well as teaching a full course load himself. Chris achieved his Honour Specialist in Computer Science in 2010. Chris loves to travel and early on in his career, he put his love for travel together with his love for teaching when he travelled to Ecuador and taught at an International School. Chris taught senior mathematics in a challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) program and received IB training prior to this position. Chris raised the average IB math scores (externally evaluated) at the school over 30% from the previous years before he was teaching there! Chris has many years of experience with one-on-one tutoring. Chris enjoys working with students where they are at and engaging them to reach their full potential. Chris has taught in virtual school for the TDSB and is well versed in teaching and keeping students engaged in an online environment. In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing volleyball, singing and playing guitar.