Stephen Carter has a BA, MA and PhD (ABD) in English literature. He was a University Teaching Assistant for five years at two Canadian universities, and he has taught and tutored elementary, high school, and college/university students for over ten years. As a teacher, Stephen helps students cultivate a love for learning, achieve academic success, and develop advanced skills in reading, writing, analysis, critical thinking and speaking.


Alexandra T. is in the process of receiving her OCT after completing a Master of Teaching at OISE in the University of Toronto in 2024. In 2022, she completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in Cinema Studies, English and Philosophy. Alexandra grew up loving movies, and initially wanted to pursue a career in film. However, when COVID-19 derailed the lives of many, Alexandra found herself pursuing prior teaching goals. Growing up, she trained as a ski instructor and worked to teach children how to ski at Craigleith Ski Club, in addition to spending many summers volunteering at McMichael summer camp teaching art. Thus far, Alexandra has worked with many junior and intermediate aged students in both one-on-one tutoring sessions and in-classroom teaching placements in a wide array of subjects. Alexandra truly believes that student success comes from a willingness to learn and by engaging this desire through fun and creative activities, students maintain that desire to grow further. One of the pinch points of growth, in her opinion, is through reading. Reading develops many skills within students of all ages, but first and foremost it develops the imagination! In her spare time, Alexandra works on writing her own fantasy novel, in hopes of one day bringing the joy of reading to many others.






Hsinyu is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She graduated from National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, with a Bachelor of Arts in Taiwanese Literature. After a trip to Nepal, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an educator. Hsinyu moved to Toronto in 2022 and graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto with a Master of Teaching in the Primary/Junior division.

With over three years of teaching experience, Hsinyu has taught students ranging from age 2 to age 16. Her diverse teaching experience includes working at one of the best charter schools in California, online teaching, and one-on-one tutoring. Additionally, she is qualified to teach Mandarin Chinese as a second/foreign language, certified by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Hsinyu values making her lessons meaningful and engaging, tailoring them to her students’ individual needs and learning styles. She ensures that her students receive the necessary support to thrive.

A passionate traveler, Hsinyu has visited more than 30 countries. She also loves to read, run, cook, and explore different cafes in the city.


Neha N.

Neha is currently a teacher candidate with the Master’s of Teaching program at the University of Toronto. She recently moved to Canada, having completed her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Chapman University in California. After graduating, Neha started working as a tutor at an adolescent rehabilitation centre, where she discovered her love for teaching. She delighted in sharing her love of science with young people, organizing lab activities and educational games with the students while helping them keep up with their regular schoolwork. Working at the rehab, Neha learned the importance of rapport: she approaches each individual with compassion, humour, and the impel to not just teach, but also learn about the unique people under her care.

Neha has previously tutored in math, English, and science, teaching students from grades 2 to 12. Currently she is in the intermediate/senior cohort of her program, specializing in general science and biology. Neha also has experience tutoring in Dubai, where she attended high school and completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. While she enjoyed the warm weather of Southern California and the Gulf, Neha fell in love with the Canadian winter. In her free time she takes pleasure in admiring and appreciating nature, where she undeniably finds much of her inspiration for teaching about the natural world.


Yin L.

Yin is a dedicated and experienced educator with over 13 years of classroom teaching experience. With a strong foundation in the Science of Reading, Yin has consistently demonstrated a commitment to fostering literacy and academic growth in students.

Yin holds a Master of Education in Leadership and Policy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), further enhancing her expertise in educational strategies. Additionally, Yin has pursued a range of additional teaching qualifications, including Special Education, Part 1, Writing, Part 1, Librarianship, Part 2, English as a Second Language, Part 1, Reading, Specialist, and Mathematics Specialist. These qualifications emphasizes her versatility and dedication to meeting the diverse needs of students.


Carol T. is an educator with a passion for nurturing young minds. Carol is currently studying towards receiving a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Junior/Intermediate education.

Carol’s journey in education has been diverse and enriching. During her teaching placements, she had the responsibility of planning and teaching lessons in math, science, geography, physical education, and health at the grades 7 and 8 level. Carol demonstrated skills that included the effective use of a variety of instructional strategies ensuring each student understood the concepts. Carol’s warm, friendly personality and genuine interest in her students’ enables her to quickly develop rapport. She is sensitive to the needs of a range of abilities, including students with special needs and second language learners.

Beyond the classroom, Carol is a believer in the importance of physical activity and leads group fitness classes, where she empowers others to prioritize their well-being and embrace an active lifestyle. In addition, she loves experimenting with diverse cuisines, and traveling to discover new cultures. Proudly Vietnamese/Chinese Canadian, she shows adaptability and sensitivity to cultural realities to enrich every learning journey.

Carol has a genuine love for both education and life’s adventures. So, whether in the classroom or the great outdoors, Carol is ready to inspire and empower the next generation to reach new heights.


Ashley is currently enrolled in her second year at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto for her Master of Teaching in the Primary/Junior grade level. She has completed two teaching placements in a Grade 3 classroom at Hillcrest Community School, and a Grade 5 classroom at Norseman Junior Middle School. It is through teaching that Ashley has been able to foster her love of Science and Math.

During her undergrad, she spent her time volunteering with child-focused non-profit organisations where she mentored two elementary-aged children with Autism and ADHD through weekly cooking classes and collaborated in teaching a weekly conflict resolution and community-building program to a Grade 5 classroom at Swansea Junior and Senior Public School.

Through these experiences, Ashley has developed a deep passion for working with children and guiding them to reach their full potential. Ashley believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, watching anime, and spending time with her friends and family.



Robert P. is a current university student studying Biochemistry. He enjoys the academically challenging nature of his STEM major and is confident that he will be able to instill the knowledge and skills any student may need in their current and further academic journey. Robert had found his passion for tutoring while in his final year of high school, realizing that his deep understanding of concepts and explanations provided a great aid to his fellow Grade 12 classmates. He went on to form the “Peer Tutor” Club in which guidance counselors and students alike would regularly ask for his strengths in Data Management, Mathematics and Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, receiving awards and scholarships of appreciation during his graduation. He has also volunteered at a local not-for-profit community summer camp, helping Public Health with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, and is currently volunteering at his local general hospital. Robert believes that his recent experiences with the Ontario curriculum will provide any student with exceptionally relevant lessons, aspiring to be the “smart, cool, awesome, and charismatic upperclassmen” instead of the “scary teacher”. He believes in connecting concepts holistically, having students understand the correlation between theory and application/calculation, allowing them to use their knowledge as one whole working idea instead of struggling to memorize several fractured concepts.


Griffin graduated from Humber College in 2022, receiving a Bachelor’s of Music with honours. Griffin is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto completing his Master’s of Teaching, where he is set to graduate in April 2025. Griffin is 24 years old and has been teaching music and mentoring students for over 5 years and has experience working with students of all ages.

Griffin graduated from Kelowna Secondary School in 2018 receiving a diploma with honours, as well as the Holland-Rusk Award, the BC Achievement Scholarship, and the BC District Scholarship for Fine Arts. During his time at Humber College, Griffin was awarded the Bernie Piltch Memorial Scholarship and the Yamaha Canada Music Award.

Griffin has recently completed two placements in TDSB schools and has extensive knowledge of the Ontario curriculum, with a focus on the Junior/Intermediate division.



Hafsah holds undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. She has extensive teaching and tutoring experience at the primary school, high school, and university levels.