Nicole is originally from South Africa and has been in education for over 10 years. Nicole graduated cum laude in Fine Arts at the University of Johannesburg. As an undergraduate assistant lecturer, Nicole found her passion for teaching and has been in the classroom both in public, private and tutoring positions since 2012. Nicole completed her Bachelors of Education at the University of South Africa majoring in high school and Further Education in English in 2014 and has continued to be a life long learner in teaching strategies and diversifying her curriculums to best suit her students.
The students and their needs are at the heart of Nicole’s teaching practice. Her belief is that every student can reach their full potential and beyond with the right tools. As a teacher from a county of great cultural diversity, Nicole respects every student’s context and how to engage with the student on their own terms and in their own style of learning. Adaptable, caring and passionate about her students’ wellbeing, Nicole is a compassionate and understanding teacher always looking for new strategies to assist her students in the best way possible.
Currently residing in Hamilton, Nicole has been living in Canada for the past 18 months. She enjoys exploring as many new places as possible around Hamilton and the Niagara region in her spare time. She also loves reading, playing the guitar and the ukulele as well as sketching and painting.
Charlotte is a certified elementary school teacher with experience in classrooms from Jk to Grade 6. She has been teaching for 15 years in the private school system. Her passion is to build confience and independence in her students. She has completed additonal qualifications in Special Education and Reading at York University. Charlotte enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her five children.
Marty has 10 years of experience teaching at the college level and currently teaches Technological Design and Mathematics at the secondary level. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Brock University (B.Ed) and McMaster University (B.Tech), his three-year Technology Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Mohawk College, and currently holds a license as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. Marty is an upbeat, enthusiastic person with a passion for teaching and learning. His strongest beliefs as an educator can be encapsulated by two quotes: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” (Ignacio Estrada) and, “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way” (George Evans).
Jessica Pasqua is an OCT certified teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. She received her Bachelor of Education from Trent University with qualifications in the Primary/Junior division. She also has additional qualifications in Special Education and Kindergarten. Jessica has classroom and 1:1 teaching experience in both the public and private school systems over the last 10 years.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
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Hanna is a compassionate and organized educator with 10 years of teaching experience at multiple grade levels as well as with university students. Her educational background includes a BSc and MSc in physics. Currently, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Education at Brock University with teachable subjects in physics, math, and chemistry. Hanna aims to make learning fun and simple for her students. Explaining complex concepts in a comprehensive way is the highlight of her teaching principles. She is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for helping students with math and science.
Ali is a temp OCT certified teacher, completing her education studies through OISE at UofT with teachables in intermediate-senior math and physics. Ali has a B.ASc in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering and experience working in the medical field. More recently, her passion and experience lies within the classroom and tutoring students.
Ali has many years of tutoring experience, which has led her to believe that students learn best when they feel safe in their environment and with their instructor. Ali is a warm and caring educator who is able to create individualized learning plans and break concepts down into manageable chunks. Ali strives for all her students to be able to reach their fullest potential.
When Ali is not in the classroom or learning, she can be found walking or hiking with her dog, enjoying nature or relaxing with a good book.
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in English and History, and obtained her Bachelor of Education at Western. She is currently certified to teach English and History at the Intermediate and Senior levels (7-12). Elizabeth is also in the process of obtaining further teaching qualifications in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies, and in Special Education.
As someone who struggled with undiagnosed ADHD throughout her school years, Elizabeth has a particular interest in working with students who face similar challenges, in order to develop skills and strategies that will support both their academic and life-long success.
Elizabeth’s love for learning makes her an enthusiastic, supportive and tireless ally in every student’s unique learning journey. Her approach is holistic, compassionate and centred around principles of equity and inclusion.
She can usually be found reading or gardening at her home in Brantford, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and occasional foster dog.
With over 15 years of teaching in public elementary schools, Amanda Cleghorn has experienced evolving strategies around instruction in numeracy and literacy from JK-6. Flexibility, creativity, and a passion for keeping current is key to her success.Equally important, she really enjoys working with children; she is fuelled by their energy and spirit. She is a mother of two grown children in the Westdale area, and she loves walking on the trails in the woods with her dog. Over the past few years, she has enjoyed watercolour painting. Her favourite tree is the Eastern White Pine, and she loves being by the water, especially when she can spot a Blue Heron.
Concetta is an OCT certified teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School board where she teachers Music, Drama and Dance. She also has experience working with students from K-12 in Reading, Literacy, Social Studies, Math and more. Concetta loves working with students of any age and is passionate about helping students on the road to success. She has continued to expand on her teaching qualifications by taking additional qualification courses throughout the year such as Special Education Part 1, Drama Intermediate and Senior, and Vocal Music. Concetta’s teaching philosophy is to make sure all her lessons are inclusive, and she believes in creating individualized lesson plans and strategies that cater to each students’ way of learning.