BRITTANY G.

 Brittany is an elementary school teacher who is currently teaching Grade 1/2 and has experience teaching kindergarten to Grade 6. She has been teaching for 11 years and tutoring students 1:1 for over 14 years. Brittany has completed her Masters of Education with a focus on differentiated instruction in the classroom along with additional qualification courses in reading, math and special education. Brittany enjoys spending her free time with the family at cottage.

ALI M.

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 S.

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.

AMANDA C.

 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 R.

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.

RAE P.

Rae is a graduate of Queen’s University from their Bachelor of Education program. She has also recently become an Ontario certified teacher with teachables in both music and English for Grades 7-12, but is happy to teach students younger or older. Rae takes on a holistic approach by focusing on the skills that will make students life-ready such as self-regulation, organization, and perseverance. While working alongside the Ontario curriculum, Rae believes that working on these skills will allow students to be adaptable and continue to be lifelong learners.

JUSTIN S.

Justin is a graduate from Brock University and attended D’Youville College where he received a Masters in Primary Education. He is qualified to teach all subjects up to grade six as well as history, geography, and English in the intermediate grades. Justin also holds additional qualifications in special education and reading. For the past four years he has been a teacher in the Hamilton area, where he absolutely loves working with his students.

TAYLOR B.

Taylor Beaupre was born and raised in Ancaster, Ontario. He graduated from HWCDSB and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa in 2019. Taylor studied physics and mathematics and has been tutoring middle school, high school and university students in math and physics since 2014. Recently, he completed his teacher education program and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Taylor’s vast experience in tutoring students one-on-one helps encourage growth and develops the analytical skills needed for his students’ future endeavors. Taylor currently lives in Hamilton with his two dogs. Other interests include hockey, basketball (mostly watching) and a variety of board games and video games.

SPENCER R.

Spencer has been a teacher in the Canadian North for the past 10 years working in Original Peoples’ communities. More recently, he has worked at McCanny Secondary School in Toronto. He holds a Master of Science in Education, a Master of Arts in Inclusive Special Education, and is currently completing his Bachelor of Social Work part-time. Spencer is very active in politics and social justice and enjoys volunteering, working out and hanging out with friends in his spare time. He has three beautiful dogs named Halo, Swiper and Sparky

FELIX C.

Originally from Quebec City, Felix holds a B.Sc. in microbiology and is now a PhD candidate in biochemistry at Master University. While his research focuses on the interactions of bacteria and viruses with each other, Felix has always been active in science education. He has experience teaching both scientific content (biology, chemistry, introductory physics) and French as a second language for students in French (or French immersion) schools. In his free time, Felix enjoys developing his skills as a baker, musician, graphic designer and D&D game master.