Hi, my name is Parker T, I have been tutoring STEM courses for the last 10 years. I have my Bachelor of Science majoring in; Biochemistry Medical and Molecular Biology option with a dual major in Psychology. I am starting my first year at UBC’s Medical Doctor program. I took the MCAT last year for the first time and gained admission after only applying to 1 school. I have had great success tutoring having all of my students noticeably improve within weeks. I hope to help you in your academic journey with tutoring and coaching to help achieve your goals.
Erika is a Certified Teacher in British Columbia, Ontario and Scotland. She grew up in Oakville, Ontario and attended Carleton University in Ottawa where she obtained a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management and a minor in French.
Upon graduating, Erika’s love for the French language led her to move to Chamonix, France where she lived and worked as an au pair for one year. It was during her time there that she discovered her interest and passion for working with children.
Erika also worked for an after school program planning and leading activities for children aged 5-12, but her love for travel took her to Scotland where she completed her degree in teaching. She obtained a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of the West of Scotland. Although she enjoyed living there, she felt compelled to move closer to home and the mountains.
Erika believes that each child is unique, and she understands the importance of supporting every child’s learning using individualized strategies. She places focus on instilling confidence in children, ensuring they feel able to reach their full potential. Erika feels that a positive attitude helps to make a fun and engaging learning experience for children.
Erika enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. She has a big sweet tooth and it is not uncommon to find her snacking on candy! Erika loves working with children and is looking forward to growing and developing her skills in teaching.
Nava is a certified teacher who graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She also holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood and is currently working on her Montessori certification. Nava has taught internationally as well as in Canada and the United States. She has had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and enjoys instilling a love of learning in her students. Nava enjoys baking, making jewelry and would like to travel more in the future. Nava enjoys discovering techniques to help her students better understand the content.
Hello! My name is Christian. I am a Science and Mathematics teacher at Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School here in Kelowna BC. I moved to Kelowna in 2009 to attend UBC-Okanagan where I completed my BSc in Microbiology and BEd in Secondary Math and Science Education. Through my time at UBC-Okanagan I was also fortunate to work for Interior Health doing research in the Microbiology department eventually leading to me presenting at international microbiology conferences in Germany, USA and Canada and even having a paper published. When I am not in the classroom, I love to be outdoors or involved in anything sport related! I look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!
Fanny speaks French, Spanish, English and German. She has taught in several countries, including Thailand, Mauritius and Mexico. Since then, she has been living in Kelowna for 5 years, a city that she loves. She is passionate and enjoys teaching in a playful way to people of all ages. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in psychology. She enjoys playing volleyball and skiing at Big White.
Noah graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelor of
Mechanical Engineering. This was followed by a Master of Applied Science, specialization in
Mechanical Engineering, at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He performed
research in the Laboratory of Solar Energy and Fuels studying the fabrication of the materials
used to create thin-film solar cells, an emerging renewable energy technology. Noah has held
previous tutor positions for students at the high school level, as well as worked as a teaching
assistant for multiple courses during his post graduate study. Noah currently works as a math and science tutor in the Okanagan, fostering a passion for teaching and continual learning. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cycling, and rock climbing.
Amelia graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Throughout her university career, Amelia taught first year mathematics and statistics classes as a Supplemental Learning (SL) leader. She is passionate about teaching, and is great at breaking down challenging concepts into smaller, more comprehensible pieces. Amelia gets to know her learners, and puts a lot of effort into understanding their learning styles, and catering to that. She has been tutoring and teaching math for eight years, and has helped many students enjoy math and view it as a comfortable challenge, rather than a daunting task. She has experience tutoring both individuals and groups, and is happy to do either or. She mainly has experience tutoring and teaching students of high school or university level, however she has lots of experience with younger students and is very comfortable tutoring any level.
In her free time, Amelia loves being active, whether that is skiing or climbing or anything in between. She also has traveled extensively, and has taught English abroad. She is an outgoing and friendly individual who always finds a way to make people feel comfortable. Her love for teaching stems from her love for helping people, and she really enjoys seeing the improvements her students make.
Nikki is passionate about inclusive learning and has a talent for making learning materials come alive for both kids and adults. Currently attending the University of the Fraser Valley specializing in Adult Education, she has discovered a passion for Literacy and Teaching English as a Second language at all levels. She also has pursued Professional Tutoring qualifications through the National Tutoring Association as a Certified Intermediate Tutor. Currently an Instructor at the Centre for Arts & Technology teaching Professional Development courses. Nikki has lived in many places across Western Canada and has stayed in Kelowna for the fishing and vast hiking opportunities. A huge fan of YLW tacos, you can catch her tutoring both online and in-person with a huge focus on helping students and parents reach educational goals.
Josh is a Certified Teacher, having completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Having an Undergraduate Degree in Biology and a Minor in English Literature gives him backgrounds in Science, Math, and Language Arts to draw from as a tutor. He believes in having a strong relationship with students as a means to build their confidence, using their interests to inspire their curiosity, and developing good study habits. Alongside learning all sorts of weird and wonderful trivia, Josh also enjoys playing guitar, creating and performing songs, playing video games, badminton, and being awestruck by the vastness of space.
Meet Maria Cristina Albuquerque, a biologist and educator with teaching experience in Canada and Brazil. Maria grew up in Brazil where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Education from Universidade de Brasilia. There she taught high school students biology and tutored kids, youth, and adults all subjects and English as a second language. Maria then moved to Vancouver to work toward her Graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction Foundations program from Simon Fraser University where she graduated in Jan 2022. Maria has also taught University students designs for elementary and high school sciences at the SFU’s Teaching Program. Maria recently taught biology, sciences, and math to grade k-12 students in Yellowknife, NT.
She has been able to make her students really fall in love with sciences by supporting their interests and igniting their curiosity about the living organisms around them. With kindness and enthusiasm, Maria strives to make learning a fun and comfortable experience for both the student and their families.
Outside the classrooms, Maria shares her passion for whales by facilitating whale watching tours in BC’s coast during the summer season. Maria’s diverse experience has allowed her to be flexible and adaptable with all students. She offers a caring, positive, and exciting tutoring time! In her spare time, Maria loves going on walks with her dog, traveling, photographing wildlife, and watching movies. You can catch Maria with a big smile on her face, encouraging and helping someone to uncover the beauty of the natural world.