Gale is a mathematics and philosophy student at the University of Toronto. He has been working with children of all ages for more than five years, and has taught math, science and English as a private tutor for over three years. Gale is a former debate team captain and DECA champion, and spent a great deal of time coaching high school students in those competitions. Mathematics and the sciences are just a few of Gale’s many areas of interest; he loves to read novels (as long they’re older than fifty), play tennis and listen to music of all kinds.
Gale has always loved to teach, so he started working with children in early high school: first as a swim instructor, then as a teacher’s assistant, and finally as a private tutor. He has taught students as young as four, and as old as seventeen. Gale is very comfortable with kids, and knows how to make academic material as fun and engaging as it can be. Whether a child is struggling with a subject, or trying to excel in it, he can help them reach their academic goals.
Neil’s career path has been determined by an equal love of Science, Mathematics, and Visual Art. After graduating from Cawthra Park Secondary School with a major in Visual Art, Neil decided to pursue an education in Physics, hoping to incorporate an understanding of the structure of matter into his paintings. In 2004 he graduated with a combined major in Physics & Astronomy from the University of Victoria in B.C. Since then Neil has worked as a professional Math and Physics tutor, working one-on-one with high school and university students, helping many of them pursue an education and career in the Sciences. While continuing to work as a tutor, Neil went back to school to develop his painting practice, completing a Master of Fine Arts at York University in 2013. While there, Neil developed his mathematical approach to painting that he continues to explore today. After graduating from York, he received an honourable mention in the 15th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, exhibiting his painting at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Recently Neil’s paintings were included in Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, a survey exhibition of Canadian painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Neil’s paintings have been exhibited and collected across Canada, the U.K., and Europe. In 2014, in order to further develop as a teacher, Neil decided to attend teacher’s college at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Since graduating he has worked as a full-time tutor in Toronto.
Hi there! I’m Amanda, an OCT certified teacher with a passion for education that spans over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Western Sydney’s teachers college, I specialize in intensive support programs, full-day kindergarten, literacy and special education.. I have a Diploma and a Degree in Recreation Leadership, and hold additional qualifications as a Reading and Special Education Specialist.
I bring an unwavering belief in the competence and capability of every child with the proper support. My approach revolves around emergent learning and play-based education, integrating strategies like Universal Design for Learning (UDL). These approaches ensure that each student receives an education tailored to their unique needs, fostering a sense of inclusivity and empowerment.
Beyond academics, my life in Toronto revolves around my husband, our two children and our dog Willow, reflecting my commitment to family and outdoor activities. Summers are spent up north, supporting my husband in his role as a Director of a summer camp, embodying my belief in holistic and engaging learning experiences.
I believe in the power of personalized education, where experience meets innovation. Join me on a journey where your child’s potential is unlocked, nurtured, and celebrated. Together, let’s build a foundation for lifelong learning!
Celine is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Richmond Hill, moving to Waterloo to complete an Undergraduate Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Celine discovered her passion for teaching while volunteering at the local elementary school in Waterloo and working with children. When she decided to pursue teaching as a career Celine commuted to Buffalo, NY and completed a Bachelor of Education at Medaille College, where she received her Masters of Education. It is through teaching that Celine has been able to foster her love of reading. Celine is married and has 2 daughters ages 10 and 8. She currently resides in midtown Toronto with her family.
Anya is a French, ESL, and Social Sciences teacher with ten years of experience, working with children from K to 12. She has also worked as a French instructor for adults. Anya is currently completing a Master’s degree in European and Russian Affairs at the University of Toronto and is passionate about history, literature, and languages. She is a native Russian speaker, fluent in French and Spanish, and has also studied German and Yiddish. Anya is excited to be joining Prep Academy Tutors and sharing her passion for learning with new students.
Thomas attended University of Toronto (Woodsworth College) where he majored in economics and double minored in mathematics and philosophy. Thomas then graduated from Western University with a master’s degree in financial economics. Through the past five years, Thomas has tutored students from various academic backgrounds in mathematics and economics. Thomas enjoys seeing his students achieve her goals and believes that proper planning is the key to success.
Giuseppe C. (PhD in Classical Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin 2019; MA in the same, UT Austin 2016; BA in Classics, Columbia University 2009) has a decade of teaching experience at the high school and university level. He is comfortable teaching Latin, history, and the humanities at all levels and is capable of tutoring in French and Italian as well. In his spare time, Giuseppe enjoys cooking, archery, Dungeons and Dragons, and historical fencing. Giuseppe strives to create an engaging and inclusive environment and is dedicated to serving the individual needs of the student.
Raquel is an Ontario Certified teacher qualified in the primary/junior division. She has an honours undergraduate degree in children, childhood, and youth studies, as well as a bachelor of education from York University. She has worked with children in various settings, such as after-school programs, tutoring, co-op, placement, and now as a teacher. She has supported the improvement of students in writing, reading, and math during one-on-one sessions through tutoring. She has a passion for travelling and often makes plans to adventure out to different places to explore and immerse herself in the cultures. She fluently speaks Portuguese. She also loves being creative, and in her spare time, she likes to embroider, crochet, and paint. As a mentor, she looks to gain more knowledge and experience working with students of various learning capabilities and to inspire students to believe they can succeed
Ines has a Master Degree in Marketing and has a Bachelor degree in Education. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher with 10 years of teaching experience. Ines is a native french who teaches maths, sciences and french at a public elementary school. Additionally, she completed an AQ (additional qualification) in Special Education. She has a strong experience working with students with special needs (Autistic spectrum, TDAH, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia …).
Ines has a true passion for helping students grow and reach their full potential, she is committed to working with them in a personalized manner to help them achieve their goals.
Her enthusiasm, her energy and her ability to capture the attention of her students make her an excellent teacher who masters all disciplines.
Sam has been an educator for over 10 years with public, private and international experience. Sam completed the concurrent education program at York University in 2014, where he taught and tutored middle and high school students for two years. Upon graduation, Sam moved to England for two years where he taught in the public school system. After returning to Canada in 2016, Sam began working in the international private school system. He currently works at Willowdale High School, where he has been since 2018. Initially the lead English teacher, Sam has now taken on larger responsibilities in an administrative role within the school. Although his specialty is Intermediate an Senior English, Sam has experience teaching history, geography and social sciences. Sam currently develops courses in his administrative role, most recently developing courses for Canadian Geography and Nutrition & Health.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys reading, films, martial arts (he is an avid practitioner of eskrima), plays ball hockey and is also a long-distance runner.