Serena is a Teacher Candidate attending OISE in Toronto. Upon graduation, she will become an Ontario Certified Teacher. She completed her undergraduate studies in Hong Kong, England, and elsewhere, taking a wide range of courses, including humanities, mathematics, and computer science. She finds mathematics simple, straightforward, and clear. She has tutored many students to help them progress in their math and English courses, and it was through this experience she found her love for teaching and connecting with them on a deeper level. Serena has spent many years helping students to improve their academic, leadership, and problem-solving skills. She believes education means opportunity and is eager to help them on this journey.

When she is not busy with work and school, she enjoys traveling and cooking because they are full of certainty and uncertainty.


Tabatha is a teacher candidate pursuing her master’s degree in Child Study and Education at the University of Toronto. After growing up in Ottawa, she moved to Halifax and completed her bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Study. During her studies she spent her time working with children in various contexts from daycare and tutoring to special education settings. Following, Tabatha’s career brought her to Toronto where she worked in non-profits in the mental health, leadership, and education field. This experience further sparked her passion for education where she then earned a diploma in Behavioural Science before pursuing her teaching degree. Tabatha prioritizes building strong relationships with students to create learning contexts that best meet student needs and keep learning fun and engaging. In her free time Tabatha enjoys taking pictures of her dog, drinking coffee and reading copious amounts of books from the local library!


Taylor is an Ontario Certified Teaching Candidate, currently finishing her Master of Teaching program at the University of Toronto. Taylor has also won a Canada Graduate Scholarship for her Master’s research regarding integrating relevant and modern teaching into the humanities curriculum in Ontario. Prior to this, Taylor attended the University of Toronto in Scarborough to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and History. In high school, Taylor discovered her love for the environment through completing a Specialist High Skills Major program that prompted her on the path to explore environmental education with students. Taylor has worked for a variety of recreational and residence programs for about eight years which was guided by a hands-on and inquiry based learning model. Taylor has worked with students from ages 4-25 and is committed to the belief that every student has the capability to succeed. Taylor has also worked for Enbridge Gas and the Municipality of Clarington, allowing her to bring in organizational and leadership techniques to pass onto students to aid them in their academic and social success. From her love for hiking and traveling to her curious loyalty to cheese and bagels, Taylor looks for opportunities to make learning fun and palatable for students of all ages.


Alice is a teacher candidate in her final year at the University of Toronto. She will be a high school science teacher specializing in biology and general science, and will also be teaching social sciences. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Biology at the University of Ottawa but had a wide range of interests and took a variety of courses including math, physics, chemistry, psychology, anthropology and history. In addition to academics, she is an RCM certified piano instructor and has worked as a certified ski instructor. Alice believes that learning is most successful when a teacher explores and draws upon the students’ interest. She believes that it is also essential to make learning fun and to tie the content to everyday life making it meaningful and applicable for the student. In addition to teaching and learning, she enjoys, reading, waterpolo, crocheting and music.

Gabrielle R.

Gabrielle is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Education with minors in Contemporary Arts, Sociology and Curriculum and Instruction (Joint Honours First Class with Distinction), along with a K-12 teaching certification. In addition to academic teaching, Gabrielle has taught dance for many years. She has also trained in dance and performed professionally across Canada, the United States and Europe. While dancing with a ballet company in Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle worked in a French-speaking environment for six months. This experience enhanced her French language skills, which she developed as a student at Brown Public School and The Bishop Strachan School. Gabrielle is grateful to be a Prep Academy Tutor!

Sabrina S.

Sabrina is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in North Bay, Ontario and moved to Toronto to complete her Undergraduate Degree in History at York University. She decided to pursue teaching as a career after taking a course in Athens, Greece where she met some local English teachers. She knew she could make a difference anywhere in the world. Sabrina completed a Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University. Growing up in Northern Ontario, Sabrina loves the outdoors and being in nature. Sabrina enjoys merging Environmental Education with the Ontario curriculums whenever possible because she believes fresh air and staying active contribute to successful learning. Over the last few years, she has developed a love for travel and has gained experience teaching and working with children in the United States and Spain. Every trip Sabrina takes is part of her ongoing learning journey that transfers into her teaching. Sabrina’s passion for History and her curiosity for Math carries through into her teaching as well. Sabrina understands that all students learn in unique ways, and she enjoys discovering how her students learn best. She finds helping students discover their full potential fun and fulfilling.

James F.

James is a Teacher Candidate at York University currently teaching a grade 2/3 elementary class. He grew up in Toronto, getting a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and working as an Early Childhood Educator for over 6 years. As an Early Childhood Educator James created lesson plans, performed assessments for learning and worked with schools to better advance the students learning while in childcare. After working as an ECE, James went to York University and got his Undergraduate Degree in Communications; leading to a job as the Communications Manager at Ondas FM. While working during the pandemic James felt like teaching was his main purpose and is now in his final year of Teachers College at York University. He has worked as a Teaching Candidate for a Kindergarten class as well as a tutor for Elementary School students over the last year supporting students in their reading, writing, vocabulary as well as math skills. James has a passion in creative writing and brings in his background in Communications and Early Childhood Education while teaching and tutoring students.

Nicole C.

Nicole Camilleri is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Mississauga, moving to Hamilton to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Leadership. She also has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Educational Assistance. Nicole received her Bachelor of Education from Brock University. Nicole grew up with a deep love of soccer, travel and all things nature and outdoors. Before completing her Bachelor of Education Nicole worked for Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board as an Early Childhood Educator, where she was intrigued by the child’s mind and furthered her studies becoming an Educational Assistant and working with high needs students on the autism spectrum. It was during her time working with special needs students that she discovered her patience, passion for teaching and her desire to work with children on a higher level. When she decided to pursue teaching as a career Nicole moved to London and is now teaching with the London District Catholic School Board. It is through teaching that Nicole has been able to foster her love of the mind with a focus on mental health/well being and language/ literacy. During the summer months, Nicole runs a Soccer Camp that encourages children to learn about themselves through interactive and hands-on experiences, promoting social growth and physical activity. In her spare time Nicole works one-on-one with children ranging from 6 years through middle school. She has supported the improvement of their reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills in these initiatives. Nicole believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and grow their learning. As a mentor Nicole continues to develop strategies for working with children. She finds these experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding.


Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and has been teaching with the Halton District School Board since 2016. He graduated with an Honours Specialist in French and a minor in Economics. He enjoys the great Canadian outdoors by going camping and skiing every year. He is very knowledgeable in history and geopolitics. He has served on multiple deployments overseas with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Felicia C.

 Felicia is a Naturopathic Medical Graduate. She completed her doctorate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, after completing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Brock University. She grew up in the Niagara Region and moved to Toronto to pursue her passion for natural health and wellness. Throughout her education, she was dedicated to not only her own studies, but to helping others in their educational journey as well. She spent time tutoring students in math and science classes, being a teaching assistant for various courses and running a science camp with her community. She was a mentor in many different roles and enjoyed working with students to aid in a better understanding of content, sharing her experiences and helping them develop better study habits for future success. These opportunities fulfilled her love for sharing knowledge with others and allowed her to exercise her teaching skills. She prides herself on being organized, dedicated and approachable, allowing her to build a strong, growing relationship with students, which is the foundation and one of the most important aspects to her personally. In her free time, Felicia is learning to speak Spanish and enjoys reading books, crocheting and exploring nature. She is also a fully self-taught musician, able to play piano and guitar to accompany her vocals. This is her creative way to express herself as an individual.