CHRISTINA Z.

Christina is an elementary school teacher, currently at home on maternity leave. She is a homeroom teacher, certified to teach Grades 1-12, and has a passion for teaching math. She loves connecting with students, getting them excited about learning, and watching their skills and confidence grow! She has taken several courses upon graduation, including four Additional Qualification courses.

Satwinder O.

Satwinder is an Ontario Certified Teacher, holding a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a Bachelor of Education, specializing in the Primary/Junior grade levels. Additionally, Satwinder has taken an Additional Qualification in Special Education, Reading and Environmental science and consistently participates in educational workshops to further her knowledge.
Satwinder currently works as a permanent teacher with Peel District School Board with an extensive 15 years of experience in teaching children and adult’s from several cultural communities. She also has exemplary communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Satwinder has been the coordinator for the Summer Literacy Camp for ten years which is hosted by Council of Directors of Ontario, where she coordinated the day-to-day program implementation by supporting staff to determine the best possible strategies to ensure high quality and engaging literacy and numeracy programs, recreational activities, collection of research data and overall well being of the students.
Satwinder believes that every student is a unique force with an abundance of talent. Her challenge as an educator is to provide learning opportunities that engage, challenge and empower students in realizing their highest potential. Satwinder is passionate about working with children and helping them gain the confidence they need to succeed. Satwinder ensures to do her best to support her students to help them reach their full potential. She believes in the value of fostering meaningful relationships with her students while creating a safe and supportive learning environment.
In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, making arts and crafts, and spending time with friends and family.

JOSHUA L.

Joshua, more commonly known as Josh, graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc specializing in Materials and Nanoscience for biological applications. He has experience working in a graduate level research lab which focused on creating artificial organs. He has received many merits for his mathematical achievements such as placing in the top 2% in the Sunlife Math Contest, consistently placing in the top 3 of his math classes, and passing the AP math exams granting him university math credits while in high school.

He’s very patient and has a deep sense of empathy which allows him to deeply understand the students’ struggles enabling him to build more personalized lesson plans for each student. He’s very determined to help people find the fun in the maths and sciences by helping them digest the material at their pace.

During his free time, Josh likes to play video games, lift weights, build Gundam model Kits, cook, and play badminton.

IVANA V

Ivana has many years of experience in teaching adults and children. She completed her Bachelor degree in Science, with a major in psychology and double minor in biology and biomedical communications at the University of Toronto. She has worked professionally as both an elementary and secondary level school teacher in Thailand. Ivana is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Ivana encourages students to do their best by developing positive study habits, goals for success, and methods of self-motivation.

 

JENNY L.

Jenny is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) teaching at St Matthew High School in Ottawa and is a Master of Education (M.Ed) candidate at the University of Ottawa. Jenny graduated from McMaster University with a BAH in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. During her time at McMaster University, Jenny was the captain of the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team. She also completed her B.Ed degree at Queen’s University.
Jenny is qualified to teach at the Primary and Junior level (K-6), Intermediate Mathematics (7-10), Intermediate/Senior Phys Ed (7-12), Intermediate/Senior English (7-12)Senior Social Studies (11-12), and Special Education. Moreover, Jenny has ample experience coaching Varsity Soccer, Hockey and Lacrosse and is a supervisor for the Athletic Council at her school. Jenny also coached the U-19 Ladyhawk Lacrosse team in Oakville, Ontario.
As a tutor and a mentor, Jenny shapes her pedagogy around deep learning; having students transcend surface level knowledge to retain information over longer periods of time. Jenny is energetic, supportive, and demands the best out of her students.

AZHAR H.

Azhar is a second-year Mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience in tutoring students and a keen interest in mathematics and science. Azhar believes that patience and enthusiasm are extremely important in helping a student learn.

MICHELLE L

Hi! I’m Michelle Li. This is my fourth year tutoring ESL (Level A-D). I grew up in China, but moved to Canada nine years ago to complete my Master of Education degree at Brock University. I genuinely enjoy teaching and tutoring. My philosophy is that each student is unique, therefore, they learn and thrive at their own pace. I’m really excited to be a part of this wonderful team.

JOEY O.

Joey is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) teaching at Immaculata Catholic High School in Ottawa and is an M.Ed candidate for the Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies program at the University of Ottawa. Joey graduated from Queen’s University with a BAH in Global Development Studies and a minor in History. He also completed his B.Ed degree at Queen’s University. During his time at Queen’s, Joey was an undergraduate Teaching Assistant (TA) and tutor for first-year students. He also helped facilitate Research Essay Workshops in Joseph S. Stauffer Library.

Joey is qualified to teach 7-12 History, 7-12 FNMI Studies, 7-12 English, 7-12 Health and Physical Education, 7-10 Mathematics, 11-12 Social Studies, and K-12 Special Education. Moreover, he has ample experience coaching Varsity Hockey, Lacrosse, XC T&F and is a supervisor for the Black Student Association and the Athletic Council.

At the heart of Joey’s pedagogy is establishing trust to promote deep learning. Trust is multifaceted and we base our judgements of trustworthiness based on whether or not we believe a person possesses integrity, benevolence, and competence. In establishing authentic trust, Joey uses his strategies centered around emotional intelligence, namely, the ability to accurately perceive emotions in others; the ability to use emotions to facilitate thought; translating emotion into construction thought and action.

As a tutor and a mentor, Joey believes that the core of education is rooted in one word: relationships. In recognizing the importance of relationships, the complex aspects of trust, and the necessity to be emotionally intelligent, effective and authentic tutoring can take place.

 

AYESHA M.

Ayesha is an enthusiastic second year Systems Design Engineering and Physics student at the University of Waterloo with 5+ years of experience in teaching math and physics to students from Grades 1-12 with various learning abilities. As a tutor, Ayesha believes that any student can achieve academic success when provided with the proper materials and support that is catered towards their learning style.

MIKHAELA S.

Mikhaela is a vocational and highly knowledgeable Educator who specialized lately in teaching French. She personally went through five Francophone education systems as a student, besides living many years in French-speaking countries around the world (Quebec / Europe / Africa). Two years of Latin in high school; many French classical literature courses, combined with 13 years of national and international experience in teaching, built her as a Teacher demonstrating diverse skills, ranging from curriculum development, to teaching French and training French professional. She efficiently masters how to quickly, consistently and permanently improve listening, reading, speaking and writing in French, due to many teaching and learning strategies that she has already tested, in many cultural backgrounds. This rich culture allows her to bring up the intercultural perspective of French language, an Ontario Curriculum requirement, as regionalisms, very capable of pointing out any cultural differences between American, European, Caribbean and African French. She also masters Maths and Sciences and Biology, her first field of studies. She has already taught many subjects as a Teacher in school, but also as a Tutor for gifted students or for students with educational challenges. She is an educational author who built progressive learning methods adapted to Ontario Curricula for core, extended, AP and IB French programs, allowing to manage students with diverse background and proficiencies in French.