Vishesh is a second-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo with experience tutoring math, physics, and computer science. He believes that learning can be fascinating with a supportive environment and guidance that complements your learning style.
Joanne graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She completed her teaching internship in the Peel District School Board, where she taught in Grade 2 and Grade 6. In 2008 she graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Education in the Primary/Junior grade levels. Alongside having years of tutoring experience, Joanne also has many years of working with special needs students, specifically Autism. Additionally, Joanne has an AQ Specialist (additional qualification) in Writing and an AQ in Special Education (parts one and two). She truly believes that engaging students and using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys reading and hiking, as well as spending time with her friends and family.
Iqura T. is pronounced Iq-ra as the letter ‘u’ in her first name is silent. Iqura completed her post-secondary education at Toronto Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies. She completed her teaching internships in various settings including Daycare Centres, Malton Neighborhood services, Full-Day Kindergarten, Primary (Gr. 1-3), and Junior (gr. 4-6) grades. She was given the opportunity to work in various cities and different school boards including York, Peel, and Dufferin Peel Catholic District. When she decided to pursue teaching as a profession, Iqura completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Niagara at the Ontario Campus.
Iqura loves traveling, driving to new places, doing one-on-one sessions, and supporting students to improve in their academic journey. She is currently certified with the Ontario College of Teachers and in good standing. Alongside her years of teaching experience, Iqura has worked closely with primary and junior-age students and has carefully reviewed all the learning goals and success criteria prior to introducing the lesson plans. Throughout the primary grades, Iqura has observed students finding it challenging to complete tasks including reading, writing basic sentences, identifying vocabulary, and mental arithmetic. Additionally, she has completed an AQ (additional qualification) course in ‘Student Assessment’ and she highly believes that tutoring is the best place to give students positive feedback which allows students to see where they went wrong and effective ways they can take action and make necessary improvements. She believes tutoring will fill gaps in education and transform students to be more successful and highly confident in different areas of learning.
In her spare time, Iqura loves traveling to different countries around the world, cooking different recipes, challenging herself by playing interactive games, watching movies, and painting on canvas.
Sally graduated from Princeton University with honours, where she studied English Literature with a minor in Global Health & Health Policy. She subsequently pursued pre-medical sciences training at Columbia University, before obtaining a Master of Philosophy in Health, Medicine, and Society at the University of Cambridge. She lives between Cambridge (UK) and Toronto, where she works with students & families as a private tutor and admissions consultant.
Samar Ismail is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a passion for reading, writing, and stories. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science, and a postgraduate in Journalism. Her love of travelling has also led her to teach English as a Foreign Language in Mexico, online to children in China, and to Cambridge, UK where she was a teacher’s assistant. These experiences inspired her to obtain her Bachelor of Education and help students discover their unique strengths and abilities. Samar is dedicated to ongoing professional development and has already completed her Primary ABQ, and she is set to start her Senior English ABQ this fall. Outside of her profession, Samar enjoys regular exercise, reading, and baking.
Cynthia is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Mississauga. Her family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 7 and she spent two years in Spanish Immersion at an American private school, setting the stage for further language learning. She completed an Undergraduate Degree in French at the University of Toronto (Erindale) and then lived and worked both in Beauport, Quebec and Penne d’Agenais, France, where she perfected her French language skills. Coming from a family of teachers, Cynthia signed on with the Peel District School Board as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in 1988. She loved this role but wished to be involved in program planning and in 1994 graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Education. Cynthia worked for the Peel District School Board for 30 years before retiring and also for 3 years as a supply teacher afterwards. During that time she mainly taught junior French Immersion; Core French; ELL; Physical and Health Education; Drama/Dance (French). Helping students learn is woven into the fabric of her being.
In addition Cynthia is a Special Events volunteer for the Oakville and Milton Humane Society and is actively involved in their activities.
Amrit is a behavior therapist and tutor who graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Criminology and minor in Counselling. She grew up in Surrey British Columbia and is fluent in 3 languages. Back in BC, Amrit had been tutoring kids for over 12 years in all subjects for grades K-12. Over the past two and a half years, she has also acquired experience working with kids ages 2-10 with ASD as well as ADHD. It was through her work as a behavior therapist in both centers and homes that Amrit discovered her passion for teaching and working with children. As the lead behavior therapist on all her teams, she got the opportunity to not only implement behavior plans but because she often worked the most one-on-one with the child, she was also often given the opportunity to come up with her own programs to implement to help the child to farther succeed as well as work alongside a BCBA to come up with entirely new plans. Upon graduation, Amrit moved to Toronto to be with her family and further pursue her passion for working with young children and guiding them to reach their full potential. Amrit truly believes that the best way to engage a child is to use the child’s curiosity and interests to help them succeed. Her ability to form strong relationships with her students is what has helped her identify and meet her their needs and develop their learning and success. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, going to the gym, and spending time with her loved ones.
Amber is a passionate programmer with an academic background in computer science. She loves programming teaching others about computer science. Along with computer science, Amber has a strong background in mathematics, English, geography, history and science. She has tutored students in a variety of subjects, and she is excited to continue to help students reach their academic goals!
Jessica has a Master’s degree in French and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been teaching for the last 12 years and she currently teaches French in a school in Mississauga. She previously taught in Dubai. Her expertise lies in languages.
Mustansir is a 4th year Mathematics student at the University of Waterloo. He grew up in Pakistan, and moved to Waterloo in 2019 to start his undergraduate degree. He speaks 2 languages; English and Urdu fluently. Throughout high school, Mustansir has had experience with teaching. He used to tutor his peers and juniors in Mathematics and sometimes Physics. During his time at university, Mustansir continued tutoring, although not in a professional capacity. He just wanted to help his friends and juniors with the courses they were having trouble with. He’s generous like that.
Mustansir is planning to graduate in May 2024 and wants to pursue a career in software development. He is enrolled in a co-op program and has completed 3 internships, the last of which gave him the opportunity to work in person in Tokyo, Japan for 4 months, during the Fall Term. And yes, this was an incredible amount of fun. Finally, his interests include go-karting, Formula 1, speed cubing, chess, volleyball, and table tennis.