Matt holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with fourteen years of experience as a lecturer at the university level. Matt has also been a teacher at the high school level, and he has tutored students at both levels. The courses Matt can teach as a tutor include but are not limited to:
1) Physics grades 11 and 12.
2) Mathematics in all levels
3) Advanced Functions
5) Data Management
In addition, based on Matt’s academic background, he is fully ready to be engaged in tuition for university level courses which include all branches of Mathematics in Engineering, Numerical Analysis, and Mechanical Engineering related courses.
It is also notable that Matt can tutor some Engineering software packages such as MATLAB, Office tools, AutoCAD, EES, Carrier and HVAC.
Matt’s first goal in both tutoring and teaching is to inspire students to be successful people in their future career.
Making connections with his students is Matt’s first step in tutoring and teaching. Identification of the student learning approach and adjusting his tuition and teaching based on student needs is a very crucial step towards success. Matt believes that motivation of the student and informing them about the applications and importance of what they are working on must be accomplished all the times, so that the student understands how his/her effort can be valuable.
Nancy completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Pure Mathematics and French studies at York University in 1999. In the same year, she also completed a Bachelor of Education degree having done a 3-year consecutive program at York University.
Nancy wanted to be a teacher from as far back as she can remember. She knew she wanted to teach math ever since her first grade 9 high school math lesson. She thought math sounded so “cool”.
Upon graduating from university, Nancy began teaching math and Core French at a high school with the Toronto District School Board. She’s been teaching at the same high school for over twenty years. She is a seasoned expert.
Nancy loves her job and finds tutoring especially rewarding as it allows her to truly advance students’ math and French skills. In the process, she hopes to inspire students and change negative self-perceptions about math and French into positive ones. Nancy is well known for always fostering positive and trusting relationships with her students. She truly cares about her students’ achievement and well-being. She maintains a high level of excellence while responding to different needs.
Nancy’s in-depth knowledge of her subjects, many years of experienced, clear communication, engaging teaching style and her care and commitment to her students make her an excellent teacher and tutor.
Nancy is married and has a 12-year-old son and a 2-year-old dog named Scruffy. When she’s not working, Nancy enjoys walking her dog, being in nature and spending time with her family.
Shivani is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts in Performance Studies. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. In the past, Shivani has worked extensively as a dance and Taekwondo instructor for younger children as well as a camp counsellor for kids aged 6-12. Shivani enjoys designing leadership and personal development curriculums for educational and non-profit institutions, specifically designed for primary junior and middle school students. She loves creating unique programs that combine education and play to encourage children to be an active participant in their education!
Damien has a Combined Honours degree in Biomechanics and Physiology, as well as an Education degree. Damien is a full-time grade 8 teacher with the Toronto district school board. He is qualified to teach all subjects at the grade 6, 7 and 8 level as well as the high school sciences. As an athlete himself he values a life and work balance. He spends most of his down time Coaching Rugby (Provincially, Club & School Levels), Rock Climbing, Camping, Canoeing and intentionally getting lost in the woods looking for adventure with his dog and loved ones.
Abi is an Ontario Certified Teacher who is qualified to teach both Primary and Junior grades, and also was awarded Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus, with a double major in English (Co-op Program) and Sociology. After graduating in 2012, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Education with First Class Standing & Dean’s List Honours from Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay Campus, before working at Oxford Learning Centres as both a Learning Coach and the Little Readers’ Program Teacher, where she enjoyed engaging her students in a variety of ways, incorporating music and art in order to reinforce learning and foster joy during lessons. She also worked at the City of Toronto’s Fort York National Historic Site, as a Support Assistant, before moving to London, England, to work as a Primary School Teacher for three years. In the UK, she worked collaboratively with other teachers and across Year groups as she planned and delivered detailed lessons to children from 4 to 12 years of age.
Abi continually strives to be a source of positivity and aims to motivate her students to always try their best and work as hard as possible to achieve all of their dreams and goals. She hopes to instil within her students a life-long passion for learning, and inspire curiosity, as well as provide them with a sense of self-reliance and self-confidence in all areas of study and life. Her primary focus is to ensure that her students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment, so that they feel as if they can have fun and enjoy themselves as they learn.
In addition to her commitment to her students and education, Abi enjoys reading books, watching films and tv shows, and going on long walks with her dog, River. She dearly loves spending time with her large extended family, and is known as the fun ‘aunt’ to many of her cousins’ young children. She is also an avid traveller, who has travelled to over 30 countries already, and thoroughly enjoys exploring new places and going on spontaneous adventures with friends. She loves music and art and museums, and especially castles, so she loves visiting as many art galleries and museums as possible on her travels around the world and also at home in Toronto!
Camilia is a professional and passionate tutor with over 6 years of experience teaching and tutoring. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology, and is pursing her Doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Camilia is a certified ESL instructor, and has worked with students at a variety of grade and ability levels. Camilia loves teaching, learning, art, music, cooking and travelling. On her free time she takes photographs and runs outside 🙂
Tricia graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, as well as a Bachelor degree in Education. Tricia is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach Primary, Junior and Intermediate levels with additional qualifications in Senior Social Sciences and Special Education. Tricia currently teaches Grade 5 at the Durham Catholic District School Board, with prior experience teaching Kindergarten, as well as grades 5-12. She has a diverse and successful teaching background and a strong dedication to student achievement and success.
Tricia’s passion is education and her greatest inspirations are her students. “I learn from them as much as they learn from me and I am so fortunate to be in a position where I know I can make a difference in their lives.” She believes that her love for teaching has the ability to transform and inspire students’ love for learning. She goes above and beyond her written roles and responsibilities to ensure her students’ success. Tricia generates meaningful lessons that connect the curriculum and life itself and she takes the time to create an environment that will maximize the students’ learning abilities. She never gives up on her students and strives to help them reach the top no matter what. Tricia’s goal in this profession is to be an effective educator who leads and teaches young minds to become strong, smart, confident and compassionate global citizens. Tricia is truly invested in the success of all her students and will utilize every possible resource to create a learning experience that fosters the growth of ideas, knowledge, and kindness.
Outside of teaching, Tricia enjoys sports, music and art. She participates in organized sports such as basketball, volleyball and soccer. She plays musical instruments, such as guitar, piano, ukulele, and saxophone, and she enjoys photography and painting.
David completed his Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in 2011. He then pursued his Bachelors of Education at York University in 2012. While at York, David competed on the Varsity Tennis Team and achieved 2 gold medals. He is currently qualified to teach the following subjects: All Primary and Junior subjects, Health and Physical Education, French, ESL, Special Education, Cooperative Education, Religion and Science. His additional qualification courses allow him to teach all the way from primary to the senior level (K – 12).
David is a passionate and devoted teacher who is a Specialist in Health and Physical Education. He is currently teaching Health and Physical Education with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. For the last 10 years, he has devoted his time to working with kids in summer camps, tutoring, and summer school programs within the TCDSB, TDSB, and various private schools. David has many years of experience working with kids who have behavioural challenges, are ESL, and children who have special needs. He has worked with kids who are autistic, non-verbal, ADHD and who possess other learning differences. He has been able to create lessons that meet the needs of all of his students and helps to make learning fun and practical. He is a true believer that all kids have a passion for learning!
David is a huge sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching. He has worked with many kids from beginner to collegiate level athletes in basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis. David firmly believes that a healthy body allows for a healthy mind!
Tonya is a student in her second and final year at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and will be completing her Master’s of Teaching in the spring of 2021. She currently holds a 3.98 GPA and has completed multiple successful practicum placements in the TDSB, working with students ranging from kindergarten to grade 6. Additionally, Tonya has completed training in the delivery of Direct Instruction Programming, and she enjoys working with students in the area of remedial literacy.
Tonya has a warm and friendly personality and a special ability to build great rapport with the young people she works with. She has a keen interest in the growth and development of children and youth and is highly motivated to help students learn and prosper.
Haley is currently a second year International Education Studies major at Wilfrid Laurier University, which is the first program of its kind in Canada. She intends on graduating in 2023 and in the fall of 2021, Haley will complete her TEFL certificate. Her program gives her a unique education experience for teaching in international contexts and different education curriculums such as The Cambridge and The IB curriculum in various subjects.
Haley has worked with children in various environments, including a co-op term at John Wanless P.S., and volunteering with the Community Association of Riding for the Disabled (CARD). She developed her love for teaching during her volunteer work teaching children in Ecuador and Argentina.
Haley approaches teaching with patience, kindness, and positive reinforcement. She strongly believes that learning is not one-size fits all, and that creating bonds with students is an important part of connecting them with the learning material. When students connect with the material then a love for learning will follow.