RYAN L.

 Ryan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Biochemistry Honors with a 3.9 GPA. He has consistently been in the Dean’s Honors List throughout his education. He spent his directed studies doing research on retrotransposons in S. cerevisiae and his Co-op studies helping to facilitate teaching for students in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences through learning technologies. He frequently enjoys helping to break down concepts for the people around him.Ryan believes in taking the time to understand the students’ difficulties before proceeding to teaching. He understands that the value in personalized tutoring only comes about once the student has an input in their learning and is actively participating to improve their skills. In Ryan’s free time, he enjoys playing chess, playing guitar, and singing.

TEJAS G.

Aspiring CPA, Tejas is training for post-graduation in professional accounting at Humber College. If numbers scare you, then he can be your go-to person for help. Finance, accounting, and business management are his forte. He finds that too much information overwhelms students which hinders understanding some simple concepts. And some textbooks are very dry to understand something challenging. Tejas’ approach to tutoring is to clarify concepts with simplicity and real business case scenarios. Whether it’s an assignment or a homework problem question he can assist the student at their pace of learning. He was a peer-assisted learning volunteer in the second year of his under-graduation. It was then that he realized that he enjoys teaching his friends and students in college. Tejas is easy-going, and inquisitive to learn and solve problems. He also has some cool study tips and tricks that he would be happy to share, which helped him score high grades throughout his high school and university. Besides academia and work life Tejas is an animal and nature lover. He has an adorable pet dog. He is a yoga practitioner, dancer and a trained yoga teacher from India.

With work experience of 2 years at a young Kombucha startup prior to his master’s education. Tejas gathered hands-on learning in accounting and operations in the food and beverage industry. It was his financial acumen that drew him to the field of accounting and pursue CPA in Canada. He has a bachelor’s in business management with a specialization in Finance from Mumbai University. He got third rank in the batch with a CGPA of 9.61. For his secondary education, he went to a boarding school where he followed Cambridge University board curriculum (IGCSE) and was a part of the student council as a cultural head. He got 90% aggregate in his high school.

ALYSSA A.

 Alyssa is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She knew she wanted to be an educator since the age of 6 through inspiration of her grade 1 teacher. Her passion continues to shine through as she furthers her learning through AQ (additional qualification) courses to best support her students. She is qualified in Special Education, Reading, Teaching Students with Communication Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder and teaches the primary and junior grades. Alongside her educational background, Alyssa has been tutoring for the past 4 years. She delivers interactive and differentiated lessons tailored to each student to ensure they are successful in their learning. When Alyssa is not learning, teaching or tutoring, you can find her exploring hiking trails or spending time with family.

CATHERINE A.

Catherine recently graduated from Langara College with a certificate as an Education Assistant. She currently works as a student support worker in a Life Skills class at a local high school. She believes students are capable of learning anything when given the proper attention and the chance to use their strengths. Catherine is positive, passionate, and supportive in everything she does. Her goal is to transfer from being an education assistant to an elementary school teacher. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature and reading.

LINDSAY H.

Lindsay graduated from the Concurrent Education program at Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Studies and a Bachelor of Education in the primary and junior divisions. Since then, she has obtained additional qualifications to enhance her practice in Reading and Mathematics along with to teach Intermediate English, Special Education, English as a Second Language.

Lindsay has experience in Canadian classrooms teaching Math, Language, Science, Social Studies and the Arts in Grades 1 through 8. She has also taught and tutored in Namibia, Peru and China.

Lindsay uses her passion and enthusiasm towards teaching and learning to establish a positive learning environment with her students. She believes an environment where questions are encouraged and mistakes are respected is one that will promote success in each child’s learning. Lindsay recognizes that learning is an individual process and thus works hard to tailor her instruction to use each student’s strengths in order to address their needs.

Lindsay has a passion for working with children both inside and outside the classroom. She spends her spare time coaching children’s soccer as well as volunteering in special education settings within her local school board.

SAM L.

Sam is an Ontario and BC certified teacher, currently working  for the Delta School District since 2019. He has trained at OISE in the University of Toronto and graduated with a Master of Teaching degree, following an Undergraduate Degree in Classics at Queen’s. He has taught grades from 5 to 9 and has tutoring experience with the same grade level, and is especially confident with Social Studies and Math in his grade level.

In his specialty subject of socials, he strongly believes in learning through the lens of historical thinking concepts  where the student discovers the importance of events through their own independent interpretations.

As Sam was born in Korea and has undergone the first years of his education there, he understands firsthand the experience of other systems of learning. Where mastery of processes is necessary, he believes there is value in practice makes perfect, but always encourages drawing their own conclusions, asking questions, and learning from regular feedback.

In his spare time, he loves to go to museums, read e-books, and play with his lovely and talkative cat George. He has also traveled on occasion to places such as Korea and Italy and remembers fondly the month-long volunteer trip to Italy in 2016 where he excavated, cleaned, and catalogued firsthand ancient artifacts in a small town of Cerveteri north of Rome as part of a team organized by Queen’s

AISHA G.

Aisha is a second-year industrial engineering student at the University of Toronto. She is also doing a minor in business. For the past 3 years, she has tutored high school students in various subjects; primarily math and science. She has also been tutoring two autistic students for the past 2 years. She has completed the SAT with 1510/1600, and she also completed the IB curriculum successfully (42/45).

Aisha has a very positive and motivating approach when it comes to tutoring. She understands that some topics may be easier and some might be hard. Therefore, she uses an analytical approach to understand where the student struggles and uses positive language and demeanor to fully support the student. She also communicates with the student’s parents regularly and provides feedback. To her, tutoring is a triangle between the tutor, the student, and the parents.

In her free time, she enjoys horse riding and hanging out with her friends. She also loves playing tennis and working out.

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.

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.

HEATHER F.

Heather received her Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University in 2004, majoring in English and History at the Intermediate/Senior level. She recently completed a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies and she has both ELL Part One and TESOL certification to work with English Language Learners.
In 2004, Heather worked for the Toronto Board of Education before moving to London, England where she worked for two years. Heather taught across the curriculum in Key Stage 3 (Canadian equivalent of Grades 7-9), specializing in working with students with behavioural and academic issues.
After leaving London, she went to Mexico where she worked at the American School of Puerto Vallarta, a private school focused on university preparation. She was the Head of the English/Social Studies Department. Throughout her time at ASPV, Heather designed and delivered a number of course including Media Studies, Drama, and Reading Comprehension through Science Fiction. Heather was also instrumental in creating a course for Grade 11 that focused in large part on SAT preparation. As well as teaching AP English, she also worked as an adjunct professor for Colorado Christian University teaching an accredited course in English Literature.
Heather believes that all students are capable of achieving success, particularly with the right motivation and individualized encouragement. Every student is different and each student requires their own unique approach. She believes that tutoring provides the ideal opportunity to create a positive environment for students to develop both the self confidence to learn from their mistakes and the belief that they can achieve their goals.