GREG W.

Greg is a highly motivated and qualified individual with a strong academic background and teaching credentials. Holding a Bachelor of Education from UBC, Vancouver (Secondary) and an Honours BA in Education (Teacher Stream) from Trent University with a major in History, Greg achieved recognition on the Dean’s List. Furthermore, he graduated with honors from the American School of Paris, receiving the prestigious ‘Excellence Award’ and Scholarship (Lyle Nicholl Award) upon graduation.

In the realm of teaching, Greg has undertaken various significant roles. As a student teacher at Vancouver Tech Secondary School and Charles Tupper Secondary School in 2023.
Beyond academic achievements, Greg has a wealth of experience in practical teaching environments. Serving as a Day Camp Instructor and Coordinator at the Sports & Wellness Center from May 2019 to August 2022, focussing on programming thematic units and sports activities for diverse age groups. His proficiency in supervising children with varied learning and healthcare needs, coupled with effective communication with both facility management and parents, underscores his ability to navigate multifaceted responsibilities.
At Peterborough Youth Space (September 2021 – July 2022), Greg assumed the role of a Tutor and Mentor for marginalized youth in the ‘Downtown Youth Space,’ providing valuable support for those facing social and educational challenges. His engagement as a Tutor for The Peterborough Petes OHL team in June 2020 – September 2020 further exemplifies his dedication to connecting with students and delivering engaging curriculum content.
With a global perspective acquired from living abroad for seven years and fluency in French, Greg brings a unique and diverse skill set to any educational setting. Currently pursuing a Recreational Pilot’s License, he continues to broaden his horizons and remains committed to excellence in both academic and practical aspects of education.

Mashiat A.

Mashiat, (or Mash, which she likes to be called), is a recent OISE Masters of Teaching candidate on route to get her official Ontario Teaching Certification (OCT)! Two years ago, Mash started her own martial arts program in Mississauga and has been growing it since. She teaches karate to a group of talented young children, and dreams about opening up her own school. Mash has been doing and teaching martial arts/fitness for over 8 years, and this is what inspired her to become a classroom teacher. She specializes in teaching English and Writing in the Junior/Intermediate stream, but loves teaching science and social studies, as well. She’s currently working on acquiring additional qualifications to become a science teacher!

Mash speaks English, Bengali, Hindi, and has taken classes in Japanese. (By no means an expert, but she’s working on it). She did an “overseas” internship over the summer of peak COVID years, so it was definitely online, where she tutored Japanese university students who wanted to learn English. On top of this, Mash believes that children are the future of this whole world. It is her goal in life to make an impact and help them not only be successful in their education, but to help them believe in themselves and their potential. As she’s on her way to become an official classroom teacher, she’s looking to grow herself by tutoring and giving back to her community. She doesn’t particularly enjoy writing about herself in the third person, so she hopes soon she will meet you in person to have an in depth conversation. She can’t wait to get started!

JACLYN M.

Jaclyn is an Ontario and British Columbia certified teacher. She received her Bachelor of Education in 2021 following her undergraduate degree in psychology. After teaching grades 1-8 in Ontario for the past two years she is now enjoying her third year of teaching and her first year as part of the Vancouver School Board.

Jaclyn also has over three years of tutoring experience including a diverse range of students and subject areas. Jaclyn prides herself on really getting to know her learners. When tutoring she creates individualized, engaging and hands-on educational opportunities catered to the learning styles of each learner she works with.

Jaclyn is an easy-going, patient and reliable individual. In her free time she enjoys reading, board games, watching sports and any activity outdoors.

Haisam Z.

Haisam is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He grew up in the Middle East, and moved to Canada when he was 14. He completed his schooling and attained his Bachelors of Science and Education from Western University and U of T in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He is confident that he has the skills and qualifications as well as the passion to work with high school students. Having worked as a high school teacher since 2016, from private schools such as Blyth Academy and Burlington Royal Arts Academy, and several international high schools while abroad in the U.K., followed by securing a position as a teacher within the York Region and Simcoe County district school boards where he works currently, Haisam feels that his past work experience would make him an ideal candidate to provide one on one instruction as a high school tutor. Haisam has continually tutored high schoolers which has further helped him realize the beauty of inspiring and motivating others to be the best they can be, and it has convinced him that the teaching profession is his passion. As a teacher, Haisam seeks to ignite the passion and innate curiosity within the students to want to learn by instilling within them the desire for self-discovery. Once instilled and the interest is developed, he guides and facilitates the students’ personal journey of self-discovery. This passion is what would drive them towards an enduring learning experience. Furthermore, he’s a firm believer in developing a rapport with students to make every moment of their time during his teaching as comfortable and welcoming as possible. Haisam is also an avid fan and practitioner of several sports such as amateur wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, track and field, and badminton.  As a tutor, Haisam can help students ace their performance in sciences and mathematics, and also help them be better athletes as a bonus! After all, health  is our greatest wealth and so a healthy body is a healthy mind


TARA B.

Hi my name is Tara and I am a high school teacher in the subject areas of English and Geography mainly. I have over seven years of teaching experience in both these subjects and in Special Education. I have also taught on a 1-1 basis for learners both in mainstream and with special educational needs. I have taught English as an additional language to many learners who have arrived to the country with little to no English. I also have experience in teaching children in elementary school both in mainstream and in special education too.

I studied a three year Joint Bachelor of Arts degree in the subjects of English & Geography and a two year Professional Masters of Education, both in University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

I have made the exciting move to North Vancouver from Ireland and I am very excited to develop my skills and teaching experience here. I really enjoy working with children and I feel a great sense of reward when they develop their understanding of areas that were once very difficult for them to learn about and comprehend. I also love to create a learning environment where the learner feels confident to ask questions and engage in a way that they feel excited to learn. I create this learning experience by having multi-sensory classes therefore each learner can thrive in a way that suits their learning style and needs.

I really look forward to working with your child and I will do my best in creating a fun, caring and learning environment.

 

HOLLY W.

Holly W. is an established and passionate math teacher with over 8 years of professional experience. She found her love of math through tutoring students to pass their exams and graduate in her hometown in Wales. From there she moved to Oxford where she gained her teaching qualifications whilst achieving her Bachelor of Education.
Since then, Holly has taught classes of up to 40 students, aging from 11 to 18 and has enjoyed helping students of all abilities gain confidence in their mathematical skills. She has encouraged students in all sets to achieve as high a grade as possible, and has a vast success rate of students improving and passing exams. Developing a student’s mindset is equally as important as understanding the work, which she has achieved through the forming of good relationships to understand a student’s unique needs and adapting her methodology accordingly.
Holly has tutored both individuals and groups in person and online. Having experience of teaching digitally during covid enhanced Holly’s ability to interact and communicate with students and parents in diverse situations.
Holly’s love of the cold and ice hockey has brought her to Canada. After travelling the entirety of the country in 75 days, and camping for most of them, she is excited to settle in Vancouver and return to her love of teaching students.

 

 

 

 

SALLY B.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

CINDY Y.

Cindy is originally from Taiwan and speaks fluent English and intermediate Spanish as well.
Cindy possesses certificates of teaching Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign/Second language. She has over 6 years of experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese, along with the experiences in teaching English in the rural areas of Taiwan, Peru, Spain and Thailand. Her students’ ages are from 6 years old all the way to 60 years old with different backgrounds.
During her working period in Mexico, she helped her students prepare and pass the annual YCT language level tests. Furthermore, for her online students, she designed comprehensive lesson plans to help them with the school level tests as well as the official language test such as HSK.
For beginners, Cindy will start with the materials including several daily topics and interactive games designed by herself.

Cindy is very outgoing, communicative and organized. She likes to travel, cook, hike and definitely enjoys learning about new cultures!

 

 

 

RYAN M.

Ryan, a dedicated third-year student at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is majoring in Computing Science with a minor in Mathematics. His academic journey reflects a strong commitment to mastering intricate algorithms and mathematical concepts.

Beyond academics, Ryan’s passion for education shines through his role as a Peer Educator Manager at SFU, where he excels in guiding and supporting fellow students, showcasing exceptional leadership and mentoring abilities. Prior to this role, Ryan served as a tutor for children at a prominent Canadian tutoring institution, further honing his teaching skills and dedication to educational excellence.

Ryan’s enthusiasm for technology and mathematics propels him to excel in both theoretical and practical domains. With a steadfast commitment to continuous growth, he aspires to be a future leader in computing science. His impressive work ethic, coupled with his exceptional teaching and leadership qualities, position him as a standout student at SFU, ready for success in the field.

 

 

 

 

 

INGRID L.

Ingrid was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She graduated from ESNECA College with a Masters Degree in Clinic Psychopedagogy and from The University of Monterrey with a Bachelors Degree in Psychopedagogy. She recently moved to Vancouver and she is currently studying an ECE Diploma. Her experience in teaching grades 1 to 6 and specialization in inclusion of ASD and learning difficulties in the classroom have strengthened her education background.

Ingrid is a dedicated and passioned teacher who believes that children should be cherished in a safe, loving, and comfortable learning environment. Her beliefs are inspiring students to grow as passionate learners by expanding the traditional subjects and creating out of the curriculum meaningful experiences and opportunities to act with integrity and empathy and to become impactful global thinkers.

Belonging to a caring family, has shaped her into a more compassionate, kind and understanding person. It has instilled in her a strong sense of responsibility and a desire to reciprocate the care and love received from her family to the people around her.

In her spare time, she enjoys long walks in the outdoors, connecting with nature, coffee with friends and reading a good book.