WARDA S.

Warda is a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She has completed multiple internships in various engineering fields from Manufacturing Analyst at Centra Industries, to Software Assurance at i4i, to Sales Engineer at HTS. She is currently on her fifth coop term as a Mechanical Designer at Smith and Andersen. Besides work and school, Warda loves to volunteer and spends her time giving back to the community. She has accumulated over 150 volunteer hours, through participation at summer camps for kids with disabilities and at animal shelters. Warda has prior experience mentoring kids from her coop position at i4i, where she discovered her passion for tutoring. She believes in being a role model to her students, helping them develop both hard and soft skills, that will be beneficial for their future. And when she is not busy working, studying or teaching, she loves to paint and read!

MAE M.

Mae graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science, where she majored in Mathematics. She then attended Niagara University
for a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education (Intermediate/Senior grade levels). She has taught intermediate/senior math extensively as a tutor, as a classroom teacher, and as a Kumon instructor. Mae enjoys challenging students and helping them reach their potential. She is looking forward to helping students boost their academic skills and confidence in math, and she believes how important it is to build on those skills! When she is not working with students, Mae enjoys eating different cultural food, going on nature walks, trying out new candle scents, and watching mystery crime shows!

DINA S.

Dina is an Ontario Certified Teacher with qualifications in high school mathematics and science. For over ten years, she has successfully tutored grade 7 to 12 math, and has worked with a wide range of students. She believes in helping students master essential skills by taking a student-centered approach, encouraging problem solving skills, and creating
a solid foundation from which they can build upon. Aside from tutoring, Dina enjoys spending time with her family, taking road trips, and playing board games.

PAOLA G.

Paola is a retired teacher with 35+ years of teaching experience in both elementary and high school. Her qualifications include: BA (York University) Bachelor of Education (UofT), Primary/Junior, Junior Part 1&2, Intermediate/Senior, Special Education Part 1, Guidance Part 1&2, Co-operative Education Specialist. Paola has taught elementary grades 3-8, as well as being a Special Education Teacher, and Guidance Counsellor. In addition, she has taught English (gr.9 and 10), Learning Strategies (gr. 9 and 10) and Co-operative Education Courses (gr. 11 and 12). She has been a Tutor since 2017.

STEPHEN P.

Stephen has tutored extensively in all areas of advanced mathematics, including calculus/vectors, and has successfully guided students through AP Calculus and the IB math program. He especially enjoys working on problem-solving strategies. Stephen also has several years of experience with all aspects of SSAT, SAT, ACT, and MCAT preparation, including guiding students through the often arduous university application process.
He also enjoys working with students at all levels across many subjects. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature, specializing in English and French,. Stephen’s primary research focus was the nineteenth-century novel. He has also received his MBA from the University of Warwick in the UK, .
Finally, Stephen has a real passion for literature, history, and philosophy, spending his free time delving into contemporary works. Stephen has recently taken a liking to nineteenth and twentieth-century history, and believes that as citizens we benefit when we have a fuller understanding of the past.

AMMA O.

Amma is a primary teacher who obtained her Bachelor of Education from York University in 2014. Amma is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and is currently with the Toronto District School Board. Amma enjoys working with students in the primary grades on all subjects. Amma believes in the importance of building a solid relationship with her students and families for student academic achievement. In addition to teaching, Amma is currently finishing her computer science degree at Algoma University. She enjoys drumming and coding in python.

AMANDEEP K.

Amandeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education with teachables in Mathematics and Economics – and a Master’s degree in Mathematics. She has taught math extensively in both Canada and in India. Most recently, Amandeep has taught senior level math with a center-based tutoring company in the GTA. When not helping students to love math, Amandeep loves to cook and enjoys reading.

URHAI B.

Urhai Bahram is an Occasional Teacher with the York Catholic District School Board and is OCT qualified. She has been working as a classroom teacher for 3 years, and has additional experience as an educational assistant for students with multiple exceptionalities. She graduated from York University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and in 2017 with a Bachelor of Education. She also holds Additional Qualifications in Special Education Part 1, Teaching Students With Communications Disorders, Mathematics Part 1, Kindergarten Part 1, Reading Part 1 and Drama Part 1. Urhai’s journey in education has always seemed effortless to her as she loves making a difference in children’s lives. Teaching is a way of serving communities and delivering an inclusive curriculum to all, which Urhai strives to do through relationship building with students and families. Some of the things she enjoys doing are going for walks, watching TV shows and dancing.

ANNA R.

Anna holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Chemistry, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She likes children and wants to help them grow and succeed. She believes in an individualized approach to teaching, making a connection with her students to address their specific learning style.

Anna likes travelling, camping, visiting museums, reading, and writing children’s books and poetry. She is also a published author! Her poems *Canada Day Party*, *Quarantine! You Are In*, and *A Wildlife Concerto* were selected by Polar Expressions Publishing to be among the top entries in their 2019, 2020, and 2021 Annual National Poetry Competitions, respectively. These poems were published in the *Patterns, Broadcast,* and *Behold* Collections of Canadian Poetry archived in Ottawa. She has also self-published 30 children’s books.

Ashley P.

Ashley is a current student at York University completing her Bachelor of Education. Her areas of qualification are in Business and Social Science at the Intermediate/Senior levels. Having attended French Immersion, she is also fluent in French and continues to teach the language to students she’s currently tutoring. In addition to these 1-on-1 sessions, she is working as an Emergency Supply Teacher with the YCDSB. Ashley is a trained SSAT coach, and she enjoys helping students prepare to write this exam.

Prior to pursuing a career in Education, Ashley spent 5 years in the Marketing and Advertising industry working on campaigns for Bell Mobility, BMO and Toyota. Working towards a degree in Education allows her to combine her passion for Business with that of teaching. For Ashley, there is no greater reward than watching her students learn, grow and excel, both in school and in life.

Outside of the classroom, Ashley enjoys playing and watching sports, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies.