CHRISTINA Z.

Christina is an elementary school teacher, currently at home on maternity leave. She is a homeroom teacher, certified to teach Grades 1-12, and has a passion for teaching math. She loves connecting with students, getting them excited about learning, and watching their skills and confidence grow! She has taken several courses upon graduation, including four Additional Qualification courses.

CHRISTINA G.

Christina graduated in April of 2020 from McGill University with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Her interests in school also extended to Gender Studies and Communications. In September of 2021 Christina will begin a Master’s Program focusing on International Economics and Policy. While at McGill, Christina tutored on behalf of the Sociology department, preparing students for upcoming exams and assignments. As well, Christina volunteered at the essay writing center, where she edited and assisted students with papers.
Christina’s passionate about literacy and believes that skills in reading and writing are fundamental to success in any subject. She has worked extensively with students with developmental and processing problems, working to help the students overcome difficulties and obstacles.
She has worked with children in different capacities, ranging from camp counsellor, swimming instructor, and tutoring. Christina believes being patient and firm while encouraging students is paramount to achieving goals.
Christina believes in developing and fostering relationships with each student in order to create a comfortable environment that allows the students to flourish and learn. She is a firm advocate for different learning styles and tries to incorporate a variety of techniques that deviate from standardized education, as she considers each student’s learning style to be unique and accommodable.
In her spare time, Christina volunteers as a peer support worker at a rehab center for addicts. She is fluent in Italian, enjoys reading, traveling, watching and playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.

CHARLES Z.

Charles Ziegler is a graduate student at OISE in Language and Literacies Education. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in English literature, Charles taught middle school ESL classes in Gwanggyo, South Korea specializing in TOEFL preparatory reading and writing. Charles enjoys reading, writing literature reviews, and playing jazz piano.

LYDIA S.

Lydia is always searching for opportunities to integrate her love of writing with her ongoing visual arts practice. She believes that a holistic approach to academic disciplines is the most effective strategy toward fostering a lifelong love of learning in her students.

Lydia graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University’s Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts program with a minor in English. At the conclusion of her undergraduate degree, she was granted the Ignition Award for Distinction in her program. She went on to graduate from Western University’s Master of Fine Arts program, in which she was awarded the Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, Chair’s Entrance Scholarship, as well as three Graduate Research Scholarships throughout the program’s duration. She is currently a teacher candidate at Brock University with teachables in English and Visual Art.

Lydia has experience with lesson planning, differentiated instruction, and designing assessments in both senior/intermediate English and Visual Art. She is also familiar with the corresponding curricula at the junior level. Lydia’s priorities include: fostering writing strategies for legibility and conciseness, employing invisible and ongoing assessments for- and as- learning, rubric deconstruction, information chunking, and executive function reinforcement (organizational strategies, focusing techniques, task-shifting strategies, self-monitoring, etc.)

When she is not teaching or tutoring, she spends her time reading, making art, and volunteering for arts organizations in Hamilton and London, Ontario.

JESSICA M.

Jessica has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education. She is a certified primary/junior teacher and has taken an Additional Qualification course in Special Education. Her goal as an educator is to help support every student academically, socially and emotionally to help them reach their full potential as lifelong learners. She has experience working with students with a variety of exceptionalities both in an after school setting and within the classroom. She strives to create lessons that accommodate all types of learning styles and incorporate student’s interests. Jessica strives to create a positive learning environment where all students can succeed. Outside of teaching Jessica enjoys spending time with her one-year-old niece, watching her learn and grow.

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.

JULIANA M.

Juliana is delighted to work as a tutor, as she has always had a strong passion for teaching and leadership. Currently, she is in her fourth year in the Health Sciences program at McMaster University and is completing a minor in French.

Juliana began learning French at a very young age as a student in a francophone school. From grades 7-12, she continued her studies in the Extended French program and had the opportunity to participate in several French public speaking competitions. In high school, Juliana more fully discovered her passion for the sciences and found a way to pursue her love for both French and Science in university. After Juliana’s second year, she had the privilege of participating in a French summer exchange program in France, which offered her an unparalleled learning experience while being immersed in the richness of the culture.

As the eldest of five children and having extensive volunteer and work experience with children ranging from grades 1-12, Juliana has gained practical experience in teaching and leadership. Juliana believes in the importance of forming meaningful relationships with her students and working together to find specific ways to help them achieve their goals. Juliana hopes to share her love for learning while creating a healthy environment where each student feels encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

 

JILL B.

Jill Ann has a Bachelor of Applied Science honours degree from the University of Guelph, as well as Advanced ECE and a TESL certificate. She has taught students for many years. She teaches students from Kindergarten through high school, as well as adult students. She primarily teaches English and math, but also helps with other subjects. Her passion is to help students learn and succeed.

RYAN R.

Ryan is an OCT Certified Teacher who graduated with an Honours Bachelor in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University. He has taken his Biology, Special Education, and Junior division qualification courses. He is a passionate HCDSB High School Teacher with a specialist in Biology and is currently teaching Science at Corpus Christi High School. Ryan has previously been a Special Education Resource Teacher where he helped his students build skills that helped them to be successful in High School. He has tutored students from grades 4-12 in math, language, and science. Ryan believes that learning can be fun when students can see the value behind what they’re doing.

SERENA P.

Serena has a Bachelor of Education with a variety of experience working with children in daycare, clinic, and classroom settings. Her goal as an educator is to support students in becoming confident self-directed learners. Serena is excited about teaching and inspiring children to succeed. She engages students with curriculum material in a meaningful way by ensuring her lesson plans are geared towards students’ personal interests. Serena involves children with hands-on activities, such as experiments, manipulatives, and physical activity. She strives to create a positive and engaging environment for all learners.

Serena lives in Toronto and loves to infuse her interests in visual arts, fitness, and the outdoors into her lessons. By taking a holistic approach to education, she is inspired to support mental health and well-being. Serena hopes to share her passion for education with students and help them discover their true potential.