Matt is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), and Economics Faculty member at a private school in York Region. He teaches both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics and runs the investment club at the school. Matt has taught students that have been accepted to economics programs at the institutions of Harvard, University of Chicago, and top Canadian universities. He has written economics curriculum for the AP College Board, attended professional development all over the world and is in the process of becoming an AP College Board Reader and Consultant – marking AP exams and instructing AP teachers. Matt loves inspiring students and introducing them to the world of Economics and is a great tutor. In Matt’s free time, if he isn’t hitting a squash or tennis ball, he is spending his hours creating financial literacy content.
Nicole is an Early Childhood Studies Graduate from Ryerson University. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Education in the Primary/Junior Division at York University, where she is continuing to build upon her skills as an educator. During her Undergraduate program, she had many hands-on field placement opportunities including working in a Childcare Centre, Early Intervention Centre with children with Autism and a Public School. These placements provided an opportunity for her to plan lessons for a variety of grade levels with diverse needs. Nicole knew she wanted to pursue a career in education from a young age. She worked as a Swimming Instructor for children aged 3-13 and in the summer months, Nicole works as a Camp Counsellor/Specialist in an Art, Dance and Music based camp. Nicole has a deep passion for incorporating the arts in her learning experiences with students. Outside of work and education, Nicole enjoys yoga, meditation, listening to music and playing the guitar. She is incredibly kind and patient with every child she works with. She ensures that she gets to know the needs, interests and abilities of each of her students to ensure that her teaching is meaningful, effective, and relatable. She believes that this is an important step in creating a strong connection with her students and ultimately creating a learning environment that is welcoming, fun and comfortable for each learner. Nicole is interested and is always learning new teaching methods and strategies to ensure that she is granting each child with the optimal learning experience.
Amy is a student-teacher completing the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University with a physics and math degree. Amy is going to be an Ontario Certified Teacher in the Intermediate/Senior division upon her graduation. She grew up in China and completed her high school diploma in Markham under the Ontario Curriculum. As a student teacher, Amy has extensive practical teaching experiences through practicum placements throughout her undergraduate and B.ED degree, employment experience of summer camps, and successful tutoring experiences. Amy is warm and energetic; she always builds a great rapport with her students and tries to help them succeed using differentiated instructions. She finds supporting her students to achieve their goals and success is gratifying and enjoyable. In her spare time, Amy loves cooking, watching TV series, animations, playing games, and searching for her life source – Bubble tea
Kritrika is a highly qualified teacher with a Master’s degree in engineering and technology. In addition, she holds a dual bachelor’s degree in technology and education. After completing University she worked as an Asst. Professor teaching B.Tech students for 4 years.
Kritika has taught internationally and is now working as a STEM teacher at a private school in the GTA. She is completing her certification as a Primary/Junior teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers this spring. She is familiar with the full Ontario curriculum for KG-G6 and can teach math to G7 & G8.
Kritrika loves to engage students in different activities and quizzes. Her teaching style has evolved into a personalized student-centered approach which makes learning difficult concepts easier and fun.
Enerstine completed an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting and Financial Management and Masters of Accounting from University of Waterloo. She has successfully completed the 2020 Common Final Examination (CFE) for the Canadian CPA designation. She is employed in public accounting and is familiar with the application of IFRS, ASPE and ASNPO accounting standards. She is passionate about teaching and working with students. She has been a teaching assistant throughout her university and master’s career. During her free time, she helps out with different local mentorship program that works with youths. Enerstine believes that by building a strong relationship with her students, she can better provide a tailored teaching plan to support each student’s individual needs.
Sharoon is an Ontario certified teacher in Biology and General Science. He has a Master of Science degree and a French language certificate.
He learned French during his schooling and also participated in a French Immersion program in Quebec. He has taught High School Core French and Science in the public and private school systems.
His interests include traveling, languages, nature, food, movies and music among other things.
He enjoys helping students to improve and grow in their learning and looks forward to contributing positively to the Prep Academy Tutors experience.
Liesbeth graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master’s degree in Law, and minors in Art History and Italian. In the winter of 2015 her family moved to Canada where Liesbeth became a teacher at a private school and taught Law, History , ESL and French. She is passionate about languages, as she believes they open doors to new worlds, travels and cultures, leading to more understanding. Liesbeth approaches her teaching with the belief that anyone can learn a new language. She values both developing the speaking part and clarifying the grammar maze. With 15 years of experience in tutoring languages, she loves to help students reach their highest potential. Liesbeth has enjoyed an adventurous life filled with travels, work experiences and a beautiful family – she brings her enthusiasm for life into her teaching and hopes to inspire her students to reach their potential.
Lilit is an Ontario Certified Teacher qualified to teach ESL in Intermediate and Senior Divisions. Lilit has a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in English and a Master’s degree in ESL from the American University of Armenia. Lilit has extensive experience in teaching students in different grades, as she has worked as an English Language Teacher and an ESL teacher both in Canada and in Armenia. Her teaching experiences have provided her a great deal of insight into the diverse learning needs of students. Lilit is a caring and a supportive teacher who is passionate about helping students excel in their studies. She is committed to providing a positive and a caring learning environment for her students, while easily adapting to their learning needs. In her spare time Lilit enjoys listening to music and reading.
For the past 5 years, Chris has been teaching, coaching, and inspiring students to reach their full potential in both their academic and athletic abilities. In 2019, he graduated from York University completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in Health Science with high honours. Currently, he is in his second year of the BEd program at York University specializing in intermediate/senior Physical Education and Science. Chris has had the privilege and experience to supply teach at numerous elementary and secondary schools in York Region. In addition to this, he has been working as a private tutor, sports coach, fitness instructor, and personal trainer.
Reflecting on his experience as an educator, he has realized the importance of forging strong academic connections and relationships with his students. Through his ability to connect to his students individually, Chris has been able to learn from his students’ strengths and difficulties to determine the necessary steps required to bridge gaps in student learning. His strengths lie in subjects such as Biology, Science, Social Science, and English.
Chris wants to have the most positive impact on the lives of every student that he works with through his ability to keep students inspired and motivated about their learning through the use of technological modalities. Chris is a motivated and inspired teacher who loves to share his passions for food, health, fitness, and technology.
Rilla Silber, an Ontario Certified Teacher, developed her passion for working with children in her teens. She grew up in Toronto and completed her Bachelor of Education and Psychology at York University. For 40 years, she taught with the York Region District School Board, retiring in 2017.
Rilla enjoyed her years in the classroom working with students from Grades 1 to 4. As a teacher librarian for 20 years, she was able to share her love of reading with her students. For her last 11 years, she worked as a student support teacher with Special Education students. The small group environment allowed her to build strong relationships with her students who received individual and group instruction in Language Arts and Math. Rilla also worked with parents and classroom teachers on her students’ IEPs.
For the last 3 years, Rilla has been supply teaching at private schools (JK to 5) and working as an educational assistant in nursery school. She has experience with diagnostic testing and EQAO.
Rilla grew up with a deep love of travel and has taken the opportunity to explore the world since her retirement from teaching. She has visited India, China and Peru; her dreams of seeing the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and Macchu Pichu have all been fulfilled. She hopes to continue travelling in the future. More recently, Rilla has been playing majong and canasta, and is learning to play bridge. She enjoys golfing and hiking, and spending time with her family and her dog Chloe.
Rilla looks forward to working with your child, using her teaching experience to help your child achieve success.