Cristina is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Aurora, Ontario, and moved to Waterloo to complete an Undergraduate Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University majoring in Psychology and minoring in History. Cristina discovered a passion for teaching and working with children through volunteering with different organizations so went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Through teaching, she has been able to foster her love of Math and Literacy. Cristina creates engaging lesson plans that strengthen existing skills and cater specifically to the individual needs of her students. She believes that by building a strong connection with her students it will assist her to better meet their needs and learning goals. She finds these mentoring and learning experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding. Cristina grew up with a deep love of travelling and mountaineering and has completed a 180 kilometres trek across the Dolomites mountains in Italy.
Amanda is currently doing her Masters in Environmental Studies at York University. Her research looks at integrating more environmental education into mainstream schooling. She believes that this will allow students to learn nature-based coping strategies and for students to be able to practice mindfulness in the classroom.
She has a passion for teaching math and understands that it can be a struggle for some students. She tries to make the lessons as engaging and relatable as possible so students are able to make personal connections with the material. Amanda’s passion for teaching grew as she became more familiar with environmental education and the importance of building a positive relationship with nature. Her ultimate goal is to create a learning environment where her students feel like it’s okay to make mistakes and ask questions.
In 2014, Johnathan completed his Bachelors of Science (Honours) Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. Johnathan then went on to York University to earn his Bachelor of Education specializing in Intermediate/Senior Health and Physical Education and Geography. Since graduating he has completed additional qualifications in Intermediate Mathematics.
Johnathan’s view on education stems from the belief that every student can and will be successful. Along with his qualifications in math, geography, and physical education Johnathan also has a rich Science background focusing in Biology, Physiology and Human Kinetics.
Outside of teaching, Johnathan is a huge fan of athletics. He is still currently active in recreational soccer and basketball leagues and loves watching many sports ranging anywhere from the NFL to the English Premier League.
Connor Gonsalves is an Ontario certified teacher. He grew up in Aurora, Ontario, before completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. In Ottawa, Connor discovered a passion for education while teaching friends concepts from engineering courses. He made the switch to education and has not regretted it once. Through teaching, he has had the exciting experience of sharing a love of math and science with his students. Connor is active in the hockey community by reffing in Aurora and convening a men’s hockey league in Newmarket during the summer. He is finishing his Bachelor of Education at Ontario Tech University and will graduate in December. Post-graduating, he plans to supply in YRDSB or DDSB and then teach abroad for September. Connor believes that the most effective way to teach math and science is by connecting information to what students already know to help them understand the content. Connor is very passionate about his plants, anime, Star Wars, and going to the gym. He will definitely try and connect lessons to one of those topics at least once, be prepared!
Alex has a Bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Ontario Tech University. He has tutored extensively for the past few years and his tutoring experience is in Mathematics, Physics & STEM – at secondary & post secondary level. Alex encourages his students to achieve their full potential and reach their academic goals – he is passionate about math & science and an engaging tutor.
He is currently working as an engineer in the space industry where he has hands on experience with computer, electrical & mechanical engineering research, design & development and test engineering. Alex is proficient in computer programming and STEM subjects. He also loves coding and teaching beginner coding. In his free time, Alex likes to hike and relaxes by solving complex jigsaw puzzles.
Amy graduated in April of 2021 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts and a Double Major in French and Philosophy, as well as a Minor in Italian and Cultural Studies. She is currently a teacher candidate at OISE/University of Toronto Master of Teaching program and will complete her Masters in 2023. Amy has worked with students of all ages in academic, athletic, and extracurricular environments. This past year she was given the opportunity to teach within the YCDSB as an elementary school teacher. It has provided her with much joy and valuable teaching experience. Her role required her to adapt accordingly, being able to time manage, organize efficiently, create a safe, fun, and educational space for her many students, and provide diversified methods of learning as every child retains knowledge at a different capacity. Amy can tutor French & Math at primary/junior levels as well as French, English, Philosophy and Italian to secondary levels. It is Amy’s goal to aid every child in the success of their learning. She strives to not only help students improve on an academic level but allow them to dig deeper and realize their capabilities.
Kelly Johnson is a certified teacher who has been teaching in Ontario for over 20 years. If you are looking for an expert in her field, with a special knack for making connections and working with children to develop a positive mindset toward learning and improvement, Kelly is the tutor for your child. A true professional, Kelly is a lifelong learner. She understands that learning can present challenges, but there is always a path for growth when you have the right help. Kelly has earned Part 1 of Special Education and her Guidance Specialist. She is currently working on earning her Teacher Librarian additional qualification. Patient and kind, Kelly will help even the most reluctant learner begin to advocate for themselves and take accountability for their engagement in their studies. Her students will tell you that they enjoy her sense of humour, her caring nature and her calm disposition. It won’t take long for your child to warm up to Kelly and begin their learning journey. She enjoys teaching literacy and she is an avid reader – a lover of all books. In addition to being a teacher, Kelly is a wife and mom to two children and one furry animal named Buddy. When your child works with Kelly, you will see that she is compassionate and committed to their success.
Sen is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He completed his M.Sc and M.Ed.He is currently working on his doctoral program at the University of Toronto. Sen has taught in a variety of school settings, including both the Catholic and Public School Boards and Private Schools in the Intermediate and Senior Divisions. Sen’s empathy, positive attitude, enthusiastic leadership and responsibility, are some of the characteristics which he brings forth as a result of his experiences with teaching students. His goal is to teach so that learning feels fun and that his students feel comfortable to make mistakes and ask questions. In his spare time, Sen enjoys listening to Indian classical music, going for walks, and cooking.
Alessia is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a variety of teaching experiences. She completed an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Toronto. During her time there, she discovered her passion for teaching while volunteering for an after school hands-on science program in Toronto schools. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at York University, and is currently working as a teacher with her local school board. Alessia is qualified to teach all grades, and has tutored and taught students from kindergarten to twelfth grade in math, reading, writing, and science. She has also worked with new English Language Learners and students with a variety of abilities, always catering lessons to their specific learning needs.Alessia is passionate about teaching math and science and always aims to make every lesson a positive and engaging experience by focusing on students’ strengths and interests. She believes that a student’s mindset is the most important part of learning, so she always encourages students to make mistakes, persevere, ask questions, and think with a growth mindset.
Spencer is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He grew up in Newmarket and then moved to London to earn an Undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Western. Following this he completed his Bachelor of Education at Nippissing University and teaches General Science, History & Chemistry at high school levels. Spencer developed a love for hockey, cycling and golf in his early years and continues to today. His involvement with sport has helped him develop leadership qualities that led him to a career in education. Spencer strives to encourage and motivate his students to work to the best of their abilities and is a great one/one instructor.
During the summer months, Spencer runs Junior Golf Camps and during the winter he coaches minor Hockey players.