Professional, Caring and Knowledgeable Tutors.
We have the most fantastic, caring and professional tutors! Each tutor establishes a professional relationship as tutor for Beyond the Classroom as a result of a multi-level contract process. Tutors are selected based on their educational background, experience with children and their passion for teaching. They are also required to have a recent criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening.
We continue to support our tutor’s lifelong passion for learning by offering exclusive webinars for tutors on a variety of topics delivered by some of the best educators and thought leaders.
Learn more about some of our amazing tutors.
My name is Raman Pahal and I am currently a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership student at Niagara University. I completed teachers college in 2017 at Niagara University and my undergrad was done at McMaster University in Sociology. I have a strong passion for not only children, but also for teaching. I highly believe in, and encourage, growth mindset because optimism is everything. Thinking positive is the key to a growth mindset which is essential in one’s education and career. My interest in tutoring comes from the importance of one-on-one work with students to help them understand and ask more questions.
Kelly is currently in her first year of the primary/junior teacher education program at Brock University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University. Kelly has always had a passion for working with children and youth, and is well on her way to becoming an elementary school teacher. Kelly’s love for teaching has provided her with many opportunities for working with children and youth. She has language and math teaching experience in Grade 1 and has volunteered in various primary classrooms both in the Halton District School Board and the District School Board of Niagara. She has a lot of experience working individually with students in math, reading and writing.
Kelly’s early involvement working with kids began as a babysitter throughout high school. She also assisted and taught various dance classes at her local dance studio, creating dances for both the end of year recital and various summer camp programs. In university, Kelly volunteered with Reading Rocks Jr where she worked with students in kindergarten and grade 1 on developing their reading and writing skills. She also volunteered with the Recess Project Canada where she developed and ran various sports and clubs for students during recess.
Kelly has had many different experiences within the community throughout high school and university that have cemented her love of working with children and youth. In the various experiences from teaching dance to volunteering in different settings, she is able to recognize differences in children and their motivation and learning levels, how to efficiently educate and motivate them and the different processes it takes to work with children and youth. Kelly’s passions outside of the school include dance, travel and reading and in her spare time can be found with a cup of tea and a book in hand.
Campbell has a natural passion to serve those around her which makes teaching Campbell’s long-time dream and now, full time career. A true educator understands the importance of providing students with the education that surpasses curriculum and academic success but provides each student with a positive, encouraging and comforting experience where there is always room for self-growth and time to cultivate a meaningful relationship between the tutor/teacher and the students.
Campbell graduated from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario in 2016 with a Bachelors in Education in the Primary/Junior Division along with a Bachelor of Arts(Hons.), Major in Sociology and Minor in Gerontology. She has supplied for the District School Board of Niagara and has taught a grade 3/4-class full time at Royal Oak Community School in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Campbell created the movement of “Mindfulness Monday” at Royal Oak for students to share their thoughts and learn strategies to cope with struggles they may be battling. This movement promoted students to use higher-order thinking and taught students the value of inquiry-based learning. Recently, Campbell moved to Stratford, Ontario and is currently teaching as an Occasional Teacher for the Waterloo Region District School Board.
Campbell is confident in her ability to provide an engaging individualized learning setting that reaches and inspires all learners. As a teacher and tutor, it is her passion to allow for students to realize their full potential through creating memorable and unique experiences. Campbell enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, listening to music, shopping, watching The Maple Leafs (win) and travelling (preferably in the hot Summer months!) I look forward to my journey with Beyond the Classroom and welcome all students.
Stephanie has gained many years of experience working with children in a variety of roles including teacher, tutor, volunteer, and parent. She believes all children are unique, and strives to create a safe and nurturing environment to support various learning styles- where children are encouraged to be active participants in their education. Stephanie is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor with primary/ junior qualifications. She has also recently completed additional qualifications in Special Education Part 1 and Kindergarten Part 1 from Trent University.
Stephanie’s interest in teaching began when she worked as a peer summer school tutor for the Lambton Kent District School Board. She continued her teaching journey working with adult students as an ESL tutor for St. Clair College in Windsor, and worked as both a Little Reader Teacher, and Core Tutor at a Learning Centre in Thornhill. With the arrival of her two daughters, Stephanie’s focus became volunteering within the girls schools working one on one with struggling young readers in the Literacy Program both in York and Halton Region. Stephanie went on to develop and teach child centred art classes and summer camps at Mill Pond Gallery in Richmond Hill. For the past three years she has continued to make positive connections with students as a supervisor for the Halton District School Board. In her spare time Stephanie loves to spend time exploring the outdoors with her big Newfoundland and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Hi! My name is Becca and I am so excited to be working with Beyond the Classroom this year. I am an elementary supply teacher with the Halton District School Board with qualifications in primary and junior grades (all subjects), and intermediate English. I love working one-on-one with students to help them find their true capabilities and I try my best to make their tutoring experience fun according to their individual needs and interests. In addition to teaching and tutoring, I am passionate about watercolour painting, analyzing literature, and being outdoors. I can’t wait to meet you!
Lauren graduated from the University of Toronto at Mississauga in 2015 with an Honours Bachelor of Science. She completed majors in Psychology and Biology for Health Sciences. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at York University in the Primary/Junior divisions and will graduate in the spring of 2017. Lauren has extensive experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings. She has worked for six consecutive summers at a summer camp, where she works with children aged 5 to 10 years old and mentors staff members who are typically of high school age. Lauren has also worked with many students in academic settings. She has worked with university students on developing effective study skills and strategies at the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. In addition, she has tutored students from a range of grade levels. She is passionate about teaching and helping her students succeed!
I began sharing my passion for teaching at a very young age when I taught music to my peers in elementary school. I have always found teaching to be extremely fulfilling for me, and as my teaching career grows so does my enjoyment of helping others learn.
Jacqueline graduated from Nipissing University with her Bachelor of Education in 1998. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Exceptionality in Human Learning from the University of Toronto in 1996. She has extensive experience teaching in the primary and junior divisions and currently works for the Peel District School Board as an occasional teacher.
Judy Smith is an experienced teacher who has been working as a Primary/Junior supply teacher with Halton Catholic District School Board since 2003. She has experience teaching most grades from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and has been tutoring with Beyond The Classroom since 2013. tutoring students in reading, writing and math. I
enjoy reading, listening to music, photography, anything Disney related and
travelling anywhere a car, or plane will take me.
To work with children and be a teacher has always been my ultimate career goal and has defined my education choices.
I started my undergraduate studies at Sheridan College studying Early Childhood Education. After completing a two year Honours Diploma I continued my studies at Ryerson University in a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Last year I completed my studies in a Masters of Science in Childhood Education at Canisius College, which has certified me to teach students from kindergarten to grade 6.
I have always been passionate about teaching and helping children because I love how rewarding the experience is. To instill knowledge in a child and see the moment that it all makes sense for them makes all the hard work worthwhile. One thing that I have learned about myself as teacher working with my students through Beyond the Classroom is to be prepared with a variety different methods to teach a concept. Each student learns differently, and in order to ensure the student receives the most from the session it is important to prepared a variety of activities in different learning styles.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become a teacher. I am so happy and grateful that my lifelong dream to teach and enduring passion for literacy and learning has now become a reality for me in so many different ways!
I graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English Literature in 2008 and then from the University of Toronto with a Primary/Junior Bachelor of Education degree in 2009. I also pursued my interest in children with special needs and learning differences by taking a Special Education course that year as well.
Since then, I have been lucky enough to become a supply teacher with the Halton school board and with the Burlington and Oakville Fern Hills schools. As an extra bonus to this daily teaching, I have enjoyed being an after-school tutor for the last 2 years. From Kindergarten phonics, elementary school-level reading, writing, French, and math, high school English, preparation for exams and the Ontario Literacy Test, university essay-writing, and study skills for all ages, I am always excited to help students improve, build confidence, and, most importantly, enjoy and have fun with learning!
As a tutor with Beyond the Classroom, I love seeing the added benefits of the personalized, in-home tutoring experience and sharing my creative activities and enthusiasm with the wonderful students and families I have the pleasure of working with each week in Burlington and Oakville.