MILTON TUTOR PROFILES
Every Beyond the Classroom tutor is meticulously interviewed and evaluated to make sure they are dedicated, trustworthy, caring and nurturing. Because after all, they are responsible for so much more than just education. They help build the people we want our children to become.
Learn more about some of our amazing tutors, and start helping your child today.
Avril is a retired teacher with many years of successful classroom teaching and counselling – over 12 at the elementary level, 4 at the high school level, and 18 at the college level. At all levels, Avril gained recognition as being a dedicated teacher with infinite patience, innate kindness, and with an ability to understand each student’s unique learning style and to customize instructional materials accordingly. Her overwhelming desire is to help each student achieve success and develop a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their life.
My name is Steve and I’m an French tutor with several years of experience working with children. I have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and am currently in the process of completing my TESOL certificate for teaching English as a second language. I’m a French native speaker and have always had a a passion for teaching languages. I really enjoy spending time helping students meet their goals in a fun and engaging way, and this is why I joined Beyond the Classroom! When I’m not working, I enjoy cinema and sports. I look forward to working with your children!
I am a self-motivated, high-performing professional who is passionate about working with children. In 2008, I graduated from York University with a Honours degree in History, following York, I completed my Masters of Science in Childhood Education at Daemen College. Additionally, I have an Honours diploma in Early Childhood Education from Sheridan College.
I have planned, implemented and assessed differentiated lessons to primary, junior and intermediate students. Through collaborative inquiry based lessons and activities, the students are able to create their own environment that allows them to explore subjects and issues through literature, critical thinking and their own experiences.
My name is Jaime and I’ve been working with children since I was in high school. In June 2012, I obtained my Teaching Degree in the primary and junior divisions at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. My first teaching position was in Kent, England, where I worked as a Year 4 classroom teacher for two years. It was a learning experience for both the children and myself, with nothing but wonderful memories. When I returned home in 2015 I began working as a supply teacher for the Upper Grand School Board until I received a position as a grade 1 teacher with the Halton District Board. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family, painting, reading a good book and daydreaming about where I’m going to travel next.
Hi! I’m Liz and I am a teacher candidate at Brock University. I am currently in the Concurrent Education program in my fifth and final year. I have completed my BA honours in History and also have English as a second teachable. Though I am not yet finished my Bachelor of Education, I have gained a lot of experience in teaching and tutoring through my placements and past employment opportunities. I have provided private tutoring to families as well as working in a group tutoring setting on math and reading. In this setting, I worked with many different children with different learning styles. Placement opportunities thus far have also given me the opportunity to work one-on-one with students to improve on reading skills. I have always had a strong passion for teaching and I believe that every child has the right to learn and, most importantly, learn in the way that works best for them. I am so excited to be part of the Beyond the Classroom team and cannot wait to help students reach their full potential
Mike received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Western University and went on to complete his Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. After graduating, he spent a year teaching grade 5 at a private school in Colombia. Mike loves teaching kids in the outdoors, and loves when his students are able to make a real life connection to their learning. His favourite moments are when students connect what they are learning to their passions in life, and use that motivation as a tool to succeed.
Mike is passionate about all sports in the outdoors, especially mountain biking and trekking. He also loves to travel, using his film camera to capture the unique moments that he stumbles upon.
I have been a teacher for over twenty years, and presently teach in a self-contained classroom working with identified intellectually gifted learners. Many of these students also have secondary identifications and/or learning struggles, including challenges such as delayed writing skills, ADD/ADHD, Autism, anxiety issues, etc. I am experienced in preparing students for EQAO, teaching Secondary and Adult Learning courses online, tutoring one-on-one, and have a passion for Language, Math and the Sciences. I am also a certified Special Education teacher and have my Computer Specialist qualifications, as well as a Masters of Education degree from OISE. I am student-centered in my approach, and get to know each learner individually so that we can work together to address areas of weakness and turn them into strengths. I believe that all learners can succeed, and together we find the best means for each and every student to show what they know, feel confident, and excited about learning!
I am an enthusiastic teacher with six plus years of classroom and tutoring experience in multiple subject areas from Kindergarten to Grade 10. I am a highly motivated and dedicated to creating an environment that is comfortable for my students and encourages student success, through creative and exciting instruction with the hopes of helping my students reach their goals and academic potential.
I am originally from the Milton area but since graduating with my teaching degree from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010, I have moved all over the country and beyond teaching in a variety of different settings and schools. Along with holding qualification in the Primary/Junior/Intermediate divisions I have also earned Part 1 qualifications in five subject areas including ESL, Special Education and Reading, and hope to earn more in the near future.
When I am not teaching you can often find me with my nose in a book, watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn, swimming or spending time with my family.
Hayley is a new teacher graduate who is passionate about teaching and working with children and is excited to begin her career as an educator! Hayley graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga in the spring of 2016, earning an Honours Bachelors of Science with a major in psychology and minors in history and sociology. In the spring of 2017 she earned a Bachelors of Education Degree at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and became an Ontario Certified Teacher in the primary/junior divisions. Throughout her life Hayley has had a passion for working with children. Hayley has gained experience in teaching and working with children through her positions as a swimming instructor, a summer camp counselor and through a variety of volunteer positions such as being a Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentor. Hayley has also engaged in several student teaching placements over the course of her undergraduate concurrent education program and has spent much of her time in grade 2 and grade 4 classrooms. Hayley is extremely passionate about helping students to reach their greatest potential and is excited to be working as a Beyond the Classroom teacher and help students to achieve their own successes!
Nicole is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for teaching and learning. She graduated from the Concurrent Education program at Nipissing University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Education. During university, Nicole was involved with the school community as a Peer Mentor where she worked with new students to ensure that their transition into university was smooth.
Throughout her own educational path, Nicole has been exposed to a variety of classrooms through placement experiences. She has taught French, English, math, science, and social studies to a variety of grade levels. Nicole now works for the Halton District School Board as a French elementary teacher.
Nicole enjoys working with children to help them reach their full potential in a way that highlights and compliments their strengths, and also promotes confidence to overcome challenges or obstacles that may arise. She believes in each student’s ability to succeed, and is committed to providing a safe learning environment for her students to ensure their overall happiness and success.
Janice graduated from the University of Toronto at Mississauga in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science. She completed her major in Biology and a minor in Philosophy. She completed her Master of Science in Education at Medaille College in Buffalo in 2006.
Janice has worked with children in a variety of settings. She has worked as a piano teacher, a swimming instructor, a Montessori teacher assistant, as well as summer school teacher. She has been a teacher with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board since 2006. She has taught all students from kindergarten up to Grade 6. Janice has taken several Additional Qualifications courses including Special Education Part 1, Reading Part 1 and 2, English as a Second Language Part 1, and Religion Part 1. She is currently participating in the Additional Qualification course for Teacher Librarianship Part 1. Janice has a joy for teaching and children. She believes that all children should be treated with dignity and respect and that they should be taught to respect and love themselves. As a teacher, her goals are to be as firm and flexible as needed to guide her students and to help them to be kind, confident and well-rounded individuals.
My name is Sydney Stevenson. I attended Lakehead University for five years where I completed an honors undergrad in interdisciplinary studies and a bachelor’s degree in education. I have experience teaching grade 3 and 4 with the Halton District School Board and grade 5 with the Simcoe County District School Board. I have experience tutoring children from grades one to six, focusing on reading and comprehension skills, mathematics, and social studies. I thoroughly enjoy helping students work through their problems and seeing the light bulb go off when a student understands a concept that they were struggling with prior to tutoring. I look forward to working with your children!
Working with children has brought me joy and happiness for as long as I can remember. From volunteering in dance classes to coaching basketball and working as a camp counsellor, I have accumulated many years of experience working with children. I would love the opportunity to be a hardworking, passionate member of your child’s education. I have tutoring experience in both French and literacy skills for children at the elementary level. I have helped students learn to analyze literature and readings, create their own stories, understand basic writing structures and learn French grammar rules. I have created unique tutoring lesson plans that include the child’s interest to keep them engaged and encourage them to work on their weakness while still building on their strengths. I am fluent in French, English and Arabic and I am confident in my abilities to take the knowledge that I have acquired over my 17 years of French education and apply them to my tutoring skills. I am currently in the concurrent education program at Brock University with French as my teachable subject. This has allowed me to learn multiple techniques and strategies to help students with their development and foster their learning. I also have 6 years of experience working with children in various camp programs that start at the age of 3 and go up to the age of 14. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve, both academically and socially. I look forward to working together to help your child thrive and gain a new confidence while learning.
Hi, my name is Stacey Skiba and I have been a teacher with the Peel District School Board for ten years. I teach grades nine and ten general science, and grades 11 and 12 biology. I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. I am very familiar with the science curriculum and I look forward to working with your children!
I love helping children learn. I am an experienced elementary school teacher and I love teaching. Over the years I have taught various grades and also have a passion for special education. I am a mother of an 8 year old boy. I love to travel and have explored many countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. My hobbies include reading, camping, gardening and doing exercise classes. I look forward to helping to support your children with Beyond the Classroom!
Semukele Dhliwayo graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of education in 2006. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Science General majoring in Mathematics from the University of Zimbabwe in 1999. She has extensive experience teaching high school Mathematics and currently works for Halton Catholic School board as a full time Mathematics teacher.
Ever since I was a child, I have had a passion for art. I knew that one day I wished to purse a career in this field, however, it wasn’t until my final year of high school that I figured out exactly what career that would be. In my final year of high school, I completed a co-op as a teaching assistant, offering my assistance in visual arts and added support classrooms. During this experience, I found helping students to be just as rewarding and enjoyable as creating art, and thus found my true calling.
In 2014, I graduated from Brock University, becoming certified to teach Visual Arts and Mathematics to grades 7 to 12. Just a few months after graduation got a job as an Alternative Education Teacher for the District School Board of Niagara, working with students outside the traditional classroom setting. I spent one semester in this position, before I was offered a position as an occasional teacher for Niagara, and now I supply teach for the DSBN.
It is my belief that as educators we should provide students with every opportunity to prepare for happiness and success in their future. This includes helping students to ease anxieties and frustrations related to struggles in school, so that they can focus on exploring interests that may lead to a career they are truly passionate about. It is my hope that every student may one day find a career that makes him or her happy, and that they wake up excited for each and every day.
Upon graduating high school in Mississauga, I was lucky enough to attend university in the United States on a baseball scholarship. I attend a junior college in East Texas for two years before transferring to Missouri Baptist University in Saint Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Missouri Baptist University in 2013 with a bachelors of science degree in education. Following one semester of supply teaching, I began to work at a small school district in Saint Louis, working in the special education department. I also coached baseball at the high school in the district. While teaching and coaching in Saint Louis, I finished my masters degree in Educational Administration from Missouri Baptist University in 2016. Since moving back to Mississauga in September of 2016, I have been working in a Section 23 special education classroom in the Waterloo Region District School Board serving students with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.) In my spare time I enjoy golfing and fishing and spending time with my family and two Labrador retrievers, Bear and Aero.
Nicole is an engineer-in-training (EIT) at a consulting firm here in Milton. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in Engineering Sciences and is working towards a masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo. Nicole has been tutoring in London for the past four years and wants to continue here in Milton. She is a very talented intermediate and senior level math and science tutor. When she is not working or studying, Nicole enjoys travelling, reading, and playing sports!
My name is Aramide and I have 10+ years working as an Educator in various programs. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher with Teaching Qualifications in the primary, junior, and intermediate divisions . I am also a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I have implemented IEPs for various students identified on the Autism Spectrum, and have also worked with students with Down Syndrome. My previous work experience includes working as an analytical chemist in an environmental reference laboratory, a research Chemist in an R and D company, and as a materials and supply auditor. I am a volunteer consultant for a charity group that works with students from low income African backgrounds, and assist these students to help increase their academic achievement. In addition, I plan and implement children’s activities and programs for The Redeemed Church Canada, and have 3 gorgeous children. I look forward to working with your children with Beyond the Classroom!
I Pamudi Puwakdandawa am an Ontario Certified teacher. I received my Honors bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto. I have a passion for Mathematics and loves working with children. I have many years of experience working at summer camps and more than 2 years of teaching experience as a Senior Mathematics Teacher. I am very proud to be a part of Beyond the Classroom team and I hope to provide an inspiring tutoring session for your child.
My love for working with children grew as I worked at summer camps for the last 10 years. This was where I decided I wanted to be a teacher and make an impact in a child’s life. As a graduate of French Immersion program in the Halton District School Board, I wanted to continue my French education. I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in French as a Second Language and English in 2014. I graduated from Brock University in the Intermediate/Senior divisions for French and English in 2015. Since then, I have taken my Junior qualifications, and am currently qualified to teach grades 4-12 in both French and English subject areas. I am currently teaching as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher with the Halton District School Board. I have been tutoring for three years, along with my two years of full-time teaching experience. I love to be active and have a passion for the outdoors!
I am a graduate from the Concurrent Education Program at York University, and am certified to teach in the Primary/ Junior divisions. I have an honours degree in History and Psychology and have over 5 years of experience in various classrooms. I have worked one-to-one with students, both in the classroom and as a tutor, and I strongly believe that tutoring provides students with the one-on-one support that they need to thrive. I have witnessed the tremendous growth that is possible from students who able to receive the one- to- one support that they need. I love to teach, and I’m excited to work with your children!
My name is Alexia Celebre and I find teaching to be a very rewarding experience! I went to the University of Guelph Humber to obtain my Bachelor of Applied Science and with that I received my Early Childhood Education diploma. I went on to receive my Bachelor of Education at Brock University and I am certified to teacher Primary/Junior grades. I am currently employed as an occasional teacher with the Peel District School Board and the York Region District School Board. In my spare time I enjoy reading books, playing tennis and listening to music.
I have a lot of experience working one-on-one with students. I have worked at the Kumon Learning Centre for four years where I would work with students who needed extra help and guidance. I also ran a homework club for an after school program at one of the schools I did placement at. My approach to learning involves a hands-on experience where my students use materials or objects to help them learn. I want my students to be able to learn at their own pace and plan around what works best for them as learners. I am a life-long learner of education and I am continuously taking different courses and professional development to enhance my teaching skills.
I am excited to start working at Beyond the Classroom and I can’t wait to meet all of my new students to start our learning journey together.
Lucy Li holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Education from Tianjin Teaching University, a TESL Certification from Brock University and an Honor Specialist degree in Science. She is certified to teach in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Lucy has more than 10 years of teaching experience in Maths and Sciences from grade 1-12, and specializes in senior level maths, chemistry and biology. In addition Lucy has had the opportunity to teach Mandarin courses with the Niagara District School Board as well as at Niagara College.
Hi! My name is Amanda Cabral and I am a highly motivated certified teacher who loves working with students of all ages. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Honours English from York University and my Bachelor of Education certifying me to teach grades 7-12 from Brock University. I am qualified to teach English, History, Geography and Social Sciences. My experience with students has ranged from; kindergarten to grade 2, as a Sunday School teacher and my current volunteer position with a Halton Board School; grades 6-8, through my volunteer experience in the Toronto District School Board; and extensively with grade 9 and 10 students, through my teacher education placements and volunteer experience, specifically focusing on Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test preparation. I also scored the Literacy Test for the last 2 years. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy reading, baking cupcakes and various event cakes, spending time with my family and watching hockey, as well as trying to go “top shelf” during my Saturday night family and friends weekly ice hockey games.
Hi, my name is Carey and I have been an educator for over 20 years. I am very proud to be a part of Beyond the Classroom. I embrace their philosophy and look to support your child to be “the best they can be”. I am a lifelong learner and recently I completed a Diploma in Behavioural Sciences with a focus on Applied Behaviour Analysis. I am currently completing my Master of Science in Restorative Practice at the International Institute for Restorative Practices in Pennsylvania. I have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children. Each student is unique and I look forward to drawing from my varied experiences to make a difference for the students I teach.