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.

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Caitlin graduated from the University of Guelph with honours majoring in Child, Youth and Family Development. Becoming a teacher has always been a life long goal for her ever since she was in high school. She recently graduated from Brock University with a Bachelors in Education.

Caitlin enjoys getting to know her students and creating individualized plans to help students reach their fullest potential. She has a background in using technology and interactive games to help her students learn.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Sydney Stevenson

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.

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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!

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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!

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I am an extremely experienced and passionate teacher who has dedicated her career over the past 20 years to revealing the beauty of Mathematics to school going pupils.

My approach to teaching is to provide students with a solid foundation of methodology and understanding of concepts through clear, unintimidating instruction and demonstration. I believe in reinforcing this understanding through scaffolding and layering concepts, continually revising and connecting concepts to ultimately provide students with a clear and holistic understanding of Mathematics.

My goal as a teacher is to instil in each learner confidence in their own ability. To liberate them from the perceptions that Mathematics is difficult and equip them with numeric and geometric tools that will enable them to achieve success in life through their own strengths.

My years of teaching include having owned and run a high school Mathematics tuition centre for a number of years, followed by teaching grade 8 to 12 Math in a public high school and, most recently, I was the Mathematics Head of Department and senior teacher in a prestigious private high school.

My passion is teaching Mathematics!

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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.

Candace Black

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.

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My desire to teach began the moment I walked into kindergarten as a starry-eyed five-year-old, and to this day that gleam has never left my eyes. Learning is the most amazing opportunity anyone can be given and I want to share my love of learning with as many people as I can. My passion for teaching and being a part of a child’s educational journey began from a young age and continues to grow each day.

I have had many opportunities to work with children through volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, volunteering at a science museum, and through my three years of classroom placements through my program. I am excited to now have the opportunity to work with Beyond the Classroom and share my love of learning.I believe teaching goes far beyond being a “dispenser” of knowledge. It is about building relationships with your students and understanding their individual needs so they can be successful. One of my favourite quotes by Maya Angelou is, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This is one of the quotes I live by in my continuously evolving teaching philosophy. As a teacher I believe that it is not only my responsibility to give students the tools to be successful, but also to make students excited about learning and make them feel confident about what they are doing.

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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.

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I have always been passionate about helping other people, making people laugh, story telling, seeking understanding and life-long learning. I think that is why I have been destine to become a teacher. I am always learning from other people and their experiences and I share my experiences and my journey to connect with others and share a passion for bettering ourselves individually. I have worked with children since I was young and have always seen myself as a leader. From summer camps to soccer practices to the classroom, I am always eager to have fun and encourage people to be themselves and be the best they can be!

I have played soccer since I was 4 years old and have always loved it and wanted to succeed within the sport. I was recruited on a soccer scholarship to Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. At Graceland I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Physics and an endorsement in education (grades 5-12). After University, I worked as a teacher at Quincy Public School where I taught Grade 7 and 8 Math. When I returned to Milton, I completed my intermediate division Math at Queen’s University and am in the process of completing my senior division Physics at Queen’s University.

I look forward to working with you and seeing your child reach their full potential!

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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!

Ian Saliba

Ian Paul Saliba (O.C.T., B.Ed., H.B.A., M.Ed. Candidate) is a fully licensed Ontario Certified Teacher with combined professional competence and teaching experience at the Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. As an avid, well rounded learner, he has always sought to gain new competencies and skills since completing his Bachelor of Education Initial Teacher Certification Program at the University of Toronto.

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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!

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Samantha is a McMaster University graduate, having completed her studies in Sociology.  It was during her time at University where she developed a passion for working with children, as she was given the opportunity to lead a children’s fitness program for the gym facility she worked at.  She worked with children one-on-one as well as in small groups, as she helped lead them to their goals of being active and having fun.  It was there that she first experienced seeing that ‘spark’ in a child as they felt accomplished in something they achieved, and it was something she wanted to help facilitate for the rest of her career.  Several years later she decided to pursue her dream career of teaching, and obtained her Bachelor of Primary and Junior Education from Charles Sturt University, which she graduated from in 2015.

It was during her time at Teacher’s College where Samantha developed her personal teaching philosophy to “never stop believing”.  She embodies this within herself, as well as her with her attitude and approach to teaching every student.  Samantha truly believes that each child has the capacity to learn and achieve.  She is excited with every opportunity to help reach students to find out what it is that creates that ‘spark’.  Having recently been hired as an Occasional Teacher, she brings this attitude into every class she steps in, as well as each student that she works with.   Samantha is excited to be a part of the Beyond the Classroom team, and working with children to realize that they should never stop believing in themselves!

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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.

Jessica Ranger

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!

Cindy Da Silva

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!  

Evelyna Radakovic

While my passions and intellectual interests are relatively diverse, they are all unified by my unwavering zeal for teaching.  Whether university students, secondary school students, or primary school students, I welcome the opportunity to guide young people through the marvels of learning and to cultivate in them a love for knowledge.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science, a Masters Degree in Political Theory and International Relations, and a PhD in Political Theory and American University.  In sum, I am both well-equipped and deeply devoted to helping students with the mastery of their academic subjects; teaching is my vocation and accordingly, I possess the toolset to make it a rewarding and positive experience for your child.

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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.

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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.

Michelle Nurse

My name is Michelle, and I am a certified teacher and Early Childhood Educator. I have extensive experience teaching children in school, childcare and camp settings. I have always loved working with kids, which is what lead me onto the path of becoming a certified teacher.

I have studied Special Education and worked with children that have a wide range of special needs. I was also a teacher in the UK and taught  both grades 1 and 2, as well spent some time supplying in different grades as well. I’ve also taught preschool and kindergarten, and been a camp counsellor in the past. Working with children has always been a passion and I am looking forward to personalizing lessons and working in a 1:1 setting with Beyond the Classroom!

Amanda

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.

Faisal

Hello, my name is Faisal!  I have over 10 years’ experience teaching high school math – I have 2 Master’s degrees; one in Mathematics and one in Education with a focus on Special Education and Curriculum Development. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and have always had an excellent rapport with the students that I teach.  I have been a team leader for various math courses; developed math curriculum as part of a cross-curricular team; and been a mentor to new teachers.

At home, I have two young boys that keep me busy and entertained.  These days, they are really into Transformers and a basement game they affectionately refer to as “Soccer-hockey”.  In my downtime, I can be found cheering for the Toronto Raptors, working on my jumper, or practicing my chess game.  I sincerely look forward to working with you and your loved ones!

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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.

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