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.
Hello! My name is Maher Ibrahim and I am an Ontario Certified Teacher. I graduated with a specialist in biology. I’ve been tutoring students for about 25 years and have always loved the one-on-one connection I get with my students. Over the years, I have tutored Anatomy, physiology, botany, genetics, ecology, bacteriology, virology and general science and have always helped my students improve their grades. In my free time, I love reading, swimming and playing with my cats. I am looking forward to meeting you and your child and working together to achieve their academic goals!
My name is Kathleen Fitzgerald, and I am a recent graduate of Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Education Degree in the Primary/Junior division. I have an Applied Music Diploma from Mohawk College and a Bachelor of Music Honours Degree from Brock University. I am passionate about teaching and music, and hope to become an elementary school music teacher. I am also working on being part of the Canadian Opera Company chorus.
I have taught in a Full Day Kindergarten classroom, Grade 2 classroom, and Grade 6 classroom and have also volunteered in a Grade 2 classroom. I have also volunteered in a music studio during the March Break Disney camp, teaching kids to sing various Disney songs and choreography. I have taught swim lessons to children of various ages for several years. I love working one-on-one with my students, and each small step towards a goal is a celebration in my eyes. I am currently working on my Special Education Part 1 AQ and Intermediate Instrumental Music ABQ both with Nipissing University.
I love animals, hiking, singing and reading and I can’t wait to work with your child!
Hiya! My name is Nicole and I am happy to start my teaching journey here in Canada with Beyond the Classroom. I graduated from Laurentian University in 2016, with my B.Ed (in the Junior/Intermediate divisions) and my B.A. (Hons. in a specialization of English Literature). I have been teaching overseas as a supply and permanent supply teacher in East London, UK for the past two years. I believe that everyone can be successful in education, this success is dependent on a combination of inclusion, growth mindset, and diverse forms of assessment. Learning and education is something that, I think, everyone can excel in, we just have to develop an accessible environment and use whatever learning style works for you. I have a genuine love for learning and I am continually in pursuit of professional development; I believe that these spontaneous learning experiences come not only from colleagues, but also from students.
In my career as a teacher in Ontario I have had the pleasure of working with students with a vast array of talents and abilities. For almost twenty years as a home room teacher employed by the Peel District School Board I was responsible for teaching Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, History, and Geography as well as Visual Arts, Music and Drama. I worked with children from grade 5 to grade 7 as well as students with exceptionalities.
To make learning meaningful and interesting for students I integrated lessons across subject areas whenever possible. Students worked on real-life activities such as calculating the cost of having a pet in time and money, “Genius Hour” invention projects such as a Tiny House design and Dream Travel planning and budgeting. Research was completed as were oral and written reports in the form of Slide Show Presentations, dramatic interviews, information pamphlets and brochures.
My last three years of teaching were with an Intermediate Communications Class that was make up of a small group of students with above average IQ but who struggled with reading and writing tasks due to an identified learning disability. I am a trained Empower Reading Program Teacher and used this direct instruction program every day with these students. As a tutor, I can use the knowledge I obtained from this training and my background in early childhood education to assist children in a one to one tutoring situation.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with “Beyond the Classroom” and your child in the future.
Hi my name is Kelsey Mulligan and I have recently graduated from the Concurrent Education (JK-6) program at Brock University in which I have received a degree in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts- Child and Youth. It has been a lifelong goal of mine to become a teacher as I have a strong passion for helping children along their educational journey. Through my various experiences as a classroom teacher, I have recognized the abundance of benefits that individualized learning has for students. A one-on-one experience gives learning the chance to be designed specifically for a student’s needs and understanding. I am so excited that I have the opportunity to create this experience for students with Beyond there Classroom and contribute to their overall learning and growth!
Hello, my name is Maya Guedouar! I’m currently completing a double major in human biology and French Linguistics at the University of Toronto. My passion for languages and science has led me to where I am today. I enjoy learning new things and furthering myself to be an open minded individual, and I have a passion for science and languages (especially the French language). I would love to work with your children and inspire them to learn to love these subjects as much as I do! In my spare time I like to stay active with flag football and ultimate Frisbee. I also love to travel, my goal is to discover as many cultures and countries as I can.
I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Environmental Management with a specialization in Geomatics. After I graduated, I knew I wanted to work with children, and I received my Masters of Science in Adolescent Education in 2015. I began working with a large variety of students in various teaching positions, and have been teaching ever since! Currently I am a secondary teacher with both the Waterloo and Halton Boards of Education. I love building positive relationships with my students, and teaching the curriculum content guided by my students’ interests. I look forward to working with your kids!
I graduated from Wilfred Laurier University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Contemporary Studies and a minor in History and Human Rights. I then graduated from Trent with a B.Ed in 2015. I’ve had many great experiences in all my time in high schools and thoroughly enjoy helping students to succeed. My philosophy is that all students deserve the same attention and should be given all the tools necessary to succeed. I’m enthusiastic and energetic and try to relate to my students through a lot of pop culture references and developing a rapport. I feel it’s important for students to know that I care about them. I taught English, History, and Drama at a private school in Toronto and currently work as an Occasional Teacher for the Halton District School Board.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education from the University of Edinburgh. My degree took me to Scotland where I became a passionate and motivated professional with 6+ years’ experience in a range of classroom environments as a Teacher.
My key strengths are: energetic and creative approaches to designing integrative lessons, championing pupil engagement, personal development, and achievement. I am committed to cultivating and maintaining a positive ethos which emphasizes ‘respect for rights’, and building strong partnerships with parents, professionals, and stakeholders.
I look forward to meeting you!
Hi! My name is Jennessa and I have been working with students for over 15 years. I have 10 years of experience teaching in both high school and college settings. After obtaining my Master’s Degree in Chemistry at University of Toronto, I pursued becoming an Ontario certified teacher. With certification in intermediate/senior math and science, together with my Master’s Degree, I know that I can provide the help that students in Milton need. I also believe that each student has their own specific learning style. I want each student I work with to be successful in their academics, and also learn to identify their own learning style. I also wish to help them learn organizational and study strategies to be successful in school. I love seeing students make that connection, and can’t wait to help them develop their full potential!
I look forward to meeting you!
Hi my name is Cynthia! I’m a local certified elementary teacher ready to support some great learning experiences for students in the Milton community. I strive to provide a comprehensive, engaging and creative educational experience while promoting innovative and original thinking within students. Prior to completing my teaching certification, I worked as a Town of Milton recreational staff for over eight years. I have also had the opportunity to teach English abroad in South Korea and had a truly amazing experience expanding my understanding of what it means to be an effective and caring educator.
I look forward to meeting you!
I am a dedicated and energetic professional with 7+ years of experience in a range of diverse and challenging schools as a Teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences with Honours from Edinburgh Napier University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education from the University of Glasgow. My key strengths are: innovative approaches to designing lessons; utilising cutting-edge digital tools to maximise pupil engagement; and delivering a comprehensive learning experience. I am committed to embedding positive and supportive environments through emphasis in the growth mindset initiative. I build communicative relationships with parents and embed a respectful and cohesive ethos with all my students. I am excited to work with your children!
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 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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.