SOUTH MISSISSAUGA 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.
I graduated from Bishop’s University (in Lennoxville, Quebec) with a Major in Educational Studies and Minor in Environmental Studies before receiving my Bachelor of Education (Primary). I recently moved back home after completing 2 years of teaching abroad in London, England. This experience allowed me to further develop my teaching practice as well as embark on an adventure along the way. I had the opportunity to teach a variety of age groups and pursue a position as a Kindergarten teacher at an independent school. Further, I have experience teaching in informal settings as well from organizing environmental conferences/workshops for local schools to leading science camps for First Nations children. My goal as a teacher is to spark curiosity and create an interactive as well as meaningful learning experience!
Since completing my BEd at Western University in 2013, I have combined two of my passions by travelling and teaching! I taught students in Grades 6, 8 and 9 in Sweden and Grade 2 in Qatar. In those experiences, I worked with students from diverse backgrounds with diverse learning needs and goals. I believe my role as an educator is to foster a lifelong love for learning and inquiry in the hearts and minds of all the students I work with. I understand that each and every student possesses something that makes them incredibly special and it is my job to build on each student’s strengths in an engaging way.
It is my explicit goal as an educator to develop the ‘whole’ student. To me, building conviction and confidence within students is integral to building overall student success. I work towards this goal by promoting a learning environment in which students are met at their level and encouraged to grow based on their unique abilities and strengths.
I see myself primarily as a learning guide. I am there to assist students on their own learning path. I work closely with students to hone in on their specific strengths and learning styles. I then allow their natural curiosity and interests to drive and support their own learning. I am excited to be a part of the Beyond the Classroom team and I look forward to working collaboratively with families and students to build a learning environment in which students are encouraged, engaged and successful!
Languages are my passion. After 20 years of teaching English, French and Pascal (my passion embraces computer languages also), I can truly say that I have found a vocation that feeds my passion. I started my career in Saint Lucia in the West Indies, gained my OCT certification in January 2017 and I currently teach Grade 11 and 12 English in Burlington.
I am excited to be part of the Beyond the Classroom Team. I have found that students learn best when they are in a comfortable area and receive individual attention, all of which Beyond the Classroom pledges to provide each of its students. I embrace each of Beyond the Classroom’s values; a child-centred approach, showing respect for family life and making positive connections; as my own. These values have also been part of what has made my own teaching career a success. I look forward to working with you, parents and our students as we explore the wonders of language.
I am a new graduate from York University’s Bachelor of Education program with the teaching qualifications of Primary – Junior grades. As an educator, I feel that my rapport with my students is essential. A strong rapport allows me to identify needs or modifications, interests, and the understanding that young learners in today’s schools have various stressors which they bring with them everyday! Having a teacher whom they trust and understand is vital to their development as young people. In my spare time I love to be outdoors with my two children, read a new book, and play Lego with my daughter.
My name is Amanda, and I recently finished Teachers College at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. I grew up in Mississauga, however, I moved away to Guelph for 4 years to complete my undergrad in Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the University of Guelph. Afterwards, I attended Durham College and did a one year Post Graduate Diploma in Victimology. I spent the last few years traveling around the world, however, while I was teaching English in Thailand, I discovered my passion for teaching and working with children. For the Summer, I run a Science camp at the Granite club, allowing children to learn about science through interactive and hands on science activities. During my last two years of my Undergraduate degree, I spent a great deal of time tutoring children ages 6-12 individually in their homes to improve their reading, writing, vocabulary, and math skills. Not only did I find tutoring to be helpful for students, but it was also a learning experience for me. I learned a lot about the variety of ways that people learn and understand various concepts. I believe that building confidence and understanding, as well as fostering a rich and mentor-like relationship between tutor and student, is the most enjoyable and most rewarding way to teach.
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.
Hello, my name is Seoyoung Lim and I am very pleased to be part of Beyond the Classroom team! I was in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program at the University of Toronto and obtained my undergrad degree with Honours, Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Sociology). And this June 2017, I obtained my Bachelor of Education at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. My OCT application is in process and I will soon be a certified teacher in the primary-junior division. In addition, I have taken additional qualification courses in Special Education-part 1 and currently enrolled in completing ELL part 1.
I prefer teaching students one-on-one as I can solely focus on the needs of the student and build a closer rapport with the students. I love children, which is why I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. My mother was an English teacher in Korea, which have also motivated me of becoming a teacher at a young age. Through my experiences in working with students of all ages, backgrounds, needs, etc., I have gained a deeper understanding of how children learn and about the different styles of learning. I also developed my skills to implement various strategies to motivate and meet the needs of all students. I am very excited to work with your child and wish to inspire and pass on my passions in mentoring, supporting and educating children.
My passion for teaching began at a young age where I always enjoyed doing teacher related tasks, especially tasks which involved being a leader. Over the years I have acquired many different experiences in teaching. I have had the privilege of working with students of all ages including adults and students with various needs. Most of my teaching experience comes from individual and group tutoring where I have learned to successfully bring students to their maximum academic growth potential. I completed my Bachelor of Education program at Trent University in April 2017 and being in the first cohort of the two year teaching program, I completed a 16 week tutoring program as well. This program expanded my knowledge in working with students of various needs and provided me with many useful resources to build my skills as an effective tutor. I am qualified to teach in the primary/junior division and will become an official member of the OCT in July 2017. I have also completed a honors degree in the Bachelor of Arts with a major in History at the University of Toronto. I am committed to academic excellence and believe in contributing to the success of every student in a positive manner by promoting them to become life-long learners.
Hi! My name is Iona. I am an elementary (K-6) qualified teacher with a specialist in ESL and qualifications in Special Education. I have been teaching for 16 years and enjoy working with all students. Over the years, I have found that when I work one-on-one with students, I can better guide them through their academic obstacles. My goal as a tutor is to help students reach their target grades and improve their confidence. I look forward to working with you and your child.
Hello! My name is Teodora (Teddy) Spassova and I am thrilled to be a part of Beyond The Classroom as a tutor. I currently hold an Honours Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. In addition, I am a current Ontario Teacher’s College candidate for 2017.
I have over 2 years of in-classroom experience with the Peel District School Board where I have worked closely with elementary teachers and students in Grades 4 and 8, mainly in Math, Science and Writing. I have also privately tutored High School Science and upper level Biology, specifically.
My aspirations are to motivate and educate our youth since they will one day be at the forefront of our world and we will owe it to them to make a conscious, peaceful and harmonious society through the power of knowledge!
I believe it is important for all students to gain confidence and strengthen their foundational skills. I also believe learning should never be a burden; it should always be exciting and rewarding!
I am delighted to work with you and your child as a Beyond The Classroom Tutor and utilize my passions and strengths in mentoring, leading and educating youth of all ages!
Hi everyone! My name is Maria Culjak and I’m so excited to be a tutor at Beyond the Classroom. I’m a student at the University of Toronto Mississauga completing the final year of my undergraduate studies, where I will soon receive my Honours Bachelor of Arts degree as a Political Science major with a double minor in French and Italian. I am currently beginning the application process for teacher’s college which I will attend in 2018 with French as my area of teaching specialization.
I am very passionate about languages and I am fluent in English, French and Croatian, and partially fluent in Italian. I began my education in French in grade five when I was enrolled in the Extended French program, which I continued until I graduated high school, and I decided to further my education in French even more by pursuing a minor in French Language Studies in university.
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in child education and that desire only enhanced as I grew older. Child education is a very rewarding career and having a job as a tutor allows me to not only help students with their academics, it also allows me to make a difference in their lives and help them reach their fullest potential.
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My name is Jennifer and I’m excited to be a part of the Beyond the Classroom team as a tutor. My undergraduate work was in English at Trent University, and I’m a current Ontario Certified Teacher as of 2017; with the Primary and Junior divisions from Queen’s University. In addition, I’m already enrolled to complete my Intermediate division qualification this spring in Mathematics. As well as qualifications in both Special Education and Primary/Junior Math over the summer term. Through past experiences I have had the great pleasure of working within the Peel District School Board, the KPR District School Board, and most recently the TDSB. Throughout these experiences I’ve spend time in kindergarten classes all the way up to grade 6.
Successful learning is student centered in nature, and as a tutor I strive to create a caring culture with supportive structures and pedagogy surrounding my teaching and throughout my career working with children. I’ve had a fantastic 10-year stretch of working with children of all ages (0-14) in a wide range of settings. I am motivated to continue to guide children towards curiosity, and taking action to find the answers to the questions they seek in everything I do and teach. I offer my full enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to every task and job I take on and truly love to work with children and their families.
Hi! My name is Mariana and I’m a History and General Social Sciences teacher in the intermediate and senior level. I have taken additional
courses such as Religious Education Part I and Special Education Part I and II.
In this New Year, I will begin a course to be able to teach in the elementary level as well; with this I will be qualified to teach from grades 4-12.
I graduated in 2014 and have had the opportunity to teach in Alberta for a year and teach at a private school in Mississauga. Since I was 9 years old I knew that I wanted to become a teacher. I want to pass my passion for History to my students and ignite their passion for learning. I’ve been tutoring since 2012 in History, English, and Social Sciences. I believe tutoring is a great way to get to know students and to truly see who they are. I want to help students achieve their fullest potential but in order to do that I need to understand them. Although academics are important, sometimes simply talking to the student and seeing how their day went, is more valuable and rewarding for them as a student, then essay writing. I want to help students not just with academic but with life skills that will
make them well-rounded citizens; this is why I love tutoring.
Hi! I’m Lina Ghalayini. A dynamic passionate educator with over 10 years of experience who finds happiness in working with youth and hoping to install the important value of being multilingual in a competitive world.
I’m fluent in French as I started my education in French schools at the age of five. I later graduated from the American University holding a bachelor degree in Sciences. I began my teaching career in International schools where I elevated the level of students by applying new innovative learning methodologies. ( Created hand-on activities, organized field trips, role playing, movies, songs, games, Power Point Presentations).
I provide a positive constructive ambiance that brings the best in students by maintaining a calm, patient demeanor. Moreover, I help students develop new ways of thinking by asking questions, creating a fun learning environment, encouraging them to gain more confidence in themselves.
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Since I was 6 years old, I knew I wanted to make a difference in world by becoming an educator. Educators have the ability to help guide and facilitate the development of young minds that will become the future. I love working with children and understand that all students deserve to reach their maximum potential. I am quick to learn and implement modifications and/or differentiated instruction to create a stimulating, constructive environment fostering various learning styles. Through my experience in working with students of all ages, backgrounds, skills, etc., I have a deeper insight on student needs and how to meet each of those needs. I currently hold a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree as well as a Bachelor of Education which I obtained from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. I am qualified to teach Intermediate and Senior students in History and Geography. To help a wider range of students, I have taken Additional Qualification’s in Junior learning, Special Education as well as English as a Second Language to ensure that I have the knowledge to assist my students in the most beneficial way. Knowing that my life experiences and knowledge can be used to empower students, gives me the dedication, drive and passion that I believe are necessary to be an exemplary tutor.
Hi, my name is Sarah Martin, and I specialize in high school mathematics. I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and made the Dean’s Honour’s List. I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Education at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY.
I am new to the teaching profession, and very excited to be embarking on this, my second career. I previously worked in the financial industry for over 20 years. It was during that time that I discovered my love for teaching others, and had the opportunity to conduct a great deal of corporate training. Since then, I have gained several years of experience in tutoring high school math.
I have always loved mathematics, but recognise that many students struggle with it. I look forward to being able to pass on my knowledge of and enthusiasm for this important subject.
My name is Devalina Mitra and I am honoured to be associated with Beyond the Classroom. I have been an educator for over twenty years both here and overseas. I truly believe that with the right strategies all students can succeed. As a teacher it is our duty to create a friendly environment and understand the needs and strengths of each individual. Once we are able to gage this, the journey for both the student and teacher would be nothing short of a smooth ride. Did I tell you that I am an OCT certified teacher with Masters in English Literature and International Education and also a Specialist in Special Education? Besides teaching in Canada, I have taught in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia and India. I look forward to helping students achieve their goals by improving their skills and confidence.