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.
Teaching, to me, is more than just a job — it is about one’s devotion to the success of others, one’s willingness to change the world through education, and making a lasting impact on the future generation. From as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about contributing to the lives of young learners through teaching. I consider myself a lifelong learner who is dedicated and excited about discovering and learning new things in collaboration with my peers and students. As a tutor, I hope to pass on this passion and enthusiasm for learning onto my students.
I have an honors degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor, and I have recently completed my teacher education at the University of Toronto – OISE in the Masters of Teaching program. My training at OISE has allowed me to gain both hands on and qualitative research experience in teaching students from Kindergarten through Grade 6. I would say that my teaching practice is largely based in the child-centered approach, where I practice planning, modifying, and accommodating instruction and activities to meet student individual interests, varying learning needs, and abilities. Thus, I have experience working in the Peel District School Board with diverse groups of learners who have thrived from individualized learning support. My Masters research was largely based on the significance of the student-teacher relationship and how it yields student success. Therefore, Tutoring – for me, is an incredible opportunity to build positive relationships whilst providing one-to-one support with/for learners!
Hello! My name is Melissa and I am currently working towards completing my Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University in the Primary/Junior division and will be graduating in June of 2018. Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Education program, I also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Ryerson University.
My educational goal is to motivate students to be creative and think critically. From my extensive classroom experience working with children, I have been able to accommodate to student’s unique learning abilities, provide one-on-one support, and foster a safe and caring environment that promotes self-confidence and self-worth. My main focus as a teacher is to create a stimulating learning environment that supports the growth and development of the whole child which includes their academic, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive well-being. Promoting a safe and inclusive environment will allow students to share their ideas and feel comfortable taking risks.
Working as a tutor with Beyond the Classroom will allow me to develop authentic relationships with students and will allow me to tailor tutoring sessions to meet their academic and personal goals so they can be successful. I take the responsibilities of an educator very seriously, and will work hard to develop mutual trust and respect with the children and their parents. My goal as an educator and tutor is to make learning fun and engaging by incorporating student’s interest and needs into what they are being taught. When education is relevant and interesting to students that is when the real learning happens.
Bonjour! My name is Ashton Bezanson and my passion is sharing my love for languages with the children of today. I’m a student at the University of Toronto Mississauga, completing my fourth year of undergraduate studies with a double major in French Teaching and Learning and History. French has always been a special part of my family, as my mom, my two brothers and I have all taken French Immersion. I began my education in French in kindergarten, and as my passion grew I decided to further my expertise by studying it in university. The most important part of education for me is the relationship built between myself and the students. Having a comfort level greater than just a teacher to student connection is crucial in order to facilitate quality learning and communication, especially in a second language. I knew this was something I was passionate about from having such a special relationship with my younger brother, who is 10 years younger than me. Helping to improve his French and finding a way to make education fun was when I realized I had found my niche
Hello, my name is Michael Palermo and I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at York University, having completed an Honours degree in Physics at YorkU and a diploma with honours in Liberal Arts at Seneca College prior to that. I work for the Faculty of Science at YorkU as the Senior Instructor for their Science Engagement programs where I write curricula for and present camps, workshops, and demonstrations at YorkU, schools, public libraries, and events. I feel that the greatest reward a tutor can have is no longer being needed – I hope to impart an understanding of and appreciation for the subjects I assist with in the hope of helping others realize their inner potential. I genuinely care about the success of those whom I educate, and I try to impart the passion I have for the things I love to others. In my opinion, positive learning experiences take place in settings where people feel comfortable expressing their questions and misunderstandings, and this is the environment I try to foster. I help my students de-mystify science and mathematics by being attentive to the multitude of ways they acquire and retain information and adapt my approach accordingly.
Hi! I’m Jacqueline! I am currently working as a French teacher for Grades 5-7, as well as teaching Grade 1 Literacy. I’ve graduated with a BEd and an iBa from York University’s bilingual Glendon College. I come from a family of teachers and grew up helping out in classrooms and working in summer camps. I am OCT certified to teach grades 4-12. Over the years, I have spent time studying abroad in Paris, Montreal and Athens. Travelling and learning about the world is a passion of mine.
As a French teacher, I believe that I have a lot to offer my students in terms of teaching both language skills and about Francophone cultures. In terms of instructional strategies, I have learned that in order to engage students, it is important to create lessons and activities that can be related to their everyday lives and personal interests.
Through my experience in the classroom, I have learned to embrace the use of technology within my teaching by including the use of videos, music and working with programs like Google Classroom, Google Drive, Kahoot and more. Besides helping out with homework/projects or giving lessons, as a tutor my goal is to help my students develop the skills needed to be able to complete any task, set goals for their education and learn effective study or time management techniques. I love tutoring, because of the one-on-one interactions and the ability to really witness progress and improvement each week.
Hello! My name is Linda Caetano and I have graduated from Niagara University’s Primary and Junior Program (K-6) in May 2017. Previously, I completed my undergraduate degree with the University of Guelph-Humber where I received a Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Also, I have completed an additional qualification in Religion and Special Education. Currently I am studying with Niagara University again and working towards receiving a Master’s of Educational Leadership. I am a strong believer that the field of education is an ongoing learning experience so I am very interested in continuing to educate myself to help strengthen my teaching skills/techniques.
My passion for teaching began while I was taking a grade 11 co-op program where I got to volunteer in a grade 2 classroom for the semester. At that point in time I knew I found my career calling and from there I haven’t looked back since. Each experience I have encountered has been rewarding and I look forward to learning more great teaching techniques for myself while I help students become successful themselves.
I believe that building strong and comfortable relationships with both students and parents is an ideal method for learning success. My goal is to learn the students interests so that we can make learning fun!
Hi, my name is Alya Abas, I have graduated recently from Niagara University and obtained additional qualification in ELL. I have taught Language, Math, Science, Art and Social Studies to grade 3/4 split classroom as well as running an ELL program at home schooling. I have encouraged children to read and write, over time I notice a significant progress in their reading, writing and comprehension. I also taught math and made it comprehensible and engaging by using concrete and manipulative materials. I have always enjoyed working with students to maximize their performance and provoke their critical thinking. I have worked with different age groups from elementary to middle school. I am passionate about helping students improve academically by making learning fun. I would like the opportunity to work with students and their parents cooperatively to make success an attainable and reachable goal. Thank you in advance for giving me the opportunity to be part of your team.
I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Kerala, before moving to Jamaica. I taught Physics and Math to high school students aged 12 to 18 and worked as a Physics Lab Demonstrator at the University in Jamaica. Then moved to the Bahamas where I taught for 20+ years as a Physics, Math, Science, and Computer Applications teacher. I completed my Teacher’s Diploma and a degree in Computer Studies from the College of the Bahamas. I also tutored secondary school and university students in the Bahamas. A few years ago I moved to Canada, got certified to teach in Ontario, and took my Additional Qualification in Junior Learning from Queen’s University. I have taught in four different locations at a private college in GTA until 2015, before becoming an Occasional Teacher with the Catholic School Board in Mississauga and Brampton. I also tutored Math and Science for a few years in Canada. I am patient and have worked with students from different backgrounds for several years. I truly believe that experience is the best teacher and I have a world of experience to be that great
Hello! My name is Ritu Sharma and I’m really glad to be a part of Beyond the Classroom as a Tutor. I’m an Ontario certified Teacher from 2016. I have a Masters in Mathematics. On the top of that, I have achieved additional qualification courses in Primary, Junior Mathematics Part 1 and ELL Part 1 from Queen’s University.I have a good level of Elementary and Intermediate classroom experience and I know the Ontario curriculum. I am qualified to teach Mathematics and Science from Grade 1 – 10. One of the most important thing that I have learned from my classroom experience, is the connection that is developed not only with the students but with the parents also. Once you make that good connection with the student and have the parents’ support that will give you incredible results. My vision for Math: I strongly believe that Math is learning something with understanding. If we give students an opportunity to explore, solve and think about Mathematics in the form that students are more comfortable in, then this will broaden and deepen their understanding about Math.
I believe one-on-one tutoring provides personalized attention and also infuses a high level of encouragement between the tutor and student. My goal is to use my experiences and skills to inspire hope, success, and confidence in each and every student.
Hi there! My name is Leizl Polinario and I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto. My passion for discovery and my willingness to learn has led me to pursue an education in science; I currently hold an Honours Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Biological Chemistry. During my undergraduate years, I have tutored curious and interesting young scientists that share the desire to understand the world. As an educator, my goal is to incite this curiosity in all students so that they can develop a life-long love for learning.
Beyond The Classroom has provided the perfect environment to engage students and promote growth at their own pace. My objective is to help them gain confidence in themselves and their studies outside of the classroom. I not only want to develop a sense of dependability as a tutor, but also as a friend and a mentor.
This is an exciting opportunity to grow with the students and implement their perspectives into my own learning. I look forward to working with you!
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in English Literature and Professional Writing and Communication. For two years, I attended the University of Ottawa where I completed my Bachelors in Education (Primary/Junior). Throughout teachers college, I was given the opportunity to work with three amazing associate teachers. I was able to witness their different types of teaching styles and how they were able to keep their students fully engaged while learning.
My passion for teaching had come from my grandmother as she was an elementary school teacher back in the Philippines. My interests in education developed when I was put in the classroom throughout my practicums. Each one of my students has impacted my life and because of them, I am who I am today. Not only do I teach them, but they teach me and I believe that is just as important.
My goal as an educator is to properly communicate with my students in order to provide them with an amazing and safe learning environment. It is an honour to be working with Beyond the Classroom. I hope to create a positive experience for your child by getting to know them and their interests in order to get them excited about learning.
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.
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.
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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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.