GUELPH 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.
My name is Mireille Martinez.
I have lived in Guelph for 32 years. I studied Child Development at the University of Guelph and stayed to live in this beautiful city once I graduated.
Besides having a degree in Child Development, I completed most of Gordon Neufeld’s courses in Child Development, I have researched and studied Neuro science on my own, did EFT training and I am presently studying to become a Brain Gym practitioner.
Since graduating from the University, I have worked with children and youth as a tutor, a French teacher, a French Teacher assistant, a preschool teacher, an after school teacher, an infant care giver, and an Early Childhood Program facilitator. I have always loved being around children and youth.
I am very attuned to children’s needs and love to make their day as happy and fun as possible.
I was born and raised in Mexico city, and lived in Belgium for a year as well as spend my childhood summers in Germany, France and Algeria. I speak Spanish and French fluently.
I have many passions, but my strongest passions are learning from children and youth, Nature,Health, animals, travelling and making a difference in our community.
Teaching is Janet’s passion and life work. She has been teaching most of her life, including teaching high school science, coaching gymnastics, teaching dance and fitness classes, and will soon be teaching yoga. Janet finds it rewarding to help others master new skills and build confidence in themselves. Janet graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition, and then obtained a Bachelor of Education in General Science at Western University. She has spent the last number of years working as an assistive technology specialist with students and teachers in schools across the province. Janet supports students who have difficulty with reading, writing, researching and organization, using technologies that are currently adopted by most school boards. Teaching strategies, in combination with computer tools such as graphic organizers, online calendars, word predictors and text to speech tools, support individual learning styles and can help students achieve their academic goals. Janet loves animals and has two dogs and two cats. She also enjoys watercolour painting, life drawing, sculpting, gardening and Kung Fu. She has four grown sons who love music and keep the energy high in their home. Janet is looking forward to tutoring with Beyond the Classroom and helping students meet their academic challenges with new strategies and confidence which will help them reach their full potential!
I always have a keen interest in education. As a student, I was able to experience, how the teachers act as supportive figures for the students to provide guidance and support for students throughout their teaching career.
I graduated in 2011 from Panjab University, India with Bachelors in Bioinformatics (Honours). Then, I did post-graduation in Biotechnology from University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom in 2013. I hold a degree of Bachelors of Education (2014) in Math & Science. Since, graduating I have been teaching Math as well as Science, full time in India. Working with children is my greatest passion in life.
I am excited to be working with Beyond the Classroom and hope to pass on my passion for learning to those I meet.
Greg has been tutoring since he was in highschool and since then has graduated from Brock University and is now an elementary supply teacher in the Guelph area. He strives to make every lesson meaningful and enjoyable for his students.
Greg has a passion for mathematics and physics and loves to encourage everyone to try every problem because he believes that a growth mindset is key to learning new material and building confidence. Greg is known for making his lessons enjoyable for each student he teaches as he personalizes the lessons to each individual’s interests.
Greg is excited to meet new students and continue helping them meet their full potential through the tutoring services of beyond the classroom.
As a child Rachana’s favourite pastime was to dress up, treat her wooden closet as the classroom board and recite her lessons verbally pretending to address a class full of virtual students. It was very early that she had realised that Teaching was both her passion and her true calling. She believes that it is very important to connect with each child on a certain level to be able to bring out his/her full potential. Her belief reflects in her teaching methods and she highly emphasizes that right education aims at all round child development. As none of our five fingers are of the same size, Rachana believes that each child is different in their own unique way and as an educator she strives to find new learning outcomes for each of her students.
After finishing her Bachelors and Masters in Physics from Gujarat University in India she took up , what she calls the most adventurous job of her life, being a Science Communicator for a Science on wheels Exhibition train. She stayed on this train for a continuous period of 5 months travelling entire India and explaining Science through hands-on experiments and innovative techniques. It was during that time that she decided that she wanted to be a full time educator. She has worked as an educator with a Community Science Centre teaching Physics and model rocketry to students of varied age groups. Due to her deep interest in educational pedagogy she has also worked with the Education Department of the government in her home state involving policy framing to bring about positive changes in the field. She has been an academic mentor to a group of 13 students at a foster home that involved teaching them all subjects and also being responsible for their academic and all round development.
In her leisure time she loves to travel, sip a cup of tea with her favourite book, nurture her plants or catch up on a nice movie/documentary. She is excited to be a part of Beyond the Classroom and welcomes all her future students to help them come through with flying colours.
Rachel Tupling graduated from Guelph University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Applied
Science degree, majoring in Child, Youth and Family studies, as well as obtaining her Early Childhood Education Diploma. She then completed her Bachelor of Education from Brock University and became a member of the Ontario College of Teachers in 2017. Rachel has worked in a multitude of educational environments from working with children with exceptionalities, working at a Montessori school, teaching ESL students, as well as, working in a fully contained gifted classroom. Rachel was a camp counsellor for 2 years and had the opportunity of becoming the lead camp director in her third and final year. She has taught figure skating to a range of children and coached a variety of school sport teams. Rachel is currently a supply teacher through the Upper Grand District School Board and is enthusiastic about teaching and helping children succeed.
Over the past 20 years, I have taught students of all ages, from elementary and high school through university and beyond! As a teacher certified by the Ontario College of Teachers, my Primary Qualifications are for teaching Intermediate-Senior French and English. I have also completed a Specialist in Special Education as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) Additional Qualifications. After earning with my Bachelor of Arts degree with a French major from from Wilfrid Laurier University, I worked as a television researcher with the CBC in Toronto before raising my two sons. I received my secondary school teaching certification from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and my post-graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL) from the University of Saskatchewan. Now that my kids have grown into university graduates and enterprising young adults, I am ready to commit to helping others to succeed.
Giulia Rossi is a Toronto-born marine biologist. In 2014, Giulia received an undergraduate degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Guelph. She spent the following two years at the University of Victoria where she earned a Master of Science. Her research focused on a bathymodioline mussel living in extremely acidic conditions on a subsea volcano. Giulia is now working towards her doctoral degree at the University of Guelph where she studies skeletal muscle remodeling in amphibious fishes. Giulia is passionate about inspiring children to ask more questions, to learn more, and to be more. She believes in giving children the freedom and support to pursue their interests and dreams. Through teaching and tutoring, Giulia uses her strong background in science and French to help students achieve success.
I graduated from Brock University with an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Studies with Honours in 2014, and completed my Bachelor of Education for the Primary/ Junior division at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2015. Throughout my teaching experience I have been lucky to work with students of varying abilities. My teaching related experiences include: volunteering for the Halton District School Board for their Leveled Literacy Program working with struggling readers providing them with skills and strategies allowing them to reach their grade level reading. During my undergrad I volunteered at Brock University’s Reading Clinic creating literacy based activities and providing instruction strategies for reading to my client. I currently work for John Knox Christian School in Brampton as well as at Resurrection Christian Academy in Guelph as a Supply teacher. I previously worked for Durham District School Board on their Emergency supply list and for 4 years I worked as an Early Childcare Assistant at Bowmore Child Enrichment Centre in Toronto working with children 2- 6 years of age. Working with children is my greatest passion in life and I am so excited to continue to meet new students and make new relationships with my clients through Beyond the Classroom tutoring company.