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.
Hello! My name is Mary McCullagh and I am interested in tutoring students in various subjects. Considering my years of experience in University, I have had an extended amount of practice with writing, grammar, and language skills. I have also been teaching children in multiple settings through my placements which gives me the strong abilities to work with children of all ages. Having a wide skill set along with my experience in elementary schools, child care centres, and specialized facilities, I am able to connect with students of many levels. I have tutored children from ages six to fourteen with multiple abilities in language and reading skills.
Victoria is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher dedicated to guiding students towards academic success and achieving their full academic and personal potential. She has had 5 years of teaching experience, having had the privilege of working with diverse groups of children from various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds including those with cognitive, physical and behavioural exceptionalities. As a result, she is conscious of the unique needs of each student and recognizes the importance of creating an inclusive, safe and positive learning environment where each student’s individuality is recognized and valued.
Victoria strongly believes in the implementation of differentiated instruction that is tailored to a student’s individual strengths, which in turn drives her instruction and shapes the direction of student learning. She also emphasizes the use of a variety of assessment and evaluation strategies that best suit each student’s strengths and needs.
Victoria has seen the unique perspectives students can bring to their learning and by following these practices, she encourages students to become active and engaged participants in their learning experience.
Furthermore, Victoria is collaborative and team oriented in her approach, building a strong rapport with students and parents by having open communication when discussing progress and achieving academic goals. Her enthusiasm, flexibility and passion for learning are essential components of her teaching.
Hello, my name is Vanessa and I am currently working towards completing my Bachelor of Education at Niagara University. I will be graduating in May 2019 specializing in the Primary/Junior division. Prior to Niagara University, I completed a Bachelors of Arts degree in Media Studies and received a diploma in Photography from the University of Guelph-Humber. I also completed my Masters of Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
My passion for teaching stemmed from my family of teachers. I grew up surrounded by learning and education. My goal as an educator is to ensure all students are learning effectively and efficiently. I’m passionate, creative, and always strive for the best. I’ve worked with many students on a one-on-one basis and have experience in tutoring.
I cannot wait to start my journey as a qualified teacher! In the meantime, I look forward to working with Beyond the Classroom.
Hi, my name is Lauren! I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University in the Intermediate/Senior division. My two teachables are math and biology which I thoroughly enjoy, both learning and teaching. I completed my undergraduate degree with honours at the University of Guelph in Animal Biology. My whole life I have been very studious and did well in school, so I was always offering to help my friends and informally tutor them; in a way I have been tutoring others my whole life. I am highly motivated, a team player and very patient. I have a passion for helping and teaching others. I love how one on one tutoring allows for a good connection between the tutor and student and the ability for the teaching style to be well suited to the students learning style. In the past I have tutored for grade 11 and 12 math and volunteered in a few math high school classes. I strive to make learning fun, welcoming and fulfilling. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello! My name is Jennifer Hall and I have been a teacher, a tutor, and a coach for many years. I am passionate about helping students discover their individual and unique gifts, and guiding them to become proud of who they are. I graduated from Wilfred Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, and went to Queens University for my Bachelor of Education. Since graduating I have been a tutor, helping students in grades 6 – 12 with most subject areas, in particular math. I believe in a strong foundation and understanding of numbers is important – for school, and for life!
I love the ability to work one-on-one with students to really follow their individual learning needs and styles. I enjoy finding new ways of explaining advance and basic concepts that gear towards a students personal interests and find that these connections help to create deeper understanding.
It’s important to me to support the emotional and mental well-being of all students, to help raise their confidence and self-esteem, and really step into who they want to be.
Hi! My name is Matthew, and I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Physiology. I’m an aspiring medical-school applicant with 3 years experience working in research. I have been tutoring for the last 4-years, and specialize in science and maths for all age groups and ability levels. I love tutoring as it allows me to use my knowledge and passion for science in a constructive way to better the lives of people in my community. I feel a sense of pride towards the positive impacts I have made on the lives of my students, and I feel that I have grown a lot as a person through my interactions with them as well.
Teaching is a passion I grow to love more and more each day. It is one of the most rewarding careers that a person can ever experience. The growth that I see from my students inspires me to continue teaching.
I have 18 years of experience as an educator working with primary, junior and intermediate/senior division. I have extensive experience working with students who have an exceptionality, particularly autism, MID , LD, and dyslexia to name a few.
I use a multisensory approach in my teaching which means I use activities that will target all senses in order to assist the struggling learner.
With my passion for teaching and endless experience I know that I can make a change in any student’s academics.
I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelors of Arts in English and History. I continued my studies at York University and completed my Bachelors of Education in the primary division. I am equipped with additional qualifications which include both Kindergarten and Mathematics. I have taught in several classes making lessons that are both interactive and engaging for students. I strive to apply innovative approaches to education that encourages creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking to ensure greater learning. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students. I have volunteered at the Toronto Public Library Youth Hub as a mentor for students within the community. I have worked alongside students that varied learning styles, culture, and socio-economic needs. I recognize that diversity plays a significant role in education and have built productive, valuable, and genuine relationships with students from various communities.
Hi, my name is Nicole! In 2016, I graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Studies and a Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior Grades. Over the last 2 years, I have taught JK – Grade 5 and most recently, had my own Grade 3/4 class in Scotland. It is a truly rewarding experience to be a part of children’s learning journeys as I watch them grow in ability and confidence. To me, building self-confidence is key as it enables students to be successful and truly shine. I love tutoring because children get to have that one-to-one experience that is completely tailored to their unique needs and abilities. I strive to create a positive, engaging and fun learning environment where children feel supported and motivated to learn. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi! My name is Abdus and I’m an experienced tutor with over 4 years of experience tutoring and mentoring students of all ages, from high school to the university level. My academic area of expertise is particularly in math and science, though I am competent in all high school courses. What differentiates me from other tutors is not only my genuine passion for teaching but also my versatile experience in many different fields and career paths, which allow me to help the student unlock their true potential.
I feel I am a natural teacher who loves sharing knowledge with her students . I constantly feel a desire to share ideas, communicate concepts and inspire conversation with those around me. It is most satisfying for me to be able to reach children, and see them progress over time.
I graduated with Masters of Arts in English and in Geography and have been teaching in public and private schools for over 15 years and am currently supplying in Thames Valley District School Board for junior and Intermediate classes.
I utilize a student-centred approach to teaching, which is focused on the process of learning. My primary goal is to teach the students how to think and build confidence in their abilities. Through my classes, I help students get excited about learning and think about things from multiple perspectives. I am friendly, patient and am able to build a respectful relationship with my students and their parents. I teach all subjects from grades 3-8. It has been a matter of pride that all of my former students have shown tremendous growth after their tutoring experience.
Jerald graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. His passion for teaching started when he traveled to South Korea for one year to work as an English Instructor for young Korean students. He also taught for two years in China, as a high school teacher at an accredited Canadian international school. Jerald is now enrolled in Niagara University’s Bachelor of Education program in Toronto.
He enjoys being an educator and having the ability to make a difference inside and outside the classroom. He understands that teaching is filled with challenges. You must be patient, understanding, relatable and be nurturing all at the same time.
As a tutor for Beyond the Classroom, he wants to inspire students to become something that they never thought they could be and make a positive impact in their community.
I am an Ontario Certified Teacher passionate in bringing positive changes in the lives of young kids.
I have a Masters in English Literature and Bachelors in Education and five years experience in teaching English Language to students of various age groups. I was working as a Team Lead in the Before and After School Program with YMCA until last year and currently I am pursuing my studies in Early Childhood Education at Sheridan College . I also have experience working as a volunteer teacher in Grade 2 at Captain R Wilson Public School, Oakville.
I believe Beyond the School tutoring program is the best platform for me to meet new students and help them grow to the next level of their academic achievement.
Looking forward to meet you soon.
My name is Emma Boyle and I have always been passionate about science and math! I feel so grateful to be able to combine my love of math and science with my love of helping others through teaching. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Science in Honours Chemistry. I am excited to be pursuing my passion for teaching later this year when I begin my Bachelors of Education program.
Having been a student myself, I can truly understand how difficult and puzzling school can be. My goal as a tutor is simply to lighten the load during the school year by helping students understand those difficult concepts. I know how important it is to connect with students to gain their trust and help build their confidence, and I always try my best to do that in any way possible. I believe everyone can achieve high grades and love school, but I also believe it is 100% normal to have questions – I’m here to help!
Hello! My name is Juhi Arora and I’m proud tutor at Beyond the Classroom. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher qualified to teach Primary-Junior (K-6). I completed my Bachelor of Education through the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University with a concentration in Social Justice. Prior to this, I completed my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Queen’s University with a major in Religious Studies and a minor in Psychology. I am currently taking additional qualification courses in Special Education and Kindergarten. I have also founded a cultural-fusion dance company where I have experience coaching youth to foster their creative freedom.
My passion for teaching is fueled by my love for learning and interest in child development. My goal as an educator is not solely to teach students’ content, but to teach them how to be active and lifelong learners as well. I strive to accomplish this goal through my teaching style: I use student-directed learning to encourage a deeper commitment to learning outcomes; an incorporation of students’ interests into content to foster interest; and make connections to real-life experiences to emphasize relevancy.
Often in classrooms, the attention amongst students must be shared. What I love about the atmosphere of tutoring is that you are really given the opportunity to learn about the student, develop a relationship based on trust, and cater to their needs on a deeper level. This one-on-one connection is beneficial for fostering both academic and emotional/social confidence.
Hello! My name is Vanessa Escalona and I am excited to be part of Beyond The Classroom team. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher and I am qualified to teach in the Primary and Junior divisions. I have completed my Early Childhood Education Diploma from George Brown College and I have completed my degrees in English and Education from York University. Also, I am currently taking my additional qualifications courses to improve, learn and expand my teacher skills.
My philosophy of education is to create a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment where students and teachers collaborate together. One of my main focus as a teacher and tutor is to create an inclusive and accepting environment of equal opportunities and a sense of belonging, where students feel safe and motivated to reach their learning goals. Another focus that is important is building a positive teacher-student relationship. To establish this, I keep an open communication with my students and families. My passions for education and children began at a very young age through volunteer work. As a educator, I am a life long learner and I am committed to learning and my students. As a tutor, I enjoy working one on one with the students because I think it is important to nurture and foster the student’s learning in their own environment.
Hi there!! I am Geetika Chadha and I am really pleased to be a part of BEYOND THE CLASSROOM team, as it gives me an opportunity to follow pursue my passion of teaching. I have a Master in Science degree for physics and a Bachelor of Science with physics (hons.) and a Bachelor of Education in physical science and mathematics.
With almost 11 years of classroom teaching experience, and with my ability to accommodate and understand my student’s need, I am confident that I can really help your child to overcome his learning barriers. My greatest strength lies in motivating my students to do better and believe in themselves to achieve their life goals. Along with my skills and educational qualifications, it’s my positive attitude towards life which helps me to achieve the goal – to educate young minds to become successful individuals and to earn mutual trust and respect of the child and the parents .Looking forward to tutoring your child and help him/her to achieve their true potential.
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.
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.
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.