MEET THE MONARQUE COLLECTIVE
A diverse group of passionate, approachable,
high achieving teachers, students
and domain experts.
Carefully selected and trained through a rigorous screening process and continuous feedback loop, tutors are matched to each student to ensure a perfect fit. Our ultimate goal for each pair aims at fusing teaching, mentorship and coaching together to build greater autonomy and to develop a set of skills considered critical no matter the age.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Alessandra is an elementary school teacher who earned a degree in Education from the University of Ottawa. Prior to completing her Bachelor of Education, she studied Psychology at Concordia University. It was during that time that she discovered her calling to work with children. Throughout her education and ensuing career, Alessandra has worked in various educational settings, and with children with a wide range of abilities and readiness levels. While studying for her Masters in Educational Psychology at McGill University, Alessandra began working with children with academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. To this day, she continues to work with this unique clientele. Her tutoring and educational approach is to meet the child at their readiness level, and from there, develop the skills and strategies necessary to thrive in our modern school system. Alessandra considers it of utmost importance to develop a strong rapport with any child she works with in order to maximize learning, all while maintaining an engaging environment.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Organization
Alexandra is currently studying Kindergarten and Elementary Education at McGill University. In this program, she is learning how to teach and support students at the elementary level across various subjects. She has been a swim instructor since 2019 for the Montreal Institute of Swimming and has helped a variety of swimmers become comfortable and confident in the water. She has worked with swimmers from ages 2 to 50 in both French and English, as well as swimmers with special needs. This experience in the water coupled with her studies and the one-on-one support she provided a student with learning difficulties, has allowed Alexandra to discover her passion for teaching. Alexandra is very caring, patient and enthusiastic. She understands that every child is different and, thus, works with each student according to their own strengths, interests and needs. She has seen how this tailored approach encourages the student to stay engaged throughout the learning process and, over time, she hopes that this inspires them to discover their passion for learning. Her goal, when teaching, is to keep her students active and curious about the material through fun, hands-on and insightful learning activities. Alexandra is perfectly bilingual in French and English.
English, History, Math, Philosophy, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Negotiation, Yoga
Alex is a critical thinker and analytical problem solver who is passionate about breaking down systemic social, economic, and academic barriers in education. She has diverse experience working with primary, elementary, and secondary aged students, and is particularly interested in working with marginalized and special needs individuals. Alex graduated from Western University in 2017 on the Dean’s List with a BA in Information in Media Studies. She then went on to McGill and obtained a Master’s in Education, where she received a scholarship for being a top 10 applicant to her graduate program of more than 300 people. Through her Master’s thesis research, Alex had the opportunity to run a large qualitative study on alternative schools for marginalized students. Alex now works at Summit School, which supports students with various cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric needs that require an alternative school setting. With seven years of higher education and three academic publications under her belt, Alex specializes in Social Sciences, English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Humanities, ERC, Visual Arts, and Media and Technology studies. Alex has also honed practical skills like personal and professional development, organizational skills, time management, and interview preparation. Alex takes an anti-oppressive approach by implementing Socratic, critical, and culturally responsive pedagogies in her teaching methods. She facilitates making connections with her students through an anti-authoritative approach and believes that teaching and learning should be an equitable exchange. Alex is passionate about curricular reform and ensuring that students can see themselves in what they are learning.
English, French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Writing, Elementary, Middle school, Secondary, CEGEP
Having recently graduated from Dawson College, Andrea is currently in her second year at McGill University pursuing a BSc degree in the biomedical and life sciences field. She has a strong academic standing and has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. As a result of Andrea’s academic excellence, she was invited into the Golden Key International Honours Society for being in the top 5% of her faculty at McGill. Andrea has been tutoring students in subjects such as Math, Science, English and French from elementary to CEGEP for the last three years. She has a passion for teaching and students adore her calm yet conscientious teaching style. When she is not tutoring or studying, Andrea enjoys volunteering at the Montreal Children’s hospital, as well as reading and playing volleyball.
English, French, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Angela has been teaching for the English Montreal School Board since 1991. Her specialties include French, English, Math, Science and History. Angela earned her certificate in Education in French from UQAM and her BA in Languages from McGill University. Angela has worked with a diverse range of students, including those experiencing difficulties such as ADHD and learning processing disorders. Her approach is one that exudes patience and engages her students as active learners throughout the lesson, recognizing that not all students learn in the same way. She has always had a passion for education and feels as though it is the most rewarding profession in the world. She feels privileged to be able to plant the seeds of learning and watch her students flourish and grow. Having a family of her own, she appreciates the inquisitive mind and does everything she can to encourage her students to keep asking questions and searching for answers. Angela is perfectly bilingual.
French, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Mr. Arnaud holds a teaching degree as well as a masters of didactics from the Université of Montréal. His thesis focused on a reflection on the transmission of knowledge within the training program of Quebec schools. With more than 15 years of experience in teaching, in both the private and public sectors, he has managed a diverse range of student groups, from four-your-old kindergarteners to highschoolers. Currently, he works at a private french elementary school in Outremont. His approach is focused on differentiated learning, that is, to adjust how one teaches according to each student’s characteristics. Furthermore, his approach is a playful one and it challenges each student’s reality, which contributes to learning efficiency. Moreover, he advocates for student autonomy in order to build self-esteem and confidence while developing a sense of responsibility. Passionate about his work, he strives for student progress, whether academic or personal.
English, French, History, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Bianca has been an English Language Arts teacher with the English Montreal School Board for the past 3 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia university in Honours English and Creative writing and then graduated with high honours from McGill University where she obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning. Ever since she could remember, Bianca has always wanted to be a teacher and believes that a good teacher can have a profound impact on a student, which can last them a lifetime. During her time with the EMSB, Bianca has taught a wide variety of grade levels and subject matter as well as taken part in many extracurricular activities such as Glee club, fashion show, knitting club and creative writing workshops. She strives to create sincere and personalized connections with all her students which she believes allows her to better understand their academic and emotional needs. Bianca is creative, passionate and patient and believes in building a stimulating and inviting environment conducive to compassionate, holistic, and differentiated learning to help all students reach their full potential.
English, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Yoga, Sports
Brynne is a recent graduate at McGill University, having received her Bachelor of Education for Kindergarten/Elementary. She held a 3.9 GPA and received numerous scholarships throughout her undergrad, which were both for academic and leadership achievements. Since 2018, she has been substitute teaching for the English Montreal School Board, as well as completing her placements through a variety of different grade levels. In the summer when she is not able to substitute, she is one of the head leaders at a summer camp, where she leads students in different sports, swim and craft activities. During her time in University as well as in high school, she has been focusing on working with children of all ages through academics and extra curricular activities such as soccer, swimming, and skating. Through these activities — whether in the classroom, small groups, or one-on-one sessions — Brynne always encourages her students to try their best and never to give up. She forms personal connections with all of her students to ensure that they feel supported and safe in every learning environment, which allows them to consistently feel motivated and confident in their work and abilities. Brynne believes that the most important aspect in teaching is knowing that students learn differently and, thus, she adapts her approach to fit each student’s unique learning needs. Brynne has always enjoyed working with children and believes that it is actually what she learns from them that makes her improve as a teacher.
Science, Chemistry, Secondary As a dedicated science student at McGill University and having graduated from Lower Canada College with honour roll, Carolyn has learned and developed several qualities that make her a great tutor. Throughout her participation in multiple extracurricular activities, her communication and organizational skills have developed significantly. She also loves developing personal connections, which is why tutoring is an enjoyable experience. Overall, Carolyn is very hardworking and loves to learn!
English, French, Math, Science, Finance
Cassandra earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Studies & Human Environment at Concordia University, with distinction, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Geography. Cassandra has been tutoring and working with children of all ages for a number of years. While in CEGEP, Cassandra worked as a peer tutor and gained valuable experience tutoring students with special needs. Over the past few years, she has gained practical experience in early education through her stages and in her role as a Homeschool Educator for a group of Pre-K students. Through play and inquiry-based learning, she helps to develop competencies in language and numeracy as well as fine, gross motor and socio-emotional skills. As a native French speaker, Cassandra has had much success using her hands-on, play-based approach to teach the french language. Her ultimate goal is to teach environmental sustainability at the Cegep level. She is a true environmental sustainability and indigenous rights advocate and loves to impart her learnings and passion to younger generations. Outside the academic sphere, Cassandra is a year-round Ringette player, often mentoring and coaching younger girls who seek to improve their skills on the ice. As a tutor, Cassandra encourages a positive atmosphere where openness and honesty are the norm. She believes in helping students learn important life skills such as accountability, responsibility and autonomy. Cassandra has a fun teaching approach and believes that children learn best when they are actively involved in their education.
English, History, Philosophy, ESL , Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Courtney is in her final year as a Secondary English Education student at McGill University. She has several years of experience in the creation, management, and implementation of educational and extracurricular programming, in addition to practical classroom experience. Courtney has maintained Honours standing throughout High School and currently holds a 3.85 GPA in her Bachelors. Courtney actively participates in University life and consistently holds leadership positions in her extracurricular pursuits, including her role as the President of the Education Undergraduate Society. Courtney’s teaching style is one that is very flexible and student-centered. Courtney understands that every student’s learning style is unique and thus her style of instruction can be tailored to the needs of each individual. Courtney is well-versed in differentiated instruction and is eager to contribute to the success of all of her students! In her free time, Courtney loves to read, play music, and sing. Additionally, she is passionate about global social and environmental sustainability and volunteers her time for charities focused on promoting these goals.
English, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12 Elie is an undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Montreal. He loves chemistry, mathematics, physics, medicine, nutrition, philosophy, psychology and business. He is a conscientious student who spends his time staying on top of his schoolwork and reading books that are in line with his interests and career ambitions. He is never satisfied learning just one subject and, as a result, would like to complete an MBA and pursue a career as an Optometrist. Elie has always ranked at the top of his class, which is reflected in his perfect 4.0 GPA, and has always been considered the ‘go-to’ for many of his peers who had questions or needed more in-depth explanations, which cultivated his love for tutoring. These experiences also allowed Elie to understand the many different ways that people learn and, thus, how to explain a given concept in a multitude of ways to ensure comprehension. His own passion for learning has allowed him to develop an ability to turn a more mundane subject into a fascinating lesson. Elie aims to harness that love for learning in everyone he meets and especially in those he tutors so that eventually their own curiosity will run wild and enable them to take their education into their own hands.
English, French, History, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization
Élissa Hotte is an undergraduate student at Université de Montréal in microbiology and immunology. Throughout her studies, she completed various scientific research projects, including the Hydro-Quebec Science fair, where she won bronze for college level at the 2019 Montreal regional final. In 2016, she earned the Bronze ‘Lieutenant-governor du Québec’ prize for academic engagement and volunteering. Élissa has followed a science curriculum since high-school, which included enriched math and science, physics and chemistry as well as a science pre-university college diploma. In addition to her own academics, Élissa was an intern in the summer of 2021 at the pragmatic health ethics research unit at the IRCM in Montreal, where she currently also works as a research assistant. She has also been tutoring for 6 years and is truly passionate about helping others learn. Her approach is one that goes above and beyond curriculum content and focuses on study methods, problem solving strategies and stress management. She believes that every student has some kind of difficulty that needs to be overcome in order to achieve their dreams, but that, ultimately, everyone can achieve them with a little help.
English, French, ESL , FSL, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Music
Elizabeth is currently in her second year at the University of Montréal studying Communications sciences. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with her students when she teaches. Her previous work experience as a private music teacher helped her develop a dynamic and individualized approach to teaching. Being a communications major, Elizabeth thoroughly enjoys writing essays or doing research for university assignments and has a lot of experience helping High School and CEGEP students better their essay writing skills in French or English. Overall, Elizabeth is a lively and positive tutor who is very committed to her students’ success.
French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Émilie is a graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, through which she has become most interested in Sociology of education. She is planning on returning to school to complete a degree in education in hopes of teaching elementary and middle school. Émilie is perfectly bilingual in both French and English and has over 8 years of experience working with pre-kindergarten and elementary school age children. While completing her degree at Concordia, Émilie was volunteering at Projet Communautaire de Pierrefonds tutoring children between the ages of 5 to 12 by providing academic and social support in order to facilitate the social integration of immigrant families. In addition to her tutoring experience, Émilie has worked at Montessori school since 2012 where she taught pre kindergarten children. She created her own curriculum which became popular for it’s science program and was designed to follow each child’s curiosity and develop problem solving skills, confidence and patience through engaging hands on experiences. Émilie’s comprehensive science program included chemistry, astronomy, geography, paleontology and introduction to cooking for 3 to 8 year olds. Emilie keeps her students engaged and builds their love for learning through her animated personality and her genuine interest in each child’s personality!
English, Math, Science, Economics, Finance, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Personal Finance
Erika is a certified teacher, having completed a bachelor’s degree in Education at McGill University with a specialization in Mathematics. She then went on to complete a Masters of Finance at McGill University and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership. Throughout her education at McGill University, she received multiple academic scholarships. For the last four years she has been working as a high school math teacher at the English Montreal School Board. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught all levels of math from secondary 1-5, including advanced math in secondary 4 and 5. She has her bilingual certification and has taught in both English and French. Erika has been tutoring students of all ages and levels (elementary to university) for the last nine years. As a teacher and tutor, Erika has always had a special ability to break down content for students in order to make it simple for them to understand and apply. Erika’s personal philosophy is to always position students competently, empower them, and build their confidence. There is nothing she enjoys more than watching her students succeed and begin to feel confident in their own abilities.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills, Foreign Languages
Gabrielle is a versatile tutor who believes that learning happens best when students are having fun! Her approach to teaching and coaching is interactive, animated and, above all, effective. Gabrielle holds a BA in English Literature from McGill University and a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. She has been working with children since 2014, fostering and improving their intellectual, developmental, physical, and social skills in various activities and settings. As a tutor in Italy, she taught children (ages 5-15) to speak English through traditional classroom lessons paired with games, stories, songs and theatrical performances. Gabrielle is multilingual; speaking English and French fluently with intermediate abilities in Spanish and Italian. She currently works as an English language, gymnastics and ice skating teacher for both children and adults. Her career aspirations are to become a published Children’s and Young Adult novelist.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Soccer
Hanna is currently earning his Undergraduate Pharmacology degree from McGill University, in the field of biomedical and life sciences. He hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Pharmacology, as a next step towards his goal of attending medical school and specializing in surgery. Having followed the International Baccalaureate in High school, and achieved scores in the top 5% of students, Hanna loves tutoring math, biology, and chemistry. In his free time, Hanna either tutors other McGill students, or plays soccer. He has played very competitive soccer for over 10 years, and has travelled to multiple countries to take part in the biggest youth tournaments in the world. Overall, Hanna is a dedicated student/athlete who always puts 100% into everything he does, including his students.
French, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Harani is a science and technology teacher, currently teaching Science from Sec 3-5 at Centennial Academy, in both the English and French sector. She also completed a concurrent bachelors program at McGill in Education, with a focus on Secondary Science, and in Science majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. After graduating from McGill, Harani was the organ transplant database Manager at the Royal Victoria Hospital where she assisted in transplant research, after which she took an opportunity to teach at the American Creativity Academy in Kuwait teaching Grade 11 & 12 IB Biology and IB Chemistry. In addition to teaching, Harani served as the National Honor Society Director, helping students plan leadership and community service initiatives around the school. Her passion for science and the way she makes it applicable and interesting are why students love her. Harani’s philosophy to teaching is one where she tailors the way in which the content is presented to match the specific needs of the student. She believes in using multiple means of engagement to make sure the students are able to gain confidence and true comprehension. Outside of the time spent teaching or planning lessons, Harani enjoys travelling, watching tennis, reading mystery novels and spending time with friends.
English, History, Geography, Math, ESL , Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Jacqueline is currently an English Second Language teacher at Ecole Maimonide, teaching elementary classes from Kindergarten to Grade 4, as well as Secondary 1 and 2. She graduated from McGill University in June 2017, earning a Bachelor’s of Education in Secondary Social Sciences. Her teaching specialty is History and Ethics and Religious Culture. She decided to enter the teaching profession because she has always loved working with youth, but also wanted to share her passion for history. Jacqueline strongly believes that education is key to the betterment of society and that effective and inspirational educators are vital in motivating future generations. She also believes that an educator has an important role in helping students achieve their potential. Creating an inclusive environment that is able to meet diverse needs and deeply understanding students strengths and interests are vital for optimal learning and motivation. Currently, Jacqueline is pursuing a graduate diploma in Instructional Technology at Concordia University. Her goal is to improve and adapt her skills to being able to create interesting and engaging learning programs.
French, Math, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary,
Jacques has a French Baccalaureat in mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology from the University of Rennes. He comes to Monarque with a wealth of experience in teaching and tutoring, at Stanislas in Montreal, the Montessori school in France and in New Zealand, where he worked with young students in partnership with the French embassy. This rich experience, his glowing personality and a true passion for teaching make him highly sought after by students of all ages.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Music
For James, time is of the utmost importance and it is for this reason that he has chosen to specialise in a subject that allows him to better organize his time: Mathematics. Rigor and optimization are the two main values that he keeps closest to him during his teaching and as he studies to be a Math teacher at the University of Montreal (UQAM). His education and field experiences have allowed James to formally develop tools in his Mathematician’s arsenal, which have helped him make math more accessible for his students. With a strong foundation academically, he is now developing his pedagogical skills, allowing him the versatility to succeed in various facets of his domain of expertise. His goal as a teacher is to guide the student towards success and his expertise is to focus on each individual’s difficulties and identify the type of learner he is working with, all while creating a fun and productive learning environment. This ensures a more personalized and results oriented service. His approach is inspired by other disciplines, namely, music. As a disciplined musician and percussionist, he has also extended his teaching into this domain. He also uses music to render previously problematic concepts more intuitive.
James is entering his second year of university at McGill as a Secondary Social Science major in the Faculty of Education. James is very involved in student life at McGill including the Education Undergraduate Society, Black Students Network and the Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium. When it comes to basketball, James has been playing since the age of 9. He has played an important role on his GMAA division 1 high school basketball from grade 7-11 as well as in the AAA intercity basketball in grade 9. He has multiple years of experience working with children as a basketball camp counsellor, private basketball trainer and academic tutor. James is truly passionate about the game of basketball and looks forward to developing this passion in his students, while developing technique and skills.
English, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Jesse is currently completing her graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. Originally from northern British Columbia, Jesse has always been an honour roll student, for her high academic achievements, and recipient of awards that recognized her exceptional community service and fundraising efforts. Jesse earned her Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University in Ottawa with an Honours degree in Linguistics and a double minor in Psychology and American Sign Language (ASL). Her previous work experiences include a role as an elementary school-based Education Assistant where she worked one-on-one with students on the Speech and Language caseload. Jesse is an English-speaking tutor with conversational language skills in both Punjabi and American Sign Language (ASL). Additionally, Jesse has over 10 years of experience as an ice-skating program instructor for children aged 3 to 16. Alongside her natural enthusiasm for teaching, Jesse is passionate about ensuring that learning is accessible and individualized to the cognitive needs of each student who she collaborates with. Jesse’s approach to teaching is to personalize material to include each student’s strengths and interests, in order to promote a fun and dynamic learning environment, while also ensuring that student’s reach their academic goals. Jesse also places significant importance in fostering a safe space for students who are members of marginalized groups.
French, Homework, Elementary
Julia is a Special Education teacher. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree through multiple certificates at Université de Montréal. She studied ‘Intervention psychosociale’, ‘Petite enfance et famille’ and ‘Intervention psychoéducative’. Julia has been working with children of all ages in daycares, elementary schools and day camps for over 10 years. Throughout this period, she has worked and gained experience with students with a broad range of abilities, including, but not limited to autism in children and adolescents, and special needs, language and general developmental impairment in daycare aged children. Julia is trilingual, speaking English, French and Romanian fluently.
SKATING: Justin began skating at three years old and has been on skates year round ever since. He took his passion and love for skating and turned it into a teaching role over 12 years ago.. He has worked for the sports and recreation department in the city of Westmount since 2010 and has also taught privately to students of all levels and ages, from those who have never stepped foot on the ice to seasoned power skaters looking to improve their hockey game. Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Concordia and is also a Canfitpro certified personal trainer. He keeps up his annual certification with CPR and AED courses as well as regular exams in various personal training focus areas. He continues to pursue additional certifications in the field. His love for sport and coaching does not stop at skating, but rather extends to other areas such as ball hockey, soccer and tennis, through the supervision of formal programs and private teaching. Justin adapts each lesson to the individual’s personality and level and aims to create a safe environment in which his students can improve both their confidence and technique.
TENNIS: Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Concordia and is also a Canfitpro certified personal trainer. He has worked for the sports and recreation department in the city of Westmount since 2010 and has also taught privately to students of all levels and ages, across a variety of sports including skating, hockey, tennis and soccer. He keeps up his annual certification with CPR and AED courses as well as regular exams in various personal training focus areas. Justin grew up attending Bishop’s Tennis Camp and developed a love for the sport. For the past four years, Justin has dedicated a week to honing his tennis coaching skills through private instruction with a Pro who competes nationally at the Senior Level. These experiences have exposed Justin to the Van Der Meer method approach to teaching and the fundamentals of teaching tennis. Justin adapts each lesson to the individual’s personality and level and aims to create a safe environment in which his students can improve both their confidence and technique.
English, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Justine is an elementary and high school teacher. She is a graduate from the “Education Nationale Française”, and, after working as a teacher for three years in France and one year in Asia, she decided to pursue a career in the Quebec educational system. She has been in Montreal for two years, where she works as a teacher for “la CSDM” and wishes to provide her services as a tutor. Apart from her educational studies, Justine has also studied in history, rights, and social sciences. During her studies, she acquired a vast knowledge of literature. Justine speaks French, Spanish, English and Italian.
English, Math, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Kaitlin has taught English for the past 4 years at Summit School and Azrieli Talmud Torah. Currently, she teaches English for grades 5,6,7 and 8 at Ecole Maimonide. Throughout these experiences, she has developed her teaching skills and has successfully implemented creative reading and writing programs in her classrooms. This past Spring, Kaitlin completed her Masters in Inclusive Education at McGill University, and created an Inclusive Educational curriculum designed for elementary students. She is extremely passionate about inclusion and is eager to implement this program in her future classrooms, as well as use the tools she has acquired to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all. Kaitlin has over 10 years of experience in different educational settings such as camp, youth groups and teen travel programs. These experiences have shaped Kaitlin in many ways and helped to develop qualities that she brings to her teaching every day. Kaitlin is a kind, hard-working and motivated teacher that is truly passionate about her career. She is very excited to get to know her students and develop long lasting relationships.
French, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Karl graduated in Physical & Health Education from McGill University in 2018. For the past two years, he has been teaching French as a second language at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Karl played and coached football throughout University and it was through coaching that he realized his love for kids and decided to pursue a career in Education. He began at LCC as a faculty intern, substituting at all levels (Kindergarten to Grade 11) as well as coaching various sports. As a perfectly bilingual teacher, he then transitioned to teaching French in the classroom to LCC’s international students. Over the past 2 years, Karl has developed strong links with his students, whom he works hard with in order to ensure they move up in LCC’s 6 French phases grid. Karl is very comfortable working with students one-on-one, both in person and online, and is considered a very dynamic teacher who never ceases to find creative ways of connecting with kids of all ages. His original passion for sports turned into something even more meaningful for him: supporting and inspiring kids.
English, French, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities Katerina is a qualified elementary school teacher. She sees teaching as a passion, rather than a job, and has a unique ability to form a strong connection with her students. It is truly rewarding for her to be a part of a child’s academic upbringing. Her objective is to inspire the future generation to become successful and functioning members of society, while creating a safe and caring environment.
Math, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Krishan completed his Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University. He has the skills and knowledge required to solve complex problems with simple methods that he has crafted and honed over the past 4 years, through various tutoring mandates. Krishan believes that good communication between the student and the mentor will lead to a greater learning experience. He goes the extra mile to adapt the material according to the student’s interest and strives to develop a strong relationship so as to motivate and build confidence. He does not believe in simply transferring information to the student, which will later be forgotten, but rather he wants to inspire the students to learn and achieve greatness. Krishan is enthusiastic, energetic, curious and passionate about the content behind math, science, chemistry, and physics, and is capable of teaching fluently in both French and English.
Kristen is an energetic, patient, and compassionate piano teacher, with 8 years of experience teaching piano, and some voice, to students of all ages and levels. She has directed and accompanied two Children’s Choirs for 13 years, and has volunteered in many elementary schools to help with music programming. She grew up in Toronto and moved to Montreal in 2019, and since then has been making herself known in the Montreal professional music scene. She is also a Juno-Award winning musician. Kristen’s approach to teaching has always been to tailor programs based on her students’ individual interests, while building a strong foundation in theory, technique, and rhythm. Kristen is absolutely dedicated to supporting and nurturing the love of music in her students, as well as maintaining strong communication with parents/guardians on progress. She uses a variety of tools to aid in teaching and engagement, and always encourages her students’ musical growth by being a strong advocate of involvement in musical activities and opportunities in school and community. As a musician, Kristen holds degrees in Education and Vocal Music Performance, Magna Cum Laude from York University in Toronto, and is currently studying her Masters in Early Music Vocal Performance at McGill University. She started classical music training in piano at the age of 4 and currently holds her Level 8 RCM Piano and Rudimentary Theory Certificates. Kristen looks forward to working with students teaching piano and theory.
French, FSL, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Middle School
Laura is French native speaker from Paris, France. She is a certified teacher from the University of British Columbia and bilingual in both French and English. Laura managed the French education programs of a Francophone cultural centre in Vancouver for 2 years. After being certified, she started to teach French in the francophone/French immersion schools (primary and secondary). She also used to be a French tutor throughout University in France and from 2016 to 2018. Laura has a double Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Political Science, from the University of Angers and a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from the University of Rouen, France. She has recently moved to Montreal to pursue her career in education. “Learning while having a good time!” is key for Laura. She knows how to be flexible, fun and challenging at the same time. She is very comfortable teaching online, using the appropriate resources and approach to keep engagement high. She has experience working with both adults and children from 6 to 16 years old.
French, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Laure is a native French speaker who grew up in Paris. Passionate about biology and animals, she followed a highly selective 3-year pre-vet program (4% admission rate) in Paris, before entering an Engineering school in Lyon, France. Fascinated by new cultures and people, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science at McGill University in Montreal and graduated with Honors. She then went on to pursue postgraduate studies at McGill’s Department of Experimental Medicine, where she conducted lab research on HIV-1 at the Jewish General Hospital. In parallel, she earned a Graduate Certificate in Business and Administration from Concordia University. Laure has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge. She has been teaching and tutoring French, Math, Biology, and Physics, both in French and English, to students of various backgrounds, ages and levels, from elementary to high-school students and adults, beginner to advanced, for over 2 years. Laure focuses on quickly understanding a student’s needs and struggles and adapting her teaching as needed. She works with students to help them break down complex concepts into simpler ones, develop organizational and technical tools to build strong foundations, progress quickly and become independent in their studies. For Laure, all facets of teaching, from explaining complex biology concepts using simple words and metaphors to teaching French writing or grammar, come down to the same principles: sharing her knowledge and passion for the subject and empowering students to feel confident with what they are pursuing. When Laure isn’t tutoring, she spends her time content-editing and translating French/English content of scientific documents, kickboxing (she holds the 2018 Canadian Kickboxing Championship silver medal), salsa dancing and baking.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Presentation Skills
After graduating with academic distinction, Leila was led by her passion for the natural sciences and sustainability to pursue a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering at McGill University. Leila’s first tutoring experience was sparked by a strong desire to give back to her community. She began mentoring students in her high school’s Model UN & debate program before transitioning to more technical subjects such as chemistry, physics and mathematics. Now, Leila’s years of experience as a tutor, peer counsellor, coupled with her positive attitude enable her to raise students’ confidence in a diverse array of subjects. Outside of academics, Leila is also a lover of sports and the outdoors as well as a big advocate for women in STEM!
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Lesley has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and years of experience working with students from various backgrounds. She is perfectly bilingual, teaching French, English and Math at the Elementary Level using various teaching and learning strategies tailored to each student’s needs. She also teaches French as a second language (FSL) and English as an additional language (EAL). Lesley believes in an interactive approach to learning in order to engage students in their work and always ensures that their learning experience is fun and fulfilling. Lesley believes that students need to learn how to learn and be given strategies and tools in order to be academically successful. She has experience teaching children with various learning disabilities and processing disorders. Working with children with additional needs is her passion. As an educator, Lesley stresses that it is extremely important to boost her students’ confidence and self esteem, and celebrate any little progress or achievement.
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization
Semi-retired, with over 30 years experience in communications, college-level teaching, research, youth programming and coaching. Excellent french communicator, both orally and written. Bilingual. Deeply involved in non-profit organizations such as the Kids Health Alliance and DESTA, as a tutor supporting black youth and teaching then French as a second language.
Reading, Writing, Humanities, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Matt is a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology at McGill University. He previously graduated from Queen’s University in Applied Economics and spent several years working in finance and technology. He has 10 years of experience working with kids as a tutor, wellness mentor, volleyball coach and a student clinician. Matt comes from a long line of teachers and has always been a teacher at heart. He aims to help kids develop the foundational communication, organization, mindfulness and mindset skills that lead to success in all domains of life. He is a passionate musician, reader, storyteller and athlete. His aim is to make all tutoring sessions fun and able to generalize to the critical real life scenarios that kids need support in.
English, French, History, Geography, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Secondary
Marah is a graduate from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She has been teaching high school English and the Social Sciences for the last 4 years. Before that, Marah spent 4 years working as an after school homework and integration aid in a french elementary school, where she worked individually with students who were having difficulty adjusting to the French curriculum. In parallel to her school experiences, she has been tutoring students for 6 years in beginner and enriched French, French as a second language and English as a second language, both at the elementary and high school level. Marah has a passion for working with students and animates each lesson with enthusiasm and a strong motivation to help students succeed, build autonomy and develop a genuine love of learning.
English, History, Geography, Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Max recently earned his Bachelor’s of Science from McGill University, in the field of biomedical and life sciences, and will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, also at McGill, through which he will be studying the neural circuitry behind autism. He aspires to become a doctor or a dentist and recently scored in the top 5% of candidates on his Dental Aptitude test. Having followed the International Baccalaureate program in High School and an Honors Health Science program in CEGEP, Max enjoys tutoring chemistry, biology, high-school physics and math. In his free time, Max volunteers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and loves to play sports. He has played volleyball, badminton and tennis competitively for over 8 years and was the assistant tennis coach for children between the ages of 5-11 years old for 2 years. He is a dedicated student, athlete and professional.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Natalie is a certified French elementary teacher. Perfectly bilingual in French and English with some basic Spanish, she has been teaching in and out of the classroom for over 15 years. Her specialties include French, FSL, ESL and Math. She holds a BA from Concordia University and then earned her Bachelor of Education in French, at Ottawa University. Natalie has worked with a diverse range of students, aged 5-17, including those with learning disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia. She has taught in Ontario with the Toronto District School Board, Quebec for the Lester B Pearson School Board and at College Bourget, in Rigaud. She has gained an appreciation for the diverse challenges that children face at various ages and grades. Stepping away from the classroom for the last few years has allowed her to focus on doing what she loves most, teaching kids. Tutoring one on one has allowed her to work with her students’ specific needs, giving them the confidence and tools to be successful. Her approach engages her students to be active learners throughout the lessons. Natalie creates a supportive, encouraging and safe space for her students. She uses effective pedagogical strategies, which ensures that every student she works with reaches their full potential.
English, French, Math, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Olivia has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Concordia University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education. Her tutoring experience includes working for the English Montreal School Board supporting children of all ages who were unable to attend school due to an illness, disability, or injury and working at Westmount Park Elementary School teaching English. She also worked with Say Ca Circle of Support for Refugee Youth where she built a new mentoring program, which was successfully implemented across the organization. Olivia is perfectly bilingual and has been tutoring in both languages for 7 years and on a full-time basis for 4 years. Her students typically include elementary school children with learning disabilities, those requiring French as a Second Language support and those looking to ace high school entrance exams to get into the school of their choice. She is a highly sought-after tutor, supporting multiple students at school during the day and at home in the evenings. She builds a solid foundation of trust with her students, through a soft approach and by finding a delicate balance between teaching, listening and confidence building. Most importantly, she never forgets to inject a bit of fun into her sessions, through relevant games, art and music. In Olivia’s limited free time, you can find her working on developing a proprietary program aimed at social-emotional development and singing her heart out for anyone lucky enough to listen.
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Yoga, Soccer, Tennis, Hockey
Olivia graduated from Oxford University in Modern Languages, French literature and translation. She has tutored in languages for several years both privately and for institutions such as McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies and Collège International Marie de France. She also has experience tutoring prospective university students in their application process. Olivia aligns herself to Monarque’s philosophy of a holistic and personalized approach to tutoring. As a former public speaker for mental health awareness, an advocate for bilingualism and for women’s rights and an intern at Montreal’s Youth Court, Olivia believes in the power of education to bring about social change. As a certified conditioning coach and yoga enthusiast, she likes to get students to take stretch breaks to feed the body and the mind during their learning process.
Math, Middle School
Pierre is an accomplished IT specialist with a breadth of knowledge developed over many years in his role at Apple, providing customer tech support. He previously graduated in Physics & Computer Science from McGill University, where he also participated in a peer tutoring program. Pierre has an excellent grasp of complicated concepts in advanced Mathematics and draws useful real-world examples from his Physics background when trying to help others. In addition to being a solid contributor in the establishment and growth of Monarque Tutoring, he currently works as a software engineer at a fast-growing Montreal technology company. He is ever interested in learning more about every topic and enjoys applying himself to solving problems and optimizing processes. As a tutor, Pierre will tailor his approach to the needs of the student, making sure the foundations are solid in order to attain a better understanding of more advanced concepts. He enjoys discussions about the stars, relishes sharing his tips and tricks about woodworking and can teach robots how to go bleep bloop in the night using his computer skills.
Rosemary has been teaching since 1987 and recently retired from The Sacred Heart School of Montreal in June 2021. Her specialties include Secondary 1, 2, 3, CST 4 and CST 5 Math courses. Prior to her teaching career, she earned a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Arts from McGill University. Rosemary has always been dedicated to helping her students to be engaged learners, to take responsibility for their learning and to achieve success. She helps her students recognize that Math is a part of their everyday lives. She has received consistently positive feedback over her years of teaching, with her students and families praising her for being fair, dedicated and making even the most difficult concepts simple by breaking them down and building them back up slowly.
Science, Biology, ESL , Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Rosetta is currently pursuing her Education degree at the University of Ottawa, focused on teaching at the Intermediate and Senior levels. Her main teachable subjects are Physical Education & Health and Biology. She previously earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bishop’s University in Sports Studies and Biology, and also holds her DEC from Dawson College in Psychology. Outside of her formal education, Rosetta has gained much experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Science and History and has worked in several day camps over a period of 7 years, working with children from the ages of 2 to 17. Rosetta has worked and supported children through tutoring, as a one-on-one aide, a coach and in a group classroom setting. Across all of these experiences and formats, she has worked with students of all ages and profiles, including those with learning difficulties and various special needs. As such, she has accumulated and perfected many techniques and methods to help students achieve their academic and social goals. She encourages her students by building their confidence and providing them with the tools to contribute in a classroom setting.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Sam is a devoted neuroscientist currently pursuing his Master’s degree at McGill University. After finishing CEGEP in the health science field and completing his Bachelor’s degree in physiology at McGill, he now spends his days in the lab working to understand the brain at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Sam’s neuroscience interests include advancing our understanding of mental illness with a keen focus on depression. Along the way, he has accumulated years worth of mathematical and biological expertise. Sam aspires to teach science to CEGEP students and motivate the next generation of scientists. Sam has worked for Dawson College as a tutor and has helped numerous students turn their strugglfes in biology and calculu, into concepts that make sense. Due to his rooted interests in education and pedagogy, he spent parts of his undergrad altering science course curriculums and supporting his professors’ approaches to teaching. Sam understands that the key to learning is not through the memorization of a textbook- it’s about having fun and loving what you learn! He understands that there are many different types of learners and will adapt his tutoring strategies to help his students in a way that is personally curated to their learning styles. From his rigorous pedagogical background, Sam knows how to engage students of all age groups and help them realize that the power to learn is in their hands.
English, Math, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Sass graduated from McGill University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s of Educational Psychology. She developed a passion for working with children in alternative settings and has worked in various types of schools for over 6 years. She currently works in a school for children with social-emotional difficulties, behavioural issues and often, learning disabilities. In her field, Sass frequently works with students struggling with reading and focuses on building the foundational skills necessary for them to improve, in a simple but enjoyable manner. Her teaching style is firm but fair, and she understands that every child learns differently and at their own pace. She believes that every child can be successful and works hard to provide each of them with the tools and skills necessary to achieve their goals.
English, French, Math, Science, Physics
Stella is currently studying Dentistry at McGill University. Previously, she completed a Health Sciences degree at Marianopolis College, graduating with the highest honors and earning the title of Marianopolis Scholar for her strong well-rounded academics, as well as an academic scholarship to McGill University. Stella discovered that she loves working with young people ever since she first supported primary school children through a program organized by her local library, in 2012. She then tutored secondary school students in a wide range of subjects, which allowed her to develop diverse interpersonal skills and gain diverse experiences. When it comes to tutoring, she has always adopted a very individual approach, attempting to understand the goals of each family as well as the student’s abilities and preferences before planning her lessons, and focusing on inquiry-based teaching. During her time at Marianopolis, Stella held the position of main executive of the Best Buddies Canada Marianopolis Chapter club, where she had the chance to work one-on-one with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to whom she offered leadership and social development opportunities. Stella has also been a lifeguard and swim instructor at her local civic center for the past five years. She is fully trilingual, speaking Romanian, English, and French fluently.
Math, Linear Algebra, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Personal Finance
Steph has completed a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics at the University of Ottawa. She has a decade of teaching experience in mathematics at the secondary level, where she has taught all courses from secondary 1 to 5, as well as acted as a resource teacher to provide additional support to students struggling with the math curriculum. This experience supporting students with unique learning needs led her to move into teaching in the Outreach Network, as well as to undertake a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning Studies (University of Ottawa), which she recently completed. She is currently teaching in a social affairs high school, putting into practice all of the latest strategies and techniques that she has learned. Prior to doing her MEd, Steph also worked for an EdTech company developing investigative learning activities for teachers and students. This experience provided her with unique insight into content creation that is a strong base for preparing students for the Secondary 4 and 5 Ministry Exams. Steph believes in educating the whole student and helping them to build good work habits that will carry into all aspects of their life. It is her goal that every session be fun and engaging, and that the student leaves feeling more confident in the material and in themselves.
English, ESL , Reading, Writing, Elementary
Stephanie holds a PhD in Education, as well as a Master of Arts in Child Studies, and a Bachelor in Elementary School Education. She currently works at Concordia University in Reading Research and Teacher Training. She has published several academic studies in this area, some of which have resulted in news coverage. As a result, she was selected as Concordia Newsmaker of the month by the University (March 2021). Stephanie is skilled at disseminating knowledge to a wide range of students and enjoys working together with learners to find the optimal learning strategies for each student. A constructivist at heart, Stephanie believes in the importance of relating academic content to student’s own experiences. She also believes in the power of a good book. As an avid reader, Stephanie prides herself in being the person students come to for book recommendations.
English, French, Math, Biology, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Time Management
Stephanie is an adaptable tutor who believes that with patience and dedication, all students have the ability to reach their full potential. She has extensive experiences working as an English as a Second Language tutor, Applied Behavioural Analysis therapist and as a behavioural interventionist working in a school for students with exceptionalities. The children she has worked with range from Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, trauma diagnoses as well as other learning difficulties. She holds a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Psychology with a French minor from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently a first-year master’s student in the Speech-Language Pathology program at McGill. She strives to provide an inclusive learning environment in which students have the ability to express themselves and have fun while learning. Stephanie is a native English speaker, but is fluent in French as well.