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, History, Math, Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Executive Functioning, Life Skills
Alex is a 3rd year law student at Université de Montréal, with an interest in business and corporate law. Prior to choosing a career in law, Alex completed health sciences at Dawson College where he aspired to become a doctor. Alex attended both elementary and high school at Selwyn House School in Westmount where he not only excelled academically (graduating Cum Laude), but was also named to the Sportsman’s guild in his graduating year for his contributions in football, hockey and rugby as an elite athlete. Alex is a die-hard Canadiens hockey fan and a passionate Cowboys football supporter. Alex believes that the tutoring environment should be best adapted to each specific student, and has no issue if the student wants to play music, wear their PJ’s or eat popcorn during the session, as long as they promise to be effective and concentrate to the best of their abilities. As a tutor, Alex makes sure that the students are ready for their upcoming exams by ensuring comprehension, maximizing organizational skills and re-enforcing effective time management. Alex started tutoring in grade 9, as a part of the Big Brother Program at Selwyn to fulfill volunteer hours, and he has been doing it ever since. Alex is comfortable in all high school subjects, in both french and english.
English, French, Reading, Writing, Elementary
Alyssa is a Translator and truly passionate about language. She holds a Diploma of College Studies in Modern Languages from Dawson College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation from Concordia University. While at Dawson, as an honours student, Alyssa was given the opportunity to tutor students in parallel to her studies. In each of her tutoring relationships, she found a way to connect with the students, particularly the younger ones, as she is an extremely patient and understanding person, but also knows when her students need that extra push of encouragement and confidence boosting.
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, Philosophy, ESL, Humanities, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Time Management
Personal Training, Karate Certified functional strength coach and head coach at Adrenaline Performance Center, Ángel (“An-hell”) Zazo is in constant search of the most effective and innovative forms of training. Whether it be his creative design to tailored training programs or his lively strength and conditioning circuits, he is devoted to keeping his students smiling and to helping them achieve their goals. He takes great pride ensuring his sessions are fun, challenging and novel. Angel grew up in the Dominican Republic where he practiced many sports and developed a passion for understanding the human body. Before moving to Canada, he taught physical education, Shito Ryu Karate and self defense, achieving a 3rd degree black belt in both disciplines. Now, living in Canada, he has developed his career in the fitness world as a personal trainer, under the mentorship of Jonathan Chaimberg. He is a strength and conditioning coach for professional soccer players from MLS, CPL and LDF and is part of the training camp for former UFC fighter Alex “The Dominican Nightmare” Garcia. Ángel is looking forward to working with student athletes seeking to make competitive sports a part of their academic career.
English, History, Geography, Math, Philosophy, FSL, Reading, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep
Anna is in her final year at McGill University, pursuing Honours in Liberal Arts (Art History and Literature) and a minor in Middle East studies. For Anna, art history is a unique gateway into history and society. She has always excelled in social sciences and received diverse awards in this field. She has been a camp counsellor in a natural science camp and is a scout leader, which taught her how to create educational and fun activities while also being attentive to the child’ needs. Being a scout leader is really about supporting a child’s development and finding inspiration with them through nature, sharing and challenges. She creates an educational environment based on open mindedness and creativity. Anna also shares a passion for dance, primarily ballet and contemporary.
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, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management
Ashley is a 3rd year McGill University student completing her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English in the Faculty of Education. She holds a DEC in Social Science studies from John Abbott College and graduated from Villa Maria High School, where her strong work ethic developed. With various experiences from student-teaching internships, counsellor and instructor positions, Ashley possesses effective skills and strategies which she applies to her teaching. She was a Camp Counsellor at Sunny Acres camp for children 4 to 7 years old and volunteered extensively at the Montreal General hospital daycare with children 2 to 6 years old. Ashley is also a certified lifeguard and instructor and has been teaching swimming to children aged 2 to 12 years. Her familiarity and experience with educational pedagogy allows her to take a unique approach for each student’s needs and interests. Ashley is a dedicated individual with a passion for both teaching and learning.
English, French, History, Geography, Math, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
A master’s student in speech-language pathology at McGill University, Camille wants to devote her career to helping children with language and academic difficulties. She completed a B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Ottawa where she received the silver medal for the second best GPA of her faculty as well as the best GPA of her program. Over the years, she has developed effective study techniques, as well as good organizational skills. Camille always kept up an active lifestyle throughout her studies by practicing sports daily. She runs, cycles, does river surfing and is a passionate yogi. In fact, she became a certified yoga teacher last year. She hopes to share her love for physical activities and promote a healthy lifestyle. Various professional experiences with children, such as camp counsellor and substitute teacher in elementary schools, have made her a qualified tutor to support children in their learning. Devoted, Camille is a 100 % involved in order to provide the best to her clients.
English, French, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Caroline is a 4th year McGill student studying to be an English second language teacher. She has taught ESL through multiple internships in primary and secondary schools, within the TESL McGill University program. As of Fall 2019, her GPA stands at 3.5 on 4.0. After being in the TESL program for 4 years, she has learned a lot about pedagogy, teaching strategies and building programs that students love. She is originally from France and moved to Montreal 8 years ago. She studied French, English Literature and Theatre in Cegep and performed in many shows and plays throughout her academic career. Through the arts, she acquired many of the skills that she now applies to her teaching. Caroline discovered her passion for teaching and tutoring while helping classmates’ study for the French Baccalaureate. Since then, she has been tutoring students in English and French from beginners to advanced levels. After tutoring and teaching for multiple years, she has acquired many effective strategies which allow her to tailor her approach to each student’s specific needs.
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, Geography, Homework, Elementary
Cassandra is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in Child Studies at Concordia University. Previously, Cassandra attended John Abbott College where she graduated with a degree in Social Science with a “focus” on Environmental Studies. Cassandra has been tutoring and working with children for a number of years. While at John Abbott College, Cassandra worked as a peer tutor and gained experience tutoring students with special needs. After completing her degree at Concordia, Cassandra wants to pursue her studies and obtain a Master’s of Art in Geography, which will ultimately lead her to her dream of teaching environmental sustainability at the Cegep level. Cassandra is a true environmental sustainability advocate and wants to impart her knowledge on younger generations. 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. Cassandra also believes in helping students learn important life skills through her tutoring, such as: accountability, responsibility and being self-sufficient. Cassandra has a fun teaching approach and believes that children learn best when they are actively involved in their education.
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Political Science, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Catherine is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received her Master of Social Work (MSW) specializing in interpersonal practice and mental health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Toronto, a DEC in International Studies from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and attended excellent french private schools for all of elementary and secondary school. Perfectly bilingual in French and English, Catherine has over ten years of experience tutoring students from elementary to university level. Her past experiences include mentoring at high schools in Japan, teaching English as a second language to study abroad students and working with academically at-risk student-athletes from the University of Michigan. Catherine has a passion for educating and supporting children coming from especially difficult circumstances.
Chloë is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree at McGill University, with a major in Psychology and a double minor in Linguistics and Behavioural Sciences. She is passionate about working with kids and hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in either social work or educational psychology in the near future. She has a lot of experience in a camp environment, having been both a counsellor and a canoe-trip guide at YMCA camp Kanawana. Chloë also has experience working with kids outside of camp. She worked as a ski instructor at the Lakeshore Ski Club, and an after-school animator in 2 elementary schools in Montreal. She hopes to bring her passion for camp to the Monarque at-home camp program, and make the summer as memorable as possible for the kids.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP
Claire-Marine is a science teacher with experience in both the elementary and high school settings. She has worked as a science activity coordinator and as substitute teacher in elementary schools. She is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning at McGill University specializing in high school science education during which she received the Phyllis Shapiro Award to recognize her excellence in teaching. Claire-Marine is passionate about making learning fun, accessible and authentic by involving curiosity, creativity and hands on activities. As a National Geographic Educator, she creates learning activities that connect the student to the world around them and tie together knowledge and skills from different fields. From her interdisciplinary experience completing a BSc. in Physiology and Mathematics at McGill University, she can answer questions such as “When would I ever use this?” and create a meaningful learning experience. Claire-Marine is a very patient and warm person. She loves tutoring as it allows her to connect one on one with students. She is invested in her students’ success and works with them to achieve their goals. Together, they build the students’ confidence and find ways to make learning fun, as it should be! Being bilingual, she is comfortable teaching in both French and English. In her spare time, you will find her taking care of her plants, travelling or painting.
English, History, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Danielle is a spirited educator who is entering her fourth and final year of Kindergarten/Elementary Education at McGill University. Danielle is a hardworking student who has always been passionate about her schooling and is so excited to officially be a teacher when she graduates! As a pre-service teacher, Danielle believes that the most important thing any teacher can do for their students is to make them feel like they have a voice and that this voice is valued. Danielle follows a constructivist approach to teaching/learning because she feels teachers must remember that every child is unique and they all learn in different ways. She has a significant amount of experience working with children in many different environments. Danielle has worked at multiple summer camps as a counsellor and was a part of the managing team for one camp, where she worked closely with parents to ensure the well-being of all campers. Additionally, she worked for 3 years as a counsellor at an EMSB extended day program where she was able to work with students from all grades in an educational and recreational setting. Danielle has experience lesson planning through her various internships at McGill and in January 2020 she began working as a substitute teacher for the EMSB, due to her excellent performance as a student-teacher during her third field experience. Danielle is someone who is dedicated to her work no matter what it is and she is so grateful to be able to work with kids and help them become the best person they can be!
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary
Daphnée is completing her final year of a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. Following graduation, she hopes to focus on early intervention to help children prepare themselves for their later, formative years. Her previous studies include a DEC in Child Studies from Dawson College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Concordia University. Having grown up in a family that owns a daycare, Daphnée has always been interested in child development. She has years of experience tutoring children with special needs as well as French second-language learners. Her approach centres on individualized teaching in a safe learning environment, while promoting a love for learning. Daphnée is patient, creative, and excited to work with you!
English, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Deandra recently completed her Bachelor of Education at Bishop’s University. Throughout her studies, Deandra played on both the varsity soccer and rugby teams and learned how to balance sports, schoolwork and social life. As a new graduate, she offers her students the latest and most innovative ways of teaching. Having worked at three different elementary schools, she has gained an appreciation for the challenges that children face at various ages and grades. In addition to her teaching experience, Deandra worked for six years as a Camp Counsellor, with children from 5-11 years old, and two years as the coordinator of the Kirkland Library Summer reading program. Deandra is knowledgeable about curricula, lesson planning, individual mentoring approaches and can make required modifications for special needs students. Furthermore, Deandra has solid time management and communication skills combined with unwavering devotion to student success.
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, she has been tutoring for 4 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.
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!
Math, Science, Chemistry, Middle School, Secondary, Executive Functioning, Life Skills
Erin was a chemical engineer for ten years as a process engineer for Shell Canada. She transitioned to education six years ago when she joined Selwyn House School as a science lab technician helping science teachers prepare and execute lab activities. She has been a valued substitute teacher for over five years in kindergarten through grade eleven. She has developed and delivered a grade six chemistry unit as well as taught grade nine science and grade eleven chemistry during a parental leave. As a mother of three, Erin cares for children and is invested in their success. She is known for her enthusiastic chemistry demonstrations at birthday parties, in classrooms and at science camps.
English, ESL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, SSAT, PSAT, SAT
Eva is a fourth year student at McGill studying English Literature with minors in Education and Linguistics. She has a passion for working with children and is currently applying to Master’s programs in Education, in hopes of pursuing a career as a Secondary English teacher. Eva has tutored elementary students in various subjects, taught at an intensive SAT prep camp, and received her TEFL certification while teaching English at summer camps in Italy. Her work at summer camps focused largely on incorporating games and activities into lessons, providing her with first-hand experience that showed the impact that fun, engaging lesson plan had on learning. Her warm personality helps her build strong relationships with students based on mutual respect and communication. She believes that a key aspect of individualized tutoring is confidence building, by highlighting and solidifying what a student does well, and following that by a positive and constructive approach to what the student can improve on. Eva is eager to share her expertise as it concerns the English language as well as SAT strategies.
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Ève-Amélie is starting the final year of a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. In the past five years, she has been teaching French and English to a variety of age groups in Quebec, but also in England and Japan. After obtaining her DEC in Modern Languages, Ève-Amélie completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Writing and Multimedia at the Université de Sherbrooke, including a semester abroad in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Manchester in the UK. She spent three years working and travelling around the world until she opted for a career change as a speech-language pathologist. Ève-Amélie went back to university and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology at McGill University while always being on the dean’s honour list and graduating with Distinction. Her hard work got her accepted to several Speech-Language Pathology master’s programs in Canada. Ève-Amélie is highly skilled at teaching grammar, reading and writing skills, and oral communication in both French and English. She strongly believes in making her students active participants in their learning process. She achieves that by fostering their verbal communication and their critical thinking as much as possible, and by using role-playing to recreate situations that come up in their everyday lives. Most importantly, Ève-Amélie ensures to create a safe learning environment by encouraging respect, dialogue, open-mindedness, and, of course, having fun. She aims to boost her students’ confidence to keep them motivated to improve on their difficulties while not thinking that these difficulties define them as people.
Math, Science, Physics, Middle School, Secondary George is a motivated McGill Software Engineering student who worked as a peer tutor at Dawson college and focusing on supporting students in calculus I & II, linear algebra and mechanics. He has also provided help to students with disabilities in subjects such as essay-writing, note-taking, time management and study skills. Besides formal tutoring, George has worked with children (5-9 years old) to help them develop leadership skills and maintain safety-first approaches. George believes in breaking down concepts in order to help students better understand difficult formulas. His personable, kind and patient persona has made him a wonderful tutor whos’ students have achieved tremendous success.
Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Personal Finance
Halley is currently studying at Concordia University, working towards completing her Bachelor’s of Arts, Major in Economics. In addition to being a student, Halley is an entrepreneur. She co-founded her start-up company in January of 2018 and completed three stages of an accelerator in Montreal, through which her company finished top 3 out of 20. Halley was in charge of running the operations and now understands the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. She understands how to start from an idea or a problem and bring it to the stage of seeking investment and strategy. Her drive and passion for new inventions and creations is unparalleled. In addition to being a student and an entrepreneur; Halley loves tutoring. She was an English tutor for children and working professionals, specializing in conversational English. Halley has a passion for helping others, whether it be creating a safe non-judgmental space for one to gain confidence or sharing her experiences and teaching others the lessons and skills she has learned through school and entrepreneurship. Her bright personality and driven spirit for education allow her to support any student in creating and achieving their personal goals.
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.
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.
Dance Jessica is a professional dancer, emerging choreographer, and substitute instructor who currently dances with a Montréal-based dance company called RUBBERBAND – known for its unique fusion of contemporary dance and break-dancing styles. Born in Burnaby, BC, Jessica started training in ballet at the Richmond Academy of dance, before moving to Calgary, AB where she continued dancing at a competition studio. In May 201,9 Jessica graduated from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Dance, where she studied extensively in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip hop, amongst other styles, and performed excerpts of works by world renowned choreographers. Following graduation Jessica has: starred in a music video of the band called half•alive, receiving over two million views; spent two months in Hamburg, Germany with a contemporary dance company called Aszure Barton & Artists in a creation process of the company’s new work Where There’s Form; joined RUBBERBAND in dance company; and will be making her professional debut as choreographer in the 18th edition of the Festival Quartiers Danses in Montréal. As an instructor, Jessica enjoys the challenge of catering to the student’s unique learning style and imagining-up new ways to explain proper technique of each dance step. She works towards building the creativity and confidence of each student and encourages them to let the joy, discipline and artistry of dance spill over into all other aspects of their life.
Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Julia graduated from McGill with a Bachelor in Science, major Chemistry, minor Biology, as well as a Bachelor in Education. As someone who loves school, she then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Experimental Surgery. Today, Julia is currently a loved teacher at Lauren Hill Academy and has been formally teaching for the past 3 years, in subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, and math. She is a true expert when it comes to ministry exam preparation and content. Her various experiences offering extra support to students at school exposed her to the benefits of 1:1 tutoring, which represented a nice complement to her classroom experiences. Julia has now been tutoring for 2 years and absolutely loves being able to identify each of her student’s specific needs and find strategies and study skills that lead to positive changes in both the student’s motivation and academic performance.
English, French, History, Geography, Philosophy, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Kaila is a recent graduate of McGill University in Physical and Health Education. She was the recipient of the prestigious Scholarship of Excellence for Future Teachers, which was awarded to the top ranked students based on academic excellence by the Ministry of Education. In September 2020, Kaila will begin a Master’s program in Curriculum studies specializing in Health, Outdoor and Physical Education at the University of British Columbia. She received funding for her Master’s by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, awarded based on academic merit and research abilities. She aspires to be a teacher and, in parallel, pursue research into the foundations of a healthy school environment, in which all aspects of wellness are integrated into students’ learning. Kaila has had many rich experiences teaching, including a recent internship at the Canadian International School in Cambodia, through which she was nominated for the Teaching and Leadership Award. She has also had many substitute teaching mandates at various schools in Montreal, where she taught physical and health education, outdoor education and Elementary curriculum. Kaila is perfectly bilingual, having attended the French school, Collège International Marie de France until University. She then entered an English University, complemented by various internships at English schools and teaching the language at a summer camp in Spain. She is truly passionate about teaching and developing skills to acquire and maintain healthy physical and mental well-being. Her passion has been demonstrated with her research, and mentoring experience at McGill in the field of Exercise, and Health Psychology. When she isn’t teaching, you will always find Kaila outdoors; hiking, skiing, biking, meditating, and exploring the world.
English, History, Secondary School
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Concordia University. For the past 10 years, since graduating, she has embedded herself in schools, as a Special Ed Technician, and tutored students from all grade levels, across multiple subjects, including Science, History, English and French. As an in-class aide, Karen has gained a wealth of experience supporting students with behavioural issues and special needs and in building modified and adapted curriculum. Through her tutoring and in-school experience, she has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with the Quebec Sec 4 and 5 ministry exams in History and English. Karen has tutored privately as well as in a learning center, through which she has successfully prepared students for their exams and integrated new immigrants into the Canadian school system. Due to Karen’s love for the written and spoken word, she spent 2 years as a communications officer at CBC Radio and is a freelance ghostwriter for various websites and blogs.
Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Kate is a graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has recently returned to school to complete a second degree in Applied Human Sciences in order to eventually enter graduate studies in the fields of education or counselling. For over six years, Kate has worked in a variety of schools within the English Montreal School Board as a Special Education Technician. Her role is to support students both academically and behaviorally who struggle with learning and intellectual disabilities, neurobehavioral conditions, mental health issues and social skills. In addition to tutoring university students with disabilities and working as a teacher’s assistant for university professors, Kate has facilitated study skills groups and social skills programs within community centers and schools and has worked as an applied behavioral therapist for children on the autism spectrum. She has a plethora of experience finding and using effective strategies, tailored to each students’ needs, to assist them in having the most successful educational experience possible. Kate believes that school should be much more than academics and in order to better support youth in education, there needs to be a more individualized approach to teaching. Kate is passionate about animals, sports and reading and prides herself on her ability to quickly build rapport with students in order to create a comfortable climate that is conducive to learning.
English, French, History, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Organization, Time Management
Katelyn is a passionate educator who has always believed that teaching is her life’s calling. She graduated with First-Class Honours in Child Studies at Dawson in 2017 and is currently entering her fourth year of her B.Ed in Elementary Education at McGill with a perfect GPA of 4.0. She has consistently been in the top 10% of her program throughout her academic career, which culminated in her winning the Bourse d’Excellence des Enseignants in 2019. Katelyn is perfectly bilingual and has experience teaching French, History, English, Art and Math across a variety of elementary schools in Montreal through multiple internships and substitute teaching experiences. She also taught English as a second language for two years. Katelyn has lesson planning experience and a passion for making learning fun as she believes it to be the best way to encourage students to become lifelong and successful learners. Through one of her recent internships, she took the initiative to start her own Math Olympic team and lead several remedial reading groups to help students succeed. She always strives to develop a personal connection with every child she works with and best support their unique needs. Katelyn has a patient, energetic and playful teaching style and believes that with the right strategies and support, every child has the ability to reach their maximum potential.
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 is in the process of completing his Bachelor 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 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.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12 Kyle is currently completing his fourth semester at Vanier College, studying Health Sciences. Prior to CEGEP, Kyle attended Royal West Academy for high school, where he discovered his talent for tutoring math and science. He received two math awards from the University of Waterloo, which honored his exceptional performance in a math competition. More recently, Kyle won an award in Vanier’s 2018 bridge building competition. Today, Kyle continues to tutor and is always looking for different, creative ways to help his students fill their knowledge gaps and learn to love the subjects at hand, as he does. He provides useful tips and tricks on how to conduct oneself in a test environment in order to optimize time and correct answers and makes sure to simulate and practice these techniques prior to taking the test. In his free time, you can find Kyle outside, on a long run.
French, History, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Foreign Languages (Advanced Italian)
Léa is currently completing her Masters in French Literature at the Université de Montréal. After having completed all her primary, secondary and college studies at the Collège International Marie de France, she completed her French Baccalauréat with honors. In 2017, she graduated from McGill University in French Literature and History with first class honors. Trilingual in French, English and Italian, Léa discovered a love for tutoring the languages and went on to support many students with their homework, in french and french literature. Léa then completed a teaching internship at the Collège Ahuntsic with students in the arts program. Following that, she became a teacher’s assistant in her department at the Université de Montréal. After her studies, Léa would like to teach literature at Cégep.
Psychology, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Leah is currently a Masters student studying Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She is dedicated to becoming a registered psychologist with the ambition of fostering a holistic sense of wellbeing in her clients. Through her work with neurotypically diverse children, youth, and adults at residential summer camps, elementary school, clinical research, and practicum training, she understands the impact academic functioning and life skill development has on a person’s self-esteem and confidence. In these settings, she has experience in cultivating executive functioning skills (including time management, organization, planning, task initiation and completion, goal setting, focusing, working memory) as well as life skill development (including presentations, interviews, CV writing, among others) with clients. Leah also has a thorough understanding of the learning challenges clients with ADHD and learning disabilities face as she has worked closely alongside school psychologists in private practice assisting with report writing and compiling evidence-based recommendations. Leah sees clients as individuals and takes a strengths-based and collaborative approach to learning. She believes empowerment is at the heart of skill development to make lasting change.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Time Management
After completing a DEC in Health sciences, with honors, at Dawson College, Leen is pursuing her undergraduate degree at McGill University, majoring in Life Sciences, with a specialization in genetics. She has been tutoring middle school and high school students in Math, Science and English for over four years and has taught math classes at UCMAS Abacus & Mental Math school for two years before joining Monarque Tutoring. She has always fostered strong communication with her students and demonstrated passion to ensure that they excel in the subject at hand.
French, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities
Leila graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from Concordia University and is further pursuing her academic path with a certificate of Intervention in Intellectual Disabilities and Disorders of the Autism Spectrum at l’Université de Montréal. She plans to continue her studies in the field of educational psychology, which will allow her to cater, through education, to children with disabilities. Through her tutoring experience, her work with autistic children as well as her academic experience, she has acquired the knowledge and skills to equip those children with strategies and emotional regulation skills that they can carry on through life. She adapts her educational approach to acknowledge the individuality of each student.
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.
Luca is a recent graduate from Bishop’s University. He now holds two Bachelor’s degrees – in educational studies and in elementary education with a minor in English. He considers himself to be a lifelong learner and is always hungry to learn. Throughout his student-teacher placements, he has developed a passion for integrating the natural world into his classroom through outdoor and place-based education. He does so by leading activities and lessons revolving around sustainability, diversity and the history of our land. Luca was born and raised just outside the island of Montreal and spent his entire childhood exploring the abundance of nature and learning from experience, experimentation and failure. He believes that failure is an essential part of success. His educational aim is to pass on his love of the outdoors to his students in a more structured environment. His passions include, but are not limited to, skiing, cycling, camping, hiking, kayaking, music, cooking & baking, literature and gardening. As an Italo-Québécois, Luca is perfectly trilingual in English, French and Italian.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Personal Finance
Max is currently at McGill completing his Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology. He holds his DEC from Dawson College in Pure & Applied Science and graduated from Collège de Montréal, where he completed his high school studies in French. Max was recently recognized with the McGill’s Science Undergraduate Research Award for his work as a Research Assistant throughout 2019. Through this experience, he gained first-hand knowledge of lab techniques, dissections, microscopy and learned the trials of the scientific method. Max has worked extensively with students, tutoring both privately and as a volunteer. Max tutors math, physics, chemistry and biology. His volunteering experience at the Montreal General Hospital, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and a MEDLIFE humanitarian trip to Peru are all testament to his inherent love for helping people and for applying his passions of medicine.
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Organization, Time Management
Megan moved to Montreal from Morocco 6 years ago, after graduating from a French baccalaureate with distinction. In Montreal, she earned a degree in Physiotherapy from Université de Montréal. Her first foray into education was teaching at a CPE daycare, where she has worked every summer supporting children and staff. It was here that she developed a true love for teaching, as she sought to inspire each student who she had the privilege of working with. In parallel, Megan taught French to grade 7 and 8 students at a private high school and tutored a broad range of students across a diverse array of subjects. Her approach with students is one infused with kindness and focused on building confidence. She truly believes that a healthy bond is integral to building trust and receptiveness for the material at hand and reaching the student’s potential. Beyond her first passion, tutoring and teaching, Megan loves spending her free time designing spaces and holds a certificate in interior design from Collège Herzing.
French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Melanie is a Graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. She is eager to graduate this year and start her career as a Speech Language Therapist. She has over 10 years of experience working in diverse settings with children of various ages. She has worked at daycares, elementary schools (mainstream and specialized), rehabilitation centers and medical centers. Melanie completed her Bachelor studies at McGill University in Psychology and minored in linguistics and education. Through these experiences, Melanie has had the opportunity to work with children of all ages, both typically developing and with differing impairments (visual, motor, auditory and intellectual), disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder) and syndromes (e.g., Downs Syndrome). She also has 4 years of experience doing research in Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effects of music therapy. Melanie is continuously looking for new opportunities to learn and enjoys sharing this passion for learning with her students. She also loves fine arts and welcomes any opportunity to put her artistic skills to use and provide visual learning strategies to her students. Melanie is perfectly trilingual in English, French and Spanish.
French, Math, Economics, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Personal Finance
Melissa is a third-year student completing a degree in Corporate Finance at HEC, through which she has received numerous scholarships for excellency. She has taken and excelled at subjects from differential calculus to accounting and valuation, with a cumulative GPA of 4.0/4.3. Prior to University, she studied administration in CEGEP and applied sciences in High School. Currently in the Consulting Club at HEC and with four internships in the finance industry under her belt, she has acquired relevant knowledge and skills on how to create a network, to prepare oral presentations, master Excel and how to secure a job in the corporate world. As a high achieving student, she has been tutoring others in numerous subjects by simplifying complex material in digestible pieces and by teaching studying strategies, including note-taking, memorization tricks and time/stress management. Both her educational and career background have provided skills that would benefit students from first grade to college, school and life in general. She is perfectly bilingual, but her mother tongue is french.
English, French, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Miriam graduated from John Molson school of business in Supply Chain and Logistics. She was asked to become a Teacher’s Assistant by her former professor in University and quickly became passionate about teaching and helping students in difficulty. She pursued this passion by teaching students in both high school and elementary and becoming a tutor for the English Montreal School Board. She also tutored in French, English and Math on her own time. Miriam is also the founder of Mind Your Body MTL a comprehensive wellness initiative designed to maintain and improve student’s wellbeing by bringing a new perspective to health by emphasizing the mind and body connection. She worked closely with the English Montreal school board and a Sport-Etudes program in Lanaudière to develop the program. She is passionate about everything to do with fitness, mental strength and nutrition. Miriam understands that every student is different and will learn differently, she easily adapts to each one of her students and is determined to help them achieve their personal goals by creating a safe-space where students are motivated to interact. Her positive energy and passion make it easy for any student to bond with her and ensures an enjoyable and successful learning process.
English, French, Reading, Writing, Political Science, Humanities, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Montana is a devoted University student completing her fourth and final year at McGill University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. Montana is originally from London, but spent a large part of the childhood living in France and Belgium where she obtained her bilingual international baccalaureate (IB Diploma). Montana has worked as an independent tutor for five years with students of all ages as well as adults. Montana has also worked as a translator and assistant in a short-term internship in communication studies. In 2015, Montana volunteered in an orphanage in Cambodia, where she built an English program for young children. From then on, she discovered her two main passions: working with children and humanitarian rights. Montana is bilingual in French and English, and has an advanced level in Spanish. Montana adapts her teaching methods depending on her students’ specific needs and requests. She has prepared students for the IELTS exam, as well as other high school exams, and has also assisted students who simply wanted to work on their conversational skills.
English, French, Math, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Olivia graduated from Royal West High School and has her Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Concordia University. 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 at Westmount Park Elementary School teaching English to Elementary students. She worked with Say Ca Circle of Support for Refugee Youth where she built a new mentoring program, which was successfully implemented across the organization. Her current students include elementary school children with learning disabilities as well as students requiring French as a Second Language. She is patient, fun, interesting and always up for a challenge.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12 Owen is a Mathematics and Music teacher currently working at Loyola High School in Montreal-West. He holds a B.Ed and a B.Mus from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Owen has been teaching and tutoring for many years, and has ambitions for a career in education. Before moving to Montreal in September 2019, Owen recently completed a year-long teaching contract in North Vancouver, British Columbia. There he taught Mathematics at Brockton Preparatory School, an IB private school, and was responsible for teaching grade 9-12, covering topics ranging from geometry, finance, calculus, functions, statistics and probability. As a classroom teacher, Owen learned the value of working one on one with students as the most effective way of grasping difficult topics. He also helped various students prepare for exams, and create effective study strategies. Owen was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He has been passionate about education ever since teaching piano lessons to local children while he was in high school. After spending 5 years helping coordinate a local after-school program, Owen decided a career in education would be a perfect outlet for his passion for music. While attending Queen’s University, Owen was a strong student in his mathematic and music courses, and in his second year began tutoring his peers and grading assignments for his professors. Owen is excited to be working with Monarque and with his wealth of experience, patience, and positive energy, he will make an excellent tutor for every student.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Secondary, CEGEP
Paul is in his second year of Pure & Applied Science at Marianopolis College, ranking at the top of his Science and Math classes. He has over four years of experience tutoring elementary, high school and college subjects as well as more general homework support and exam preparation. Paul has also worked with students with learning disabilities and has experience teaching vulnerable groups. Among his many achievements, he received the top 10% distinction in Math from the University of Waterloo competition. Sociable and approachable, he is happy working with strong students looking for enrichment as well as students who may be struggling. His objective is to help students reach their goals and learn to love the subjects as much as he does.
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.
Psychology, History, English, Primary, Middle School, Secondary
Reina is in her final year of McGill, after which she will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Education TESL Elementary & Secondary program, which will complement her existing certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Reina has consistently been a high performer and has been honored as a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society at McGill, for top academic standing, as well as with the Douglas Howes award for outstanding contribution to the quality of student life at Marianopolis college. She aspires to be a teacher and has had much relevant experience to put her on the path to success as she pursues this goal. Through 3 stages at various schools in the Montreal area, she has demonstrated her abilities to lead a classroom, develop lessons and effectively cooperate with co-teachers, parents and partners in the community to pursue the educational objectives of the school, in the best interest of her students. She has also had both local and international experience in tutoring 1:1 or small groups of students in English language skills such as listening, speaking and writing as well as grammar structure and function. Reina has a true love for languages, is perfectly bilingual in English and French and has a good command of both Spanish and Italian.
English, French, Math, Science, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Secondary, CEGEP, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Languages
Renata is in her final year of a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. She is looking forward to graduating next year and having a long career in the field of speech therapy and language assessments. Renata has been tutoring for the past seven years in many settings for multiple age groups ranging from elementary to university. She received a DEC in Modern Languages and a DEC in Music from Vanier College. She is proud to be the first student to have graduated in 2014 from their Double DEC program of Music & Languages, which is now a thriving program. Renata went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in both Linguistics and Psychology at McGill University and got accepted to S-LP master’s programs across Canada. Her expertise, following years of higher education with a focus on psycholinguistics, language acquisition, child development, cognition, and neuroscience, makes her an ideal tutor for those with reading/writing difficulties, narrative difficulties, executive functioning difficulties, and anyone who needs a tailor-made tutoring service from an engaging and experienced tutor. Renata thrives on seeing a student genuinely begin to enjoy learning. She has developed a colour coding system to help with the complexities of grammar, and loves teaching this system to her students. She also loves to incorporate singing and theatre into her tutoring sessions if the student enjoys it. There is no better way to learn something challenging than to have some fun while doing so!
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Richard is a certified math and chemistry teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience within Secondary school, Cegep and University. This multi-level formal teaching experience has given him a richer understanding and deeper insight into the various developmental challenges and learning processes that teenagers and young adults encounter within today’s educational system. He uses his diverse teaching and life experiences to create cross-curricular interactive lessons which are both engaging and meaningful for young learners. It is his hope that some of these activities will spark his student’s curiosity to ask questions and, more importantly, equip them with the motivation and tools to search for answers.
Samia recently completed her second year of Communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) in the Cultural and Media Production Strategies program. Her dream is to work in the cultural field, more specifically, in the music industry. Samia has been volunteering for the past 3 years as a monitor for the Louvettes in the 12th scout pack of NDG. She is responsible for organizing and leading the weekly meetings and activities for her group in addition to planning (meals, activities, transportation, accommodation) for 4 annual camps for 30 young girls between the ages of 11 and 13. Her experience as a scout leader taught her how to listen to children, to their ideas, questions and fears. Samia knows how to adapt to their needs as well as to ensure a safe, inspiring and fun environment for every one of them. Respect and helping others are important values for Samia, that she works hard to share with children.
English, Reading, Writing, Political Science, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills, Foreign Languages (Arabic)
Sarah recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She has chosen to pursue her teaching career by tutoring full-time as it has allowed her to collaborate one-on-one with her students and apply different learning approaches and techniques. Sarah excels at essay-writing and in helping to hone reading skills and has successfully tutored in language-based subjects such as English, Political Science and Debating. Managing a busy schedule and breaking down large assignments are skills that Sarah has mastered over the years and that she imparts to her students to ensure a solid foundation for teaching and learning. Sarah is incredibly patient and empathetic and believes that a student’s mental health is as much a priority as their academic goals. She has a bubbly personality and is eager to share her passion for learning with her students.
Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Sierra has a Masters of Science degree, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She worked in the field of ABA for the last 5 years at institutions such as the Gold Centre in Montreal and the Carbone Clinic in Dubai, where she provided early intensive behavioural intervention services. Sierra now works as an educator at the West Montreal Readaptation Center. She has a unique ability to connect with clients, from young children to adults, and can quickly pinpoint the key objectives to target with a given client, which are both functional and increase their quality of life.
History, Geography, Secondary
Sophia has a Bachelor of Education from the university of McGill in Secondary Social Science, History and Geography. She started her journey in education at Dawson college, where she earned a DEC in Social Science with a Child Studies profile, in hopes of pursuing a Bachelor of Education for Secondary Math, due to her love for math and problem-solving. Over the course of her studies, however, she developed a deep love for history as she became fascinated by stories of the past, which have served in shaping our societies and who we are today. Sophia’s interest in teaching stems originally from being a part of a big family where she helped educate her 4 younger siblings. At McGill, Sophia volunteered with Peace by Peace, a program to educate elementary students on conflict resolution strategies, as well as Right to Play, which encourages youth to stay physically active. In the summer of 2018, she taught English in Italy to children aged 7 to 14 and was certified to teach English as a foreign language through theater and play (TEFL-TP). Throughout her time at Dawson and McGill, she has had many teaching experiences and has developed a plethora of skills as a professional educator. She currently works as a substitute teacher with the Lester B Pearson School Board where she has supported a variety of classes and programs, from enriched to pre-work. She has worked with naturally gifted students, to students with many personal issues and challenges as well as students who are less strong academically, but are highly motivated. She has enjoyed every type of student and every opportunity to pursue her passion for teaching. Some of her strengths include organization skills and connecting to people one-on-one as she is very approachable and open.
Yoga, Personal Training, Nutrition Tania is a certified yoga teacher, personal trainer and nutrition specialist. She has supported a wide range of clients and yoga students for over a decade, including teaching yoga to young figure skaters as an after-school program for Sport-Études in both elementary and high school. Tania holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montreal and uses the knowledge & experience acquired through her education to run her business, which includes hiking & yoga retreats and a yoga studio. Understanding the importance of continued education, Tania is regularly attending workshops and training programs in order to expand her knowledge and to provide relevant content to her students. She has traveled to the USA and to Italy to learn from world renown senior yoga teachers. Her enthusiasm for yoga and fitness began when she noticed what a positive impact it could have on her life and mood. Both disciplines gave her the tools that she needed as a young working mother to achieve physical strength, emotional stability and confidence. Discipline, faith, courage, compassion, non-attachment and connection are just some of the principles that govern her work and on which her daily practice is founded. She is a woman of integrity, with a passion for yoga and fitness.
English, History, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP Tara is completing her Diploma of Science (BSc) in Biology from Concordia University. She holds her Diploma of Collegial Studies in Health Science from Dawson College. Her specialties include: Math, Algebra, Chemistry, English and French as a Second Language for students from Elementary to University. Tara has worked with children for four years as a head animator for birthday parties. Additionally, Tara has worked as a First Responder for Emergency Medical Services and is the VP of MEDLIFE Concordia: An organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America and Africa to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development initiatives. Tara loves teaching and is always happy to share her notes and create problems on the spot to help the student learn and practice on their own. Her techniques promote a comfortable space in which the student develops an eagerness to learn and succeed.
French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Curriculum
Vincent is studying Biomedical Sciences at the Université de Montréal. His academic journey reflects his great interest in health sciences, although his intellectual curiosity has always motivated him to look further into different subjects such as the French language, philosophy, psychology and economics. Vincent is very invested in his learning, which has helped him achieve a perfect GPA of 4.3. Passionate about the pursuit and sharing of knowledge, Vincent took on an internship at the Sainte-Justine Hospital to confirm his interest in research. He would love to combine his love for scientific research and teaching and become a professor.
In summer 2019, Vincent was a counsellor at a day camp specialized in robotics where he taught the basics of programming and provided a fun, collaborative environment for the children. At the Université de Montréal, Vincent is currently a mentor who works with high school students to encourage them to undertake a research project. Vincent has been involved in peer tutoring programs throughout high school and college. Through his experience tutoring French, Math and Science, he has consistently proven that his support goes well beyond the subject at hand. He grows with the student, at their pace, in order to reach his or her academic goals and to cultivate the values and competencies of self-confidence, autonomy, determination and accountability.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Secondary, Grade 12
Yara is currently a master’s student pursuing her degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Concordia University, after having completed and excelled in her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering. She has been listed on the Dean’s list for eight consecutive semesters. Due to her academic excellence and interpersonal skills, she was offered a role in tutoring her colleagues at University, within the Math and Physics Center,which then led to a more formal teaching assistantship program. Yara has also worked as a research assistant in during her undergraduate years and she has now taken this to a higher level by continuing her research throughout her master’s degree. Currently, she is working as a teaching assistant at school, focusing on Math, Physics and Engineering courses, for a diverse group of students. Yara’s philosophy revolves around Student Centered Individualized Learning (SCIL), which is a method that takes into account the unique needs, strengths and weaknesses of every student. She uses this philosophy and her own flexibility to adapt the material and approach to each student’s learning style. As an outstanding student herself, who sometimes suffered as a result of her tutor/teacher’s teaching methods or difficult course content, she believes she has learned how best to add value to any student, within a diverse range of contexts and subjects.
French, History, Geography, Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Yseult Gibert is an enthusiastic and experienced tutor, currently pursuing a doctorate in Medicine at McGill University. Before joining McGill, Yseult was ranked in the first decile of her school’s Cote Rs (GPA). Yseult holds a French Scientific Baccalaureate degree with highest honours from the Collège International Marie de France, in Montreal. There, she built a strong scientific and, more importantly, general knowledge-base which has enabled her to be remarkably versatile in her teaching today. Both her university and teaching experience has equipped her with the skillset and the mindset to teach a broad range of subjects and skills. She started tutoring at the age of 15 while studying at Marie de France and quickly realised how much she enjoyed helping her peers succeed in their studies. In the past few years, she has supported many students from Elementary school to CEGEP in various subject areas, including but not limited to math, biology, history, French literature and the sciences. As a tutor, Yseult’s philosophy to achieving academic success has always been making learning relevant to students’ unique needs and interests as well as improving a students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, organizational skills and overall confidence. Her role as a tutor has also extended to extracurricular activities such as theater and soccer, through which she worked with children and teens to hone specific skills and act as a coach.