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, History, Geography, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Alexandra is entering her last year of the Secondary Social Sciences education program at McGill University, specializing in History and ERC. She has been a tutor since 2015, working privately and at Marianopolis College. She currently has a 3.88 GPA, is on the Dean’s Honour List, and received the Quebec Excellence Scholarship for Education students this past year. Alexandra’s approach to tutoring and teaching involves keeping students engaged in the content through active learning activities which promote critical thinking skills. She believes that this approach fosters skills that help students excel in history as well as their other school subjects. She is passionate about history and brings this enthusiasm to every lesson!
Reading, Writing, Music
Alana is a musician, actor, music teacher, entrepreneur and tutor who is passionate about working with children and helping them develop to their full potential. She graduated from John Abbott’s Professional Theatre program and continued her studies at Université de Montréal’s music faculty with a specialty in classical voice and opera performance. After university, she spent four years managing corporate sales teams. Although that career path proved to only be short term, the skills she gained working with and managing large groups of people taught her how to adapt to different communication styles when teaching and leading. Those management skills, paired with the creative approach she takes to her own life, have strongly influenced her teaching style. She adheres to the philosophy that each child learns differently and that discovering their individuality is the most effective way to unlock their gifts. She has now begun the journey of entrepreneurship and has recently opened up her own music school specialized in voice and performance skills. Her specialties include (but are not limited to): pre-k and kindergarten, languages (English and French), creative writing, music, mindful living practices and stress management. When she isn’t working on her creative projects or her music school, Alana can be found at yoga class, spending time in nature with her dog, practicing mindfulness or cooking!
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities
Alexia is a versatile tutor who is committed to developing the autonomy and enthusiasm of learning to her students as they progress through school. The school environment is an important part in achieving professional development. After having been a babysitter and a French tutor, Alexia moved to the field of psychology and linguistics which provided an opportunity to tutor in the Center de Fluidity Verbal de Montréal and become an educator at Dysphasie Plus de Montréal. Motivating children by tailoring learning activities to their interests, while encouraging them to develop language, are her greatest passions. This year Alexia decided to pursue this interest through education. At the end of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Montreal, she entered the graduate cycle at UQAM in intervention, to support students with a behavioral disorder. This has allowed her to acquire valuable skills in communication, openness, collaboration and the creation of educational relationships. Indeed, the essential role of empathy and patience in the development and academic success of children is what struck her most during her professional and university experiences. She wishes to develop a love of learning by offering her students stimulating activities adapted to their academic and personal needs.
English, French, Geography, Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Foreign Languages
Alicia is in her final year of her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at l’Université de Montréal. Passionate and curious about the world around her, she has a thirst for learning about many different fields. She has a wide range of knowledge from biology, geology and medicine, to more artistic areas like painting and drawing, as well as the social sciences, politics and literature. During her time as a teaching assistant at UdeM, she discovered her passion for teaching and strives to support students as they navigate the more challenging parts of their curriculum. Dedicated to helping others, Alicia is gentle, attentive and understanding. She will listen to your needs in order to best help meet your goals.
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, 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.
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.
Elementary, Middle School, Music
Carley is a musician from Ottawa, Canada who began her violin studies 17 years ago in Texas. Since completing her BA from McGill University, Carley obtained a postgraduate diploma from the University of Leicester in Psychology and recently completed her Suzuki teacher training certification. When she is not teaching, Carley enjoys playing violin in ensembles, including the OSI and several chamber music groups. She has held concertmaster and principal positions and was featured as a soloist in the Marrowstone Music Festival in the Pacific Northwest. Carley’s approach to music education is multifaceted and individualized, and as a music educator she strives to build a strong technical foundation and to develop a sense of musicianship through fun and engaging lesson plans that are suited to her students’ musical interests. She currently offers violin, viola, and piano lessons.
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.
English, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary
Clara Lewis is entering her third year at McGill University, with a major in psychology and a minor in both behavioural science and the environment. She is a certified lifeguard and swim instructor and has been teaching swimming lessons for the past five years to people of all ages. She now works as a swim instructor supervisor, where she oversees lessons and ensures that all swimmers are getting the attention they need to progress. She has worked as a sleep away camp counsellor for three summers, mainly working with young girls between the ages of seven and twelve. During these summers, she helped her campers build confidence as well as learn to connect with the natural world. Last summer, she assumed the role of Director for a leadership development program at that same summer camp. She helped teach aspiring counsellors important leadership skills as well as techniques to engage with children. She is passionate about teaching children and enjoys learning alongside them.
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, 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, 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!
French, Math, Science, Biology, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Organization, Time Management
Emma is in her 3rd year of pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, with a specialization in Ecology, at Concordia University. She was born in France where she spent the majority of her life, before moving to New York at the age of 16, then on to Montreal for University. As a result of her various international experiences, Emma has always been comfortable adapting to diverse environments and people. She is very open, loves meeting new people and discovering new cultures through her travels. Over the past few years, Emma was the preferred babysitter and tutor of the French community in Mamaroneck, in New York. Throughout her experiences, she was always enriched by the energy that children demonstrate when playing and learning and has, therefore, developed a passion for teaching. In pursuing this passion, she became a snowboard instructor for children of all ages. Her ability to connect with children on the slopes easily translates to her tutoring sessions. Whether she is providing homework help or in teaching the french language, Emma is able to adapt her teaching to the needs of each student and works hard to ensure her lessons are interactive so that students can truly understand and apply the different concepts, while having fun! Emma is looking to share her passion and enthusiasm to ensure her students are not discouraged when facing difficult material. Eventually, Emma is looking forward to becoming a Biology teacher.
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, 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, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Giulia is a certified teacher, having completed her degree at Concordia in 2018, with a specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Throughout her education, she has been on the Dean’s List and was the recipient of the Nadia Gagliano Student Teaching Award, which recognizes academic excellence, dedication to community and chosen profession. She has been working for the Lester B. Pearson School Board as a substitute teacher, and taught a split grade 1-2 class. After leading her own classroom, she decided to pursue a Master’s of Education at the University Ottawa in Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies, which she recently completed. Giulia’s experience with tutoring ranges from students in elementary with subjects such as English, French, Math and Reading, and students in high school, as a volunteer for a tutoring program developed for the LaSalle Warriors Football team. Giulia has also worked as a camp counsellor for under-privileged kids, through which she developed a great sense of compassion and admiration for her campers. Outside of her passion for teaching, she has been playing soccer for over 17 years and loves to travel, bake, read and take on new adventures. Her experience with kids has helped her develop skills in lesson planning, organization, leadership and communication. She believes it is important to individualize the curricula and use the students’ interest to further engage them in their learning, as to further support them in achieving their educational goals. She is dedicated, enthusiastic, very organized and patient.
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.
English, French, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Interview Prep
Isabelle is an enthusiastic and passionate educator who is committed to guiding students toward academic success. She graduated from Concordia University with Distinction in 2016. Upon receiving her BA in Sociology, she decided to pursue her love of academia and become an Educator. In May 2020, she completed her second Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education at McGill University. Isabelle is perfectly bilingual and has experience teaching English, Drama, and ESL in Greater Montreal High Schools and internationally through online programs. Her strengths lie in developing well-rounded, differentiated, and fun lesson plans which are in line with curriculum expectations. Following her fourth Student Teaching Internship, Isabelle was awarded the opportunity to correct the Secondary V Ministry exam in 2019. Through this experience, she has cultivated a clear understanding of the trajectory of English studies in Quebec and the tools necessary for success. Isabelle’s teaching philosophy centers on the belief that students engage in meaningful learning when they feel a connection to the material provided. For this reason, she is committed to adapting material and teaching methods to promote academic achievement. She utilizes effecting pedagogical strategies in order to create a supportive, encouraging, and thought-provoking learning space. Isabelle always maintains a positive attitude and applies patience and problem-solving skills to ensure that every student she encounters reaches their full potential.
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.
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, 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.
Katherine is a graduate of distinction from Concordia University in Early Childhood Elementary Education where she received her brevet in teaching. Her passion for teaching drove her to seek a deeper understanding of the young learner by completing her certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This provided the opportunity to venture overseas for one year to teach at the Canadian international school of Thailand, where she helped establish, create and teach the IB program for the newly created pre-Kindergarten classroom. Katherine is fluently bilingual and has completed her DALF certification to be recognized as a full time teacher in French in Quebec. Since 2019, she has taught Kindergarten in French and continues to focus and teach at this grade level. She loves teaching children how to explore what it means to grow and what it truly means to be a child, by touching on many aspects of cross curricular activities (art, science, numeracy and literacy). Katherine loves to incorporate singing and movement into her lessons and brings her bright personality into everything that she does. She believes strongly that giving her best efforts will inspire her students to do the same!
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, 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.
Laura is a gifted and experienced music teacher who is passionate about using music to meet needs, bring joy, and defy expectations. She received a Masters in Music Therapy from Concordia University in 2019, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from Capilano University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Trinity Western University, all with high honours. With a Grade 8 level of piano and Grade 9 level of voice in Royal Conservatory of Music, Laura’s background in classical music benefits her students with solid technical foundations as they explore their own unique interests and styles. She has taught private and group lessons for the past 10 years and is constantly blown away by the creativity of her students. Her areas of specialty include voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar in a wide variety of genres and styles. She has competed and performed in various local and provincial music festivals, musical theatre camps, and song-writing competitions. You may have heard her voice as the singing voice of Penny Ling in Littlest Pet Shop and in several My Little Pony films. She released an album of her own songs in 2010, which can be found on all streaming platforms. Her approach to teaching reflects her strengths-based method, individualized lessons, and belief that each person has the ability to grow with a little help and guidance. Let’s make some music!
French, History, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Foreign Languages (Advanced Italian)
Léa just received her master’s degree in French Literature at the Université de Montréal. She completed all her primary, secondary and college studies at the Collège International Marie de France, where she passed her French Baccalauréat with honors. In 2017, Léa graduated from McGill University in French Literature and History with first class honors. Trilingual in French, English and Italian, she started to tutor French grammar and literature in 2017, first for Les Services des Génies, then independently. She also helped students from the Collège Stanislas with their homework. During her Masters, Léa completed a teaching internship at the Collège Ahuntsic with students in the Arts and Letters program. Following that, she became a teacher’s assistant in her department at the Université de Montréal. Léa would like to teach French literature at cégep. In her free time, Léa loves reading and writing, dancing Rockabilly Jive and Swing, theater, and spending time with her friends.
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.
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!
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.
English, French, History
Marah is a qualified English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. She has worked with students from a broad range of levels from elementary to high school, in both French and English. She has a passion for working with youth and tries to instill confidence and a love of learning within each and every one of her students. Marah has been tutoring in French as a Second Language and English as a Second Language for about five years, and she believes in building strong partnerships with her students and their parents.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Personal Finance
Max completed his Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and is currently pursuing a MSc in Experimental Surgery. His thesis is focused on determining to what extent patient and procedure characteristics predict persistent opioid use after colorectal surgery. 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 recognized with McGill’s Science Undergraduate Research Award for his work as a Research Assistant throughout 2019 and scored in the 98th percentile of his MCAT exam. Throughout these diverse experiences, 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 Shriners 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, 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.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Entrepreneurship, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Mia is an approachable and passionate elementary school teacher. She is currently in her third year teaching for LBPSB. Before graduating McGill in 2018, she had experienced four student-teaching stages at various schools in Montreal, with the final one focused on special education. From this experience, Mia was able to learn how to adapt her teaching to different students and learning styles. She also developed the skills to support students’ mental health and emotional needs. Mia knows the importance of creating a trusting relationship and getting to know each individual she works with. Mia plans to return to McGill in 2021 to continue her studies in Educational Leadership. She believes education is a place of change and power. Mia views learning as a lifelong process and challenges herself by engaging in professional development in order to keep up with the ever evolving educational landscape. Mia uses the growth mindset to create a comforting and successful learning environment. She always challenges students to think critically about the world around them and, most importantly, to not be afraid to take risks. Every individual is unique and with their own set of strengths and weaknesses, and through this uniqueness Mia believes they can succeed if they are given an opportunity. She designs learning experiences that will help students develop skills and tools that they can use not only in school, but also in everyday life.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Michèle attended Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at McGill. She did an exchange semester at the City University of Hong Kong and lived in rural Japan for 1 year as a high school English teacher. She is passionate about travelling and exploring things outside her comfort zone. After receiving the Psychology Undergraduate Research Award at McGill, she assisted in experiments at the Bagot Lab that focused on stress susceptibility and depression, and had previously volunteered at the Child & Adolescent Social Competence lab, that studied child and adolescent interactions. The majority of her work experience thus far has been devoted to tutoring. Over the course of 4 years, she worked with students with a wide variety of learning needs and worked especially with those with ADHD, dyslexia, slow processing speed and anxiety disorders. She doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach, and caters her teaching style to each student’s preference, as well as helps them develop the learning and organizational skills that work best for them. Michèle enjoys learning from her students and sharing information that goes beyond the curriculum, especially with regards to motivation, development and mental health. Her motto is “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, so she integrates the importance of self-care and balance in her teaching. She also teaches skills related to stress management, goal-setting and time management in her lessons.
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.
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.
English, French, History, Philosophy, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Languages
Pascale is in the final semester of her bachelor’s degree of Anthropology at McGill University. After having studied in French at Collège de Montréal and Étoile Filante, she completed her DEC, graduating with honours, at Dawson College in Psychology and Social Sciences. She is passionate about Social Sciences and languages, speaking English and French fluently, and Spanish at an advanced level. She has ten years of experience caring for children privately and as a daycare educator’s assistant. She has recently completed her TESOL certificate and has tutored French to adults for over a year. With this experience, she has grown to enjoy the process of helping others overcome the fear of making mistakes and appreciate the art of learning something new. Being oriented towards others and enabling people to grow in a comfortable environment has led Pascale to internships in a legal clinic for refugees, a Mexican community organization for rural Indigenous groups, and other meaningful projects. With a passion for adventure, Pascale is a rock climber and McGill Outdoors Club activities executive in her free time. Through her avid sense of adventure, love of child care and tutoring experience, Pascale has developed an open-minded, patient and creative approach to teaching.
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.
English, Math, Calculus, Economics, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Rachel is a second-year student at McGill University in the Desautels Faculty of Business. She is majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Management for Sustainability and hopes to use this degree toward being able to implement sustainable methods into the corporate world. Prior to attending McGill, Rachel attended John Abbott in the Honours Social Science program where she earned the award of being in the top 10% of her program each semester. She has always excelled academically as a result of her drive, hard work and effective study methods, involving meticulous note taking and color coding systems. Rachel’s passion for connecting with people has helped her understand the different ways in which people learn, and adapt techniques accordingly. In her free time, Rachel loves to cook, play the piano and has a passion for health and fitness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Homework, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Vanessa is currently a third year student at McGill University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a result of Vanessa’s strong work ethic and academic excellence, she is currently on the Dean’s Honour List for being in the top 10% of her program at McGill University. She has completed two summer internships as a Project Manager Intern in the Ventilation department at Kolostat Inc., leveraging her strong communication and technical skills. During her studies, Vanessa has been tutoring in different levels of math, from elementary to university level. She has also had the opportunity to be a Tomlinson tutor at McGill University for both Calculus 3 and Partial Differential Equations, where her tasks included peer tutoring, monitoring discussion boards, and hosting her own tutorials. Apart from tutoring, she coached four to seven year olds in soccer for three summers, where she encouraged personal development and team spirit during games and practices. Vanessa is someone who is passionate about her work and will do anything to have her students succeed. As a tutor, she is very patient with her students, and has different approaches for teaching difficult math concepts. As a current student who has experienced both the difficult course concepts and suffered bad teaching, Vanessa believes she can teach the content as well as adapt to the student’s strengths and weaknesses.
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, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills, Coding
Walter is a multidisciplinary engineer with a passion for innovation and design. Walter holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill where he researched software algorithms for acrobatic aerial robotics. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, where, upon graduation, he was awarded the University Medal for the highest GPA in his program. Walter has a variety of industry experience as an engineer, working on designing everything from robotic arms to novel biomedical devices. As a tutor, Walter leverages his experiences as a teaching assistant and an engineer to create engaging lessons for a variety of subjects. Walter’s personal enthusiasm for science, math, and engineering shines through his lessons, and he is eager to share his passion for these subjects.
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.