MEET THE MONARQUE COLLECTIVE
A diverse group of passionate, approachable,
high achieving teachers, students
and domain experts.
Carefully selected and trained through a rigorous screening process and continuous feedback loop, tutors are matched to each student to ensure a perfect fit. Our ultimate goal for each pair aims at fusing teaching, mentorship and coaching together to build greater autonomy and to develop a set of skills considered critical no matter the age.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Alessandra is an elementary school teacher who earned a degree in Education from the University of Ottawa. Prior to completing her Bachelor of Education, she studied Psychology at Concordia University. It was during that time that she discovered her calling to work with children. Throughout her education and ensuing career, Alessandra has worked in various educational settings, and with children with a wide range of abilities and readiness levels. While studying for her Masters in Educational Psychology at McGill University, Alessandra began working with children with academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. To this day, she continues to work with this unique clientele. Her tutoring and educational approach is to meet the child at their readiness level, and from there, develop the skills and strategies necessary to thrive in our modern school system. Alessandra considers it of utmost importance to develop a strong rapport with any child she works with in order to maximize learning, all while maintaining an engaging environment.
English, History, Math, Philosophy, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Negotiation, Yoga
Alex is a critical thinker and analytical problem solver who is passionate about breaking down systemic social, economic, and academic barriers in education. She has diverse experience working with primary, elementary, and secondary aged students, and is particularly interested in working with marginalized and special needs individuals. Alex graduated from Western University in 2017 on the Dean’s List with a BA in Information in Media Studies. She then went on to McGill and obtained a Master’s in Education, where she received a scholarship for being a top 10 applicant to her graduate program of more than 300 people. Through her Master’s thesis research, Alex had the opportunity to run a large qualitative study on alternative schools for marginalized students. Alex now works at Summit School, which supports students with various cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric needs that require an alternative school setting. With seven years of higher education and three academic publications under her belt, Alex specializes in Social Sciences, English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Humanities, ERC, Visual Arts, and Media and Technology studies. Alex has also honed practical skills like personal and professional development, organizational skills, time management, and interview preparation. Alex takes an anti-oppressive approach by implementing Socratic, critical, and culturally responsive pedagogies in her teaching methods. She facilitates making connections with her students through an anti-authoritative approach and believes that teaching and learning should be an equitable exchange. Alex is passionate about curricular reform and ensuring that students can see themselves in what they are learning.
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, Alana developed key leadership skills through the successful management of corporate sales teams and, when coupled with her creativity, this experience helped to shape who she is today as an educator. 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. As a complement to this, Alana supports young learners in building a solid foundation of skills and behaviours that helps to prepare them for elementary school. Her specialties include, but are not limited to: Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum, languages (English and French), creative writing, music, mindful living practices and stress management. When she isn’t working on her creative projects or supporting students, Alana can be found at yoga class, spending time in nature with her dog, practicing mindfulness or cooking!
English, French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Writing, Elementary, Middle school, Secondary, CEGEP
Having recently graduated from Dawson College, Andrea is currently in her second year at McGill University pursuing a BSc degree in the biomedical and life sciences field. She has a strong academic standing and has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. As a result of Andrea’s academic excellence, she was invited into the Golden Key International Honours Society for being in the top 5% of her faculty at McGill. Andrea has been tutoring students in subjects such as Math, Science, English and French from elementary to CEGEP for the last three years. She has a passion for teaching and students adore her calm yet conscientious teaching style. When she is not tutoring or studying, Andrea enjoys volunteering at the Montreal Children’s hospital, as well as reading and playing volleyball.
English, French, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Angela has been teaching for the English Montreal School Board since 1991. Her specialties include French, English, Math, Science and History. Angela earned her certificate in Education in French from UQAM and her BA in Languages from McGill University. Angela has worked with a diverse range of students, including those experiencing difficulties such as ADHD and learning processing disorders. Her approach is one that exudes patience and engages her students as active learners throughout the lesson, recognizing that not all students learn in the same way. She has always had a passion for education and feels as though it is the most rewarding profession in the world. She feels privileged to be able to plant the seeds of learning and watch her students flourish and grow. Having a family of her own, she appreciates the inquisitive mind and does everything she can to encourage her students to keep asking questions and searching for answers. Angela is perfectly bilingual.
French, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Mr. Arnaud holds a teaching degree as well as a masters of didactics from the Université of Montréal. His thesis focused on a reflection on the transmission of knowledge within the training program of Quebec schools. With more than 15 years of experience in teaching, in both the private and public sectors, he has managed a diverse range of student groups, from four-your-old kindergarteners to highschoolers. Currently, he works at a private french elementary school in Outremont. His approach is focused on differentiated learning, that is, to adjust how one teaches according to each student’s characteristics. Furthermore, his approach is a playful one and it challenges each student’s reality, which contributes to learning efficiency. Moreover, he advocates for student autonomy in order to build self-esteem and confidence while developing a sense of responsibility. Passionate about his work, he strives for student progress, whether academic or personal.
Bahia has been a French teacher for the last 10 years. She holds both a Masters in International Relations and a Bachelors in Language and Communication Sciences and has taught French in many different educational settings including embassies, cultural centers and schools, both online and in-person, to a wide variety of student profiles. Given these diverse experiences she has been able to hone her linguistic skills and evolve as a teacher in a multicultural environment. Currently, Bahia teaches french to both professionals, students and those who are simply curious about the language. She goes above and beyond to build and plan lessons that best fit with the profile and personality of her students. Her approach? She is progressive, but above all communicative and ensures that playfulness and a 2-way communication are foundational in her lessons. In addition to formal teaching, Bahia also leads various educational and cultural workshops for teenagers and adults, in order to reinforce their oral expression and to promote French-speaking cultures.
English, French, History, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Bianca has been an English Language Arts teacher with the English Montreal School Board for the past 3 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia university in Honours English and Creative writing and then graduated with high honours from McGill University where she obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning. Ever since she could remember, Bianca has always wanted to be a teacher and believes that a good teacher can have a profound impact on a student, which can last them a lifetime. During her time with the EMSB, Bianca has taught a wide variety of grade levels and subject matter as well as taken part in many extracurricular activities such as Glee club, fashion show, knitting club and creative writing workshops. She strives to create sincere and personalized connections with all her students which she believes allows her to better understand their academic and emotional needs. Bianca is creative, passionate and patient and believes in building a stimulating and inviting environment conducive to compassionate, holistic, and differentiated learning to help all students reach their full potential.
English, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Yoga, Sports
Brynne is a recent graduate at McGill University, having received her Bachelor of Education for Kindergarten/Elementary. She held a 3.9 GPA and received numerous scholarships throughout her undergrad, which were both for academic and leadership achievements. Since 2018, she has been substitute teaching for the English Montreal School Board, as well as completing her placements through a variety of different grade levels. In the summer when she is not able to substitute, she is one of the head leaders at a summer camp, where she leads students in different sports, swim and craft activities. During her time in University as well as in high school, she has been focusing on working with children of all ages through academics and extra curricular activities such as soccer, swimming, and skating. Through these activities — whether in the classroom, small groups, or one-on-one sessions — Brynne always encourages her students to try their best and never to give up. She forms personal connections with all of her students to ensure that they feel supported and safe in every learning environment, which allows them to consistently feel motivated and confident in their work and abilities. Brynne believes that the most important aspect in teaching is knowing that students learn differently and, thus, she adapts her approach to fit each student’s unique learning needs. Brynne has always enjoyed working with children and believes that it is actually what she learns from them that makes her improve as a teacher.
Science, Chemistry, Secondary As a dedicated science student at McGill University and having graduated from Lower Canada College with honour roll, Carolyn has learned and developed several qualities that make her a great tutor. Throughout her participation in multiple extracurricular activities, her communication and organizational skills have developed significantly. She also loves developing personal connections, which is why tutoring is an enjoyable experience. Overall, Carolyn is very hardworking and loves to learn!
English, French, Math, Science, Finance
Cassandra earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Studies & Human Environment at Concordia University, with distinction, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Geography. Cassandra has been tutoring and working with children of all ages for a number of years. While in CEGEP, Cassandra worked as a peer tutor and gained valuable experience tutoring students with special needs. Over the past few years, she has gained practical experience in early education through her stages and in her role as a Homeschool Educator for a group of Pre-K students. Through play and inquiry-based learning, she helps to develop competencies in language and numeracy as well as fine, gross motor and socio-emotional skills. As a native French speaker, Cassandra has had much success using her hands-on, play-based approach to teach the french language. Her ultimate goal is to teach environmental sustainability at the Cegep level. She is a true environmental sustainability and indigenous rights advocate and loves to impart her learnings and passion to younger generations. Outside the academic sphere, Cassandra is a year-round Ringette player, often mentoring and coaching younger girls who seek to improve their skills on the ice. As a tutor, Cassandra encourages a positive atmosphere where openness and honesty are the norm. She believes in helping students learn important life skills such as accountability, responsibility and autonomy. Cassandra has a fun teaching approach and believes that children learn best when they are actively involved in their education.
English, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12 Elie is an undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Montreal. He loves chemistry, mathematics, physics, medicine, nutrition, philosophy, psychology and business. He is a conscientious student who spends his time staying on top of his schoolwork and reading books that are in line with his interests and career ambitions. He is never satisfied learning just one subject and, as a result, would like to complete an MBA and pursue a career as an Optometrist. Elie has always ranked at the top of his class, which is reflected in his perfect 4.0 GPA, and has always been considered the ‘go-to’ for many of his peers who had questions or needed more in-depth explanations, which cultivated his love for tutoring. These experiences also allowed Elie to understand the many different ways that people learn and, thus, how to explain a given concept in a multitude of ways to ensure comprehension. His own passion for learning has allowed him to develop an ability to turn a more mundane subject into a fascinating lesson. Elie aims to harness that love for learning in everyone he meets and especially in those he tutors so that eventually their own curiosity will run wild and enable them to take their education into their own hands.
English, French, History, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization
Élissa Hotte is an undergraduate student at Université de Montréal in microbiology and immunology. Throughout her studies, she completed various scientific research projects, including the Hydro-Quebec Science fair, where she won bronze for college level at the 2019 Montreal regional final. In 2016, she earned the Bronze ‘Lieutenant-governor du Québec’ prize for academic engagement and volunteering. Élissa has followed a science curriculum since high-school, which included enriched math and science, physics and chemistry as well as a science pre-university college diploma. In addition to her own academics, Élissa was an intern in the summer of 2021 at the pragmatic health ethics research unit at the IRCM in Montreal, where she currently also works as a research assistant. She has also been tutoring for 6 years and is truly passionate about helping others learn. Her approach is one that goes above and beyond curriculum content and focuses on study methods, problem solving strategies and stress management. She believes that every student has some kind of difficulty that needs to be overcome in order to achieve their dreams, but that, ultimately, everyone can achieve them with a little help.
French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Émilie is a graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, through which she has become most interested in Sociology of education. She is planning on returning to school to complete a degree in education in hopes of teaching elementary and middle school. Émilie is perfectly bilingual in both French and English and has over 8 years of experience working with pre-kindergarten and elementary school age children. While completing her degree at Concordia, Émilie was volunteering at Projet Communautaire de Pierrefonds tutoring children between the ages of 5 to 12 by providing academic and social support in order to facilitate the social integration of immigrant families. In addition to her tutoring experience, Émilie has worked at Montessori school since 2012 where she taught pre kindergarten children. She created her own curriculum which became popular for it’s science program and was designed to follow each child’s curiosity and develop problem solving skills, confidence and patience through engaging hands on experiences. Émilie’s comprehensive science program included chemistry, astronomy, geography, paleontology and introduction to cooking for 3 to 8 year olds. Emilie keeps her students engaged and builds their love for learning through her animated personality and her genuine interest in each child’s personality!
English, Math, Science, Economics, Finance, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Personal Finance
Erika is a certified teacher, having completed a bachelor’s degree in Education at McGill University with a specialization in Mathematics. She then went on to complete a Masters of Finance at McGill University and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership. Throughout her education at McGill University, she received multiple academic scholarships. For the last four years she has been working as a high school math teacher at the English Montreal School Board. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught all levels of math from secondary 1-5, including advanced math in secondary 4 and 5. She has her bilingual certification and has taught in both English and French. Erika has been tutoring students of all ages and levels (elementary to university) for the last nine years. As a teacher and tutor, Erika has always had a special ability to break down content for students in order to make it simple for them to understand and apply. Erika’s personal philosophy is to always position students competently, empower them, and build their confidence. There is nothing she enjoys more than watching her students succeed and begin to feel confident in their own abilities.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills, Foreign Languages
Gabrielle is a versatile tutor who believes that learning happens best when students are having fun! Her approach to teaching and coaching is interactive, animated and, above all, effective. Gabrielle holds a BA in English Literature from McGill University and a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. She has been working with children since 2014, fostering and improving their intellectual, developmental, physical, and social skills in various activities and settings. As a tutor in Italy, she taught children (ages 5-15) to speak English through traditional classroom lessons paired with games, stories, songs and theatrical performances. Gabrielle is multilingual; speaking English and French fluently with intermediate abilities in Spanish and Italian. She currently works as an English language, gymnastics and ice skating teacher for both children and adults. Her career aspirations are to become a published Children’s and Young Adult novelist.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Hala earned a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s in Educational Technology from Concordia University. Over the last 18 years, Hala has developed a rich experience in education and curriculum design through her teaching in international schools, offering the IGCSE, IB diploma, MYP and American High School programs, in addition to the Ontario and British Columbia curricula. She has taught Biology, Chemistry and Maths in both Canadian (QC, ON, BC) and international schools. Her teaching philosophy is based on that of inclusiveness, differentiation, and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as mentorship and collaboration.
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.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Music
For James, time is of the utmost importance and it is for this reason that he has chosen to specialise in a subject that allows him to better organize his time: Mathematics. Rigor and optimization are the two main values that he keeps closest to him during his teaching and as he studies to be a Math teacher at the University of Montreal (UQAM). His education and field experiences have allowed James to formally develop tools in his Mathematician’s arsenal, which have helped him make math more accessible for his students. With a strong foundation academically, he is now developing his pedagogical skills, allowing him the versatility to succeed in various facets of his domain of expertise. His goal as a teacher is to guide the student towards success and his expertise is to focus on each individual’s difficulties and identify the type of learner he is working with, all while creating a fun and productive learning environment. This ensures a more personalized and results oriented service. His approach is inspired by other disciplines, namely, music. As a disciplined musician and percussionist, he has also extended his teaching into this domain. He also uses music to render previously problematic concepts more intuitive.
James is entering his second year of university at McGill as a Secondary Social Science major in the Faculty of Education. James is very involved in student life at McGill including the Education Undergraduate Society, Black Students Network and the Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium. When it comes to basketball, James has been playing since the age of 9. He has played an important role on his GMAA division 1 high school basketball from grade 7-11 as well as in the AAA intercity basketball in grade 9. He has multiple years of experience working with children as a basketball camp counsellor, private basketball trainer and academic tutor. James is truly passionate about the game of basketball and looks forward to developing this passion in his students, while developing technique and skills.
French, Homework, Elementary
Julia is a Special Education teacher. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree through multiple certificates at Université de Montréal. She studied ‘Intervention psychosociale’, ‘Petite enfance et famille’ and ‘Intervention psychoéducative’. Julia has been working with children of all ages in daycares, elementary schools and day camps for over 10 years. Throughout this period, she has worked and gained experience with students with a broad range of abilities, including, but not limited to autism in children and adolescents, and special needs, language and general developmental impairment in daycare aged children. Julia is trilingual, speaking English, French and Romanian fluently.
English, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Justine is an elementary and high school teacher. She is a graduate from the “Education Nationale Française”, and, after working as a teacher for three years in France and one year in Asia, she decided to pursue a career in the Quebec educational system. She has been in Montreal for two years, where she works as a teacher for “la CSDM” and wishes to provide her services as a tutor. Apart from her educational studies, Justine has also studied in history, rights, and social sciences. During her studies, she acquired a vast knowledge of literature. Justine speaks French, Spanish, English and Italian.
English, Math, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Kaitlin has taught English for the past 4 years at Summit School and Azrieli Talmud Torah. Currently, she teaches English for grades 5,6,7 and 8 at Ecole Maimonide. Throughout these experiences, she has developed her teaching skills and has successfully implemented creative reading and writing programs in her classrooms. This past Spring, Kaitlin completed her Masters in Inclusive Education at McGill University, and created an Inclusive Educational curriculum designed for elementary students. She is extremely passionate about inclusion and is eager to implement this program in her future classrooms, as well as use the tools she has acquired to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all. Kaitlin has over 10 years of experience in different educational settings such as camp, youth groups and teen travel programs. These experiences have shaped Kaitlin in many ways and helped to develop qualities that she brings to her teaching every day. Kaitlin is a kind, hard-working and motivated teacher that is truly passionate about her career. She is very excited to get to know her students and develop long lasting relationships.
French, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Karl graduated in Physical & Health Education from McGill University in 2018. For the past two years, he has been teaching French as a second language at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Karl played and coached football throughout University and it was through coaching that he realized his love for kids and decided to pursue a career in Education. He began at LCC as a faculty intern, substituting at all levels (Kindergarten to Grade 11) as well as coaching various sports. As a perfectly bilingual teacher, he then transitioned to teaching French in the classroom to LCC’s international students. Over the past 2 years, Karl has developed strong links with his students, whom he works hard with in order to ensure they move up in LCC’s 6 French phases grid. Karl is very comfortable working with students one-on-one, both in person and online, and is considered a very dynamic teacher who never ceases to find creative ways of connecting with kids of all ages. His original passion for sports turned into something even more meaningful for him: supporting and inspiring kids.
English, French, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities Katerina is a qualified elementary school teacher. She sees teaching as a passion, rather than a job, and has a unique ability to form a strong connection with her students. It is truly rewarding for her to be a part of a child’s academic upbringing. Her objective is to inspire the future generation to become successful and functioning members of society, while creating a safe and caring environment.
Math, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Krishan completed his Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University. He has the skills and knowledge required to solve complex problems with simple methods that he has crafted and honed over the past 4 years, through various tutoring mandates. Krishan believes that good communication between the student and the mentor will lead to a greater learning experience. He goes the extra mile to adapt the material according to the student’s interest and strives to develop a strong relationship so as to motivate and build confidence. He does not believe in simply transferring information to the student, which will later be forgotten, but rather he wants to inspire the students to learn and achieve greatness. Krishan is enthusiastic, energetic, curious and passionate about the content behind math, science, chemistry, and physics, and is capable of teaching fluently in both French and English.
Kristen is an energetic, patient, and compassionate piano teacher, with 8 years of experience teaching piano, and some voice, to students of all ages and levels. She has directed and accompanied two Children’s Choirs for 13 years, and has volunteered in many elementary schools to help with music programming. She grew up in Toronto and moved to Montreal in 2019, and since then has been making herself known in the Montreal professional music scene. She is also a Juno-Award winning musician. Kristen’s approach to teaching has always been to tailor programs based on her students’ individual interests, while building a strong foundation in theory, technique, and rhythm. Kristen is absolutely dedicated to supporting and nurturing the love of music in her students, as well as maintaining strong communication with parents/guardians on progress. She uses a variety of tools to aid in teaching and engagement, and always encourages her students’ musical growth by being a strong advocate of involvement in musical activities and opportunities in school and community. As a musician, Kristen holds degrees in Education and Vocal Music Performance, Magna Cum Laude from York University in Toronto, and is currently studying her Masters in Early Music Vocal Performance at McGill University. She started classical music training in piano at the age of 4 and currently holds her Level 8 RCM Piano and Rudimentary Theory Certificates. Kristen looks forward to working with students teaching piano and theory.
French, FSL, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Middle School
Laura is French native speaker from Paris, France. She is a certified teacher from the University of British Columbia and bilingual in both French and English. Laura managed the French education programs of a Francophone cultural centre in Vancouver for 2 years. After being certified, she started to teach French in the francophone/French immersion schools (primary and secondary). She also used to be a French tutor throughout University in France and from 2016 to 2018. Laura has a double Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Political Science, from the University of Angers and a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from the University of Rouen, France. She has recently moved to Montreal to pursue her career in education. “Learning while having a good time!” is key for Laura. She knows how to be flexible, fun and challenging at the same time. She is very comfortable teaching online, using the appropriate resources and approach to keep engagement high. She has experience working with both adults and children from 6 to 16 years old.
French, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Laure is a native French speaker who grew up in Paris. Passionate about biology and animals, she followed a highly selective 3-year pre-vet program (4% admission rate) in Paris, before entering an Engineering school in Lyon, France. Fascinated by new cultures and people, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science at McGill University in Montreal and graduated with Honors. She then went on to pursue postgraduate studies at McGill’s Department of Experimental Medicine, where she conducted lab research on HIV-1 at the Jewish General Hospital. In parallel, she earned a Graduate Certificate in Business and Administration from Concordia University. Laure has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge. She has been teaching and tutoring French, Math, Biology, and Physics, both in French and English, to students of various backgrounds, ages and levels, from elementary to high-school students and adults, beginner to advanced, for over 2 years. Laure focuses on quickly understanding a student’s needs and struggles and adapting her teaching as needed. She works with students to help them break down complex concepts into simpler ones, develop organizational and technical tools to build strong foundations, progress quickly and become independent in their studies. For Laure, all facets of teaching, from explaining complex biology concepts using simple words and metaphors to teaching French writing or grammar, come down to the same principles: sharing her knowledge and passion for the subject and empowering students to feel confident with what they are pursuing. When Laure isn’t tutoring, she spends her time content-editing and translating French/English content of scientific documents, kickboxing (she holds the 2018 Canadian Kickboxing Championship silver medal), salsa dancing and baking.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Presentation Skills
After graduating with academic distinction, Leila was led by her passion for the natural sciences and sustainability to pursue a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering at McGill University. Leila’s first tutoring experience was sparked by a strong desire to give back to her community. She began mentoring students in her high school’s Model UN & debate program before transitioning to more technical subjects such as chemistry, physics and mathematics. Now, Leila’s years of experience as a tutor, peer counsellor, coupled with her positive attitude enable her to raise students’ confidence in a diverse array of subjects. Outside of academics, Leila is also a lover of sports and the outdoors as well as a big advocate for women in STEM!
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Lesley has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and years of experience working with students from various backgrounds. She is perfectly bilingual, teaching French, English and Math at the Elementary Level using various teaching and learning strategies tailored to each student’s needs. She also teaches French as a second language (FSL) and English as an additional language (EAL). Lesley believes in an interactive approach to learning in order to engage students in their work and always ensures that their learning experience is fun and fulfilling. Lesley believes that students need to learn how to learn and be given strategies and tools in order to be academically successful. She has experience teaching children with various learning disabilities and processing disorders. Working with children with additional needs is her passion. As an educator, Lesley stresses that it is extremely important to boost her students’ confidence and self esteem, and celebrate any little progress or achievement.
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization
Semi-retired, with over 30 years experience in communications, college-level teaching, research, youth programming and coaching. Excellent french communicator, both orally and written. Bilingual. Deeply involved in non-profit organizations such as the Kids Health Alliance and DESTA, as a tutor supporting black youth and teaching then French as a second language.
Reading, Writing, Humanities, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Matt is a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology at McGill University. He previously graduated from Queen’s University in Applied Economics and spent several years working in finance and technology. He has 10 years of experience working with kids as a tutor, wellness mentor, volleyball coach and a student clinician. Matt comes from a long line of teachers and has always been a teacher at heart. He aims to help kids develop the foundational communication, organization, mindfulness and mindset skills that lead to success in all domains of life. He is a passionate musician, reader, storyteller and athlete. His aim is to make all tutoring sessions fun and able to generalize to the critical real life scenarios that kids need support in.
English, French, History, Geography, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Secondary
Marah is a graduate from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She has been teaching high school English and the Social Sciences for the last 4 years. Before that, Marah spent 4 years working as an after school homework and integration aid in a french elementary school, where she worked individually with students who were having difficulty adjusting to the French curriculum. In parallel to her school experiences, she has been tutoring students for 6 years in beginner and enriched French, French as a second language and English as a second language, both at the elementary and high school level. Marah has a passion for working with students and animates each lesson with enthusiasm and a strong motivation to help students succeed, build autonomy and develop a genuine love of learning.
English, History, Geography, Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Max recently earned his Bachelor’s of Science from McGill University, in the field of biomedical and life sciences, and will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, also at McGill, through which he will be studying the neural circuitry behind autism. He aspires to become a doctor or a dentist and recently scored in the top 5% of candidates on his Dental Aptitude test. Having followed the International Baccalaureate program in High School and an Honors Health Science program in CEGEP, Max enjoys tutoring chemistry, biology, high-school physics and math. In his free time, Max volunteers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and loves to play sports. He has played volleyball, badminton and tennis competitively for over 8 years and was the assistant tennis coach for children between the ages of 5-11 years old for 2 years. He is a dedicated student, athlete and professional.
English, History, Philosophy, ESL , Humanities, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer
As someone who has always been deeply concerned with the idealistic pursuit of making the world a better place, Max believes that education is one of the most important avenues of change in terms of realizing this goal. Max holds a BA in English and History from Copenhagen University, an MA in History at McGill University, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) program at McGill University, leading to teacher’s certification in Quebec. Although his academic expertise lies in the field of history and the social sciences, he is well-versed in the humanities, and he believes in the importance of multi-disciplinary approaches to education. With over 12 years of teaching experience in- and outside of classrooms in both Denmark and Canada, as well as many more years of always helping out his friends in school, Max has taught students of all ages in a variety of subjects. He sees each individual student as unique, complex, and multifaceted, and strives to tailor his pedagogical approach to fit their specific needs. He also emphasizes the development of fundamental skills (close reading, effective writing, time management, etc.) that are so important for students to be successful. Acutely self-aware of his own strengths and weaknesses, Max also encourages and helps students develop skills that allows them to become independent and self-aware learners. Finally, Max brings warmth and kindness to his teaching and takes pride in fostering an open and welcoming learning environment that he believes is crucial to successful learning.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Natalie is a certified French elementary teacher. Perfectly bilingual in French and English with some basic Spanish, she has been teaching in and out of the classroom for over 15 years. Her specialties include French, FSL, ESL and Math. She holds a BA from Concordia University and then earned her Bachelor of Education in French, at Ottawa University. Natalie has worked with a diverse range of students, aged 5-17, including those with learning disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia. She has taught in Ontario with the Toronto District School Board, Quebec for the Lester B Pearson School Board and at College Bourget, in Rigaud. She has gained an appreciation for the diverse challenges that children face at various ages and grades. Stepping away from the classroom for the last few years has allowed her to focus on doing what she loves most, teaching kids. Tutoring one on one has allowed her to work with her students’ specific needs, giving them the confidence and tools to be successful. Her approach engages her students to be active learners throughout the lessons. Natalie creates a supportive, encouraging and safe space for her students. She uses effective pedagogical strategies, which ensures that every student she works with reaches their full potential.
English, French, Math, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Olivia has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Concordia University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education. Her tutoring experience includes working for the English Montreal School Board supporting children of all ages who were unable to attend school due to an illness, disability, or injury and working at Westmount Park Elementary School teaching English. She also worked with Say Ca Circle of Support for Refugee Youth where she built a new mentoring program, which was successfully implemented across the organization. Olivia is perfectly bilingual and has been tutoring in both languages for 7 years and on a full-time basis for 4 years. Her students typically include elementary school children with learning disabilities, those requiring French as a Second Language support and those looking to ace high school entrance exams to get into the school of their choice. She is a highly sought-after tutor, supporting multiple students at school during the day and at home in the evenings. She builds a solid foundation of trust with her students, through a soft approach and by finding a delicate balance between teaching, listening and confidence building. Most importantly, she never forgets to inject a bit of fun into her sessions, through relevant games, art and music. In Olivia’s limited free time, you can find her working on developing a proprietary program aimed at social-emotional development and singing her heart out for anyone lucky enough to listen.
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Yoga, Soccer, Tennis, Hockey
Olivia graduated from Oxford University in Modern Languages, French literature and translation. She has tutored in languages for several years both privately and for institutions such as McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies and Collège International Marie de France. She also has experience tutoring prospective university students in their application process. Olivia aligns herself to Monarque’s philosophy of a holistic and personalized approach to tutoring. As a former public speaker for mental health awareness, an advocate for bilingualism and for women’s rights and an intern at Montreal’s Youth Court, Olivia believes in the power of education to bring about social change. As a certified conditioning coach and yoga enthusiast, she likes to get students to take stretch breaks to feed the body and the mind during their learning process.
Math, Middle School
Pierre is an accomplished IT specialist with a breadth of knowledge developed over many years in his role at Apple, providing customer tech support. He previously graduated in Physics & Computer Science from McGill University, where he also participated in a peer tutoring program. Pierre has an excellent grasp of complicated concepts in advanced Mathematics and draws useful real-world examples from his Physics background when trying to help others. In addition to being a solid contributor in the establishment and growth of Monarque Tutoring, he currently works as a software engineer at a fast-growing Montreal technology company. He is ever interested in learning more about every topic and enjoys applying himself to solving problems and optimizing processes. As a tutor, Pierre will tailor his approach to the needs of the student, making sure the foundations are solid in order to attain a better understanding of more advanced concepts. He enjoys discussions about the stars, relishes sharing his tips and tricks about woodworking and can teach robots how to go bleep bloop in the night using his computer skills.
Science, Biology, ESL , Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Rosetta is currently pursuing her Education degree at the University of Ottawa, focused on teaching at the Intermediate and Senior levels. Her main teachable subjects are Physical Education & Health and Biology. She previously earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bishop’s University in Sports Studies and Biology, and also holds her DEC from Dawson College in Psychology. Outside of her formal education, Rosetta has gained much experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Science and History and has worked in several day camps over a period of 7 years, working with children from the ages of 2 to 17. Rosetta has worked and supported children through tutoring, as a one-on-one aide, a coach and in a group classroom setting. Across all of these experiences and formats, she has worked with students of all ages and profiles, including those with learning difficulties and various special needs. As such, she has accumulated and perfected many techniques and methods to help students achieve their academic and social goals. She encourages her students by building their confidence and providing them with the tools to contribute in a classroom setting.
English, Math, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Sass graduated from McGill University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s of Educational Psychology. She developed a passion for working with children in alternative settings and has worked in various types of schools for over 6 years. She currently works in a school for children with social-emotional difficulties, behavioural issues and often, learning disabilities. In her field, Sass frequently works with students struggling with reading and focuses on building the foundational skills necessary for them to improve, in a simple but enjoyable manner. Her teaching style is firm but fair, and she understands that every child learns differently and at their own pace. She believes that every child can be successful and works hard to provide each of them with the tools and skills necessary to achieve their goals.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Secondary, CEGEP
Sophia is currently studying Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. She is also planning on taking a minor in communications, as she looks towards a career in Popular Science. She has always been heavily invested in the sciences, as she has completed Honours Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences & Oceanography through secondary and post-secondary school. In 2019, she was awarded the Science Scholar Award in recognition of her academic achievements and community service. In 2021, she took 5th place with her partner in the McGill SciComm Competition, which required not only immersive scientific literacy on the topic of air pollutants and their effect on the brain, but also a fun, age-appropriate explanation of the topic to a fifth grade reading level in the form of a children’s book. Sophia has also had the chance to work with several different age groups through her work as a CIT at several camps in California, ranging in ages from 7-16. With her skills in science, communication, and working with different age levels, Sophia’s tutoring style is one that prioritizes solidifying ideas and concepts that best suit the student’s learning style. She mainly takes on a problem-solving approach, while also finding ways to make studying fun and intuitive. Sophia will often make visuals or learning guides with students to both drive their creative brains to absorb new material, while also helping students to adapt their own way in making learning materials for the future. When she has free time, Sophia enjoys watching videos from “Science Youtube”, making art, or playing video games.
Math, Linear Algebra, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Personal Finance
Steph has completed a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics at the University of Ottawa. She has a decade of teaching experience in mathematics at the secondary level, where she has taught all courses from secondary 1 to 5, as well as acted as a resource teacher to provide additional support to students struggling with the math curriculum. This experience supporting students with unique learning needs led her to move into teaching in the Outreach Network, as well as to undertake a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning Studies (University of Ottawa), which she recently completed. She is currently teaching in a social affairs high school, putting into practice all of the latest strategies and techniques that she has learned. Prior to doing her MEd, Steph also worked for an EdTech company developing investigative learning activities for teachers and students. This experience provided her with unique insight into content creation that is a strong base for preparing students for the Secondary 4 and 5 Ministry Exams. Steph believes in educating the whole student and helping them to build good work habits that will carry into all aspects of their life. It is her goal that every session be fun and engaging, and that the student leaves feeling more confident in the material and in themselves.
English, ESL , Reading, Writing, Elementary
Stephanie holds a PhD in Education, as well as a Master of Arts in Child Studies, and a Bachelor in Elementary School Education. She currently works at Concordia University in Reading Research and Teacher Training. She has published several academic studies in this area, some of which have resulted in news coverage. As a result, she was selected as Concordia Newsmaker of the month by the University (March 2021). Stephanie is skilled at disseminating knowledge to a wide range of students and enjoys working together with learners to find the optimal learning strategies for each student. A constructivist at heart, Stephanie believes in the importance of relating academic content to student’s own experiences. She also believes in the power of a good book. As an avid reader, Stephanie prides herself in being the person students come to for book recommendations.
English, French, Math, Biology, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Time Management
Stephanie is an adaptable tutor who believes that with patience and dedication, all students have the ability to reach their full potential. She has extensive experiences working as an English as a Second Language tutor, Applied Behavioural Analysis therapist and as a behavioural interventionist working in a school for students with exceptionalities. The children she has worked with range from Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, trauma diagnoses as well as other learning difficulties. She holds a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Psychology with a French minor from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently a first-year master’s student in the Speech-Language Pathology program at McGill. She strives to provide an inclusive learning environment in which students have the ability to express themselves and have fun while learning. Stephanie is a native English speaker, but is fluent in French as well.