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.

Alessandra T.

English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities

Alessandra is an elementary school teacher who earned a degree in Education from the University of Ottawa. Prior to completing her Bachelor of Education, she studied Psychology at Concordia University. It was during that time that she discovered her calling to work with children. Throughout her education and ensuing career, Alessandra has worked in various educational settings, and with children with a wide range of abilities and readiness levels. While studying for her Masters in Educational Psychology at McGill University, Alessandra began working with children with academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. To this day, she continues to work with this unique clientele. Her tutoring and educational approach is to meet the child at their readiness level, and from there, develop the skills and strategies necessary to thrive in our modern school system. Alessandra considers it of utmost importance to develop a strong rapport with any child she works with in order to maximize learning, all while maintaining an engaging environment.

English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities

Alessandra T.

Alexandra S.

English, History, Math, Philosophy, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Negotiation, Yoga

Alex is a critical thinker and analytical problem solver who is passionate about breaking down systemic social, economic, and academic barriers in education. She has diverse experience working with primary, elementary, and secondary aged students, and is particularly interested in working with marginalized and special needs individuals. Alex graduated from Western University in 2017 on the Dean’s List with a BA in Information in Media Studies. She then went on to McGill and obtained a Master’s in Education, where she received a scholarship for being a top 10 applicant to her graduate program of more than 300 people. Through her Master’s thesis research, Alex had the opportunity to run a large qualitative study on alternative schools for marginalized students. Alex now works at Summit School, which supports students with various cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric needs that require an alternative school setting. With seven years of higher education and three academic publications under her belt, Alex specializes in Social Sciences, English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Humanities, ERC, Visual Arts, and Media and Technology studies. Alex has also honed practical skills like personal and professional development, organizational skills, time management, and interview preparation. Alex takes an anti-oppressive approach by implementing Socratic, critical, and culturally responsive pedagogies in her teaching methods. She facilitates making connections with her students through an anti-authoritative approach and believes that teaching and learning should be an equitable exchange. Alex is passionate about curricular reform and ensuring that students can see themselves in what they are learning.

English, History, Math, Philosophy, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12,...

Alexandra S.

Andrea C.

English, French, History, Geography, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Sports, High School Entrance Prep

Andrea is currently in her final 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 has spent her summers working with kids as a camp counselor and head monitor and volunteering at the Montreal Children’s hospital. She has consistently fostered an environment of trust and demonstrated leadership in supporting children of all ages. Her responsibilities at camp involved leading a group of 20-25 kids through various games, sports and educational activities. She particularly loved to organize dance routines and perform them at special events, such as the annual talent show, and get creative with arts and crafts, so much so that she was in charge of all the decorations for the camp’s special events. Andrea is energetic and works hard to make sure that the kids have fun, are safe and happy.

English, French, History, Geography, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing,...

Andrea C.

Angela P.

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, French, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management

Angela P.

Angela W.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Swimming

Angela is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science at McGill University. Not only is she at the top of her class, but she is also the youngest TA for Math-related subjects such as Logic and Calculus. Outside of academics, she has been a competitive swimmer for the past 5 years and taught swimming for Red Cross programs in British Columbia, through which she supported newborns to adults. She believes passionately that the foundations of great swimming begin with learning how to work with the water and to be safe. In her lessons, she integrates games and songs, but also ensures that the basics of water safety are understood and practiced. Angela excelled in breast stroke and diving and would love to share her technical knowledge to more advanced swimmers, in addition to those who are just learning to swim. Her swim coaching experiences helped her realize that there were few resources to support children with disabilities to engage in sports, which led her to work with the special olympics and help adapt the BC curriculum to better include students with disabilities into their physical education program. Angela has her Water Safety Instructor certificate as well as her First Aid/CPR certification.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Swimming

Angela W.

Arnaud B.

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.

French, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary

Arnaud B.

Caelan S.

Sports, Skating, Tennis

Caelan is a confident ice skating teacher with 15 years of ice skating experience and seven years of coaching experience. He began playing hockey at a young age, and his love for the sport stayed with him growing up and now bleeds into how he delivers his sessions. At age 15, people sought him out for lessons at his local skating rink, and his teaching career quickly evolved into a full-time job as his clients connected with his personalized and friendly coaching style. Caelan’s approach includes technique-based games, personalized skating drills, and universal learning techniques that build the skaters’ skills and confidence, all while having fun. Caelan grew up in Canada and USA, attending both online and public schools, so time management and efficiency are some of the many traits he possesses. Caelan currently studies Political Science at Liberty University. Caelan looks forward to sharing his knowledge and love for the sport with everyone.

Sports, Skating, Tennis

Caelan S.

Carolyn S.

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!

Science, Chemistry, Secondary

Carolyn S.

Cesar D.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Personal Finance, Foreign Languages

Cesar holds an MBA from York University in Toronto and an Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree from the National Engineering University in Lima, Peru. Cesar has been tutoring high-school and cegep-level students in math and science subjects since 2020, both online and in person. For 5 yeas prior to this, he worked as a university professor in Ecuador teaching business administration, computer science, and math and science courses. The bulk of his professional career was as an Information Technology Architect for IBM Canada. Cesar has a passion for teaching, and his specialties include math, science and introductory business and economics, from high-school to first-year cegep level. He believes that if the fundamental math and science concepts are properly explained and related to real life, anyone can learn to love and to master these subjects.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Personal...

Cesar D.

Charlotte B.

English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, High School Entrance Prep

Charlotte is a student at the University of Montreal, attaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the same university. She has always juggled high-level studies, employment and community involvement while maintaining excellent academic performance. Passionate about helping others and driven by a strong need to help, Charlotte has completed her advanced French tutor training at CEGEP and has helped many French and Social Studies students pass their courses and departmental exams. In addition, her involvement with the Peer Helpers program during her law degree earned her a scholarship to recognize her commitment. She wishes to accompany students of all levels in order to offer them personalized support and to allow them to learn in a rewarding context based on listening and encouragement.

English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP,...

Charlotte B.

Clément L.

English, French, Math, Biology, Sports, Swimming

Clément is currently completing his second Master’s degree at UQAM in Destination Management and Tourism Development. He has extensive experience in superior studies, effectively studying hard science and social science to obtain multiple diplomas. He holds a Bachelor of Biology from the European Institute for Marine Studies in France and then relocated to Norway to continue his studies. it is there that he completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Tourism studies at the University of Tromsø.. Clément is animated with an undying passion for sports and personal development. He has coached students that struggled with presentation skills and discipline at the University of Tromsø, as well as taking on the role of a professional swimming coach throughout his studies. Commended for his thesis by many specialists in his field, he is a capable academic writer and has integrated the discipline required to be a high-level athlete into his academic studies. Clement puts a strong emphasis on making the activities fun and adapting to every young student’s needs and/or capacities. He brings a lot of energy and a positive attitude to all his endeavours and always tries to learn something from his experiences.

English, French, Math, Biology, Sports, Swimming

Clément L.

Dahlia R.

English, French, History, Philosophy, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Political Science, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Presentation Skills

Dahlia is an aspiring criminal and family law lawyer. She also desires to one day teach at a law faculty. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminology and Criminal Justice in which she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton University. Dahlia will be entering into her second year of law school at the University of Ottawa. From CEGEP till now she has been tutoring elementary to university students in a variety of subjects such as English as a second language, French, History and Geography. During her spare time, she reads law journals, spend time with her nephews and practices her Spanish. She also has experience with babysitting young children with physical and mental disabilities. She understands that every child has a different need and knows the importance of building trust and patience. Her goal is for every child that works with to leave their tutoring session with a sense of accomplishment and joy. Her passion for teaching and her love for children will continue to flourish here at Monarque.

English, French, History, Philosophy, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Political Science, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle...

Dahlia R.

Daniela P.

Music

Daniela is a passionate, dedicated and compassionate piano teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in piano performance and audio engineering from Javeriana University (2017) in her hometown Bogota, Colombia, and a master’s degree in sound recording from McGill University (2022). She has been working with kids, teenagers and adults for more than 5 years in music academies, private classes and bilingual schools. Throughout her career, she has been exploring a wide range of musical genres: classical music, jazz, world and folk music by combining technique and theory from the classical world with the rhythm complexity from the Latin American cultures. As a performer, she has performed as a soloist, chamber music pianist and with a symphonic orchestra in several venues in Colombia, France and Luxembourg. Daniela’s accomplishments are divided between her performance skills and her recording and producer-engineer role. She is a winner of the Pianist Young Performer award, given by the National Colombian Bank (2014). She holds 9 prizes as a recording engineer awarded by the Audio Engineering Society, which is divided between National, Latin American and worldwide competitions (2017-2021). Her teaching approach focuses on providing confidence, discipline, safety, and fun to all the students by providing them with the proper tools to learn their favourite songs and achieve their personal goals as artists.

Music

Daniela P.

Drew H.

Sports, Skating, Basketball, Baseball

Drew is a skating coach with over eight years of experience. He has worked in LCC hockey camps and other summer hockey training programs, where he worked closely with beginner, intermediate, and elite youth skaters. Drew’s coaching style incorporates mini-games that focus on specific skating skills to provide a perfect balance between keeping sessions lively and informative. Drew has been playing hockey for 17 years and is passionate about the game. In his coaching sessions, Drew strives to find and foster the spark of passion in all skaters. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Media from Ryerson University and has career ambitions to become a sports journalist one day.

Sports, Skating, Basketball, Baseball

Drew H.

Élissa H.

English, French, History, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization

Élissa Hotte is an undergraduate student at Université de Montréal in microbiology and immunology. Throughout her studies, she completed various scientific research projects, including the Hydro-Quebec Science fair, where she won bronze for college level at the 2019 Montreal regional final. In 2016, she earned the Bronze ‘Lieutenant-governor du Québec’ prize for academic engagement and volunteering. Élissa has followed a science curriculum since high-school, which included enriched math and science, physics and chemistry as well as a science pre-university college diploma. In addition to her own academics, Élissa was an intern in the summer of 2021 at the pragmatic health ethics research unit at the IRCM in Montreal, where she currently also works as a research assistant. She has also been tutoring for 6 years and is truly passionate about helping others learn. Her approach is one that goes above and beyond curriculum content and focuses on study methods, problem solving strategies and stress management. She believes that every student has some kind of difficulty that needs to be overcome in order to achieve their dreams, but that, ultimately, everyone can achieve them with a little help.

English, French, History, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle...

Élissa H.

Elizabeth S.

English, French, ESL , FSL, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Music

Elizabeth is currently in her second year at the University of Montréal studying Communications sciences. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with her students when she teaches. Her previous work experience as a private music teacher helped her develop a dynamic and individualized approach to teaching. Being a communications major, Elizabeth thoroughly enjoys writing essays or doing research for university assignments and has a lot of experience helping High School and CEGEP students better their essay writing skills in French or English. Overall, Elizabeth is a lively and positive tutor who is very committed to her students’ success.

English, French, ESL , FSL, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Music

Elizabeth S.

Emilie L.

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, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary

Emilie L.

Emma W.

Music

Emma is a Montreal-based piano teacher and musician. She grew up studying piano, in addition to trumpet, violin, voice, and percussion, then went on to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in classical piano. Since then, Emma has continued learning with mentors in order to continually deepen her musical and teaching skills; most recently, she was invited to attend the Adamant Music School’s summer piano program in Vermont. Her pedagogy is strongly informed by additional training in Alexander Technique, Taubman Technique, and other somatic and physiological studies. Emma’s life in music is a musical mosaic that includes having held the position of music and choir director at St. Paul’s United Church, Scarborough, Ontario, and singing in Christine Duncan’s Element Choir, a jazz improvisational ensemble that has performed at the Luminato Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Canadian Music Centre, among others. In 2019, she music directed Mamma Mia!, and has been in the pit band for additional musicals, including Cabaret and Spring Awakening. She also played the piano part for Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919) with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019. Having taught piano since 2014, Emma is a patient teacher, fostering creativity, curiosity, and confidence through compositional projects, improvisation, regular listening, singing and movement, and interpretational discussions, while developing students’ technical and theoretical knowledge. Emma believes that every student has unique gifts to explore and share, and hopes that through studying music, her students will come to understand themselves better, and feel empowered to create a kinder, more connected world.

Music

Emma W.

Erika S.

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, Math, Science, Economics, Finance, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management,...

Erika S.

Gabrielle R.

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.

English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP,...

Gabrielle R.

George K.

English, French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary

George is an accomplished Science, Letters and Arts student with a passion for learning through creative outlets. When George began high school, he was at the bottom of his class. Through hard work and perseverance, George graduated high school with honors in all of his classes and as valedictorian. George’s personal academic experience provides him with first hand experience and insight that allows him to truly understand what his students require to succeed and thrive in their own academic journey. George is also passionate about giving back to his community and activism and has led various projects for international organizations including Amnesty International and Oxfam Canada. As a tutor, George’s main goal is to instill a passion for learning in his students through healthy communication and stimulating activities. George has been tutoring children and adolescents of all ages for 4 years. His experience has provided him with the necessary skills to approach his students with patience, positivity and consistency, all while constructively building up their confidence and creating a safe space where students feel comfortable to ask questions.

English, French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary

George K.

Ghia E.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Coding

Ghia has a true passion for mathematics, chemistry, and physics and has always excelled academically in these subjects. As a result, Ghia is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at McGill University. She was educated in the French system, is perfectly bilingual, and is capable of understanding and teaching both the Quebec and the French curricula. She has always loved teaching and, throughout her tutoring experiences, has enjoyed discovering unique ways in which she can support and positively impact a student. She is always ready to share her passion for math and the sciences with her students in hopes that they can build the same confidence that she has when it comes to these subjects. In her free time, Ghia loves to dance jazz and hip-hop, sing, paint and, generally, just create. She is actively involved in student life and is currently the vice president of McGill’s Women’s Empowerment Engineering Club, POWE.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Coding

Ghia E.

Hanna B.

Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Soccer

Hanna is currently earning his Undergraduate Pharmacology degree from McGill University, in the field of biomedical and life sciences. He hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Pharmacology, as a next step towards his goal of attending medical school and specializing in surgery. Having followed the International Baccalaureate in High school, and achieved scores in the top 5% of students, Hanna loves tutoring math, biology, and chemistry. In his free time, Hanna either tutors other McGill students, or plays soccer. He has played very competitive soccer for over 10 years, and has travelled to multiple countries to take part in the biggest youth tournaments in the world. Overall, Hanna is a dedicated student/athlete who always puts 100% into everything he does, including his students.

Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Soccer

Hanna B.

Harani T.

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, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization

Harani T.

Jacques P.

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.

French, Math, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, 

Jacques P.

James H.

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.

Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Music

James H.

Jamie D.

English, French, Homework, Elementary, Music, Sports, Swimming

Jamie studied Special Care Counseling at Vanier and currently works as Special Care Counselor for young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. He has worked and volunteered with people of all ages, supporting a wide variety of learning profiles, including those with language impairments, social skill gaps and behavioral issues. Many of the skills acquired through these experiences serve him well when working 1:1 with students and his relationships often take on that of a mentor-mentee character, in addition to the subject matter expertise. Jamie is also a swimming instructor with 8 years of experience teaching group classes for babies, children from 6-12 years old and, even adults. He has worked for Ville de Montreal as a Bronze Medallion and Cross teacher as well as the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA, as an instructor and Lifeguard. He has taught the bronze medallion course to teenagers and worked with many swimmers through private lessons. He brings an enthusiastic and fun style of teaching swimming, while focusing on fundamental skills and water safety. He is fluently bilingual in French and English and, in his free time, he enjoys biking, playing guitar and martial arts.

English, French, Homework, Elementary, Music, Sports, Swimming

Jamie D.

Jesse T.

English, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management

Jesse is currently completing her graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. Originally from northern British Columbia, Jesse has always been an honour roll student, for her high academic achievements, and recipient of awards that recognized her exceptional community service and fundraising efforts. Jesse earned her Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University in Ottawa with an Honours degree in Linguistics and a double minor in Psychology and American Sign Language (ASL). Her previous work experiences include a role as an elementary school-based Education Assistant where she worked one-on-one with students on the Speech and Language caseload. Jesse is an English-speaking tutor with conversational language skills in both Punjabi and American Sign Language (ASL). Additionally, Jesse has over 10 years of experience as an ice-skating program instructor for children aged 3 to 16. Alongside her natural enthusiasm for teaching, Jesse is passionate about ensuring that learning is accessible and individualized to the cognitive needs of each student who she collaborates with. Jesse’s approach to teaching is to personalize material to include each student’s strengths and interests, in order to promote a fun and dynamic learning environment, while also ensuring that student’s reach their academic goals. Jesse also places significant importance in fostering a safe space for students who are members of marginalized groups.

English, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management

Jesse T.

Justin M.

Sports, Skating

Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Concordia and is also a Canfitpro certified personal trainer. He has worked for the sports and recreation department in the city of Westmount since 2010 and has also taught privately to students of all levels and ages, across a variety of sports including skating, hockey, tennis and soccer. He keeps up his annual certification with CPR and AED courses as well as regular exams in various personal training focus areas. Justin grew up attending Bishop’s Tennis Camp and developed a love for the sport. For the past four years, Justin has dedicated time to honing his tennis coaching skills through private instruction with a Pro who competes nationally at the Senior Level. These experiences have exposed Justin to the Van Der Meer method approach to teaching and the fundamentals of teaching tennis. Justin adapts each lesson to the individual’s personality and level and aims to create a safe environment in which his students can improve both their confidence and technique.

Sports, Skating

Justin M.

Justine T.

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, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Learning Disabilities, Organization

Justine T.

Kaitlin G.

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.

English, Math, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management

Kaitlin G.

Karl F.

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.

French, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary

Karl F.

Katelyn R.

English, French, History, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Organization, Time Management

Kate is a passionate educator who has always believed that teaching is her true calling. She graduated with First-Class Honours in Child Studies at Dawson in 2017 and graduated with Dean’s List Honours with her B.Ed in Elementary Education from McGill in 2021. She had 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 and 2020. Kate is a certified French teacher and has experience teaching in a Français-Plus program at the cycle one level. She also has experience teaching French, History, English, Art and Math across a variety of elementary schools in Montreal, and English as a second language for two years. Whether she is teaching or tutoring, Kate strives to develop a personal connection with every child she works with to best support their unique needs. She 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, History, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Organization, Time Management

Katelyn R.

Katerina L.

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.

English, French, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities

Katerina L.

Kristen D.

Music

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.

Music

Kristen D.

Léa B.

French, History, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Foreign Languages

Léa is currently completing her studies in the Microprogramme de 2e cycle en enseignement postsecondaire at Université de Montréal. She is also a French tutor at the Learning Center of Collège Ahuntsic. After her studies, Léa would like to teach French literature at the CEGEP/Unviersity level. Having completed all of her primary, secondary and college studies at Collège international Marie de France with honors, she graduated from McGill University in French Literature and History with first class honors in 2017. She also completed a Masters in French literature at Université de Montréal, where she graduated in August 2020 with honors.

Trilingual in French, English and Italian, Léa started tutoring French and History in 2017, first for Les Services des Génies, then freelancing. Over the last few years, she has been a French tutor for La 2e Classe and at the Learning Centers of Cégep Gérald-Godin and Marianopolis College. During the Fall 2018 semester, she completed a teaching internship at Collège Ahuntsic with students in the Arts and Letters program. In the Winter 2019 semester, she was a teacher’s assistant in her department at Université de Montréal.

Having studied in a French school for the major part of her studies, Léa has an extensive knowledge of the French school system’s programs and pedagogical approaches. She also acquired skills to help students with attention and focus difficulties thanks to her experience with her students and an online training given by Université Laval, completed in 2021. Léa appreciates sharing her knowledge and she wishes to communicate her passion for culture. In her tutoring practice, Léa favors an individualized approach based on mutual respect, listening, patience, and personal growth.

French, History, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time...

Léa B.

Laure F.

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.

French, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP,...

Laure F.

Leila M.

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!

Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Presentation Skills

Leila M.

Lesley W.

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.

English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities

Lesley W.

Louise D.

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.

French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization

Louise D.

Maude B.

English, French, History, ESL , FSL, Writing, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills

Maude graduated from the University of Québec (UQAM) in teaching French as a second language. Passionate about foreign languages and cultures, she has taught French on the Ivory Coast and English in India during her internships. She has taught French as a second language at all levels and specializes in secondary and adult education. She is currently an educational consultant in francization. She uses her pedagogical expertise to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student and then builds an effective lesson that will meet their needs by addressing motivating topics. Having learned several languages independently, she uses a variety of teaching and organizational approaches to promote student success and growth in the learning process. Her curiosity, personal experiences and varied interests make her teaching unique. In her personal time, she enjoys boxing, running, hiking, photography and reading. She speaks French, English and Spanish.

English, French, History, ESL , FSL, Writing, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management,...

Maude B.

Maude M.

French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Foreign Languages, Sports

Maude holds a degree in communications from HECS University in Belgium and is currently completing a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Communications at UQAM. During a cultural exchange in Colombia, Maude was able to teach French and English at both the kindergarten and university levels and in a language academy. She also has experience working with children as a leader to a group of 8 to 12-year-olds for 6 years, where the goal was to encourage group life and individual differences while raising awareness about climate issues and respect for nature. Finally, she also taught weekly tennis lessons for 3 years. Maude strongly believes in the individual differences and strengths of each person, which is why she agrees with Monarque’s teaching that advocates a personalized and holistic approach to tutoring.

French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Foreign Languages, Sports

Maude M.

Marah A.

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, French, History, Geography, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Secondary

Marah A.

Olivia A

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, Math, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization,...

Olivia A

Olivia M-K.

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.

English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade...

Olivia M-K.

Pierre C.

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.

Math, Middle School

Pierre C.

Samantha A.

English, French, History, Math, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Philosophy, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12, High School Entrance Prep

Samantha is a versatile tutor who believes in creating a meaningful human connection with every student and to impact their academic path in a positive manner. She earned Honors distinction in Pure and Applied Sciences at Dawson College, by virtue of having attained an average of at least 85% in all courses, indicating a high level of engagement and commitment to her studies. This scholastic journey cultivated her interest in mathematics and science, with courses such as Linear Algebra and Biology. Due to her affinity for Humanities and Linguistics, Samantha is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Honors English Literature, with a minor in Creative Writing, at Concordia University. Her career ambitions include continuing to pursue a master’s and doctorate degree in the Classical Studies in order to later teach at a collegial or university level. She is multilingual; fluent in English, French and Greek. Samantha’s passions include painting, reading poetry, prose and fiction writing. Her tutoring experience ranges over four years, with students from elementary to collegial levels of study. She is a highly motivated and hardworking individual, who is passionate about improving workflow. Her tutoring techniques also include guiding students into better comprehension of school material through efficient organization.

English, French, History, Math, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Philosophy, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle...

Samantha A.

Samuel R.

Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12

Sam is a devoted neuroscientist currently pursuing his Master’s degree at McGill University. After finishing CEGEP in the health science field and completing his Bachelor’s degree in physiology at McGill, he now spends his days in the lab working to understand the brain at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Sam’s neuroscience interests include advancing our understanding of mental illness with a keen focus on depression. Along the way, he has accumulated years worth of mathematical and biological expertise. Sam aspires to teach science to CEGEP students and motivate the next generation of scientists. Sam has worked for Dawson College as a tutor and has helped numerous students turn their strugglfes in biology and calculu, into concepts that make sense. Due to his rooted interests in education and pedagogy, he spent parts of his undergrad altering science course curriculums and supporting his professors’ approaches to teaching. Sam understands that the key to learning is not through the memorization of a textbook- it’s about having fun and loving what you learn! He understands that there are many different types of learners and will adapt his tutoring strategies to help his students in a way that is personally curated to their learning styles. From his rigorous pedagogical background, Sam knows how to engage students of all age groups and help them realize that the power to learn is in their hands.

Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12

Samuel R.

Sarah Y.

English, French, History, Geography, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills

Sarah earned a bachelor’s in Linguistics from Concordia University with a minor in Psychology. She continued with a Master’s from McGill in Arts of Teaching and Learning (MATL) with a teachable in English as a Second Language (ESL). She is in her seventh year working at Summit School as a Special Needs teacher. Her experience ranges from teaching at the modified primary level to adults with various learning disabilities. Sarah is bilingual in English and French and is currently teaching French as a Second Language to adults at her school. Levels are varied and she does her best to differentiate the lessons in order to challenge and support the students appropriately. She has taken a passion in building fun and meaningful lessons for her students through worksheets, visuals, conversation prompts, Smartboard games, and apps. The goal is to work together with the students in helping them achieve their objectives and making it functional for their day-to-day lives.

English, French, History, Geography, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning...

Sarah Y.

Sass W.

English, Math, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities

Sass graduated from McGill University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s of Educational Psychology. She developed a passion for working with children in alternative settings and has worked in various types of schools for over 6 years. She currently works in a school for children with social-emotional difficulties, behavioural issues and often, learning disabilities. In her field, Sass frequently works with students struggling with reading and focuses on building the foundational skills necessary for them to improve, in a simple but enjoyable manner. Her teaching style is firm but fair, and she understands that every child learns differently and at their own pace. She believes that every child can be successful and works hard to provide each of them with the tools and skills necessary to achieve their goals.

English, Math, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities

Sass W.

Savina S.

Sports, Swimming, Skating

Savina has been skating for 18 years, which has given her invaluable experience teaching and working with children. She is currently completing her final year in her Honours Undergraduate degree in Psychology alongside a Minor in Law at Carleton University. Her avid interest in psychology has helped her gain a detailed understanding of learning as a whole. She holds the importance of creating a strong understanding between individuals by prioritizing active listening to have a meaningful connection. Her compassion for others aids in her teaching approach by ensuring a safe, fun and educational space to provide the best learning experience. Growing up, she picked up a few languages, such as Punjabi, Hindi and German, on top of English and French. In addition, Savina holds a National Lifeguarding licence from La Société de Sauvetage and a CPR/AED certification from Red Cross. Her career aspirations include obtaining her psychotherapy licence and incorporating her holistic approach to help others live a life they love.

Sports, Swimming, Skating

Savina S.

Shaneli Y.

Sports, Skating

Shaneli is a skating coach who moved from Iran 5 years ago and has been skating for 13 years. She has worked with students of all ages and levels, from beginners to more stylistic figure skaters, to students from as young as 4 years old to adults. She has experience choreographing ice dances and enjoys challenging herself with new creative ways to incorporate her student’s personalities into their skating sessions. She is currently completing a DEC at Dawson College in Recreational Leadership. She is passionate about giving back to the community and mentoring the youth about the environment and sustainability. Shaneli strives to create a safe space for everyone to be able to learn and have fun at the same time by incorporating games into her highly informative sessions. In addition to figure skating, Shaneli dabbles in ballet, swimming, and boxing.

Sports, Skating

Shaneli Y.

Stephanie K.

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, ESL , Reading, Writing, Elementary

Stephanie K.

Stephanie T.

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.

English, French, Math, Biology, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Time Management

Stephanie T.

Tamara N.

English, French, History, Geography, Math, Philosophy, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Negotiation, Presentation Skills, Sewing

A published author and poet, Tamara’s writing can be found online on WestmountMag, Lantern Magazine, and The Lives of The South West, to name a few. During the day, Tamara teaches in CEGEP, Elementary, and High School settings and has done so since 2017. Prior to working in formal teaching settings, Tamara ran her own private tutoring service, through which she provided support to primary and secondary school learners. She holds a BA in Creative Writing (2018), and an MA in Education (2023) from Concordia University where she is currently finishing her Thesis. Tamara’s range of expertise spans — though is not limited to — early learners and the importance of play-based learning, executive functioning development, and second language acquisition, all through secondary and post-secondary levels of Education. With a passion for learning herself, Tamara is a warm-hearted and engaged individual who is capable of meeting any child or individual wherever they are in their learning. Aside from her scholastic pursuits, in her free time, Tamara has many personal passions that keep her active and inspired: some include running, long walks, cross-country skiing, skating, swimming, ceramics and sewing.

English, French, History, Geography, Math, Philosophy, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle...

Tamara N.

Talia W.

English, French, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary

After graduating from Dawson College in the Health Sciences program and receiving the honour letter every semester, Talia is now in her third year of the Occupational Therapy B SC program at McGill University in which she has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.95. Talia is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others. She has also developed an excellent work ethic that she hopes will encourage and motivate her students. Moreover, Talia has worked as a camp counselor for four summers which taught her creative ways to connect with and engage her campers. Lastly and most recently, Talia worked at ELNA paediatrics clinic as a physician’s assistant. which gave her a lot of experience interacting with children and young adolescents. Overall, Talia is enthusiastic to help educate and support her students!

English, French, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary

Talia W.