The Monarque Collective
A diverse group of passionate, approachable, high achieving teachers, teachers in training, top of class
masters and undergraduate students and domain experts. Carefully selected through a rigorous screening process and regular 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 self-awareness and to foster
a set of skills considered critical in the transition to adulthood.
English, French, History, Math, Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Executive Functioning, Life Skills
Alex is a 3rd year law student at Université de Montréal, with an interest in business and corporate law. Prior to choosing a career in law, Alex completed health sciences at Dawson College where he aspired to become a doctor. Alex attended both elementary and high school at Selwyn House School in Westmount where he not only excelled academically (graduating Cum Laude), but was also named to the Sportsman’s guild in his graduating year for his contributions in football, hockey and rugby as an elite athlete. Alex is a die-hard Canadiens hockey fan and a passionate Cowboys football supporter. Alex believes that the tutoring environment should be best adapted to each specific student, and has no issue if the student wants to play music, wear their PJ’s or eat popcorn during the session, as long as they promise to be effective and concentrate to the best of their abilities. As a tutor, Alex makes sure that the students are ready for their upcoming exams by ensuring comprehension, maximizing organizational skills and re-enforcing effective time management. Alex started tutoring in grade 9, as a part of the Big Brother Program at Selwyn to fulfill volunteer hours, and he has been doing it ever since. Alex is comfortable in all high school subjects, in both french and english.
Alivia Wainberg has been an elementary school teacher for the past 6 years. She is extremely passionate about her work and wants to instill a love of learning in all of her students. Alivia specializes in Kindergarten, in letter and sound identification, as well as Cycle 1, in teaching the basics of reading and writing. Alivia has also taken a certification program at McGill University catering to students with learning difficulties. She has experience in working with students needing additional assistance, both through her formal teaching as well as through tutoring. Alivia will provide the necessary strategies to assist students with reading, comprehension, pronunciation and writing. She is very meticulous, particularly with handwriting. Alivia is looking forward to working with new students and seeing them thrive in their academics.
English, French, Reading, Writing, Elementary
Alyssa is a Translator and truly passionate about language. She holds a Diploma of College Studies in Modern Languages from Dawson College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation from Concordia University. While at Dawson, as an honours student, Alyssa was given the opportunity to tutor students in parallel to her studies. In each of her tutoring relationships, she found a way to connect with the students, particularly the younger ones, as she is an extremely patient and understanding person, but also knows when her students need that extra push of encouragement and confidence boosting.
English, French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Writing, Elementary, Middle school, Secondary, CEGEP
Having recently graduated from Dawson College, Andrea is currently in her second year at McGill University pursuing a BSc degree in the biomedical and life sciences field. She has a strong academic standing and has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. As a result of Andrea’s academic excellence, she was invited into the Golden Key International Honours Society for being in the top 5% of her faculty at McGill. Andrea has been tutoring students in subjects such as Math, Science, English and French from elementary to CEGEP for the last three years. She has a passion for teaching and students adore her calm yet conscientious teaching style. When she is not tutoring or studying, Andrea enjoys volunteering at the Montreal Children’s hospital, as well as reading and playing volleyball.
English, Philosophy, ESL, Humanities, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Time Management
English, French, History, Math, Science, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management Bhavini is currently an undergraduate student in the Behavioural Neuroscience program at Concordia University. She is completing her third year of studies and her career goals include working in the neuroscience research field, as well as putting her theoretical knowledge into practice through work in her community, within a real life context. Bhavini graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate degree followed by the completion of her DEC in the Pure Sciences program at John Abbott College. Additionally, she has spent time volunteering as a tutor in high school and was part of a coordinator team that collaborated with younger students for a charity called “The Guatemala Project”. Her academic efforts have been recognized through a Dean’s list standing for the 2017-2018 school year and a near perfect GPA. Bhavini owes her academic success to her excellent organization, time management, and stress-coping skills, which she is excited to impart to her students. Bhavini believes that tutoring provides a bidirectional learning experience such that both students and tutors have the opportunity to learn from each other. This belief is what makes Bhavini a motivated tutor willing to offer her best to her students.
English, French, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Caroline is a 4th year McGill student studying to be an English second language teacher. She has taught ESL through multiple internships in primary and secondary schools, within the TESL McGill University program. As of Fall 2019, her GPA stands at 3.5 on 4.0. After being in the TESL program for 4 years, she has learned a lot about pedagogy, teaching strategies and building programs that students love. She is originally from France and moved to Montreal 8 years ago. She studied French, English Literature and Theatre in Cegep and performed in many shows and plays throughout her academic career. Through the arts, she acquired many of the skills that she now applies to her teaching. Caroline discovered her passion for teaching and tutoring while helping classmates’ study for the French Baccalaureate. Since then, she has been tutoring students in English and French from beginners to advanced levels. After tutoring and teaching for multiple years, she has acquired many effective strategies which allow her to tailor her approach to each student’s specific needs.
Science, Chemistry, Secondary As a dedicated science student at McGill University and having graduated from Lower Canada College with honour roll, Carolyn has learned and developed several qualities that make her a great tutor. Throughout her participation in multiple extracurricular activities, her communication and organizational skills have developed significantly. She also loves developing personal connections, which is why tutoring is an enjoyable experience. Overall, Carolyn is very hardworking and loves to learn!
English, French, Geography, Homework, Elementary
Cassandra is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in Child Studies at Concordia University. Previously, Cassandra attended John Abbott College where she graduated with a degree in Social Science with a “focus” on Environmental Studies. Cassandra has been tutoring and working with children for a number of years. While at John Abbott College, Cassandra worked as a peer tutor and gained experience tutoring students with special needs. After completing her degree at Concordia, Cassandra wants to pursue her studies and obtain a Master’s of Art in Geography, which will ultimately lead her to her dream of teaching environmental sustainability at the Cegep level. Cassandra is a true environmental sustainability advocate and wants to impart her knowledge on younger generations. Cassandra is a year-round Ringette player, often mentoring and coaching younger girls who seek to improve their skills on the ice. As a tutor, Cassandra encourages a positive atmosphere where openness and honesty are the norm. Cassandra also believes in helping students learn important life skills through her tutoring, such as: accountability, responsibility and being self-sufficient. Cassandra has a fun teaching approach and believes that children learn best when they are actively involved in their education.
French, Math, Science, Biology, Middle School, Secondary
Celine is in her third year of pursuing a Bachelors in Rehabilitation Sciences in Occupational Therapy, with the intention to do her Masters in the same field. She has achieved a near perfect GPA of 3.8/4.0 and, as a result, has been sought after by peers and the University to play the role of Tutor and Teacher’s Assistant. She has a strong command of all high school math, including Calculus and linear algebra, as well as Chemistry and Biology. As a complement to her educational pursuits, she taught anatomy to pre-masters students throughout the summer. She is not only smart, but understands how to organize materials, set study schedules and take effective notes in order to set herself and others up for success and ensure true comprehension of the material. She is perfectly bilingual in French and English, both written and oral.
English, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12 Elie is an undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Montreal. He loves chemistry, mathematics, physics, medicine, nutrition, philosophy, psychology and business. He is a conscientious student who spends his time staying on top of his schoolwork and reading books that are in line with his interests and career ambitions. He is never satisfied learning just one subject and, as a result, would like to complete an MBA and pursue a career as an Optometrist. Elie has always ranked at the top of his class, which is reflected in his perfect 4.0 GPA, and has always been considered the ‘go-to’ for many of his peers who had questions or needed more in-depth explanations, which cultivated his love for tutoring. These experiences also allowed Elie to understand the many different ways that people learn and, thus, how to explain a given concept in a multitude of ways to ensure comprehension. His own passion for learning has allowed him to develop an ability to turn a more mundane subject into a fascinating lesson. Elie aims to harness that love for learning in everyone he meets and especially in those he tutors so that eventually their own curiosity will run wild and enable them to take their education into their own hands.
English, French, History, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization
Élissa Hotte is an undergraduate student at Université de Montréal in microbiology and immunology. Throughout her studies, she completed various scientific research projects, including the Hydro-Quebec Science fair, where she won bronze for college level at the 2019 Montreal regional final. In 2016, she earned the Bronze ‘Lieutenant-governor du Québec’ prize for academic engagement and volunteering. Élissa has followed a science curriculum since high-school, which included enriched math and science, physics and chemistry as well as a science pre-university college diploma. In addition to her own academics, she has been tutoring for 4 years and is truly passionate about helping others learn. Her approach is one that goes above and beyond curriculum content and focuses on study methods, problem solving strategies and stress management. She believes that every student has some kind of difficulty that needs to be overcome in order to achieve their dreams, but that, ultimately, everyone can achieve them with a little help.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Middle School, Secondary, Executive Functioning, Life Skills
Erin was a chemical engineer for ten years as a process engineer for Shell Canada. She transitioned to education six years ago when she joined Selwyn House School as a science lab technician helping science teachers prepare and execute lab activities. She has been a valued substitute teacher for over five years in kindergarten through grade eleven. She has developed and delivered a grade six chemistry unit as well as taught grade nine science and grade eleven chemistry during a parental leave. As a mother of three, Erin cares for children and is invested in their success. She is known for her enthusiastic chemistry demonstrations at birthday parties, in classrooms and at science camps.
English, ESL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, SSAT, PSAT, SAT
Eva is a fourth year student at McGill studying English Literature with minors in Education and Linguistics. She has a passion for working with children and is currently applying to Master’s programs in Education, in hopes of pursuing a career as a Secondary English teacher. Eva has tutored elementary students in various subjects, taught at an intensive SAT prep camp, and received her TEFL certification while teaching English at summer camps in Italy. Her work at summer camps focused largely on incorporating games and activities into lessons, providing her with first-hand experience that showed the impact that fun, engaging lesson plan had on learning. Her warm personality helps her build strong relationships with students based on mutual respect and communication. She believes that a key aspect of individualized tutoring is confidence building, by highlighting and solidifying what a student does well, and following that by a positive and constructive approach to what the student can improve on. Eva is eager to share her expertise as it concerns the English language as well as SAT strategies.
Math, Science, Physics, Middle School, Secondary George is a motivated McGill Software Engineering student who worked as a peer tutor at Dawson college and focusing on supporting students in calculus I & II, linear algebra and mechanics. He has also provided help to students with disabilities in subjects such as essay-writing, note-taking, time management and study skills. Besides formal tutoring, George has worked with children (5-9 years old) to help them develop leadership skills and maintain safety-first approaches. George believes in breaking down concepts in order to help students better understand difficult formulas. His personable, kind and patient persona has made him a wonderful tutor whos’ students have achieved tremendous success.
Physics, Secondary, CEGEP
Hadi is a third-year Mechanical engineering student at Concordia University who has been tutoring math and physics since his first 1 year at Vanier College. Over the course of his tutoring experiences, he has been able to identify effective tips and tricks that have proven to maximize the effectiveness of his students’ studying and comprehension. He had always been told that he was very good at simplifying complicated material and when a friend in CEGEP asked him for help in Calculus and he worked with her to turn a failing grade into an A+, he was extre mely motivated to help others achieve the same results. 5 years later, he now tutors Calculus 1, 2, 3, Mechanics and Physics with Monarque Tutoring. Hadi has a true passion for design work; he is a valued Teacher’s Assistant for Concordia’s Mechanical Design class and is hoping to pursue a career as an HVAC engineer at Dell.
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.
Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Julia graduated from McGill with a Bachelor in Science, major Chemistry, minor Biology, as well as a Bachelor in Education. As someone who loves school, she then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Experimental Surgery. Today, Julia is currently a loved teacher at Lauren Hill Academy and has been formally teaching for the past 3 years, in subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, and math. She is a true expert when it comes to ministry exam preparation and content. Her various experiences offering extra support to students at school exposed her to the benefits of 1:1 tutoring, which represented a nice complement to her classroom experiences. Julia has now been tutoring for 2 years and absolutely loves being able to identify each of her student’s specific needs and find strategies and study skills that lead to positive changes in both the student’s motivation and academic performance.
English, History, Secondary School
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Concordia University. For the past 10 years, since graduating, she has embedded herself in schools, as a Special Ed Technician, and tutored students from all grade levels, across multiple subjects, including Science, History, English and French. As an in-class aide, Karen has gained a wealth of experience supporting students with behavioural issues and special needs and in building modified and adapted curriculum. Through her tutoring and in-school experience, she has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with the Quebec Sec 4 and 5 ministry exams in History and English. Karen has tutored privately as well as in a learning center, through which she has successfully prepared students for their exams and integrated new immigrants into the Canadian school system. Due to Karen’s love for the written and spoken word, she spent 2 years as a communications officer at CBC Radio and is a freelance ghostwriter for various websites and blogs.
Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Kate is a graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has recently returned to school to complete a second degree in Applied Human Sciences in order to eventually enter graduate studies in the fields of education or counselling. For over six years, Kate has worked in a variety of schools within the English Montreal School Board as a Special Education Technician. Her role is to support students both academically and behaviorally who struggle with learning and intellectual disabilities, neurobehavioral conditions, mental health issues and social skills. In addition to tutoring university students with disabilities and working as a teacher’s assistant for university professors, Kate has facilitated study skills groups and social skills programs within community centers and schools and has worked as an applied behavioral therapist for children on the autism spectrum. She has a plethora of experience finding and using effective strategies, tailored to each students’ needs, to assist them in having the most successful educational experience possible. Kate believes that school should be much more than academics and in order to better support youth in education, there needs to be a more individualized approach to teaching. Kate is passionate about animals, sports and reading and prides herself on her ability to quickly build rapport with students in order to create a comfortable climate that is conducive to learning.
English, French, 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, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Secondary
Kellyn graduated with a BSc. in Biology from the University of Victoria in May 2017. In Fall 2019, she began further education in the area of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University. In her first two years of college, she received the top grade in finite mathematics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. During the same period, she participated in a peer tutoring program where she provided tutoring services for biology, chemistry and mathematics at the college level. Kellyn is a lifelong learner herself and values making learning a fun and stress-free experience.
Math, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Krishan is in the process of completing his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University. He has the skills and knowledge required to solve complex problems with simple methods that he has crafted and honed over the years through various tutoring mandates. Krishan believes that good communication between the student and the mentor will lead to a greater learning experience. He goes the extra mile to adapt the material according to the student’s interest and strives to develop a strong relationship so as to motivate and build confidence. He does not believe in simply transferring information to the student, which will later be forgotten, but rather he wants to inspire the students to learn and achieve greatness. Krishan is enthusiastic, energetic, curious and passionate about the content behind math, science, chemistry, and physics, and is capable of teaching fluently in both French and English.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Time Management
After completing a DEC in Health sciences, with honors, at Dawson College, Leen is pursuing her undergraduate degree at McGill University, majoring in Life Sciences, with a specialization in genetics. She has been tutoring middle school and high school students in Math, Science and English for over four years and has taught math classes at UCMAS Abacus & Mental Math school for two years before joining Monarque Tutoring. She has always fostered strong communication with her students and demonstrated passion to ensure that they excel in the subject at hand.
French, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities
Leila graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from Concordia University and is further pursuing her academic path with a certificate of Intervention in Intellectual Disabilities and Disorders of the Autism Spectrum at l’Université de Montréal. She plans to continue her studies in the field of educational psychology, which will allow her to cater, through education, to children with disabilities. Through her tutoring experience, her work with autistic children as well as her academic experience, she has acquired the knowledge and skills to equip those children with strategies and emotional regulation skills that they can carry on through life. She adapts her educational approach to acknowledge the individuality of each student.
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization
Semi-retired, with over 30 years experience in communications, college-level teaching, research, youth programming and coaching. Excellent french communicator, both orally and written. Bilingual. Deeply involved in non-profit organizations such as the Kids Health Alliance and DESTA, as a tutor supporting black youth and teaching then French as a second language.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Personal Finance
Max is currently at McGill completing his Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology. He holds his DEC from Dawson College in Pure & Applied Science and graduated from Collège de Montréal, where he completed his high school studies in French. Max was recently recognized with the McGill’s Science Undergraduate Research Award for his work as a Research Assistant throughout 2019. Through this experience, he gained first-hand knowledge of lab techniques, dissections, microscopy and learned the trials of the scientific method. Max has worked extensively with students, tutoring both privately and as a volunteer. Max tutors math, physics, chemistry and biology. His volunteering experience at the Montreal General Hospital, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and a MEDLIFE humanitarian trip to Peru are all testament to his inherent love for helping people and for applying his passions of medicine.
French, Math, Economics, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Personal Finance
Melissa is a third-year student completing a degree in Corporate Finance at HEC, through which she has received numerous scholarships for excellency. She has taken and excelled at subjects from differential calculus to accounting and valuation, with a cumulative GPA of 4.0/4.3. Prior to University, she studied administration in CEGEP and applied sciences in High School. Currently in the Consulting Club at HEC and with four internships in the finance industry under her belt, she has acquired relevant knowledge and skills on how to create a network, to prepare oral presentations, master Excel and how to secure a job in the corporate world. As a high achieving student, she has been tutoring others in numerous subjects by simplifying complex material in digestible pieces and by teaching studying strategies, including note-taking, memorization tricks and time/stress management. Both her educational and career background have provided skills that would benefit students from first grade to college, school and life in general. She is perfectly bilingual, but her mother tongue is french.