MEET THE MONARQUE COLLECTIVE
A diverse group of passionate, approachable,
high achieving teachers, students
and domain experts.
Carefully selected and trained through a rigorous screening process and continuous feedback loop, tutors are matched to each student to ensure a perfect fit. Our ultimate goal for each pair aims at fusing teaching, mentorship and coaching together to build greater autonomy and to develop a set of skills considered critical no matter the age.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Alessandra is an elementary school teacher who earned a degree in Education from the University of Ottawa. Prior to completing her Bachelor of Education, she studied Psychology at Concordia University. It was during that time that she discovered her calling to work with children. Throughout her education and ensuing career, Alessandra has worked in various educational settings, and with children with a wide range of abilities and readiness levels. While studying for her Masters in Educational Psychology at McGill University, Alessandra began working with children with academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. To this day, she continues to work with this unique clientele. Her tutoring and educational approach is to meet the child at their readiness level, and from there, develop the skills and strategies necessary to thrive in our modern school system. Alessandra considers it of utmost importance to develop a strong rapport with any child she works with in order to maximize learning, all while maintaining an engaging environment.
English, History, Math, Philosophy, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Negotiation, Yoga
Alex is a critical thinker and analytical problem solver who is passionate about breaking down systemic social, economic, and academic barriers in education. She has diverse experience working with primary, elementary, and secondary aged students, and is particularly interested in working with marginalized and special needs individuals. Alex graduated from Western University in 2017 on the Dean’s List with a BA in Information in Media Studies. She then went on to McGill and obtained a Master’s in Education, where she received a scholarship for being a top 10 applicant to her graduate program of more than 300 people. Through her Master’s thesis research, Alex had the opportunity to run a large qualitative study on alternative schools for marginalized students. Alex now works at Summit School, which supports students with various cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric needs that require an alternative school setting. With seven years of higher education and three academic publications under her belt, Alex specializes in Social Sciences, English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Humanities, ERC, Visual Arts, and Media and Technology studies. Alex has also honed practical skills like personal and professional development, organizational skills, time management, and interview preparation. Alex takes an anti-oppressive approach by implementing Socratic, critical, and culturally responsive pedagogies in her teaching methods. She facilitates making connections with her students through an anti-authoritative approach and believes that teaching and learning should be an equitable exchange. Alex is passionate about curricular reform and ensuring that students can see themselves in what they are learning.
English, History, Geography, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Alexandra is entering her last year of the Secondary Social Sciences education program at McGill University, specializing in History and ERC. She has been a tutor since 2015, working privately and at Marianopolis College. She currently has a 3.88 GPA, is on the Dean’s Honour List, and received the Quebec Excellence Scholarship for Education students this past year. Alexandra’s approach to tutoring and teaching involves keeping students engaged in the content through active learning activities which promote critical thinking skills. She believes that this approach fosters skills that help students excel in history as well as their other school subjects. She is passionate about history and brings this enthusiasm to every lesson!
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities
Alexia is a versatile tutor who is committed to developing the autonomy and enthusiasm of learning to her students as they progress through school. The school environment is an important part in achieving professional development. After having been a babysitter and a French tutor, Alexia moved to the field of psychology and linguistics which provided an opportunity to tutor in the Center de Fluidity Verbal de Montréal and become an educator at Dysphasie Plus de Montréal. Motivating children by tailoring learning activities to their interests, while encouraging them to develop language, are her greatest passions. This year Alexia decided to pursue this interest through education. At the end of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Montreal, she entered the graduate cycle at UQAM in intervention, to support students with a behavioral disorder. This has allowed her to acquire valuable skills in communication, openness, collaboration and the creation of educational relationships. Indeed, the essential role of empathy and patience in the development and academic success of children is what struck her most during her professional and university experiences. She wishes to develop a love of learning by offering her students stimulating activities adapted to their academic and personal needs.
English, French, Geography, Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Foreign Languages
Alicia is in her final year of her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at l’Université de Montréal. Passionate and curious about the world around her, she has a thirst for learning about many different fields. She has a wide range of knowledge from biology, geology and medicine, to more artistic areas like painting and drawing, as well as the social sciences, politics and literature. During her time as a teaching assistant at UdeM, she discovered her passion for teaching and strives to support students as they navigate the more challenging parts of their curriculum. Dedicated to helping others, Alicia is gentle, attentive and understanding. She will listen to your needs in order to best help meet your goals.
English, Math, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, SAT
Allie graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018, with a BA (Hons) in English Literature. She applied to universities in the UK, the US, and Canada with considerable success, and is very familiar with the unique requirements of each process. She is eager to help students looking for support in any facet of these applications, from the SAT to personal statements. Allie also holds a DEC in Arts & Sciences from Marianopolis College, where she was awarded the title of Marianopolis Scholar for academic excellence as well as the Yale Book Award for outstanding personal character and intellectual promise. She attended LCC for high school; there, she enrolled in Enriched Physics & Chemistry, Enriched Math, and the PREP Liberal Arts program, and maintained Honour Roll throughout her time there. After completing her undergraduate degree, Allie worked as a tutor in London, where she taught students aged 6 to 18 English, Psychology, and general study skills. She also worked as an Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House, following her passion for books and storytelling. Allie enjoys a broad range of subjects and is enthusiastic about sharing her love of learning with her students. She believes that the most important quality in a tutor is the ability to listen to and connect with each student, in order to adapt to individual strengths and challenges. Empathetic and patient by nature, she works hard to nurture her students’ confidence, allowing them to achieve their very best.
English, French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Writing, Elementary, Middle school, Secondary, CEGEP
Having recently graduated from Dawson College, Andrea is currently in her second year at McGill University pursuing a BSc degree in the biomedical and life sciences field. She has a strong academic standing and has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA. As a result of Andrea’s academic excellence, she was invited into the Golden Key International Honours Society for being in the top 5% of her faculty at McGill. Andrea has been tutoring students in subjects such as Math, Science, English and French from elementary to CEGEP for the last three years. She has a passion for teaching and students adore her calm yet conscientious teaching style. When she is not tutoring or studying, Andrea enjoys volunteering at the Montreal Children’s hospital, as well as reading and playing volleyball.
English, French, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Angela has been teaching for the English Montreal School Board since 1991. Her specialties include French, English, Math, Science and History. Angela earned her certificate in Education in French from UQAM and her BA in Languages from McGill University. Angela has worked with a diverse range of students, including those experiencing difficulties such as ADHD and learning processing disorders. Her approach is one that exudes patience and engages her students as active learners throughout the lesson, recognizing that not all students learn in the same way. She has always had a passion for education and feels as though it is the most rewarding profession in the world. She feels privileged to be able to plant the seeds of learning and watch her students flourish and grow. Having a family of her own, she appreciates the inquisitive mind and does everything she can to encourage her students to keep asking questions and searching for answers. Angela is perfectly bilingual.
French, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Mr. Arnaud holds a teaching degree as well as a masters of didactics from the Université of Montréal. His thesis focused on a reflection on the transmission of knowledge within the training program of Quebec schools. With more than 15 years of experience in teaching, in both the private and public sectors, he has managed a diverse range of student groups, from four-your-old kindergarteners to highschoolers. Currently, he works at a private french elementary school in Outremont. His approach is focused on differentiated learning, that is, to adjust how one teaches according to each student’s characteristics. Furthermore, his approach is a playful one and it challenges each student’s reality, which contributes to learning efficiency. Moreover, he advocates for student autonomy in order to build self-esteem and confidence while developing a sense of responsibility. Passionate about his work, he strives for student progress, whether academic or personal.
English, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization, Time Management
Ashley is a 3rd year McGill University student completing her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English in the Faculty of Education. She holds a DEC in Social Science studies from John Abbott College and graduated from Villa Maria High School, where her strong work ethic developed. With various experiences from student-teaching internships, counsellor and instructor positions, Ashley possesses effective skills and strategies which she applies to her teaching. She was a Camp Counsellor at Sunny Acres camp for children 4 to 7 years old and volunteered extensively at the Montreal General hospital daycare with children 2 to 6 years old. Ashley is also a certified lifeguard and instructor and has been teaching swimming to children aged 2 to 12 years. Her familiarity and experience with educational pedagogy allows her to take a unique approach for each student’s needs and interests. Ashley is a dedicated individual with a passion for both teaching and learning.
Bahia has been a French teacher for the last 10 years. She holds both a Masters in International Relations and a Bachelors in Language and Communication Sciences and has taught French in many different educational settings including embassies, cultural centers and schools, both online and in-person, to a wide variety of student profiles. Given these diverse experiences she has been able to hone her linguistic skills and evolve as a teacher in a multicultural environment. Currently, Bahia teaches french to both professionals, students and those who are simply curious about the language. She goes above and beyond to build and plan lessons that best fit with the profile and personality of her students. Her approach? She is progressive, but above all communicative and ensures that playfulness and a 2-way communication are foundational in her lessons. In addition to formal teaching, Bahia also leads various educational and cultural workshops for teenagers and adults, in order to reinforce their oral expression and to promote French-speaking cultures.
Elementary, Middle School, Music
Carley is a musician from Ottawa, Canada who began her violin studies 17 years ago in Texas. Since completing her BA from McGill University, Carley obtained a postgraduate diploma from the University of Leicester in Psychology and recently completed her Suzuki teacher training certification. When she is not teaching, Carley enjoys playing violin in ensembles, including the OSI and several chamber music groups. She has held concertmaster and principal positions and was featured as a soloist in the Marrowstone Music Festival in the Pacific Northwest. Carley’s approach to music education is multifaceted and individualized, and as a music educator she strives to build a strong technical foundation and to develop a sense of musicianship through fun and engaging lesson plans that are suited to her students’ musical interests. She currently offers violin, viola, and piano lessons.
Science, Chemistry, Secondary As a dedicated science student at McGill University and having graduated from Lower Canada College with honour roll, Carolyn has learned and developed several qualities that make her a great tutor. Throughout her participation in multiple extracurricular activities, her communication and organizational skills have developed significantly. She also loves developing personal connections, which is why tutoring is an enjoyable experience. Overall, Carolyn is very hardworking and loves to learn!
English, French, Geography, Homework, Elementary
Cassandra is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in Child Studies at Concordia University. Previously, Cassandra attended John Abbott College where she graduated with a degree in Social Science with a “focus” on Environmental Studies. Cassandra has been tutoring and working with children of all ages for a number of years. While at John Abbott College, Cassandra worked as a peer tutor and gained experience tutoring students with special needs. More recently, she has also gained practical experience and applied many approaches garnered through her Child Studies degree while leading a homeschool group of Pre-K students. Through play and inquiry-based learning, she helped to develop competencies in language and numeracy as well as fine and gross motor skills and socio-emotional skills. Upon completion of 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 autonomy. Cassandra has a fun teaching approach and believes that children learn best when they are actively involved in their education.
English, French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Political Science, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Catherine is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received her Master of Social Work (MSW) specializing in interpersonal practice and mental health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Toronto, a DEC in International Studies from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and attended excellent french private schools for all of elementary and secondary school. Perfectly bilingual in French and English, Catherine has over ten years of experience tutoring students from elementary to university level. Her past experiences include mentoring at high schools in Japan, teaching English as a second language to study abroad students and working with academically at-risk student-athletes from the University of Michigan. Catherine has a passion for educating and supporting children coming from especially difficult circumstances.
English, Reading, Writing, Psychology, Homework, Elementary
Clara Lewis is entering her third year at McGill University, with a major in psychology and a minor in both behavioural science and the environment. She is a certified lifeguard and swim instructor and has been teaching swimming lessons for the past five years to people of all ages. She now works as a swim instructor supervisor, where she oversees lessons and ensures that all swimmers are getting the attention they need to progress. She has worked as a sleep away camp counsellor for three summers, mainly working with young girls between the ages of seven and twelve. During these summers, she helped her campers build confidence as well as learn to connect with the natural world. Last summer, she assumed the role of Director for a leadership development program at that same summer camp. She helped teach aspiring counsellors important leadership skills as well as techniques to engage with children. She is passionate about teaching children and enjoys learning alongside them.
English, History, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Danielle is a spirited educator who is entering her fourth and final year of Kindergarten/Elementary Education at McGill University. Danielle is a hardworking student who has always been passionate about her schooling and is so excited to officially be a teacher when she graduates! As a pre-service teacher, Danielle believes that the most important thing any teacher can do for their students is to make them feel like they have a voice and that this voice is valued. Danielle follows a constructivist approach to teaching/learning because she feels teachers must remember that every child is unique and they all learn in different ways. She has a significant amount of experience working with children in many different environments. Danielle has worked at multiple summer camps as a counsellor and was a part of the managing team for one camp, where she worked closely with parents to ensure the well-being of all campers. Additionally, she worked for 3 years as a counsellor at an EMSB extended day program where she was able to work with students from all grades in an educational and recreational setting. Danielle has experience lesson planning through her various internships at McGill and in January 2020 she began working as a substitute teacher for the EMSB, due to her excellent performance as a student-teacher during her third field experience. Danielle is someone who is dedicated to her work no matter what it is and she is so grateful to be able to work with kids and help them become the best person they can be!
English, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Deandra recently completed her Bachelor of Education at Bishop’s University. Throughout her studies, Deandra played on both the varsity soccer and rugby teams and learned how to balance sports, schoolwork and social life. As a new graduate, she offers her students the latest and most innovative ways of teaching. Having worked at three different elementary schools, she has gained an appreciation for the challenges that children face at various ages and grades. In addition to her teaching experience, Deandra worked for six years as a Camp Counsellor, with children from 5-11 years old, and two years as the coordinator of the Kirkland Library Summer reading program. Deandra is knowledgeable about curricula, lesson planning, individual mentoring approaches and can make required modifications for special needs students. Furthermore, Deandra has solid time management and communication skills combined with unwavering devotion to student success.
Debbie has enjoyed over thirty years of teaching children and teens to play the flute, the recorder and the piano. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music (Honours) and a Masters degree in Music from McGill University. Her goal is to make playing music a fun and enriching experience while providing her students with a thorough understanding of music. Having taught elementary school music for several years, Debbie knows that every child learns differently. She uses creative and individualized approaches for each student, finding the best tools to teach and motivate them. Every lesson is packed with a variety of activities, including playing music, games, movement and listening. And Debbie has mastered the skill of teaching music online, keeping kids 100% engaged. Music lessons with Debbie will provide your child with a solid foundation in the basics of music as well as proper playing technique. In her free time, she loves to walk with her dog, swim and grow indoor gardens.
English, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12 Elie is an undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Montreal. He loves chemistry, mathematics, physics, medicine, nutrition, philosophy, psychology and business. He is a conscientious student who spends his time staying on top of his schoolwork and reading books that are in line with his interests and career ambitions. He is never satisfied learning just one subject and, as a result, would like to complete an MBA and pursue a career as an Optometrist. Elie has always ranked at the top of his class, which is reflected in his perfect 4.0 GPA, and has always been considered the ‘go-to’ for many of his peers who had questions or needed more in-depth explanations, which cultivated his love for tutoring. These experiences also allowed Elie to understand the many different ways that people learn and, thus, how to explain a given concept in a multitude of ways to ensure comprehension. His own passion for learning has allowed him to develop an ability to turn a more mundane subject into a fascinating lesson. Elie aims to harness that love for learning in everyone he meets and especially in those he tutors so that eventually their own curiosity will run wild and enable them to take their education into their own hands.
English, French, History, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization
Élissa Hotte is an undergraduate student at Université de Montréal in microbiology and immunology. Throughout her studies, she completed various scientific research projects, including the Hydro-Quebec Science fair, where she won bronze for college level at the 2019 Montreal regional final. In 2016, she earned the Bronze ‘Lieutenant-governor du Québec’ prize for academic engagement and volunteering. Élissa has followed a science curriculum since high-school, which included enriched math and science, physics and chemistry as well as a science pre-university college diploma. In addition to her own academics, she has been tutoring for 4 years and is truly passionate about helping others learn. Her approach is one that goes above and beyond curriculum content and focuses on study methods, problem solving strategies and stress management. She believes that every student has some kind of difficulty that needs to be overcome in order to achieve their dreams, but that, ultimately, everyone can achieve them with a little help.
French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Émilie is a graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, through which she has become most interested in Sociology of education. She is planning on returning to school to complete a degree in education in hopes of teaching elementary and middle school. Émilie is perfectly bilingual in both French and English and has over 8 years of experience working with pre-kindergarten and elementary school age children. While completing her degree at Concordia, Émilie was volunteering at Projet Communautaire de Pierrefonds tutoring children between the ages of 5 to 12 by providing academic and social support in order to facilitate the social integration of immigrant families. In addition to her tutoring experience, Émilie has worked at Montessori school since 2012 where she taught pre kindergarten children. She created her own curriculum which became popular for it’s science program and was designed to follow each child’s curiosity and develop problem solving skills, confidence and patience through engaging hands on experiences. Émilie’s comprehensive science program included chemistry, astronomy, geography, paleontology and introduction to cooking for 3 to 8 year olds. Emilie keeps her students engaged and builds their love for learning through her animated personality and her genuine interest in each child’s personality!
English, Math, Science, Economics, Finance, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Personal Finance
Erika is a certified teacher, having completed a bachelor’s degree in Education at McGill University with a specialization in Mathematics. She then went on to complete a Masters of Finance at McGill University and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership. Throughout her education at McGill University, she received multiple academic scholarships. For the last four years she has been working as a high school math teacher at the English Montreal School Board. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught all levels of math from secondary 1-5, including advanced math in secondary 4 and 5. She has her bilingual certification and has taught in both English and French. Erika has been tutoring students of all ages and levels (elementary to university) for the last nine years. As a teacher and tutor, Erika has always had a special ability to break down content for students in order to make it simple for them to understand and apply. Erika’s personal philosophy is to always position students competently, empower them, and build their confidence. There is nothing she enjoys more than watching her students succeed and begin to feel confident in their own abilities.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills, Foreign Languages
Gabrielle is a versatile tutor who believes that learning happens best when students are having fun! Her approach to teaching and coaching is interactive, animated and, above all, effective. Gabrielle holds a BA in English Literature from McGill University and a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. She has been working with children since 2014, fostering and improving their intellectual, developmental, physical, and social skills in various activities and settings. As a tutor in Italy, she taught children (ages 5-15) to speak English through traditional classroom lessons paired with games, stories, songs and theatrical performances. Gabrielle is multilingual; speaking English and French fluently with intermediate abilities in Spanish and Italian. She currently works as an English language, gymnastics and ice skating teacher for both children and adults. Her career aspirations are to become a published Children’s and Young Adult novelist.
English, Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics, Philosophy, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Homework, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Negotiation, Presentation Skills, Personal Finance
George is currently taking prerequisite classes to advance into Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University, after having completed a Bachelors of Commerce degree at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. During his first degree, he majored in Business Technology Management and minored in Western Society and Culture (Liberal Arts). He aspires to attend med school after completing his second degree. He has over 10 years experience in the corporate business world, managing a science camp, and working with diverse teams of both professional and academic peers. He is excited to work with students whether they are struggling to grasp a given subject, looking to convert their B’s to A’s, or just maintaining an already high academic performance.
French, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Harani is a science and technology teacher, currently teaching Science from Sec 3-5 at Centennial Academy, in both the English and French sector. She also completed a concurrent bachelors program at McGill in Education, with a focus on Secondary Science, and in Science majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. After graduating from McGill, Harani was the organ transplant database Manager at the Royal Victoria Hospital where she assisted in transplant research, after which she took an opportunity to teach at the American Creativity Academy in Kuwait teaching Grade 11 & 12 IB Biology and IB Chemistry. In addition to teaching, Harani served as the National Honor Society Director, helping students plan leadership and community service initiatives around the school. Her passion for science and the way she makes it applicable and interesting are why students love her. Harani’s philosophy to teaching is one where she tailors the way in which the content is presented to match the specific needs of the student. She believes in using multiple means of engagement to make sure the students are able to gain confidence and true comprehension. Outside of the time spent teaching or planning lessons, Harani enjoys travelling, watching tennis, reading mystery novels and spending time with friends.
French, Math, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary,
Jacques has a French Baccalaureat in mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology from the University of Rennes. He comes to Monarque with a wealth of experience in teaching and tutoring, at Stanislas in Montreal, the Montessori school in France and in New Zealand, where he worked with young students in partnership with the French embassy. This rich experience, his glowing personality and a true passion for teaching make him highly sought after by students of all ages.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Music
For James, time is of the utmost importance and it is for this reason that he has chosen to specialise in a subject that allows him to better organize his time: Mathematics. Rigor and optimization are the two main values that he keeps closest to him during his teaching and as he studies to be a Math teacher at the University of Montreal (UQAM). His education and field experiences have allowed James to formally develop tools in his Mathematician’s arsenal, which have helped him make math more accessible for his students. With a strong foundation academically, he is now developing his pedagogical skills, allowing him the versatility to succeed in various facets of his domain of expertise. His goal as a teacher is to guide the student towards success and his expertise is to focus on each individual’s difficulties and identify the type of learner he is working with, all while creating a fun and productive learning environment. This ensures a more personalized and results oriented service. His approach is inspired by other disciplines, namely, music. As a disciplined musician and percussionist, he has also extended his teaching into this domain. He also uses music to render previously problematic concepts more intuitive.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Chemistry, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Jane is a 5th year PhD candidate studying Chemistry at McGill University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a Math Minor at Queen’s University, where she graduated with Honours and was consistently on the Dean’s List. Jane has over six years of experience tutoring both high school and undergraduate students in Chemistry and Mathematics both online and in-person. Her love for these subjects drives her to help students better understand difficult concepts by breaking it down into digestible pieces and assimilate the basic components in order to apply them across diverse problems and contexts. Over the years, Jane has successfully coached students into achieving excellent grades in math, chemistry and other sciences. Her ability to tailor her teaching practices, each lesson, to a student’s current needs is what sets her apart. Jane is dedicated to her students and enjoys developing a longer term relationship to support them as they progress through different subjects and grades and, most importantly, build their confidence.
Dance Jessica is a professional dancer, emerging choreographer, and substitute instructor who currently dances with a Montréal-based dance company called RUBBERBAND – known for its unique fusion of contemporary dance and break-dancing styles. Born in Burnaby, BC, Jessica started training in ballet at the Richmond Academy of dance, before moving to Calgary, AB where she continued dancing at a competition studio. In May 201,9 Jessica graduated from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Dance, where she studied extensively in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip hop, amongst other styles, and performed excerpts of works by world renowned choreographers. Following graduation Jessica has: starred in a music video of the band called half•alive, receiving over two million views; spent two months in Hamburg, Germany with a contemporary dance company called Aszure Barton & Artists in a creation process of the company’s new work Where There’s Form; joined RUBBERBAND in dance company; and will be making her professional debut as choreographer in the 18th edition of the Festival Quartiers Danses in Montréal. As an instructor, Jessica enjoys the challenge of catering to the student’s unique learning style and imagining-up new ways to explain proper technique of each dance step. She works towards building the creativity and confidence of each student and encourages them to let the joy, discipline and artistry of dance spill over into all other aspects of their life.
Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Julia graduated from McGill with a Bachelor in Science, major Chemistry, minor Biology, as well as a Bachelor in Education. As someone who loves school, she then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Experimental Surgery. Today, Julia is currently a loved teacher at Lauren Hill Academy and has been formally teaching for the past 3 years, in subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, and math. She is a true expert when it comes to ministry exam preparation and content. Her various experiences offering extra support to students at school exposed her to the benefits of 1:1 tutoring, which represented a nice complement to her classroom experiences. Julia has now been tutoring for 2 years and absolutely loves being able to identify each of her student’s specific needs and find strategies and study skills that lead to positive changes in both the student’s motivation and academic performance.
French, Homework, Elementary
Julia is a Special Education teacher. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree through multiple certificates at Université de Montréal. She studied ‘Intervention psychosociale’, ‘Petite enfance et famille’ and ‘Intervention psychoéducative’. Julia has been working with children of all ages in daycares, elementary schools and day camps for over 10 years. Throughout this period, she has worked and gained experience with students with a broad range of abilities, including, but not limited to autism in children and adolescents, and special needs, language and general developmental impairment in daycare aged children. Julia is trilingual, speaking English, French and Romanian fluently.
English, French, Math, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Humanities, Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Juliana is a student passionate about medicine and helping those in need. She attended Marianopolis in Health sciences and has since dedicated her summers to service learning trips in South America with the Medlife Co-operation, as well as leading groups of eager children in summer camps around Montreal. Juliana (also known as Jules) has worked with children ages 3 to 7, at Laurus and Champions day camps. She also spent two years volunteering at the MUHC daycare with children under 4. Last summer, she conducted an at-home summer camp of her own with three young boys from 3-4 years old. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Life Sciences at McGill University, with hopes that this paves her path to practicing medicine. During school, she volunteers in the ICU of the Jewish General Hospital and interns with McGill researchers. Juliana has lived in Montreal her whole life and is perfectly bilingual, with close family ties to Morocco! Her passion for movement and helping people, particularly young children, is complemented by her bubbly personality and creativity.
English, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Justine is an elementary and high school teacher. She is a graduate from the “Education Nationale Française”, and, after working as a teacher for three years in France and one year in Asia, she decided to pursue a career in the Quebec educational system. She has been in Montreal for two years, where she works as a teacher for “la CSDM” and wishes to provide her services as a tutor. Apart from her educational studies, Justine has also studied in history, rights, and social sciences. During her studies, she acquired a vast knowledge of literature. Justine speaks French, Spanish, English and Italian.
English, Math, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Kaitlin has taught English for the past 4 years at Summit School and Azrieli Talmud Torah. Currently, she teaches English for grades 5,6,7 and 8 at Ecole Maimonide. Throughout these experiences, she has developed her teaching skills and has successfully implemented creative reading and writing programs in her classrooms. This past Spring, Kaitlin completed her Masters in Inclusive Education at McGill University, and created an Inclusive Educational curriculum designed for elementary students. She is extremely passionate about inclusion and is eager to implement this program in her future classrooms, as well as use the tools she has acquired to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all. Kaitlin has over 10 years of experience in different educational settings such as camp, youth groups and teen travel programs. These experiences have shaped Kaitlin in many ways and helped to develop qualities that she brings to her teaching every day. Kaitlin is a kind, hard-working and motivated teacher that is truly passionate about her career. She is very excited to get to know her students and develop long lasting relationships.
English, History, Secondary School
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Concordia University. For the past 10 years, since graduating, she has embedded herself in schools, as a Special Ed Technician, and tutored students from all grade levels, across multiple subjects, including Science, History, English and French. As an in-class aide, Karen has gained a wealth of experience supporting students with behavioural issues and special needs and in building modified and adapted curriculum. Through her tutoring and in-school experience, she has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with the Quebec Sec 4 and 5 ministry exams in History and English. Karen has tutored privately as well as in a learning center, through which she has successfully prepared students for their exams and integrated new immigrants into the Canadian school system. Due to Karen’s love for the written and spoken word, she spent 2 years as a communications officer at CBC Radio and is a freelance ghostwriter for various websites and blogs.
French, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary
Karl graduated in Physical & Health Education from McGill University in 2018. For the past two years, he has been teaching French as a second language at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Karl played and coached football throughout University and it was through coaching that he realized his love for kids and decided to pursue a career in Education. He began at LCC as a faculty intern, substituting at all levels (Kindergarten to Grade 11) as well as coaching various sports. As a perfectly bilingual teacher, he then transitioned to teaching French in the classroom to LCC’s international students. Over the past 2 years, Karl has developed strong links with his students, whom he works hard with in order to ensure they move up in LCC’s 6 French phases grid. Karl is very comfortable working with students one-on-one, both in person and online, and is considered a very dynamic teacher who never ceases to find creative ways of connecting with kids of all ages. His original passion for sports turned into something even more meaningful for him: supporting and inspiring kids.
English, French, History, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Organization, Time Management
Katelyn is a passionate educator who has always believed that teaching is her life’s calling. She graduated with First-Class Honours in Child Studies at Dawson in 2017 and is currently entering her fourth year of her B.Ed in Elementary Education at McGill with a perfect GPA of 4.0. She has consistently been in the top 10% of her program throughout her academic career, which culminated in her winning the Bourse d’Excellence des Enseignants in 2019. Katelyn is perfectly bilingual and has experience teaching French, History, English, Art and Math across a variety of elementary schools in Montreal through multiple internships and substitute teaching experiences. She also taught English as a second language for two years. Katelyn has lesson planning experience and a passion for making learning fun as she believes it to be the best way to encourage students to become lifelong and successful learners. Through one of her recent internships, she took the initiative to start her own Math Olympic team and lead several remedial reading groups to help students succeed. She always strives to develop a personal connection with every child she works with and best support their unique needs. Katelyn has a patient, energetic and playful teaching style and believes that with the right strategies and support, every child has the ability to reach their maximum potential.
English, French, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities Katerina is a qualified elementary school teacher. She sees teaching as a passion, rather than a job, and has a unique ability to form a strong connection with her students. It is truly rewarding for her to be a part of a child’s academic upbringing. Her objective is to inspire the future generation to become successful and functioning members of society, while creating a safe and caring environment.
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.
French, FSL, Reading, Homework, Elementary, Middle School
Laura is French native speaker from Paris, France. She is a certified teacher from the University of British Columbia and bilingual in both French and English. Laura managed the French education programs of a Francophone cultural centre in Vancouver for 2 years. After being certified, she started to teach French in the francophone/French immersion schools (primary and secondary). She also used to be a French tutor throughout University in France and from 2016 to 2018. Laura has a double Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Political Science, from the University of Angers and a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from the University of Rouen, France. She has recently moved to Montreal to pursue her career in education. “Learning while having a good time!” is key for Laura. She knows how to be flexible, fun and challenging at the same time. She is very comfortable teaching online, using the appropriate resources and approach to keep engagement high. She has experience working with both adults and children from 6 to 16 years old.
Laura is a gifted and experienced music teacher who is passionate about using music to meet needs, bring joy, and defy expectations. She received a Masters in Music Therapy from Concordia University in 2019, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from Capilano University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Trinity Western University, all with high honours. With a Grade 8 level of piano and Grade 9 level of voice in Royal Conservatory of Music, Laura’s background in classical music benefits her students with solid technical foundations as they explore their own unique interests and styles. She has taught private and group lessons for the past 10 years and is constantly blown away by the creativity of her students. Her areas of specialty include voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar in a wide variety of genres and styles. She has competed and performed in various local and provincial music festivals, musical theatre camps, and song-writing competitions. You may have heard her voice as the singing voice of Penny Ling in Littlest Pet Shop and in several My Little Pony films. She released an album of her own songs in 2010, which can be found on all streaming platforms. Her approach to teaching reflects her strengths-based method, individualized lessons, and belief that each person has the ability to grow with a little help and guidance. Let’s make some music!
French, Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Biology, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Laure is a native French speaker who grew up in Paris. Passionate about biology and animals, she followed a highly selective 3-year pre-vet program (4% admission rate) in Paris, before entering an Engineering school in Lyon, France. Fascinated by new cultures and people, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science at McGill University in Montreal and graduated with Honors. She then went on to pursue postgraduate studies at McGill’s Department of Experimental Medicine, where she conducted lab research on HIV-1 at the Jewish General Hospital. In parallel, she earned a Graduate Certificate in Business and Administration from Concordia University. Laure has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge. She has been teaching and tutoring French, Math, Biology, and Physics, both in French and English, to students of various backgrounds, ages and levels, from elementary to high-school students and adults, beginner to advanced, for over 2 years. Laure focuses on quickly understanding a student’s needs and struggles and adapting her teaching as needed. She works with students to help them break down complex concepts into simpler ones, develop organizational and technical tools to build strong foundations, progress quickly and become independent in their studies. For Laure, all facets of teaching, from explaining complex biology concepts using simple words and metaphors to teaching French writing or grammar, come down to the same principles: sharing her knowledge and passion for the subject and empowering students to feel confident with what they are pursuing. When Laure isn’t tutoring, she spends her time content-editing and translating French/English content of scientific documents, kickboxing (she holds the 2018 Canadian Kickboxing Championship silver medal), salsa dancing and baking.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Presentation Skills
After graduating with academic distinction, Leila was led by her passion for the natural sciences and sustainability to pursue a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering at McGill University. Leila’s first tutoring experience was sparked by a strong desire to give back to her community. She began mentoring students in her high school’s Model UN & debate program before transitioning to more technical subjects such as chemistry, physics and mathematics. Now, Leila’s years of experience as a tutor, peer counsellor, coupled with her positive attitude enable her to raise students’ confidence in a diverse array of subjects. Outside of academics, Leila is also a lover of sports and the outdoors as well as a big advocate for women in STEM!
French, FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Organization
Semi-retired, with over 30 years experience in communications, college-level teaching, research, youth programming and coaching. Excellent french communicator, both orally and written. Bilingual. Deeply involved in non-profit organizations such as the Kids Health Alliance and DESTA, as a tutor supporting black youth and teaching then French as a second language.
English, French, History, Geography, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Secondary
Marah is a graduate from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She has been teaching high school English and the Social Sciences for the last 4 years. Before that, Marah spent 4 years working as an after school homework and integration aid in a french elementary school, where she worked individually with students who were having difficulty adjusting to the French curriculum. In parallel to her school experiences, she has been tutoring students for 6 years in beginner and enriched French, French as a second language and English as a second language, both at the elementary and high school level. Marah has a passion for working with students and animates each lesson with enthusiasm and a strong motivation to help students succeed, build autonomy and develop a genuine love of learning.
English, History, Geography, Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, ESL , Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills
Max recently earned his Bachelor’s of Science from McGill University, in the field of biomedical and life sciences, and will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, also at McGill, through which he will be studying the neural circuitry behind autism. He aspires to become a doctor or a dentist and recently scored in the top 5% of candidates on his Dental Aptitude test. Having followed the International Baccalaureate program in High School and an Honors Health Science program in CEGEP, Max enjoys tutoring chemistry, biology, high-school physics and math. In his free time, Max volunteers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and loves to play sports. He has played volleyball, badminton and tennis competitively for over 8 years and was the assistant tennis coach for children between the ages of 5-11 years old for 2 years. He is a dedicated student, athlete and professional.
Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Personal Finance
Max completed his Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and is currently pursuing a MSc in Experimental Surgery. His thesis is focused on determining to what extent patient and procedure characteristics predict persistent opioid use after colorectal surgery. He holds his DEC from Dawson College in Pure & Applied Science and graduated from Collège de Montréal, where he completed his high school studies in French. Max was recognized with McGill’s Science Undergraduate Research Award for his work as a Research Assistant throughout 2019 and scored in the 98th percentile of his MCAT exam. Throughout these diverse experiences, he gained first-hand knowledge of lab techniques, dissections, microscopy and learned the trials of the scientific method. Max has worked extensively with students, tutoring both privately and as a volunteer. Max tutors math, physics, chemistry and biology. His volunteering experience at the Montreal General Hospital, the Shriners Hospital for Children and a MEDLIFE humanitarian trip to Peru are all testament to his inherent love for helping people and for applying his passions of medicine
French, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Melanie is a Graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. She is eager to graduate this year and start her career as a Speech Language Therapist. She has over 10 years of experience working in diverse settings with children of various ages. She has worked at daycares, elementary schools (mainstream and specialized), rehabilitation centers and medical centers. Melanie completed her Bachelor studies at McGill University in Psychology and minored in linguistics and education. Through these experiences, Melanie has had the opportunity to work with children of all ages, both typically developing and with differing impairments (visual, motor, auditory and intellectual), disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder) and syndromes (e.g., Downs Syndrome). She also has 4 years of experience doing research in Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effects of music therapy. Melanie is continuously looking for new opportunities to learn and enjoys sharing this passion for learning with her students. She also loves fine arts and welcomes any opportunity to put her artistic skills to use and provide visual learning strategies to her students. Melanie is perfectly trilingual in English, French and Spanish.
Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management
Michèle attended Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at McGill. She did an exchange semester at the City University of Hong Kong and lived in rural Japan for 1 year as a high school English teacher. She is passionate about travelling and exploring things outside her comfort zone. After receiving the Psychology Undergraduate Research Award at McGill, she assisted in experiments at the Bagot Lab that focused on stress susceptibility and depression, and had previously volunteered at the Child & Adolescent Social Competence lab, that studied child and adolescent interactions. The majority of her work experience thus far has been devoted to tutoring. Over the course of 4 years, she worked with students with a wide variety of learning needs and worked especially with those with ADHD, dyslexia, slow processing speed and anxiety disorders. She doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach, and caters her teaching style to each student’s preference, as well as helps them develop the learning and organizational skills that work best for them. Michèle enjoys learning from her students and sharing information that goes beyond the curriculum, especially with regards to motivation, development and mental health. Her motto is “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, so she integrates the importance of self-care and balance in her teaching. She also teaches skills related to stress management, goal-setting and time management in her lessons.
English, French, Math, ESL , FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Organization
Natalie is a certified French elementary teacher. Perfectly bilingual in French and English with some basic Spanish, she has been teaching in and out of the classroom for over 15 years. Her specialties include French, FSL, ESL and Math. She holds a BA from Concordia University and then earned her Bachelor of Education in French, at Ottawa University. Natalie has worked with a diverse range of students, aged 5-17, including those with learning disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia. She has taught in Ontario with the Toronto District School Board, Quebec for the Lester B Pearson School Board and at College Bourget, in Rigaud. She has gained an appreciation for the diverse challenges that children face at various ages and grades. Stepping away from the classroom for the last few years has allowed her to focus on doing what she loves most, teaching kids. Tutoring one on one has allowed her to work with her students’ specific needs, giving them the confidence and tools to be successful. Her approach engages her students to be active learners throughout the lessons. Natalie creates a supportive, encouraging and safe space for her students. She uses effective pedagogical strategies, which ensures that every student she works with reaches their full potential.
French, Math, Reading, Writing, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Negotiation, Presentation Skills
Natan is a young Belgian lawyer with a master’s degree in Business Law. His profession requires a great mastery of the French language and an ability to juggle grammar, conjugation and vocabulary. Teaching and sharing knowledge is a pleasure and a passion for him. In addition to French, Natan loves to help students with mathematics and can also share his experience with stress management and workload management to help students find more structure and optimize their time. Throughout his studies, Natan helped many students thrive in their classes and change their perspective on subjects with which they struggled. Natan has tutored students studying law as well as younger students from 10-18 years old, across a variety of subjects. Competitive at heart and a martial arts enthusiast, he tackles each student as a challenge. Always attentive, understanding and open minded, Natan will take the time to understand your needs and objectives.
French, Math, Economics, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Secondary, Organization, Time Management
Nathasha is entering her final undergraduate year at McGill University, with a major in Finance and a minor in Information Systems. Throughout her academic journey, Nathasha has excelled in many Business courses and received multiple awards and scholarships for academic excellence. This led Nathasha towards peer tutoring in University as it was a great way to share that knowledge with fellow students. Building on this passion, Nathasha expanded the scope of students she supported one-on-one to include elementary and high school students, across a variety of subjects, including Mathematics and French. Nathasha is an effective, bilingual tutor who seeks to understand each student’s learning needs and tailors her teaching methods to match them. She is patient, knowledgeable, passionate and creative in her teaching methods.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Physics, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Coding
Noah graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, where he was awarded for having the highest grades of his cohort. He is currently a graduate student at Purdue University studying Aeronautics and Astronautics, specifically in astrodynamics and space applications. Throughout his academic career, he has applied his coursework to several aircraft design projects, as well as during internships at Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney Canada, which helped him understand the application and utility of the theory he had learned in school. He was also a teaching assistant for an aircraft systems design course, where he helped students with their projects and strived to help them succeed. While so much of math/physics courses might seem like memorizing and procedurally applying equations, Noah’s goal is to ensure that his students fundamentally understand the theory behind them so that they succeed in the course and have a much better comprehension of the subject.
English, French, Math, ESL, FSL, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Olivia has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Concordia University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education. Her tutoring experience includes working for the English Montreal School Board supporting children of all ages who were unable to attend school due to an illness, disability, or injury and working at Westmount Park Elementary School teaching English. She also worked with Say Ca Circle of Support for Refugee Youth where she built a new mentoring program, which was successfully implemented across the organization. Olivia is perfectly bilingual and has been tutoring in both languages for 7 years and on a full-time basis for 4 years. Her students typically include elementary school children with learning disabilities, those requiring French as a Second Language support and those looking to ace high school entrance exams to get into the school of their choice. She is a highly sought-after tutor, supporting multiple students at school during the day and at home in the evenings. She builds a solid foundation of trust with her students, through a soft approach and by finding a delicate balance between teaching, listening and confidence building. Most importantly, she never forgets to inject a bit of fun into her sessions, through relevant games, art and music. In Olivia’s limited free time, you can find her working on developing a proprietary program aimed at social-emotional development and singing her heart out for anyone lucky enough to listen.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12 Owen is a Mathematics and Music teacher currently working at Loyola High School in Montreal-West. He holds a B.Ed and a B.Mus from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Owen has been teaching and tutoring for many years, and has ambitions for a career in education. Before moving to Montreal in September 2019, Owen recently completed a year-long teaching contract in North Vancouver, British Columbia. There he taught Mathematics at Brockton Preparatory School, an IB private school, and was responsible for teaching grade 9-12, covering topics ranging from geometry, finance, calculus, functions, statistics and probability. As a classroom teacher, Owen learned the value of working one on one with students as the most effective way of grasping difficult topics. He also helped various students prepare for exams, and create effective study strategies. Owen was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He has been passionate about education ever since teaching piano lessons to local children while he was in high school. After spending 5 years helping coordinate a local after-school program, Owen decided a career in education would be a perfect outlet for his passion for music. While attending Queen’s University, Owen was a strong student in his mathematic and music courses, and in his second year began tutoring his peers and grading assignments for his professors. Owen is excited to be working with Monarque and with his wealth of experience, patience, and positive energy, he will make an excellent tutor for every student.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Homework, Secondary, CEGEP
Paul is in his second year of Pure & Applied Science at Marianopolis College, ranking at the top of his Science and Math classes. He has over four years of experience tutoring elementary, high school and college subjects as well as more general homework support and exam preparation. Paul has also worked with students with learning disabilities and has experience teaching vulnerable groups. Among his many achievements, he received the top 10% distinction in Math from the University of Waterloo competition. Sociable and approachable, he is happy working with strong students looking for enrichment as well as students who may be struggling. His objective is to help students reach their goals and learn to love the subjects as much as he does.
Math, Middle School
Pierre is an accomplished IT specialist with a breadth of knowledge developed over many years in his role at Apple, providing customer tech support. He previously graduated in Physics & Computer Science from McGill University, where he also participated in a peer tutoring program. Pierre has an excellent grasp of complicated concepts in advanced Mathematics and draws useful real-world examples from his Physics background when trying to help others. In addition to being a solid contributor in the establishment and growth of Monarque Tutoring, he currently works as a software engineer at a fast-growing Montreal technology company. He is ever interested in learning more about every topic and enjoys applying himself to solving problems and optimizing processes. As a tutor, Pierre will tailor his approach to the needs of the student, making sure the foundations are solid in order to attain a better understanding of more advanced concepts. He enjoys discussions about the stars, relishes sharing his tips and tricks about woodworking and can teach robots how to go bleep bloop in the night using his computer skills.
English, Math, Calculus, Economics, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Rachel is a second-year student at McGill University in the Desautels Faculty of Business. She is majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Management for Sustainability and hopes to use this degree toward being able to implement sustainable methods into the corporate world. Prior to attending McGill, Rachel attended John Abbott in the Honours Social Science program where she earned the award of being in the top 10% of her program each semester. She has always excelled academically as a result of her drive, hard work and effective study methods, involving meticulous note taking and color coding systems. Rachel’s passion for connecting with people has helped her understand the different ways in which people learn, and adapt techniques accordingly. In her free time, Rachel loves to cook, play the piano and has a passion for health and fitness.
Psychology, History, English, Primary, Middle School, Secondary
Reina is in her final year of McGill, after which she will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Education TESL Elementary & Secondary program, which will complement her existing certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Reina has consistently been a high performer and has been honored as a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society at McGill, for top academic standing, as well as with the Douglas Howes award for outstanding contribution to the quality of student life at Marianopolis college. She aspires to be a teacher and has had much relevant experience to put her on the path to success as she pursues this goal. Through 3 stages at various schools in the Montreal area, she has demonstrated her abilities to lead a classroom, develop lessons and effectively cooperate with co-teachers, parents and partners in the community to pursue the educational objectives of the school, in the best interest of her students. She has also had both local and international experience in tutoring 1:1 or small groups of students in English language skills such as listening, speaking and writing as well as grammar structure and function. Reina has a true love for languages, is perfectly bilingual in English and French and has a good command of both Spanish and Italian.
Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12
Richard is a certified math and chemistry teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience within Secondary school, Cegep and University. This multi-level formal teaching experience has given him a richer understanding and deeper insight into the various developmental challenges and learning processes that teenagers and young adults encounter within today’s educational system. He uses his diverse teaching and life experiences to create cross-curricular interactive lessons which are both engaging and meaningful for young learners. It is his hope that some of these activities will spark his student’s curiosity to ask questions and, more importantly, equip them with the motivation and tools to search for answers.
English, History, Philosophy, ESL , Reading, Writing, Humanities, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Organization, Time Management, Interview Prep, Presentation Skills
Rose is completing her final year in McGill University’s Bachelor of Education program, specializing in secondary school English Language Arts and Ethics and Religious Culture. She is excited to be continuing her studies in Fall 2021 at the University of Toronto in the M.A. Social Justice Education program. Throughout Rose’s time at McGill, she has both excelled academically and demonstrated exemplary extracurricular involvement in the McGill community. She currently holds a 3.9 GPA, and has received numerous scholarships throughout her undergraduate career honouring both her academic achievements and her commitment to extracurricular leadership. Rose has experience working with youth both inside and outside of the classroom. This experience includes the knowledge that she has garnered over her past four student teaching internships at various schools in the Montreal area, and her previous work as a substitute teacher. Furthermore, Rose’s involvement with children extends outside of the classroom through her experiences coaching sports teams, leading canoe trips, and volunteering with the student council programs at her various host schools. Rose sees learning as a multifaceted process, influenced by a variety of factors such as the relevance of the material to the student’s life, the student’s self-efficacy and self-concept, and the nature of the learning environment. In order to facilitate student learning, Rose sets out to form strong, individualized bonds with her students that allow her to cater their learning experiences to their own unique needs and abilities. Forming personal connections with each student ensures that they feel cared for and supported in their learning, while fostering a sense of self-confidence and motivation to reach their full potential. Rose uses her own demonstrated confidence in her students’ abilities to bolster their own self-confidence so that they may begin to seek out more challenging tasks that further enhance their knowledge of the concepts being taught.
Science, Biology, ESL , Psychology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary
Rosetta is currently pursuing her Education degree at the University of Ottawa, focused on teaching at the Intermediate and Senior levels. Her main teachable subjects are Physical Education & Health and Biology. She previously earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bishop’s University in Sports Studies and Biology, and also holds her DEC from Dawson College in Psychology. Outside of her formal education, Rosetta has gained much experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Science and History and has worked in several day camps over a period of 7 years, working with children from the ages of 2 to 17. Rosetta has worked and supported children through tutoring, as a one-on-one aide, a coach and in a group classroom setting. Across all of these experiences and formats, she has worked with students of all ages and profiles, including those with learning difficulties and various special needs. As such, she has accumulated and perfected many techniques and methods to help students achieve their academic and social goals. She encourages her students by building their confidence and providing them with the tools to contribute in a classroom setting.
English, French, Math, Reading, Writing, Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Sandia is an elementary school teacher with a Bachelor of Education (McGill University) and Master of Arts in Child Studies (Concordia University). She currently works as a special education teacher for children with academic, emotional and behavioural needs. Sandia’s teaching philosophy is centred around attachment and fostering positive relationships with her students. She takes the time to understand their academic and emotional needs in order to support them in a meaningful way. Sandia makes an effort to engage her students in the learning process by including their interests into the curriculum. She encourages questions, curiosity and independence.
French, ESL , FSL, Elementary, Middle School
Sarah was born and raised in Montreal, in a bilingual household, and developed a keen interest for languages at a very young age. After graduating with distinction from Concordia University’s Communication Studies program in 2016, she completed Cambridge University’s CELTA certificate with a Pass A, a grade obtained by only 5% of graduates worldwide. In 2017, she worked at two language schools before heading off to Japan where she taught English with the JET Programme for over three years. From a young age, Sarah has been very passionate about East Asian languages and culture. She is perfectly bilingual in both French and English, and has a high mastery of the Japanese language. Sarah now works as a Francisation teacher at the LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School. Her enthusiasm, positivity and passion can be felt when she communicates with students during her lessons. When teaching, Sarah’s goal is to lead interesting, communicative lessons where students feel comfortable and confident.
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.
Shreya is entering her third year as an undergraduate at McGill University, majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology and minoring in Political Science. Academically, Shreya aspires to eventually enter medical school; she received the summer 2021 Scholarship for Young Researcher Award from the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, to engage in research on neural development. Music has always been a big part of her life, and violin was the first instrument she ever learned. She has been playing violin for almost 10 years, and has been teaching introductory violin (both Western and Indian classical styles) for over 5 years. Her initial introduction to the violin was through orchestra in elementary school, after which she progressed to training privately as a soloist violin through high school. A few years into learning violin, she began to develop an additional interest in the South Indian classical school of violin, inspired by her mother, who is a professional Carnatic (South Indian classical) vocalist. Shreya trained privately with a maestro in India to learn Indian classical violin, and also began teaching this style to interested students in addition to Western classical violin. Shreya’s favourite part of teaching is inspiring the same love of music in her students as the one she has always had. She knows from experience, both as a student and teacher, that keeping students engaged through learning new music, getting to learn familiar songs that they’ve heard and recognize, and getting opportunities to demonstrate new skills are all effective ways to foster a passion for the instrument and start looking forward to practice. This is a philosophy that Shreya applies both to academic tutoring and musical teaching, and she loves seeing it result in her students’ success and joy for learning!
Math, Linear Algebra, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Personal Finance
Steph has completed a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics at the University of Ottawa. She has a decade of teaching experience in mathematics at the secondary level, where she has taught all courses from secondary 1 to 5, as well as acted as a resource teacher to provide additional support to students struggling with the math curriculum. This experience supporting students with unique learning needs led her to move into teaching in the Outreach Network, as well as to undertake a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning Studies (University of Ottawa), which she recently completed. She is currently teaching in a social affairs high school, putting into practice all of the latest strategies and techniques that she has learned. Prior to doing her MEd, Steph also worked for an EdTech company developing investigative learning activities for teachers and students. This experience provided her with unique insight into content creation that is a strong base for preparing students for the Secondary 4 and 5 Ministry Exams. Steph believes in educating the whole student and helping them to build good work habits that will carry into all aspects of their life. It is her goal that every session be fun and engaging, and that the student leaves feeling more confident in the material and in themselves.
French, Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Homework, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Curriculum
Vincent is studying Biomedical Sciences at the Université de Montréal. His academic journey reflects his great interest in health sciences, although his intellectual curiosity has always motivated him to look further into different subjects such as the French language, philosophy, psychology and economics. Vincent is very invested in his learning, which has helped him achieve a perfect GPA of 4.3. Passionate about the pursuit and sharing of knowledge, Vincent took on an internship at the Sainte-Justine Hospital to confirm his interest in research. He would love to combine his love for scientific research and teaching and become a professor.
In summer 2019, Vincent was a counsellor at a day camp specialized in robotics where he taught the basics of programming and provided a fun, collaborative environment for the children. At the Université de Montréal, Vincent is currently a mentor who works with high school students to encourage them to undertake a research project. Vincent has been involved in peer tutoring programs throughout high school and college. Through his experience tutoring French, Math and Science, he has consistently proven that his support goes well beyond the subject at hand. He grows with the student, at their pace, in order to reach his or her academic goals and to cultivate the values and competencies of self-confidence, autonomy, determination and accountability.