OUR TUTORS

 
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KEANU

Math Tutor Grades 6-12

Hey! I’m Keanu, founder of TPT. As an experienced teacher and tutor, I believe in taking a holistic approach to tutoring in order to facilitate the development of a Growth Mindset, as the only constant each year is the student themselves. This means teaching students to love and be efficient in their learning by helping them to master essential skills, as well as, develop their mathematical intuition to create a foundation from which they can build upon. My unwavering belief that all students have the potential to be successful leaves no student behind. Aside from teaching, my other passions include playing sports (especially soccer, volleyball and rugby) and board games!

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JOSHUAH

Math Tutor Grades 6-12 | Physics 11-12

Hello! My name is Josh and I am an Ontario Certified Teacher with qualifications in Mathematics, Physics, and Science. I believe that the most successful teaching approach is one that centres the student and their needs in a positive and encouraging environment. I also firmly believe in the capacity of my students—that anyone can make and successfully meet their learning goals. Some of my goals as an educator are to assist students with their confidence, help develop inquiry-based skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, and encourage students to "think-about-thinking" to help instill a growth mindset. I also encourage thinking about problems in different ways and tackling them from different angles. There is great beauty and creativity in mathematics and the sciences, and I aspire for the students I teach to feel the same way too. Outside of teaching, I greatly enjoy reading, being outdoors and taking long walks, cooking, and more recently I've taken up chess. I love to support the students I teach to reach their goals!

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CHRISTINE

Math Tutor Grades 6-12 | Chemistry 11-12

Hi! My name is Christine and I am an Ontario Certified Teacher with qualifications in Intermediate/Senior Chemistry and Mathematics. I am a firm believer that all students are unique and bring with them individual skills and experiences no one else can replicate. As an educator, I am devoted to creating spaces where students are not afraid to make mistakes and can use their unique strengths and interests to anchor further growth and learning. My goal is to motivate students through tangible moments of success and student-centered inquiry whilst equipping  students with the right tools to communicate their learning. Apart from teaching, some things I enjoy are film photography, cooking, and playing piano and guitar!

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WENDY

Math Tutor Grades 1-10

Hello, my name is Wendy. I am a Certified Teacher with qualifications in mathematics and have earned both my teaching degree and my Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education at Simon Fraser University. I have experience working with a wide range of students, including those with math learning disabilities. I believe that everyone can learn and excel in math with proper guidance. In order to encourage student learning, I help students understand and apply mathematics to their real lives and future. Building numeracy skills in my students is important to me. I strive to empower all children and youth to recognize their unique strengths and develop the tools to achieve lifelong confidence and success. When I am free, I enjoy spending time with my dogs and family and playing the ukulele. I look forward to meeting your child and supporting them to become active learners.

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MELINA

Math | English Tutor Grades 1-8

My name is Melina Sartzetakis, and I am a recent graduate of the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Toronto (OISE). I am a dedicated and hardworking individual with a positive attitude. My hobbies include dancing, spending time outdoors such as hiking, and cooking traditional Greek dishes with my family. 


As a graduate of the Early Childhood Studies program at Ryerson University, I have experience in many childcare settings and family resource centers. Dancing competitively growing up and teaching young dancers has also inspired me to pursue my passion of teaching. An integral part of my teaching philosophy is cultivating a student-driven and inquiry-based approach, while ensuring students have the necessary tools to succeed as I encourage their natural interests to drive their learning. I believe that each student has the potential of being successful and it is up to teachers to ensure they receive ample opportunity through differentiated instruction to reach their maximum potential. It is crucial to encourage students for their efforts rather than their natural abilities to instill a growth mindset, which helps students overcome challenges, gain intrinsic motivation, and take pride in all of their achievements. I aspire to equip my students with the knowledge, social skills, and self-confidence they need to thrive in the classroom, as well as develop the love for learning in every student I teach.

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SHAE

English Tutor Grades 1-12

Hello! My name is Shae Adamson, I am an OCT certified teacher who is qualified to teach English, Geography and Special Education. This year, I am embarking on my Master of Arts in English Language and Literature Studies. I've had experience working with people ranging from Grade 1 to Iate adulthood. I am very adaptable with those I support. I am passionate about helping students achieve and believe in the equitable access and opportunity of learning for all and I hope to inspire students to have a lifelong love of learning. 


It is my hope to help my students succeed in their personal and educational endeavours. I know that it is imperative to teach the whole individual, not just the subject, in order for a student to succeed. I know that if the student does not enjoy their educational experience, it becomes more difficult to create meaningful connections and support educational growth. I try to make all of my lessons student centered and enjoyable in order to foster a deeper understanding. ​I teach all of my students with patience, care, understanding and support. I will meet students where they are at and guide them to where they want to be while ensuring they are instilled with the knowledge and confidence to do it on their own. 


In my spare time, I am a big homebody, though I love to spend time outdoors as well. If I am not at home spending time with loved ones or reading, I am hiking or exercising to ensure I keep both my mind and body strong. 

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PATRICIA

French | English Tutor Grades 1-12

Hi! My name is Patricia, and I'm an Ontario Certified Teacher with qualifications in French, English, and Special Education. I am a high school teacher with experience teaching various subjects in Grades 6 to 12. Tutoring encompasses my favourite parts of teaching: one-on-one support, tailored programming to meet students' identities, intersectionalities and interests, and building relationships that motivate students to learn! I believe that all students can learn and success looks different for every student. My goal is to help my students find their success by helping equip them with tools, strategies, and the excitement to demonstrate their learning. When not teaching, one can find me by the lake, on hikes, watching football or trying out the newest restaurants in the city!

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JESSICA

French Tutor Grades 7-12

Bonjour mes amis! I have been teaching and tutoring French since I completed my Faculty of Education and French Studies Degrees from the University of Windsor. I had an amazing experience as a French Immersion student in Peel, which motivated me to begin a career as a French Immersion teacher, with my goal to create an enriching and creative learning experience, similar to the one I was most fortunate to have. I began my teaching career in Peel and am now a secondary school teacher for the Halton District School Board. I believe that learning and acquiring another language is a beneficial opportunity for students to broaden their cultural understanding of the world. I encourage taking risks and making mistakes when learning a language, as it is the best way to learn and develop confidence. With some patience, a growth mindset, and encouragement, I know my students can do anything they want, especially when learning French. 


Along with teaching French and Canadian and World Studies, I am a volleyball coach and enjoy travelling on service trips with my school and for personal leisure. My knowledge of languages has opened many doors for me, especially the opportunity to enjoy my travels in a more authentic way. I hope my students have the opportunity to find joy for the language not only in the classroom but also in the real world.

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MELISSA

Science Tutor Grades 6-10 | Biology 11-12

Bonjour, my name is Melissa. I completed both my teaching and biology degrees at Queen’s University, where I also played varsity soccer and won two National Championships! I love travelling the world and trying new things, so I started my career teaching in England before coming back home to teach at elementary and high schools. As a tutor, I aim to enable students to think analytically and problem solve, always under a supportive and friendly environment. Outside of teaching, I enjoy playing board games, staying active and cooking. I look forward to supporting you on your academic journey!

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LYNDA

Science Tutor Grades 9-10 | Physics 11-12

After graduating high school with a gold medal, I studied Physics at the Odesa State University in Ukraine, and in 1990 was awarded M.Sc. Degree in Physics and Mathematics. I taught high school students in the Ukraine and I found it to be extremely rewarding so I decided to pursue my OCT so I could continue teaching when I immigrated to Canada. In 2001, I obtained my OCT teaching qualification and since then have taught Math, Physics, and Science in secondary schools. I believe that every student, with help and guidance, has the potential to succeed. I explain concepts in a way that makes them simple for students to understand. I am patient and will answer all questions thoroughly. Outside of teaching, I love to cook/bake, take walks, and spend time with my family. I am flexible and able to adapt to many different learning styles. I always look forward to working with students to help them achieve their academic goals!

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ALEXANDER

Physics Tutor Grades 11-12 | Math 1-12

Hi, my name is Alexander but you can call me Alex. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher with qualifications in mathematics, science, and physics. My goal as a teacher is to develop life-long learners through the acquisition of transferable skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving to ensure their future success. As changing career trends occur life-long learners are able to adapt by leveraging transferable skills to apply them within new settings for future success. As a teacher I also believe in taking a student-centered and collaborative approach which comes out in my teaching as a series of questions to activate student learning. This realizes my goal as students activate life-long learning skills which allows them to learn concepts more deeply as they actively learn.

When I am not teaching, I frequently enjoy watching math videos that explain concepts visually or through an alternative viewpoint. I also enjoy playing video games and learning how they are developed!