Meet our Tutors
The TutorBright team aims to provide your child with the highest level of instruction and instill a lifelong passion for learning. Through debriefing our instructors on your child’s diverse and complex needs, our tutors are able to start their relationship with your child off on the right foot, spending no time ‘in the dark’. All of our tutors possess the ability to connect with their students, simplifying, guiding and mentoring your child to success.
Now, meet some members of our team!
Bianca – H.BSc, M.Sc.AI completed my undergraduate studies in Life Sciences at Queen’s University. After receiving my degree, I continued studies at McGill University, where I earned my Masters of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. I am a strong proponent of developing essential study strategies that will benefit a student throughout their academic career. I work to promote not only a solid understanding of core concepts, but the growth of independent problem-solving skills for continued success. My greatest pleasure as a tutor comes from seeing students take pride in their abilities, demonstrating the confidence to take on new challenges with a positive attitude.
Aaron – Hon.BA, B.Ed, OCT, M.Ed CandidateI completed by undergraduate degree at Concordia University, where I studied Philosophy and Political Science. I went on to receive my Bachelor’s of Education at York University with a specialized focus in Urban Diversity. As a Certified Ontario Teacher, I organize special programming at the Toronto District School Board’s Africentric Alternative School. I am also actively involved in educational environments throughout Toronto including Montessori and the Jamaican Canadian Association. In September 2012, I will commence my studies at the University of Toronto in the Master of Education program. I strongly believe in providing access to the type of education that empowers voice and mobilizes youth to achieve their maximum potential in order to create positive change for themselves and their communities.
Christina – H.BScI completed my undergraduate degree in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, then returned home to finish some requirements before applying to Dentistry. Education has always been a central priority in my life as I believe it undoubtedly serves as a strong basis for future success. With TutorBright, I have had the chance to work with a number of students of various ages and in various subjects. Using an interactive teaching style that focuses on developing a strong understanding of fundamental concepts, my aim as a tutor is to build the student’s confidence in the subject of study so that he or she is ready for more challenging problems. My goal as a tutor is not limited to helping a student learn, but also to promote and encourage their desire to learn. Hearing the words “I understand now” brings me an invaluable feeling of satisfaction, knowing that I have played a role in the student’s success.
Ryan – H. BASc, B.EdI completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. I studied Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Mechatronics and Energy, and the Environment. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher, recently completing my Bachelor’s of Education at the University of Toronto. In my time with TutorBright, I have cultivated many productive and warm relationships with my tutees; I believe that all parties were improved as a result. With every new student I gain, the TutorBright system has shown me that everyone has the ability to reach and perform at their highest potential.
Tim – H.BSc, M.EdI graduated with an Honours B.Sc from the University of Toronto with a focus on Biochemistry and Human Biology while also taking courses in Psychology, Linguistics and History. I am passionate about teaching and learning, focusing on the sciences and maths, but also enjoying other subject areas such as history and english. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Teaching program at the University of Toronto to further my goal of becoming a high school teacher. When I am not teaching or learning, I enjoy playing basketball, rock climbing/bouldering, cooking and eating, and learning new magic tricks and illusions.
Lucas – H.BSc, B.EdI completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where I received my Honors Bachelor’s of Science. I then went on to the University of Windsor, where I received my Bachelor’s of Education.Currently, I am a Certified Ontario Teacher working with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. I have a passion for education and for helping students achieve their academic and social potential. I love teaching science and math, but I also enjoy the social sciences and english. When I teach or tutor, I like to get to know my students so that I can devise a number of different strategies that will best allow them to achieve success. I use real world learning strategies because it allows students to understand and apply their learning everyday. Since no two children learn the same, no two programs should be the same. This is why I value the system TutorBright applies, as it effectively identifies and targets a student’s area of difficulty so I can better assist them.
VikramAfter completing my undergraduate degree at McMaster University, I moved to Toronto to gain a diploma in Audio Engineering at a college. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and after being instructed in a small college classroom, I realized the importance of one on one assistance. I enjoy molding my teaching methods to cater to different students, as no two students learn the same way. When I am not tutoring, I work as a teaching assistant at a college, and I enjoy spending time on my bass guitars.
Derek – Hon.BA, OCTI graduated with Honours from Western University in 2006 with a BA in Media, Information, and Technoculture. Shortly after, I moved to Melbourne, Australia to complete teacher training at La Trobe University. After teaching down under for a couple of years, I returned to Toronto in 2010 and I am now working as a digital animation instructor, visiting various schools across the GTA. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher for Intermediate/Senior Media Studies, History, and Social Science. When I am not tutoring, I am a touring musician with a Toronto-based pop/rock group.
Brooke – BAI am in my last year of the Concurrent Education program at York University. The rigorous program combines my undergraduate degree in English and History with my Bachelor’s of Education. I have a background in Musical Theatre, previously attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. I am passionate about teaching and I believe that student success is achieved through student engagement. I take the time to better understand the learning needs and interests of my students in order to build self-confidence, develop learning skills, and facilitate a life-long enjoyment of learning. My enthusiasm for education is infectious and I am always thinking of new and creative ways to engage and guide my students towards success.