Simply Math Tutoring is an in-home tutoring service which aims to make math easy to learn by teaching children to become confident with playing with numbers. We believe that if your child learns to like math then they will experience success in math. With over 20 years of private and group tutoring experience and over 10 years of work experience in the Toronto District School Board, we understand the math experience and challenges in the public and private school system. Too often we have heard how a student hates math because they have had very little success in the subject. Our goal is to get to know our students individually and work on their skill gaps. In this way, they are prepared to excel in their current grade level and will transition smoothly to their next year of math study. Making sure that each student is equipped with the building blocks necessary to have a strong foundation in all aspects of math is our sole mission. We understand that math is an important aspect in all areas of study and that it is a priority for gaining the necessary confidence as students move up the grade levels.
Tutoring Range: Kindergarten to Grade 6
Education: BA and BEd from Brock University
About Dani: Dani grew up in a small town, always loving school and math in particular. She began tutoring math in high school as well as volunteering in local schools. Dani then went to Brock University, getting a double bachelor degree and having many opportunities to work in schools around the Niagara region. While she loved teaching all subjects, math was always the one that students seemed to struggle the most with and so the one she loved to work with them on, making it seem approachable and even fun!
After graduating, Dani moved to Toronto to become a math teacher, and continues to strive to help her students with forming deeper, concrete understandings with the subject material.
Tutoring Range: Kindergarten to Grade 6 & EQAO Preparation Speciality
Education: Honours BA, U of T, B.Ed University of Windsor B Ed, Certified Ontario College Of Teachers
About Aleksandra: Aleksandra comes to Simply Math Tutoring as a full-time elementary teacher in the Toronto District School Board. She works in the East End of Toronto currently as a Grade 6 teacher that is focused on increasing Grade 6 EQAO scores with the intention to teach students the foundational skills embedded in number sense and algebra and patterning.
With over 17 years of experience in TDSB, she has crafted a unique style of diverse repetition, a belief system in the importance of basic numeracy skills and a passion for her students I succeed in math. Her primary focus is for her students to gain confidence while working with numbers so that new concepts taught in school are approached with interest and excitement.
Tutoring Range: Kindergarten to Grade 12
Education: Honours Bachelor Science/Math, Mount Allison University
About Austin: Austin has worked with our team at Simply Math Tutoring since the beginning. He is born and raised in the Beaches neighborhood and attended the local high school. He is familiar with the structure of teaching in the schools and has recent experience with the curriculum thanks to the local tutoring he has done. He comes with a wealth of knowledge in education, with his experience teaching math, sciences, standardized test preparation and French.
He completed his Bachelor of Science at Mount Allison University where he was the editor-in-chief of the Argosy, the University’s student newspaper. He completed university math throughout his four years of university. His vast exposure to many disciplines allows him to connect to a variety of different students and make numerous connections to real word applications of math.
Tutoring Range: Grade 1 to Grade 9
Education: BA from York University, Currently in Teachers College.
About Andrea: Andrea joins our team this year with tutoring Math and French for the past 4 years. She lives in the area and attended schools in the east end of Toronto, so is very aware of how and what is important in the curriculum delivered.
She loves being able to give my students the extra help they need outside of school in order for them to further understand what they are taught in the classroom. Andrea aspires to be a French Immersion teacher and so tutoring affords her the opportunity to practise what she is currently learning.
Tutoring Range: Grade 5 to Grade 12
Education: Masters of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
About Awais: Awais is a masters student of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has been a Math tutor for over 4 years and is also a Teaching Assistant at U of T for advanced circuit analysis. His areas of preference include mathematics from grade 6 and above including Advanced Functions and Calculus.
His approach to tutoring is to help students become better math students. His calm and methodical demeanour teaches students to appreciate the process of solving math problems, to take their time and write down the necessary steps to provide a clear solution.
Tutoring Range: Grade 9 to Grade 12
Education: Bachelor of Engineering, University of Toronto
About Minho: Minho is a third year Engineering Science student at University of Toronto. He is looking forward to helping younger students develop some helpful skills and habits to improve in maths, as well as shedding light on university life and career paths.
As an Engineering Science student, he has both passion and experience for sharing his knowledge in maths. Through his experience from different math related extracurricular activities and his math focused program, he has developed communication skills to be proficient at explaining, describing and teaching new materials to students. He believes communicating results is the most important aspect of math.
His university experiences have included working in a professional research laboratory in both artificial intelligence and securities lab, where he was required to collaborate with other researchers and programmers to successfully overcome encountered challenges and to meet the necessary deadlines. Additionally, he has a lot of experience working as an ambassador to younger aspiring engineering students.
Tutoring Range: Grade 6 to Grade 12
Education: CFA Level 1, Bcomm - Business Management - Major: Economics & Management Science, Minor: Finance
About Mohor: Mohor recently graduated Ryerson’s Business Management program with distinction, and currently works at a boutique investment bank. During his time at Ryerson, Mohor was an active student leader involved with student clubs. Mohor represented Ryerson at several case competitions and was awarded a scholarship for his achievements. As an individual who has lived in multiple countries, Mohor has developed excellent interpersonal skills, allowing him to adapt to unique situations. Mohor brings with him over two years of teaching experience as a peer tutor in Math, Accounting and Finance. As someone who struggled with Math himself, Mohor understands the difficulty that students face. He aspires to use his experiences in helping students overcome their personal challenges and realize their academic and professional goals.
Tutoring Range: Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education: International Bachelor of Arts, Bilingual Specialized Hons. B. Ed. Currently completing her B. Ed at York University
About Sara: Sara has been a great addition to the team. She is fluent in French and transitions easily between English and French speaking students. With her unique teaching placements and her tutoring experiences, she brings a varied approach to teaching students math. She uses learning styles and student strengths to teach math in a way that students can connect to numbers.
Tutoring Range: Kindergarten to Grade 12
Education: Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
About Jovita: Jovita’s mission is to impart students with comprehensive math and science knowledge while committing to promote their academic success.
She is a working engineering professional with a passion for tutoring high school and entry level university math and science subjects.
During her academic years at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she tutoring students in university level maths with an enthusiasm to promote high levels of engagement and participation. She understands the importance of learning to analyze the problem presented and how to teach methods to apply solutions to the problems. Her experience and knowledge make her an excellent addition to our team
Tutoring Range: Grade 8 to Grade 12
Education: BSc Computational Mathematics - Completion 2020
About Filbert: Filbert's in depth knowledge of math and computer science, as well as his experience in teaching programming to younger children across various schools in the TDSB and Hatch Canada learning centers, makes him an ideal tutor.
He holds extensive experience in classroom management and teaching methods. In his teaching environment, he primarily teaches with a focus on student centered learning and gives every student their own personal attention and specific feedback. He has great experience with updating parents and communicating their children's' learning goals as well as providing structured sessions with homework to reflect learning. He is a great addition to the team.
As the owner of Simply Math Tutoring, I have tutored math since I was 15 years old. I grew my client base while attending high school and continued to tutor throughout university. While working in the Toronto District School Board as a Student Success Teacher, I created and ran a successful in-school tutoring program and tutored separately within the private school network. I completed my Masters of Education at the University of Toronto and since then have been a department head of Student Success at a secondary school in Toronto. I work extensively with transitioning students from grade 8 to grade 9 and from grade 12 to post secondary school. These experiences have provided me with incredible insights as to what is required to be successful in the math curriculum and succeed in the desired pathway. I strongly believe that if math can be broken down to the finer details, students can begin to appreciate the numerous connections that math lends itself to in every day life. To do well in math, you have to like math, and to like math, you must begin to experience some success in math. With the confidence to learn math, the possible opportunities multiply.