Our Team

 

We would like to introduce our wonderful team of tutors and mentors! Read more about our executive team and why we co-founded Side by Side Agency here. Be sure to stay tuned for more blog posts written by our tutors and mentors about their unique post-secondary life at various universities across Canada, the United States, and UK! 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Vanessa

Political Science and Legal Studies at UPenn

Hi! I am a second year student in the College of Arts & Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I am majoring in political science with a minor in legal studies at Wharton. Currently, I am the captain of Penn varsity women’s fencing team, member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, and received Academic All-Ivy for 2019-2020 school year. I can help with english/literature, french, math, humanities, and economics. In addition, I offer SAT and ACT prep, as well as tips and advice for  common application to American universities. I look forward to working with you!

Teaches: English, Literature, French, Math, Humanities, Economics and more!

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Ashley

Mathematics and Statistics at UofT

Hello! I am a second year Mathematics and Statistics student at the University of Toronto. I am currently teaching private swim lessons at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and a trainer for the UofT Rotman Commerce Liquid Assets Dragon Boat Team. I can help with math, physics, statistics, and english. Ask me about university application tips and campus life at UofT St. George!

Teaches: Math, English, Physics, Statistics and more!

Janaksha

Neuroscience, Immunology, and Physiology at UofT

Hey! I’m a student at UofT, majoring in neuroscience, immunology, and physiology. I also volunteer at SickKids Hospital, where I get to play with kids and help out in a research lab! I can help you with basic science (K-10), biology, chemistry, french, math, and more. I’d also be happy to share with you my university experience, tips for applying, or even ways to get more involved!

Teaches: Math, French, Biology, Chemistry, Basic Science (K-10) and more!

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Alicia

Chemical Engineering at McMaster

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and French

Hello! My name is Alicia Kwon, and I am going into my third year of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. I have experience in tutoring English, Mathematics, and Sciences. My hobbies outside of school include listening to music and watching movies. I am confident that I can develop positive relationships with any students under my guidance while helping them excel in school!

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Chloe

Physiology and Nutritional Science at UofT

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and French

Hi! I will be going into my third year of Life Sciences at the University of Toronto, majoring in Physiology and Nutritional Science. As well, I have a lot of experience working with kids of all different ages, from leading activities and first aid classes in cadets to tutoring math and reading at Kumon Math and Reading Centre. Aside from school, I enjoy baking, playing the ukulele, working out, and learning different languages. I hope that as a tutor, I will be able to accommodate the needs of all my students and support them with any difficulties that they may encounter.

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Kayla

Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson

Teaches: Math

Hey! I am a Biomedical Engineering student at Ryerson University, with a passion for teaching and research. I love to spend my free time tutoring mathematics(K-12), assisting in medical engineering research studies, or volunteering, to hopefully make an impact on the children in our community and the future of healthcare! I have a passion for mathematics, and I have extensive teaching experience from private lessons to working at Mathnasium as an instructor, so I’d be happy to be part of the process of making math as fun for you as it is for me!

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Leanna

Global Health and Immunology at UofT

Teaches: Teaches: English, Math, Basic Sciences, French

Hey there! I’m an upcoming 4th year Life Sciences student at the University of Toronto specializing in Global Health and minoring in Immunology. I’m currently on the Varsity fencing team, as well as a female student-athlete representative for Varsity board and a volunteer with the Varsity Blues Buddy-Up program. In addition to my involvement with on-campus athletics, I’m a research assistant at Toronto Western Hospital in the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit. If you need help with basic sciences, math, French and English, I’d be more than happy to give you a helping hand!

Yoobin

Neuroscience at UofT

Teaches: Math, Basic Sciences, Biology, French

Hey! I am a Biomedical Engineering student at Ryerson University, with a passion for teaching and research. I love to spend my free time tutoring mathematics(K-12), assisting in medical engineering research studies, or volunteering, to hopefully make an impact on the children in our community and the future of healthcare! I have a passion for mathematics, and I have extensive teaching experience from private lessons to working at Mathnasium as an instructor, so I’d be happy to be part of the process of making math as fun for you as it is for me!

Jessica

Law at Queen Mary University

Teaches: English, Geography, History, Humanities, Psychology

Hi! I am a student at Queen Mary University of London, and currently in the Bachelors of Law program. I have previous work experience with youth where I have planned educational and recreational activities for 70+ children with the people of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. I have also worked as a summer camp counsellor for several consecutive summers! If you need help with English, Geography, History, Humanities, and Psychology, I am happy to help!

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Cathy

Architecture Student at Waterloo

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Physics, French

Hi, my name is Cathy! I am currently a second year architecture student at the University of Waterloo. I love baking and travelling, and recently returned from a four month internship in New York City. I have experience working with children in various age groups, and am eager to help students develop their skills while playing a role in their educational journey.

Zoe

PhD Student in Pathology at Duke

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hi! I am currently a PhD student in the Pathology program at Duke University is originally from Toronto, Canada. I also graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Chemistry and was a member of the  back to back national championship Division 1 fencing team. I specialize in tutoring for sciences, and I was a Kumon math and reading tutor for 4 years. I also was an undergraduate TA for biology, chemistry, and physics. Looking forward to working with you!

Christina

English Literature, French, Semiotics & Communication Studies UofT graduate

English, French, Humanities, Social Sciences

Hello! My name is Christina, and I have recently finished my undergraduate degree in English literature, French, and Semiotics & Communication Studies at the University of Toronto. I have experience as a youth literacy mentor, and I am passionate about sharing my love for literature and the arts with others! Aside from academics, I’ve played on the Victoria College intramural basketball teams, and I’ve been a student leader at U of T’s Hart House. I am excited to share my knowledge and experience with my students, and I hope to create a positive environment through remote learning.

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Rashi

PhD Student in Immunology at UofT

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hi! I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto. I have significant experience mentoring youth on tips for excelling in University, navigating applications, and developing resumes or cover letters through various initiatives such as a Team Leader at the Trillium Mississauga Hospital or as the Head Volunteer Coordinator for Science Rendezvous. I also have experience tutoring high school students with Science and Math courses however, I look forward to interacting with students of all grade levels with a variety of subjects. I am passionate about providing individuals with the guidance and help that they require to overcome challenges and look forward to building a strong connection with my students!

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Kyle

Concurrent Education at Queens

Teaches: English, History, Politics, Law, Civics

Hey! My name is Kyle Raymond and I am going into my third year of the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University. I will be specializing in teaching intermediate/senior students with a major in History and minor in English. I have experience within the education field and have volunteered as a tutor and teaching assistant in the past. I enjoy playing video games, playing guitar, reading and learning more about history. As a tutor I will be able to assist students in various age groups excel at online learning and help to provide a safe and engaging learning experience.

Margaux

Neuroscience, Chemistry and Music at UPenn

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Hi! I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am studying neuroscience with minors in chemistry and music. At Penn, I am a member of the DivI NCAA Fencing Team, publicity head of the Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children (FIMRC), and a member of the Songwriter’s Collective. I have had previous experience with tutoring middle school and high school students in both math and science. During summer of 2019, I held the position of Assistant Team Adviser for the National Student Leadership Conference for Psychology and Neuroscience, where I have gained experience in teaching high school students Abnormal Psychology and leading team building activities. Looking forward to working with you!

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Drew

Mechanical Engineering at Waterloo

Teaches: Math, Physics

Hi! My name is Drew and I study mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo. I’m currently finishing my second year and I love helping others achieve their full academic potential. Aside from school, I love participating in performing arts and rock climbing. I will be primarily teaching math and physics at the grade 11/12 level.

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Jean

Nursing at UofT

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hi! I graduated from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto in June 2020. I did my undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto, majoring in Physiology and Health & Disease. Currently I work as a research assistant at Mount Sinai, trainer for UofT’s Rotman Commerce Liquid Assets Dragon Boat team, and volunteer at Sickkids. I can help with math, basic sciences, chemistry, and biology. I am also happy to share my experience navigating undergrad and also how to apply to graduate/professional schools!

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Reganne

Human & Disease and Biology at UofT

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hey! I’m Reganne and I’m currently attending the University of Toronto as a double major in Health & Disease and Biology. I’m entering my third year of university which is both daunting and very exciting. In the future, I hope to be either a surgeon or focus on medical research. I’ve had experience working with children at a Montessori summer camp on the island of St.Kitts, where I grew up, but I’m looking forward to gaining more thorough practice in this area. Here’s a fun fact: I was raised in the Caribbean! As a result I really love all things water sports/ activities which includes kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling etc. I’m also passionate about music as I sing and have entered a few competitions. Hopefully I get to meet some of you soon and be of help furthering your learning!

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Samee

Automotive Engineering at McMaster

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Chemistry, Physics

Hello! I’m a student from McMaster University studying Automotive Engineering, I am also in various extracurriculars such as the Bachelor of Technology Association, and on the McMaster EcoCar team. I can teach mathematics, physics, and chemistry. I can also give you some tips about how to prepare for living away from home and how to balance extracurriculars and a heavy workload from school.

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Charles

Kinesiology at UofT

Teaches: English, Math, Biology, Basic Science, French, Computer Programming

Hey! My name is Charles Adeyinka, and I am going into my third year of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. I volunteer at SickKids and work as an Outreach Assistant for the faculty of medicine. I enjoy helping others and tutoring is no exception. Outside of school, I enjoy martial arts, cooking, and music. I am looking forward to working with you.

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Korinna

Life Sciences Specialization at Queens

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hi! I’m Korinna and I’m an a third year life sciences student at Queen’s University. During my first year, I had the opportunity to study abroad at the Bader International Study Center in England and I gained many valuable experiences. I am currently a Peer Learning Assistant at Queen’s where I teach students study skills and learning strategies to help them excel academically. I am also the Executive Intern for the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare and a volunteer at the Kingston General Hospital. I enjoy travelling, trying new recipes and spending time with friends and family. I can help you with math, chemistry, and biology. I am also happy to share some tips about university life, balancing academics with extracurriculars and more! Looking forward to working with you!

Patricia

Biochemistry and Education at Queens

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science

Hi! I am a student going into my second year at Queen’s University in the Concurrent Education program. My major is in biochemistry and I am studying to become an intermediate/senior (Grade 7 to Grade 12) teacher. I enjoy writing stories, playing Scrabble and listening to K-pop! I recently volunteered with the Toronto Public Library’s Leading to Reading program and during the school year, I volunteered with the Queen’s Students For Literacy program. I am happy to help with you with English, math, basic science, biology or chemistry!

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Chris

Life Sciences at Queens

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Hi! I’m Chris, a second year life sciences student studying drug development and human toxicology at Queen’s University. I’ve previously worked as an aquatics instructor, DECA trainer, and as part of my high school’s HOSA executive team. I love to meet new people and learn about others’ experiences, and I’m quite the chatterbug. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time swimming and picking up various other hobbies like origami. I can help with math, basic sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics. I’m looking forward to working with you!

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Nayanan

PhD Student in Immunology at UofT

Teaches: English, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hi my name is Nayanan and I am a first year PhD student studying Immunology at the University of Toronto. A fun fact about myself is that I love fun facts! I love to learn about different things and you can always find me reading about the most obscure topics. Hopefully I don’t cut you off with something interesting during a conversation!

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Anaam

Human Biology and Health Studies at UofT

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Chemistry

Hello, I am Anaam, a student at the University of Toronto majoring in Human Biology and Health Studies. I’ve been in Canada for 4 years. I am Syrian, and I am fluent in both Arabic and English. I believe that music is life, that’s why our hearts have beats, so I love listening to music, and singing. A fun fact about me and my siblings is that all of our birthdays are on the 21st of different months, 21st of February, 21st of April, 21st of June and 21st of September. I’m looking forward to working with you!

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Muinat

Neuroscience and Psychology at UTSC

Teaches: Math, Chemistry

I am Muinat. I just completed my second year in the neuroscience specialist (co-op) program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I am currently working as a co-op student in Baycrest Health Sciences. In my free time, I enjoy reading mystery and adventure novels as well as volunteering. I am a Potterhead . I would love to tutor Grade 11 and 12 chemistry, as well as Maths from K-12. I look forward to working with you!

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Mona

Human Biology, Biochemistry at UTSC

Teaches: English, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry

Hello! My name is Mona and I am a second year student at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. I am majoring in human biology and biochemistry. I enjoy reading scientific books in two languages, English and Arabic. I am currently learning french as a third language. I enjoy teaching biology, chemistry, math, and basic science. I am more than happy to help any of you!

Jason

Cell & Molecular Biology and Human Biology at UofT

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Physics, Chemistry, French

I am currently studying at the University of Toronto, and I am majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and Human Biology. I am interested in rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and nutritional sciences. During my free time, I enjoy playing any sports I can get my hands on. When I can, I paddle in a Boat on Lake Ontario with my friends on the Rotman Commerce Dragonboat team for some aquatic fun!

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Christa

Human Biology, Psychology and Linguistics at UTSC

Teaches: English, Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, French

Hi! My name is Christa and I will be going into my second year of Life Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I plan on majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Psychology and Linguistics. I have previously worked with kids from kindergarten to grade 8 by volunteering at Math and English assessment programs, as well as working at Centennial Community Centre as a cooking instructor. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family outdoors, I love to swim and play badminton as well! I can help you with math, biology, basic science, chemistry, and french. Looking forward to working with you! 

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Larissa

Environmental Science, Psychology, Environmental Studies at UofT

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Hey! My name’s Lara and I recently graduated from UofT with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Psychology, and Environmental Studies. Throughout my undergrad, I did a lot of research on plastic pollution and fossil fuel divestment, which was fun as it integrated and applied several different subjects. Outside school, I enjoy reading, cooking, playing sports, and helping others. I look forward to working with some of you soon!

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Karlie

Global Health, Human Physiology and Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health at UofT

Teaches: English, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology

Hey! My name is Karlie and I’m going into my fourth year at UofT. I major in Global Health and double minor in Human Physiology and Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health. I hope to pursue a Masters in Global Health as well as Medical School. I have a diverse academic background and can tutor biology, chemistry, english, psychology/sociology and some math. Aside from academics, I am a member of varsity cross-country running and track. I am also the co-president of UTSG MEDLIFE, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing medicine, education and community development to vulnerable populations in Latin America and Africa. I love to travel, cook, workout and explore new things, whether they be places or new tasks. As a tutor, I plan to utilize my passion for learning to make the process fun & engaging for everyone involved. 

Abraam

Human Biology at UofT

Teaches: Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Hey everyone. My name is Abraam Zakhary and I am a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto specializing in human biology. I will be teaching the three major sciences, as well as math. My hobbies include lifting weights and playing volleyball. Hope I can help you guys out and in the process learn from you guys as well!

Jessica

Nursing at Humber

Teaches: English, Math, Biology, Basic Science

Hi! I’m Jessica and I’m entering my second year of nursing at Humber College. I have experience and enjoy working with children of all ages. In fact, I hope to become a pediatric nurse in the future! I like to take walks and listen to music during my free time. I’d be happy to help with English, Biology, or Basic Science. Looking forward to meeting you!

Diana

Economics & Statistics at Queen’s

Teaches: Math, Basic Science, Chemistry, Computer Science

Hey, my name is Diana! I am a third year Economics and Statistics student at Queen’s University. I always had passion for numbers, and while studying economics and statics I have realized where my love for mathematics could be applicable. Appart from academics I am a very active person. I enjoy hiking, and do yoga on my free time. Also, I coach figure skating as a volunteer at local skating clubs. 

Florence

Biology, Finance & Healthcare Management at UPenn

Teaches: Math, Biology, Chemistry

Hi! I’m Florence and I am going into my second year in the Life Science and Management Dual Degree Program at Penn. I am majoring in Biology as well as Finance and Healthcare Management. I’ve had experience working with children at a disabled primary school and a charity focused to rehabilitate orphans with chronic illnesses. I really enjoy getting to know every child better and helping them maximise their potential! Outside of school, I am passionate about swimming, photography, traveling and exploring good food! I am very excited to meet some of you very soon and I am very happy to share my experience so far, such as my personal UK boarding school experience, my life at college and any tips and skills I’ve gained along the way that has helped me academically. 

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