Jen Makwana

What do you teach? I have taught in many different areas at RRLS, but my primary focus is at the primary/junior level. I love helping students with early reading acquisition. Why did you become a teacher? I started my career in early childhood education because I adored being around young...

Carly Finlan

What do you do at RRLS? I was a Learning Specialist for many years, then transitioned to Workshop Coordinator, Associate Director of Education, and finally, Director of Outreach. My role now is to connect with parents and explain our services to them, and how we can help their child succeed....

Ruth Rumack

I have been a full-time teacher and educational coach since 1996, and have developed my programs and unique method of teaching by working primarily One to One with students, or in small...

Kira Dreimanis

What do you teach? I teach reading, writing, and executive functioning skills. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because it feels necessary and engaging every single day, and it’s impossible to get bored at work. How would your students describe you? I think my students would...

Renée Perri

Renée Perri graduated from U of T with an Honours B.Sc. in Psychology, and received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She is a member of the Ontario...

Victoria Hunter

Victoria Hunter received her Masters of Arts in English Literature as well as her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She has Intermediate/Senior, Reading, Dance, and...

Andrew Drake

What do you teach? I teach math and science. I teach all levels of high school math. In the sciences, I teach biology, chemistry, physics, and general science. Most of my focus is on the upper years of high school. In general, I work with high school students; however, I...

Alyssa Gray

What do you do at RRLS? I work on the intake team and see a small number of students. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I love working with kids.  How would your students describe you? My students would describe me as playful, energetic, kind...

Catherine Scratch

What do you teach? I teach a wide range of grades and skills, but my background and experience is in Writing, Reading, and the Humanities. I love teaching young, emergent readers all the way up to high school students writing literary essays about Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Having a wide variety of...

Susan Muscovitch

What do you teach? I teach primary and junior grades reading remediation, written expression and foundational math. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I love working with kids and watching them learn and grow.  How would your students describe you? My students would describe me...

Jessica Pasqua

Jessica Pasqua graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. in Sociology. She received her Bachelor of Education from Trent University with qualifications...

Dan Gullery

What do you do at RRLS? I am a test prep specialist, but my background is in intermediate/senior English and Social Sciences. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I love helping people learn and watching their confidence grow. How would your students describe you? My...

Jennifer Smith

What do you teach? I am Primary/Junior Teacher in reading, writing and math.  Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I wanted to help children reach their full potential and succeed throughout life.  What’s your favourite challenge to help students overcome? My favourite challenges to help...

Rakhee Gupta

What do you teach? I teach junior, intermediate, and senior students with a focus on improving written expression, reading comprehension, spelling, executive functioning, math, typing, and cursive skills. Why did you become a teacher? I have always enjoyed helping fellow classmates, and was a member of the English and Math...

Sabrina Bain

What do you teach? Math, writing, and executive functioning. Why did you become a teacher? I had a chalkboard in my room as a kid and used to “teach” my stuffed animals what I was learning in school. I would also write practice tests for my little brother to help...

Charlotte Blore

What do you teach? Students with additional needs in all age groups, with a lean towards math and science.  Why did you become a teacher? I liked teenagers and was fascinated by the different ways people think and view the world.  How would your students describe you? Compassionate with high...

Giovanni Ferrara

What do you teach? At RRLS, I teach reading, writing, and mathematics to students in the primary to intermediate grade range.  Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I enjoy working with children, and I have always been interested in learning. A teaching career allows you...

Vanessa Mangar

What do you teach? I teach English and math but occasionally science and geography depending on my students’ needs. I can also teach dance and drama.  Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I believe that every child is smart. My goal as a teacher is...

Jenn Barlow

What do you teach? I work primarily with intermediate and senior students on math, executive functioning, homework support, and English skills such as reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension.  Why did you become a teacher? In short, I became a teacher because I love to learn, inspire, and help others. I...

Paula Schultz

What do you teach? I mostly teach Intermediate and Senior students who want to improve their critical reading and written expression. Why did you become a teacher?  I have always enjoyed working with young people in all sorts of settings, from recreational summer camps to community arts programs to classroom...