Meet the RRLS Team

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...