Meet the RRLS Team

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...

Henry Moss

What do you teach? I teach standardized-test prep for the SSAT, SAT, and ACT entrance exams. I also can help you with any of your writing, history, and social studies needs. I also love helping students develop their interviewing skills for private school admissions. Why did you become a teacher?...

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...

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...

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...

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 Durocher

What do you teach? I teach primary, junior and intermediate students in a range of subjects and levels.  Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I love to learn. As a teacher, I not only have the opportunity to continue my own education but I also...

Ryan VanBuskirk

What do you teach? I primarily teach intermediate and senior English. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher to instill a love of reading and critical thinking in young people. How would your students describe you? Students would describe me as goofy and earnest. What’s your favourite...

Michaela Benwell

What do you teach? I teach math, reading and writing at the Primary/Junior level. I also provide homework support and teach executive functioning strategies. Why did you become a teacher? I became an educator because I believe that supporting students on their educational journey is the most rewarding job! I...

Maria Deamude

What do you teach? Primary/Junior/Intermediate. Why did you become a teacher? Because I love learning and working with people, and I have always wanted to teach and help students reach their fullest potential. How would your students describe you? Caring, patient, invested in their success, enthusiastic. What’s your favourite challenge...

Nicole Massarelli

What do you teach? Intermediate/Senior math and science Why did you become a teacher? I love to learn new things and also help students de-mystify math and see all of the cool applications! How would your students describe you? Kind, funny, passionate about math! What’s your favourite challenge to help...

Alice Gillham

What do you teach? I am an Intermediate/Senior English and Drama teacher, however, I have taught a variety of subjects and ages, including everything from Homeroom Grade 5, High School English to Adult ESL and all the fun adventures in between.  Why did you become a teacher? I became a...

Chris Scott

What do you teach? High school math and science. Why did you become a teacher? I get to show students the fascinating parts of subjects that they would otherwise find disinteresting. How would your students describe you? Invested in their progress, process-oriented and concerned with understanding them on an individual...

Kirsten Boyle

  What do you teach? I teach reading, writing and math at the Junior/Intermediate Level. I also provide homework and executive functioning support.  Why did you become a teacher? I decided to become a teacher on a trip to the Dominican Republic. I met a number of children who were...

Pranav Dhakal

What do you teach? Test Preparation and Sciences Why did you become a teacher? I love and have always loved teaching. I started out as a teacher in the final year of my university and have been doing it ever since. Once I got into teaching, I realized that I...