MEET THE Tutors
The Go2Grad team consists of passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced graduate students who are ready to educate the next generation of students
BSc, MSc, MD/PhD candidate, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
I'm a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. My current research training is in cellular and molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases. I have a large curiosity for science and a passion for research within the medical field. I value teaching and mentorship, so I appreciate every opportunity that allows me to share my knowledge and help others reach their academic potential. I'm looking forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals.
BSc, MD candidate, University of Ottawa
Hi everyone! My name is Yoobin and I'm currently a first-year medical student at uOttawa. I just completed my bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley in cognitive science; in other words, I have had the joy of warm winters for the past 3 years. I've been involved in neurodegenerative research (mainly Alzheimer's Disease and currently Parkinson's Disease) for the past 3 years and fell in love with teaching/mentoring for the past 6 years (even before I ever thought about pursuing medicine). I'm excited to meet you and look forward to helping you achieve your goals :)
BEng Aerospace Engineering with minor in Math, MASc in Aerospace, Carleton University
Hello! I have recently completed a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at Carleton University where I performed wind tunnel testing to better understand the noise created by airplanes. At the same time, I was a teaching assistant for courses such as aircraft design and for the 4th year gas turbine design project. As part of my undergrad, I completed a Co-op placement at Bombardier where I worked as part of the in-service engineering team on the Q400 aircraft.
I started my journey into aerospace engineering because a high school teacher of mine made a big impact on me about the importance of a strong foundation in maths and physics if you want a career in engineering. The strong foundation that I gained in those subjects helped carry me through my entire education and are a core reason that I am where I am now. I want to continue to share that passion and help future students achieve their goals in engineering and aviation related fields by sharing my knowledge and experiences. My goal with teaching is to help students understand how the subject they are being taught is useful for real world applications, and to give them that strong foundation to build upon so they can continue to learn new and exciting topics. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you and helping to set you on a path to reach your loftiest goals!
BSc, PhD candidate, Political Science, University of Ottawa
Calla (she/her) is a final year doctoral candidate in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and Comparative Politics. She is an experienced university professor and teachning assistant, with training in different learning methods and teaching approaches. She is bilingual and happy to tutor students in the language of their choice, as well as in both French and English. In addition to her academic life, Calla works as a GBA+ Consultant at National Defence. She is currently and Associate of the Dignity Network Canada, sits on the Board of Directors of the Lambda Scholarship Foundation, she is a Parent Member on the Parent Involvement Committee of the OCDSB and is a Board Member of her community organization, Action Sandy Hill. Finally, Calla is a single parent to a very active and very clever 10 year old.
BSc, MEd Candidate, Physics & Math, University of Ottawa
Hi everyone! My name is Phil and I’m currently in teacher’s college at UOttawa to become a Math and Physics teacher for grades nine to twelve. My undergrad was in Mechanical Engineering from Western University. Having taught snowboarding all over Ontario and even in Banff, Alberta, I knew I’d get into the teaching profession at some point in my life. Building connections and helping students learn the fundamentals of different concepts has and always will be a great passion of mine. After some deliberation over the past year, I decided the time was right and 2022 was the year to start my professional teaching career. My teaching style is a guided approach to help students learn how and why to do certain methodologies so that when it comes to test time, they know what to do. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Go2Grad to help students achieves their academic goals!
BSc, MSc, PhD candidate, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine program at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in Dr. Bernard Thebaud’s lab. I grew up in Tehran, Iran and in 2020 I graduated from Tabriz University of medical sciences where I spent 4 years pursuing a master's degree in the field of molecular hematology. Throughout the master’s program, I had the opportunity to work with some scientific communities in Iran to encourage students to pursue their dreams in the STEM field. Here in Canada, I wish to get back to the same environment where I can bring my experience to the Go2Grad team to help new students to unleash their potential in an efficient manner. Also, I could develop my teamwork skills, which means this platform would be a good place for me to grow.
BA French and Political Science, MA Global Governance, JD candidate, University of Ottawa
Hello! I am currently a first-year J.D. candidate in the French Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa. I have always had a passion for tutoring! Since 2013, I have tutored primarily English and French at all levels, including elementary, secondary, university, and ESL adult learners. I have also worked with children and teens with learning disorders. Further, I volunteered as a Writing Center tutor during my third and fourth year at Western. Additionally, I have experience with the DELF exam, both as a student and a tutor. I have helped numerous students prepare for A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 exams. My experience as a tutor, combined with my background as a former emergency supply teacher, has made me very familiar with the elementary and secondary school curriculum in Ontario. Whether you need help in English or in French, I look forward to working one-on-one with you to help you achieve your academic goals!
BEng, MSc, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Ottawa
Hello! I am currently a PhD student at the University of Ottawa. Prior to moving to Canada, I completed my Msc and BEng in Civil Engineering in Brazil. During my studies, I also had the opportunity to study for one year in Scotland at Heriot-Watt University. My passion for science and diversified experience at various universities have allowed me to explore several different areas of engineering.
My PhD studies in Biomedical Engineering combine many concepts of mathematics and physics with knowledge of human kinematics. My research focuses on the application of these concepts to better understand the interface of the human body and prosthetics sockets to understand how we can make better prostheses.
Since high school, I have been actively helping other
students with mathematics and physics, and I have had the opportunity to gain tutoring experience. I am currently working at the University of Ottawa as a Teaching Assistant (TA), where I hold tutorials for Mechanical Engineering courses. I enjoy helping students progress in their courses and I try to tailor the classes to their needs. I am looking forward to meeting students and helping them reach their goals and ambitions!
Honours Specialization BA in French Studies and Minor in Spanish
Bachelor of Education in French as a Second Language, Primary/Junior
MEd with concentration of Societies, Languages, and Cultures
Languages are so intricate and fascinating! While studying French and Spanish during my undergrad, I took a lot of linguistics courses and I learned how languages are influenced by culture, people, and how they are used. I want to help shape young minds through inquisitive attitudes, critical thinking and self-actualisation, all the while maintaining a jovial spirit and a kind heart.
BSc, MSc, PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering, University of Iceland
I'm originally from Iran and a permanetnt residence of Iceland. I started my undergraduate studies in applied chemistry at the University of Zanjan, Iran and graduated in 2014. During that time, I worked on removing heavy metals from polluted water by using yarrow plant as cellulosic adsorbent. Soon after, I started my Master´s studies in physical chemistry (computational chemistry) at the institute for advanced studies in basic sciences (IASBS) in Iran and graduated in 2017.
During my Master´s, I studied the structural and electronic properties of phosphorene sheets using density functional theory (DFT) approach.
In 2018, I joined Dr. Egill Skulason group at the University of Iceland for my doctorate studies in chemical engineering and I will be defending my thesis in a few months. Over my
Ph.D. studies, I indevoured to better understand and model electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction on transition metal oxides.
I have over 7 years of experience of modelling and computational studies and also working experience as a laboratory assistant at Nonferrous metals engineering & research laboratory, and tutoring chemistry in Zanjan, Iran.
Naming few of my achievements during my studies include winning second place in a 3-minute technical pitch competition in Advancing New Canadian Women in Technology (ANCWT) virtual cohort 2022, winning the best poster award in conceptual and methodological advances underlying in computational design and discovery of novel materials (COMDI) workshop at EPFL, Switzerland in 2018 and top ranked student among my peers during my graduate studies in 2017.
I have several national publications and a recently published paper in applied surface science journal.
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BSc, MEd candidate, Language, University of Ottawa
I've completed my Master's degree in second language education at the University of Ottawa. I have a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a passion for the English language. I have tutored many students in the English language while studying Interior Design, and have continued to pursue tutoring throughout my graduate studies. I believe a teacher and a mentor can play a very vital role in the success of a student, and I look forward to sharing my graduate-level knowledge of the English language with others.
BSc, MSc candidate, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa
Hello! I am currently completing my MSc in Microbiology and Immunology, where I am looking at the role of inflammation in Parkinson's Disease. I previously completed a Bachelor of Medical Sciences which involved an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and disease. My love of learning and passion for helping others has led me to tutoring and mentoring many students in the past. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa
I am a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in fluid mechanics. I currently work as a Technology Analyst, where I have the opportunity to explore different technology solutions for client cases. I am a physics enthusiast, especially when it comes to astrophysics. I like passing on my passion for physics to students so that they can bring the same passion to their education and work in the future. I believe in not only delivering the subject content, but also showing students learning techniques that they can apply to every subject in the future. I aim to pass on the engineering problem-solving mindset that I’ve learned to my students. I look forward to seeing you and helping you succeed!
BSs, MSc, PhD candidate, Chemistry, University of Ottawa
I work in an interdisciplinary laboratory that combines chemistry with cellular and molecular biology. I synthesize special compounds that help in the cryopreservation of multiple cell lines. My passion and curiosity for science led me to pursue graduate studies. During my academic years, I had the opportunity to share my knowledge with young minds by tutoring and being a teaching assistant at the University of Ottawa. I aim to help students understand different subjects so that they can develop a bigger image of the purpose behind their educational journey. I hope to get the chance to share my graduate knowledge to enrich more young minds through G2G Tutors.
CPA, CGA, Honours Bachelor in Commerce, Specialization in Accounting, University of Ottawa
I am a CPA, CGA, and a Commerce graduate from the University of Ottawa with a Specialization in Accounting. I currently work as a Financial Management Advisor with the Federal Government of Canada, and I am responsible for preparing monthly financial reports for clients, supporting client financial processes, and providing strategic advice, financial analysis, and recommendations on a wide range of financial issues to management. I decided back in Grade 10 that I wanted to pursue accounting and I stuck by my goal. After graduating from university, I tried my hand in Accounts Payable, Business Administration as well as Internal Audit, and I have built up considerable experience that I can pass on to students as a mentor. I have tutored students in the past, been involved with organizing youth activities and events in my community, and am a Girl Guides leader, so I like to keep engaged with students on a regular basis and help guide them. I believe that being a mentor and delivering content to students in an effective manner teaches them skills that can be applied in a variety of experiences that await them. I am excited to be part of changing and building students’ careers and aiding them in their hard work and success!
BSs, MD candidate, University of Ottawa
Hello! I'm John and I'm a 2nd year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I completed his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Specialization at Queen's University. I have tutored for over 7 years, 3 of those with Pathway to Education, and helped many students prepare for university. I have a strong interest in Pharmacology, Technology, and Quality Improvement. I'm currently involved in Assessing Post-Surgical Pain Management and Quality Improvement of Primary Care Access research.
BSc, MSc, PhD candidate, University of Ottawa
Kelly is a PhD student of Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with high distinction. She has a MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa, and she is currently researching the mechanics behind spatial learning and memory. She is experienced in a variety of subjects ranging from psychology to English, with a special interest in science outreach and education. She runs the Ottawa Robotics Competition and gives science presentations for local elementary schools. She has over 3 years of tutoring experience. Her approach to tutoring is making sure students grasp the fundamental concepts and learn how to apply practiced routines to tackle problems. She can give guidance for how to succeed in standardized tests such as the MCAT, AP exams, and final class exams. Most importantly, she believes learning should be a fun and engaging process for both tutor and student.
BA, MA, PhD candidate, University of Ottawa
Hello! I am a second-year Doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. I am passionate about teaching literature and composition. I completed my Master of Arts (2019) and my Bachelor of Arts (2017) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in English Literature. I am experienced in tutoring literature (fiction, poetry, and drama over a wide variety of literary periods) and composition (English papers, lab and technical reports, resumes, etc.). I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ottawa for English 1112: Technical Report Writing (2019) and English 1100: Workshop in Essay Writing (2020). In addition, I worked for several years as a Writing Tutor at Memorial University's Writing Centre as both a Graduate Tutor (2017-2019) and an Undergraduate Tutor (2016-2017).
BSc, MD candidate, University of Ottawa
Hi everyone! My name is Malvika and I am a second-year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences at McMaster University. I have also been involved in anesthesiology and gastroenterology research for the past couple years, specifically with doing systematic reviews and focus group studies. I have a high passion for tutoring and inspiring students to learn in an efficient and productive manner. Since high school, I have gained ample experience in primarily teaching Math, Science and English to students of all age groups and have employed unique learning methods to help them learn more efficiently. I was also a teaching assistant for multiple courses in undergrad and worked at a local tutoring centre with high school students. I’m looking forward to supporting you in your educational journey and helping you achieve your academic goals!
.BSc, MSc, PhD candidate, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
Hi there! I’m currently pursuing my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. I have a pharmaceutical background with +4 years of teaching experience. I have tutored biology and chemistry courses, as well as working as an instructor for university-level courses, including; pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, and biophysics. My teaching style is always interactive, and I prefer visual-based learning techniques such as diagrams and mind-maps. I can also tailor my tutoring approach to match your academic needs, so set your learning goals high and we’re going to achieve them! Shall we get started?
BSc, MSc, PhD in Mathematics, University of Ottawa
Maiko has a PhD in Mathematics from University of Ottawa (April 2021). Her special interest is in the interaction between algebra and geometry. Originally from Japan, she travelled broadly during her 11 years of dedicated journey with math, obtaining three degrees from three different countries: Japan, UK, and Canada. Working and living with people from different backgrounds greatly trained her communication skills, and through the obstacles she faced on the way, she became eager to help others navigate their own academic journeys. Maiko is passionate about assisting individuals to fully develop their mathematical thinking skills according to their own learning style. Throughout her four years as a PhD student, she worked one-to-one with many students at the Math Help Centre and helped them clarify their hardships and learn how to overcome them. As a woman in math, she is also a strong advocate for math and science education for girls and women.
BEd, MBiotech, PhD candidate, Carleton University
Hello, I am a Ph.D. student with a specialization in biochemistry at Carleton University. I have a Master’s in biotechnology from India and did my Bachelor’s degree in education. My subjects of interest are Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Currently, I work as a teaching assistant (laboratory and lectures) in biochemistry. I have also worked as a lecturer in Biotechnology and taught Bachelor's students. I love teaching, as I believe teaching-learning is a two-way process that includes the overall development of the student from not only understanding concepts, but also their implementation. I am thankful to G2G for providing me the opportunity to have a platform through which I can help students enhance their skills to be successful both in the field of their interest and as great people.