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, MSc, PhD candidate, Earth Sciences, Carleton University
Hi! I am a recent MSc graduate from Carleton University and I will be starting my PhD next September. Since 2018, my research has been in the field of paleontology, studying the anatomy, growth patterns, and physical capabilities of dinosaurs. As a paleontology student, I have been exposed to many different fields of science. I have studied geochemistry to date fossil specimens, biology and ecology to understand the world in which dinosaurs lived, geophysics to comprehend the forces that shape past and current landscapes, and sedimentary geology to appreciate the processes involved in fossilization.
I am lucky to have been allowed to teach the paleontology lab course at Carleton University for the past two years. I love my research but, something that I discovered about myself during my MSc studies was that I love teaching what I have learned to bright young students even more! Because of this, I decided at the end of the first year of my Master’s that I wanted to become a professor! I have worked with students from all different backgrounds and know that everyone has a different learning style that suits them best. Part of the joy of teaching is finding a style that works for each student and watching them continuously improve and achieve their goals. My background gives me a good grasp on many different areas of science and I look forward to sharing that knowledge with all my future students!
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, Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
My name is Klara, I am a PhD student in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. My undergrad was in Neuroscience and my primary research interest is brain trauma, including everything from subconcussive impacts to more severe brain trauma. My interest stems from personal experience with concussions, so if you are struggling with returning to classes after a head injury I can relate because I’ve been there too.
I have a wide range of interests and experience with all sciences and math. I received my International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in high school, so I have experience with the IB program and understand the workload involved. My Higher Level (HL) courses were Math, Chemistry, and French, and my Standard Level (SL) courses were Physics, Economics, and English. Even during my undergrad many of the courses I chose for my electives were science courses from other disciplines, such as Math, Microbiology & Immunology, Environmental Science, and Physics. So whatever the subject, I look forward to working with you and helping you to reach your goals.
BSc, MSc, PhD candidate, Neuroscience, University of Ottawa
My current work as PhD student combines biological engineering and regenerative medicine. In addition, I work as a graduate mentor in the Student Academic Success Services (SASS). During my academic journey, I’ve had the chance to supervise, train, and mentor multiple undergraduate and junior graduate students in different majors. I take great pleasure in finding creative methods to deliver information to aid students in their studies. In addition, I strive to anchor different subjects within the real job market so that students can understand the bigger purpose behind their education, specifically in biology and chemistry. Finally, I aim to help my students become scientists who know how to both ask and tackle different challenging questions.
BSc, MSc, PhD candidate, Physics, University of Ottawa
I wrote my Bachelor's and Master's thesis in physics at the University of Aarhus in Denmark before I moved to Canada to pursue my Ph.D. in fiber optics sensors. On top of my passion for research, I am a strong believer in nurturing the same interest in the next generation of science students. Feel free to contact me if, apart from grasping math and physics, you to want to learn to problem-solve systematically and independently.
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.
Rozy Abo Mazid
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, Phd candidate, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
I am currently obtaining my PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, looking at using the immune system to kill Glioblastoma brain cancer. Previously, I achieved my Master of Science in Neuroscience, focusing on profiling neurons derived from spinal cord stem cells. I have tutored many students in biology, chemistry, physics, math and English, and have a passion for sharing my knowledge. I look forward to helping you with all your academic 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, MSc candidate, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
I am currently a Master’s Student in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. My research focuses on the role of mitochondria in the fate and function of skeletal muscle stem cells. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science with a specialization in biology from Laurentian University. During my undergraduate degree, I had the opportunity to be a Teacher’s Assistant (TA), during which I helped students succeed in both general and organic chemistry educational labs. I have always had a passion for science, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching science and sharing this passion with young minds. I am committed to helping students excel, not only with schoolwork, but also with their career goals and ambitions. I look forward to working with you!
BSc, MEd candidate, University of Ottawa
I received my BSc with a major in Physics and a focus on Education. I’ve gathered more than 9 years of experience in teaching in high schools and private tutoring. I’m currently doing my Masters in Education with a focus on learning and teaching techniques. I’m very passionate about science and how every student understands it in their own unique way. My focus is on developing different learning strategies to help my students better understand concepts. I’m excited to share my knowledge with you and help you succeed!
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).
BASc, MSc candidate,
I'm currently completing my MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University. I recently moved to Ottawa after finishing my undergraduate degree in Electromechanical Engineering in Alexandria, Egypt. During my years of studying, I realized how much of a positive impact some teachers and professors had on me. For that reason, I'm very excited to be a part of the G2G team. My aim is to help
young students understand fundamental concepts and how they can be applied to our daily lives. I have acquired valuable experience working as tutor and teaching assistant for the past year. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and helping you reach your career 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.