OPTIMUS DIRECTOR, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION CONSULTANT
Christine Duff is an Ontario Certified Teacher who has Additional
Qualifications in both Special Education and Reading. She has
over ten years of classroom experience, and has worked with
students who have a wide variety of learning needs. Christine is
skilled in teaching students at the Primary/Junior level and at
the Intermediate/ Senior level, and she is also able to provide
support to College and University level students as they progress
within their chosen fields of study.
In addition to meeting 1-1 with students, Christine consults
regularly with parents, teachers, psychologists, speech-language
pathologists, occupational therapists, and education and career
consultants – to ensure that Optimus students are provided with
the kinds of support that they need to succeed.
optimus TUTORS AND COACHES
Kyle is an Ontario Certified Teacher who has Additional Qualifications
in Special Education and Math. He is experienced in working with younger
students with various learning and attention profiles. Kyle specializes
in providing both Math and Literacy support to Primary and Junior
level students, and he also offers organizational support and study
coaching to Intermediate students.
Luke is a Specialist in Math, Science, and Computer Studies, and he also
has a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics. Luke provides subject-specific
support to Middle School and High School students in French, Science,
and Math, and he is well-practiced in providing instruction to both
French and English Language Learners.
Alexandra is a Specialist in Neuroscience, and she has done Master
level studies in Pharmacology and Toxicology. She is enrolled in a Ph.D.
program at the University of Toronto. She currently provides High School
and University students with individualized instruction in Biology,
Chemistry, and Statistics, and she is also fluent in French.
Ryan is an Ontario Certified Teacher who has a Master of Arts degree
in Creative Writing and English Literature, as well as a Master of Teaching
degree. He specializes in supporting High School and University students
throughout the writing process, in both English and other language-based
subjects, such as History. Ryan provides instructional editing support as well,
and he is very familiar with all major citation styles.
Ellie is a Specialist in the use of Assistive Technology, and she also has
a Master of Education degree in Language, Culture, and Teaching. She is
currently enrolled in a PhD program at York University. Ellie provides
study coaching as well as writing and organizational support to both
Secondary and Post-Secondary students. Ellie is experienced in working
with students with learning differences, and she is fluent in Spanish.