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.