York University – Geography and History
University of Western Ontario – Education
University of Toronto – Masters in Geography
“I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.”
York University –
Law and Women’s Studies
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.”
H.BA Kinesiology – York University
B.Ed Phys Ed. & Social Sciences – University of Western Ontario
“There may be people with more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”
Math and Science
B.Sc Biological Chemistry - University of Toronto
Ph.D. of Chemistry Candidate – University of Toronto
“I am an avid fan of math and science
and enjoy passing on this knowledge
and curiosity to my students”
Sciences and Math
B.Sc First Class Standing Biological Sciences - Brock University
B.Ed (Concurrent) Biology and Drama - Brock University
Biological Sciences Thesis - Researching Spinal Cord Regeneration in Newts, 2011
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Mathematics, Science (Physics, Chemistry)
B.ASc. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result... His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.” - Nikola Tesla
Fahimul Adnan (Adnan)
Biology, Chemistry, and Math
B. Sc. Biology and Psychology - University of Toronto Scarborough
Science (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry) and Math
B.Sc (Honours) - University of Toronto
PhD candidate (Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto)
BA Anthropology - University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Education - York University
“Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it”
- Anne of Green Gables
BA Human Kinetics - University of Windsor
B.Ed - University of Windsor
The Beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you. -B.B. King
Early Childhood Education with Honors - George Brown College Early Childhood Studies - Ryerson University
Education - York University (2016-17)
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
- Margaret Mead
Bachelor of Music - Acadia University
B.Ed Music - OISE
"I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly
through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions,
not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge"
- Igor Stravinsky
French and Core Elementary
B.Mus Music & French minor) - University of Western Ontario
M.Mus- Music - Université de Paris-Sorbonne IV
M.A.- Communication and Culture - York University (Current)
"Learn everything you can, any time you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did." -Sarah Caldwell
Professeur de français
Bachelor of Analytical Chemistry - Université Aix-Marseille-France
"l'éducation consiste à nous donner des idées,
et la bonne éducation à les mettre en proportion "
Professeur de français
Étude Littéraire - Lycée Libergier
Art and Architecture - Les Beaux Arts de Paris
Maitrise littéraire américaine et étude shakespearienne – Cambridge
European Architecture - Cambridge
"Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain." - Joseph Campbell
Elementary Core and French
BA Sociology - York University
B.Ed – York University
“Fostering Collaboration not Competition in the Classroom.”
Core, French, English
H.BA English & History - University of Toronto
B.Ed Secondary English & Social Studies - University of British Columbia
“Teach your children well...and know they love you” -CSNY
Science, Math, Core Teacher
B.Sc Biology – Concordia Université
“In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – Bernie Fisher
A few words from parents like you…
Beyond Tutoring (Grades 1 – 8)
My daughter had a miserable time in grade one. By March of that year her reading skills were non-existent and her confidence had all but disappeared. My once happy seven year old dreaded going to school and her personality had completely disintegrated. That changed once Oxford became involved in her success. Now, at the end of grade two, she is getting A’s in both math and English. She’s excited about school and faces challenges head on. Oxford gave me my daughter back.
Despite being highly intelligent and confirmed as gifted by TDSB our Son was struggling in the classroom. I surmise that he was bored and lost in a large group environment developed for the education of girls. With the focused individual attention at Oxford he has blossomed. In fact, I think that he learns more in one hour there than he does over the course of his school week. I am thankful that Oxford is truly focused on the education of my Son.
I believe that having my daughter attend sessions during the summer allowed her to get off to a running start in September. The classes at Oxford Learning got her back into the "groove" of school work. In fact, she was excited about starting school and I believe the support from Oxford contributed directly the smooth transition into her new grade. At the end of this year, she is getting A’s in English and Math! It wasn’t easy to convince her to think about "school" in the summer, but enrolling her for a few weeks seemed reasonable.
Our daughters have attended Oxford Learning for the past few summers and have benefitted greatly from their summer classes. The teachers showed them simple and fun ways to solve difficult questions. Our girls hardly realized that they were working!
It is usually hard for kids to get back into a ‘learning mode’ after more than two months of school closure, but because of Oxford Learning summer program, our girls had a head start. This gave them confidence and helped them to succeed at higher levels throughout the academic year.
Oxford Learning provides an individualized effective learning program in a low stress, non- competitive environment that has been of great benefit to our children. Summer programming provides an opportunity to reinforce this strategy through frequent exposure and consistency.
As parents of children in a French Immersion program, we realize that the long summer break in an English city disrupts the immersion experience. Having our kids attend Oxford over the summer allows them to maintain the rhythm of learning in French, and to get a head start when they go back to school in September. It is also a great opportunity to address specific areas where our children may need extra help, whether it is in reading, writing or math.
I enrolled my daughter in Oxford Learning's Little Readers Program in the summer just after she turned 3. She went two mornings a week for about 6 weeks to have some structure at the end of the summer, and before our family vacation in September. Her writing skills improved immediately and she wanted to practice her letters while we were on vacation. The reaction she had to Oxford Learning was very different than play school. The play school environment is also good for her but it seems to focus on social interaction whereas Oxford’s Little Reader program is more focused on learning. My daughter continued with Oxford Learning in the fall and she loves moving through her workbooks. She is very results oriented.
High School Advantage program (Grades 9 – 12)
Doing well in school has never come easily to me, and I have always struggled with subjects like math and science. I never had any confidence and I felt embarrassed that I couldn't grasp any of the concepts. When my parents decided to put me in Oxford in Grade 8 I was very nervous. I didn't think I would ever be able to understand math or science. However, Oxford was so incredibly helpful and supportive and made an immense impact on my education and personal life. I would not have graduated without the patience and support of all the teachers and staff. Any questions I had or problems I struggled with were quickly addressed. Concepts were covered until I understood. The techniques and strategies I learned at Oxford carried me through my entire high school career. I want to thank all the teachers who are so kind and fun and skilled at their job. Thank you for giving me the confidence I needed!
We find that during the summer, sessions at Oxford Learning help keep our kids focused on "what their main job is". Their main and most important job is to be a successful student - period. We also recognize that it takes a while for some new and unfamiliar concepts to "sink in" and the extra time in the summer helps them to understand and review this material.
Summer at Oxford Learning is a fabulous opportunity. Continuing a student’s learning through the summer months absolutely provides continuity in skill development but even more powerful is the fact that summer is an excellent time for a student to make gains. A student is not coming out of a full day of learning at school so he/she is more open and able to focus on the learning.
The pressure of being measured by marks is alleviated during summer and the student is able to learn for the sake of learning not just to meet the criteria of an assignment or test. The three to one student teacher ratio creates an opportunity for the teaching to be individualized and to respond to the pace of learning of each individual student. Review can happen on a flexible timeline that is not tied to the curriculum of the classroom. There are 168 hours in a week and in the summer your child will readily and easily be able to dedicate 4 – 6 of these hours to academic learning.
Teacher and Parent of two Oxford learners
Little Readers Ages 3-6
Our Little Reader Program is an ideal way to introduce kids to the wonderful world of learning. Children enjoy a balance of play, exploration, and discovery in a structured environment. Our individualized phonics-based program, utilizes a combination of songs, books and games to teach sounds and decoding skills.
Sessions: Monday to Friday
Morning: 9:30AM to 12PM
Afternoon: 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Beyond Tutoring Program Grades 1-8
Our individualized programs have helped hundreds of students improve their marks and build self-esteem. Let us help your child learn to think, focus and get motivated—skills for a lifetime of success. We cover all subject areas (in English and French):
Writing and editing
Fractions, Geometry, Algebra
Monday to Thursday 3:30PM to 8:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Advantage High School Success Grades 9-12
Our high school program helps to fill any and all academic skill gaps. We will teach our students to set priorities and manage time, conquer homework and assignments, and learn test and exam preparation strategies. We will provide you child with the confidence and skills that they need to succeed in school and life.
Advanced Geometry and Algebra
Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Advanced Functions and Calculus
Monday to Thursday 3:30PM to 8:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Study Skills Program Grades 7-12
Be a better student! Learn how to study! 12 hour course - flexible scheduling! We teach students what they don’t learn in school so they can get ahead. In just 12 hours they will learn the basics of:
Test and Exam Preparation
Organization and Time Management
Power Listening Skills
En Français Programs All Ages
We teach French to students of all ages and abilities. Whether French First Language, Immersion, or taking introductory classes, we can help! Learn French skills as well as other learning skills that will not only help with French, but all subjects!
SAT & ACT GPA 5.0
Our college and university readiness programs don’t just help students cram for entrance exams; they help students prepare for ongoing post-secondary success!
This course develops a students existing knowledge and provides tips and strategies for success on the SSAT. It also prepares students for the rigors of private school. The test measures critical thinking skills that will help students succeed in school.
Our program teaches concepts such as:
Verbal skills (analogies and synonyms)
Math concepts (arithmetic, geometry and algebra)
Test taking strategies
Our SSAT students also benefit from superior preparation because we provide:
Individualized attention from highly qualified instructors
Sample SSAT questions
Extra support for weak areas
Materials that mirror the SSAT language, structure and questions
We start with the administration of our exclusive Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment as well as a condensed version of a Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). Based on the results of the assessment, an individualized program will be developed for your child.
Our SSAT program contains everything necessary for success with the test. Our students enter the SSAT exam room confident, comfortable and prepared to excel. Upon completion of the program, students will work on a tailored Oxford Learning program to prepare them for their transition into Private School.
Part-time French Teacher
Oxford Learning began in the mid-1980s when a team of education experts came together to create a unique program based on research into how children learn. Since then, Oxford Learning has grown to include more than 100 locations across Canada and the United States. We go beyond tutoring and help students reach their potential - not just for one grade but for a lifetime.
We know why you became a teacher and we are offering you a great opportunity to reach every child that walks into our centre. At Oxford in the Beach, you will be able to do what you do best – teach. No lesson planning, marking and sourcing out of resources. You will be trained on our innovative interactive coaching methods that help students learn more effectively.
If you know you can make a difference, then we want you on our team.
We currently have an opening for an upbeat French instructor. Candidates must possess a strong background in spoken and written French and English and be comfortable teaching students from grades 1 – 12.
A great candidate for this position will possess the following qualification:
A Bachelor’s Degree
Experience in a teaching/tutoring environment
Strong French and English written and oral communication skills
Must be completely fluent in French (many parents want all instruction and teaching to be in French only)
must be available for a minimum of 2 weeknights
highly organized and able to multi-task
maintain an enthusiastic can-do attitude
A lot of PERSONALITY
If you have a passion for teaching, love helping students achieve their potential, please email a cover letter and resume to us. A commitment until the end of June 2015 is required. This position needs to be filled immediately.
Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for the interview process will be contacted.
Oxford Learning in the Beach is looking for a committed, reliable and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with students in Grades 9-12. Our High School Advantage Program offers individual support for students looking to improve their academic skills and study habits.
A great candidate for this position will possess the following skills:
University Graduate with experience in either teaching or tutoring
Extensive knowledge of the current Grades 9-12 Math curriculum (including Advanced Functions, Linear Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus)
Strength in Physics and/or Chemistry and Biology based on the Ontario Curriculum
Strong English language oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills and ability multi-task
A dedicated and passionate teacher who thrives on seeing students succeed will enjoy this role. Interested candidates must be available at least two evenings per week through the school-year. A commitment until the end of June 2016 is required. This position needs to be filled immediately. Only candidates who meet our competency requirements will be contacted.