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Equipo Canaway

Equipo Canaway

Instructores de Inglés

Derek Hardin

Certificaciones: TESOL, TEFL, EFL Teacher Training, TESL Canada

B.A. – Geography
M.A. – English (ESL specialization)

I was born and raised in Texas, USA where I attended The University of Texas at Austin. Since graduating, I have lived in South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Canada. With the exception of South Korea, Thailand, and the U.A.E., where I taught elementary or high school students, I have taught English at the post-secondary level to adult learners or university students.
I have around 13 years of teaching experience. I currently live in Toronto, Ontario and have been teaching at Canaway since December 2019 (remember those days?).
In addition to teaching, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and engaging in conversations with people from around the world.

Derek Hardin

Certificaciones: TESOL, TEFL, EFL Teacher Training, TESL Canada

B.A. – Geography
M.A. – English (ESL specialization)

I was born and raised in Texas, USA where I attended The University of Texas at Austin. Since graduating, I have lived in South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Canada. With the exception of South Korea, Thailand, and the U.A.E., where I taught elementary or high school students, I have taught English at the post-secondary level to adult learners or university students.
I have around 13 years of teaching experience. I currently live in Toronto, Ontario and have been teaching at Canaway since December 2019 (remember those days?).
In addition to teaching, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and engaging in conversations with people from around the world.

Nelson Cramer

Certificaciones: TESOL, TEFL, EFL

B.A. – Philosophy

I have been an ESL teacher for the pasthttps://staging167.canaway.com14 years. I am an enthusiastic and dedicated professional who constantly strives to teach with an abundance of positive energy, fun and creativity. I spent 7 years living and teaching overseas and developed a love for cultural diversity that drives my enthusiasm for teaching. In my free time, I am an avid mountain biker, skier and hiker.

Nelson Cramer

Certificaciones: TESOL, TEFL, EFL

B.A. – Philosophy

I have been an ESL teacher for the pasthttps://staging167.canaway.com14 years. I am an enthusiastic and dedicated professional who constantly strives to teach with an abundance of positive energy, fun and creativity. I spent 7 years living and teaching overseas and developed a love for cultural diversity that drives my enthusiasm for teaching. In my free time, I am an avid mountain biker, skier and hiker.

Mary-Ann Hummel

Certificación: TESL Canada.

M.Ed. in Adult Education and Distance Learning.

Hello everyone, I am located in Calgary, Alberta in Western Canada. I am a tourism teacher at a local college in the School of Hospitality. My passion is of course travelling with my family and with my students.
I have been to many places in Central and South America and I am obsessed with the culture and languages there. I am learning Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a new language.
I look forward to meeting all my ‘new’ students in the Canaway program.

Mary-Ann Hummel

Certificación: TESL Canada.

M.Ed. in Adult Education and Distance Learning.

Hello everyone, I am located in Calgary, Alberta in Western Canada. I am a tourism teacher at a local college in the School of Hospitality. My passion is of course travelling with my family and with my students.
I have been to many places in Central and South America and I am obsessed with the culture and languages there. I am learning Spanish and understand the difficulties of learning a new language.
I look forward to meeting all my ‘new’ students in the Canaway program.

Tara Bells

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – Political Science and Sociology

I was raised in Canada, but have now been living in Mexico for 10 years. I have spent over 20 years working in youth programming from summer camps and cruise ships, to 8 years in the classroom as an ESL, Language Arts, History, and Literature teacher. Most recently I have switched to online teaching, and have 3 years experience in that area.
I love to travel. Since I worked in tourism I have now been to over 36 countries, and can’t wait to experience many new countries and cultures in the future as the world begins to open up again. In my free time I enjoy cooking, spending time with my friends, exploring new beaches, doing TRX, and reading.
I look forward to meeting all of my new students with the Canaway Academy!

Tara Bells

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – Political Science and Sociology

I was raised in Canada, but have now been living in Mexico for 10 years. I have spent over 20 years working in youth programming from summer camps and cruise ships, to 8 years in the classroom as an ESL, Language Arts, History, and Literature teacher. Most recently I have switched to online teaching, and have 3 years experience in that area.
I love to travel. Since I worked in tourism I have now been to over 36 countries, and can’t wait to experience many new countries and cultures in the future as the world begins to open up again. In my free time I enjoy cooking, spending time with my friends, exploring new beaches, doing TRX, and reading.
I look forward to meeting all of my new students with the Canaway Academy!

Luis Belis

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – Software engineering

Howdy!
I’m currently living in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I have 5 years of experience teaching ESL in the Dominican Republic for a program that teaches English to college students. I also do software related stuff and love learning new things specially related to technology.
I am really patient with students, especially when there is a difficult topic they may not understand really well.
Hope to meet you all one day!

Luis Belis

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – Software engineering

Howdy!
I’m currently living in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I have 5 years of experience teaching ESL in the Dominican Republic for a program that teaches English to college students. I also do software related stuff and love learning new things specially related to technology.
I am really patient with students, especially when there is a difficult topic they may not understand really well.
Hope to meet you all one day!

Cristian Nieva

Certificación: TEFL

Hello everyone! I’m Cristian Nieva, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thanks for your time.
I’ve been teaching English for more than 10 years in different Language Schools and Public Schools in my country. I specialize in Phonetics and Phonology. I definitely enjoy teaching, so I hope that you like my lessons as well!
I’m also an opera singer, graduated from a musical academy called Julian Aguirre, in Buenos Aires, I also had a heavy metal band, so music is really my thing.

Cristian Nieva

Certificación: TEFL

Hello everyone! I’m Cristian Nieva, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thanks for your time.
I’ve been teaching English for more than 10 years in different Language Schools and Public Schools in my country. I specialize in Phonetics and Phonology. I definitely enjoy teaching, so I hope that you like my lessons as well!
I’m also an opera singer, graduated from a musical academy called Julian Aguirre, in Buenos Aires, I also had a heavy metal band, so music is really my thing.

Rodrigo Rodríguez

Certificaciones: TESOL y TEFL

Hello there! This is Rodrigo and I have been teaching for 4 years now.
I enjoy traveling, teaching and having interesting conversations with people.In these last years, I have taught English to children and adults from countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Azerbaijan and Mexico.
In my free time I like to watch TV, go to the beach (one of many benefits of living near the ocean) and read.

Rodrigo Rodríguez

Certificaciones: TESOL y TEFL

Hello there! This is Rodrigo and I have been teaching for 4 years now.
I enjoy traveling, teaching and having interesting conversations with people.In these last years, I have taught English to children and adults from countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Azerbaijan and Mexico.
In my free time I like to watch TV, go to the beach (one of many benefits of living near the ocean) and read.

Sabrina Vasquez

Certificación: TEFL

H.B.A – Science

Greetings! I’m a former Canadian biologist who has chosen to be an educator for the last four years. I’ve acquired skills and experiences as an educator in the classroom, and online for over 6 years. I have supported students from preschool to working adults within Southeast Asia and Canada. Through my teaching experience I believe that there is always room for improvement and there are benefits for acquiring new skills and experiences – the teacher is always the student. I think it’s important to share knowledge with people around you to help foster a love of learning. I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities while discovering what truly inspires them.
My hobbies include: drawing/painting, meditation, yoga, swimming, cooking and reading.

Sabrina Vasquez

Certificación: TEFL

H.B.A – Science

Greetings! I’m a former Canadian biologist who has chosen to be an educator for the last four years. I’ve acquired skills and experiences as an educator in the classroom, and online for over 6 years. I have supported students from preschool to working adults within Southeast Asia and Canada. Through my teaching experience I believe that there is always room for improvement and there are benefits for acquiring new skills and experiences – the teacher is always the student. I think it’s important to share knowledge with people around you to help foster a love of learning. I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities while discovering what truly inspires them.
My hobbies include: drawing/painting, meditation, yoga, swimming, cooking and reading.

Nicole Muir

Certificación: TESOL

B.A. – Business Management

I have recently returned to my hometown in Ontario, Canada, after 14 years in Asia. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, I believe in the strong image of the child and see all children as strong, capable learners, who are entitled to and deserving of respect and appreciation.
I speak English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I love to travel, learn new languages and immerse myself in new cultures. In my spare time, you will find me gardening, reading, cooking or relaxing at the beach.
I look forward to meeting my new students at Canaway, sharing our passions for language and lifelong learning, and growing together throughout this journey!

Nicole Muir

Certificación: TESOL

B.A. – Business Management

I have recently returned to my hometown in Ontario, Canada, after 14 years in Asia. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, I believe in the strong image of the child and see all children as strong, capable learners, who are entitled to and deserving of respect and appreciation.
I speak English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I love to travel, learn new languages and immerse myself in new cultures. In my spare time, you will find me gardening, reading, cooking or relaxing at the beach.
I look forward to meeting my new students at Canaway, sharing our passions for language and lifelong learning, and growing together throughout this journey!

Teresa Cardenas

Certificación: TEFL

I am a TESOL certified teacher, and have lived in Calgary for many years. Some of the most rewarding experiences have been tutoring newcomers to achieve their English language goals. I love helping students develop new skills as it gives them more confidence to actively use their English.
Since a young age I have been exposed to several languages, including English and French. This has helped me understand the language learner perspective, which I apply in my teaching today.
I am currently pursuing my Bachelors degree, and in my free time I like to go hiking and try out new recipes.

Teresa Cardenas

Certificación: TEFL

I am a TESOL certified teacher, and have lived in Calgary for many years. Some of the most rewarding experiences have been tutoring newcomers to achieve their English language goals. I love helping students develop new skills as it gives them more confidence to actively use their English.
Since a young age I have been exposed to several languages, including English and French. This has helped me understand the language learner perspective, which I apply in my teaching today.
I am currently pursuing my Bachelors degree, and in my free time I like to go hiking and try out new recipes.

Lorie White

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – Languages. University of Alberta

Greetings! I’m a former Canadian biologist who has chosen to be an educator for the last four years. I’ve acquired skills and experiences as an educator in the classroom, and online for over 6 years. I have supported students from preschool to working adults within Southeast Asia and Canada. Through my teaching experience I believe that there is always room for improvement and there are benefits for acquiring new skills and experiences – the teacher is always the student. I think it’s important to share knowledge with people around you to help foster a love of learning. I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities while discovering what truly inspires them.
My hobbies include: drawing/painting, meditation, yoga, swimming, cooking and reading.

Lorie White

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – Languages. University of Alberta

Greetings! I’m a former Canadian biologist who has chosen to be an educator for the last four years. I’ve acquired skills and experiences as an educator in the classroom, and online for over 6 years. I have supported students from preschool to working adults within Southeast Asia and Canada. Through my teaching experience I believe that there is always room for improvement and there are benefits for acquiring new skills and experiences – the teacher is always the student. I think it’s important to share knowledge with people around you to help foster a love of learning. I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities while discovering what truly inspires them.
My hobbies include: drawing/painting, meditation, yoga, swimming, cooking and reading.

Jessica Alibhai

Certificación: TESOL

H.B.A – Food Science & Technology

ESL teacher with 5+ years of experience working with young learners and adults. I have worked as a content creator for an ESL company developing science and math courses for ESL learners.
As your tutor I will strive to create a fun and engaging online learning environment where you are motivated to achieve your educational goals.
My hobbies include baking desserts, playing the piano and camping with my dogs.

Jessica Alibhai

Certificación: TESOL

H.B.A – Food Science & Technology

ESL teacher with 5+ years of experience working with young learners and adults. I have worked as a content creator for an ESL company developing science and math courses for ESL learners.
As your tutor I will strive to create a fun and engaging online learning environment where you are motivated to achieve your educational goals.
My hobbies include baking desserts, playing the piano and camping with my dogs.

Samantha Gove

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – History

Hi! I’ve been teaching ESL since 2016, both in person in South Korea, and online. I love reading and dance, and I have two adorable bunny rabbits named Charlie and Millie.

Samantha Gove

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – History

Hi! I’ve been teaching ESL since 2016, both in person in South Korea, and online. I love reading and dance, and I have two adorable bunny rabbits named Charlie and Millie.

Graham Selkirk

Certificación: CELTA

B.A. – Human Environment

Hailing from Montreal, Graham first taught English in China, followed by his hometown and now Colombia.
Currently, he works from home and enjoys planting trees on his little farm.

Graham Selkirk

Certificación: CELTA

B.A. – Human Environment

Hailing from Montreal, Graham first taught English in China, followed by his hometown and now Colombia.
Currently, he works from home and enjoys planting trees on his little farm.

Michael Kavanagh

Certificación: OCT

H.B.A. – Spanish/Political Science

For the past 6 years I have been teaching English in Spain to students of all ages and levels. I am a dedicated teacher and enjoy helping my students progress and reach their goals in a relaxed environment.
I am fluent in Spanish and in my free time I like to spend time with family, travel and play flamenco guitar.

Michael Kavanagh

Certificación: OCT

H.B.A. – Spanish/Political Science

For the past 6 years I have been teaching English in Spain to students of all ages and levels. I am a dedicated teacher and enjoy helping my students progress and reach their goals in a relaxed environment.
I am fluent in Spanish and in my free time I like to spend time with family, travel and play flamenco guitar.

Vi Tran

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Education. University of Houston.

My name is Vi Tran and I am from Texas currently living in Buenos Aires. I graduated from the University of Houston and started teaching that same year in 2020 during the pandemic which was a very interesting experience for a first year high school teacher. I have always worked in education either as a tutor, substitute, or inclusion aide before becoming a teacher. I currently teach English and Social Studies.
I have two daughters, Levi and Remi. ☺ When I am not teaching, I like to cook and watch documentaries. I am also learning to make and design jewelry. I am a big outdoors person and spend most of my time outside at the park or on my patio.
I also speak Vietnamese and Spanish. I would like to learn Italian one day because it has always been my dream to go visit Italy.

Vi Tran

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Education. University of Houston.

My name is Vi Tran and I am from Texas currently living in Buenos Aires. I graduated from the University of Houston and started teaching that same year in 2020 during the pandemic which was a very interesting experience for a first year high school teacher. I have always worked in education either as a tutor, substitute, or inclusion aide before becoming a teacher. I currently teach English and Social Studies.
I have two daughters, Levi and Remi. ☺ When I am not teaching, I like to cook and watch documentaries. I am also learning to make and design jewelry. I am a big outdoors person and spend most of my time outside at the park or on my patio.
I also speak Vietnamese and Spanish. I would like to learn Italian one day because it has always been my dream to go visit Italy.

Farzana Rajack

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Biology

Hi everyone! I am originally from Trinidad, in the Caribbean and have lived in Canada for many years. I attended Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. I have been an educator for about 10 years. I have experience as a Biology high school teacher and an ESL teacher with young learners and adults. My focus now is on teaching ESL.
I have an interest in both science and languages. When I was younger, I studied both French and Spanish at the High School level, but I have more knowledge of Spanish, which I pursued at the advanced level (Cambridge Advanced level Certificate). Therefore, I understand what it’s like learning a new language.
My hobbies are travelling, reading, exercising and keeping fit.

Farzana Rajack

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Biology

Hi everyone! I am originally from Trinidad, in the Caribbean and have lived in Canada for many years. I attended Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. I have been an educator for about 10 years. I have experience as a Biology high school teacher and an ESL teacher with young learners and adults. My focus now is on teaching ESL.
I have an interest in both science and languages. When I was younger, I studied both French and Spanish at the High School level, but I have more knowledge of Spanish, which I pursued at the advanced level (Cambridge Advanced level Certificate). Therefore, I understand what it’s like learning a new language.
My hobbies are travelling, reading, exercising and keeping fit.

Julia Mazhugo

Certificación: TESL

B.A and Master’s in English and French

Hi everyone,
My name is Julia Mazhugo and I am a language aficionado living in Ottawa, Canada. I have studied six languages so far and I’ve mastered four of them. My passion has always been teaching languages. I’ve been giving English classes for over 15 years now to kids and adults of all ages and origins online and in the classroom. My motto is passion+patience=progress. I challenge my students to grow and learn and I work for their results as I love my job.
My hobbies include visiting new places, going to museums and learning about new cultures and traditions.

Julia Mazhugo

Certificación: TESL

B.A and Master’s in English and French

Hi everyone,
My name is Julia Mazhugo and I am a language aficionado living in Ottawa, Canada. I have studied six languages so far and I’ve mastered four of them. My passion has always been teaching languages. I’ve been giving English classes for over 15 years now to kids and adults of all ages and origins online and in the classroom. My motto is passion+patience=progress. I challenge my students to grow and learn and I work for their results as I love my job.
My hobbies include visiting new places, going to museums and learning about new cultures and traditions.

Inès Ruzindana

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Biology

Hi everyone! I am 23 years old, and I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. This is actually my first experience with teaching ESL, although I have been a math/science tutor for about 3 or 4 years now. I am so grateful to be introduced to teaching ESL by Canaway Academy, and I’m enjoying it so far! Although I have a particular affinity for the sciences, language acquisition has always interested me.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, catching up with friends, watching TV, and playing with my cats.
Looking forward to working with you all, and thank you for welcoming me!

Inès Ruzindana

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Biology

Hi everyone! I am 23 years old, and I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. This is actually my first experience with teaching ESL, although I have been a math/science tutor for about 3 or 4 years now. I am so grateful to be introduced to teaching ESL by Canaway Academy, and I’m enjoying it so far! Although I have a particular affinity for the sciences, language acquisition has always interested me.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, catching up with friends, watching TV, and playing with my cats.
Looking forward to working with you all, and thank you for welcoming me!

Selena Clark

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – French and Spanish. University of British Columbia.

I am 23 years old and I was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.
I have been teaching many subjects for nearly a decade (Swimming, Modern Greek, French, and Spanish). I earned my TEFL certificate in 2020 during the pandemic, and have been teaching English online to hispanic americans ever since. I have worked specifically with Canaway Academy since the beginning of 2021.
I love learning different languages and cultures, going to the beach, exploring nature, and listening to music from around the world.
My teaching philosophy is to make my classes feel safe, comfortable, dynamic, engaging and fun!

Selena Clark

Certificación: TEFL

I am 23 years old and I was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.
I have been teaching many subjects for nearly a decade (Swimming, Modern Greek, French, and Spanish). I earned my TEFL certificate in 2020 during the pandemic, and have been teaching English online to hispanic americans ever since. I have worked specifically with Canaway Academy since the beginning of 2021.
I love learning different languages and cultures, going to the beach, exploring nature, and listening to music from around the world.
My teaching philosophy is to make my classes feel safe, comfortable, dynamic, engaging and fun!

Erica Armstrong

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – Biology and Russian Studies

Nice to meet you! I am from a small village in Canada called Chester. During university in Canada, I started tutoring immigrants in my city, who needed to learn English for everyday life. From there, I went on to teach in Moscow, and next, I found myself teaching children online. After completing my education, I started working in a Canadian pathway institute, and then I found you! I also have experience in reproductive medicine.
I am passionate about current affairs, art, and collecting old vinyls! I can’t wait to meet you in our classroom!

Erica Armstrong

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – Biology and Russian Studies

Nice to meet you! I am from a small village in Canada called Chester. During university in Canada, I started tutoring immigrants in my city, who needed to learn English for everyday life. From there, I went on to teach in Moscow, and next, I found myself teaching children online. After completing my education, I started working in a Canadian pathway institute, and then I found you! I also have experience in reproductive medicine.
I am passionate about current affairs, art, and collecting old vinyls! I can’t wait to meet you in our classroom!

Jackline Ken

Certificaciones: TEFL and TEYL

H.B.A. – Communication Studies

Language, Food and Culture are my motto.
I have been to a few countries and most recently came back from teaching in South Korea. I love languages and teaching English is my most enjoyed career. I have worked with children and adults from different parts of the world. I am a native English speaker from Toronto, Ontario.
I enjoy watching tv dramas, acting and of course trying new food.
I believe that learning is an adventure and it can be very fun. So I hope to take you on an English adventure where you can learn and laugh. I look forward to meeting you all!

Jackline Ken

Certificaciones: TEFL and TEYL

H.B.A. – Communication Studies

Language, Food and Culture are my motto.
I have been to a few countries and most recently came back from teaching in South Korea. I love languages and teaching English is my most enjoyed career. I have worked with children and adults from different parts of the world. I am a native English speaker from Toronto, Ontario.
I enjoy watching tv dramas, acting and of course trying new food.
I believe that learning is an adventure and it can be very fun. So I hope to take you on an English adventure where you can learn and laugh. I look forward to meeting you all!

Zoila Green

Certificación: TEFL

B.Ed – Elementary Education

I am a passionate educator with experience in elementary education and language education. Although I teach at the elementary and college level, I love helping my English students achieve their language goals.
I pursue continuous personal and professional growth and strive to create lessons that spark a desire to learn.
Some of my hobbies are performing educational and nutritional research, writing, hiking, exploring new recipes, and doing yoga.
Other activities I enjoy are going on road trips and trying out new vegan eateries.
I speak Spanish, English and some Italian.

Zoila Green

Certificación: TEFL

B.Ed – Elementary Education

I am a passionate educator with experience in elementary education and language education. Although I teach at the elementary and college level, I love helping my English students achieve their language goals.
I pursue continuous personal and professional growth and strive to create lessons that spark a desire to learn.
Some of my hobbies are performing educational and nutritional research, writing, hiking, exploring new recipes, and doing yoga.
Other activities I enjoy are going on road trips and trying out new vegan eateries.
I speak Spanish, English and some Italian.

Clement Chan

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Liberal Studies

Hi everyone! I have been an English as a Second Language teacher for 17 years, and continue to get enormous joy from seeing my students achieve their English language goals. I studied Japanese, so I fully sympathize with what my students go through. However, please remember that laughing is learning.
In my free time, I like to cook, eat, dabble in the arts, exercise, listen to music and read. So, as you can see, I like to talk about a variety of things. Stay safe and hope to see you soon.

Clement Chan

Certificación: TESL

B.A. – Liberal Studies

Hi everyone! I have been an English as a Second Language teacher for 17 years, and continue to get enormous joy from seeing my students achieve their English language goals. I studied Japanese, so I fully sympathize with what my students go through. However, please remember that laughing is learning.
In my free time, I like to cook, eat, dabble in the arts, exercise, listen to music and read. So, as you can see, I like to talk about a variety of things. Stay safe and hope to see you soon.

Roxanne Loncar

Certificaciones: CELTA and TEFL

B.A. – English Language & Literature. Queen’s University

Hello there, my name is Roxanne Loncar nice to virtually meet you
I’m CELTA certified to teach English as a second or foreign language with Oxford TEFL and have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature from Queen’s University in Canada. I’m also studying Chinese Mandarin so I know how it feels to learn another language. When I’m not teaching I like to make art, go hiking in the woods, and play the ukulele.
English is truly one of my greatest passions so I put a lot of time and energy into making sure my students get the best experience. I invite you to come to join me in a relaxing, stress-free learning environment and have fun learning the magical English Langauge. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Roxanne Loncar

Certificaciones: CELTA and TEFL

B.A. – English Language & Literature. Queen’s University

Hello there, my name is Roxanne Loncar nice to virtually meet you
I’m CELTA certified to teach English as a second or foreign language with Oxford TEFL and have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature from Queen’s University in Canada. I’m also studying Chinese Mandarin so I know how it feels to learn another language. When I’m not teaching I like to make art, go hiking in the woods, and play the ukulele.
English is truly one of my greatest passions so I put a lot of time and energy into making sure my students get the best experience. I invite you to come to join me in a relaxing, stress-free learning environment and have fun learning the magical English Langauge. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Renee Kusano

Certificación: TESL

H. B.A. – Linguistics

Hello everyone! My name is Renee and I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
I have been an English teacher for over 18 years, but I have been a language student for many many more. My dream is to be fluent in Spanish, but I have also studied French and Japanese.
My other passions are singing and food, …and of course, my daughters and husband. Hahaha/J ajaja. But seriously… I love karaoke, in English and Spanish!
I hope we can inspire and motivate one another and to share this journey of learning another language together. I can’t wait to meet you soon!

Renee Kusano

Certificación: TESL

H. B.A. – Linguistics

Hello everyone! My name is Renee and I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
I have been an English teacher for over 18 years, but I have been a language student for many many more. My dream is to be fluent in Spanish, but I have also studied French and Japanese.
My other passions are singing and food, …and of course, my daughters and husband. Hahaha/J ajaja. But seriously… I love karaoke, in English and Spanish!
I hope we can inspire and motivate one another and to share this journey of learning another language together. I can’t wait to meet you soon!

Sue Allen

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – Education

My hobbies are hiking, camping, and spending time with my dogs.

Sue Allen

Certificación: TEFL

B.A. – Education

My hobbies are hiking, camping, and spending time with my dogs.

Veronica Trunzo

Certificaciones: CELTA and TEFL

B.A – History and Literature

I have been teaching ESL for 7 years; I have experience with teaching Business English, IELTS preparation, and ESL from beginner levels to advanced. I have taught in ESL schools in Cambodia, China, and Chile, and have been teaching online for 2 years.
I enjoy reading, traveling around the world, practicing yoga, hiking, and learning new languages!

Veronica Trunzo

Certificaciones: CELTA and TEFL

B.A – History and Literature

I have been teaching ESL for 7 years; I have experience with teaching Business English, IELTS preparation, and ESL from beginner levels to advanced. I have taught in ESL schools in Cambodia, China, and Chile, and have been teaching online for 2 years.
I enjoy reading, traveling around the world, practicing yoga, hiking, and learning new languages!

Kevin Cabrera

Certificación: TESOL

H.B.A – Sociology and Political Science

Hello! Have you ever been to Toronto, Ontario? I’d like to tell you about my hometown someday.
I have been teaching English online and in person for over 8 years. For 5 years I lived and taught in Japan. I experienced what it was like to learn a new language and live in a new place. I hope to help people who are going through the same experience.
I look forward to having fun and productive lessons with you. Peace!

Kevin Cabrera

Certificación: TESOL

H.B.A – Sociology and Political Science

Hello! Have you ever been to Toronto, Ontario? I’d like to tell you about my hometown someday.
I have been teaching English online and in person for over 8 years. For 5 years I lived and taught in Japan. I experienced what it was like to learn a new language and live in a new place. I hope to help people who are going through the same experience.
I look forward to having fun and productive lessons with you. Peace!

Irais Loya

Certificaciones: TESOL

Hello! I’m from Mexico City. I have taught English for Special Purposes and General English in several countries. I have also worked as Senior Teacher in Kuala Lumpur and as Language Coordinator in Mexico City. In 2015, I made the switch from on-site to online teaching. Working online has many possibilities, and it’s fun to explore them in an English class.
When I’m not in class, I’m out and about taking pictures, or listening to a good podcast in a cozy café.

Irais Loya

Certificaciones: TESOL

Hello! I’m from Mexico City. I have taught English for Special Purposes and General English in several countries. I have also worked as Senior Teacher in Kuala Lumpur and as Language Coordinator in Mexico City. In 2015, I made the switch from on-site to online teaching. Working online has many possibilities, and it’s fun to explore them in an English class.
When I’m not in class, I’m out and about taking pictures, or listening to a good podcast in a cozy café.

Caleb Espinosa

Certificaciones: TESOL y TSFL

H. B.A – Biology & Environmental Science

I was born in Ontario, Canada, but raised in Panama. I assimilated both the English and Spanish languages from a very early age. I have taught ESL classes with Canaway for nearly two years, as well as science classes more recently. I love science
I also enjoy recreational activities and hobbies like cycling, skating, hiking, and playing musical instruments.

Caleb Espinosa

Certificaciones: TESOL y TSFL

H. B.A – Biology & Environmental Science

I was born in Ontario, Canada, but raised in Panama. I assimilated both the English and Spanish languages from a very early age. I have taught ESL classes with Canaway for nearly two years, as well as science classes more recently. I love science
I also enjoy recreational activities and hobbies like cycling, skating, hiking, and playing musical instruments.

Madeline Torres

Certificaciones: TESOL y TEFL

B.A – Elementary Education

Hello there! I have been teaching for over 7 years both online and classroom. I stopped teaching for a while and found myself going back to what I really love to do and that is teaching. They said, “Once a teacher, always a teacher. No matter where you go or what you do, you can never truly get out of teaching!
“I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring community where children are free to speak their mind and blossom and grow.
I love traveling and dream of traveling the world before I retire 🙂
Hope to see you in my class!

Madeline Torres

Certificaciones: TESOL y TEFL

B.A – Elementary Education

Hello there! I have been teaching for over 7 years both online and classroom. I stopped teaching for a while and found myself going back to what I really love to do and that is teaching. They said, “Once a teacher, always a teacher. No matter where you go or what you do, you can never truly get out of teaching!
“I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring community where children are free to speak their mind and blossom and grow.
I love traveling and dream of traveling the world before I retire 🙂
Hope to see you in my class!

Nadine Strudensky

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – Education: Specialization in Teaching

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec in a trilingual household of French, English and Spanish. Growing up, I knew that my calling would be a language teacher. Not only because I would never stop talking and try rhyming every word, but also because every day I would spend a minimum of 30 mins teaching my dolls and stuffed animals their verb tenses and how to tell a story.
As I grew older, the love of teaching English only expanded and deepened. I went on to Concordia University and received an B.Ed in Education, specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language. I then started working for various language schools, elementary and high schools. With each passing year, I learnt new teaching methods and language skills to help my students improve their language and communication skills.
My main interests: Traveling, working out, yoga and walking my dog.
I can’t wait to meet you all! 🙂

Nadine Strudensky

Certificación: TEFL

B.A – Education: Specialization in Teaching

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec in a trilingual household of French, English and Spanish. Growing up, I knew that my calling would be a language teacher. Not only because I would never stop talking and try rhyming every word, but also because every day I would spend a minimum of 30 mins teaching my dolls and stuffed animals their verb tenses and how to tell a story.
As I grew older, the love of teaching English only expanded and deepened. I went on to Concordia University and received an B.Ed in Education, specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language. I then started working for various language schools, elementary and high schools. With each passing year, I learnt new teaching methods and language skills to help my students improve their language and communication skills.
My main interests: Traveling, working out, yoga and walking my dog.
I can’t wait to meet you all! 🙂

Saddaf Syed

Certificación: TEFL

H.B.A – Science

Hi, I am very happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of the learning journey of students who are wishing to learn English. I am living in Canada but grew up in England. I am an Ontario and British certified teacher. For 6 years I worked with a university on a Teacher Education program where I was supporting teachers in their training. I completed my Masters in a medical research program and am currently working for a university. I have been teaching for many years and love to watch my students grow. My teaching style is fun, engaging and interactive. Looking forward to being a part of your journey and helping you succeed.

Saddaf Syed

Certificación: TEFL

H.B.A – Science

Hi, I am very happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of the learning journey of students who are wishing to learn English. I am living in Canada but grew up in England. I am an Ontario and British certified teacher. For 6 years I worked with a university on a Teacher Education program where I was supporting teachers in their training. I completed my Masters in a medical research program and am currently working for a university. I have been teaching for many years and love to watch my students grow. My teaching style is fun, engaging and interactive. Looking forward to being a part of your journey and helping you succeed.

Instructores Canaway Private School

Camille Dube

English & Social Science

Academic Coordinator

Currently I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
I´m originally from a small town in rural Alberta, where I grew up on a farm and enjoyed the rural way of life. However, my passion has always been teaching. Thus I made a move to “the big city” of Edmonton, Alberta, where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a major in Humanities and a minor in Spanish from the University of Alberta.
Throughout the years I have worked in multiple capacities within the field of education such as a tutor in my younger years, and inclusion support coordinator at the post-secondary level for students with developmental disabilities, and as a full-time High School English and Spanish teacher. I thrive in my current position with Canaway because it allows me to connect with students and share my passions for language and learning.
In addition to my Bachelor’s Degree and OCT certification, I am currently pursuing my eLearning Development diploma.

Camille Dube

English & Social Science

Academic Coordinator

Currently I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
I´m originally from a small town in rural Alberta, where I grew up on a farm and enjoyed the rural way of life. However, my passion has always been teaching. Thus I made a move to “the big city” of Edmonton, Alberta, where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a major in Humanities and a minor in Spanish from the University of Alberta.
Throughout the years I have worked in multiple capacities within the field of education such as a tutor in my younger years, and inclusion support coordinator at the post-secondary level for students with developmental disabilities, and as a full-time High School English and Spanish teacher. I thrive in my current position with Canaway because it allows me to connect with students and share my passions for language and learning.
In addition to my Bachelor’s Degree and OCT certification, I am currently pursuing my eLearning Development diploma.

Colleen Moore

Math & Science

Academic Coordinator

Currently I live in North Bay Ontario, Canada.
After growing up in North Bay, I studied physics at the University of Waterloo before attending Queen’s University to obtain my Bachelor of Education.
I have spent 25 years as a self-employed tutor, specializing in secondary math and science in the Ottawa area, helping hundreds of students obtain their academic goals. Through her many years of experience, I have gained a thorough knowledge of the Ontario math and science curriculum and the challenges it presents for students.
My broad experience in both coaching and teaching adolescents has allowed me to hone my communication and motivational skills, enabling me to provide support for each student to succeed.

Colleen Moore

Math & Science

Academic Coordinator

Currently I live in North Bay Ontario, Canada.
After growing up in North Bay, I studied physics at the University of Waterloo before attending Queen’s University to obtain my Bachelor of Education.
I have spent 25 years as a self-employed tutor, specializing in secondary math and science in the Ottawa area, helping hundreds of students obtain their academic goals. Through her many years of experience, I have gained a thorough knowledge of the Ontario math and science curriculum and the challenges it presents for students.
My broad experience in both coaching and teaching adolescents has allowed me to hone my communication and motivational skills, enabling me to provide support for each student to succeed.

Naomi Leece

Business Studies Teacher

Originally from the UK, now I live in Barrie, Ontario.
After achieving my BA (Hons) in Business and Management from Sheffield University, I worked in Marketing for 2 years before deciding on a career change and following my desire to get into teaching.
I began my teaching career teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the UK and Europe.
I became a Business Teacher/Lecturer in 2003 and have taught a wide range of Business courses to high school/college students and adult learners, in both the UK and Canada.
Helping students to develop and achieve their full potential is the main reason that I became a teacher. Teaching a subject such as business, that can be both academic and practical allows me to help students develop their learning skills as well as improve their understanding of the business world.

Naomi Leece

Business Studies Teacher

Originally from the UK, now I live in Barrie, Ontario.
After achieving my BA (Hons) in Business and Management from Sheffield University, I worked in Marketing for 2 years before deciding on a career change and following my desire to get into teaching.
I began my teaching career teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the UK and Europe.
I became a Business Teacher/Lecturer in 2003 and have taught a wide range of Business courses to high school/college students and adult learners, in both the UK and Canada.
Helping students to develop and achieve their full potential is the main reason that I became a teacher. Teaching a subject such as business, that can be both academic and practical allows me to help students develop their learning skills as well as improve their understanding of the business world.

Éric Desmarais

Science & Mathematics Teacher

Currently living in Ottawa, Ontario.
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, I obtained my Honours Bachelor of Sciences with a Specialization in Mathematics from the University of Toronto before moving to Nova Scotia to obtain my Bachelor of Education from Acadia University in Wolfville.
I have been a tutor for more than 14 years in cities including Montréal, Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa. I have also taught high school mathematics and physics in private and public schools.
Cultivating an understanding and helping students succeed has always been my passion. Developing content for Canaway creates an outlet to further pursue this passion.

Éric Desmarais

Science & Mathematics Teacher

Currently living in Ottawa, Ontario.
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, I obtained my Honours Bachelor of Sciences with a Specialization in Mathematics from the University of Toronto before moving to Nova Scotia to obtain my Bachelor of Education from Acadia University in Wolfville.
I have been a tutor for more than 14 years in cities including Montréal, Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa. I have also taught high school mathematics and physics in private and public schools.
Cultivating an understanding and helping students succeed has always been my passion. Developing content for Canaway creates an outlet to further pursue this passion.

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