Who we are

Who we are
Math Plus Tutors is a quality tutoring centre for high school, post-secondary and special-needs students. We also offer Math Plus Junior and High School Prep programs for grade school students. Our latest addition to the line of services we provide is "STEPS", a Day Program for young adults with special-needs.  

 

OUR LOCATION

Our centre is located in the prestigious village of Point Edward, 805 Christina St. N. across from The Sarnia Golf & Curling Club and The Courthouse. We are conveniently located right off the Christina St. exit on the 402 highway.

 

OUR TEAM

Our team includes a large number of professionals ready to meet all your educational needs. We are lucky to have on board many local certified teachers and highly qualified professionals in many areas such as math, science, engineering, languages, humanities etc. We look forward to serving you all!

 

Sahar Nasr; Director

Dr. Nasr has a Ph.D. in Physics from Western University and a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Alexandria University (Egypt). She has over 10 years’ experience in teaching university students in both engineering and science disciplines. She also tutored for high school and college students for five years in Sarnia-Lambton. Dr. Nasr is an advocate for children mental health in Sarnia-Lambton. She served on the board of St. Clair Child & Youth Services for more than six years and was a founding member of the Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Committee of Sarnia-Lambton. Sahar is well-known in the Sarnia-Lambton community through the Sarnia Muslim Association’s charitable and outreach activities. Sahar has experience working with special-needs children and navigating through the school and college systems. Through her work experience with high school students, she realized the need for identifying special-needs students before engaging them in tutoring services to better serve them. She developed a plan to facilitate a working relationship between the tutoring service, the parents and the school to ensure that all are on the same page. This plan is the foundation of Math Plus Tutors’ work with students with special-needs. Photo (1).

Beth Duchesne; Resource

Welcome to Math Plus Tutors! My name is Beth Duchesne and I would like to share with you my background in special education, a dynamic field that I been privileged to be a part of for the past twenty five years.  I have received certification through both the Geneva Centre for Autism and the W.Ross McDonald School for the Deaf and Blind, and have obtained a B.A. in Psychology (with distinction) from the University of Windsor. My twenty five years of working with students struggling with learning, behavioural or developmental difficulties have taught me to recognize each child as their own specialist in learning. I believe in taking a holistic approach to tutoring – it is solely by respecting each child’s unique approach to learning that educational goals can be attained. Photo (2)

Jordan Tremblay; English/Special-needs

I have a Bachelor of Education degree from Western University.  Prior to that, I attended King's University College with honours major in history and a minor in English.  I have also completed several additional qualification courses, including intermediate math and special education.  I have spent the past several years tutoring elementary and high school students, as well as volunteering with special-needs classrooms in Petrolia. In my experience, every student has the potential to do well.  If they are struggling, it means that a different method of teaching is required.  I consider myself to be a lifelong learner, and I hope to pass that quality on to my students. Photo (3).

Shiba Raza; Special-Needs/Life-Skills

Shiba Raza completed a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science Degree Program, both in Occupational Therapy through the University of Bombay (Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India) in 1985 and 1988, respectively.  Since post – graduation, she has practiced Occupational Therapy in various healthcare settings in India and Canada from 1993 to 2004.  Ms. Raza is a Life Member of the All India Occupational Therapists’ Association and a non – practicing member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists’. Her practice of over 10 years includes physical functional assessments and intervention for various stages of rehabilitation for adult and school-aged children from both public and private sectors including hospital, community based care and auto-insurance.  Photo (14)

Monica Coulas; English/French

 Monica graduated with distinction on the Dean’s Honour List from the University of Western Ontario at Althouse with a Bachelor of Education: Junior Intermediate. She is also qualified to teach FSL, Fine Arts and Drama. With over 20 years teaching experience across boards in Southwestern Ontario, Monica has developed a student centred philosophy, committed to honouring the unlimited potential within each of us. She has also enjoyed a private clinical practice working with students with special needs and exceptionalities. In 2009 Monica was voted one of Canada’s top 10 new artists by Artmajeur.com and has had her work featured in galleries in the GTA, Simcoe and Chatham Kent. Photo coming soon!

Seema Shahjahan; Psychology

Seema Shahjahan has completed her Master of Arts at York University specializing in Experimental Psychology. Her graduate thesis focused on visual shape perception with implications for cognitive neuroscience. More recently she has completed her Master of Education at Western University in the area of Curriculum Studies. She is passionate about teaching especially when it comes to the subject matter of Psychology. She currently teaches psychology courses at Lambton College. Photo (6)

Nadine Cervi; English

Nadine is joining our team at Math Plus Tutors with a diverse teaching background in the English field. She has taught a wide variety of English courses to students at the university, college, and high school levels. Nadine received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) undergraduate degree and her Masters of Arts in English Literature at the University of Guelph. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. Teaching has been a passion of Nadine’s and being able to work with students has been incredibly rewarding. She believes that helping students become motivated, enthusiastic, and confident in their work (and themselves) is the greatest reward for both teachers and students. Photo (7)

Sheena Lacroix; English & Art 

Sheena completed an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialization in Studio Arts degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University. She taught in Alberta for two years which included Grade 4 General, Grade 7-9 Language Arts, Fine Arts, Drama and Health.

Sheena is an advocate for art education and believes that the arts should be accessible to everyone. She believes art is essential to education, teaches us to be creative thinkers, is excellent for mental health and leads to many career opportunities.  

She looks forward to teaching even more students at Math Plus Tutors and hopes to see you there! Photo (13)

Meghan Reale; Anatomy & Physiology

Meghan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences with honors in Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario (UWO). She further pursued her passion for sciences by completing a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology working in research facilities at both UWO and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since earning her doctorate, Meghan has been a college professor for over 3 years, teaching a broad scope of courses in the health sciences. Meghan believes that one’s education is a life-long process accentuated by emerging technologies and a variety of alternative teaching tools and methods. More than that, a love of learning comes easily when students understand how they best learn. She strives to help her students uncover their individual learning style and abilities, a focus that is integral to her teaching and tutoring style. Photo (8)

Donna Poon; Chemistry & Math 

Hi!  My name is Donna Poon and I am excited to be part of the team at Math Plus Tutors!  I have always had an interest in math and science, with a special spot in my heart for Chemistry and how it is used in so many things that we use in our everyday lives.  In the hopes of sharing that love of knowledge with others, I have tutored students of all ages (from elementary-school age to adult) in math and science for most of my life.  I studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a B.A.Sc. (Honours) from their co-operative program.  I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your math and science goals! Photo (12)

Ghada Mekki; Art Teacher

Hello, my name is Ghada Mekki and my passion since I was young is Art. When it came to university time, my clear choice was Fine Arts. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Helwan University (Egypt) and a Diploma in Graphic Design from YAT-Learning Solutions. I have worked as a graphic designer in both Egypt and Canada for a number of years. I work as an Art Studio Instructor at Judith and Norman ALIX Art Gallery Since 2012. I am, also, an Art Teacher at Sarnia Islamic Academy. I have experience working with students with special-needs through art activities for three years.

I believe that Art is another language you can use to express yourself even if you are not an artist! My passion is to work with learners of all ages to use art to express their feelings and improve their artistic skills. Photo (9)

Nada Ibrahim;  Student French Tutor

Salut, je m'appelle Nada! I’m a grade 10 student currently attending Northern Collegiate. I’ve been in French immersion for 12 years. My favorite subjects are Math, French, English, and Spanish. I enjoy a good book and baking cakes. I am beyond excited to be joining the Math Plus Tutors team! Photo (15)