Our Team


Who we are

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 and Bachelor degree in Nuclear Engineering from Alexandria University (Egypt). She has over 10 years’ experience in teaching university students and ten years in tutoring high school and college students. Her areas of expertise are higher math, science and engineering. Dr. Nasr is an advocate for children mental health and individuals with special-needs in general. She is currently a member of the Jump Start Teen transition committee, served on the board of St. Clair Child & Youth Services for many years, and was a founding member of the Children Mental Health Advocacy Committee of Sarnia-Lambton. Sahar is well-known in the community through Sarnia Muslim Association’s charitable and outreach activities. She has long experience working with children with special-needs as a parent and educator. Through her work she realized the need for identifying students' needs before engaging them in tutoring services to better serve their needs. She developed a plan to facilitate a working relationship between the tutoring service, the parents and the school. This plan is the foundation of Math Plus Tutors’ program for students with special-needs.

Brian Donohue

Business, and English Teacher

Hello! My name is Brian Donohue. I am a veteran Ontario secondary school teacher with over 30 years’ experience supporting student success in Business and English. With an Honours B.A. in Communication Studies, Honours Business Communication from the University of Windsor, and B. Ed. from University of Western Ontario, I taught for 29 years high school Business and English with the Greater Essex County District School Board. My most recent teaching experience was a five-year contract position teaching Accounting and Economics to students at The Canadian International Matriculation Program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My mission as a teacher is to help students to master and apply concepts in ways that provide a solid foundation for success in their future educational pursuits, their careers and which provides a clearer understanding of the world around them. I am excited to join MPT team and helping Sarnia-Lambton students achieve their goals.

Linda Donohue

Learning Specialist - High School Prep Tutor

I have always been a lifelong learner and have enjoyed my participation in teaching and learning environments. With an Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology , I worked for many years in Information Technology. My passion for teaching and learning was stimulated when I was hired as an Educational Technologist at a K-12 International school in the Netherlands. In that role I was responsible for ensuring that technology was integrated smoothly and effectively across the curriculum in all subject areas. In order to fulfill my mandate effectively I was required to learn the curriculum at the school, which offered the IGCSE, U.S. and Canadian curriculums. It was this experience that led me to enroll in a Master of Education program with the University of British Columbia, specializing in instructional design. My most recent teaching experience was working as a classroom teacher at a refugee learning centre in Malaysia where I was responsible for teaching Intermediate (grades 7-9) IGCSE math and science courses. I am excited to be working with Math Plus Tutors and look forward to helping students achieve success!

Muhammad Qamar

Math, Science, and Engineering

My name is Muhammad Uzair Qamar. I am currently working as a visiting Professor at the University of Calgary in the department of Civil Engineering. I have been teaching Math & Science for the last 12 years. I also have more than 8 years of working experience with Private firms and public sector universities in the field of water resources and hydrology. Apart from teaching, I have actively participated in various research and development projects in the same field.

Dr. Qamar graduated from the university of Politecnico di Torino, Italy with a Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources. He joins our team as an online teacher in the areas of engineering, science and mathematics.

Innocent Tamptse; Ph.D. Math, OCT intermediate - senior teacher

Innocent Tamptse

Math and French Teacher

I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor's degree in education with intermediate and higher qualifications in mathematics and physics. I also hold two additional qualifications for teaching French as a second language also from the University of Ottawa. I am a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

I hold a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Montreal. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching mathematics in universities and high schools. Currently I teach in Sarnia. I have helped several students through Math Plus Tutors improve in math and French. It is always a pleasure for me to help young people to develop their skills in these subjects. And above all, make them believe in their potential.

Jordan Tremblay

English/History Teacher

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 young adults with special-needs through STEPS program. I also volunteer 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. My areas of expertise are English, reading/writing, history, math and literacy skills for young adults.

Courtney McManaman

Primary-Junior Teacher

Hello! My name is Courtney McManaman and I have been teaching for the past 11 years. I graduated from Nipissing University with a Bachelor's degree in Primary/ Junior Education I have spent a few years working in private, international schools overseas as well as working as an occasional teacher here in Ontario. I have additional qualifications in Special Education, Kindergarten, Math and Integration of Computer Technology. I am very excited to be working with the students and staff at Math Plus Tutor and look forward to teaching children and adults in our community.

Ben Cicchini

Intermediate -Senior Teacher

I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Science degree as a science major. After that I received my Bachelors of Education from Althouse Teachers College in London, Ontario, with qualifications in intermediate & senior level mathematics and physics. Since then I have worked as a private tutor to high school and college students for all levels of math and physics, as well as volunteer tutoring at a local high school for an after-school study program. I have only been with Math Plus Tutors for a short time, but it has been a very welcoming and rewarding experience for me, and I look forward to meeting new students and making an impact on your children's education!

Sheena Lacroix

English & Art Teacher

My name is Sheena Lacroix. I've completed an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialization in Studio Arts degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University. I've taught in Alberta for two years which included Grade 4 General, Grade 7-9 Language Arts, Fine Arts, Drama and Health. I'm 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. I look forward to teaching even more students at Math Plus Tutors and hope to see you there! At MPT I specialize in Math Plus Junior reading and writing, math,  and children Art Classes.

Sherry Russell

Learning Specialist

My name is Sherry Russell and I am very excited to join Math Plus Tutors' team. My passion is helping people learn how to learn in a style that is best suited to them to reach their full protentional. I really enjoy tutoring classes in Math, Science and English. I was a Learning Specialist for 15 years with college students supporting students in classes such as Science, Computers, ECE, CYWC, SSW, Psychology, Sociology, Sports and Recreation and Construction.
My students always enjoyed their learning because of the creative, engaging, and interactive methods I use. I focus on the process of learning so that my students have a good understanding of the concepts they are learning while having fun along the way.
I am also an Artist and have my own Art Show called Inspired Soul that features for First Fridays in Sarnia.

Halima Diallo-Dent; French tutor

Halima Diallo-Dent

French Tutor

My Name is Halima Diallo-Dent I am excited to be a part of Math Plus Tutors. I completed my High school in French at the Lycee Hoggo Buro Labe Guinea (West Africa). I went on to study for five years at the Lincoln College in Monrovia –Liberia. I graduated with honours in office Administration bilingual. I also had to repeat my Canadian high school diploma when I came to Canada. I have been teaching part time French at the Sarnia Islamic Academy for 3 years. I love teaching French I also work part time at North Lambton Lodge in forest as a personal support worker. I look forward to helping your children achieve their full potential in French reading, writing, speaking, and grammar. Merci j’espere qu’on va se rencontrer tres bientot. At Math Plus Tutors Halima teaches Math Plus Junior Reading/Writing in French as well as FSL for high school students.

Katrina Raes; Junior French Tutor

Katrina Raes

Junior French Tutor

Bonjour! My name is Katrina Raes, I am a junior French tutor for Math Plus Tutors.

I attended St-Tomas Daquin and SFX until the 8th grade then moved to French émersion at St-Patrick's high school. I am now in the eleventh grade, and am hoping to attend university in a science based program. I enjoy music, hockey, biking, and all other outdoor activities. I am so excited to share my love for French with Math Plus students!