Our Team

French teachers – Online Classroom

Daniel DiMatteo

Daniel has taught for over 10 years, all within the french language system here in Ontario. He has taught from Kindergarten to High School and currently works as a Special Education Resource Teacher in Toronto. Having grown up in Southern Ontario in a multilingual family, he understands the reality of learning a new language, especially when surrounded by more dominant languages! He is excited to get started and share his experience with new students!

staffMaybo Li

Hello! My name is Maybo Li and I am an aspiring French teacher with a passion for language, learning, and everything in between. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa. I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, where I graduated with a French Teaching Specialization and a minor in Applied Language Studies.

Having studied in a French Immersion program from the fifth grade all throughout high school, I understand what it means to navigate a new language. My personal experiences as both a mentor and a student have allowed me to recognize the value in the acquisition of a new language, and I am thrilled to be able to share my passion with my students!

staffRoxane Harvey-Leclerc

Roxane is a second-year student at the University of Ottawa, pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree. She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the same University, where she graduated with a major in Lettres Françaises (French literature). Her goal in life is to be a teacher in the French language system in Ontario.  Roxane has been tutoring English-natives in French for 4 years and especially enjoys interacting with children, and helping them achieve their own academic goals. She is passionate about the French language, and is looking forward to sharing that enthusiasm with students!

Our Tutors

french tutorNaomi Gray

My name is Naomi Gray and I’m in my second year at the University of Waterloo where I’m completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology. I learned French in French Immersion school and I am ever so grateful to have it as my second language.
I have been tutoring students for almost six years but my experience with children stems far beyond that, from babysitting to camp counselling. I first started working with Camp Tournesol as a camp counsellor in the summer of 2018 and I am thrilled to now be a part of the tutoring team. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the students and helping them learn a language that I love so much.

Amel Naroun

Hello! My name is Amel and I am a languages teacher. I am originally from France but I have lived in a few different countries including Japan, UK, Germany, before coming to Canada. I enjoy being immersed in and discussing different countries/cultures and I love sharing my own culture and language as well. Your kids won’t get bored with me!

Zeinab Garda

Hello! My name is Zeinab, I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa.  I am passionate about language and about finding what is best for each child.

My tutoring experience has shown me that every student learns differently which is why I am dedicated to finding what works best in furthering your child’s French language skills. I have been a team leader for Camp Tournesol for the past two summers and I hope to bring that same summer camp enthusiasm into my tutoring sessions.

Hawa Diallo

Hello! My name is Hawa and I am francophone! I have been working with children for a few years now. I started off by tutoring French Immersion students at a homework club in Ottawa, and as a counselor at an after school program. I enjoy researching and learning new ways to improve my teaching skills. Therefore, learning with me will always be fun and make your kid more knowledgeable!

Celeny Delbarrio

Hello! My name is Celeny and I am a first-year student at the University of Ottawa, pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree. I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where I graduated with a major in French Studies and History. As I have completed most of my schooling in French, I aim to share the passion I have for the language with my students by not only helping them improve their language abilities but by embracing the culture that comes with it. I believe in giving students the tools needed to succeed in an academic setting that will help them in their future adult lives. I am excited to help all students on their way to success!

Kesha Patel

Hello! My name is Kesha Patel and I’m a student at the University of Waterloo specializing in French teaching. I’m also doing a double major in their program of Environmental Studies. I love learning new languages and discovering new cultures and I like sharing my passions with others. After my studies, I’m hoping to become a teacher. Just like I was helped while learning, I want to help other students do the same. I have extensive experience as a tutor, in classrooms, and in camp settings. I’m always looking for new ways to make learning fun! It would be my pleasure to share my passion with your children!

Raphael Cyr

Hi, my name is Raphael Cyr. I am from Québec City. This fall, I will start my studies at university Laval to become a teacher in elementary school. I worked 2 years at École Valois, a French school in Prince-Albert, Saskatchewan. This is where I gained a lot of experience working with kids. I enjoy learning new things and discovering new way to enjoy the process of teaching.  I also enjoy all kind of sports, and I have a lot of sports coaching experience. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you! 


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