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Who We Are


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Who We Are


School for the 21st century.

Have you ever felt like the teacher is moving on to the next topic before youre ready? Thats because when there are 30 other students in the classroom you either follow the pace set by the teacher or get left behind. With Niteo, you set the pace.

We know that every student can do well in school. There are a million ways to teach something, so we'll find the right way that works for you. Well take the time to explain things and we won't move on until you master the concept.

Niteo isn't tutoring—you actually take courses with us. This means that you won't need to take these courses at your school. Instead, you can fill those slots in your timetable with electives that you really want to take.

From Grade 9 English to Grade 12 Calculus, Niteo can help you get your credits. Our individual and small-group lessons teach you what you need to know in a supportive, non-judgmental way.

We teach you anywhere, in your home, at the library, or online via video chat. And we work around your busy schedule.

That's what we mean by hybrid schooling: well help you find the perfect mix of public and private school and all the great things about each.

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Vision & Mission


Vision & Mission


OUR VISION

For all students to succeed in school, regardless of their individual roadblocks, challenges, or circumstances.

OUR MISSION

To have our students reach their fullest potential. To do so, we will:

  • Match teachers to students' personalities.
  • Adopt a variety of teaching styles according to the student and material.
  • Make learning convenient in terms of time and place.
  • Ensure fundamental concepts are mastered before moving on to more complex material.
  • Accommodate students' unique learning styles.
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About the Founder


About the Founder


MICHAEL TRAIN, BA, MSc.Ed, OCT

Michael Train founded Niteo in 2015 to change the way students learn. Tired of seeing countless students being failed by the mainstream school system, he launched hybrid schooling in Canada to allow students to get targeted support in core courses while staying in school to gain the numerous social benefits.

Michael holds a BA in Child Psychology from McMaster University, an MSc in Education from Niagara University. He's a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and has been teaching all levels of maths and sciences for the Peel District School Board for 15 years. Michael specializes in working with students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and executive function challenges. Furthermore, he holds specialist qualifications in technology integration and reading.

Michael passionately believes in helping students to achieve success in all areas of their learning. This means teaching organizational skills and learning strategies as well as embracing technology to make learning easier.

Michael lives part-time in the sky and part-time in the forest with his partner Robin and their four children. 

Want to get in touch with Michael? Reach him at contact@niteo.ca.

 

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Niteo Teachers


Niteo Teachers


Marcy Kroach Marcy Kroach holds a BA in Psychology and Math from York University and a Design degree from the International Academy of Design & Technology. She obtained her teachers degree from Canisius College with a specialist in math and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. Marcy has worked for private schools and the TDSB for over 20 years. Between her Niteo classes and supply teaching, Marcy also runs her own business - Boomi's Beads - that makes fashionable medical bracelets for children of all ages with medical conditions.  Having taught classes all the way up to Grade 12, Marcy has worked with a number of students with various learning preferences, and focuses her teaching and tutoring on the strengths of her clients.

Marcy Kroach

Marcy Kroach holds a BA in Psychology and Math from York University and a Design degree from the International Academy of Design & Technology. She obtained her teachers degree from Canisius College with a specialist in math and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. Marcy has worked for private schools and the TDSB for over 20 years. Between her Niteo classes and supply teaching, Marcy also runs her own business - Boomi's Beads - that makes fashionable medical bracelets for children of all ages with medical conditions.  Having taught classes all the way up to Grade 12, Marcy has worked with a number of students with various learning preferences, and focuses her teaching and tutoring on the strengths of her clients.

Naomi Andrews Naomi Andrews is currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food at Ryerson University. In addition to teaching with Niteo, Naomi maintains a standing on the Dean's List and has received numerous awards for her academic achievement. Naomi is bilingual in English and French. She is qualified to teach all levels of math, biology, chemistry, physics, and languages. Naomi has several years of experience working with children and young adults, including teaching French to school-aged children in Sydney, Australia in 2015. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping students to achieve their academic goals. 

Naomi Andrews

Naomi Andrews is currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food at Ryerson University. In addition to teaching with Niteo, Naomi maintains a standing on the Dean's List and has received numerous awards for her academic achievement. Naomi is bilingual in English and French. She is qualified to teach all levels of math, biology, chemistry, physics, and languages. Naomi has several years of experience working with children and young adults, including teaching French to school-aged children in Sydney, Australia in 2015. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping students to achieve their academic goals. 

Stuart Krestell Stuart Krestell is an energetic new educator with experience in one-on-one instruction and whole-class teaching. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and is an Ontario Certified Teacher, earning his Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education, with honours and distinction, from Niagara University. Stuart spent many years directing and leading several summer camps in Ontario, and has recently brought that experience to his lessons, both in the classroom and with his Niteo students. Stuart is currently on sabbatical from Niteo as he spends time in Canada’s north teaching First Nation and Metis students in northern Saskatchewan. Stuart is focused on differentiated instruction, whole-student education, and individual organizational and executive function improvement. He is able to make connections with all students from K-12 by interacting, listening, and constructing lessons that matter to them.

Stuart Krestell

Stuart Krestell is an energetic new educator with experience in one-on-one instruction and whole-class teaching. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and is an Ontario Certified Teacher, earning his Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education, with honours and distinction, from Niagara University. Stuart spent many years directing and leading several summer camps in Ontario, and has recently brought that experience to his lessons, both in the classroom and with his Niteo students. Stuart is currently on sabbatical from Niteo as he spends time in Canada’s north teaching First Nation and Metis students in northern Saskatchewan. Stuart is focused on differentiated instruction, whole-student education, and individual organizational and executive function improvement. He is able to make connections with all students from K-12 by interacting, listening, and constructing lessons that matter to them.

 
Michael Kolinas Michael Kolinas received his B.Sc. with Specialized Honours in Mathematics for Education at York University. He obtained his B.Ed. with OISE at the University of Toronto and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He is currently teaching Computer Sciences in Guelph with the UGDSB, as well as working with Niteo students on their math credits. He is also working towards a M.Sc. in Rural Planning and Development. Michael is an outgoing, patient, and humorous person who always enjoys helping students reach their academic goals.

Michael Kolinas

Michael Kolinas received his B.Sc. with Specialized Honours in Mathematics for Education at York University. He obtained his B.Ed. with OISE at the University of Toronto and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He is currently teaching Computer Sciences in Guelph with the UGDSB, as well as working with Niteo students on their math credits. He is also working towards a M.Sc. in Rural Planning and Development. Michael is an outgoing, patient, and humorous person who always enjoys helping students reach their academic goals.

Arielle Bocknek Arielle Bocknek received her B.Sc. with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology from York University.  She obtained a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education from Niagara University, and is an Ontario Certified Teacher.  Arielle is experienced in teaching elementary and high school students in all subject areas, including math, English, science and Hebrew. Arielle is ecstatic about joining the Niteo team and is looking forward to challenging her students so that they acquire the confidence needed to reach their full potential

Arielle Bocknek

Arielle Bocknek received her B.Sc. with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology from York University.  She obtained a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education from Niagara University, and is an Ontario Certified Teacher.  Arielle is experienced in teaching elementary and high school students in all subject areas, including math, English, science and Hebrew. Arielle is ecstatic about joining the Niteo team and is looking forward to challenging her students so that they acquire the confidence needed to reach their full potential

Julie Purmalis Julie Purmalis holds a BA in English and a BA in Education from the University of Toronto. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and has been teaching in the TDSB for 12 years. Julie holds specialist qualifications in reading and is currently working on her specialist qualification in Special Education. Julie participates in many arts-based extracurricular activities including choreographing dances, dialogue, and scenery for school musicals of Fiddler on Roof, The Lion King and Annie. Julie has many years of experience working with students with special needs and learning challenges ranging from ADD/ADHD, ASD, LD, and Gifted. Julie adores all aspects of literacy (reading, writing, oral communication, dramatic arts) and loves to help students reach their full potential in all subject areas. 

Julie Purmalis

Julie Purmalis holds a BA in English and a BA in Education from the University of Toronto. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and has been teaching in the TDSB for 12 years. Julie holds specialist qualifications in reading and is currently working on her specialist qualification in Special Education. Julie participates in many arts-based extracurricular activities including choreographing dances, dialogue, and scenery for school musicals of Fiddler on Roof, The Lion King and Annie. Julie has many years of experience working with students with special needs and learning challenges ranging from ADD/ADHD, ASD, LD, and Gifted. Julie adores all aspects of literacy (reading, writing, oral communication, dramatic arts) and loves to help students reach their full potential in all subject areas.