Meet Our Team


Our Management Team

Sam Mahmoody

Co-Founder and President

I love teaching, coaching, and mentoring. It was during my undergraduate studies that I learned about my passion for teaching, when I became a Teaching Assistant to one of my professors. After graduation, I continued tutoring college and university students as a part-time activity, alongside my full-time engineering job. Eventually, in 2004, I founded Liberty Tutoring, to be able to make a larger impact in the lives of students who struggle with different subjects. I have a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. At Liberty Tutoring, I am mainly responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and digital marketing.

Laleh Farshidi

Co-Owner and Vice-President

I joined Liberty Tutoring as a partner in 2012 after completing my MBA. I am passionate about business management. As a mom of an elementary student, I know first-hand how stressful it can be to make sure your kid is on top of all their school work. It can be extremely overwhelming to take care of everything at home and at the same time support them in their school studies. I am very happy to be a part of a team whose main objective is to excite students about their subject matters and lighten the burden on the parents’ shoulders. I have a bachelor’s degree in Polymer Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and an MBA from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. At Liberty Tutoring, I manage the finances of company and oversee planning for marketing and advertising.

Misato Konishi

Tutors Manager

I joined Liberty Tutoring as a tutor in 2009 and later as a Tutors Manager in 2011. I have a Bachelor of Education from McGill University, majoring in math and chemistry. As a Tutors Manger, I am mainly responsible for recruiting talented tutors, training and mentoring them, assigning students to tutors based on each student’s unique needs, and providing expert educational advice to parents and students. I draw a great deal of joy from seeing our tutors succeed in their work. As a mother, I understand the daily struggles of homework, juggling a work-life balance, and the many other concerns raised by our clients. I always strive to make a difference in each family I interacts with.

Geneviève Baldassarre

Tutors Manager

I initially joined Liberty Tutoring in 2012 as a French tutor. After leaving the company for a while, I rejoined as a Tutors Manager in 2018. I completed a bachelor’s in psychology from Concordia University. As a Tutors Manger, I am mainly responsible for recruiting talented tutors, training and mentoring them, assigning students to tutors based on each student’s unique needs, and providing expert educational advice to parents and students. I love working with tutors and students and watching them both grow and learn from each other. Every student is different and has their own story. My favourite part of this work is bringing people together to help our students reach their goals and get to places they may not have thought they could be. Even our tutors find those outcomes in the end, and it's special to be a part of this kind of journey.

Tina Avila

Client Care Supervisor

I joined Liberty Tutoring as the Client Care Supervisor in 2015. My previous experience was in teaching high school history and English, with a degree of Secondary Education in history from McGill University. My work with Liberty Tutoring has allowed me to stay engaged in the field of education while keeping busy raising my three children and writing a blog and podcast on faith and motherhood. As a Client Care Supervisor, my main task is to make sure our clients receive the highest standard of service from us. What I love about my role at Liberty Tutoring is the personal connection I get to make with our clients, and the privilege of being part of helping them find solutions to their tutoring needs, which has been especially rewarding.

Our Educational Consultants

Jessica Klaric

Educational Consultant

I am a graduate from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Environmental Studies, a Minor in Legal Studies and a Diploma in Ecological Restoration. I am passionate about helping others and in my free time, I love to read, do yoga and spend time outdoors hiking and camping. As an Educational Consultant, I help students and parents who are looing for tutors in their decision-making process. I thoroughly enjoy communicating with students and parents, and I am always thrilled to offer recommendations and solutions that best suit a student's needs. As a recent graduate, I empathize with each student and recognize the importance of feeling confident in your studies.

Kenique Toppin

Educational Consultant

I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Psychology. I am currently doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health at Fanshawe College. I have a love for education and learning. I personally benefited from tutoring in subjects like math and physics. I graduated from high school with recognitions and awards for excellence in my schoolwork. I am a strong believer that everyone learns differently, and that personalized help can really allow a person to excel beyond the limitations they may believe themselves to have. I love that my role at Liberty Tutoring allows me to help connect students to the same opportunities that helped me grow so much as a teenager.

Our Core Values

These are our guiding principles, which define who we are.

Honesty
and Connectedness

We believe in honest communication and building partnership, trust, and connectedness within our team and with our clients.

Creativity, Continuous
Betterment

We encourage thinking outside the box and creativity, and always strive to be better at what we do.

Holistic Approach, Adaptability

For us, it’s not just about assisting with homework or answering questions. We take a holistic approach to lead our students to being independent learners and we adapt our approach to each student’s unique needs and goals.

Listening with Empathy, Dependability

We listen carefully to your needs and understand the challenges that you may be facing. You can depend on us to go above and beyond to help you.

Confidence
with
Humility

We are confident in our ability to help the people around us achieve their goals; however, we do realise constantly need to learn and improve. We admit our mistakes, and we take steps to prevent them.

You and Your Child Will Love Our Tutors

In the early stages of my high school, I wasn't a strong student. When I sought assistance, I was often disappointed with my tutors' lack of enthusiasm. Eventually, with persistence and effort,  I excelled in school and was accepted into psychology and neuroscience at university. However, I could have begun doing well in high school a lot earlier had I received the assistance that I needed. So, for me, tutoring is an opportunity to provide students with what I never received from my tutors: a genuine interest and investment into helping others succeed.

- Pasha Yaghini

Math, Chemistry, Biology, Science

When things finally click, a student's eyes open wide, a smile crosses their faces, and the words "oh, I get it!" escape their mouths. I live for that moment. I make mathematics accessible, easy to understand, and fun to learn.

- David Pearce

Math

I love sharing my knowledge and passion for learning with others and helping them learn and succeed. I enjoy the challenge of thinking creatively to suit students' unique needs and learning styles. It is an absolute pleasure to see students grow, build relationships with them and walk on a journey with them as they achieve their highest academic potential.

- Namit Patel

Math, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology

I love teaching my favorite subjects and helping students build a foundation of knowledge and skills to further their education. It is always surprising to me what my students teach me as well, whether it is a new way of looking at a problem or barriers students face that I have overlooked.

- Michael C. Fish

Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology

I enjoy tutoring because it's so rewarding to see students smile when they finally understand a concept and to notice their skills gradually improve as I encourage and motivate them to be the best they can be.

- Jeannie Kim

English

Remember the feeling you had when you were having fun on a particular adventure and time flew by so fast? This is how I feel when I teach. Have an open mind; knowledge is knocking on your door.

- Joe Pharaon

Math

I love chemistry and I love teaching it. I know how hard and confusing chemistry may seem to be, but I can pull out the logic of the subjects and implant it in students' minds. I can re-construct the chemical concepts for the students and there will be no more anxiety for exams and assignments.

- Arash Atashi

Chemistry

I enjoy tutoring, especially with Liberty Tutoring, because it helps me connect one on one with students who really benefits from an individual approach. I also love how personally fulfilling it is to help someone learn - I feel like my students teach me as much as I teach them!

- Nadia Svoboda

English, History, Elementary

I enjoy tutoring French because it is so wonderful to be able to help students in a subject I am so passionate about.

- George Wayne

French

For me, the best part of tutoring is seeing a student's face light up when they finally understand a tricky concept they've been working on. I love seeing kids be proud about their improvements and hope I can instill a lifelong excitement for learning in them!

- Melissa Ling

Math, Science

I love helping students achieve their personal best and living up to their potential. Equipping students with motivation, organizational skills and strategies for efficient learning and studying always enables them to be lifelong achievers.

- Martine Milad

French, English, Elementary

All students have the potential to succeed in anything; helping them along their journey is what I love. It's also nice to refresh all the topics we all once learned so we do not forget where we came from.

- Sisi Feng

Math, Biology, Chemistry

I'm very passionate about sharing knowledge and helping others become better people. Knowledge is power, the more we learn and share, the better we live.

- Tatiana Nouya

French and English

I love helping kids reach their true potential. As a future teacher, I believe every child deserves to feel great about what he or she is learning.

- Catherine Gingras

French

I enjoyed tutoring and finding new ways of explaining class materials to students, so they enjoy studying instead of dreading it.

- Dorothy Yeats

Math, Physics, Science

Tutoring is fun because I see great potentials in younger generations. I hope to take my students to the gate of further explorations, whether it's in mathematics, or in life in general.

- Eisha Zhu

Math

Tutoring gives me the opportunity to help students succeed in classes that I love, while building relationships with new people along the way.

- Marc Quesnel

Math, Physics

I love learning and teaching languages. I believe that everyone should try to learn more than one language, and this is where I come in; to help all my students of all ages with this process.

- Yazz Baghdadi

French, English

I love tutoring because I get to see the progress in my students and share my excitement for learning with them. There's no better feeling than when I get through to a student and they understand the material!

- Molly Scarfe

French, English, Elementary

I enjoy tutoring French because it is such a rich language with lots of nuances and intricacies. My students always see the French language as a challenge, and I love being able to overcome this challenge with them.

- Boutaïna Chafi

French

My everyday goal as a tutor is to create a fun and engaging learning experience. Seeing a smile on my student's face or hearing them say “I got it!” is for me the greatest reward. It is an amazing privilege for me to witness and be apart of the progress they make, the self confidence they build, as well as their desire and curiosity to learn.

- Grâce-Emmanuelle Akatchi

French

Tutoring gives me the opportunity to meet and work with many amazing people. I enjoy being able to help others be more confident in their learning and perform at their best.

- Natania Horace

Biology, Chemistry, Math

I enjoy tutoring because I love teaching someone and seeing them learn and expand their knowledge. Tutoring is very fulfilling since it allows me to see my students improve and flourish in their chosen subjects of study.

- Gabrielle Cooper-Saint-Cyr

French, Elementary Math and Science

Confidence is often the only obstacle standing between a student and their educational goals. I am passionate about instilling a strong sense of confidence in each student so that they can achieve those goals, whatever they may be.

- Sophie Whitehead

Math, Chemistry, Physics

I enjoy sharing my love of the subjects that I teach with students to make them more excited about learning and less nervous about challenging topics. I believe that every concept can be mastered with good habits and an open mind.

- Samantha Skeels

Math, Science, Biology

I love tutoring because of the incredible journey it unveils. When a student starts confused and ends up confident about their skills, it’s the best feeling!

- Aissatou Badio

French

I love being a tutor because I am given the opportunity to help children and adults achieve their best and inspire them both on a personal and educational level. As a tutor, I believe that I can make a difference in one's life.

- Mirela Yaneva

French

One of the things that I enjoy most is to help others. As a tutor, I believe that I can do that. It gives me great joy to help students in their studies, see their progress, and how they’re becoming better and better every day.

- Gabriel Yanev

Math

I enjoy tutoring because I'm able to help grow my students' confidence in their academic abilities! For my students, I strive to create an open environment where they can tackle their individual challenges in a calm and understanding setting!

- Skyler Merrick

English and History

Making connections with students and knowing I have improved their learning ability is an amazing feeling..

- Kiera Miller

Math, Science

I enjoy tutoring and inspiring students to enjoy rather than fear subjects like Math and French.

 I am currently completing my PhD in cognitive science. Do you feel like you just aren’t good at math? I’ll show you that there is nothing to fear; you got this!

- Alexa Ruel

Math

I love teaching and explaining math in the simplest way possible. In fact, I have all the math tricks that can make your math course much-much easier!

- Motasem Al-Sayed

Math

I enjoy tutoring because I like helping people understand something they didn't previously. I also try to make it fun and interesting for the student by giving them more context than they might just learn in their courses, such as applications in other courses or real-life applications.

- Nicolas Leblanc

Physics and Math

I love tutoring because it gives me an opportunity to pass on my love of languages and storytelling. I also love getting to know my students and seeing how they interpret the world!

- Nikita Eaton-Lusignan

English, French

I love tutoring because it allows me the opportunity to connect with great students and help them reach their goals. It is incredibly rewarding to see students grow in confidence and capability throughout their sessions and excel to their full potential.

- Hannah Murphy

English, ESL, Elementary Math and Science

 I am currently pursuing a chemical engineering degree at Ryerson University. I have enjoyed learning various subjects throughout high school and I don't think I'd be pursuing my degree right now if I did not have the teachers I had back then. I especially enjoy seeing my student grow and discovering their passion in the subjects that they learn, and I wish to be the one person that can make your learning experience fun and less troublesome.

- Harita Cheung

Math, Chemistry

I enjoy tutoring because I love to help students and make their lives a little less stressful. Especially with difficult subjects such as math and chemistry, I'm determined to provide students with straightforward explanations that I wish I had when I was in school.

- Lisa Harris

Math, Chemistry