Meet Miss Ivana

My Background

I am a certified English teacher by profession, having completed all of my schooling at York University. I earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology, completed two ESL teaching certifications, a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Public Policy, and a Diploma in Languages & Literacy.

Over the past 7 years, I have accumulated experience in various contexts, being fortunate enough to teach large groups of adult learners abroad in both Cuba and Japan.

Across Toronto, I have volunteered at Maurice Cody Public School and co-taught at Northern Secondary School, York University's English Language Institute, and ILAC International College where I was also head of the Academic Department.

Providing after-school support to my younger students has enabled me to become increasingly familiar with the curriculum of private institutions including Branksome Hall, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS), Upper Canada College (UCC), and The York School. 

My interest in tutoring stemmed from my experiences working for two major agencies in Toronto: Oxford Learning Centre and Prep Academy Tutors.

As the Founder of Heart of Learning, my goal is to now incorporate this knowledge and expertise in efforts to provide a unique, enjoyable, and memorable education to all my students!

What I Do @ Heart of Learning

I provide 1 on 1 and group tutoring as well as homeschooling services to students virtually and in-person.

I also create and sell educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers to assist teachers' lesson planning processes.

Soon, I will be launching an extensive, multimodal online ESL course!

As a side project, I create educational content on my Instagram page to further support those in need. Be sure to visit it to gain access to over 30 of my storybook readings, monthly giveaways, and live interviews with other teachers!