Meet the Team 

Billy Francis, B.Eng

Owner 

Billy graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. His main experience involved courses in material performance, aerospace, and rocket propulsion. Billy currently works full-time as an Aerospace Engineer for the Department of National Defence supporting one of Canada's Military Helicopter Fleets.

Billy started as a tutor in Grade 12, teaching younger grades the principles of Math and Science as well as helping them with their homework. He enjoyed this so much that he pursued more students on a weekly basis throughout his university career. In university, Billy acquired a position as a teaching assistant for the second year engineering graphical design course at Carleton University teaching the fundamentals of 3D modelling using computer software. He now has more than 11 years of tutoring experience under his belt, ensuring that his students succeed in their courses.

Billy now solely runs the company to ensure every student's needs are met and that they have the perfect mentor to help them succeed. 

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Science, Physics, Aerospace Propulsion, Aerodynamics

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Vacant

Social Media Manager

Olivia graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies and a minor in Women and Gender Studies in June 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she completed one year of full-time co-op work experience with the federal government and continued working while completing her studies. She has experience as a Planning and Project Officer for Canada Revenue Agency where she worked on internal communication projects. As a Social Media Monitor for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada she managed several of their social media accounts on a variety of platforms in both English and French.

She strives to continue being creative while working in her field post undergrad! Olivia loves social media, and even more so being able to work with a new way of reaching out to an audience in a fun and creative way.

Look out on STEM’s social media accounts, as she will be posting some awesome daily content!
 

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Tutors 

Juan Posada, B.Eng, M.A.Sc

Tutor

Juan graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering. His research involved the testing of specialized equipment for cooling geostationary satellites while also developing a mathematical model to predict test results. Juan obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Space Systems Design from Carleton where he worked on the design of a CubeSat, taking the role of lead systems integrator for the project. On the side, Juan also founded the Carleton Planetary Robotics Team which builds mars rovers to participate in competitions worldwide. Juan currently works as an Aerospace Engineer for the Department of National Defence.

Juan worked as a tutor for IB schools through his senior year in high school for Math, Physics and Biology. Since starting university, Juan has worked as a teaching assistant in various math, physics and engineering courses, providing him with over 6 years of experience supporting students.

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Science, Physics, Heat Transfer, Orbital Mechanics, Satellite Design, Thermodynamics 

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Bronwyn Skelley, B.Eng

Tutor

Bronwyn graduated from Carleton University in 2018 with a Bachelors degree in Software Engineering with a Minor in Industrial Economics. Bronwyn is passionate about sharing her love of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with others, and has been a part of initiatives such as Go Code Girl and Go Eng Girl, which introduce young girls to the fun of STEM!

Throughout university she was a Teacher's Assistant for linear algebra and computer programming, helping students learn problem solving and analytical skills.

Areas of Expertise: Math, Computer Science, Calculus, Vectors, Advanced Functions, Physics, Science

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Cylina El-Bouchi, B.Eng

Tutor

Cylina graduated from Carleton University in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business focusing on Business Management. Cylina's passions and interests led her to work in various positions as an Engineering Trainee at National Defence, an Engineering Project Manager at the National Research Council, a Financial Management Advisor for the Canada Revenue Agency, and as a Lead for Intake and Scouting at the Natural Gas Innovation Fund during her undergraduate degree. Cylina currently works full-time as a Marine Systems Engineer at BMT Canada Ltd.

Throughout university she loved giving back to her community by volunteering within Carleton University's Engineering Recruitment Office where she made presentations in Ottawa high school classrooms about the engineering profession and programs offered at university, as well as various other student bodies (such as the Carleton Student Engineering Society) during her undergraduate degree. She has volunteered for Carleton University's GoEngGirl which introduces young girls to engineering and STEM in general!

Cylina first tutored math while in high school and became a peer mentor in university guiding and teaching younger students.

Areas of expertise: math, calculus, advanced functions, physics, chemistry, heat transfer, material science, thermodynamics, solid & fluid mechanics, graphic & machine design, business, accounting, economics, project management, operations management 

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Tyler Hewitson, B.Eng

Tutor

Tyler graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015. He has also completed several courses at the graduate level while studying his Masters of Applied Science in wireless communications. His research focused on simulation methods for optical circuits and linearization techniques for mobile telephony. Tyler has worked in the high-tech industry for the last three years where his work has allowed him to branch out his skill set on a variety of commercial communications electronics projects.

Tyler started his volunteering and teaching experiences in his second year of university where he volunteered as a facilitator for the Faculty of Engineering’s Welcome Week. Tyler has participated in this event in various roles every year of his undergraduate degree. Tyler’s desire to teach stems from his own personal struggles throughout his undergraduate career. He was able to transition to a teaching/educational role when he was accepted into the Masters of Applied Science program at Carleton University. This program allowed Tyler to teach second year engineering students of various disciplines the fundamentals of electrical circuit theory from analogue to digital circuits. His dedication to education and learning awarded him a head teaching assistant role for one of these introductory courses.

Tyler also likes to spend his time improving upon and building new skills by engaging in a variety of projects. He has his own personal electronics lab where he likes to spend most of his time tinkering and thinking of ways to improve.

Areas of Expertise: Math, Linear Algebra, Vectors, Advanced Functions, Matrices,
Calculus, Science, Physics, Electromagnetics, Numerical Methods 


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Kaitlyn Shaw

Tutor (Bilingual)

Kaitlyn is a fourth year environmental engineering student at Carleton University. She is a true believer in getting involved in the community as she played Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee for the Ravens. She was the co-anchor for the Carleton Student Engineering Society’s (CSES’s) Gong Show which was a news broadcast for the engineering community detailing latest events and information on various CSES clubs including the local cafe on campus, Leonardo's Lounge, where she was the finance manager. Outside of school and more tutoring related, she taught music for as long as she can remember.

Her older brothers (as nerdy as it sounds) taught her how much fun STEM can be and she wants to share that fun and curiosity with the younger generation. Science is cool!

Areas of Expertise: Math, Linear Algebra, Vectors, Advanced Functions, Matrices,
Calculus, Science, Physics, Electromagnetics, Numerical Methods 


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Alex Tachdjian

Tutor

Alex is in his 4th year of his Bachelors of Civil Engineering, currently studying at Carleton University. He has loved math and science from a young age and has constantly helped fellow students and friends with homework and assignments. Alex has come on as a tutor to further help young STEM students as they make their way through school.

Outside of school Alex has always been a competitive athlete playing volleyball and Ultimate frisbee through Carleton. Pushing the boundaries on what a STEM student is capable of in finding the perfect balance between sports and school to become successful. STEM gave Alex a new way to challenge himself off the court and he wishes to teach others about doing the same. 

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Vectors, Computer Science, Advanced Functions, Physics, Chemistry, Science
 

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Noah McNaughton

Tutor

Noah graduated Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University and specialized in spacecraft design. Noah is fascinated with anything that flies, whether it be a plane or a rocket, he could talk your ear off. He loves to share his passions with others and his excitement is clear in his teaching style.

Noah hopes to contribute to the Canadian space sector and continue Canada’s long legacy of space flight, exploration, and robotics.

Areas of Expertise: Physics, Math, Robotics, Calculus, First-Principles Approach, fluid and Gas Dynamics, Orbital Mechanics, Aerospace Propulsion, Drafting, Design, CAD 

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Haleena Wiens

Tutor

Haleena is a 3rd year Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering Co-op student at Carleton University. Haleena’s ideal career path would be using mechanical engineering principles to be able to medically help people, like with prosthetics. She discovered her love for all STEM related subjects during high school where she was able to achieve the Doctor’s Award for having the highest mark in chemistry, biology, and physics for her year. She often found herself helping her peers understand course concepts before tests and evaluations, both throughout high school and now in university. Haleena has found a passion for sharing her knowledge with others.

Haleena has many other interests in addition to STEM. She has been a figure skater since she was four and in her later years of high school became a certified Skate Canada Coach to teach her passion of skating to others. She is also a member of the Carleton Equestrian team where they compete against other universities throughout eastern Ontario. Haleena loves to be active and explore what her body is capable of both physically and mentally!

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Vectors, Advanced Functions, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science
 

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Erika Valecillos, B.Eng

Tutor

Erika graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering in 2020. Within her degree, Erika specialized in project management, urban planning and transportation engineering design. Erika currently works full-time as a Civil Engineering Designer for Stantec in the Community Development Department.

Erika started tutoring after her second year of university and became a Teacher’s Assistant (TA) for a third year Spanish Language course with the faculty of Business at Carleton University.

Erika has been involved in organizations, such as Virtual Ventures, that offer technology and engineering programs for youth between kindergarten - grade 12. Erika continues to volunteer as an Instructor and guest speaker in programs such as Go Eng girl, Go Code Girl and LEAP (Leading Engineering Applicant Program).

Erika hopes to pursue her Master’s Degree in Education in the near future.

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Advanced Functions, Linear Algebra, Chemistry, Project Management, Science, Spanish

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Ben Campbell, B.Sc

Tutor

Ben is a graduate of Carleton University where he completed a Bachelors of Computer Science. Ben enjoys working in both software development and teaching. He's worked two software developer jobs over the course of his degree that bolstered his skills in solving problems through code. Ben graduated high school having gone through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program which helped form a solid understanding in a number of school subjects.

Ben strives to teach lesson concepts in a way that all students can understand. He's excited to help every student he works with to succeed! 

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Vectors, Computer Science, Advanced Functions, Science
 

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Emma Chadwick

Tutor

Emma is a fourth year Bioinformatics and Computer Science student studying at Carleton University. She has loved all things STEM since a young age, particularly the chemistry, physics, and biology of the human body. At Carleton, she currently works on research developing nanosensors for proteins, cell lines, or other molecules. Throughout her undergrad she has been a Teacher’s Assistant for computer programming courses.

Emma has always loved giving back to her community. She is a member of the Carleton University Emergency First Response team, where she enjoys acting as a trainer and mentor for younger members, and is an academic mentor through the Science Student Success Centre. Through tutoring, she is excited to continue sharing her passion for teaching and STEM with others! 

Areas of Expertise: Math, Calculus, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Functions

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