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Since 2000, our mission has been to help you reach your highest potential by pairing you with an experienced and qualified educator who desires one thing: to offer you a quality learning experience.


With SolvedbyScraggs Tutoring, you’ll get affordable tutoring that actually gets results. Our tutors are experts in their respective subjects, and vary their teaching techniques depending on the needs of the student. But don’t take our word for it—try us out today and see how we can help you excel!

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H.BSc. B.Ed. OCT:

Cathy has taught for over 25 years in both elementary and secondary classrooms. Her career started in the outdoors and this theme has been woven throughout her teaching career. She has taught, facilitated and consulted with many environmental educational centres in Ontario. This passion for science, and the environment, was always prominent in her classrooms, where she spent much of her career teaching grades ⅞ science and math. Because she taught all levels of students, including special needs and gifted classes, she became keenly aware of the unique ways that students learn, and has discovered how to dispel misunderstandings. Furthermore, she has mentored many newer teachers to fall in love with teaching, by sharing her ideas at numerous conferences and universities. Finally, she has inspired many students to pursue fields in science, and to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow.



B.Sc., B.Ed., OCT :

Rick has taught for over 25 years in both elementary and secondary classrooms. His career started in Timmins / Kashechewan where he was a teacher to Indigenous high school students. Rick went on to have a very successful and varied career, teaching many subjects and many levels. He was a mainstay in the grade 7/8 gifted classes at RH Cornish PS, and as a Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) spent years helping students with learning difficulties find their way. Rick combined his love for learning with the basketball court. High school in Timmins forged his way as the point guard to two OFSAA medals, which led him to find himself as a varsity point guard at York University. This is no small accomplishment when you are 5’7”, and he was awarded the Tony Moscato award for Dedication. But Rick has always seen obstacles as challenges, not barriers. Rick was named coach of the year for his successes, and taught this passion to many students on and off the court.




Maya is an honours French Immersion graduate from Port Perry High School. She is currently studying environmental science at the University of Guelph, with an interest in environmental economics and policy. 




Nathan is an honours graduate from Port Perry High School, and has been studying math and science on baseball scholarships in New York State and Montana. He is currently studying electrical/mechanical engineering at Central College in Iowa. Associate Degree of Science, Associate Degree of Arts DCC, MT.


Ruth Chilco, BSc. B.Ed., OCT

Ruth has been an educator since she was 15 years old, when she started teaching swimming lessons and horseback riding at a summer camp. During her Environmental Science programme at the University of Waterloo , she realized her passion to teach and was accepted into the Education programme at Queen's University. Here she earned her  Bachelor of Education and specialized in Outdoor and Experiential Education plus Special Education. After 2 years of teaching at an outdoor education centre, she moved to Port Perry where she spent 24 years teaching grades 1-8 at both SA Cawker and RH Cornish Public Schools. As a passionate English teacher, she earned her Reading Specialist Certificate so she could better serve her students. Now retired, she will use her fun, creative and personable style to bring out the best in your child; improving their literacy skills, confidence, and desire to succeed in school.

Abbey Elliott

Abbey is a honours graduate student from Port Perry High School. She was enrolled in the French Immersion program starting in grade 1 at R.H. Cornish and completed all the way through to grade 12 at PPHS. In her final year of high school, she obtained her French Immersion certificate through the Durham District School Board and went on to obtain her Diplôme d'étude en langue française (DELF, level B2) which is a bilingual certification accredited by the Ministry of Education in France. Currently, she is in her final semester of her undergraduate program at Trent University, in Peterborough. Abbey will be completing her Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree in French Studies with a specialization in the Teacher Education Stream. She will be pursuing a Bachelor of Education in the fall with the goal of becoming a French Immersion teacher in the near future. Through various placements in elementary French Immersion classrooms, Abbey understands the common challenges and difficulties that students may be faced with while trying to learn French as a second language. Her passion for teaching has served her with 6 years of tutoring experience. 

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