Meet Our Tutors

Sarah Utting

Sarah is the Manager of Registered Education Programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area. She is a Certified Primary and Junior Teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Queen’s University in Geography and History. She earned her Bachelor of Education through the Concurrent Education program, also at Queen's University, with a specialization in Teaching Exceptional Learners. She has completed additional qualifications in Special Education and Health and Physical Education.

Upon graduation, Sarah worked in Toronto teaching Mindfulness and Fitness to Physical Education classes with a focus on Self-Regulation. She has also worked as a Camp-Counselor, Youth Lacrosse Coach and Mentor Tutor. Her tutoring experience includes working with children with disabilities at camp as well as tutoring at-risk children with academic and social needs. These experiences have opened her eyes to the importance of creativity, enthusiasm and diverse teaching methods to deliver a meaningful educational experience! She cannot wait to help make learning fun and engaging for students in the Kingston community.

Outside of teaching, Sarah is very passionate about sports and being active. In particular, she coaches the Queen’s Women’s Lacrosse team as well as several Youth Lacrosse Teams in the community. When she is not being active, she loves reading, travelling, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Anna Price

Hi, my name is Anna! I'm currently working towards my Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. I am currently in my second year of the Concurrent Education Program, majoring in French with a minor in Psychology and specializing in the Primary/Junior stream. I've had many opportunities to work with children. I've worked as a Camp-Counsellor, Assistant Ski Instructor, Swim Instructor and Tutor. These experiences have allowed me to grow as an Educator and learn about the importance of adaptability, creativity and commitment to establish relationships and create a meaningful and individualized educational experiences. I hope to bring interactive and engaging activities to this program to make learning fun and tailored to each individual learner!

Outside of teaching, I am very passionate about music and spending time with my family. I play the violin and piano and love discovering new music. I also love reading, writing, travelling and being active.

Cassandra Buckley

Hi there, my name is Cassandra and I am a Certified Intermediate and Senior Teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers. My areas of specialty are History and Science, (Chemistry, Biology and Physics). I completed my Bachelor of Science, (Hons.) in Biology at Queen’s University in 2016, in the Concurrent Education Program. In 2017, I graduated from Queen’s University with my Bachelor of Education. I am currently taking an additional qualification in Special Education Part One through Queen’s Continuing Teacher Education.

While in University I completed teaching placements at both Elementary and Secondary Schools. I taught lessons in a variety of courses, (Open-Level, Applied and Academic) and courses, (Science, Biology, Geography, Parenting and Family Studies, Personal Life Management, Careers and Civics and History). While at Queen’s I volunteered with HYPE, (Helping Youth and Promoting Education) a volunteer tutoring program for High School students in the Limestone Board. I was also a, "buddy" with the Queen’s AMS Kaleidoscope program for two years. As a, "buddy" I visited a student in a local Elementary School on a weekly basis to help with individualized homework/tutoring and social support.

After graduating in 2017, I was off to begin my teaching career in London, England. I taught at two specialist Science and Mathematics Schools. I worked with children aged 10 to 18 to help them discover their passions, explore what science has to offer and do awesome, incredible science experiments! I moved back to Canada to be with my family and come back to my beloved Kingston community. This is my first year working with the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area, but I could not be more excited to be a part of this program.

When I am not at the Boys and Girls Club or in a classroom you can find me in the great outdoors. I love to hike and run and visit many of the provincial parks and local conservation areas that the Kingston and Prince Edward County region have to offer. I love figure skating, soccer, reading, listening to music and nature. I am a biologist at heart and have two wonderful, playful, kind dogs of my own.

I believe that every student has the right to learn and that as Educators/Instructors/Tutors it is our job to meet the needs of our students. Part of my philosophy revolves around getting to know my students as individuals and establishing trust and mutual respect. I look forward to meeting you and helping your child reach their goals and gain confidence. Thanks for reading! 😊

Katherine Noyes

Katherine is a Certified Primary, Junior and Intermediate Teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers who has worked with children in many different fields for about 8 years. As a Kingston local, Katherine grew up in Glenburnie, just north of Kingston and went to local schools in the area. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at York University with a B.A., (Hons.) in Devised Theatre. Afterwards, she returned to Kingston to complete her Teaching Degree at Queen's University where she specialized in the Artist in Community Education program. For the last 3 years she has taught at Kings Town School, a local Private School and is now working as a Supply Teacher with local Public Schools. 

Her work experience with children comes from many different avenues, such as Camp-Councilor, Tutor, Director and Teacher. She is very passionate about Arts Education and hopes to create teaching resources for Drama Teachers. Inquiry-based learning and creative expression are two main pillars in her teaching philosophy. All students can reach success and each student’s idea of success is unique.

Outside of teaching, Katherine enjoys playing volleyball, painting, hiking and spending time with her dog Pippin. She loves to sing, act and also plays Dungeons and Dragons every Sunday.

Erika Irwin

Erika is an Intermediate and Senior Qualified Teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers. Erika completed her Undergraduate Degree at Queen’s University in 2014 with a major in Biology and a minor in History. She completed her Bachelor of Education in 2019 through the Consecutive Education program at Queen’s University, specializing in Biology and History.

She greatly enjoyed her practicums working with students in grade 6 through 12, having the opportunity to work with at-risk students, students at various academic levels and working towards different goals.

Erika has been working in aquatics for 10 years, teaching swimming lessons as well as advanced courses to children aged 3 through 18. She has worked extensively in child and youth recreation, teaching outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, biking, orienteering and fire building.

She is looking forward to tutoring through the Boys and Girls Club, combining her love for staying active with education and academic success.

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