Our Tutors

Our Tutors 2021-08-09T11:39:04-08:00

Our experienced and knowledgeable tutors are more than just math and science experts. They are relatable, approachable, fun to work with, and create a relaxed and engaging environment for our students. They love what they do, and our students love working with them! Come meet our tutors.

Christian Sealy-Harrington, Director

Christian has been tutoring and mentoring students of all ages for 15 years, and has always focused on creating a fun, relaxed and engaging environment for his students. Christian has spent much of his career trying to improve the student experience when it comes to math and science tutoring, with a focus on creating programs and services with the student experience in mind. That means creating programs and services that fit the way students want to learn, and allow students to access the support they need in a way that makes sense to them!

Christian completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at McGill University in Montreal, and his Master’s in Business Administration at UBC. When he is not working with students, he enjoys playing volleyball, golf, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

David Newbury, Centre Coordinator – Vancouver & Burnaby (Math, Physics, and Chemistry)

This is David’s third year as a math tutor and his second with Sealy tutoring. David has recently completed his Bachelor’s of Arts with a major in Mathematics and Minor in Economics from the University of British Columbia in Kelowna. He has a passion for both teaching and learning all things math.

When his is not tutoring he enjoys travelling, golfing, watching movies, and reading.

Preeya Bhattacherjee, Tutor (Math, and Biology)

Preeya is a Biology Major from UBC, and she has experience tutoring grade 8 to grade 11 level Math and Biology courses, as well as higher-level Biology courses. Currently, she is working as a research assistant at St. Pauls Hospital as well as a pharmacy assistant at London Drugs. In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball.

Aru Bhola, Tutor (Math, and Physics)

A second-year Engineering student at SFU, Aru enjoys reading and writing, apart from being a nerd. When she’s not making Math fun for her students, Aru also enjoys all sorts of puzzles (sudokus being her favourite). Aru is a total xenophile and a foodie, and has recently started learning how to bake and swim! Once she finishes her studies, Aru hopes to develop a smart home system with her degree.

Jaden Chong, Tutor (Math, Chemistry, and Biology)

Jaden has a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry from McGill University. He has several years of teaching experience, from teaching piano at community centres, to teaching STEM topics to full classrooms of all ages (with Science Alive at SFU), to private one-on-one tutoring. Jaden specializes in teaching all levels of Math, English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, including IB curriculum. In addition to sharing his expertise, Jaden also focuses on helping students to improve their work habits and study strategies. He always dedicates extra time before and after sessions to improve the quality of the sessions. Most importantly, Jaden strongly values the teacher-student relationship and will always try to make the tutoring session positive, comfortable, and supportive! In his spare time, he enjoys playing the electric bass, making things out of wood, hiking, and fervently petting his cat.

Meghan Dutot, Tutor (Math, Chemistry, and Physics)

This is Meghan’s fourth year as a tutor with Sealy Tutoring. Meghan has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science from UBC, both in mathematics, and has years of experience in math education as a tutor, lecturer, and teaching assistant. Even though Meghan thinks math is really fun, she recognizes that many students can find math frustrating and emotionally challenging. Her goals for tutoring sessions are to teach the concepts in a way that matches a student’s learning style and to create an environment which is positive but holds space for a range of emotions.

In her spare time, Meghan enjoys dancing, cooking vegetarian food (not a vegetarian), cats, and fuzzy socks.

Haily Gada, Tutor (Math, Chemistry, and Physics)

Haily is a Mining Engineering student at UBC, and is currently in the final year of her program. Haily has been tutoring high school students for over 2 years now, and her engineering background has given her a strong foundation in math and science in order to support her students.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, solving sudoku puzzles, and fun math problems.

Eugenia Khramtsova, Tutor (Math, Chemistry, and Biology)

This year will mark Eugenia’s sixth year tutoring high school Math, Chemistry, and Biology. Eugenia is currently in the process of attaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Artificial Cognitive Systems at UBC. In the future she is hoping to become a University Professor specialized in artificial intelligence.

When Eugenia isn’t studying or working, she enjoys participating in dance battles, analyzing poetry, and completing puzzles.

Jessica Lovnicki, Tutor (Math, Chemistry, Biology)

Jessica grew up in Ontario in a small town called Stoney Creek. She decided to attend the University of Guelph to obtain an Honors Bachelor of Science majoring in Bio-Medical Science. While at the University of Guelph, she participated in various clubs and organizations as an undergraduate researcher, Emergency Department Coordinator at the Guelph General Hospital, and Brain Waves Executive Coordinator for Parachute Canada. She was also given the opportunity to work as a Supported Learning Group leader, where she facilitated weekly three hour sessions that reviewed difficult course material with students, and demonstrated new approaches to difficult course concepts to promote effective study strategies. She prides herself in actively using the transferable skills she gained from this program to provide the best, unique, academic consulting she can for each of her students. Recently, Jessica completed her Master of Science Degree through the University of British Columbia, where she studied how treatment induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer can develop.

Jessica’s favourite subjects are chemistry and biology. When not in the laboratory conducting experiments or tutoring, Jessica enjoys going to the gym, watching soccer, and exploring new restaurants around Vancouver.

Braydan Pastucha, Tutor (Math, Chemistry, and Physics)

This is Braydan’s third year with Sealy tutoring and enjoys the fun environment that it provides both students and tutors. Braydan strives to boost the confidence of his students and give them the skills necessary to succeed. His Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia focused on applying math, chemistry, and physics principles to current issues in industry and the environment.

When he’s not tutoring, Braydan enjoys hiking, watching movies, playing piano, and board games with friends.

Devon Philpott, Tutor (Math)

This is Devon’s first year with Sealy Tutoring, and her third year as a math tutor. She is in her last year of completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Devon is dedicated to helping students understand their homework problems and be successful in their classes.

When she is not helping students, Devon likes to read, exercise, horseback ride, and spend time with friends and family.

Daniel Schepisi, Tutor (Math, and Physics)

Daniel has had an affinity for mathematics and science from a young age, always being drawn toward mind and logic puzzles. Throughout school, his love of teaching began as he always loved helping his peers tackle the newly taught content. Awarded the Mathematics Prize at Melbourne Grammar School and being accepted into the University of Melbourne on the Dean’s Honour List, Daniel continued to teach high school Math and Science whilst completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Math and Physics Major) and a Diploma in French. Following that Daniel was accepted on to the teaching staff at the University of Melbourne in 2011 whilst completing his Master’s Degree in Science (Math and Physics). During his Master’s he was awarded the National Science Scholarship and a summer research scholarship (Science Mastership). Daniel has continued to teach secondary and tertiary mathematics ever since and his love of it is undying. 

Bryan Xu, Tutor (Chemistry, Biology, and Math)

Bryan is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He has had several years of experience teaching and working with high school students academically and through extra-curricular activities.

In his free time, Bryan enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking photos, or playing the piano and the guitar.