Our Fantastic Team

We have the most fantastic, caring and professional tutors!

 

Each tutor establishes a professional relationship as a tutor for APA. Tutors are selected based on their educational background, experience with children and their passion for teaching. They are also required to have a recent criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening.

Our tutors share in our philosophy of teaching to the individual and each tutor we hire is gifted in the art of individualizing instruction. Moreover, each shares our enthusiasm for inspiring a passion for learning and empowering students to discover their strengths and achieve results.

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Want to be part of our great team of tutors? Visit Our Careers page to find our about current opportunities. 

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Mary Printz

Advisor

Mary is a seasoned educator and educational consultant with three decades of experience.  She combines her expertise with a deep understanding of the learning process to provide help and direction to create meaningful educational experiences. She is dedicated to helping children cultivate their individuality, and achieve not only academic, but lifelong success in a loving and kind atmosphere.

 

With a passion to see students flourish in reading, writing and math, she and her team offered summer camps. APA began offering tutoring services which have been increasingly popular ever since.

 

Since 2015, APA has impacted preschool to adult students in providing remediation and enrichment. Mary has spoken in Canada, United States and India sharing her passion to help learners achieve their true potential.

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Jeff Printz

Director 

Jeff has been a Project Manager and Professional Engineer for 25 years and is a leader in mathematical instruction. He believes passionately in equipping students with real-world skills that will help them to excel both in and out of the classroom.

Jeff’s role at APA is diverse, spanning a wide range of ages and subjects. He spearheads APA’s math programming and is an experienced reading interventionist. Jeff trains teachers and students in applying brain-based learning strategies to dramatically increase understanding and academic performance. 

He has always had a love of teaching and sharing knowledge with others of all ages. Seeing a student’s confidence grow as they learn is what he finds most rewarding.

Some of Our Outstanding Tutors!

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"I have always loved learning and by tutoring, I get to pass on the knowledge I have."

Elizebeth 

~ Tutor - Adult Learning

Elizebeth started her career as a teacher in northern Alberta where she taught for 18 years, an experience that taught her a great deal about teaching, especially ESL students. This lead to taking on the role of Principal.   Over the years Elizebeth has taught Home Economics, English, Math, and Social Studies.  She has a love of Alberta history and writing and has written novel studies and fiction. She developed a love of writing in while attending Medicine Hat College. Elizebeth finished her Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge with a major in Social Studies and a minor in English, then  went to the University of Calgary where she earned a BA in History. She also completed her Masters of Education at the University of Calgary. 

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"After I retired, the one thing I realized was that I wasn't ready to retire from teaching. Being part of learning gives me such joy!"

Ruth 

~ Tutor - Adult Learning

Ruth graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan. She enjoyed classroom teaching for 35 years and only gave it up with her move to Medicine Hat in June of 2018. Though she has taught many subjects at many grade levels, her passions are Reading, Writing, Math, Music, and the challenge that technology presents. Outside of her tutoring adventures, she loves spending time with her husband, her three children, and her very large extended family. Together with them, she enjoys good food, good books, singing & playing music, watching favourite sports teams play, her pets and grand-pets, and an animated discussion on just about any topic.