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Our tutors and staff in Markham consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Markham know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores. We selectively choose tutors who know local curriculum and can link Sylvan lessons to what’s being taught in school.

Get to know our tutors and staff in Markham!


Purvi Kotadia

Center Director

Purvi is a Center Director and Franchisee Owner at Sylvan of Markham.  As an Early Childhood Educator, Purvi has extensive experience working with children and believes in Lev Vygotsky’s theory of helping children understand their maximum potential to bring out the best in them.  Because of her passion of working with children, she chose a career in tutoring.  Besides her diploma in ECE, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Major in Chemistry) . When Purvi isn’t at Sylvan, she loves spending time with her family, going on long walks, bird watching, or camping.


Veda Aziz

K-10 Teacher

Veda is completing a double major in Criminology, and Politics and Governance with a minor in Philosophy at Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly named Ryerson University. She enjoys working with students to achieve their academic goals and aspirations. Veda strives to create a safe and supportive learning environment where she can foster positive attitudes towards learning and increase student engagement. She has tutored students at different levels of education from elementary school to university in various subjects, such as English, Mathematics, French, and Social Sciences. Veda enjoys playing volleyball, reading, and traveling during her free time.


Andrew Tang

K-10 Teacher

 Andrew became a teacher because he has so many great teachers in his life that inspired him. He wishes to be the same as the teachers who inspired him. He started his teaching career in South Korea as an English teacher for 4 and a half years. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in child studies and Education to become a Certified Teacher in Ontario.


Rukana Ragutharan

K-12 Teacher (Online)

Rukana is currently in her third year at Queen’s University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences. Rukana has been tutoring for more than 5 years in various subjects such as Math and Science. She enjoys working with children and finding different ways to help them understand the topics they are taught in school. Overall, she aims to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children to learn.


Farah Aziz

Sylvan Teacher (K-12)

Farah obtained Bachelor of Science (Honours) from TMU, formerly named Ryerson University, in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology. For the past 7 years, she has tutored students of various backgrounds and education levels from elementary to post-secondary school in different subjects, including Maths, English, French, and Sciences. Farah is passionate about helping students succeed in their educational careers and making learning more enjoyable by customizing the lessons to suit the student’s learning styles. During her leisure time, Farah enjoys traveling, volunteering, and reading.

Arun Ramasamy

K-12 and SAT (Online)

Arun is currently studying Medicine at Windsor University School of Medicine. He has been tutoring for over 8 years in a variety of subjects. He loves working with children of all ages and strives to help them reach their potential.  Arun will freely initiate conversations with students and parents and therefore can best find out his students’ needs. During his spare time, Arun loves to read and travel.

Jawairiya Mir

K-11 Teacher (Online)

Jawairiya is currently in her first year at Ryerson University pursuing a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. She completed her undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Biochemistry. Jawairiya has been tutoring for over 6 years in various subjects. She loves working with kids of all ages and her favorite part about tutoring is being able to help students succeed and see their smiles when they surpass their own goals. She strives to ensure that students understand concepts and aims to make studying more enjoyable. Jawairiya is an outgoing and friendly individual who loves to interact with parents and students. In her spare time, Jawairiya enjoys traveling and baking.

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