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Yona A.

CAD $30/hr

*Currently Accepting New Students!* Friendly and Passionate English/Creative Writing/ESL Tutor with 8+ Years in Creative Writing.

10 hours

Intense Essay Writing Workshop

Having trouble with your next essay? Well, this is the perfect package for you! Intense workshop on critical analysis of text and essay development!

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10 hours

Intense Creative Writing Workshop - Fiction

Intense workshop focusing on the in-depth skills of writing fictional text! Aimed to help explore your creative interest from character to plot building!

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5 hours

Basic English/ESL

Focused on developing grammar, improving reading fluency, and expanding your vocabulary! Can be requested to teach in Mandarin or Japanese!

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10 hours

AP Exam Prep

Having trouble figuring out how to prepare for your AP Lit Exam? Well, you've come to the right place for help! Step by step teaching on how to exam prep!

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Tutor Information


Hello! I'm Yona, and I'm a University of Toronto student specializing in English/Creative Writing/Education! I have always loved teaching English to others by using the most fun and engaging methods. I was an AP English student in high school and am familiar with writing expectations for formal and close-reading analysis essays. I also have over 8 years of experience in creative writing and self-web publishing. When I teach, I love providing my students with feedback on their work and watching them absorb and improve the next time. I have experience teaching writers from various age groups, cultural backgrounds, writing styles, interests, and skills over the past 4 years. I have also interned at various Japanese high schools and kindergartens as an English teacher, so I have experience teaching English as a second language as well. I strongly believe that there is no right or wrong in writing. It is all about how you explore and express your creativity and ideas. I am simply here to guide you through the technical details to help you better express such ideas and grow as the individual writer you aspire to be! If you feel that we'll be a good fit, please feel free to message me! I look forward to our time together and working with you! :)


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


English, Chinese, Japanese




Middle School
High School


Waseda University

2023 - 2023
Bachelor of Arts, School of Communication and Media Studies
I am doing a semester study abroad in Tokyo, Japan from April 2023 to August 2023.

University of Toronto

2020 - 2024
Bachelor of Arts, English/Creative Writing/Education
University of Toronto Undergraduate student majoring in English and double minoring in Creative Expression and Society and Education and Society. Also taking Japanese language course and fluent in English, Mandarin, and Japanese.

Work Experience

United Planet

January 2023 - March 2023
Intern English Teacher
This was a 2-month internship contract which I did an unpaid internship position in Japan as a kindergarten and high school English teacher

Innis College Principal's Office

September 2022 - April 2023
Alumni Communications Assistant
A work-study contract position with Innis College, University of Toronto where I was responsible for facilitating alumni events and create summary video and visuals for the office.

Innis College — University of Toronto

May 2022 - September 2022
Innis College Orientation Executive — Insider Liaison
Contracted position for the 2022-2023 Innis Orientation Executive team. I was the HR person for 50 people and had to personally train, assign roles, and manage a team of 40 student leaders and prepare them for orientation.

SuperV Education

December 2021 - present
English Writing Tutor
English Writing Tutor for a private tutor school located in Ontario. I tutor students ranging from grade 3 to grade 9. Currently, I am teaching 2 group lessons, ranging from grades 7-9.

Weyburn Comprehensive School

December 2018 - June 2020
Volunteer Tutor
Volunteer English tutor at a local high school volunteer program. Taught grades 7-12 student English essay and creative writing.


Excellent tutor

She's really nice and she has a lot of patience teaching my son. I'm looking forward to see progress on my son's reading. Thanks Ms. Yona!
By: Kristel

Very good!

Very kind and friendly, has good tips and resources for writing, and generally very helpful
By: Sunny

English Writing Gr.9-10

Ms. Yona's teaching style is very engaging, and she delivers interesting lessons! I've learned a lot about essay writing from her, and I'd highly recommend her!
By: Tracy