Kimberly brings to AIM a passion for student success, and deep love for Math. She enjoys sharing this love with students, helping them to grow in confidence and improve their skill set while developing a deeper appreciation for the subject. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Sciences (Honours) before going on to earn a Masters in Pure Mathematics, with distinction. Her passion for math and teaching has driven her pursuits, and she currently serves as an Adjunct Tutor at UWI. Subsequent to graduation, she continued lecturing Pure Mathematics and Actuarial Courses within the university, while pursuing actuarial accreditation and has achieved 3 of 5 professional exams to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Kimberly is also a Resident Advisor at the Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall where she plays the role of cheerleading coach, choreographer, and tutors students in her spare time. She has a deep love for art and music, and hopes to pursue a PhD in Financial Mathematics.
Alex graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and a concentration in International Studies. A former Campion College student, Alex works with AIMers to develop their critical reading and writing skills in order to optimize their performance on the SAT Reasoning Test. Having deeply enjoyed his time at Lawrence, he is passionate about helping students of AIM Educational Services access life-changing learning opportunities and delve into the US campus experience. In his spare time, he enjoys writing non-fiction essays, reading and practicing Mixed Martial Arts.
Ricardo is a proud Wolmerian who completed his undergraduate studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2012 with a BS in Actuarial Mathematics and minors in Economics, Management and Spanish. His experiences working in college admissions and career services allowed him to hone his skills working with students to clarify their skill-sets and career objectives. Working in the financial services and non-profit industries has allowed Ricardo to use his technical knowledge in a meaningful way by helping businesses to set and achieve focused objectives. Ricardo is passionate about helping students set meaningful goals and provide them the tools they need to be successful. To that end – Ricardo tutors AIM students in the areas of SAT Math, Writing, and Critical Reading and provides guidance on career and personal development.
Jovan leverages an eclectic academic, corporate and entrepreneurial background to bring to AIM a unique approach to Math and English tutoring. He completed a double major in Chemistry and Government at Wesleyan University before earning a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Yale University. Upon returning to Jamaica he worked for several years as a Corporate Banking Manager before leaving to start a consultancy in the growing Mobile Technology space. Throughout these varied pursuits, Jovan has demonstrated a consistent level of dedication to tutoring and mentorship. He tutored eight highly quantitative classes at Wesleyan and Yale Universities and has also mentored local youths in corporate and community service environments. A man of many interests, his main hobbies currently include calisthenics and offroading.
Embodying her personal mantra “Be the change you wish to see in this world.” Sharryl strives to positively shape the lives of those around her through education. As an accomplished graduate of The University of the West Indies earning a Bachelor of Science in Experimental Biology (First Class Honours), her in-depth knowledge allows her students to have an enriched learning experience. Knowing well that her subject area can easily be seen as a collection of random, unrelated facts by students, Sharryl creates an atmosphere where students can construct their own sensible “story”. With a complement of differentiated learning strategies, dedication and patience she aims to enhance her student’s performance in the SAT II Biology.Sharryl hopes to remind you that dreams are just ideas, until the first step is taken to make them happen, and urges to get started! Her passion for humanitarianism is expressed in her involvement in multiple advocacy ventures and volunteerism.Sharryl is currently a part-time teacher at St. Andrew High School for Girls, preparing students for the CSEC and CAPE Biology examinations.
Shylane Laing has been teaching Biology, Chemistry and Integrated Science for the past 8 years. She graduated from Mico University College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education, and is also certified by The University of the West Indies Mona as a Teacher Mentor.Shylane is passionate about science and learning, and tries to impart this attitude to her students. She strives to prepare, and execute, exciting and valuable lessons that meet the needs of each of her students. As a mentor, she also seeks to facilitate an environment where students are motivated, and confident. One of her favorite quotes is “The longest journey begins with the first step”. She’d be happy to begin a fruitful and exciting educational journey with you.
Joan has been creating student breakthroughs for over 20 years. An Immaculate old girl, Joan spent 15 years in the insurance industry in Jamaica and the United States before uncovering her passion for teaching. She hasn’t looked back since. For over a decade she conducted her own GSAT preparation programme guided by her primary objective of building student confidence in facing mathematical challenges. Joan is also a Math consultant at the primary (elementary) school level, monitoring the execution of Lesson Plans which she herself develops. She holds a BSc Math Degree from the University of the West Indies. Joan also maintains an interest in languages and the performing arts, and in her quest to propel her personal spiritual growth, Bible study sessions are a constant feature of her life. Her spare time, when she can find some, is devoted to Kalooki, crossword puzzles and keeping in touch with her three children.
Ingrid McLaren holds a PhD in Education Psychology and is currently a Lecturer in the English Language Section, of the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona. Her research interests include curriculum reform and the prediction of academic success in higher education. She enjoys interacting with students at all levels and gains fulfillment watching them grow in confidence as they enhance their communication skills. She frequently uses the quotes of Albert Einstein, one of her most influential role models, to guide both graduate and undergraduate students. Two of the most frequently imparted ones are: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”, and “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character”.
Currently a third year Actuarial Science major at the UWI, Oneka Taylor believes ‘education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world’. Her passion for excelling and seeing others excel has influenced her extra-curricular activities which sees her venturing into areas such as the UWI Actuarial Society (UWIAS) of which she is an active member, member of the charity organizations Operation Help the People (OHTP) and Operation Save a Youth (OSAY). Positively impacting minds by imparting knowledge that will yield lifelong benefits to others, is what fuels her to teach. A lover of Mathematics and the Sciences, she sees this as her way of unearthing hidden talents and showing persons that they are individuals with limitless potentials. Her lecturer, also a past AIM tutor recommended her for the job and after acing the entry exam she was awarded the opportunity to be a part of such a remarkable institution. This gave her the opportunity to share her experiences with others at AIM Educational Services (through teaching), while symbiotically being educated and informed by their experiences.