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About Us

Outstanding International Education Group (OIEG) has more than 25 years of educational experience in Asia, investing in and operating projects that include Outstanding English Language School, Outstanding American Early Learning Center, Outstanding American Preschool, Outstanding International Corporation Department, Outstanding Educational Software (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., Icloud City Education Technology Co., Ltd. 

OIEG aims to promote language training and preschool education. It develops children’s training system, adult education system, e-learning education system, education research & development system, overseas study consulting system, international cooperation system and other development platforms. It is an education corporation that involves education training, educational research and development, publications, online teaching, educational software development. Currently, OIEG continues to cooperate globally with a newly established boarding private school in Toronto, which provides a series of high-quality oversea study, language, education resources and other services for thousands of students and education institutions no matter at home or abroad.

Outstanding International Academy (BSID : 883495) has a professional team of teachers that is composed of local teachers with Canadian teacher qualifications and abundant teaching experience. In addition, academic guidance team and career coaching team who are familiar with the characteristics of Chinese students, support students’ schoolwork and career development. After graduation, OIA students will receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) that is globally recognized by world-class universities and students may enjoy advantages as local students in Canada.

Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents and Students,

As Summer 2022 turns to Fall, it is with pleasure that I welcome you to the OIA family.

OIA is now in the process of expanding our onsite campus to welcome you and your family to our Thornhill campus. With COVID restrictions dropping worldwide, more and more students are seeking to return to onsite learning. At OIA, we are currently expanding our onsite campus at 7191 Yonge Street. The community of Thornhill, Ontario, where OIA is located, is a bustling, active and embracing city of people and businesses, families and cultural events that will embrace you as well! Shops at Yonge are right across the street, with condominiums, residences, businesses and food courts steps away from the school. Do you want to immerse yourself in the culture and language of Ontario, Canada? OIA is the place for you. 

Our OIA teachers and educational staff are committed to your academic success, today and for your future. Today’s student is tomorrow’s successful, responsible adult, an accomplishment secured by a strong education. At OIA, we take great stock in helping you, the student, establish the foundations, in roads and pathways to your successful academic future. 

Caring and dedicated, we set high standards for you, our students, and provide the support systems and processes for student achievement of these. We focus on your learning in ways that develop it academically and prepare you practically for future accomplishments. 

Our teachers are either OCT certified or have the equivalent status from another province or an international country abroad. They are specialists in their fields and have your, the students’, best interests educationally at heart. On any given day, they can be found motivating, encouraging and teaching our students to be the best they can be. 

All OIA courses are developed and taught following the Ministry of Education’s Ontario curriculum expectations. OIA is inspected and approved by the Ministry of Education and we are a credit granting secondary school. We develop strong English language foundations for your better learning by emphasizing the essential communication skills required for success at the secondary school level and within post secondary education. 

I encourage you to explore the options available to you academically through OIA. Our purpose is twinned to yours, your development of root deep communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills that sustain you in post-secondary ventures you undertake, and through the life you build for yourself thereafter. 

On behalf of myself, our teachers and educational staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the OIA family. 

Bessie Moros, Principal 

bessie@outstandingedu.com 

Outstanding International Academy

BESSIE MOROS

Principal

Bessie Moros has 21 years of teaching and Principal experience in Ontario. She has taught English in both public and private school settings and she has developed a keen and honed understanding for the unique needs of and problems facing international students studying in Ontario schools. Be it tackling homesickness, dealing with trying to understand a second language deeply enough to excel at Ontario high school courses, or developing a career plan for their future - international students undertake a challenge linguistically, academically and emotionally in studying courses in Ontario schools. To this end, Bessie had developed the skills, tools and strategies that help smoothen the way for international students in these contexts. Bessie has extensive and honed experience as course and curriculum developer and decades of experience in guiding, leading and inspiring secondary schools, teachers, educational staff and students. Her unique brand of friendly professionalism inspires teachers, staff and students to be the best they can be. She can daily be found encouraging and motivating her staff and students. Principal and school leadership, Bessie is a team player. She would not ask of her teachers, her staff and her students what she would not commit to herself, and it is this respect she offers each person she comes into contact with that helps to guide and nurture them into their personal, academic and organizational successes.

KITTY ZHOU

Vice Principal

Kitty Zhou is currently a Vice principal at Outstanding International Academy. She is a graduate from Beijing University of Chemical Technology with a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, Kitty immigrated to Canada. From 2004 to 2017, she worked in Canada's largest private boarding school, responsible for marketing and student management. Kitty has served as a course consultant, a career counsellor, and a vice principal. Kitty has rich experience in student management, teaching management and international education management. As an expert in Studying Abroad Planning and counselling for future studies, she has considerable understanding of Canadian life and the Canadian education system to successfully guide international students' and parents' through the application and course selection process. She has helped thousands of students successfully enter prestigious Canadian universities and has won parents' and scholars' trust. Kitty has helped countless families resolve educational issues when applying to Canada and she always exceeds parents' and students' expectations.

BESSIE MOROS

Principal

Bessie Moros has 21 years of teaching and Principal experience in Ontario. She has taught English in both public and private school settings and she has developed a keen and honed understanding for the unique needs of and problems facing international students studying in Ontario schools. Be it tackling homesickness, dealing with trying to understand a second language deeply enough to excel at Ontario high school courses, or developing a career plan for their future - international students undertake a challenge linguistically, academically and emotionally in studying courses in Ontario schools. To this end, Bessie had developed the skills, tools and strategies that help smoothen the way for international students in these contexts.

Bessie has extensive and honed experience as course and curriculum developer and decades of experience in guiding, leading and inspiring secondary schools, teachers, educational staff and students. Her unique brand of friendly professionalism inspires teachers, staff and students to be the best they can be. She can daily be found encouraging and motivating her staff and students. Principal and school leadership, Bessie is a team player. She would not ask of her teachers, her staff and her students what she would not commit to herself, and it is this respect she offers each person she comes into contact with that helps to guide and nurture them into their personal, academic and organizational successes.


Kitty ZHOU

Vice Principal

Kitty Zhou is currently a Vice principal at Outstanding International Academy. She is a graduate from Beijing University of Chemical Technology with a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, Kitty immigrated to Canada.  From 2004 to 2017, she worked in Canada's largest private boarding school, responsible for marketing and student management. Kitty has served as a course consultant, a career counsellor, and a vice principal. Kitty has rich experience in student management, teaching management and international education management. As an expert in Studying Abroad Planning and counselling for future studies, she has  considerable understanding of Canadian life and  the Canadian education system to successfully guide international students' and parents' through the application and course selection process. She has helped thousands of students successfully enter prestigious Canadian universities and has won parents' and scholars' trust. Kitty has helped countless families resolve educational issues when applying to Canada and she always exceeds parents' and students' expectations. 

TYLER FLYNN

Mathematics / Science Teacher

Tyler is an OCT-certified math and science educator, holding a B.Ed and B.Sc from Queen’s University. Tyler has a strong passion for investigation-based learning, and has developed and delivered hundreds of hours of customized curriculum for domestic and international students. Tyler draws on his varied teaching experiences (including tennis, piano, guitar, and English) to quickly build a professional and friendly rapport with a wide variety of students. Through investigative and student-led learning, Tyler fosters a sense of independence, excitement, and curiosity in students and provides new perspectives on the Ontario curriculum.

ANAMARIA VISOIU

English/ ESL Teacher

Ana Maria's extensive experience working overseas in education has prepared her for the unique challenges facing international students. After finishing her studies as an English-Italian translator ,she decided to pursue a career in teaching and this is how she received the opportunity of teaching in Wuhan ,China for almost a perioad of 3 years. During this time she taught ESL and General English courses to young learners and students aged 5 to 12 years old in various training schools and kindergatens . Furthermore,afterwards she continued her teaching career by developing and implementing curriculum for Highschool students and adult learners in Turkey. There she taught General English and especialized as an IELTS instructor for almost 3 years. She is also TESOL certified and TEFL certified! Since coming to Canada,Ana Maria specialized in teaching OSSD ,highschool credit courses and also ESL courses and us truly interested in her students well being and future academic success! With almost 10 years of teaching experience, Ana Maria is a very dedicated teacher with great skills in teaching and curriculum development!

Tyler Flynn

Mathematics / Science Teacher

Tyler is an OCT-certified math and science educator, holding a B.Ed and B.Sc from Queen’s University. Tyler has a strong passion for investigation-based learning, and has developed and delivered hundreds of hours of customized curriculum for domestic and international students. Tyler draws on his varied teaching experiences (including tennis, piano, guitar, and English) to quickly build a professional and friendly rapport with a wide variety of students. Through investigative and student-led learning, Tyler fosters a sense of independence, excitement, and curiosity in students and provides new perspectives on the Ontario curriculum.  

Anamaria Visoiu

English/ ESL Teacher

Ana Maria's extensive experience working overseas in education has prepared her for the unique challenges facing international students. After finishing her studies as an English-Italian translator ,she decided to pursue a career in teaching and this is how she received the opportunity of teaching in Wuhan ,China for almost a perioad of 3 years. During this time she taught ESL and General English courses to young learners and students aged 5 to 12 years old in various training schools and kindergatens . Furthermore,afterwards she continued her teaching career by developing and implementing curriculum for Highschool students and adult learners in Turkey. There she taught General English and especialized as an IELTS instructor for almost 3 years. She is also TESOL certified and TEFL certified! Since coming to Canada,Ana Maria specialized in teaching OSSD ,highschool credit courses and also ESL courses and us truly interested in her students well being and future academic success! With almost 10 years of teaching experience, Ana Maria is a very dedicated teacher with great skills in teaching and curriculum development!

Julia Austin

Mathematics / Science Teacher

Julia is a recent University of Toronto graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, with a double minor in Music Culture and History along with Anthropology. Her love for teaching and education started with teaching horseback riding lessons at a summer camp. From there, Julia partnered her desire to educate with her passion for math, and she began to offer tutoring services to high school students, both in person and online over a variety of platforms. Throughout those experiences she determined that a career in education would be most suited for her. Julia strive to create a welcoming environment which allows student engagement and a desire for education in and outside the classroom. In her spare time you can find her at the farm, spending time with her horse! She’s always welcome student from all over the world to Canada to learn and gain.

Samuel Macphee

Business / IELTS Teacher

“Hailing from the small seaside town of St. Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada, Sam moved to the town of Sackville, New Brunswick in 2017 to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Mount Allison University. In 2021, after completing his BA Honours in History with a Minor in Philosophy, Sam decided that he was finally fed up with small towns. In 2021, he moved to Toronto, the largest city in Canada, to undertake the MA program offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. After his MA, Sam decided that he wanted to help younger students to develop their own academic abilities, especially their skills in communication and historical thinking, and so he found employment as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. Later, inspired by its mission of providing a first-rate international education, Sam joined Outstanding International Academy (Thornhill) in order to further his goal of becoming a university professor by preparing students all over the world for their own university experiences. Sam loves to bike and explore the city. He teaches courses in English, ESL, and the Social Sciences.” 

Julia Austin

Mathematics / Science Teacher

Julia is a recent University of Toronto graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, with a double minor in Music Culture and History along with Anthropology. Her love for teaching and education started with teaching horseback riding lessons at a summer camp. From there, Julia partnered her desire to educate with her passion for math, and she began to offer tutoring services to high school students, both in person and online over a variety of platforms. Throughout those experiences she determined that a career in education would be most suited for her. Julia strive to create a welcoming environment which allows student engagement and a desire for education in and outside the classroom. In her spare time you can find her at the farm, spending time with her horse! She’s always welcome student from all over the world to Canada to learn and gain.  

Samuel Macphee

Business / IELTS Teacher

“Hailing from the small seaside town of St. Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada, Sam moved to the town of Sackville, New Brunswick in 2017 to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Mount Allison University. In 2021, after completing his BA Honours in History with a Minor in Philosophy, Sam decided that he was finally fed up with small towns. In 2021, he moved to Toronto, the largest city in Canada, to undertake the MA program offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. After his MA, Sam decided that he wanted to help younger students to develop their own academic abilities, especially their skills in communication and historical thinking, and so he found employment as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. Later, inspired by its mission of providing a first-rate international education, Sam joined Outstanding International Academy (Thornhill) in order to further his goal of becoming a university professor by preparing students all over the world for their own university experiences. Sam loves to bike and explore the city. He teaches courses in English, ESL, and the Social Sciences.” 

Ryan McAllister

Math / Science Teacher

Ryan McAllister graduated from Ryerson University with an Applied Mathematics degree and a minor in Physics. He has been teaching at an after school program for two years and tutoring Math and Physics from the elementary level up to the university level for 5 years. Ryan believes that everyone is good at math, but they just don't know it yet. Helping others learn and understand these subjects is his passion. You could also find him playing shortstop with his softball team, or doing a woodworking project on the weekends. Feel free to ask him any questions you might have, or if you just want to chat about some cool Math or Physics topics you find interesting.

Jessica Tomasone

Business English, Social Sciences Teacher

Receiving her BFA in Performance Arts Dance from Ryerson University, Toronto, Jessica has been training and performing in many styles of dance since the age of 4. Shortly after getting her degree, Jessica trained and performed with Toronto’s Afro/Brazilian and samba based dance company, The Dance Migration, founded by Adrianna Yanuziello. Getting back to her jazz and contemporary roots, Jessica had the opportunity to perform the dancework “Pulse” in Montreal’s Fringe Festival summer 2013 with company Jasmyn Fyffe Dance, and travelled again with the cast to Brooklyn New York, November 2013. With an appetite to learn about social welfare and mental health,  Jessica also enjoys occupying her time with children and being part of Princess Parties Plus, as a Disney hostess and entertainer, leading themed birthday parties. Continuing with online educational teaching, Ms. Tomasone is thrilled to be a new member of the renowned Outstanding International Academy (Thornhill), teaching Business English, Social Sciences and Arts courses.

Ryan McAllister

Math / Science Teacher

Ryan McAllister graduated from Ryerson University with an Applied Mathematics degree and a minor in Physics. He has been teaching at an after school program for two years and tutoring Math and Physics from the elementary level up to the university level for 5 years. Ryan believes that everyone is good at math, but they just don't know it yet. Helping others learn and understand these subjects is his passion. You could also find him playing shortstop with his softball team, or doing a woodworking project on the weekends. Feel free to ask him any questions you might have, or if you just want to chat about some cool Math or Physics topics you find interesting.

Jessica Tomasone

Business English, Social Sciences Teacher

Receiving her BFA in Performance Arts Dance from Ryerson University, Toronto, Jessica has been training and performing in many styles of dance since the age of 4. Shortly after getting her degree, Jessica trained and performed with Toronto’s Afro/Brazilian and samba based dance company, The Dance Migration, founded by Adrianna Yanuziello. Getting back to her jazz and contemporary roots, Jessica had the opportunity to perform the dancework “Pulse” in Montreal’s Fringe Festival summer 2013 with company Jasmyn Fyffe Dance, and travelled again with the cast to Brooklyn New York, November 2013. With an appetite to learn about social welfare and mental health, Jessica also enjoys occupying her time with children and being part of Princess Parties Plus, as a Disney hostess and entertainer, leading themed birthday parties. Continuing with online educational teaching, Ms. Tomasone is thrilled to be a new member of the renowned Outstanding International Academy (Thornhill), teaching Business English, Social Sciences and Arts courses. 

Justin Riley

English Teacher

Justin´s journey through education has taken him to many destinations around the world. Starting life in South Africa and moving to Canada at the age of 10, he moved from one end of the earth to the other. He understands the feeling of being transplanted. It was interesting and informative seeing and experiencing and living amongst different cultures and different peoples. With itchy feet after graduating from University of Waterloo, he journeyed off to Asia, where he lived, travelled in and worked throughout the continent for close to a decade. Teaching students in Taiwan opened Justin up to Daoism and Buddhism. The warmth of the people and the delicious food Justin will carry with him throughout his life. Once back in Toronto, Justin focused his attention on teaching in international and private high schools, while pursuing his Master's degree in Adolescent Education. Justin is an avid fan of baseball and hockey, the outdoors and he loves the beach! His aim as a teacher is to help students develop a love of learning that takes them places in their minds and in their lives for the rest of their lives. His teaching is student centric, and his current role at OIA is within the English Department where he is developing the future writers of the world!

Minzi Zhang

English Teacher

Minzi’s academic experience studying overseas in education has prepared her for being a bilingual teacher in an international field. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education in Germany, Minzi moved to Toronto and pursued her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. As a dedicated learner, Minzi will work on a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto. During the undergraduate and graduate study, Minzi has learned techniques of curriculum design and evaluation, and obtained excellent research paper writing skills. Minzi has excellent knowledge of and skills in educational leadership and policy, K-12 education, research techniques, data gathering and analysis. Minzi believes creating in-depth teaching and learning environment is the key to success in secondary school education and in preparing students for advanced study at the university level. As an online curriculum developer in Outstanding International Academy, Minzi focuses on students’ learning needs and is devoted to improve students’ abilities in reading and writing. She is strongly committed to supporting students who have English as the second or third language in their goal of an Ontario secondary education.

Justin Riley

English Teacher

Justin´s journey through education has taken him to many destinations around the world. Starting life in South Africa and moving to Canada at the age of 10, he moved from one end of the earth to the other. He understands the feeling of being transplanted. It was interesting and informative seeing and experiencing and living amongst different cultures and different peoples. With itchy feet after graduating from University of Waterloo, he journeyed off to Asia, where he lived, travelled in and worked throughout the continent for close to a decade. Teaching students in Taiwan opened Justin up to Daoism and Buddhism. The warmth of the people and the delicious food Justin will carry with him throughout his life. Once back in Toronto, Justin focused his attention on teaching in international and private high schools, while pursuing his Master's degree in Adolescent Education. Justin is an avid fan of baseball and hockey, the outdoors and he loves the beach! His aim as a teacher is to help students develop a love of learning that takes them places in their minds and in their lives for the rest of their lives. His teaching is student centric, and his current role at OIA is within the English Department where he is developing the future writers of the world!

Minzi Zhang

OSSD Coordinator

Minzi’s academic experience studying overseas in education has prepared her for being a bilingual teacher in an international field. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education in Germany, Minzi moved to Toronto and pursued her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. As a dedicated learner, Minzi will work on a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto. During the undergraduate and graduate study, Minzi has learned techniques of curriculum design and evaluation, and obtained excellent research paper writing skills. Minzi has excellent knowledge of and skills in educational leadership and policy, K-12 education, research techniques, data gathering and analysis. Minzi believes creating in-depth teaching and learning environment is the key to success in secondary school education and in preparing students for advanced study at the university level. As an online curriculum developer in Outstanding International Academy, Minzi focuses on students’ learning needs and is devoted to improve students’ abilities in reading and writing. She is strongly committed to supporting students who have English as the second or third language in their goal of an Ontario secondary education. 

Ham Zeng

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Ham has been working in Education profession since 2005. His teaching and educational management experience is gained both in China and Canada, so in his class there is a flexible development endeavoring to bridge the differences between the two systems. Students usually find his teaching approach easy to follow because of his student-centered teaching methodologies, combined with a well-constructed course syllabus based on his years of experience. Ham graduated from UCL Institute of Education, which is a globally top institution of education. He also acquired his TESOL certificate in Canada, along with the CELPIP Instructor Cerfiticate, and TESOL Trainer Certificate at American TESOL Institute. Throughout his years of work in educational entities, among which are private international schools, public schools, and private language training centers, he has been dedicated to teaching students K-12 English, standard language tests (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL), SAT, GRE, public speaking (Original Oratory) and debate (Public Forum) in English.

Ham Zeng

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Ham has been working in Education profession since 2005. His teaching and educational management experience is gained both in China and Canada, so in his class there is a flexible development endeavoring to bridge the differences between the two systems. Students usually find his teaching approach easy to follow because of his student-centered teaching methodologies, combined with a well-constructed course syllabus based on his years of experience. Ham graduated from UCL Institute of Education, which is a globally top institution of education. He also acquired his TESOL certificate in Canada, along with the CELPIP Instructor Cerfiticate, and TESOL Trainer Certificate at American TESOL Institute. Throughout his years of work in educational entities, among which are private international schools, public schools, and private language training centers, he has been dedicated to teaching students K-12 English, standard language tests (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL), SAT, GRE, public speaking (Original Oratory) and debate (Public Forum) in English.

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