Justine Munich is the founder of Piece of Cake Tutoring, with over 15 years of experience helping students achieve their full potential. Her unique background as a woman in STEM helps her understand the challenges of facing an academic system that feels like it’s out to get you.
Justine’s activist roots fuel her passion for bridging the gap for students most disadvantaged by the education system. She believes that our education system is fundamentally flawed in the way it’s built around rewarding people who are good test-takers and good assignment-doers rather than people who actually know the material. She wants to help students achieve their full potential without being held back by neurodivergence, disability, gender, or anything else.
She had the opportunity to work with many autistic and disabled students through Simon Fraser University and Academics First. During this time, she built her unique system blending traditional material-focused tutoring with some skill-building, learning coaching, and academic strategy. By first working to remove some of the roadblocks stopping her students from being able to thrive in an environment designed for non-disabled students, she was able to unlock their full potential. From there, the material was easy!
This led to Piece of Cake Tutoring being born. Here, you will find much more than just tutoring. Instead of just throwing study guides at you or trying to help you cram more material that you’re just going to forget the next day, the team here at Piece of Cake Tutoring is focused on helping you build the skills you need to succeed in school long-term, as well as in life in general.
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Justine has been a math and physics tutor for over 15 years, serving students from various backgrounds including engineering, finance, science, and more. She has extensive experience working with disabled students, adapting to their unique learning needs and helping them get the support they need. She has received her Certificate for University Teaching and Learning in an effort to learn how to properly teach difficult concepts so that students can obtain an underlying understanding of the problems they are trying to solve, and not just the practical explanation for that one problem.
Justine has been described by students as friendly, approachable, and non-judgemental. She creates a safe space where students can learn and grow without shame or fear. Justine holds the firm belief that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Any question and a desire to learn something new is respected here, as it takes a lot of courage to admit that you don’t know or understand something.