About Wells Academy


Over the past few years, our co-founders, Dr. Joy Zhao and Ms. Jenny Zeng, have been asked numerous times by education ministry officers, student parents, and friends why they wanted to create and expand Wells Academy, which requires much more hard work than simply working as teacher. The short answer is that they both have the passion for education, and they want to make a difference. The establishment of Wells Academy was inspired by their expertise in the field of education and their extensive teaching experiences over the last two decades in China and in Canada. As a matter of fact, Joy obtained her Ph.D. in Second Language Education from the University of Toronto; Jenny is an Ontario certified Math and Computer Science teacher.

Wells Academy was initially built on Joy and Jenny's professional knowledge and teaching experiences. At Wells Academy we believe that education is not just about teaching subject knowledge, it is more about recognizing every student’s unique linguistic and cultural background, personal interest and ability. It is about supporting students to achieve academic excellence in elementary and secondary school education and grow to become responsible, caring, and contributing members of the society.

​When we started our first course in Public Speaking at our campus in Markham on June 10, 2017, there were about 10 students. Today, we have students from across Canada, from the US, from China- and even from Australia- enrolled in our Public Speaking, English Writing, English Literature, French, Math, Science and Coding and Game Design programs. In addition to elementary education, Wells Academy has the authority to offer Ontario high school courses and issue Ontario Secondary School Diploma to students who have completed all the requirements. Currently, during the pandemic, we have expanded our elementary and secondary enrichment, standardized test preparation, and lifelong learning programs. We are proud to provide a safe and encouraging learning environment, fostering academic excellence and self confidence in our students.


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Dr. Joy Zhao

PhD (University of Toronto)

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Ms. Jenny Zeng

OCT, M.A.Sc(University of Waterloo)

​Our Teachers

  • Ms. Ifra Jaffri

    Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • Dr. Wil Friesen

    PhD (University of Toronto)

    The Great Books of the Western World, Shakespeare and His World

  • Mr. Andrew Wood

    MFA(New York University)

    Critical Reading and Creative Writing, French

  • Dr. Neil Stanley

    PhD(Western University)

    Critical Reading and Creative Writing

  • Miss Ashley Costa

    University of Toronto


  • Miss Kathryn Malek

    University of Toronto

    Public Speaking and Writing

  • Dr. Matthew Gayford

    PhD(University of Waterloo)

    Shakespeare and His World, Medieval History, Culture and Literature

  • Dr. Jordan Sheridan

    PhD McMaster University

    Academic Writing

  • Dr. Maren Hancock

    PhD (York University)

    Public Speaking and Writing

  • Mr. Daniel Boldrin

    Bachelor of Science

    Game Development, Website Development

  • Dr. Curtis Tye

    Ed.D.(University of Toronto)

    Public Speaking

  • Mr. Frank Wang

    Master of Engineering

    High School Math

Contact Us

© 2021 Wells Academy

Tel: 1-647-560-6398 (Canada)

950 403 40337 (China)

Email: info@wellsacademy.ca


 7030 Woodbine Ave., Suite 500,  Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 6G2