I believe that education is a lifelong process. The role of the teacher is to help students discover what they are capable of and excite a passion for learning. I believe students should learn in an environment of respect and support, understanding that everyone learns differently and everyone can learn.
I received my Bachelor of Arts at Dalhousie University with double majors in English and Philosophy. I graduated with distinction on the Dean’s List, with a grade point average of 4.06. Since then, I have returned to Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University and completed additional coursework in French.
I worked as an English as a second language teacher to 240 5th and 6th grade students in South Korea. I taught there for one year. During that year, I developed my teaching skills and created interesting and engaging lesson plans for my students. I also organized supplementary English Camps which combined learning and recreation for younger students.
Throughout my university studies, I worked as a tutor with Frontier College. I tutored students from grade primary to grade 12 in all manner of subjects during weekly homework clubs. This experience helped me to appreciate the value of one-to-one tutoring.