It’s important to foster independent learning. Rather than simply knowing or understanding the material, students need the tools to learn how to accomplish new learning in order to move forward in their education. I believe strategic tutoring is an important aspect of a student’s success.
In high school, I always had a passion for the English language. When I moved to college, I studied Communication to broaden my understanding of the arts, then moved to English Literature in University. It is was in University, being part of various study groups and discussion inside and outside class time, that I developed a passion for teaching, and making some difference in a student’s life as my education did for me.
I have worked for the last 5 years at the Taylor Adolescent Program, affiliated with McGill University. This program works with students who have learning disabilities. After having volunteered my time, I was asked to stay on as Team Leader, to not only guide students, but other program volunteers. I also worked at Options 1 High school as an in class tutor/ teacher’s aid, often working with groups of students teaching Math and History.
I have discovered another area where my experience in education is valuable, and that is Dog Training. The misconception is that the dog is receiving the education, but in reality, much of my time is spent educating their owners. They need to know what to do in order to get the best out of their pet, and that is entirely dependent on the owners state of mind, patience and knowledge.