I strive to provide a cooperative learning environment in which the students are encouraged to engage with the material and express their opinions, regardless of whether or not it conflicts with the ideas of the teacher. I believe that this causes students to take a more active roll in their education and increases their sense of responsibility to the material, the teacher, and their classmates. Additionally, this allows students to learn to express their ideas in an informative and respectful manner.
I graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University after the Fall 2011 semester with a Bachelor of Arts in History, a minor in English, and a 3.57 GPA. KPU places high importance on small class sizes, especially in upper level classes, to allow for independent research, presentation, and debate within classes. From this, I gained skills in research, critical thinking, presentation methods, and public speaking.
I have taught at institutions providing exam preparation, reading and writing courses, and subject courses to classes or individuals. Class sizes varied from 4-10 students and from the ages of 8 – 18 years old. Many of my students are academically proficient but seeking to further improve their grades for entrance into top American and Canadian private schools and universities.
I coach a girls softball team as part of the British Columbia Amateur Softball Association. This has allowed me to teach and mentor children through sports, as well as learn skills in teamwork, organization, and cooperation.