The most important part of learning, to me, is relevance. I strive to find some part of the material that the student can relate to and finds interesting. I find learning comes much easier if I can relate to it and think of how it would apply to my life.
I am currently enrolled in a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. I completed my Bachelor’s of Science Degree at the University of Guelph and took a variety of courses in biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience, anatomy and psychology.
I have 2 years experience as a teaching assistant at the University of Guelph. I am also currently a private tutor for second year students. In the past I worked with international students to improve their conversational English. I have worked with students of all ages and learning styles.
In my spare time I volunteer within the Guelph community with the Canadian Blood Services and CFUW. I also participate. I am also active on-campus. I am currently a mentor through the Pursuit Project. I am also active member of the Teaching Assistant Advisory Council which provides training and services to current teaching assistants.