My educational philosophy is rooted in the idea that learning is a all-encompassing experience. I believe that teachers can be active role models and inspiration leaders for students, and equally learn as much from them in return.
As teachers, we should strive to inspire students to reach high levels of potential and congratulate them on even the smallest of victories. Learning should be a positive experience that helps both students and teachers to grow as individuals.
I completed my Honours Bachelor Degree in English at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I also completed by Bachelor of Education degree (First Class Standing) at Lakehead University. I have undertaken additional workshops, including grammar, which I believe can be integrated more thoroughly into lessons. I have also studied TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) through the TEFL academy in London, England.
I have a broad range of teaching experiences, from private lessons to large classrooms. I have primarily taught secondary level English to high school students, but also have experience teaching primary and junior students. I have tutored after school in basic Math, French, study skills, exam preparation, and verbal/non-verbal reasoning.
This past year, I served as Assistant Head of Department in a private learning centre which specializes in teaching in small groups and one-on-one, to children of high profile clients. I also have experience teaching ESL camps in the summer, and working with students with learning disabilities.
In school settings, I have volunteered in after-school homework clubs, sports days, and breakfast clubs. In my personal life, I teach private music lessons in piano and voice. I enjoy traveling, maintaining a healthy vegan lifestyle, and reading. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and last year, I published my first article on social media and learning in a British education magazine.