I believe that students learn best when they are comfortable and at ease. All learners must be given safe opportunities to try new things and make mistakes. Once a safe and comfortable environment is reached, combining structured study habits with fun and practical activities allows students to stretch their limits and reach their full potential.
My undergraduate experience consisted of considerable research into literary analysis, essay structuring, writing and editing; however, my passion and most recent experiences in education have focused on the psychology of learning and teaching. Through obtaining my TEFL Diploma, I have focused on English Second Language learning, acquisition of language and literacy development. To enrich my Bachelors of Education, I also completed an intensive course on First Nations Learning.
I completed my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English Literature at the University of British Columbia before going to the University of Victoria to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I am a certified teacher in the province of British Columbia.
I have worked with students in a classroom environment as a tutor in a one-on-one environment. This involved the creation of ESL material, literacy improvement, speaking improvement, and undergraduate essay writing and editing.
I have participated in tabletop role-playing game clubs, chess clubs, poetry clubs and science clubs. As a writer, I also contribute blog posts to various blogs and am writing a novel.