EducationI am a History Major at Queen's University Distance Studies after studying English Literature at McMaster University. I have maintained an A average, and have received scholarships for my academic achievements.
I have a TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from University of Toronto's Continuing and Professional Learning Program.
I cooperated with University of Toronto's LAWS Program (Law in Action Within Schools), which aimed at providing tutoring services, job shadowing, and law education to high school students in the Toronto District School Board.
I also participated in the Toronto District School Board's Co-op Program, where I was placed in a school to provide assistance to teachers and students. I completed the program with honours and received my Co-op Certificate.
ExperienceI am currently tutoring a 4 and 6 year old in English, as well as assisting in their French studies. I was placed with this family based off of of their specific needs, and I communicate regularly with both children and parents to provide a personalized experience that caters to the children's interests and needs.
I completed a term as a Resource Teacher in a Bilingual School in Honduras, where I taught both one-on-one and in classroom environments of up to 32 children. I provided English and math assistance to English as a Second Language students aged 4-17, as well as facilitated safe learning space for students with learning impairments. I complemented core teachers work with remedial one-on-one tutoring for students below class average, and I employed various teaching methods to make course material more accessible to students.
I volunteered in a Toronto District School Board classroom for two years, where I provided in class help to teachers and students to further efficiency of the classroom setting. I assisted the teacher in the preparation and delivery of lessons in a variety of subjects, including Grammar, Art, History and Geography, as well as graded and provided feedback on students’ assignments and tests.
I also worked as a swim instructor for 4 years, where I earned my First Aid and CPR certificates, as well as instructor certificates.
I instructed students in basic first aid training and swim skills to The Lifesaving Society of Canada's standards. I coordinated safe swim lessons for classes of up to 15 students with a range of different abilities and ages.
HobbiesI incorporate my interests as well as student's interests in the learning environment to increase engagement in my students. I like to create worksheets and activities revolving around a students interests, that allows for a personalized experience. I enjoy learning about history, going to museums and exploring the city. I also draw and paint in my free time, or read for leisure. I go to the gym regularly, as well as swim and play tennis, but have had competed in triathalons in the past.
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