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Information About Andre

Edmonton tutor
 

Personal Description:

I am an educator with two B.A.s (first in Psychology and and second in Education) offering Social Studies tutoring for junior high and high school students in Alberta.

Tutoring Experience:

I am a recent graduate from the University of Alberta's Education program with a degree teaching Social Studies and Communication Arts to secondary students. I also possess a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Music Theory from the U of A in addition to a diploma in Audio Recording Technology from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology.
I have previously taught snowboarding professionally through the Canadian Association of Snowboarding Instructors. I have over five years working in live audio-visual event production and management. I have been described as "enthusiastic", "responsible", and "competent" by my mentor teachers during my practical field experience. I am currently awaiting my interim teaching certification from Alberta Education and am gaining experience teaching asynchronous and synchronous online lessons to support students' remote learning during the COVID pandemic.

Tutoring Approach:

Lessons will be delivered via webcam as well as through custom Screencastify videos. I design individualized content based on a student's areas of interest as it relates to the program of studies from Alberta Education. I utilize a variety of different types of content and activities to engage students. I employ multiple modes of communication and presentation in order to deliver content; specifically, video, audio, print, and slide presentations in addition to research-based learning. I promote critical inquiry and hands-on project-based learning (PBL). I believe education should teach students how to think rather than what to think. A cornerstone of my educational philosophy is building positive and secure relationships with students in order to promote an effective learning environment.
What to expect: I believe selecting a tutor is an important choice that requires consideration on the part of student (and parents). I offer a free hour-long consultation as the first lesson in order to establish rapport and conduct a formative assessment to gauge students strengths in relation to the curriculum. I will collect relevant information regarding students' progress in the curriculum at their current school and design a flexible short-term lesson plan (subject to modification based on students progress and needs) and present a general outline of the lesson plans. At this stage I will examine the content that the student is currently working on in school. I will discuss students' individual needs and goals with both the student and parents in order to come to an agreement as to the desired outcome(s) of our student-teacher relationship in order to tailor lesson plans and differentiate based on individual students' requirements. Assessments are perpetual as well as both formative and summative. Feedback is issued in real-time during lessons as well as by e-mail afterwards following each lesson in order to demonstrate areas of strength and areas for growth for each student.

Lesson structure: Lessons length can be negotiated as desired. I will provide students' learning objectives for each lesson as well as my own instructional objectives for clarity. Lessons begin with a brief warm-up activity in order to review previous material. Following warm-ups the lessons will either progress into content delivery as appropriate or a continuation of the previous lesson's activity. Inquiry-based learning is central to my pedagogy; I believe students' require the skills to "learn how to learn" outside of textbooks and I encourage critical thinking as a lifeskill that assists students in becoming educated, productive citizens. Lessons will conclude with an exit activity to assess the student's progress in relation to the material followed by feedback via e-mail summarizing the lesson, objectives, suggested areas of growth, as well as a preview of the next lesson. Lessons are individualized and will be modified as required based on the progress from the previous lesson. I maintain transparency and encourage both communication and collaboration between myself, the student, and parents in order to maintain a clear focus with respect to learning outcomes and desired goals.

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Native Language: English (American)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Alberta (2020) - B.A. in Secondary Education - Social Studies and Communication Arts (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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