Information About Bernie
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I first got involved with teaching as a soccer skills coach. I love being part of a team, so I take this approach in my teaching philosophy and I treat learning like a team sport. Recently, I taught mathematics and physics at an international baccalaureate high school in Vancouver as a full time B.C. Certified teacher. I have been living in Vancouver for about 5 years and plan to stay for the long haul.
I have a bachelor of education (B.Ed), as well as a bachelor of civil engineering (BSc) from Queen's University.
I am B.C Professional Certified Teacher with over 2 years of full-time teaching experience. I have taught grade 11 physics, grade 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 mathematics at Alexander Academy in Vancouver. Additionally, I have also tutored over 20 students from B.C. and Ontario through tutoring companies and independently. My tutoring experience is also quite varied including science and math from grade 4 to grade 12.
My approach to tutoring and teaching is rooted strongly in the constructivist method. This sounds complex, but it's simple and relates to how we all learn. I focus on what students already know, and build new skills on that. This allows them to develop deeper understandings of material, and greater confidence in what they know. I strongly encourage students to work from their class notes as we study so that we can support the existing learning pathways already put in motion by their teachers.
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Additional Languages: French, Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- McGill University (2015) - Master of Science (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Ottawa (2014) - Bachelor of Education (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- BC Teachers Federation (2013) - B.C. Professional Certified Teacher (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Queen's University (2011) - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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