Information About Bernie
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Most recently, I had the pleasure of teaching mathematics and physics for 2 years at Alexander Academy in Vancouver as a full time B.C. certified teacher. I have both a bachelor of education (BEd), as well as a bachelor of civil engineering (BASc) which is why I have been able to work in both fields. I enjoy connecting with people and students and receive great satisfaction from helping them meet their goals. As a side note, I first got involved with children when I started coaching soccer in grade 9, and have always had fun working with them from a sports and academic sense. I have now been a soccer coach for about 15 years, which keeps me active, but also lets me give back to my community.
I am B.C Professional Certified Teacher with 2 years of full-time teaching experience. Specifically, I have taught grade 11 physics, grade 8,9,11 and 12 mathematics as well as Calculus at Alexander Academy in Vancouver. Additionally, I have also tutored over 20 students from B.C. and Ontario through tutoring companies and on my own. My tutoring experience is also quite varied including science and math from grade 4 to grade 12.
My approach to tutoring and teaching has always been 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. Confidence is key in learning.
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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)