Information About Ian
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*Special note: Lessons are currently available ONLINE ONLY.*
I believe in lifelong learning and am always looking for ways to better my mind, body and soul. While I am proud to call Winnipeg my home, I am often dreaming of my next destination to explore. For me, traveling provides just as much opportunity for adventure as it does a chance to learn something new. Healthy living is paramount to me - from biking to running to yoga to weights, my daily sweat is the best medicine that I'll ever need. I'm a goal setter and am focused, motivated and driven to accomplish everything to which I put my mind. I learn from my mistakes and value opportunities to grow.
I am a graduate from the University of Winnipeg. I completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Psychology (Neuroscience) in 2016, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2017 and, most recently, a Bachelor of Education in 2020. I am a licensed educator in the Province of Manitoba.
During my undergraduate studies, I coordinated a national, non-profit organization called Let's Talk Science (2012-2017). My experience provided me the opportunity to spend hundreds of hours in classrooms running workshops across Winnipeg, rural Manitoba and northern communities in Alberta, Nunavut and the Yukon. As site-coordinator, I attended many educational conferences, trained local volunteers and developed and improved extensive programming with various community partners.
I also volunteered for peer-tutoring programs while in middle- and high-school, helping students with a variety of course material (including: biology, English and math). Since beginning university, I have also taught swimming lessons both privately and as an Instructor/Guard for the City of Winnipeg (2012-present).
Lastly, my experience while studying towards my Bachelor of Education has helped me to not only better understand issues in education, psychological learning theories and lesson planning, but has also provided me excellent practical experience in the classroom. Being heavily involved in the professional education and teaching community has been a valuable asset to my tutoring endeavours.
I currently work as the Coordinator of Volunteer Professional Development & Training for the national, non-profit organization known as Let's Talk Science. In this role, I create, curate and facilitate engaging, relevant and valuable professional learning experiences for university student volunteers across the country. Let's Talk Science is committed to developing youth who are creative, critical thinkers and knowledgeable citizens prepared to participate and thrive in a complex global environment. For over 25 years, Let's Talk Science has provided educators with opportunities to discover and use effective learning strategies to develop and strengthen students' questioning and problem-solving skills and has offered experimental and digital programs that engage youth in meaningful STEM learning. I am incredibly proud to be a part of an incredibly progressive, forward-thinking and trailblazing educational organization.
I believe in a holistic approach to learning. While I understand that learning processes are unique to individuals and that programs should be student-oriented, I strive to provide guidance and direction so as to challenge and progress the student appropriately.
I primarily use Zoom for online lessons. Zoom offers a few features that enhance interactivity and streamline the user experience. Please let me know if you would prefer to use a different online service.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The University of Winnipeg (2020) - Education (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- The University of Manitoba (2020) - President's Student Leadership Program (Other) (✔ On File)
- The University of Winnipeg (2017) - Psychology (4-Year) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- The University of Winnipeg (2016) - Biopsychology (Honours) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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He is an A+ tutor and I definitely recommend him to other parents looking to help their kids.
You give your students a comfortable, judgement free, space which allows learning to be more enjoyable. You seem to be extremely patient which allows students to feel comfortable enough to try, make mistakes, and learn from them.
Not only this, you actively engage in both audio and visual learning for the various learning styles a student might have. Your examples are easy to understand and you tend not to move on until youre sure that your student understands the topic that you are reviewing with them; which is great because you also try o connect concepts and examples together to make things easier.