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Hi there! I just graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature. I'm taking this next year off to gain some more tutoring experience as I plan on applying to teacher's college for the 2020-2021 academic year. I have a full-time job, but I am free after school hours. I’ve had experience working with children of all ages -from helping students with reading to advising them on how to structure introductory paragraphs. I’m very passionate about reading and writing so I’m very motivated when it comes to tutoring.
For the last three years, I have worked as a volunteer for Queen’s Students for Literacy, which is a group dedicated to instilling a love of reading in children. We tutor children between the ages of 5-12 and help them with developing their literacy and numeracy skills. Most of the time, I helped children with reading and pronunciation.
In 2017, I worked one-on-one with a first-year university student who was struggling with the introductory English course. I specifically helped her with writing introductory paragraphs, as well as how to structure her points for an essay so I feel very confident in helping high school students who are struggling with writing essays.
I have two younger siblings (both are now 19 and 15) and I have always looked over their essays when they asked for help.
Currently, I am working as a Temporary Classroom Support Personnel (TCSP) with the London District Catholic School Board. I work on-call, which requires me to go to different schools every day where I supervise students and pass on their regular teacher’s instructions for the day. I work in both elementary schools and high schools so I always make sure to have additional activities for all grades, like word searches or games. My main priority in this job is to ensure students’ safety and keep them on task.
I understand that a lot of students who are struggling with English don’t feel motivated to improve, whether it’s with reading or writing essays. I am here to help them learn, but I do realize that something like English can be boring for students so I try to make it fun so it’s a more enjoyable experience. For elementary school students learning to read or write, I have several learning games that we can do on breaks between lessons. I would say my approach to tutoring is a bit more laid-back in that I’m not very strict and I try to keep the students engaged by making it interesting for them. Every child is different and so I try to plan lessons according to the particular child’s strengths/weaknesses as well as their interests because there is not one universal teaching style that will benefit every child.
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- Queen's University (2019) - English (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)