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Hello learners! I am a Certified Ontario Math, French and Business Teacher (Grade 7 - 12), teaching in the Peel and Halton District School Board. I received my Bachelor of Arts in French Studies and Business, with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and completed my Masters in Teaching at the University of Toronto. Teaching is my passion, and I enjoy working with students as well as adults. In my spare time, I am a freelance artist.

Given the current closure of schools due to COVID-19, I am currently looking to take on students for the month of March 2020 for ONLINE CURRICULUM TEACHING SESSIONS (via Skype). This would be on a temporary basis until schools are back in session. I can help you or your child keep up with work during the weeks to come where they will be at home. Given that teachers not being instructed to teach curriculum-related content, I will take time to go over actual curriculum expectations with your child.

Attention French Immersion Students: I am offering lessons on French Pronunciation and how to better work with your child in French Immersion. I can teach you the basics of the phonetic alphabet and pronunciation skills, so you can better help your child read without the help of a French teacher. I will make it fun and easy for you to grasp the basics! Beginners are welcome.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been tutoring for 8 years, and am confident in teaching Grade 1 to 12, college-level, as well as first-year university Math, French (Core and Immersion) and Business. I have taught grade 6-7 French Immersion, grade 9 - 12 French, and Grade 9 - 12 Math in the public school setting.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is very simple. Students must be organized and take part in their own learning in order to succeed. I aim to facilitate sessions that motivate students to take responsibility for their learning, and provide examples and strategies that may help them better relate to abstract concepts. I believe that any student can succeed, with the proper tools and support. I do not believe in complete memorization, but I do believe that studying and practicing are big components to academic success.

When it comes to French in particular, I place a strong value on practicing oral communication and learning vocabulary and grammar necessary to be able to speak, read and write. I do my best to teach strategies that will help students correct misconceptions and allow them to feel comfortable making mistakes in the French language (because I make mistakes, too)!

In regards to Math, I believe that understanding the fundamentals and knowing a bit of mental math can go a long way. Students can benefits from both traditional and modern learning methods, but long-term retention relies on true understanding and practical application (and admittedly, a lot of practice)!

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Native Language: English (American)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Toronto, OISE (2019) - Masters of Teaching, Intermediate/Senior French and Math Teaching (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • St. Clair College (2018) - Certificate in French Translation (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Waterloo (2017) - BA, Arts and Business, French Studies, Math Minor (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Mayfield Secondary School (2012) - High School Diploma, Regional Visual Arts Program Certificate (School) (✘ Not On File)

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