WHO AM I?
I began my career working in the automotive industry as a service advisor, parts delivery driver, parts counter clerk and more. I successfully graduated with an Automotive Marketing & Administration Diploma. After a few years I realized I wanted more and went back to school. I successfully graduated university with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science majoring in English. I took two certificate courses to teach English as a Second Language internationally and later participated in courses at the University of Saskatchewan TESL program.
Over the years I have travelled throughout the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Australia and many more amazing places. My husband and I traveled to South Korea in 2014 where we lived and traveled for 2 years. While in Asia we also went to China, Japan, and the Philippines.
Since returning to Canada in 2016 I have focused on my professional development. I have successfully become an independent online ESL tutor, learning and implementing entrepreneurial business practices to keep my business running smoothly. I have worked as the administration manager for my local Chamber of Commerce, I have been an apprentice as an Early Years Child Development Practitioner, and I am currently volunteering with local support groups for refugees to Canada.
As my years working with the international community go by, I realize how important a local perspective is in helping newcomers in Canada. My goal is to use my experience working with different cultures to help those who have moved to my community make a new home.
A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER AT YOUR SERVICE
Qualifications That Make a Difference
ONLINE ESL TUTOR
November 2014 to present
•Create daily lesson plans for multi-level adult and adolescent ESL classes.
•Teach lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.
•Engage in cultural immersion programs with students to further augment global understanding.
•Teach English language skills to students from elementary age through adulthood.
•Organize supplementary materials in English for all students.
•Integrate technology as an instructional tool, including interactive websites and PowerPoint.
•Attend professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
•Develop self-advertising video to promote student interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=J8XHZlwmpv8
VOLUNTEER - SENIOR COMPANION
November 2016 to January 2017
•Provide residents with entertainment such as playing pool, reading, completing cross word puzzles etc.
•Encourage residents to be physically active
•Engage seniors and patients in conversation
•Provide a happy, energetic and optimistic perspective
Participated and completed a 100-hour TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certificate Course which includes: lesson planning, classroom management techniques, skills development, teaching grammar, teaching strategies, teaching multi-level classes, fundamentals of language acquisition, communicative teaching theory and a teaching practicum.
INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN ENGLISH TEACHER
August 2014 to February 2015
•Promoted good behaviour by using the positive reinforcement method.
•Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles
•Established a safe play environment for the children
•Distributed quarterly educational assessments, similar to report cards, to each parent.
•Taught children who have relocated from all over the world and encouraged them to be understanding of each other (Vietnam, Russia, India, China, Japan etc.).
•Complete phone sessions with children - Teach children different ways of hearing English.
•Proficient with Genki Say, Hangel Software, Word, Power Point etc.
•Supervised children on field trips.
•Planned, organized and executed extracurricular events.
•Maintained a child-friendly environment with access to outdoor activities.
•Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.
•Helped children reach milestones in the area of self-care
•Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTOR
October to December 2013
•Assisted students in an After School Program (ASP) finish homework and practice reading and writing
•Used a variety of media to engage students in phonics and the alphabet
•Tutored 4 to 6 children at a time aged 4 to 10 years old
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - AUTOMOTIVE MARKETING DIPLOMA
September 2005 - April 2009
Preventative Maintenance Inspection training and basic Mechanical Studies
Coursework includes Economics, Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing and Advertising, Business Administration, Communications, Human Resources and Organizational Development.
HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS & SCIENCES
September 2011 - May 2014
Coursework in Child Development, Psychology and Education
Emphasis in Social Behaviour Science and Practical Psychology
Library and research methods
Aboriginal and Colonialism Studies
Gender Developmental Studies
Creative and academic writing
Studies of literary theory
In-depth studies of texts from specific time periods, genres and/or nations.
creative and academic writing
studies of literary theory