Primary/Junior and Intermediate/Senior Tutor
Alicja graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and received her Bachelor of Education degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Alicja also completed Additional Qualification courses for Special Education and English as a Second Language. She is OCT certified. Alicja’s areas of specialty include the Intermediate/Senior divisions, with a particular focus on Religious Education, Geography and the Social Sciences. She values continual and lifelong learning, as demonstrated through her ongoing professional development, with an emphasis on Special Education, Inclusive Education, Reading and the Primary/Junior divisions. Alicja was the recipient of various awards throughout her undergraduate and graduate years, including being the recipient of the Vari Scholarship and being named a Dean’s List Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and Science. She also was the recipient of 19 honours and awards at her secondary school.
For as long as Alicja can remember, teaching has been her vocation. She has been volunteering as a Teacher Aid in many elementary and secondary school classrooms since 2006, most recently working one-on-one with a student identified as having a Language Impairment. She was also an assistant instructor of the Language Instruction For Newcomers To Canada Program and currently assists in teaching the Confirmation classes at her parish.
Alicja recognizes and respects that students learn differently. She believes that building on what students already know or have experienced is vital in making new concepts more readily understood. Alicja utilizes numerous engaging and varied teaching strategies and resources which are reflective of the different interests, strengths and learning styles of the students. Furthermore, Alicja strives to develop her students’ skills of critical thinking and self-advocacy.