About:Brittany completed her Bachelor of Science Honours Chemistry and Psychology double degree at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, Ontario. In April 2017, she received a Master of Teaching degree at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education for the Intermediate and Senior Grade levels; in Chemistry and General Social Science. To date, Brittany has completed three Additional Qualification courses (Intermediate Mathematics, Senior Family Studies, and Guidance Part 1) and is enrolled to complete three more this fall (Intermediate Family Studies, Special Education, and English Language Learners).
Brittany’s teaching goal is to ignite a desire within her students to continually push their limits and reach their educational goals. She takes pride in incorporating inclusivity, equality, and equity into her teachings and lessons to ensure everyone feels safe and welcomed. She believes that it is important to connect with her students (i.e., build professional relationships, understand their interests, etc.) for learning to be more engaging, meaningful, and ultimately to further develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.
Over the years, Brittany has been devoted to gaining rich and diverse teaching experiences. In the last two years, she taught various Chemistry and Family Studies courses. During this time, Brittany created and delievered detailed daily lessons that were engaging, challenging, and adhered to the Ontario Ministry Expecatations. While Brittany was studying at WLU, she worked as an Instructional Assistant in the Chemistry Lab for seven semesters. This was where she began to further coach, assist, and tutor first year students. Brittany has also volunteered in many diverse academic settings, some include: an after-school homework club, Laurier Enriched Academic Program (LEAP) summer camp, a special education classroom, and a community centre. During these volunteer and teaching opportunities, Brittany has worked one-on-one with many learners with various academic, behavioural, and/or developmental learning exceptionalities – specifically students with IEP’s and who were part of ELL or the ASD program. She always provided students with positive feedback and encouraged them to keep trying – this aided in building and fostering their confidence levels and academic achievements.
As a committed student and teacher, Brittany is eager to coach students to maximize their potential and further develop their skill sets – both academic and life, and to continually learn with her students to push towards bettering education for all.