Chloe K.

Chloe K.

a Primary Junior Special Education and Senior English Tutor

Subjects:

English,Special Education

About:

Chloe graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelors of Arts Honors degree, and consecutively earned her Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from Queen’s in 2016. Last year, she completed her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University with a focus in Social Justice and she is now fully certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach both primary and junior levels. She is currently completing her additional qualifications in Special Education as well as her certification in American Sign Language Level I. Chloe furthermore attended the Toronto French School from Junior Kindergarten - Grade 10, and is therefore not only familiar with the IB program, but has received her Diplôme National du Brevet. She graduated high school with an Honours Certificate of Bilingual Studies in French Immersion.

Having been in a Concurrent Education Program, she has a diverse teaching background and has worked in a total of 5 different schools with the TDSB. She has taught students in multiple grade levels, and from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; these different classroom experiences have provided her with a strong background knowledge and understanding of the school board’s standards and values, as well as with the Ontario curriculum. Chloe has additionally completed a teaching practicum at Bayview Glen private school, such that she is able to adapt her teaching style and strategies to better align with the pedagogic approach and expectations seen in the private system. Additionally, Chloe is a trained SSAT coach and she enjoys prepping students for the private school entry process.

Over the past two years, Chloe has been a Teaching Assistant for five undergraduate English Literature and Writing courses, which has allowed her to gain experience teaching students in an older age group. She has used ongoing observations when communicating with students in order to recommend learning strategies that might better address their challenges and highlight their strengths. Being a TA has helped her establish how to best interact with students who require additional support and provide constructive feedback. She has additionally worked as a Peer Writing Assistant for the Writing Centre at Queen’s University. The centre provides one-on-one tutoring for students in all areas of study who are struggling to grasp or fulfill the expectations of a range of formal assignments and testing exercises. Chloe received formal training on how to most effectively act as a supportive academic mentor, and later developed her own teaching practices and methods of encouraging and guiding a student’s independent progress.

Chloe has also spent much time volunteering with children who have developmental disabilities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre. Subsequent to acting as a support teacher in one of their integrated classrooms, she provided small group and individual instruction in a class for kids who acquired disabilities through serious illness or accidents. Her time at Bloorview provided her with an understanding of how to approach individuals with specific needs and how to motivate those who are having difficulty achieving their potential.

Chloe’s experience over the past several years ranges in subjects and grades and she continually strives to keep her teaching techniques innovative and engaging, prioritizing the value of accommodating and modifying her sessions to suit her students’ strengths. She sees her primary role as being available to help her students achieve their academic goals, and to help build their self-confidence through positive reinforcement, patience, and application.

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