Primary/Junior Special Education Tutor & Senior English Specialist
Deanna received her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in 2011 with a double major in English and History, followed by a Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University specializing in Primary, Junior and Intermediate grade levels. Deanna’s diverse experiences working with students of all ages and backgrounds, as a dance instructor, classroom volunteer and international English teacher have framed her love of learning and passion to teach.
Following her B.Ed., Deanna worked as a classroom tutor in a K-6 primary level school and went on to teach in multiple classrooms from Kindergarten through Grade 10 as an occasional teacher from 2012-2015. She has worked one-on-one with many learners who had behavioural and developmental learning exceptionalities and helped students gain confidence and positive results with reading and writing skills.
Professional development is a crucial aspect for Deanna’s learning base as she is TRIBES Certified and has completed additional qualifications in Special Education Part 1, Dance Part 1, and Senior English. Additionally, Deanna is an experienced SSAT coach, having guided dozens of students through this test taking process. Furthermore, Deanna is trained in the Direct Instruction method of teaching and has spent time within a school setting teaching students Reading Mastery and the Wilson Reading Program.
Deanna truly enjoys working one-on-one with students to foster collaborative and engaging learning and takes pride in promoting self-confidence and inspiring others to get excited about learning. She also has a love for fitness, theatre and the arts with 15 years of technical dance training.