Primary, Junior and Intermediate Teacher
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Masters of Teaching program at OISE, U of
T. She is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach French
as well as Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. As part
of her training, Elizabeth had the opportunity to work in a gifted classroom
as well as two French rotary classrooms. She majored in Spanish and minored
in French during her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal
and has spent time living in various Francophone regions in Canada developing
bilingual proficiency. Elizabeth has a love of languages and seeks out
foreign-language TV, movies and music and podcasts. She has been sharing
her passion for languages and tutoring literacy, mathematics and French
for nearly two years to private, alternative and public school students
in Toronto, including students from the Toronto French School. Prior to
that Elizabeth taught English to newcomer Canadians and to elementary
students in Quebec.
Elizabeth enjoys the opportunity to work with students one-on-one or in small groups. As she builds relationships with the children she works with, they develop proactive study and organization habits, literacy, digital literacy and numeracy skills as well as problem-solving strategies and academic confidence. She appreciates the chance to better learn about her students in the tutoring setting and incorporates activities that involve their hobbies and interests. Elizabeth identifies that a key factor in learning is a child’s ability to build positive relationships. She creates learning environments that ensure her students feel comfortable asking questions and working within their comfort zone. Elizabeth is a lifelong learner. She continually researchers best practice resources so that she can enhance her lessons. In her spare time Elizabeth likes to make short films on iMovie, practise calligraphy and make creative maps. She enjoys giving her students a chance to be creative wherever possible in her lessons, too.