Kendra completed her Master of Arts in Child Study and Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Through this program she received her certification with the Ontario College of Teachers to teach Primary/ Junior grades and has since upgraded with qualifications in Intermediate and Senior Math, and Special Education. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Math from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Kendra has been tutoring students with a variety of needs at all age levels for six years, specializing in mathematics. She believes any math concept can be presented in a way that is meaningful to all students. Kendra is able to explain those tricky concepts through the use of concrete examples addressing students’ procedural fluency and conceptual understanding. Based on the results of her qualifying research project, Kendra knows the importance of getting students orally explaining and justifying their mathematical reasoning for deeper understanding.
Kendra believes every child can succeed when given the proper one-on-one support and encouragement. She believes strongly in developing positive relationships with her students which allows for greater learning opportunities.