Primary Junior Special-Education Teacher
A student is like a poem—they can be interpreted differently by every person. My name is Nicole! As a 2013 Primary-Junior Division Education graduate of Queen’s University, I have student teaching experience in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Upon graduation, I signed a year contract employed as an English as a Second Language teacher in Seoul, South Korea, which allowed me to develop invaluable skills such as cultural adaptations and patience. After returning to Canada, I completed four Additional Qualifications courses at Queen’s University; Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Learning Disability), Teaching Students with Behaviour Needs, and Special Education Part 1. These courses have not only given me a refreshing outlook on my professional practice, but also allowed me the opportunity to develop expertise in inclusion, progressive discipline, conflict resolution, cultural proficiency, as well as adapting curriculum and developing IEP’s. I also have experience in individual tutoring assistance to a Grade 6 student with an IEP who had difficulties in mathematics, literacy, and speech. Sessions included teaching mathematical concepts, inferencing, and reading aloud. I am a self-motivated, forward thinking educator who revels in new challenges and experiences. I believe my positive demeanour and friendly outlook will enable me to be a successful tutor for your child. Looking forward to meeting you!