My name is Sandra-Christine Girouard. I have a passion for teaching French
and making students fall in love with the language and the culture. I
am currently a grade 5 French Core teacher at Captain R Wilson. I also
give private tutoring lessons to various grades and abilities in French
and other subjects. I love working 1 on 1 with students because I get
to see progress and evolution much more quickly!! I work on foundation
pieces such as HOW to use strategies to develop more skills. I also build
upon what they are learning and doing in school along with using the Ontario
curriculum. I build relationships with my students to understand what
makes them excited and engaged in the subject, school and life in general.
I love bringing the student’s interests into my lessons when I can.
I have previously worked as a grade 4 and 5 French Core teacher at Captain
R. Wilson, as a grade 1 French immersion teacher at Ecole Forest Trail
and as a grade 6 and 7 French teacher at Karen Kain School of the Arts.
I have successfully completed my practicums in grade 1 at George Syme
community school, a school a part of the Model Schools for Inner City
program in the TDSB as well as a grade 1-8 French Core assignment at St
Robert Catholic school in the TCDSB. While doing this I volunteered for
a youth women outreach program in an inner city neighborhood in Toronto.
I have also volunteered for a number of health organizations such as OTMH
and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as well as gone on a couple
of humanitarian trips to Cuba and Dominican Republic. I even taught the
University group Spanish before going on the Dominican Republic mission.
All my schooling was done in French and I’ve graduated from the
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education from the University of Toronto
as well as graduated with Honours in Multimedia and French from McMaster
University. While at McMaster University I successfully completed an exchange
at Université jean moulin lyon 3, in Lyon, France. I do my best
to teach using current material and incorporating the arts, various music,
games, video clips and activities to make French class fun, engaging,
relevant and educational! I believe if students like the class they will
be more interested to learn!