About:Theresa received her Honours Bachelor Degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario with a major in English Literature and a minor in Gender Studies. She is currently studying at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto working towards a Master in Teaching for the Intermediate and Senior Grade levels. For this upcoming year, she has been awarded the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her ongoing research in education.
Since the beginning of her undergraduate degree Theresa has been devoted to gaining rich and varied teaching experiences. She has taught in high school and summer school classrooms, coordinated a national exchange for Canadian teens, and worked as a residence don/advisor for two years. She believes that connecting with students' interests and hobbies can enrich the learning experience by creating purposeful and relevant lessons.
For four years Theresa volunteered with the learning strategies department at Queen's and was trained in research based learning skills, motivation, and time management techniques. 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.
Theresa is committed to building relationships with students so they can develop to be confident learners and achieve success. She takes pride in coaching students to reach their full potential and promotes skills important to their academic as well as personal lives.