About:Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto and graduated from York University with a Bachelors degree in Arts studying History, she is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach primary to intermediate levels. She believes in instilling a growth mindset in students and enjoys making lessons fun, creative, relevant, and hands on while taking different learning styles into account. She has completed additional qualifications in ESL and in Math and has been able to apply her learning extensively with her classes in Ontario and abroad. Vanessa is trained in both Direct Instruction and the Wilson Reading System.
Teaching in three different countries in various educational settings with groups from KG to grade 10, she has seen how beneficial individualized support can be not only for students who are struggling but also for those exceptional students who need more challenges outside of the classroom. She has tutored primary students in Math, Science and English and enjoys using tools like technology, books, games and other manipulatives during lessons.
Creating a safe place to learn and make mistakes allows for Vanessa to build a relationship of mutual respect and appreciation with her students. Her goal is to support and instil a love of learning in her students while building confidence and knowledge.