Giovanni Ferrara

What do you teach?
At RRLS, I teach reading, writing, and mathematics to students in the primary to intermediate grade range. 

Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I enjoy working with children, and I have always been interested in learning. A teaching career allows you to overcome many challenges and meet new goals, and I find this type of growth to be very rewarding.

How would your students describe you?
My students would describe me as an engaging and fun teacher who goes out of his way to understand his students. I find that my students respond well to my quirkiness and sense of humour. 

What’s your favourite challenge to help students overcome?
If I can help a student overcome any challenge, whether it’s isolating a variable in an algebraic equation or printing the letters of the alphabet correctly, I will feel fulfilled. 

What’s your favourite thing about working at RRLS?
Working at RRLS gives you an opportunity to hone in on skills that are sometimes difficult to acquire in a mainstream classroom. I also feel that the work environment is highly collaborative, which makes it a great place to grow, and learn, as an educator. 

What’s your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
I am definitely more of a homebody, but in my spare time, I enjoy visiting independent cafes throughout the city, going for long walks, and spending time with family.