What do you teach?
I mostly teach Intermediate and Senior students who want to improve their critical reading and written expression.
Why did you become a teacher?
I have always enjoyed working with young people in all sorts of settings, from recreational summer camps to community arts programs to classroom environments. I love the energy and creativity that students share. I love the ‘aha!’ moment when students master a challenging concept for the first time. I love learning new things alongside my students.
How would your students describe you?
Patient, encouraging, and caring.
What’s your favourite challenge to help students overcome?
I love helping reluctant readers find their perfect book and I love helping struggling writers to discover how rewarding the hard work of the writing process can be.
What’s your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Playing in the park with my son or curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee.