I have over 15 years teaching experience in high schools, adult ed, university and private tutoring. I have also taught at learning centres for middle school and high school-aged students. My background is in English Language Arts and Art History, incorporating cultural studies and literary theory. Like many English teachers, I teach short stories, novels, Shakespeare, poetry, grammar, essay writing, media studies, and career preparation and planning.
My philosophy of education centres on interdisciplinary studies and the development of critical reasoning skills. I believe that as modern life becomes increasingly complex and interconnected the need to teach how all subject areas interact is ever more important. As such, I habitually infuse my lessons with visual and popular culture, demonstrating how the material is relevant to students’ lives and thereby making it more accessible. Similarly, I contextualize the source material to its socio-political milieu to facilitate learning while students uncover how a text’s meaning changes over time.
Outstanding Teaching Practicum Award
B.Ed., B.A., and currently pursuing my M.Ed in School Counselling.
I'm a nineteenth-century boy, stuck in a twenty-first-century body.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Film, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, School Counseling, Psychology, Study Skills, Employment, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, For All Subjects, Informational Text, School Psychology, Close Reading, Classroom Community