20 Years as Private Tutor; 13 Years as a High School Teacher with the Peel District School Board
I am fairly traditional, always emphasising the fundamentals (e.g., reading and comprehension, conducting historical analysis, writing paragraphs and essays, etc.). I always strive to encourage the use of primary and secondary resources, with the intention of engendering a love of what E.H. Carr referred to as a "never ending dialogue between the present and the past."
Completed BA (Hon.) with Distinction (1998); Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) in Good Standing (2000 to Present)
University of Toronto BA (Hon.) Major:History;Minors: English, Political Science (1998); MA in Twentieth Century American History (1999); B Ed. English and History, Intermediate/Senior (2000) Queen's University (On-line) AQ History Specialist (2003)
Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School (2000 to 2004); Mayfield Secondary School (2004 to Present)
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Art History, Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, History, Political Science, Canadian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Business, Psychology, Economics , Study Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Easter, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Women's History Month