Victoria, Canada, V8R 2L1
Joined on April, 2010
Any day after 6PM
Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationRecently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, specializing in Acting, with a current GPA of 7.86 (out of 9).
Westmount Award for Academic Excellence
UVic President's Scholarship
University of Victoria Revue Award
Gwladys and Gwen Downes Scholarship in Theatre
UVic Undergraduate Research Scholarship
I want to be a tutor for three reasons:
1) I love to work with young people and help them to better understand subjects that I am passionate about, and hopefully, increase their interest in these areas as well!
2) I believe this experience will help me in the professional world, as I plan to take a certification course to teach ESL overseas.
3) Finally, I believe that teaching is a wonderful way of learning from others. I am not doing any formal training in education (e.g. B.Ed.), nonetheless it is still something I want to be a part of, and I would love the opportunity to get experience as a teacher in any and every capacity I can. I am confident that as a tutor I can find that learning experience I am looking for.
-In my twelfth grade, I tutored a friend of mine who was struggling with Social Studies, which dealt with 20th century history and economics. I helped him with studying, and writing essays for class. He received A's on his essays and scored well in the class overall.
-I took English AP in grade twelve and scored a 4 on the final exam, earning me university credit in English.
-I have recently been peer editing and coaching my mother's essay writing for a Childrens Literature course she is taking through Athabasca University.
-From May to August 2010 I co-wrote and co-produced a travelling puppet show and puppet making workshop through the IslandLink Library Federation, taking it to children all over Vancouver Island.
-I was published in the 2007 CBC Poetry Anthology, and the 2006 Calgary Stroll of Poets Anthology
-Performed in 'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me' the winner of "Pick of the Fringe for Best Drama" in the 2009 Victoria Fringe Festival
-I have excellent oral and written communication skills.
HobbiesI love to read and write, and I do both voraciously. I keep several journals and a blog, and I read mostly non-fiction, about religion and philosophy--but I try very hard to read novels and plays too. I love to bake (I am a horrible cook but I am doing my best to get better). I'm always looking for new music in any and every genre, and I love to play around on Garage Band and make my own music (I think some of it is good--some of it, definitely not). I enjoy acting, singing, dancing, thinking, biking, running, walking, swimming, crawling, jumping, dancing, stretching, sleeping, and of course, teaching.
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