EducationI am currently a student at York University studying Fine Arts Cultural Studies and Education. In June 2011, I will graduate with a Bed and a BA.
My work focuses on art, theatre and studying people.
ExperienceA list of pervious work experiences:
High School Volunteer (tutoring, drama, cheerleading coach)
Choreographer for musical theatre (an internship in which I received an A+)
Lifeguard, swimming instructor and deck supervisor
Assistant Programmer for educational summer camps
I have current first-aid and CPR-C training.
I have coached cheerleading for many years and I love personal training, sports, fitness and hands-on activities.
I love to work with dance and choreography.
I can help with speech development because of my education in childhood development and my speech work as an actor and teacher.
I love working in small groups or one-on-one with children because I feel that it helps me get to know the child better. I love tutoring because it can help build a strong bond, build self-esteem, develop social skills, teach proper work habits and of course, improve grades.
My personal philosophy is that learning should be fun. Making jokes while learning helps the information to stick. The brain works in such a way that desk or rote learning needs to be accompanied by something else, such as physical activities or social interaction in order to help recall information. Learning by doing can be far more effective that learning by memorisation.
I love helping students to learn in current, non-tradtional ways such as using graphic organisers, leading discussions, creating art/poetry/music/skits based on the material being learned.
HobbiesIn my free time I enjoy:
Anything active or athletic (jogging, swimming, workout videos, walking my dog, biking, canoeing, skating, rollerblading, dancing...)
I love animals and nature. I am very social and thrive off of being around people.
I love creating art and working with crafts. Learning new techniques or new ways of doing art is incredible for me! Experimentational art is a key part of my education and I love seeing something new and unexpected happen!
I like reading and spending quiet time sitting and doing tactile such as writing, sewing, typing and reading.
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