Tutoring - a variety of subjects/levels
I am no longer available to tutor as I am focusing on teaching and I am also teaching windsurfing at Jericho Beach in the summer.
I adapted the adult game, Cards Against Humanity, to teach French to a grade 8 student. We have a pile of question cards or sentences with blanks. The student and I choose white cards that complete the sentence or answer the question. The results are hilarious and we are using French in a way that is fun. The vocabulary is far more complex and interesting than if we were doing typical lessons about ordering food in a café.
I had a student who was really into the The Hobbit. But he needed to work on math skills, so I created this board game based on the storyline of The Hobbit. At many points in the game, various battles ensue and they are resolved by rolling dice, multiplying to calculate damage and subtract the damage from the hit points. It takes a whole lesson to play, but he enthusiastically does all the calculations between the various characters and armies. He looked forward to playing and I noticed a considerable improvement in his skills. Win win.
These are the topics I have taught:
Reading (I trained in the Saanich program Supporting Early Literacy)
Basic Computer Programming (with Scratch)
French as a Second Language or French Immersion support
English as a Second Language