Concordia University of Edmonton, BA- Political Economy
TEFL Academy (Training Qualifications UK) TEFL Certification – 158 hours
Cambridge English Assessment
Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification – Young Learners
Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification – Module 1
Professional Achievements & Experience:
Elected Chairperson for the Alberta Students Executive Council 2017-2018
Served on the Concordia University of Edmonton Board of Governors 2017-2018
Lead Organizer for the National Model United Nations – Canada 2017
Youth Delegate to the United Nations Conference of Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio +20 Earthsummit 2012
Approach to Teaching & Learning:
I enjoy teaching for many of the same reasons that I love learning. I believe that teachers and learners are essentially working together to solve a a problem and even though the teacher is in the position of having prior-knowledge both parties are actively engaged. I enjoy sharing in problems that have no definitive right answer, rather, have many good answers given critical evaluation. I am a curious person and I love to invoke a similar curiosity in others.
I like to run, to read, and learn new things. I hope to run in the Taihu Marathon in Suzhou this coming year. I am passionate about global politics and continue to volunteer as an orgainzer and stay involved with the annual National Model United Nations conference in New York. I am also casually interested in filmography, linguistics, and languages. I am a fan of folk music and I sing badly, but often. I also enjoy many sports especially basketball and American football. I also like to play video games and watch a fair amount of bad TV.