My name is Tania and I am a Canadian English teacher. I am passionate about helping others learn English and I am very patient. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and learning about other cultures and languages at the same time.
I have been teaching for 10 years, including teaching high school Literature, English, History, and Social Sciences in Canada. I have also taught internationally, including England, Australia, Italy, and now Chile!
I have my Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Education degree, and my English as a Second Language Specialist certification.
I am currently learning Spanish in Chile and I have also learnt Italian when I lived in Italy. This gives me an understanding on what it is like to learn a new language through first hand experience. Practicality, pacing, visuals, listening exercises, reading exercises, and conversational classes are very important aspects to learning a new language.
I believe that as a teacher you must take your students' needs and interests into consideration into your planning. I assess diagnostically and formatively to see what my students' learning goals and needs are in order to determine my next steps. Continuous assessments help guide lesson planning and enhance student progress.
I look forward to meeting you and helping YOU learn ENGLISH :D
Honours English; Honours History; Minor in Sociology
2011 - 2019
High School- English, Family Studies, and ESL Teacher
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School, York Region District School Board - Markham, ON, Canada
• Plan, teach, and assess using differentiated instruction- (All levels and grades of English) • Create and teach the OLC (Ontario Literacy Skills Course) according to the learners’ needs • Teach HFA4U1 (Food and Nutrition), including cooking and baking labs • Teach English as a Second Language courses using diagnostic, formative and summative assessments (ESL D and ESL E) • English as a Second Language Support Teacher: Co-plan and co-teach; Advocate for ESL students; OSSLT and ongoing report data collection and analysis to identify and support ELLs • Active role in Student Success meetings for ELLs • Continually inform parents’ on student progress • Complete progress reports and report cards
2013 - 2015
English Language Teacher
Swinburne University - Melbourne, Australia
•Created resources and materials designed to bridge and prepare English Language Learners for their undergraduate program • Planned and implemented lessons according to a range of Academic Language courses for University aged students • Ensured student success, taking into account a variety of cultures and first languages from all over the world • Designed, managed, and ran specialty programs incorporating Australian culture for visiting Universities from Korea and Japan
2010 - 2010
Daily Supply and Home Tuition Teacher
ITN Education - London, UK
•Managed classroom behavior in various schools all over London • Taught in special education, primary, and secondary schools • Designed, implemented and assessed literacy and social-behavioural lessons to a student with autism
2010 - 2010
English as a Second Language Teacher for children
A.C.L.E. English Immersion Summer Camp - Italy
•Taught English formal lessons to Italian children through creative, hands-on strategies • Utilized games and songs to further enhance the use of English and expand vocabulary • Managed and supervised field trips to provide opportunities for practice outside of camp
2010 - 2018
English as a Second Language Specialist
Queen's University - Kingston, ON, Canada
Three part course to become a Specialist for teaching English to foreign students, without English as a Native tongue.