Every Beyond the Classroom tutor is meticulously interviewed and evaluated to make sure they are dedicated, trustworthy, caring and nurturing. Because after all, they are responsible for so much more than just education. They help build the people we want our children to become.
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Wendy has always been passionate about teaching and learning, believing that meaningful education happens best when these roles are understood in succession. As a youngster, she relished the opportunity to play “school” to both emulate her favourite teachers and practice lessons learned.
After receiving a teaching degree, and a job as a full-time teacher, Wendy learned the importance of having organized curriculum to implement in a practical way. So she attended workshops, revamped her curriculum, and tutored to become more familiar with the various ways that children learn.
Wendy took time to nurture her own three children, and quickly understood that there was much more to teaching and learning than what could be gleaned from a classroom so she enrolled in the Masters’ of Education program at Brock University. Upon completion , Wendy sought opportunities outside the classroom, involving a role of drama and music teacher with the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts, a GED teacher with Immigrant Women Centre, and an invigilator for exams at the university level. The part-time status of these opportunities allowed her to engage with her community as a volunteer with St. Joseph’s hospital. Wendy looks forward to tutoring with Beyond the Classroom and connecting the practice of teaching and learning in new settings, while building relationships that foster understanding.
Samantha graduated from Brock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a Minor in Geography. She then graduated from teacher’s college in 2013 with a Master’s of Science in Childhood education. After graduating, Samantha worked for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board as an Educational Assistant where she had the opportunity to work with many students with different special needs. In 2016, she was hired on with the board as an occasional teacher and received her first LTO teaching K-6 Health and Physical Education. Now in her second year of teaching and she is on the permanent teachers list and has a new position teaching Kindergarten and grades 1 & 2 science. Teaching is Samantha’s passion, she loves working with students to help them achieve their full potential. Samantha continuously takes additional qualification courses to learn how to be a better teacher. Samantha loves to spend time with my family and try new and exciting things.
Ever since her early years Elysse has always wanted to be a teacher, and her dream finally came true in 2017 when she earned her Bachelor of Education from Brock University. Elysse has always found a passion for teaching, believing in the ideology of life-long learning, and has always enjoyed helping children on their path to success.
Since 2010, Elysse has partaken in various teaching positions from assisting Grade 10 students in preparation for the Ontario Literacy Test to full time teaching Grade 4 and 7 during her placements through Brock University.
Currently, Elysse works as a Before and After School teacher, but has decided to take her knowledge and expertise into Beyond the Classroom. As a tutor, Elysse is enthusiastic and engaging, always getting her students excited and ready to learn, even with the subjects they aren’t comfortable with!
Outside of teaching, Elysse loves playing video games, taking photos of food (especially desserts) and snuggling her little Shit-Tzu Molly.
Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Child and Youth Studies and received her Bachelor of Education from Brock University in 2017. Her passion for wanting to become a teacher sparked from a co-op placement that she had in high school in a Grade 5/6 classroom. From this experience, she learned that children are some of the most creative and intelligent people she has ever had the chance to work with. Since then, Christina has been volunteering in classrooms within the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, which has allowed her to become adaptable as a teacher by working with a variety of students in different settings (one-on-one and teaching the whole class) and understanding how to make learning a personalized experience for all of her students. She believes that creating a positive and engaging learning environment for her students will provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential as learners and that being able to adapt her teaching to the specific needs of her students is vital to being a great teacher. Christina has taken an Additional Qualification course in Teaching English Language Learners Part 1 and is currently working towards getting her Intermediate qualifications in History.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved teaching others. Whether playing “school” with my friends or educating my family on the latest topical issues, I’ve always appreciated the power of education. During my first few years of university my passion for education turned into a desire to positively transform children’s lives through classroom teaching. I truly believe that education and learning can empower youth to achieve their full potential and benefit their emotional well-being and academic success. Beyond teaching, some of my passions include my three lovely cats, European history, world traveling, and healthy living.
In June of 2016, I graduated from the Teacher Education program at Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History and English as well as a Bachelor of Education in the Intermediate / Senior division. I became a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in July of 2016.
Over the last few years, I have taught in several Hamilton-area secondary schools in both History and English classrooms. I applied key learning objectives and content in The Ontario Curriculum through innovative and interactive strategies to engage all types of learners. This past year, I had the incredible opportunity to live and teach in London, England for four months. During my time in the United Kingdom, I taught in several different subject areas, including English and Social Studies, in both primary and secondary schools. I’ve also taught children in one-on-one settings with individualized learning plans in order to cater to their unique learning style and abilities.