Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours), University of Waterloo
Master of Education in Society, Culture and Politics in Education, University of British Columbia
Shane has over a decade of teaching experience, working with a diverse range of students in a variety of academic settings. He spent five years honing his skills in classrooms containing 35 middle school aged boys, which had the added side-benefit of inoculating him against all flus and colds – he hasn’t been sick since! Shane then spent two years working with highly-motivated, academically-focused high school students at Cheongju Foreign Language High School in Korea.
Speechwriting Certification, University of Toronto
Coming from a family of writers, Trish decided early on in life that she wanted to pursue a career in journalism. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Journalism degree from Ryerson University, Trish embarked on a very successful career that took her across Canada. She wrote speeches for many politicians in Ottawa, most notably former Attorney General Ian Scott, and worked for some of Canada’s top media publications as a featured writer.
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology, University of British Columbia
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certification
Denise is an experienced and passionate English instructor. Her ability to connect with her students allows her to create a classroom environment that optimizes learning. She has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds, including adults and children that are new to Canada. These varied experiences have given her insight into the unique learning styles of students at all levels.
She strives to make sure her students not only memorize, but also understand the complexities of the English language. This strategic approach allows her students to accelerate their learning.
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, University of British Columbia
Master of Arts with Distinction in English Literature, University of British Columbia
A graduate of the UBC Master’s of English program, Alexander’s infectious enthusiasm for literature and language has inspired a similar love in many of his students. Alexander is a dedicated and energetic educator with a particular passion for writing and reading instruction. He is adept at identifying the specific weaknesses of individual students and at giving students clear tools and strategies in order to understand and strengthen these problem areas.
Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction, University of Toronto
TESOL Diploma, Vancouver Community College
TESL Canada Federation Level Two Certificate
A former writer, editor, and desktop publisher for businesses and environmental engineers, Anne switched careers after moving to Vancouver, and turned her love of words into teaching. She has worked in international language schools since 1996, teaching ELL students at all levels and skills, and is experienced in teaching exam preparation classes (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS).
Over the years, she has specialized in teaching pronunciation and has developed strategies for demystifying grammar, making it and vocabulary acquisition not only rigorous, but useful and entertaining.