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Mary K.

  • K-10
  • Tutoring
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 250.885.2902
  • $38.00 per hr for Private Tutoring

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Self-directed enthusiastic, positive educator with a passionate commitment to student development and the learning experience. Skilled in the design of challenging, enriching, and innovative activities that address the diverse interests and needs of students. Possess outstanding communication skills; present information in a variety of ways, collaborates with all levels of staff members and establishes quality relationships with students. Dedicated, resourceful, and goal driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student.
 BC College of Teachers Certification (# L190866)
 Bachelor of Education (Middle Years Specialization) University of Victoria (2010)
 Bachelor of Social Sciences University of Ottawa (1998)
 Restorative Justice Facilitator (2000)
 Restitution Control Theory (2010)
Teacher On Call Sooke School District 62
January 2011-Present Victoria, BC
Currently a Teacher in the Sooke School District teaching K-12
Student Teacher Spencer Middle School
Sept-Nov. 2010-11-29 Langford, BC
Taught a Grade 7 class primarily English, Social Studies, Math and Science. Assumed all responsibilities of a regular classroom teacher, including professional development communications with parents, assessments of students, and staff meetings. Coordinated and arranged all details for a guided China Town History Tour (Discover The Past) field trip in downtown Victoria, to wrap up a unit on Ancient China. Arranged a guest speaker to come into the classroom to talk about the issue of homelessness which was based on the schools social responsibility theme, Social Responsibility in the Community. Invited three visiting Principals from China to talk to the Grade 7 class regarding Forbidden City which was part of the Language Arts and Social Studies lessons.
Student Teacher Rockheights Middle School
April-May 2010 Victoria, BC
Taught in a wide ethnic and socio-economic neighbourhood. Taught Grade 8, division 1 with 27 students, 7 of whom have IEPs, 1 ESL and another 4 students who are at risk. Grade Division 2 included 26 students, 6 of whom have IEPs and a further 5 that are at risk. Subjects taught were Social Studies and Language Arts. Established a Poetry Club within the Middle School for students to attend at lunch and after school.
Pre-natal Youth Outreach Worker Fernwood Community Services
August 2004-2006 Victoria, BC
 -worked with at risk young moms with substance abuse
 -organized community kitchen, drop-in groups and pre-natal classes
 -client case load 60, liaison with social workers, income assistance and public health
 -FASD training, First Aid, Pre-Natal Nutrition
 -fundraising initiatives, home and hospital visits
Youth Employment Coordinator Beacon Community Services
May 2001-2002 Sidney, BC
 -coordinated an employment program for youth to gain job experience
 -interview and match clients to various temporary jobs/volunteer work
 -write grant proposals for municipal funding
 -hire, train and coordinate volunteers to work as job coaches with the youth on site
 -organize fundraisers and special events within the community
 -advertise and promote the program within the media and local businesses
 -write newsletters, reports, reference letters and resume for youth
Street Outreach Youth Employment Project
May 2000-2001 Victoria, BC
 -working with youth in transition of getting off the streets
 -communicating with employers on a daily basis to arrange interviews for participants
 -helping youth overcome barriers to finding and maintaining employment
 -setting up training/wage subsidy programs for youth
 -helping youth set short and long term goals with regards to life/employment
 -coordinating life skills/job skills workshops and job training
 -visiting job sites/administering feedback from employers and employees
 -interviewing potential youth into the program and critiquing resumes and cover letters
Social Studies
Math (up to grade 10)
Science (up to grade 10)

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A great motivator

She is a great motivator and has boosted my confidence in English. I have learned lots in grammer and everyday conversation.
Chan M. | Mon Jul 11 2011
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Caring and patient

Mary is a caring, patient teacher and always makes the lessons fun and interactive.
Madi T. | Mon Jul 11 2011

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