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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Melissa
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
  • Printmaking
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • For children

Experienced Certified Teacher; ALL Elementary subjects. BFA, Bach. Ed Richmond Hill, Vaughan

Methodology

My classes and lessons change based on the individual. I assess what your needs are and plan accordingly. Continuous feedback and positive reinforcement offered. I am most comfortable tutoring and teaching elementary grades; JK-grade 8. Will follow IEP.

Background

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education. I taught for the YRDSB for over 20 years. Specialist in Special Education, Arts Specialist, Yoga Instructor. I am patient, compassionate, and very sensitive to my students strengths and needs.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 50/h
Lessons offered by Melissa
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Fine arts
  • Printmaking
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • For children

Melissa's Resume

Education:
Bachelor of Education: 1997, York University, North York, ON Junior/Intermediate/specialization in Fine Arts.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: 1982, Parson’s School Of Design, N.Y., Specialization in Ceramic Design and Technology.
University of Massachusetts: 1978-1980 Amherst, MA.
Liberal Arts, Visual Arts, Art History.
Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, Mass. Kripalu 200 hr Teacher Certification, July 2012
Kriplau Yoga Teacher Training for Seniors, August 2013 Kripalu 500 hr Teacher training module 1 and 2, 2013/16 Rainbow Kids, Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification, 2014 Yin Yoga Teacher Certification, Bernie Clark, August 2014 Yin Yoga/meditation, Sarah Powers, April 2015
Advanced Yin Yoga, Cathy Keenan, October 2015 Eat Breath Thrive, Module 1, SanDiego, Ca. 2018

Additional Qualifications:
First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate (2016)
AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) 1997-2016
Special Education, Specialist, Nippissing University ` Special Education Part 2, Nippissing, University Developmental Reading 1 and 2, Nippissing University Special Education Core 1, Nippissing University
Learning Disabilities, Nippissing University Computers in the Classroom, Nippissing University Primary Basic, York University
Tribes,

YRDSB Teaching Positions:
1997-2017 2018
2013-present
2013-2016 2013-2016 2016
York Region District School Board Primary/ Junior/ Intermediate teacher Special Education, Visual Arts
Town of Newmarket, Seniors Yoga Instructor Yoga Instructor:
Town of Richmond Hill, Ontario (seniors, adults, children, teens, prenatal)
Algonquin/Highlands, Carnarvon, Ontario
Body Visions Fitness Club
TNT Hot Yoga
2016 Anytime Fitness, Richmond Hill !1992-1994 Sunnybrook Hospital, North York, ON
Teacher of Visual Arts to disabled War Veterans
1984-1990 Visual Arts
Winnipeg Art gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON Manitou-Wabing Sports and Arts Centre, McKellar, ON
Special Interests/PD:
Focus On the Arts Visiting Artists Program Women as Leaders Conference
Later Literacy
Kurzweil, Inspiration, Word Q
First Steps
Body Awareness/Self Esteem Teacher facilitator (ETFO) ! Tribes
Awards/Scholarships:
Parsons School of Design, N.Y., NY
Mathematics-investigating through Inquiry/problem solving Power of Literacy Through the Arts
ETFO York Region-Human Rights Standing Committee
Richmond Hill Group of Artists-Teacher Liason

References available on request

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