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Lessons offered by Graham
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Math
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult Education

Feeling lost? Need math help? Creative, fun, reliable, experienced! Registered Math/Science Teacher!

Methodology

I'm friendly, patient and encouraging. I understand that everyday life affects how you do in school, whether it's not getting along with your math teacher or just a hard week. I'm here to help you build confidence in your abilities and get back on track.

Background

Hi!

I'm Graham. I love skiing steep powder as much as geeking out on science and math. I've worked with youth for the last 12 years on canoe expeditions to the Northwest Territories, collecting water quality data for chemistry, building gliders for an aerospace unit and hunting for fossils behind my school.

10 years of professional experience working with students in challenging educational environments:
- Tutoring
- Senior Science and Math Teacher
- Environmental education
- Youth care work
- Outdoor education

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 25/h
Lessons offered by Graham
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Math
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult Education

Graham's Resume

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Education – Physics, Environmental Science
Outdoor Ecological & Experiential Education program - Intermediate/Senior
Lakehead University. May 2015. Dean’s List

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, High Distinction
Carleton University. Apr 2010

Youth Care Worker Training
Relias Learning. 40 hrs - human services topics. Fall 2017


RECENT EMPLOYMENT

Relief Teacher 2015 – Current
Southeast Kootenay School District, Elk Valley BC
• Built rapport with most students K-12 in the Elk Valley, all subjects but STEM focus
• Share my diverse experience to give real-world connections to class material


Environmental Educator 2015 - Current
Wildsight, Elk Valley BC
• Plan and facilitate a variety of environmental programs in Elk Valley schools for K-8 students
• Emphasize place-based and experiential learning through visits to local ecosystems
• Foster critical thinking and sustainability though a weekly Gr 6 program


Youth Care Worker 2017 - Current
Columbia Basin Family Resource Society, Elk Valley BC
• One-to-one support, advocacy and mentoring with local youth age 7-15
• Liaise with family, teachers, aboriginal and family support workers, counselors and other community organizations to support youth in meeting their needs


TUTORING & TEACHING WORK EXPERIENCE

Senior Sciences and Math Teacher 2016 - 2017
Elkford Secondary School, Fernie Secondary School, Elk Valley BC
• Taught Earth Science 11, Physics 11, Physics 12, Chemistry 12, junior math and sciences
• Focused on experiential learning through field work and hands-on projects


Math and Science Tutor, Highschool 2006 - 2015
Self Employed, Ottawa ON, Fernie BC, Thunder Bay ON
• Strengthened basic concepts and critical thinking to apply concepts to new situations
• Used student provided material as well as created personalized lessons


Math and Science Teacher 2013 - 2014
The Fernie Academy, Fernie, BC
• Co-taught Gr 7 Mathematics and Science, Gr 8, 9 Mathematics, Gr 12 Pre-Calculus.
• Created excitement for science and math through student generated topics and active lessons
• Supported Gr 2 students with behavioural and academic challenges


Online Tutor, Math and Science 2012
TutorJam.com, Canada
• Responsible for Gr 6-12 lesson plans, finding outside resources, and regular reports on progress
• Found creative ways to teach effectively despite communication limitations of online environment


Tutor 2012
Sylvan Learning, Ottawa, ON
• Homework support and basic skills for small mixed groups Gr 4-12 in mathematics, science, reading
• Responsible for lesson plans and regular reports on progress


ESL Teacher 2013 - 2014
American Village, France
• Creative, active ESL lessons to French students in a classroom setting and through camp activities
• Focused on basics and creating a joy of learning a new language


EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE

Community Outreach Educator 2015 - 2016
Elk River Alliance, Fernie BC
• Planned and instructed the science/math based Elk Valley Watershed Discovery youth camp
• Educate Elk Valley community members on watershed stewardship, increasing watershed literacy


Trip Director, Canoe Trip Leader 2006 – 2014
Camp Wanapitei, Temagami ON
• Managed 25 canoe trip leaders, including trip logistics, risk management and crisis response
• Emphasized a culture of personal growth and open communication for participants and staff
• Six years facilitating remote canoe trips up to 52-days with groups of 6-18 year olds


Outdoor Education Instructor 2010 - 2012
ALIVE Outdoors, ON
• Guided multi-day canoe and hiking trips for inner city children age 12-15, exposing them to outdoor recreation and fostering environmental awareness
• Organized and instructed natural history and skill-based in-camp activities
• Encouraged personal growth through self-awareness, resilience, communication and leadership


CERTIFICATION

Professional Teaching Certificate of Qualification
British Columbia Ministry of Education, Good Standing 2017/2018

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