I like to take a more alternative approach to teaching/learning and believe that there is no one method that will work for everyone, but instead, it is the teacher’s job to adapt the method to the student taking into account his goals and the way he retains and assimilates new material the best. These can then be incorporated into games, songs, stories, or role-playing activities that involve the student calling up his knowledge of the language in an active way. I can also provide more standard exercises, either for specific points that need practice, or as the foundation of the curriculum if so desired. I offer the first lesson free, partly so we can take the time to find the best way of working.
I was born in Montreal and grew up in France living there till less than a year ago when I came to Vancouver to study at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where I am currently doing a dual degree in physics and education. I have always been curious about the world, it’s people’s and its cultures. When I get the chance, I like to travel and when at home I am quite the bookworm. I appreciate the breadth of works and the ways of thinking that the three languages I speak open up to me.
I love sharing my enjoyment of a subject through teaching and passing on the knowledge that I value. I am particularly interested in methods for teaching science and I did a lot of volunteer work, tutoring, designing activities and materials for teaching, preparing challenges, going into classrooms, etc, and this is the direction I want to take my career in. My interest in teaching and different methods of learning is, however, not limited to science, and I have taught English as a private tutor in France and in exchange for room and board in Spain.
********** MARIPOSA LAUREL CASIDA **********
DOUBLE BACHELORS DEGREE IN PHYSICS AND EDUCATION (2018-Ongoing)
University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Current GPA: 85.7% (which UBC converts to an A).
HIGH SCHOOL (homeschooled):
AP International Diploma (2018)
AP Scholar with Distinction Award (2017 & again in 2018)
AP Exam scores (2016 -- 2018): Physics C Mechanics: 5, Chemistry: 5, Biology: 5, Calculus AB: 5, Comparative Government and Politics: 5, English Literature: 5, English Language: 4
EMERGENCY CHILDCARE 1 CPR B (June 2019)
Course offered by Intensive Care First Aid (a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner) focusing on injuries, emergencies and illnesses in children.
English/French: bilingual, born in Montreal & grew up in France, but parents speak English
Spanish: Advanced (courses + 2 months in Spain)
VOLUNTEER WORK: ______________________________________________________________
SEANCES SCIENCES: (association for scientific education in France) President 2016-2018 : planned events, designed activities, fabricated materials, conducted activities and trained volunteers to help.
• Photosynthesis: How do plants capture the sun’s energy? Booth in 28 Nuances de Sciences, the Grenoble university campus’ contribution to the national Fête de la Science, an event aimed at presenting science to the public. Coordinator for 28 Nuances de Sciences: Hélène Deschamps. (Oct, 2016)
• The origin of snow crystals’ iconic shape: a historical and interactive workshop Booth in the same context as the one on photosynthesis but the following year. (Oct, 2017)
• Activity for kids on photosynthesis at the Domène public library followed by a two-week exhibition on the same subject. (Oct, 2017)
• Informal tutoring sessions for the course CHI 305 (chemical kinetics and thermodynamics) at the university of Grenoble. Professor for sections I tutored: Mark E. Casida. (Sept-Dec, 2017)
LET'S TALK SCIENCE; contributed to several programs (academic year 2018-19):
• Teacher partnership program: Created activities to enrich a 12th grade physics class and conducted them in classes at City Vancouver Academy in Richmond. (3 activities: Nov, Jan, March)
***April 2019 “Volunteer of the Month” awarded for activity creation.***
• Rural Outreach program: Ran activities created by Geneskool (a Genome BC outreach program) Elphinstone Secondary School in Gibsons BC. (7 activities 20-22nd Feb)
• Community Events program: Animated a Let’s Talk Science activity on sustainability for elementary school classes visiting UBC in the context of Experience Science Day. (2 activities: Nov&June)
UBC PHYSICS OLYMPICS (Jan-Mar 2019):
Part of the team preparing a lab challenge for the Physics Olympics (an event in which teams from high schools around BC compete in physics challenges). Work consisted primarily of testing versions of the fluid lab challenge and determining the final rules for it, as well as supervising teams competing on that event. Coordinator: Theresa Liao
TEACHING ASSISTANT (2018-2019):
Teaching assistant for the course AP Comparative Government and Politics taught by Julia Reed through PA Homeschoolers AP online. – Answered student questions, found and posted materials to complement the curriculum, created and posted review notes, conducted AP exam prep sessions…
EXCHANGE WORK (for room and board through Workaway):__________________
ATLAS HOSTEL: (run by an association for sustainable tourism in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) -- Cleaning, food service, helping with association-run events. (12 April- 10 May 2018)
TEACHING ENGLISH: to a private family in Alcala la Real Spain and proposing and doing craft projects with their daughter. (6 June- 5 July 2018)
TEACHING ENGLISH -- a few private lessons in France in May 2019
BABYSITTING OVERNIGHT -- for a single mom working nights – once a week for a few months (2012)
Other Interests: __________________________________________________________________
VIOLIN: Have played in several music school ensembles, folk, chamber strings, orchestra.
Concours National de Musique de Lempdes, France: 3rd Mention in 3rd year of 1st cycle level (2014), 1st Mention in 1st year of 2nd cycle level (2016).
DANCE: Salsa, Egyptian dance, Ballet
*Craft projects & jewelry Making
References provided on request.
Perfect! I had a great time learning french from you. You are really kind and at the same time serious when teaching. The combination of two helped me learn French at a faster pace. The aspect that you are a native speaking french teacher, helped me learn the pronunciations correctly and overall, I really enjoyed your teaching methods.
I hope we can continue to have classes together.
Wish you the best.
Matin is a very dedicated student and an extremely hard worker. It is a pleasure to help her.
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