I teach according to the learner's learning style. But I love using "mind mapping" as this works on both sides of the brain, & so learning is achieved! I recommend about 2 hours of tutoring at one time & no more than that. Your brain can only handle so much information. Practice, practice, practice until you succeed! There is no giving up over here :-)
Studied at Douglas College & BCIT (A degree in Arts - Psychology & Kinesiology, a nursing diploma, & a Professional Instructor Education certificate). I am currently a nurse & a health care assistant program educator & coordinator for a local college in Vancouver/Surrey & a University in Langley/Surrey.
I EDUCATION (IN BRITISH COLUMBIA)
Professional Instructor Education (March/16-Dec/16)
Canadian Health Care Academy (Jan/10 – Sep/10)
B.C. Institute of Technology (Jan/07 – Feb/09)
Douglas College (2002-2004)
II AWARDS RECEIVED
Professional Instructor Education (PIE) Certificate
Full Scope Nurse in British Columbia
Associate Degree in Arts (Psychology & Kinesiology)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
IV insertion & therapy certificate
III WORK EXPERIENCES
1. Vancouver Career College, Burnaby, BC (Mar/16 – Current)
o Practical Nursing Educator for Semester One to Four
• Providing education in Variation in health, Integrated Nursing theory & lab, Pharmacology, Professional Practice, Professional Communication, and Health Promotion
• Supervising & coordinating Consolidated Practice Experience (student practicum)
• Facilitating & managing practicum clinical sites by providing preceptorship education to preceptors & by providing support & extra training to students to ensure a successful preceptorship
2. Life Quest for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, ON (Mar/12 – May/14)
o Accountable for coordinating in-vitro fertilization treatment. For example;
Assisting physicians/surgeons with egg retrievals and embryo transfers.
Admitting and discharging patients by following Life Quest’s standard orders including IV insertion and maintenance.
Administering medications orally and intramuscularly.
Sterilizing clinical instruments used in the O.R.
Auditing and ordering of clinical supplies and instruments.
Providing emotional support to patients and staffs.
Maintaining patients’ confidentiality and accurate documentation.
3. Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Vancouver, BC (Mar/08 – July/10)
o Accountable for coordinating quality oncology outpatient resident care. For example;
Reporting patient’s clinical status to RN in-charge &/or to patient’s physician(s), and initiates appropriate interventions as needed.
Providing for patients & caregivers physical, psychosocial & teaching needs, including identification of support services available through CCS and other community resources.
Maintaining accurate patient records & communications.
o Accountable for ensuring a safe environment within the cancer Lodge. For example;
Identifying emergency & potentially high-risk situations & initiates appropriate interventions.
Applying required documentations as needed (i.e. shift & incident reports, census, housekeeping, dietary, & volunteer driver requests & quality monitoring).
o Accountable for supporting & facilitating volunteer services within the cancer Lodge environment. For example;
Facilitating communication between staffs & volunteers
Participating in the training & education of volunteers according to established Volunteer Management policies
Lending support & guidance to volunteers on a daily basis and recognizing & acknowledging their contributions.
4. Canadian Health Care Academy Work Placements (Jan/10 – Sep/10)
o > 400 hrs at Morgan Place Seniors Care & Mt. St. Joseph Hosp. (Medicine unit).
o > 190 hrs of preceptorship at Vancouver General Hosp. in the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit.
5. British Columbia Institute of Technology Work Placements (Jan/07 – Feb/09)
o 118 hrs in Neurology & Palliative Ward at Lions Gate Hosp.
o 219 hrs in Medical-Surgical at Mt. St. Joseph Hosp.
o > 125 hrs in Mental Health at Richmond & St. Paul Hosp.
o 113 hrs in Pediatrics & Family Birthing Unit at Surrey Memorial Hosp.
5. Lydia/Doug Behan Support/Nursing Care (2004-2008)
6. Bond Senior Community Nursing Care (2007-2008)
IV VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
> 200 hrs at Riverview Mental Hospital
North Shore Christian Centre and Toronto City Church as a Sunday school teacher & nursery helper.
V OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
- Sensitive & responsive to the communication & education needs of patients/residents, staff & volunteers.
- Able to communicate with health partners & service providers ensuring appropriate access & resolution to problems.
- Strong written & verbal skills (English)
Able to work independently & with a team
Strong organizational & leadership skills
Innovative, flexible, critical thinker; assertive; attentive & focus-oriented.
Theresa is so kind and incredibly patient! She brings warmth and understanding, always.
Theresa is a kind, amazing, and respectful teacher who conveys the class lecture and syllabus with great knowledge and diligence. She goes above and beyond to respect her students boundaries and learning capabilities. Overall, Theresa is a remarkable teacher who cares for her students.
Theresa and I have known each other for many years; she is kind, passionate, and believes in people. She is patient, and would do anything to help others. She is fun and cheerful, and always looks for the positive. I highly recommend her for those who struggle and need someone to believe in them; as well for those who are wanting to excel.
To whom this many concern, Theresa was my teacher for the last year. Through in class sessions & virtual learning through zoom. She helped me and my fellow classmates succeed. I never enjoyed teachers in school, but Theresa is amazing. She is a wonderful lady with great children. She always try's to understand each student as their own person so she can help them learn in ways that suites them best. I would not ask for another teacher. I already miss her. :D
She is good teacher.She is explain everything in detail so it’s good for students
I have known Theresa for 3 years. She has been my biology teacher and it has been a pleasure working with her. Her skills and methods are very transferable while she promotes a fun yet knowledgeable environment within our sessions.
Theresa was one of my teachers in my nursing program. She explains the topic in the easiest way possible so that the student can understand. For example, she taught us how to use a type of brainstorming board to help us correlate disease and its associated symptoms. Theresa invests her time and effort to help students succeed because she cares for her students.
I have known Theresa personally and can attest that she has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I think that she will make an excellent tutor/teacher.
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