I adapt each and every one of my lessons to fit my students' individual needs! Whether you need homework help, lessons on grammar/vocabulary/reading, essay-writing aid, or just need a native English speaker to practice your English with, I am happy to help! I try my best to ensure every lesson is fun and engaging but also practical and educational.
I have worked with preschoolers, elementary schoolers, high schoolers, and even a couple university students! I am happy to tutor those of all ages. :)
I'm a student in the Arts & Science Honours program at McMaster University (cGPA 3.93)! I work as an editorial intern and am also Editor in Chief of McMaster's Vault Publication. My writing has won international contests and been published in journals, anthologies, and online platforms. I was the sole recipient of my high school's graduating English award. I have over 5 years of tutoring experience!
McMaster University — Bachelor of Arts & Science (Honours), cGPA: 3.93, 2019 – present
• One of the most competitive programs in Canada (65 students admitted out of 800)
• Emphasizes critical thinking and collaborative, problem-based learning
• Interdisciplinary courses such as: Writing, Argumentation, Inquiry, Practices of Knowledge
Richmond Hill High School — Ontario Secondary School Diploma, 2015 – 2019
• Advanced Placement Scholar (English Language, English Literature, Human Geography)
• Honor Roll and Ontario Scholar (grades 9 – 12)
Writing Program Developer — Dawn Henwood Communications Consulting, 2020 - present
• Researching learning strategies in writing and online education
• Creating and developing firsthand instructional materials for a corporate writing skills program
Editorial Intern — Cozy Cat Press, 2020 – present
• Handling and reading novel manuscripts and proposals
• Writing reader’s reports for publishers detailing a synopsis, evaluation of writing quality, thematic suitability, and overall recommendation
Tutor — L.I.G.H.T: One Child One World, 2017 - 2019
• Tutoring under-privileged elementary school children in English, French, math, and science
• Pre-planning lessons and activities for one-on-one tutoring sessions
French for Fun Town Program, Richmond Hill — Teacher Aide, 2016
• Supervised and assisted preschool children
• Taught French in a fun and engaging manner through activities, story-telling, conversations, and group exercises
OTHER ENGLISH EXPERIENCE
Editor in Chief — The Vault Publication, McMaster University, 2019 - present
• Editing and reviewing weekly student articles from a school-wide submissions base
• Writing and publishing op-eds and short pieces on multimedia content
• Managing the editorial team to coordinate timely publication of articles
Arts Writer and Workshop Developer / Facilitator — INKspire Youth Organization, 2020 – present
• Writing articles and creative pieces for INKspire’s arts platform
• Developing and facilitating virtual creative writing workshops for youth
Peer Review Coordinator – The Herd Archive, 2020 – present
• Meeting strict editing deadlines while ensuring submissions are high quality and error free
• Collaborated with team members to ensure consistency of submissions before publication
Researcher — FSST Online Research Journal Co-op Program, 2017
• Conducted literature reviews of recent neuroscience research using PubMed/EBSCOhost
• Wrote and presented an independent paper on the ASCL1 gene regarding its relation to neurogenesis and adult stem cell proliferation
Robert P. McDonald Award for Proficiency in English, 2019 — Richmond Hill High School (highest graduating English award)
Senior Prose Bronze Place, 2019 — Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest (1,700+ entries worldwide)
Vicky is awesome! She's friendly, reliable, and detail-oriented. She has high-level professional and academic experience, which makes her perfectly equipped as an English tutor. Working with her is always a pleasure.
Vicky has been a close friend of mine for 5 years and I’ve known her for over 10 years, meeting her in elementary school. We were first just classmates in the gifted program at school, but I was immediately drawn to her unique personality and charismatic nature and we soon became close friends. From a young age, she had exhibited a passion and enthusiasm for English, writing her own stories and publishing them online. Overtime, she developed and polished her writing skills, and frequently excelled in advanced courses like AP English literature and composition and AP English Language and Composition. She even has the skills to teach her peers, including me, by giving pointers on essay writing and analytically proofreading passages. She is straightforward with her feedback but is still supportive and will encourage you when you are feeling down. She is also very approachable and easy to talk to and is also very available in case you have any questions or trouble while working independently. Just shoot her a message and she will respond quickly, showing that she really takes the extra mile to help others. As a result, Vicky is the optimal choice for an English tutor. With her analytical mind combined with explosive imagination and patient demeanor, she is sure to provide top-tier teaching to anyone who needs it.
Vicky is a hard-working, reliable, and patient teacher who easily explains difficult concepts with clarity. Her outgoing attitude and creative mindset set her apart from the average teacher.
Vicky is very patient and helpful when giving feedback. I've known her for years and she was amazing at providing comments on my writing which helped me perfect my work. She pays attention to the details, is extremely knowledgeable in her area, and is always willing to help. I highly recommend Vicky to anyone needing help with English.
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