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Lessons offered by Chris
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Watercolor painting
  • Calligraphy
Levels
  • All Levels

Visual Arts in the South Niagara Area - Chris Summerhayes Professional Artist

Methodology

I like teaching small groups of students. Lots of doing and not so much listening. I will take what you have to learn and make it in to what you want to learn and do. I will give directed teaching with specific examples and then lots of support to see the way though to success.

Background

I am a retired elementary school teacher - and Author (my books are available on Amazon) - and an Artist
I have taught all ages and enjoy making art the fun subject it should be. Art is an activity that should be a part of all of our lives. A line is just a dot that went for a walk.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $ 25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200

Details

Additional charge for travel if the student(s) are 25 or more km away. No charge for cancellations with 24 hours notice

Lessons offered by Chris
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Watercolor painting
  • Calligraphy
Levels
  • All Levels

Chris's Resume


● Adept at holding students’ interest.
● Skilled at adapting curriculum to respond to students’ needs.
● Communicate with children and parents with warmth and diplomacy.
● Analytic and versatile thinker, effective in developing and carrying out ideas.
● Professional approach to teaching.
● Special interest in Science and Art
● Excellent working knowledge of computers.



R E L E V A N T S K I L L S & E X P E R I E N C E


Educational Experience
● In the classroom I have taught strategies to assist students with academic work and mainstream integration in both a learning Strategies and Special Needs environment.
● In the Behaviour classroom I have developed behavioural strategies to assist students.
● In the Specialized Section 20 Program I have worked with students with multiple mental health diagnoses.
● Developed Individual Education Plans (IEP) to meet students educational needs.
● Developed monthly units with adaptations for students at varying levels.
● Integrated Windows of Opportunity materials into language arts curriculum.
● Completed Report cards, IEPs and participated in the IPRC process.

Classroom Presentation
● I approach classroom teaching as a facilitator of student learning by:
- establishing a clear goal or objective for each lesson;
- noticing students’ reactions to material presented and checking for understanding;
- emphasizing a development of students’ critical thinking skills;
- creating a balance between my teaching goals and students’ learning needs,
assuring that the students feel supported as they learn.





(Relevant Skills and Experience continued)

Parent Contact and Staff Relations
● As a Teacher and as an Adolescent and Family Counsellor for NCYC, I have organized team meetings with parents and staff, inviting input into all phases of program planning and generating a cooperative atmosphere.
● I have participated in team meetings, addressing problems including family relations, staff cooperation, community support and problem issues with individual children.
● I have a good working relationship with community agencies related to children’s needs.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AREAS
● ETFO Workshop Facilitator - Bullying: A Relationship Issue - 2008
● Dale Carnegie Graduate - December 2006
● Specialist Special Education - March 2005
● Reading Part 1 - May 2001
● Project Wild participant - March 2003
● Non Violent Crisis Intervention
● Member of the National Storytelling Network
- Attended National Conference in Colorado - July 2002
- Received two university credits in Storytelling Curriculum - Summer 2002
● Attended the Brain Expo Conference
- A conference that reviews current brain research and applies it to
the classroom - July 2003 - January 2004

WORKSHOPS
● Participated in Special Needs Workshop May 2006
● Participated in the Randy Sprick Workshop - November 2004
● Storytelling and Aural Tradition - January 2003
● Music and Therapeutic Understanding - January 2003
● Tough Kids Tough Choices - April 2003
● Arts in Education - Art Therapy - April 2003
● Participated with class as observers in the 2003 Spoken Word Festival
● Tell It - A Storytelling Workshop - October 2001

PUBLICATIONS

The Story Telling Classroom, ‘Grandfather Tang’s Story’, a story using tangrams to teach math in the elementary classroom, 2006 Libraries Unlimited.



E M P L O Y M E N T H I S T O R Y

2007 - present Teacher - Special Needs Oakwood Public School
Omer Avenue, Port Colborne
(concealed information)

2006 - 2007 Instructor - Sciences Homeopathic Academy of Niagara
Niagara Parks Site
(concealed information)

2005 - 2007 Teacher - Learning Strategies Richmond Street School
Richmond St., Thorold
(concealed information)

2004 - 2005 Teacher - Behaviour Burleigh Hill Public School
Burleigh Hill Dr., St. Catharines
(concealed information)

2001 - 2004 Teacher - Section 20 Section 20 Program,
St. Catharines Collegiate Site
DRRC Allanburg
(concealed information) ext. 2315

1996-2001 Adolescent and Family Counsellor Niagara Centre For Youth Care
243 Church Street
St. Catharines (concealed information)

1992-96 Client Support Worker Niagara Training and Employment
Port Robinson


E D U C A T I O N


2001 B.A. Science, Education 1987 B.A., Philosophy
Medaille College York University,
Buffalo, New York North York, Ontario

1998 Homeopathic Practitioner
Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine
Toronto, Ontario




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