Kathryn believes that learning a new language should be a positive and engaging journey. She draws on a wide variety of teaching experience and contexts having worked with children, young adults and adults in Indonesia, Turkey, Australia and Canada. A certified teacher, as well as an experienced EAL teacher, she is familiar with different learning styles, and is especially interested in how home language usage can support learning in a second (or third or fourth!) language. She creates a supportive and challenging environment to help students grow as learners and meet their goals.
Expertise: English as an Additional Language, Curriculum Development, Kindergarten – Grade 12 Humanities, English, Social Studies and Science Language Support, Essay Writing
Primary and Secondary Student English Language Support: Support for EAL students learning in a primarily English speaking environment, developing effective skills for studying within the BC provincial curriculum in English, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Humanities.
Academic Writing: One on one or small group instruction for the development of academic writing skills in English with a focus on vocabulary retention and usage, language structure and developing a writing style.