One of my passions is travelling. I believe this has helped me become a better ESL teacher as it has given me a better cultural understanding of many students. I have travelled extensively throughout Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America and Canada. I have also travelled to Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. I use my travelling experience to teach with the understanding that the goals, backgrounds, expectations, and perspectives of each student are different, and that a classroom must represent this in order for a successful environment to be achieved.
I believe that in cross-curricular education, learning does not only happen in the classroom. I love sharing my knowledge of Toronto and Canada with my students so they are able to maximize their cultural understanding of the English Language and life in Canada. I am passionate about my hometown of Toronto and the natural regions of Canada and I share this enthusiasm with students to encourage them to experience these places too. I believe an effective teacher should help students with issues in and out of the classroom as best they can and encourage student’s learning to achieve success.