Tutor profile: Cait S.
Aspiring Teacher with BA in Communication & English
Hi there, My name is Cait and I am currently graduating from my undergraduate degree in Communication and English. I am passionate about all things reading, writing and teaching. Located in Canada, I have experience working with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds (ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, and ages). I am a very open and personable individual who prides themselves on adapting to every student's needs. I understand that not everyone learns in the same way and always strive to be engaging and make...
I have around two years of teaching experience. Throughout the duration of my Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor in English I worked for a multitude of non-profit organizations, designing and delivering educational curriculum for children aged 5-12 and youth aged 13-18. These positions required teaching content in the subjects of history, biology, geology, reading, writing and literacy. I have also held a number of volunteer positions that involved teaching such as being a Peer Mentor for Simon Fraser University's School of...
Simon Fraser University
2016 - 2021
caitshawwrites.com, Freelance Writer, Editor, and Storyteller
2020 - Present
My full time job since completing my studies has been freelance writing and editing. See my website for more information.
Working independently, Private Tutor
2016 - Present
I have tutored high school and university-level students. I started by tutoring young adult students who were studying to complete the IELTS exam. Then, I began to tutor high school students in their English classes, particularly students in Grade 12 and students studying for the APA English examination.
Peachland Visitor Centre, Visitor Information Councelor
2020 - 2020
This position involved working within the Peachland community to promote tourism. Much of this work was contributing to the website and running the centre's digital communications outlets. This also involved assisting guests to the area.
Vancouver Writer's Exchange, Activity Leader
2019 - 2020
In this position I was responsible for designing weekly after-school literacy programs for children aged 5-8. These programs involved three aspects. The first aspect was an activity that would get the children excited about reading. The second was an activity that would allow the kids to practice their writing. The third was adding an interactive element whether that be a craft, an exercise or another activity. Each week I would lead these activities for a group of 20 children, with volunteer mentors who would assist with individual children's...
Westbank Museum, Community Historian
2018 - 2018
In this position, responsibilities included: gathering information about local history and presenting it to the public, liaising with community members about historical programming, and being involved in curatorial duties when it came to the exhibits.
Summerland Museum, Summer Program Coordinator
2017 - 2017
This position included designing and presenting educational summer programs for local youth groups. These programs involved teaching children aged 5-16 about local history and geology. Using resources from local historians, scientists and community members I created these bi-weekly programs and then recorded them for future use at the museum.
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