Homework, Elementary, Learning Disabilities
Kate is a graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has recently returned to school to complete a second degree in Applied Human Sciences in order to eventually enter graduate studies in the fields of education or counselling. For over six years, Kate has worked in a variety of schools within the English Montreal School Board as a Special Education Technician. Her role is to support students both academically and behaviorally who struggle with learning and intellectual disabilities, neurobehavioral conditions, mental health issues and social skills. In addition to tutoring university students with disabilities and working as a teacher’s assistant for university professors, Kate has facilitated study skills groups and social skills programs within community centers and schools and has worked as an applied behavioral therapist for children on the autism spectrum. She has a plethora of experience finding and using effective strategies, tailored to each students’ needs, to assist them in having the most successful educational experience possible. Kate believes that school should be much more than academics and in order to better support youth in education, there needs to be a more individualized approach to teaching. Kate is passionate about animals, sports and reading and prides herself on her ability to quickly build rapport with students in order to create a comfortable climate that is conducive to learning.