Michele D.

Math, Calculus, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Homework, Middle School, Secondary, CEGEP, Grade 12, Learning Disabilities, Organization, Time Management

Michèle attended Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at McGill. She did an exchange semester at the City University of Hong Kong and lived in rural Japan for 1 year as a high school English teacher. She is passionate about travelling and exploring things outside her comfort zone. After receiving the Psychology Undergraduate Research Award at McGill, she assisted in experiments at the Bagot Lab that focused on stress susceptibility and depression, and had previously volunteered at the Child & Adolescent Social Competence lab, that studied child and adolescent interactions. The majority of her work experience thus far has been devoted to tutoring. Over the course of 4 years, she worked with students with a wide variety of learning needs and worked especially with those with ADHD, dyslexia, slow processing speed and anxiety disorders. She doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach, and caters her teaching style to each student’s preference, as well as helps them develop the learning and organizational skills that work best for them. Michèle enjoys learning from her students and sharing information that goes beyond the curriculum, especially with regards to motivation, development and mental health. Her motto is “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, so she integrates the importance of self-care and balance in her teaching. She also teaches skills related to stress management, goal-setting and time management in her lessons.