Christine has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She attended the University of King’s College at Dalhousie University, majoring in English with a minor in History and Political Science. Christine also holds a degree in Education from St. Mary’s University, specializing in French/German and Remedial Reading teaching methods. She later returned to School, to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and worked as a trainer for the Province of Nova Scotia, in Canada.
Her diverse teaching experiences include: teaching across all levels (Primary through grade 12), in all subject areas excluding Math, providing in-home tutoring support to students unable to attend school, working with learning disabled students in both Resource and Learning Center, working with a local psychologist to become conversant with the Verbalizing and Visualizing Program (in order to assist students to learn these vital skills), and being a middle school Literacy Support teacher.
Christine has a great deal of personal experience in dealing with attentional and learning difficulties and obstacles, due to her own children’s learning difficulty. She has developed numerous ways to assist these children to succeed. She has also taught online, to students from Russia, Israel and China for the last 4 years, and has assisted her students to successfully compete in such competitions as MMUN and Design Thinking.
Christine embraces the philosophy of “Love them first, teach them second”. She establishes a deep personal connection with her students, sharing with them her love of reading and writing, and helping them to find their own passions through investigation, discussion and analysis while reading, and assisting them to find their own unique voice in writing.
Christine looks forward to sharing her knowledge with Bema students and being a guide in their English language journey.