A Bit About Me
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
I have been drawn to education since I can remember. From babysitting to pursuing Early Childhood Educator certification, on to having my own children and delighting in watching them grow and learn. I somewhat stumbled into the world of online tutoring and fell in love with watching children's eyes light up and confidence grow as they learned to read and speak English. I am a mother, a crafter, a dog-lover, and a serial learner. I am passionate about reading in particular because I think some public education systems have unfortunately experimented a bit too much with different methods of teaching children to read and this has left massive gaps in learning for some students. Reading is not only a foundational skill for scholastic success, but it opens doors to new worlds, new ideas, and new possibilities for children. Reading should be a pleasure, a gift, a source of joy, not a source of fights, tears, and frustration. Maybe not every child will want to curl up in a corner for hours absorbed in their favourite books, but I believe every child should have that option! Reading is a wonderful source of relaxation, escape, imagination, and pleasure - I want each child to have the skills to get there.