Gia

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English
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Hindi
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About Me

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My name is Gia (pronounced g-yah) and I am a native English Speaker from Canada. I was born in Quebec and raised in Ontario. Apart from English, I am well-versed in conversational Hindi. By profession, I am an elementary school teacher who specializes in equitable education. To complement my teaching experience, I also served as an international English teacher in India, teaching within the Dalai Lama’s monastery. I am also a certified yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda teacher – and following this path is perhaps my most notable passion in life. Apart from this, I am an avid foodie, dancer, traveler, and bookworm!

I truly believe that we are all lifelong students and serve as teachers for one another. As someone who struggled considerably with learning difficulties growing up, I know the trials and tribulations that one faces when acquiring new knowledge. Given my own experiences of learning French as an adult, I also am able to deeply identify with the journey of learning a new language - both the frustrations and the excitement. A supportive and engaging teacher can make a world of difference! My teaching style is rooted in compassion and patience. I differentiate my teaching based on the needs of the student, in which I provide multiple opportunities for learning using various sensory techniques (i.e., auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc.). Teaching should never be presented as a one-size fits all model because just as we are all unique, so are our learning styles.

As a professional teacher, I am a strong advocate for informal learning environments. The power of a simple conversation is immeasurable. Informal learning environments promote feelings of security and confidence. What this means is that the higher thinking level regions of your brain are activated. You are more engaged, focused, and receptive to learning new information. So let’s sit back, relax, chat… and learn!

Believe in your ability to learn a new language and you’re already half-way there. Through exposure and practice, I will do my utmost to help facilitate you in the areas that you would like to explore (i.e., pronunciation, vocabulary, proper word usage, listening, common phrases, etc.). Most of all, I will work with you to help build your confidence, all the while having fun!

If I sound like someone you may want to connect with, just hit the button and give me a shout!

Wishing you the very best on this exciting journey of learning and growing.

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
Canadian English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Homework
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Phonetics
Speaking Practice

Résumé

Education

2013 - 2014
Bachelor of Education
OISE, University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario
2003 - 2007
Honours Bachelor of Commerce
McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario

Certifications

2015 - 2016
TEFL Certification
TEFL Full Circle - Toronto, Ontario
2013 - 2014
Environmental Leadership Education
OISE, University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario
2013 - 2014
Tribes Teacher Training
OISE, University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario
2007 - 2008
TESOL Certification
GSS of International Studies - New Delhi