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Doreen Sayer

A Wealth of Experience!

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Masters of Arts in Curriculum Development

Doreen Sayer is a Master Teacher in Mathematics with experience in teaching high school mathematics at all levels, provincial marking and provincial course contributions and curriculum development. She is an experienced Teacher in English providing assistance with paper writing at  the high school, university and Master’s levels. In addition, she is certified as a Financial Planner and Pension Consultant. With experience in three provinces, she has taught all grades and developed school libraries and introduced research technologies as the role of school librarian has changed. She has provided technology instruction for both adults and school students including word processing, accounting and web page design.

Teaching and learning is a reciprocal relationship.  To teach is also to learn and it is this curiosity and passion that flows between the tutor and student: it is a quest to grow and expand emotionally and intellectually while being open to the sense of humor offered in the everyday demands of life.

In Doreen's own words:Having taught more than twenty years in classrooms in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, I know how difficult it is to make a difference in the lives of students. No matter how you do the math, the time allotted to individualize the programme and curriculum in a meaningful way is minimal at best in a classroom where there are numerous agendas. This is my opportunity to give back by Tutoring…With A Twist to meet the needs of students, to actively engage them, and build a feeling of success and mastery that goes beyond the classroom. Learning is life long…for me as well. I strongly believe that the little steps along the way in education are the foundation of the person(s) we become for the rest of our lives. If students are part of the process in developing projects, completing goals, and assessing outcomes; then they take ownership of their education, build a bank of successes, and become positive in knowing that they can be the change.