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Doreen Sayer — Serving Nanaimo & Surrounding Regions

A Wealth of Experience!

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Masters of Arts, 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.

Doreen is, also, an experienced Teacher in English providing assistance with paper writing at  the high school, university and Master’s levels.

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.

Doreen has two Twisted Services that she particularly has a passion for helping with: assistance with online courses and professional editing!

Combat loneliness and isolation in online learning, as well as feeling stumped “in class”, with a Twisted Tutor by your side. Distance education students who take advantage of tutoring report higher academic gains, a better attitude about seeking help and improved class retention rates.

Through professional editing, we can help brainstorm, clarify ideas, ask thought provoking questions to help flush out ideas, and proofread for grammar and spelling.

Doreen specializes in Twistedly Tutoring in the following areas:

Is Doreen the right fit for your child or for you? We’d love to talk this important decision through with you. If you don’t see a subject that you need tutoring for, please call us at: 1-866-977-4433, check out the full list of Subjects we tutor in,  or  fill out our detailed form online. 

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.

Tutoring for Tutoring…With A Twist is an awesome experience...7 years have gone by bringing so many intrinsic rewards including the relationships formed with incredible learners, sharing their challenges and a continuing my own personal learning in the process!

Originally, I had just planned tutoring as a ‘little something extra' to do in retirement. Wow... I now understand the phrase: I have received more than I gave. As I have helped children and adults in pursuit of their goals, I have so much praise to offer each and every Twisted Learner, especially when the small steps along the way may have been major hurdles. Being part of these journeys and passions has its own definitive rewards as goals are not mere academic challenges and assignments; they require using one’s abilities and skills and, then, digging deeper to learn that we can all go further! I love that The Twist is incorporating all that into something meaningful that helps the individual on their life journey.  

No one could ask for a better company to work for from matching clients and tutors to taking suggestions to offering advice and to remaining steadfast to the company's vision and mission. The founder, Amber, is professional and understands the value of listening to her clients in order to create the best learning environment for each person. She takes care of the small details so the large picture takes shape.