Learning with Passion and Creativity!
Blue currently lives in Victoria and grew up in North Vancouver, where he attended Elementary and Secondary School in the French Immersion program. Blue has always had a love for stories; he has written novels and scripts, and collaborated with other students to write, direct and act in school plays all throughout high school. He has mentored students in grade 8 to 11 in Drama, Creative Writing, and Visual Art. He has also tutored elementary school students in French and English, with an emphasis on using storytelling and creativity to engage his students’ language skills.
Blue is also passionate about science, especially marine biology. In 2018, Blue began volunteering at the Vancouver Aquarium as an educator in the wet lab. He taught students from kindergarten to grade 12 about marine biology and ocean conservation using props, diagrams, and live animals. He also handled intertidal animals such as crabs, urchins and molluscs so that students could touch and interact with them. Blue came away from this incredible experience with a new, visual and hands-on approach to teaching; and, most importantly, he learned how to use his passion for a subject to inspire students.
Blue has learned from his own experience that it’s easiest – and most fun – to learn about a topic you find interesting. He strives to teach in a way that is engaging and inspires the same level of enthusiasm in his students. He also approaches tutoring with patience and understanding; he believes learning is a process of trial and error, and that everyone learns at their own pace. Above all, he wants to encourage students to find a learning style that works best for them!
Blue would love to get Twisted in the following subjects!
- French: Grades 3-12
- French Immersion: Grades 3-10
- English: Grades 3-12
- Social Studies/History: Grades 3-12
- Science: Grades 3-10
- Math: Grades 3-8
In Blue's own words:"To me, The Twist is that tutoring can go beyond teaching academic subjects – it can also foster confidence and enthusiasm in learning, and help students acquire life skills. It’s an opportunity to set students up for success; not only in school, but in their lives in general!"