Be Creative, Have Fun, Enjoy Learning!
Keith has loved teaching since he was a teenage tennis player, coaching for the City of Prince George recreation program. After working as a stagehand for the CBC television studios in Vancouver, he decided to return to his love of learning and became a full-time teacher. The five-year degree program at the University of Victoria helped him realize his dream.
After teaching in the Yukon for two years, Keith moved back to Metro Vancouver to teach elementary school. As much as he enjoyed teaching in the Yukon he longed for more opportunity to experience his passions of kayaking, tennis, golf and curling. Keith brings the same passion for the outdoors and sports into his teaching. He loves the moment when a student ‘gets’ a concept, makes a breakthrough, describes a special book, or expresses themselves artistically. Keith expresses himself creatively through his wood carving and world music.
Using many innovative teaching tools, Keith works at engaging students and helping them find their passions. He believes that developing creativity and problem solving is a critical part of a child’s learning and personal development. In Keith’s classrooms, students engaged with experiential “Creativity Stations”, providing hands-on activity with materials such as blocks, clay, magnets etc. to encourage students to think outside the box and work as a team. He was also the chosen gifted school teacher! Keith’s range of skills allows him to help transition students!
Keith believes that reading and writing are cornerstones in anyone’s life, and enhances those critical skills with various methods, such as picture prompts, ‘Would you Rather’ statements, and free writing. Keith uses his innovative and creative approaches to enhance student learning in all classes, including Math, Social Studies, and Science, as well as to transitiong from elementary to high school.
Keith specializes in Twistedly Tutoring in the following areas:
In Keith's own words:“Tutoring...With a Twist is a great way for your student to find their passion for learning. It works on many different levels and in many different ways to help your child overcome any learning challenges they may have. No matter what type of learning style your child has, the Twist has a method that will help any student excel in school and in life."