Love to Learn!
Rhiannon grew up in rural Saskatchewan and made the move to Vancouver Island nine years ago to begin her post-secondary education journey. She began her schooling at North Island College in Courtenay and completed the final three years of her Bachelor’s of Elementary Education at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. Since graduating from university in 2016, Rhiannon spent the first four years of her teaching career working on northern Vancouver Island, mostly in a remote school where she taught Grades 4-7 and also worked for one year as a Learning Assistance Teacher. During these years, Rhiannon got to see the beauty of collaboration, multi-age learning groups, and project-based learning.
From an early age, Rhiannon has always loved to learn and enjoys sharing her learning with others. She believes that learning should be fun, engaging and tailored to each learner as much as possible, and that learning can take place in a variety of settings. Seven years ago, Rhiannon was fortunate enough to have an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece and Turkey as part of a university studies field school experience where she got to further study Anthropology, English, and History while immersed in Mediterranean culture. While Rhiannon is passionate about learning, she acknowledges the challenges and hard work that can accompany learning something new and strives to help struggling learners overcome their fears, and to develop a love of learning and the resiliency needed to face challenges.
Outside of education, Rhiannon’s proudest accomplishment is being a mother to twin girls. Being a mother has helped her to further develop the traits of showing compassion, patience, and understanding, all of which she brings forth to her teaching. When Rhiannon isn’t learning or teaching, she most enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping, singing, playing piano, traveling, and cooking.
Rhiannon can Twistedly Tutor in the following areas:
In Rhiannon's own words:"My understanding of The Twist is that it represents more than just tutoring and teaching a skill, but includes happiness and encouragement through learning, acknowledging challenges and growth, focusing on short and long term goals, communication with all members of the learner’s team, and never giving up. Everyone’s learning and growth journey is unique with various twists and turns, and I believe that it is essential for learners to have unconditional support and for learning to be cumulative."