I was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Canada in Grade 9. I lived in Pickering, Ontario until Grade 12 and then moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake. I came to London to attend University and I’ve been here ever since :) My background is in teaching with an early childhood specialty. I’ve worked with Oxford Learning in many different capacities since 1999. I’ve been here in Byron since 2004. Oxford Learning is the perfect fit as I get to work with students of all ages. It’s my dream job. In my spare time I love to hang out with my husband and two puppies, read and watch movies. I also love to travel (particularly to Ireland to visit my family). Oxford Learning’s mission is to help students reach their highest potential :) I'm lucky to have such a fun and rewarding career.
I was born in Galt, Ontario. I grew up in several small communities as my father was a bank manager and we were transferred approximately every five years. Places I have lived include: Galt, Drumbo, Chapleau, Teeswater, Mount Forest, Mississauga, Waterloo, Hamilton and finally London. I attended the University of Waterloo and received my Bachelor of Environment Studies with a major in Geography. I was interested in the environment and was inspired by my high school geography teacher. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, spending time at the cottage, canoeing and playing board games. I have worked at Oxford Learning since September 2001. I enjoy working here because I learn something new every day. I also get a great deal of pleasure out of helping students achieve their goals :)
I’ve worked at Oxford Learning since 2007. I grew up in London. I attended UWO and received my degree in Biology. I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. I have a love of Science and even more, a love of teaching. In my spare time I love watching movies, reading and spending time with family and friends. Working at Oxford Learning is great! We all learn in different ways and Oxford Learning provides an environment where teachers are able to adapt teaching methods and provide information in a way that will benefit each student. Most importantly I love working at Oxford Learning because it gives me a chance to learn from my students. Teachers are always learning, so who better to learn from than my students?
I went to high school at SDCI in Strathroy. I attained my Pre-Health Certificate at Fanshawe. I also attended Western University where I received my Bachelor of Arts, with a Major in Psychology and TEOSL certification. My first experience teaching at Oxford Learning was with the youngest students, Little Readers. Now I enjoy teaching the “older” kids. The best part of my day are the smiles as skills are gained and confidence grows. In my spare time I enjoy artistic activities such as drawing and painting, and playing with furry friends at home :)
I grew up in London, and went to the University of Western Ontario, where I received my undergrad degree in Medical Sciences and Psychology. I received a Masters degree from Western in Clinical Anatomy, as well as my Bachelor of Education from Althouse. I have always had a love for Science, and teaching, which have contributed to the anatomical education research I am currently working on in my PhD studies. I love teaching because I enjoy seeing a student’s face light up when they understand that difficult concept, or when they are excited about something they’ve just learned. Learning is a lifelong process for everyone, and I learn so much from the students at Oxford Learning. I really enjoy having the opportunity to work with each student, to share my knowledge and help them to achieve their goals. In my spare time I love to read, play the piano, and spend time with my friends and family.
My name is Kathryn, and I have been teaching at Oxford Learning since April 2015, I grew up in London, and went to South Secondary school. I earned my degree in Interdisciplinary Linguistics and English at Western. I have always loved reading and languages, and I love to share that passion with my students. While at Western, I fenced for the varsity team, and was a team captain and team manager. In the summers, I coached and was a counsellor for the fencing camp with Sport Western. I completed my Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa.
In my spare time, I like to take my dogs hiking, read, bake, and play board games. I love working at Oxford Learning because it allows me to build connections with students and watch as they make huge leaps in their learning. It is so satisfying to see a student who used to be discouraged by work, start to tackle it with confidence!
I was born in Shawinigan, Quebec, in a bilingual household. My family moved to Stratford, ON when I was 12 yrs old. I studied Kinesiology and French at the University of Waterloo and attended the Faculty of Education at Western University. I have taught Core French for the London District Catholic School Board for 36 years. I retired in June 2016. I have enjoyed inspiring a love for and an appreciation of the benefits of learning a second language to thousands of students.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my 3 adult children, my son in law, my 2 grandsons Wesley and Matthew and my black lab Jazzy. I love to play golf, tennis, run, go to the gym and read!
I am writing hoping you will remember us. Just wanted to update you and say that Brendan is at Fanshawe College and taking architecture and doing very well at it. He has grades in the 80's (architectural history), architectural math is in the 90's and English is over 75 which is great. Thank you again for giving your advice, your willingness to help my kids, and for all you have done, we all really appreciate it.
- D. Dafoe
We would like to thank you for everything you do. I am proud to report that he was very successful at the time of his Grade 8 graduation. Needless to say we were so proud of the strong foundation that he has created as he goes off to secondary school in September. The purpose of this letter is not only to thank you but also to be a testament to you and your program. We value and appreciate the time he spends with you and he looks forward to going. Once again, thanks so much for your role in our son’s success!
I can't thank you enough for all of your support, encouragement and patience! Matthew loves coming to Oxford Learning and he seems to have formed an especially strong bond with you. He always tells people that he has been going to Oxford Learning for "years" and "my teacher, Liz really gets me." It always makes me laugh and tear up at the same time.
- M. DeRyk
So proud of my son! He has been coming home and attacking his homework like never before. You guys did it! Liz, you helped my son develop great learning skills.
- J. Hart
I work in the same building as your head office and talked to Kirk recently about how well Alanna is doing. Thanks again for all your fantastic help, you guys do an excellent job and should be very proud of your work!
- J. McRae
Thank you for all your hard work & help. I look forward to sending the kids back. What a difference it has made.
Thanks Oxford Learning!
We appreciate your excellent services!
- M. Katsivo
"Thank you for coming alongside us and helping our daughter succeed! We would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family and you will be our first choice should she need further assistance in the future! She has improved leaps and bounds and we are very impressed with her meeting her reading goals. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Oxford Learning!"
Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.
- S & D Micallef
S & D Micallef
Thank you so much for the wonderful learning experience that we received at Oxford. Eric is always excited to attend his classes. Your patience and caring have given him a very positive introduction to school.
- S. Gandza
Thank you for the many lessons that you have taught me that will last the rest of my life.
Teachers in our Beyond Tutoring Program offer individualized instruction, guidance and support to students to improve their core academic skills (reading, writing and/or math), thinking skills, learning strategies, and study habits. This opportunity offers 6-12 hours of rewarding teaching experience per week. Excellent training and ongoing support is provided.
Candidates for this position must possess the following:
BA or Bachelor of Education Degree
Teaching or tutoring experience
Passion for teaching and working with children
Strong English oral & written communication skills
Organization skills and multi-tasking abilities
Ability to motivate students and build their confidence
Variety of flexible teaching strategies
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Candidates must be available 2 evenings per week starting at 4 pm throughout the school year. Summer hours and Saturday mornings also available. A dedicated and passionate teacher who thrives on helping students succeed will enjoy this role.
Kid + Sports = A Healthier Canada
Oxford Learning® teamed up with KidSport™, a national not-for-profit organization that provides funding to families to pay for a season of organized sport.