I received your e-mail addresses through a homeschooling parent in Canning.I am a mother of three grown up children, and a teacher who has been away in Alberta as teacher/ principal in a small rural school for the last 6 months.I taught grades 2- 8 in a one room classroom- and loved it! Unfortunately the little school had to shut down when 2 families had to move.When I returned home I knew I wanted to begin a tutoring service especially for homeschoolers. While in Alberta, I worked closely with our school's home schooling coordinator, and I saw yet again what I have always believed- home schooling is the very best education for children.
I have had experience teaching preschool to adults across Canada, in England and Uganda.I have tutored all ages many with behavioural and physical challenges, working one year as a Special Education teacher, and for two years at LandMark East. I make my lesson creative and fun and have held many writing workshops that were tailored to the needs of each student. This is how I teach: by watching and listening to each child carefully,caring about their growth, and listening to the thoughts of their parent- teachers.
While in Uganda the head mistress told parents that I knew the children as individuals and took the time to know them well.I received the teacher- nominated award for the kindest teacher and i treasure it more than any diploma.
I believe that at times home schooling parents need a bit of extra help with a subject, and so that is why I am writing you, to offer my experience,my knowledge of the N.S. curriculum, as well as my patience and interest. I charge 20$ an hour if the student comes here to Wolfville, and can arrange to travel to a home .I can also arrange study and help groups for several families at a lower cost per student.
If you are interested please do call me, or just call to have a chat. It would be such a pleasure to add support to homeschooling parents here in Nova Scotia.
Fiona Collins- Watson