We’re so excited to introduce to you one of our newest teachers, Mrs. Melissa West! She has joined us to teach in the Science and Mathematics departments.

With well over a decade of experience, Melissa is a dedicated educator specializing in science and math. Melissa holds an HBSc in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from McMaster University and furthered her education by completing her teaching degree in Melbourne, Australia.

Her commitment to education led her to spend seven years teaching overseas in London, UK, where she gained valuable insights into the importance of tracking individual student progress. Melissa’s international teaching experience has equipped her with a deep understanding of the diverse needs of students from various backgrounds. Whether in the classroom or through personalized one-on-one sessions, Melissa is adept at tailoring her approach to meet the unique requirements of each student.

Since October 2020, Melissa has taken her skills and expertise to online education, bringing her passion and enthusiasm for science and math to every lesson. Her wealth of experience and global perspective enhances the learning environment for her students, fostering a supportive and engaging educational experience.

Aside from teaching, Melissa enjoys 3D printing and painting miniatures for TTRPGs, playing TTRPGs, spending time outdoors with her family, swimming and playing fetch with her cat that believes she is a dog. Melissa is looking forward to getting to know each student that enrolls in her courses! She says: “I cannot wait to see where this learning adventure takes us!”

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