My name is Violetta Kartuz. At UMCA I work as an English Reading and Social studies teacher. I provide Educational Support to new students who come from different schools and newcomers who speak English as their second language. I am an Ontario College Certified teacher, and I am certified by the Australian Department of Education.
As a teacher, I believe that each child has to have their own individual approach to learning and that it is the teacher’s role to find the way that the student learns best and is able to reach their highest potential. It is very important for students to have self-confidence and to believe in themselves, and this is the only way in which they can succeed. The largest part of my job is teaching students that have difficulties in learning for various reasons. It is very important to me that a student who previously had difficulties is able to come into class the next time and be able to understand and participate like any other student in that class.
I have so much joy in seeing a student receive a good mark on a test. It all comes through the hard work of the student and is critical to continue this work through homework, and through the support of the parents. Our role as teachers is to teach the children how to plan out their time, to be responsible when doing their homework, and self-control during class time and recess. I also believe that for the student to have maximum understanding, it is very important for the lesson to be interesting and interactive. When the student is happy and confident in school, it is rewarding for the student, the parents, and the teacher.
In this course the students will read and
demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic and
informational texts using a range of strategies to construct meaning. They will
recognize a variety of text forms, texts features and stylistic elements and
demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning. They will use
the knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.