Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, it was great getting to go home for a few days and catch up with friends and family. So last year I liked to share my experiences with getting to work a French class last year, so this year I thought I’d share with you a bit about my experiences at the Brock Reading Clinic.

In one of my education courses I’m taking this year, we were given the option of doing a practicum (practice teaching) placement with the Brock Reading Clinic, as a great way of gaining more experience working with children.

So, what exactly is the Brock Reading Clinic? Well, it’s a program that’s offered through Brock University with the Catholic and public boards in the Niagara Region for students as young as four, to students fifteen years old who may be having difficulties reading.

As a Brock student, the reading clinic provides you with the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of these students and see how they progress in their reading skills. It’s also a great way to get you thinking creatively, because as a future teacher, it’s important to be creative in the ways that you teach things in order to show your students how fun learning can be.

I really enjoy my placement at the Reading Clinic because I’ve never tutored someone before, so in a way I’m learning along with the student I’m working with. It’s great to know that Brock offers lots of opportunities for concurrent education students (like me) to gain experience in working with children, and also in learning how to teach creatively. I’ll be sure to keep you future Badgers posted on all my experiences at the reading clinic as the semester goes on:)

For more info on the Brock Reading Clinic, click here.


About Katelyn

Hey everyone! My name’s Katelyn and I’m in my fourth year of the concurrent education program here at Brock at the Junior/Intermediate level with a teachable in French. I have always had a passion for working with children, so I knew that the Con Ed program here at Brock was the perfect fit for me! After I finish my five years here, I hope to work as a French teacher in an elementary school. I also hope to have the opportunity to teach in another country, since I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. I grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, but have been fortunate enough to call St. Catharines my home for the past three years and I look forward to what sorts of adventures I will get up to during my last year of undergraduate studies here. This is also my third year as a Campus Experience Coordinator, so hopefully I can answer any questions you may have about being a university student!

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