In trying to be an effective teacher, one approach I always consider is to remember what it was like to be a student myself. As a result, I am concerned not only with my students’ progress, but also with their well-being. I do my best to create a safe, friendly and positive learning-centered environment, where a student can feel comfortable asking questions, seeking help and speaking up. Being energetic and enthusiastic about the material that I am sharing with students is also important to me, as I find it motivates students to be enthusiastic about the material, as well. I love chemistry and I like to share that passion with my students. Naturally, I hope that they, in turn, will be excited about chemistry and all of the possibilities that studying chemistry provides!
Instructoroffice location: 120 Toole Hall (Chemistry)office phone: (506) 458-7241email Valerie
PhD (University of New Brunswick)