Learning Disabilities Tutor

Tutor Profile: Wendi MacLeod-Place

wendi-placeBefore receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education Wendi already had a long career working with children. She worked as an Educational Assistant for the Halifax School Board, for Halifax Parks and Recreation in their Needham Preschool and Summer Day Camps,  at the Acadia Child Development Centre (ACDC) after-school program, and as Day Camp Coordinator with New Minas Parks and Recreation.

After graduating from Acadia University she decided to specialize in teaching students with learning disabilities and joined the teaching staff at Landmark East School in Wolfville, where she taught for over 20 years. While at Landmark East she was also the Science Department Head for ten years and Science Fair Organizer. Wendi has more than twenty years’ experience assessing Middle School and High School students’ needs, reading psychological-education assessments written by psychologists and psychiatrists, and developing customized training and differentiated programs for individual students.

Since 1992 Wendi has taught many students with learning disabilities to read, spell, write, and to organize their information in order to successfully write essays, tests and exams. She is experienced in the specialized techniques of teaching in small group settings and one-on-one tutorials, and understands the academic needs of students at all ages and in the arts and sciences.

Wendi likes nothing better than to see students being successful both in school and in life.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education from Acadia University, Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s University, Human Development for Early Childhood Educators certificate from Mount Saint Vincent University, a licensed teacher in the province of Nova Scotia.

Presently focusing on training tutors to help students.