St. Stephen's Community House participants

Rayisa Ovcharova

Rayisa OvcharovaRayisa Ovcharova

Teaching with passion

Rayisa Ovcharova came to Canada in 2000 and, after getting additional training at the University of Toronto, was certified as an ESL teacher. Since then, she has worked in several LINC and ESL centres in Toronto.

"In SSCH, I was warmly met by a highly professional team of teachers and office workers who had been with SSCH for a long time and who introduced me to the traditions and strategies to make my work fruitful and to bring myself to the highest expertise. Teresa Oliva, our lead instructor, Natalie Mercer, Carmen Mcintyre and Jonas Goldstein are LINC teachers at SSCH. Not only do they promote students to my class; they also bring me more ideas for my teaching, each of them having so much of valuable Canadian experience, which they share with me. Being a part of this creative team makes my teaching enjoyable."

"I love this language," Rayisa says. "And I love this job!"

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