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Lora A.



39 Hamptons Link NW Calgary, AB T3A5V9

Phone: 403-612-1078 E-Mail:

I am efficient, creative, and a driven team-worker with the ability to ensure a high level of quality. I have a
strong work ethic, am organized and effective, can prioritize under high-pressure time-constraints, have
excellent oral and written communication skills, and am proficient in Microsoft Office and numerous digital
platforms. I am devoted to improving literacy and access to education for at-risk youths and diverse learners.

President | Education Students Association

March 2015 June 2016

Appointed President for the 2015/2016 ESA Executive Council at the Werklund School of Education at the
University of Calgary. Chairing and overseeing executive body responsible for over 900 undergraduate
Facilitator | Columbia College

December 2014 Present

Instructing, lesson planning, and marking for English writing courses at Columbia College. January 2015
semester: ENGL 110 Fundamentals of English Composition. March 2015 semester: COMM 115 Fundamentals of
Effective Interpersonal Communication.
Tutor | Calgary Tutoring Centre

August 2014 Present

Tutoring all grade levels, predominately focusing on English language reading and writing skills, and Social
Studies. Current year of students saw progress reports of an average of +17%.
Freelance Editor

August 2013 Present

Freelance editing for a variety of platforms under private contracts.

Graduate Teaching Assistant | University of Western Ontario

August 2013 August 2014

Instructed, graded, advised, and organized for an honors-level English class (ENGL 3116E Middle English
Literature). As per volunteered duties, I also maintained an online classroom facilitation weblog, updated
frequently with relevant information and news (
Councilor | University of Western Ontario

October 2013 August 2014

Elected Representative Councilor for the Society of Graduate Students. I voted on spending trends and
financial concerns relevant to the University faculty, and communicated departmental concerns to the
Masters Social Coordinator | University of Western Ontario

March 2013 August 2014

Elected Social Coordinator for Masters-level Graduate Teaching Assistants. I organized department-wide
spending and planned events using crowd-funded finances.

Bachelor of Education | University of Calgary

September 2014 June 2016

Focus on Intermediate and Secondary education with an English specialization.

Master of Arts | University of Western Ontario

August 2013 August 2014

Focus on Digital Humanities research and specific historical analysis. Developed research reading and writing
skills. I attained a varied skillset in topics such as theoretical physics, computational methods, and philosophy.
Bachelor of Arts | University of Calgary

September 2009 June 2013

Focus on theoretical concepts and historical studies. Majored in English with a minor in Medieval, Renaissance,
and Reformation Studies, resulting in critical thinking skills.

Teacher Assistant Training Program | University of Western Ontario 2014
Intensive training in microteaching, oration, learner-centered activities, and diverse methodologies.
Teaching Mentor Program | University of Western Ontario


Observed professional teaching within diverse contexts and applied techniques to own practice.
Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness


WHMIS and health awareness training.

Certificate of Accessibility in Teaching


Accessibility at Western (AODA) includes understanding accessible practice in teaching.

Professional Development
University of Western Ontario

2013 2014

Marking Practices, Learning Collaboratively in Online Classes, Netiquette: Communicating with Students,
Award-Winning Teaching Ideas, Alternative Academia, Digital Teaching and New Learning Skills, Developing
Effective Learner Outcomes, Inclusive Classrooms: Creating Safe Spaces for LGTBQ, Professionalism: Networking
with Success, Teaching Master Classes.
University of Calgary


What Happened to Classroom Management, ESA functions.

Volunteer Experience
Turning Points Essay Contest

March 2015

Tier 1 Judge for national essay contest.

Hera Program

January 2015 Present

Program is designed for at-risk female youths aged 13-17 with previous sexual exploitation and drug abuse
history. I aid in helping these students gain school credits, life skills, and independency.
Classroom Volunteer

October 2014 December 2014

Aiding in classrooms at St. Henrys Elementary. Officially recognized as a volunteer by the Calgary Catholic
School Board.

Web Design

August 2013 August 2014

Designed and managed website for Chiasma: A Site For Thought, a scholarly publication housed in University of
Western Ontarios Theory Centre.
Classroom Aid

September 2012 June 2013

Helped with Elementary and Intermediate classrooms at Our Lady of the Assumption School in Calgary.
ESL Tutor

May 2011 May 2012

Volunteered teaching English-as-a-Second-Language students to read and write effectively.

Vice President of Communications


Managed social media and communications for F.I.R.E. at University of Calgary.



Volunteered at White and Case Moot Court.

Research, Scholarships, & Awards

Western Graduate Research Scholarship

September 2013

Attained at University of Western Ontario based on high academic GPA.

Deans List

2012 2013

Attained at University of Calgary based on high academic GPA.

Kaleidoscope Literary Award Nomination

May 2012

Nominated by Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins for excellent research project.

Volunteer Services Award

May 2012

Awarded by Read With Me, volunteer tutoring centre.

Pure Award Project Research

February 2012

Researched and developed under professor supervision.

Jason Lang Scholarship


Attained at University of Calgary based on high academic GPA.

Digital Studies

2013 Ongoing

Main author and web management for Digital Studies blog (accessible at
Chiasma: A Site For Thought

2013 Ongoing

Accessible at
Personal Portfolio

2015 Ongoing

Personal education portfolio is accessible at

References, Police Check Letter, Certifications and Credentials available upon request.