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Learning Centre Team

Broadway Campus
Alex Alex
Alex is an English tutor working at the Broadway Learning Centre. After university studies in Architecture and Italian, she lived in Rome, Italy, completed the CELTA certification and started a career in English teaching. This was followed by a stint in China, before coming to live in Vancouver. Alex is excited about working with VCC students and helping them achieve their goals.
Darren Darren
Darren is a math/science tutor. He has a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. He is happy to work with students towards better understanding of all math disciplines at VCC, as well as physics and chemistry. He enjoys puzzles and games: he won second place for individual score at the first World Puzzle Team Championships in 1993, and has had a book of word puzzles published.
Gordon Gordon
Gordon is a math/science tutor. Remember that this is life, not heaven, you don't have to be perfect. You make mistakes and learn from them.
Hawmid Hawmid
Hawmid is a life sciences tutor at the Broadway campus. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. He recently finished a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at University of Guelph. He is passionate about helping students get a better understanding of the life/health sciences. Hawmid enjoys playing sports and being outdoors.
Kari Kari
Kari is an English/ESL Tutor working at the Broadway and Downtown Learning Centres. She received her bachelor's degree from Simon Fraser University in Communications/Biology, her TESOL Diploma from Vancouver Community College and recently completed the Provincial Instructor Diploma. She has taught ESL in Canada, Europe and Asia for over 8 years and is passionate about helping students feel comfortable and confident with their English skills.
Michael Michael
Michael has been tutoring English in the Broadway Learning Centre for 22 years. He enjoys his job. He really likes talking to students about things like seasons and festivals or cultures and languages. In his free time, he usually reads, especially about languages.
Veronica Veronica
Veronica is an English tutor at Broadway campus. She has a BA from UBC and a TESL Certificate from VCC. She has lots of experience in the VCC Learning Centres, and she enjoys helping students with their writing assignments, English questions, or language skills.
Downtown Campus
Ruth Ruth
Ruth is an English/ESL Tutor working at the Downtown and Broadway Learning Centres. She worked for many years in VCC’s Outreach ESL learning centres inside the public libraries around Vancouver. She has a BA in English literature and TESL training from UBC as well as a certificate in Spanish Language and Literature from SFU. She’s happy to be helping students at the Downtown centre with their language skills, writing assignments and study skills as well as resumes and cover letters.
Janssen Janssen
Janssen is the NEW business/math/economics tutor at the Downtown Learning Centre.
Learning Centre Coordinator
Francesco Francesco
Francesco Barillaro is the NEW coordinator and supervises the Broadway and Downtown Learning Centres.
Emily Emily
Emily supervises the Broadway and Downtown Learning Centres and teaches resume and study skills workshops. She has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Chemistry from UBC. After realizing her passion for working with students, she joined the Learning Centre in 2010 as the math/science tutor at the downtown campus and began working as an auxiliary instructor in upgrading chemistry courses during the summers. She has nearly completed the Provincial Instructor Diploma and is eager to continue her work supporting VCC students in the role of coordinator. She is currently on leave.