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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.
Allan Allan
Allan MacInnis is a Vancouver-born, long-time EAL teacher with teaching and tutoring experience in both Japan and Canada. He also is an internationally-published freelance journalist who specializes in interviewing musicians and filmmakers. He has been published everywhere from the Georgia Straight in Vancouver to Germany's Ox Fanzine to Japan's Eat Magazine (and many, many other magazines, fanzines, and papers).
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.
Kari Kari
Kari is an English/ESL Tutor at the Broadway Learning Centre. 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.
Rachel Rachel
Rachel tutors life sciences at the Broadway campus. At McMaster University, she completed her BSc and MSc degrees in Biochemistry with emphasis on Astrobiology and life's origins. She is enthusiastic about health, fitness and nutrition, and helping students learn about the life sciences. She enjoys long runs and good books.
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
Janssen Janssen
Janssen is the Business tutor at the Downtown Learning Centre. He completed his Bachelor of Accounting at BCIT and is working towards obtaining the CPA-CGA designation. He is passionate about helping students gain a deeper understanding of accounting, business math and economics. He enjoys playing badminton and reading fiction during his free time.
Ruth Ruth
Ruth is the English/ESL Tutor at the Downtown Learning Centre. 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.
Learning Centre Coordinator
Emily Emily
Emily supervises the Broadway and Downtown Learning Centres and teaches in-class resume/cover letter and study skills workshops across the College. Her background is in chemistry (PhD from UBC). After realizing her passion for working with adult learners, she joined the Learning Centre in 2010. She has also worked as a chemistry instructor at VCC and completed the Provincial Instructor Diploma in 2016. She loves the diversity of programs and students at VCC. In her spare time (outside of parenting), she loves cooking, movies, books and hiking.