Hello, let me introduce myself! My name is Matthew Ward. I have many hobbies including traveling, photography, cooking, longboarding, soccer and playing pool. I am originally from Montreal and I have a great passion for teaching children. I have five years of teaching English as a second language in China. I learned a lot about language, culture, and early childhood development. Having experienced a language barrier, I had to learn about body language to quickly familiarize myself with different students. Recently I have spent the last 8 months taking care of my niece and studying early childhood development online at Lethbridge College. I hope to learn and grow with the children in a stimulating and engaging environment. My personal teaching philosophy is to encourage the interests of children to spark their curiosity. I look forward to contributing to your child’s development.