The Literacy Clinic Team
Proud members of:
Laura Caprini, B.Ed., Dip.Ed.
Founder of The Literacy Clinic, Laura Caprini graduated from McGill University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Education Degree specializing in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as a resource teacher in Montreal’s inner-city Pointe St. Charles and in the Côtes-des-Neiges area.
In 1995, she resigned her teaching post and re-located to British Columbia where she spent almost a decade working as a classroom teacher in disadvantaged areas of Vancouver and inner-city Abbotsford, B.C.
During this time, she attended Simon Fraser University and successfully completed a Graduate Diploma of Education in Middle Years Technology in the Classroom.
She and her family returned to the province of Québec in 2004, where she resumed her role as a resource teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Added to her credentials is a Certification in Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching Methodology recognized by the Canadian Dyslexia Center in Ottawa.
Privileged to have been working with children with a variance of special needs throughout her teaching career, Laura’s ultimate goal is for all her students to reach their full potential as confident, proficient readers!
Brittany Tremblay, B.A. Specialization: Early Childhood/Elementary Education, M.A. Child Studies
Brittany Tremblay graduated from Concordia University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a minor in Psychology. She received the Education Book Prize for most outstanding student in the Department of Education upon graduation. She has worked closely with children for many years as a daycare educator, swimming instructor, and day camp counselor. In addition, she has volunteered for the Club des Petits Déjeuners du Québec, preparing and serving breakfast to elementary school students. Brittany is currently a substitute teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board as well as an instructor at The Literacy Clinic.
Brittany holds a Masters Degree in Child Studies from Concordia University. Her area of study is literacy, specifically, early print exposure and its impact upon the reading development of young children.
Rebecca Chisholm, M.S.T. Childhood Education
Rebecca graduated with a Masters of Science in Teaching: Childhood Education from SUNY Potsdam. Qualified to teach from pre-kindergarten to intermediate, Rebecca had the pleasure of working in Quebec’s northern Cree Nation and within public schools in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. She completed additional professional qualifications in Kindergarten, Guidance and Intermediate Science. She also holds a Specialization in Special Education.
Her experiences have reinforced her theory that learning comes down to the importance of relationships. She looks for innovating ways to develop these relationships with curiosity, humour, technology, pop culture, the arts, and whatever else she can employ. When working alongside Rebecca, students achieve success as they enjoy her positive attitude and willingness to adapt to their needs.
Lindsey Gulycz, B.A. Specialization: EarlyChildhood/Elementary Education
Lindsey Gulycz graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She received her DEC in Special Care Counselling from Vanier College and worked for several years with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum at Giant Steps School in Montreal.
She has provided tutoring services for various subjects at the elementary and junior high school levels, and designed and implemented home programs to meet the academic, social/emotional, and functional needs of her students. Lindsey also has several years of experience as a community youth coordinator and camp counselor, which she uses to bring a playful and exploratory approach to teaching and learning.
Lindsey’s experience with students with special needs has given her the ability to seek out and highlight strengths in all her students, helping them become confident learners.
Tina Cutrone, B.A. Specialization: Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Tina Cutrone is a graduate of Concordia University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has worked for the English Montreal School Board and within Montessori schools. Currently teaching within the Lester B. Pearson School Board as well as instructing at The Literacy Clinic, Tina uses her broad repertoire of teaching experience to help students meet their individual learning goals, and is committed to their success!