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Meet the Team

Meet The Team

Meet Shelly - Director of Operations/Education Consultant

Shelly We are pleased to welcome Shelly Chawla to the Tutor Doctor family in Ottawa Valley West as the Director of Education and Operational Services and Education Consultant. Shelly joins our team with over 21-years of practical & theoretical experience in the fields of exceptional needs and mental health, in municipal, provincial and federal governments.

Shelly graduated with a bachelor of arts, honors in linguistics with a concentration in psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2005. She then completed a post bachelor certificate in autism and applied behavioral analysis in 2007, through the University of Pennsylvania State World Campus and she graduated with a masters of education, special education degree with a concentration in autism pupils with high honors, through the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Shelly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as she has worked and volunteered in a variety of settings in the Ottawa/Gatineau regions, South-Western Ontario and in the province of British Columbia. This includes guiding and supporting children, youths and adults with various exceptional needs as well as to their families and professionals in home and in the community as a Community Support Worker, a group facilitator and practitioner, a Consultant and Direct Support Professional. She is looking forward to learning and being able to provide exceptional services and support to the students and families as well as to the business development of the Tutor Doctor Ottawa Valley.

Meet Dayna - Director of Education/Education Consultant

Dayna My name is Dayna, and I am an Ontario certified teacher who really cares about my students. With "respect" as the foundation for my classes, I enjoy getting to know my students so that I can provide the best learning experience possible for them. I like to bring "play" into my classroom so that we can learn concepts while also "doing" and having fun. In my spare time, I enjoy creating original embroidered pieces as gifts for friends and family. Additionally I love being outside in nature, going on walks, swimming, and tending to my vegetable garden. Although I don't consider myself to be athletic, I enjoy going for outdoor runs and practicing yoga. I am a visual, auditory and kinesthetic learner which means that seeing examples of things helps me to understand. How do you learn best?

En plus, je peux parler français car c'est ma langue seconde.

My certifications include a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Drama in Education and Community with a Minor in French Studies from The University of Windsor, a Bachelor of Education with Drama and French teachable subjects. As well, I have my certificate in International Baccalaureate: Teaching and Learning for Diploma Program – Theatre.

I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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