Hi! I'm Jo-Anne Tomie. I'm a tutor for the following courses at Athabasca University:
I have been tutoring for Athabasca University since 1998, and have thoroughly enjoyed doing so. Via the phone, "snail mail", and email, I have been a tutor for wonderful students from coast to coast in Canada, from the United States, and from as far away as Japan, Saudi Arabia, Greece, and the Bahamas.
I have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology and Neurosciences, and received these degrees from the University of Lethbridge. I worked in the Psychology Department at the University of Lethbridge enroute to, between, and after obtaining these degrees, helping study structure and function of the brain. I helped design and conduct numerous neurobehavioral experiments while working at the University of Lethbridge. I helped analyze data collected from these experiments, and I helped prepare materials for presentation and publication purposes. To see a list of the neurobehavioral publications I am a co-author on, click here.
I loved the neurobehavioral work I grew up with at the University of Lethbridge, but also felt a need for a change from this work. I thus decided to leave this work behind in 1997 to broaden my horizons and to learn more about me and "what I want to do and be". I have worked in several different capacities since 1997. I worked as a Research Associate in the Health Technology Assessment Unit at Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, as a BioStatistics Instructor at Concordia University College, and as a Programmer Analyst in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, for example. I secured employment as an Athabasca University Psychology Department tutor, and also expanded my formal education a bit, by taking some accounting related course, and by also exploring theology school for a year. As you can tell, just like my past and present students, and just like many others in this world, I'm a person still wanting to learn and still journeying along and finding my way.
Currently, in addition to the tutoring I do for Athabasca University, I am getting prepared for doing some in-person teaching for the Psychology Department at the University of Lethbridge. I will be teaching Psychology Statistics and Research Methhods, and also a section of Introductory Psychology. I'm excited about this!
I love teaching, and tutoring! I'm thrilled to be an Athabasca University tutor! My students are who make my tutoring the thrill it is for me, and I'm very grateful to them all for this! I look forward to continued communications with all of my current students and to future communications with all of my future students while I continue enjoying my employment as an Athabasca University tutor. And I wish all my students all the best with their educational endeavours!
Updated Monday, 04-Mar-2013 22:41:15 MST