My name is Brandi May
I am an English tutor, artist and graduate student. I am passionate about many things, which include teaching, painting and research.
I currently hold a double honours BA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Psychology; religion and culture and am currently working towards obtaining my MA in religion and culture. My training at Wilfrid Laurier University has allowed me to do two very important things.
1. I have been able to conduct rigorous, inter-disciplinary research in accordance with the standards for excellence, in which Wilfrid Laurier University espouses.
2. During the last three years, my training has allowed me the pleasure of helping others help themselves through tutoring English.
The newest of all of my ventures is visual art. As part of my mental and spritual growth, I have found an outlet that has given me much insight into my own imagination. I am an abstract painter and typically use acrylic, but have recently started some mixed-media work. If you would like to learn more, visit the “art” section of my website.
I have been painting for a few years now and although I am still a novice, I have a great deal of passion for creating. To express my love for art, I decided to join the Cambridge Arts Festival in 2015 and will be doing so again this year.
All of my art is abstract and all of it has been inspired by my interactions with the world around me. Most of my work has elements of nature in it, although some of it is purely emotional (often, it’s a bit of both). To share my art is to share a little bit of myself.
To share them with you is a chance to connect with you; what a wonderful opportunity that is! My creations may not connect with everyone, but to have the chance to have even a momentary relation with one person that enjoys what I have made, makes doing it worthwile.
As an inter-disciplanary researcher, I take great pleasure in expressing my passions through a variety of means in my research. I have formal training in both psychology and religion & culture. As a result of this double major, I have developed my interests in the area that deals with the intersection between psychology and spirituality. I have composed three major research papers that touch on this relationship. In addition, from my training in both the sciences and arts, I have learned the importance of both qualitative and quantitive methodologies; and have employed both in the past. I must say; however, that due to the nature of the research I have conducted, am much more versed in the art of qualitative research. This includes a base knowledge of grounded theory, doing interviews, transcriptions, coding, and theme development.
Below are links to my three major research projects regarding the relationship between psychology and spirituality.
Exploring the Relationship Between Spirituality and Compassion
Religion And Psychotherapy
Grief Therapy: Critique of Traditional Technique and an Introduction to
Mediumship as a Source of Healing for Normal and Complicated Grief
I am a Master's student at Wilfrid Laurier University and I have been tutoring English and writing skills for three years. I am passionate about teaching and would love the opportunity to help you reach your goals!
I have helped students with:
Sentence structure and grammar
Cover letter/Resume writing
Applications for post-secondary studies
TWO Pricing Options:
1. The first hour is free, after the first hour, I charge $35.00/hour
2. You can pre-purchase a package of 5 hours for $160.00, a package of 10 hours for $320.00 or a package of 15 hours for $480.00
I currently live in Kitchener, ON., and am able to meet with you within the KW region.
If you would like to set up a meeting, you may call me at (604) 787-1355
Or email at Brandimay33@hotmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you!