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Meet some of our amazing Navitas Teachers!

At Navitas your child will be expected to work hard but they will also have ample support from our staff. We will help your child stay focused, understand what they are required to do and also help them settle in to university and Canadian life. Navitas guarantees your child will have more face-to-face contact, personalised tuition and extra support if needed. It is a truly unique study experience!


Meet Jiamin Liu

Highest qualification: MA in Arts

What do you teach?

Principle Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

What do you like most about the subject?

Interesting, basic yet applicable to the real world

How would you describe your teaching style?

Motivational, encouraging and patient

Where else have you worked?

VCC, SFU

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I forget about each and every movie that I watch, so it's like watching a new movie every time I re-watch something

Your tip for university success:

Chance favors the prepared mind

Meet Kate Tairyan

Highest qualification: Medical Doctor (MD); Master of Public Health (MPH)

What do you teach?

Global Perspectives on Health (HSCI160)

What do you like most about the subject?

Dynamic and engaging topics that concern everyone and unite everyone regardless of the income, ethnicity, culture and everything else that makes us different. I believe that the students who take this course become better global citizens.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I think the relaxed and supportive learning environment is the trademark here. Positive learning experience is only possible when there is trust, fun and interest shared between the students and the instructor.

Meet Charles Pace

Highest qualification: MA (English)

What do you like most about the subject?

The combination of different cultural perspectives and paradigms offered

How would you describe your teaching style?

A combination of lecturing, writing skills and student activities

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I love the outdoors gardening & fishing! Writing and reading poetry during the winter.

Your tip for university success:

Work at improving writing skills gradually rather than all at once. Learn to schedule to avoid feeling overwhelmed by homework. Take advantage of the awesome staff, instructors & the small class sizes.

Meet Nessim Tariq

Highest qualification: Ph.D.

What do you like most about the subject?

Power of math to solve diverse problems

How would you describe your teaching style?

Sensitive, open, friendly, considerate to student’s difficulties

Where else have you worked?

Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I like walking, reading and travelling

Your tip for university success:

Fully participate in all activities, work hard and play hard, use your time well

Meet Sam Thiara

Highest qualification: MA Leadership Studies

What do you like most about the subject?

It is qualitative and allows people to start thinking about an organization more than just numbers and process. It brings in the human element and they learn more about themselves as well.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Participative. I enjoy interacting with the students. I try to incorporate lecture and group work so you can help many different types of student learners.

Where else have you worked?

I work at SFU's Beedie School of Business but have also worked at the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee to bring the Winter Olympics to Vancouver and ICBC Road Safety and Claims. Have also been a part of, and volunteered for 20+ volunteer organizations.

Meet Navitas Teachers!

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Vandita Bhargava
Country Manager - India

Phone: +91-11-42029840
Mobile: +91-8130922556
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.india.navitas.com

Got a question? I’m here to help!

My name is Vandita Bhargava. I’ve been working for Navitas here in India for many years. I’m here to help your child make the right choice about where to study in Canada. You can contact me at any time to discuss your child’s study options in Canada, or at one of our colleges worldwide.