Allie Peterson

Denise Tom

Denise was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Psychology from UBC, and a TESOL certificate from Vancouver Community College. She developed a passion for teaching in high school mentoring younger students with their reading. With over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience, she has worked with students of all ages, ranging from Kindergarten to adults. Her favourite part about teaching is connecting with her students and sharing her love of learning, the English language, and literature. 

In her spare time, Denise enjoys reading a variety of books (Harry Potter being her favourite book series), taking her dog out for walks, or playing video games like Pokemon Scarlet on the Nintendo Switch. She also enjoys trying new baking recipes, but cheese and chive scones are her specialty.