Alexa Renzella

Alexa is a seasoned primary and middle school educator who holds advanced degrees in education and pedagogy and a specialization in science teaching. Alexa has a strong interest in technology and often weaves its use into her work with students.
Alexa earned her bachelor’s degree in early education from the University of Guelph, and a second bachelor’s in education from Queen’s University in Ontario. She eventually earned a master’s degree in education and teaching from Western University.

Alexa has been a primary school teacher in the Peel District in Ontario since 2017, where she has been recognized for raising test scores, improving wellness, and increasing the use of technology in the classroom. Alexa serves as a mentor for new, junior teachers.

Alexa’s leadership extends beyond the classroom. She coaches a number of sports teams, and also tutors and mentors students in academic camps and special education initiatives within the Peel School District.

Teaching Philosophy & Approach

My teaching philosophy is grounded in the conviction that every student deserves a learning environment where they feel recognized, understood, and inspired to explore their potential. This vision is rooted in the principles of inclusivity, diversity, and student-centered learning, aiming to foster not only academic excellence but also the holistic development of each learner.

By creating a classroom that celebrates diversity and champions individual and collective success, I strive to establish a space where all students can thrive.

Central to my educational approach is the belief in the transformative power of a nurturing environment to ignite curiosity, self-discovery, and a lifelong passion for learning. Recognizing each student's unique journey, I commit to making my classroom a haven where every voice is heard, and diversity is seen as a collective strength. This inclusive mindset not only acknowledges but embraces the varied backgrounds and perspectives students bring, enriching the learning experience for everyone involved.

My role as an educator goes beyond mere knowledge transmission; I see myself as a facilitator of meaningful experiences, guiding learners towards becoming critical thinkers, problem solvers, and enthusiastic explorers of their world.

A pivotal aspect of my teaching philosophy is the emphasis on positive role modeling. Demonstrating empathy, respect, and a commitment to personal and collective growth, I aim to cultivate a classroom culture where positive relationships flourish. This environment of mutual respect and understanding forms the foundation of a supportive learning community, encouraging students to express themselves freely and embrace risks in their learning journey. Moreover, fostering strong connections with families and the wider school community is vital, as it creates a supportive network that enhances each student’s educational experience.

In conclusion, my teaching philosophy is dedicated to nurturing an educational space where inclusivity, diversity, and a belief in every student's potential are paramount. Through a pedagogy that prioritizes differentiated instruction, inclusiveness, and comprehensive instructional strategies, my goal is to support learners in navigating their educational paths with confidence and curiosity. By focusing on the holistic well-being of students, I am committed to not just academic success but preparing compassionate, engaged, and thoughtful citizens for life.

Teaching Level:
  • Primary
  • Middle
Teaching Type:
  • Tutoring
  • Learning Coach
  • Full-Semester Classes
  • Full-Year Classes
Teaching Subjects:
  • Literature
  • Precalculus
  • World History


Courses that Alexa Renzella Teaches

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  • Precalculus
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