The Homework Zone Team is composed of the students that coordinate our Homework Zone programs across Montreal, Kahnawà:ke and Chateauguay. Read more about them and their experiences on the program below!
Drake is currently a Management student at Concordia University who joined the former SEDE office in 2018 to start the Homework Zone program at his alma mater H.S. Billings High School. At the Branches office, he has been working as a Homework Zone Program Coordinator and assisting in launching new initiatives as well as creating study guides for high school students.
Clo is an M.A. graduate in the Education & Society program at McGill's Department for Integrated Studies in Education (DISE). They grew up in New Hampshire, and graduated from Bishop’s University with a BA in English Literature/TEFL in 2018. Their involvements include a diverse array of pursuits. Clo previously founded both a beekeeping club and an outdoors club. In 2018, they were the coordinator of QUEUC (Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference), the largest undergraduate humanities conference in North America.
In each of their pursuits, they advocate for sustainability, accessibility, and authenticity. Clo also works with children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, especially autism and related diagnoses, which inspires them to critically examine accessibility and human rights. They love that Homework Zone has offered the opportunity to work with kids, as they always remind them of what's really important in life.
Past Program Coordinators
Emily is originally from the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Tsleil Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed a Master’s of Arts in Integrated Studies in Education, researching settler colonialism in education.
Emily was a volunteer at the Kahnawà:ke Survival School for two years, providing homework help for students in gr. 7-11. She then stepped into the role of coordinator for Homework Zone at the same school from from 2018-2020. She is passionate about equitable and social justice based education and is thrilled to be a part of the Homework Zone community.
Ayoub was the Homework Zone Program Coordinator at Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa Elementary School in 2019-20. Majoring in Cognitive Science, Ayoub was previously a Homework Zone mentor at Lasalle Elementary School. It was this experience that made him want to come back and be a part of Homework Zone once again.
He has tutored and been an event leader for high school students and has been a mentor for undergraduate science students. His favourite part of being the coordinator was watching the mentors build a relationship with their mentees. “At first, the mentees may be reserved around their mentor, but week after week they open up more and more and become friends with their mentors”.
Haeun was the Verdun Elementary and St-Willibrord Elementary Program Coordinator in 2019-20. She is a Masters student in International Development & Comparative Studies of Education in DISE, and her focus of research is in teacher education and empowering pre-service teachers to become change agents through global and local partnerships. Her research interest led her to be engaged in meaningful works of Homework Zone. Haeun has many international experiences in education. She did her teaching internships and research project in the Netherlands, and recently did educational research in Finland as well. She has developed educational curricula at several NGOs in Seoul, Korea and especially, she has participated in supporting North-Korean defectors through education.