Mentoring Events

TESL Ontario Mentorship Pilot Program

TESL Ontario is excited to announce the second year of our Mentorship Program!

In a series of moderated virtual events, a group of seasoned TESL professionals from a variety of sectors within the field will be available to provide guidance, advice and best practices to newer educators in search of mentorship.

Mentors will be seated in virtual breakout rooms identified by individual program types. The group will meet as a whole for introductions and a guided discussion before being placed in the virtual breakout rooms identified in their registration for more in-depth Q&A opportunities and conversation.

Each Mentorship Event will last for one hour.

Roundtables and breakout rooms will feature mentors from LINC and Adult ESL, EAP, ELT/OSLT, Test Preparation Instruction and Standard Test Examination.

Please note: available sectors may vary at individual Mentorship Events.

Mark your calendars! Our next Mentorship Event will take place on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

Our mentors for our October 5 event include:

 Anita Hibbard                       Susan Webb
 Mount Royal University         ACHEV           


Dr. MaryAnne John                  Jennifer Jones
Seneca College, Sheridan      Thames Valley District
College and University of        School Board

Patricia Berney
Toronto Catholic District
School Board


Special Presentation

Our October Mentorship Event will feature an opening presentation, “How To Use LinkedIn For Job Search Success,” delivered by Katina Deichsel, Academic Upgrading Professor from the School of Work and College Preparation at George Brown College.

Katina Deichsel
George Brown College

Are you a recent TESL graduate eager to start building your career?

Are you an experienced language instructor curious about what other career paths are available to you?

Are you considering starting a new job search but have no idea how and where and when to start?

Join me for a quick dive into the power of LinkedIn for job search and career development. As I always say, don't work hard, work smart! Utilizing the Jobs function of LinkedIn has enabled me to quickly and easily pivot into 2 new meaningful career opportunities over the past 2 years in training, talent development and Learning & Development, and I'm eager to share with you the tips and tricks I successfully applied to my career development.

Frankly, I got tired of applying to 50, 100, 200 jobs and receiving no responses. My confidence was certainly taking a beating. HOWEVER, once I began applying LinkedIn best practices for job seekers, I was SHOCKED to find that many hiring managers were not only reaching out to me for interviews, but recruiters were blindly recruiting me for excellent opportunities.

If you're serious about developing your career, you need to get serious about the Jobs function on LinkedIn. STOP WORKING HARD... and start working smart! Let me show you how...

The mentoring breakout sessions will immediately follow Katina’s presentation.

Mentorship Events are only open to TESL Ontario members.

We suggest that registrants come with questions prepared.