Corinna graduated from the University of Toronto with High Distinction achieving an Honour Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, German and Mathematics. She has worked in the International School circuit since 2005 teaching IB Physics, IB Mathematics, Chemistry and Science with appointments in Hong Kong, Singapore and Phuket. She is also an IB Examiner for Physics.
After working for 5 years in Phuket at the British International School, Corinna was looking for a new challenge at a school that supports students and teachers in their quest for excellence. She has high expectations of her students, and being part of a school whose philosophy focuses on High Performance Learning is something she is glad to be able to contribute too. Also the opportunities for constant professional development and growth at BISS Puxi are outstanding.
Corinna is a life long learner. She had the dream of becoming a teacher after home schooling her own children. With a bit of applied determination, and support from her family, she achieved her goal. Since then Corinna has enjoyed helping the students she works with to fulfiltheir dreams. Embracing technology to support her teaching is one of her passions. Corinna uses her Twitter account to share the latest science news with her students. In her free time Corinna loves to explore new places and take photographs. On her wish list, while she is in China, is a visit to the Mt Everest base camp and to take photos of the Himalayas.
What students say about me...
“I wished all teachers would be as encouraging as Ms Smith.”
“I am not afraid of Science anymore”.
“Ms Smith's belief in my ability to succeed in studying HL Physics has encouraged me to stick with the subject. But she doesn't stop there. She gives her time freely whenever I come for help.”