BSHE, M.Ed., LLQP, RESP lic.
BSHE, University of Philippines
M. Ed., University of Philippines
Ms. Teresita Dela Cruz has been an educator for more than 25 years. She believes that teaching and textbook writing are inseparable. Prior to her immigration to Canada in 2001, she was assistant professor in two state universities in the Philippines; namely, Philippine Normal University and West Visayas State University. Aside from teaching, she has engaged herself in curriculum development, textbook writing, and research. Among the curricular programs she developed are as follows: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program of Acsenda School of Management, English 100, College Writing, Business English, and Teaching English to Children. As an instructor of Sprott-Shaw International Language College, she-co-authored Hospitality and Tourism Management – English Communications (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) and the accompanying teacher’s manuals. She is a recipient of a research grant funded by The Netherlands Government in cooperation with the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. She also worked as textbook editor of Instructional Materials Corporation, an agency mandated by the Philippine government to develop, produce, and distribute elementary and secondary textbooks in the country.
Ms. Dela Cruz has taught the following courses: English 101 – Academic Writing 1, EAP Level 4, Business Communications, College Writing, Dynamics of Customer Service, Strategies for Success, and Strategies for Employment. As a business person, she brings to her classroom real-life business situations. She passed two British Columbia licensure examinations: Life License Qualifications Program and Registered Education Savings Plan.
She finished her bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, earned a diploma in legal/administrative assistant from Sprott-Shaw College, Vancouver, BC, and completed courses in writing and publishing at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.