Susan Noble is innovative and collaborative educator with a passion for supporting all learners towards meeting their full potential. Her teaching experience includes more than 25 years, in both the private and public school systems, as a classroom teacher, teacher-librarian and literacy intervention teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from UBC, and a Special Education Diploma from Queen’s University.
As a lifelong learner, Susan regularly participates in professional development workshops, and has facilitated and presented at the local and provincial level on topics that include autism spectrum disorder, transition planning, inclusive employment, and place-based learning. In addition, she is a trained Launch into Life transition workshop facilitator and certified Relax Kids mindfulness coach. Her passion for supporting diverse individuals and families includes active volunteer participation and leadership within the Kelowna community. She is the co-founder and former Vice-President of the charitable non-profit organization Autism Okanagan, and past board member of The Society for the Benefit of Children with Disabilities. Currently, she is a member of the steering committee for Young Life Capernaum, a group for Okanagan youth with diverse abilities seeking connection, acceptance and understanding.
On a personal level, Susan is married with 2 young-adult sons who are both post-secondary students. As a result, she is familiar with the challenges many middle, high school and post-secondary students face when trying to balance the academic pressures of school with their personal lives. She is especially aware of the barriers often presented to those with learning challenges, as her oldest son presents with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Ever since he showed signs of developmental delay at age 5, she has been a positive and strong advocate for him, working in collaboration with his teachers and other professionals to ensure he has received quality invention services and support to reach his full potential.
Susan believes that every student is unique; with individual strengths and challenges, experiences, and capabilities, but they may require guidance to meet their academic goals. Teaching students how to learn by providing them with an experienced academic coach who understands their specific learning needs, they can develop the organizational and academic tools required to become more confident, successful learners.
Susan is excited to bring the StudySpot brand of academic coaching to the students of Kelowna and the Okanagan area and her team of highly skilled coaches looks forward to working with you to support your child towards greater academic success and confidence.
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What people are saying about us
I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.
Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.
Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.
Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.
Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.
To assist in our growth into communities across Canada, StudySpot is offering motivated individuals the opportunity of licensing the StudySpot brand, coaching materials, and use of the website. StudySpot will provide the guidance and materials required for you to create, manage, and grow your own Academic Coaching service in your community.