Tai Chang

Tai Chang

  • Toronto ON


Enthusiastic professional dedicated to inspiring those around her. Has a passion for people and for building invaluable relations with both peers and students alike. Encourages open-mindedness and collegiality to foster respectable interactions. Has demonstrated the power to develop a good rapport with people instantaneously. Successfully manages several tasks simultaneously and takes great interest in learning about people and their strengths...

Work experience

Work experience

Grade 8 Teacher

Hishkoonikun Education Authority (Francine J. Wesley Secondary School)
Sep 2011 - Present
  • Create lessons (often with Smart Board) to engage students of varying abilities in an isolated First Nations community in Kashechewan, Ontario
  • Manage an array of behavioural concerns within the high school
  • Coordinate and carry out extensive fundraising events raising upwards of $70,000 for grade 8 graduation trip
  • Develop lessons that include modifications and accommodations for LD and IEP students
  • Arrange travel, create itinerary, and chaperone 2 classes to Toronto for 2-week graduation trips
  • Set-up and maintain Fitness Room for the high school
  • Organize and run girls’ after-school fitness program
  • Use a multitude of strategies to ensure that the following are kept in mind for my particular set of students: differentiated learning, minimal expertise in the English language for some, extremely short attention span, and interest in technology (computers, iPods, SMART Board)
  • Supervise and conduct extra-curricular sports such as volleyball, floor hockey, and girl's fitness

Kitchen Planner/Sales

IKEA Canada
Sep 2002 - Aug 2011
  • Provide visitors with a positive shopping experience by ensuring that customer convenience standards are met or exceeded in sales area
  • Meet IKEA visitors, provide sales help and information at all times by sharing product information and benefits
  • Maintain the sales area to ensure that it looks clean, products are stocked, and merchandise is priced
  • Assume responsibility for various projects and tasks as they occur
  • Adhere to inventory control procedures
  • Assist customers in the process of planning a kitchen
  • Provide accurate designs and detailed layouts for IKEA customers purchasing a kitchen
  • Keep updated and educate myself on new product features, services, customer selling skills, technical information and requirements
  • Train and coach apprentices on product features, services, customer selling skills, et cetera
  • Ensure that merchandise is presented according to IKEA standards and is properly labelled and signed

Front Desk Associate

Bally Total Fitness
Jan 2004 - Apr 2006
  • Greet members in a professional and friendly manner
  • Process membership payments, holds, and various other paperwork
  • Provide information on accounts, use of equipment, and other inquires
  • Prepare club for closing: close debit count, secure premise, ensure all members have exited facility

Media Assistant

Crane Communications
Nov 1999 - Mar 2004
  • Provide information and guidance to media at The National Home Show, The Grocery Innovations Trade Show, and The Boat Show
  • Gather and research the quantity of stories published and aired to monitor level of exposure of both shows

Account Manager/Recruiter

International Business Search
Jun 2002 - Jan 2004
  • Execute a procedure for placement of suitable candidates for client
  • Accountable for targets and goals set by management
  • Work with company personnel to implement winning strategies in recruiting 
  • quality candidates
  • Provide clients with quality candidates by screening and performing interviews
  • Strengthen corporate visibility and help increase overall revenue growth within the company
  • Receive job orders from other Account Managers and place candidates for specific jobs
  • Develop a client base utilizing internal and external resources
  • Maintain and develop good relationship with existing and new clients
  • Foster strong links with immediate team and other members of company and affiliates

Visitor Experience Host

Ontario Science Centre
Sep 2001 - May 2002
  • Provide visitor’s with information regarding exhibits and special events
  • Create enjoyable activities for children, as well as adults
  • Ensure safety for all patrons, including staff
  • Greet and welcome new and member guests

Marketing Coordinator

Actfit.com (Clubsite Internet Network)
Apr 2000 - Mar 2001
  • Conduct extensive market and competitive research for clients to help develop strategic planning and promotional techniques which maximize client objectives
  • Generate new clients, as well as maintain a good rapport with existing clients
  • Provide administrative support to VP of Sales & Marketing
  • Assist in the development of promotional materials including brochures, posters, presentation booklets
  • Produce and edit various documents to be presented to clients, potential investors, and prospective clients
  • Collect, analyze, and assess information to improve marketing strategies
  • Arrange schedules, accommodations, travel arrangements, and rental vehicles for travelling sales representatives
  • Update and edit clients’ websites on an ongoing basis



Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Bachelor with Honours

York University
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Diploma with Honours

Seneca @ York University
Sep 1998 - Jun 2000



Bronze Cross

Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada

OCT Teaching

Ontario College of Teachers
Jun 2010 - Present

ITeach workshop

Nipissing University
Jun 2010 - Present
SMART Board in the Classroom, iMovie & eYearbooks, Classroom Resources, Web 2.0., Adaptive Technology, Digital Storytelling, SMART Board Advanced, Making Music & Podcasts in the Classroom, SMART Board in a Junior Classroom, Movies in the Classroom, and A Look at SMART’s Education Solutions

Standard First Aid & CPR level C

Canadian Red Cross
May 2010 - May 2014