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English Language Centre

Meet our English Language Team

Stephen Sawchyn – EAL Specialist

Picture of Stephen SawchynHi everyone!  My name is Stephen Sawchyn and in June, 2017 I  joined the team at the Academic Success Centre as an EAL Specialist. I work with students, instructors and programs to provide the language supports needed for students to be successful in their college courses and in their field after graduation.

Send me an email or stop by the ASC to learn more about the supports we offer and how we can help.

Meg Loewen  EAL Specialist

Picture of Meg Loewen

Hi! My name is Meg Loewen and I have been working at the Academic Success Centre since 2017 as an EAL Tutor, Academic Coach and Diversity Trainer.

Since receiving my Bachelors of Education in 2009, I have worked in education both in Manitoba and abroad. I taught in Manitoba’s public school system for six years and spent time volunteering in educational settings on five different continents.

I have a Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Education and the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).

I am deeply committed to teaching and excited about working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Individual learning styles, goals, motivations, and stories shape us as learners, and I aim to support my students’ learning in the way that best suits them.

Emilie Jackson – Academic Support Specialist

Hello! My name is Emilie Jackson and I am an Academic Support Specialist in the Writing & English Language Support Centre of the ASC. My work includes English language tutoring, writing tutoring, and academic coaching.

After completing a BA Honours degree and ESLTCP at the University of Winnipeg, I began working as a Language Instructor at Red River College Polytechnic’s Language Training Centre, where I enjoyed teaching students academic language and college readiness skills. I joined the ASC team in January 2021.

I am looking forward to working with you to support your writing, language, and academic skills development!

Sharon Erazo  EAL Tutor

Picture of Sharon ErazoHi! My name is Sharon Erazo and I am an ESL Tutor in the Academic Success Centre. I have experience teaching ESL in both South America and Canada and have my Masters in English Language Teaching. In addition to teaching, I have worked as a Career Coach with new immigrants here in Winnipeg.

I love meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds and am passionate about helping students improve their communication skills.

Dolores Haggarty  EAL Tutor

Picture of Dolores HaggartyI joined the ASC in March 2016 and am delighted for the opportunity to work with students at Red River College Polytechnic. I obtained the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) in 1996 in Montreal. Since then I have taught ESL extensively in Montreal, Prague, Istanbul and Winnipeg. In addition, I hold a BA in Theatre and English from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill. Before entering the world of ESL/EAL, I was a full-time journalist with CBC Radio, which included five years as a morning show co-host in Saskatchewan and several years as a host/producer with Radio Canada International (RCI) in Montreal.

In my recent work with ESL students, I have concentrated on helping to polish writing and reading skills. I have found that my main task as a tutor is to help students realize that they know far more than they think they do, and with careful planning, each and every student can produce work that far exceeds their own expectations.

Suzanne Mouflier  EAL Tutor

Picture of Suzanne MouflierSuzanne has been with us since 2010. She is proficient in several Red River College Polytechnic programs and academic content areas such as ECE, ESL, Social Sciences, Writing & Biology.

I truly enjoy working one on one with adult students and getting to know them. I am very interested in different cultures and love learning about them. I also appreciate learning about how difficulties affect people and how I can facilitate their moving forward in their chosen area of work. When I tutor, I always encourage ESL students in particular to listen to English as often as possible and to read to improve their communication and writing skills.

Degrees that have helped me are: Special Education & TESL. I’m interested in art, especially pottery & I really like learning Spanish.

Catherine Seitz  EAL Tutor

Picture of Catherine SeitzHi, I am Catherine Seitz and I have been an EAL tutor with the Academic Success Centre since June 2017. 

I have experience working one on one with adults individually and in a classroom setting using an ESP (English for specific purpose) style of teaching. Prior to obtaining my Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate, I graduated from the University of Manitoba with my Bachelor of Social Work Degree. 

I truly enjoy working with adults from all different backgrounds, getting to know them and helping support them in reaching their future academic goals.

Cheri Rohloff – EAL Tutor

Cheri RohloffHello!  My name is Cheri Rohloff, and I tutor Writing and English Language supports in the Academic Success Centre.  I have a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg and a CTESL Certificate from the University of Manitoba.  I have taught EAL for over twenty years in Canada, Sweden, Mexico and Japan.  I have taught English to international university and college students as well as immigrants, refugees, high school students, and professionals.  Besides EAL, I have also taught Spanish, and various subjects in the TCP Program (How to Teach EAL).  Teaching and tutoring people is one of my passions.  It is my pleasure to help students improve their language and writing skills.