Matea is passionate about words and finding novel ways to use them. She is a graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio and an active member of the local literary community. Writers inspire her, especially those who use contemporary techniques such as DJ-ing, video, and sound production to re-imagine traditional genres such a poetry. Similarly, she believes it is her task as a teacher to open up the subjects of English/Humanities and engage students in creative ways that speak to their interests. As a practising writer, she understands both the challenge of writing and also the great satisfaction of discovering new ways to express oneself. A one-on-one session at BrainBoost is a special opportunity to hone writing skills, focus on process and deepen personal connections to the curriculum.