Our Instructors

LDAV's talented, certified instructors work one-on-one with children in after-school and in-school programs.

Larry Peterson

With a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Larry Peterson’s professional career was in government and consulting, although much of his work was developing and managing people. Along the way, he had several “teaching” jobs: Technology professor at a college; certified flight instructor; search-and-rescue-pilot instructor; driving instructor; and an English Conversation Circle leader.

He’s officially “retired”; enjoys playing saxophone and ballroom dancing, but LDAV lured him back into service where he completed the Orton Gillingham Associate level training. He loves working with his students, watching their excitement and new-found confidence as they acquire new skills and learning.

Maureen Supeene

Maureen comes from a business background where developing and building personal relationships was key. Part of her positions also included training and mentoring individuals. As well as business, Maureen does one on one work with individuals as a Personal Intuitive Guide. She connects with people and assists them to work through issues and connect more deeply with themselves. She loves tutoring children in reading, writing and arithmetic. It gives her a lot of joy to assist them and watch them grow.

Cynthia Sham

Cynthia is a BC-certified elementary school teacher who is passionate about English and Social Studies subjects. She has taught in Taiwan working with English Language Learners of all ages and at alternative schools for students with learning disabilities.