Learning Strategists

Alyssia Bueno and Tanya Hyland

Alyssia Bueno, BA, B.Ed, M.Ed

As a Learning Strategist, Alyssia works with students in the Academic Bridging Program at Woodsworth College, the Transitional Year Programme, as well as graduates of these programs who are currently registered in full time undergraduate studies. She supports students in a one-on-one setting, by teaching and assisting students to develop various academic skills including time management, organization, note taking, study strategies, test taking as well as reading and writing strategies.

Alyssia comes to Woodsworth with over 5 years of experience in a variety of student support oriented positions within the university and college settings, specifically in the area of accessible learning. She has held number of previous positions at other post-secondary institutions including roles as an Accessibility Consultant, Learning Strategist and Academic Skills Tutor.

Beyond the post-secondary setting, Alyssia is also an Ontario Certified Teacher. Fundamental to her pedagogy is a belief in a student-centred, strengths-based approach through which she works to actively encourage critical self- reflection and self-advocacy. She is committed to creating an inclusive and safe space for those that she works with and is constantly looking for new ways for learning to be accessible for all. 


Tanya Hyland, BA, MA

Tanya Hyland has joined Woodsworth College as a Learning Strategist, in partnership with Accessibility Services.

As a Learning Strategist, Tanya works one to one with students from Woodsworth College and students referred by Accessibility Services. She meets with students to assess and practice academic skills related to time management, note taking and test-taking.  She has significant experience in supporting students with disabilities with goal-setting, meeting deadlines and exploring adaptive technology.

Tanya also develops and delivers academic skills workshops in collaboration with Woodsworth College Faculty, the Dean of Students and Registratial staff, to meet the diverse needs of Woodsworth students. 

Tanya comes to Woodsworth from Accessibility Services (UofT) where she was a Disability Counsellor for 13 years, with expertise in working with students with complex mental health issues, visual disabilities and chronic health issues.

She has been a frequent presenter at local and national conferences on issues related to disability and academic accommodation, transitions to post-secondary as well as collaborations with campus partners, such as residences and Student Health and Wellness.

Education: 
Counselling Certificate - Centennial College 2007
MA - Institute of Political Economy - Carleton University - 2011
BA, Hons - History and Political Science - Trent University - 1997