Upgrading and University Preparation


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Leonne Beebe

Leonne Beebe, BEd, MPE

Associate Professor

Upgrading and University Preparation

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A1404

Phone: 604-792-0025 ext. 2414

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“Out of confusion comes clarity”, and this process is called learning. The desire to continue learning from my students how to “student-improve” my teaching and the activities I use empowers me to keep teaching.


I teach the UUP Multi-level Fundamental Math courses. 


As a literacy/numeracy specialist, I started teaching ESL to the Vietnamese “Boat People” at Fraser Valley College (FVC), followed by English in the College and Career Prep. After a short break, I returned to teaching upgrading English at the UCFV and now I have taught both UUP English and math at UFV.


Althought I started with teaching elementary school, I  switched to teaching adults after completing my MPE in Excercise Management and Movement Education. My research thesis focused on the effects of Body Awareness Movement Exercises on body concept and self concept in young female university students. I continued to take courses in in Teaching ESL.


Adult Basic Education Association of BC.

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to empower my students to become independent, self-directed and self-reflective learners in their learning community classroom.  How  students learn is as important as what they learn, and taking responsibility for their learning is key to their success. Students need to feel valued as persons and validated as learners. Because I teach students and not subjects, wherever possible,  I use student-centered active learning activities. It is important for students to participate in their learning assessment process, so they can tell me what they know and don’t know, and what they need help with instead of me telling them.

Teaching Interests

Developing and using activities that involve students in collaborative learning while supporting individual learning motivate my teaching.

Research Interests

Studying the effects and impact of teaching metacognitive skills on the learning process of students has been the major focus of my research.

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Upgrading through UFV was absolutely the right decision for me. I could get my foot in the door at a wonderful university, and despite having not yet completed high school, I feel like a real university student! The upgrading courses are fun and have a relaxed environment — allowing you to thrive and flourish academically.

  • – Hayley Westwood
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