English, being his first language, Emmanuel discovered literature to be an accessible vehicle for learning about various people and places. Comparative literature has, and continues to be, a useful tool in his teaching arsenal.
While studying at the University of British Columbia, Emmanuel worked as a community support provider for teenagers and adults with learning and developmental disabilities. This experience has given him insight into various learning styles, and he is always willing to learn new techniques in order to make literature and language more accessible to a wider range of learners. After completing a B.A. in English Literature, Emmanuel taught ESL to elementary, middle, and high school students in Japan.
Emmanuel believes that learning is an endless pursuit, taking individuals on intersecting and diverging routes. As a teacher, Emmanuel relishes the opportunity to facilitate the development of innovative ideas to modern concerns.