Leonardo Ferraro is a life-long educator, having begun teaching high-school while finishing his undergraduate degree. He has taught at every level from elementary to graduate school, most recently training Teacher Candidates in the B.Ed. program at OISE. He has taught mathematics, sciences (including senior biology), physical education, psychology, and pedagogy. Consistently, across all levels of education, Leonardo has strived to empower learning, to teach his students not just subject-specific course-content, but how to hone their own learning.
More recently, Leonardo has been focusing on psychometric and psychoeducational work, helping assess learning exceptionalities and working with students, teachers, and parents in the project of constructing optimal learning strategies, as well as working with exceptional students in remediation and enrichment. This work is central to one of his main passions: the accessibility of education and helping every student maximize their growth and development.
Educated in Cognitive Science, Leonardo has long brought his work with Dr. John Vervaeke to bear in his educational and psychoeducational practice, also drawing on his graduate work, which focused on Developmental Neuroscience. Together with Peter Kozar, Dr. John Vervaeke, and Anderson Todd, Leonardo has helped build and develop the Sophia Framework.