Since moving to Canada in 1994, Paivi has taught all levels of ESL, TOEFL, IELTS, TESOL, Workplace English, International Business Management Skills and even keyboarding. She has a B.A. in English Philology with a minor in Swedish, International Trade certificates, management experience and TESL Canada certification. In her free time she likes to read, do crossword puzzles, and spend time on the Sunshine Coast with her family.