Melbourne Tutor in Reading, English
, Maths, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Special Needs, ESL
(1 student review)
๐ FEELING THE DAY-TO-DAY STRESS OF HAVING TO HELP YOUR CHILD STAY ON TASK WITH SCHOOLWORK... while knowing all too well next year will be the same as this year unless something changes?
I help students RAPIDLY improve the 4 cognitive skills VITAL for learning while simultaneously improving language & reading skills โ no travelling required.
My participants regularly surprise their school teachers (& parents!) with their newly developed abilities... often within weeks!
WHY IS LEARNING & READING EASY FOR SOME, YET HARD FOR OTHERS?
Scientific research has shown it rarely has anything to do with intelligence โ slow progress doesn't necessarily mean a learner is lazy, unmotivated or not listening hard enough... it may be that the learner is unable to process rapid information quickly, efficiently or accurately enough, but the specific training we'll be using has been designed by neuroscientists to rewire the brain for better processing, learning & reading at any age.
On average, a 1-2 year gain in reading skills can be achieved in 12 weeks.
WHAT WILL WE BE WORKING ON?
๐ Foundational Auditory Processing
๐ Language, Literacy & Reading Skills:
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Spelling, High Frequency Words, Difficult Words (e.g. Homophones), English Language Conventions, Grammar, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.
๐ Cognitive Skills:
Attention, Memory, Processing & Sequencing
๐ Life Skills:
Improved Academics, Enhanced Self-Confidence, Better Communication, Better Ability to Follow Directions, Greater Interest in Learning, Stronger Mental Agility, Greater Alertness (a benefit to maths, sport, science & all other areas of the curriculum).
THE LIMITS OF STANDARD INSTRUCTION...
Most people recognise that repetition is key to learning. On average, to learn something new you'll need to repeat a task 8 times, although if you're aiming to replace an old (or incorrect) action with a new (or correct) action, you'll need to repeat it successfully 28 times.
Sounds easy enough... until it gets boring, feels too hard, the instruction is misunderstood or something 'better' grabs our attention. Even in a 1-to-1 learning situation, it's not always possible for a teacher & student to complete something enough times (& well enough) to make it stick. Frequency & cognition will play a crucial role - practising something once a week is not as beneficial as effectively practising it 3 to 5 times a week, while sometimes a learner's cognitive skills (& not the lesson or task, itself) are at the core of any difficulties.
WHY ONLINE IS MORE THAN FINE...
Research shows inattention, impulsiveness, or even a sedentary lifestyle, tie in with negative brain plasticity (less connections in the brain because of less stimulation).
On the flip side, brain plasticity & learning improve when we frequently revisit activities that are engagingly rigorous, novel, rewarding & meaningful. As neuronal connections strengthen & increase, associated tasks become easier & faster!
Technology can deliver many more repetitions to a learner than a classroom teacher ever could & using an online platform allows actual neuroscientists to enhance our educative experiences - so parents & learners on a mission can be sure the brain will benefit.
A HIDDEN GEM THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES
We'll be using Fast ForWordยฎ, a series of computer-delivered brain fitness exercises designed to dramatically improve language & reading by simultaneously improving memory, attention, sequencing & processing skills.
The Fast ForWord products support existing curriculum but are not sold in stores because they require professional teacher oversight and guidance. When students process more efficiently, every other instructional strategy works better.
Add, the companion program, Reading Assistantโข, for greater oral fluency (it's amazing software that actually listens to you read & helps you as you go)!
Learn how Fast ForWord makes a better difference at www.scilearn.com/parents.
3RS TUTORING | SCHOLARSHIP PREPARATION | COGNITIVE GAINS
My learning packages are suitable for Primary Students, Teens & Adults (ages 6+) who wish to boost their academic achievement, attention, listening, or recall capabilities - including participants who require home language therapy options or home-based interventions for reading difficulties, auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, speech or language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, a specific learning disability, and/or English Language Learners.
My personalised & nurturing format allows students to become excited about each incremental step, bringing a rewarding buzz to learning (and your home!). Students enjoy the flexibility and freedom of completing lessons on their own computer or iPadยฎ (at times that suit you best) and, as their teacher, I am very much a part of their journeys... I'll be there tracking, guiding and celebrating progress daily, keeping in touch via Skype and/or telephone and even addressing some snail-mail to your child (Remember how much fun it was to receive mail as a kid?).
Advanced modules provide practice in Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning (extra helpful if sitting for an Edutest Scholarship is a possibility). To benefit fully, I recommend beginning Fast ForWord in the early years of primary school and revisiting it for a few months each school year to allow time to complete all successive modules comfortably.
There's even a School Readiness program (ages 4-5) - perfect to build a great start for any new school child.
For ESL students, Fast ForWord is the top ranked intervention for English language development on What Works Clearinghouse.
After 2 months on any package, primary-school numeracy tutoring is also available.
All you need is a pair of headphones or a headset, a computer or iPad with internet and a desire to succeed...
DipTeach | GradDipEd
Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord
Telephone: 0455 31 99 32
- Reading - Primary
- English - Primary
- Maths - Primary
- Creative Writing - Primary
- Essay Writing - Primary
- Special Needs - Primary
- ESL - Primary
I'm a Primary Teacher.
I've been teaching and tutoring Primary Level Literacy and Numeracy for over 10 years, working in schools, private homes and with young actors in the television industry.
I'm also a fully-trained, Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord for the VIC, ACT & NSW regions. Over the last 3 years, I've worked with over 100 students (of all ages), customising and supporting their brainbased learning journeys.
DipTeach | GradDipEd | Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord
(Working With Children Check)
"As a qualified teacher and accredited Fast ForWord provider, I love to learn. I keep up-to-date with advancements in mind, brain and education science through continuous professional development. I am enthusiastic, efficient and aim to take the chore out of learning; to make way for fun."
- Private Tuition
- Phone Help
- Online Help
$66 A WEEK FOR 3 TO 5 SESSIONS!
INCLUDES: 5-days of access (*per week) to the Fast ForWord program, my individualised teacher-instruction, fun motivational surprises; mailed certificates; & session-by-session progress updates.
*In line with neuroscientific principles for the consolidation of learning, all initial subscriptions require a standard 2- to 3-month commitment period (renewal options include weekly arrangements). Participants benefit most from a minimum of 120 hours each week, which can be completed over your choice of 3 to 5 weekly training sessions of 30, 40 or 50-minutes duration.
For a full list of my packages & pricing, please email, call, or text your name & email details to 0455 31 99 32.
As individual brains differ, please consider the following estimations based on the most used program prescription of 5 x 30 minutes per week (or 3 x 50 mins/wk):
- If a participant is less than a year behind in reading or at age-level - allow approximately 2 to 4 months
- If a participant is 1 to 1.5 years behind in reading - allow approximately 4 to 6 months
- If a participant is more than 1.5 years behind in reading - allow approximately 10 to 12 months
Profile last updated on 19-Jul-2017 (registered 14-Feb-2017)
0455 31 99 32