Melbourne Tutor in Reading, English
, Maths, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Special Needs, ESL
(1 student review)
๐๐ Help your child LISTEN, READ & REMEMBER. Qualified Teacher; Evidence-Based; (Not Boring!); Real Results. $250/mo.
My participants regularly surprise their school teachers (& parents!); often within weeks!
On average, a 1-2 year gain in reading skills can be achieved in 12 weeks.
WHAT WILL WE BE WORKING ON?
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 Brain-Based 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).
๐ Foundational Auditory Processing
Auditory processing disorder symptoms include difficulty following directions, inattentiveness, and learning or reading difficulties. There are several kinds of auditory processing issues. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Children with APD can have weaknesses in one, some or all of these areas:
Auditory discrimination: The ability to notice, compare and distinguish between distinct and separate sounds. The words sixty and sixteen may sound alike, for instance.
Auditory figure-ground discrimination: The ability to pick out necessary and relevant sounds from extraneous background noises. Are you able to hear the person chatting next to you amongst a noisy group or if the kettle is boiling?
Auditory memory: The ability to recall what youโve heard, either immediately or when you need it later.
Auditory sequencing: The ability to understand and recall the order of sounds and words. A child might say or write โhostipalโ instead of โhospital,โ or hear the number 356 but write 365.
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.
Fast ForWord is not sold in stores because it is clinical software that requires professional teacher oversight and guidance. However, it can be done from home!
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.
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 but there is also an intensive path for those who require it.
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.
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.
Learn how Fast ForWord makes a better difference at www.scilearn.com/parents.
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 past 4 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
$250/month* for 3 TO 5 SESSIONS EACH WEEK!
INCLUDES: access to the online Fast ForWord program (designed by top brain experts), my individualised teacher-instruction, fun motivational surprises; mailed certificates; & session-by-session progress updates.
Participants benefit most from a minimum of 120 hours training each week, which can be completed over your choice of 3 to 5 weekly sessions of 30, 40 or 50-minutes duration.
*Month-by-month billing makes payment easier! (please see below for duration estimates)
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 18-Aug-2017 (registered 14-Feb-2017)
0455 31 99 32