For Better Reading and Intelligence
Melbourne tutor in Creative Writing, English, ESL, Essay Writing, Maths, Reading, Special Needs
Service areasAustralia Wide
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💜💚 Teacher-Supported Reading, Language and Maths... 5-DAY WEEKLY ROUTINE. The brain changes with sustained practice. The 'right' practice changes it in the best possible way.💜💚
Struggling, Surviving & Thriving Learner Options 🌞
Boost language & academics while also sharpening listening, attention, memory, processing and thinking skills FROM HOME! Targets the root cause of learning frustration.
💜💚 I choose to include Fast ForWord use with all my tutoring packages because it's a CLINICAL-STRENGTH READING AND LANGUAGE PROGRAM (NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES), THAT CAN BE COMPLETED FROM HOME, under the guidance of a professionally accredited teacher. Depending on your preferences, your child will have work to complete for between 30 to 90 minutes per day, 5-DAYS PER WEEK (or at least 3-days for busy weeks).
Fast ForWord was developed by leading brain scientists & literacy experts to target the root cause of a learner's language and reading frustrations. The design appeals to kids because it's delivered in game-form but there's a lot more going on under the hood...
Fast ForWord is set apart from other reading programs because, in addition to scaffolding the reading process, it uses patented, digitally-enhanced sounds to exercise a learner's auditory processing capabilities AND the principles of neuroplasticity to help build and strengthen the brain's pathways for better memory recall and faster thinking.
Before we can learn to read well, we need to be able to efficiently process the sounds of our language. Did you know the sounds within a single word are spoken at an average rate of 25 to 40 milliseconds per phoneme? Pretty fast, huh? When learners have difficulty picking up these speech sounds, it's likely they'll also be having trouble mapping individual speech sounds to their alphabetic letter representations and this will slow up the whole process of learning to read. Fast ForWord recognises the need to develop strong brain foundations and through efficient use of technology, it addresses learning difficulties using a top down approach.
I feel confident sharing the program because I have seen the results, first-hand, for over 5-years now. Fast ForWord, itself, has an even prouder history... it has been used by over 2.8 million students worldwide for over 20 years - and it's still going strong! It has just earned a place in the 2020 EdTech 'Cool Tools' Awards, as a Finalist in the Language Learning Solution category.
💜💚 I am an accredited Fast ForWord specialist but I'm also a primary teacher and, in addition to caring for your child's language and reading development, I also incorporate maths and hand-writing practice into each of my students' daily routines in order to create a powerful, holistically-balanced learning experience that can easily be completed in one hour (or less), three to five days a week, at times that suit you - with greater intensity options available if desired.
An average of a 1-2 year gain in reading skills can be achieved in 40 to 60 hours.
I work with Primary Students, Teens & Adults (ages 4+) - including participants looking for accelerated learning, home-based language therapy, or home-based interventions for reading difficulties, auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, speech or language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, ADD, ADHD, a specific learning disability, home-schooling, and/or English Language Learners.
Please visit my website WWW.CODEWORDBRAIN.COM.AU for more information. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
MS CW (Carolyn W)
DipTeach | GradDipEd
Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord®
Zing Performance Coach
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 throughout Australia. Over the past 5 years, I've worked with hundreds of students (of all ages), customising and supporting their brainbased learning journeys.
Struggling readers need 10x-30x more practice than peers to catch up — but this is difficult through traditional means like after-school tutoring. From the comfort of your home, you can see results using educative technology expertly supported by your own educative human (me!). Your child can experience evidence-based brain-training that includes a NEUROSCIENTIFIC-TRIPLE-WHAMMY — language, processing and cognitive skill development ALL-IN-ONE — each learner will receive individualised, intensive practice on the skills that he or she needs most. By keeping things manageable, scientifically-measured (and therefore more targeted), you can avoid homework nightmares and enjoy seeing results sooner. There is something for every learner -- kids through to adults. If you have a struggling learner and you're looking for a home routine that can make a difference (rather than simply trying to reinforce what is already being taught at school and expecting a different result), I'd be thrilled to have you and/or your child aboard! We'll take a top-down approach that works the brain-body connection and brings a new ZING to learning by preparing the brain to process faster & remember more. Connecting the dots during classroom instruction will be much more effective... even fun!
WHAT WILL WE BE WORKING ON?
🚀 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.
🚀 Brain-Based Cognitive Skills:
Attention, Memory, Processing & Sequencing, Balance & Coordination
🚀 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).
🚀 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 among a noisy group or if the kettle is boiling?
Auditory memory: The ability to recall what you've 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, "hostipal" instead of "hospital", or hear the number 356 but write 365.
DipTeach | GradDipEd | Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord®
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"As a qualified teacher and accredited brain-training coach, I love to keep up-to-date with advancements in mind, brain and education science through continuous professional development. I am enthusiastically help take the chore out of learning by sourcing amazing educational opportunities from around the world, so your child's brain can develop much-needed automaticity in a fun and fast way."
Priced from $222 for 20 online training sessions per month with personalised learning & professional teacher support.
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Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Online until 30-Sep-2019 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 14-Feb-2017 (updated profile on 12-Jul-2020)