BOOST READING—ACTIVATE INTELLIGENCE NETWORKS
Melbourne tutor in Creative Writing, English, ESL, Essay Writing, Maths, Reading, Special Needs
Service areasAustralia Wide
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💜💚 Brain-Based Learning. Get your ducks in a row faster & stand proud in any crowd! 🦆🦆🦆🐦🦆 Teacher-Supported Reading, Language, Maths, Attention & Memory.💜💚
Specialising in kids' and teens' learning growth. Adult learners welcome, too.
WEAK, WILD OR WOOLLY BRAIN CONNECTIONS CAN CHALLENGE THE LEARNER IN EACH OF US!
The brain changes with sustained practice. When you find the 'right' practice and practise it regularly, you start changing the brain in the best possible way. That's why smaller sessions, more frequently can have a much greater impact than one longer session per week.
To add to that, now more than ever, it seems many learners find it hard to sit still or keep focus for more than a few minutes. This makes learning tough! I help direct focus & attention using a straightforward, brain-based approach.
When focus and attention are being addressed, learning can really spring into action.
I also aim to serve you well with these ideals -
MAKE IT AFFORDABLE: I offer comparably low prices, and discounts for family or packages above 3-months.
MAKE IT CONVENIENT: We'll boost language, reading & academics FROM HOME while also sharpening listening, attention, memory, processing and thinking skills. No more rushing around, & your child will only be required to work for a minimum of 30-minutes at a time (at whatever time suits you).
MAKE IT THOROUGH: We'll do more than just extra learning, we'll build really amazing intelligence networks along the way!
MAKE IT WORK: All of my learning packages & teaching sessions are supported by personalised, daily neuroscientific training that is quick to do and speeds up the learning process so you can see results sooner (easy-to-use online platform).
MAKE IT BEARABLE: Learners can't do better without doing the work, but we all do better when we have people watching out for us! I'll share some fun, goal-orientated ways to get the whole family involved so you can cheer on your budding learner all the way to the finish line! I'll be part of the cheer squad, too.
💜💚 WHO AM I?
I'm a primary teacher who likes to test things to see how they work, which is time & money well-spent because questioning everything (first-hand) allows me to offer you something unique. If you've tried other avenues and you're still searching for the thing that will make a better difference, or if you have a child with learning gaps that tend to trip them up — some of the time or most of the time — then please read on...
I've taught in schools, homes and the TV Industry helping our young Aussie actors to manage their schoolwork and scripts. I believe memory is a big key to success & research shows when learning feels more magical, it's naturally more memorable (and more master-able)! That's why I like to steer away from everyday-learning & offer something different.
I welcome all levels of learners & provide strong reading and learning pathways for struggling, surviving or thriving students using brain-based methods and a blended learning technique that covers phonological awareness, phoneme discrimination, reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, maths and the 4 key cognitive skills vital to learning success - memory, attention, processing and sequencing.
To share my passion and help students in Australia, I search the world for evidence-based (and brain-based) interventions that compliment the learning efforts already being made at school while physically preparing students' brains for success with the 4Rs -- reading, writing, arithmetic and recall. It's this 4th 'R' of REMEMBERING that's frequently underdeveloped at school & yet it's so important.
I'd love to help brighten your child's world. New and exciting opportunities await!
💜💚 HOW DOES IT WORK?
To help establish &/or maintain good study habits & boost your child's learning capacity, in between each of our student/teacher classes &/or parent/teacher calls, all of my learning packages include daily, neuroscientific training via Fast ForWord.
Fast ForWord is a clinical-strength, teacher-monitored reading, language and cognitive-skill program developed by brain experts & delivered in a fun, animated format that resonates with kids (not available in stores as it requires professional support).
I first came to this program 6 years ago. It has actually been around for over 20 years & is regularly updated to make use of new discoveries around the brain & learning - the latest version has just been released! To this day, I regularly use it to keep my brain sharp, build speed and accuracy in my language-based communications/reading, and improve my attention. I know it helps me, I've seen how it helps my own daughter, and I'm privileged that my developed expertise and experience have allowed me to build a teacher-supported program that continually helps learners in need, right throughout the country.
As mentioned earlier, I specialise in helping kids and teenagers but adults are welcome to join the fun.
Your child can complete the neuroscienific portion wherever there's WiFi, in as little as 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week (or at least 3 days on your busiest weeks). This way, we can get the brain learning FASTER so your child can feel proud and become a MASTER who amazes you with their progress, time-and-time again!
I work with all learners (ages 4+) including those 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 or get in touch for more information. 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 several 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.
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®
(Working With Children Check)
"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. My goal is to 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."
Rather than $55 per hour, my price more accurately reflects $55 per week as your child will have daily learning opportunities (the functionality of this site only allows an hourly rate to be displayed).
Pricing starts from $222 per month for 20 days of personalised, online practice (10 hrs) plus professional teacher support.
Plenty of options to suit different learner needs and/or family dynamics.
Please message me for full price list. Thanks.
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Online until 30-Sep-2021 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 14-Feb-2017 (updated profile on 17-Sep-2020)