Qualified Primary School Teacher and Tutor
Gold Coast tutor in English, Reading, Maths, ESL
I travel to these locationsMiami, Burleigh, Mermaid Waters, Varsity Lakes, Robina, Elanora, Broadbeach
I am a Queensland-registered teacher with over 20 years' experience. Since 2007 I have been tutoring students on a one-on-one basis. In that time I have worked with over 100 students and am proud to say I have made a difference in many young people's lives. I work mostly with primary school children in the areas of English and Maths.
If your child is having trouble with schoolwork, he/she can benefit greatly from having an experienced teacher who can determine where the gaps exist in the child's knowledge and understanding, and back track to fill those gaps. The longer the child is allowed to struggle at school, the more the problem compounds itself and the more the child loses confidence.
Individual sessions allow me to focus solely on your child, and allow your child to focus solely on what I am teaching. This is different from school where children can be overlooked in a classroom full of students and where the teacher is trying to meet everyone's needs.
I have lots of patience, and will keep trying different approaches until the student grasps a concept. Once children start to have a little success, it is amazing how confidence grows and attitudes change.
Sessions are held after school, either at the Burleigh Waters Library in Christine Avenue, Broadbeach Library (near Pacific Fair) or Elanora Library (at The Pines). I work at different places on different days. If you want home tutoring I will consider this, if the distance is not too far and the travelling time is not too long.
Children attend weekly, at a set time, for one hour.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS, FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME A CALL.
I HAVE A COUPLE OF VACANCIES FOR NEW STUDENTS FOR TERM 4 OF THIS YEAR (2019).
THESE ARE THE SERVICES I OFFER:
* English tuition (Years P - 7)
* Developing reading skills
* Maths tuition (Years P - 6)
* English as a Second Language
* Special support and understanding for students with Dyslexia (difficulty with reading) and Dyscalculia (difficulty with numbers and Maths)
* Extension work for Gifted and Talented students
* Exam preparation such as Scholarship tests, Private School entry, NAPLAN
* Self-Motivation * Goal Setting
* Building confidence and self-esteem
* Building on students' natural strengths and talents * Becoming more organised * Study skills * Learning to manage stress
"I have noticed excellent improvement in M's English. He is now able to construct sentences, paragraphs etc with confidence. I am extremely happy with his progress, and your approach has made lasting impressions on him."
"I found Deborah to be very thorough in her teaching methods. She is very patient and kind which has improved J's skills and given her greater confidence to tackle tasks. J's understanding of Maths has improved and this has shown in her school marks."
"S is naturally quiet. She was not keeping up at school; however with your help she is working harder than ever and her results in Maths and Writing have improved greatly. Thank you so much for your kindness and dedication. We wish there were more teachers like you."
"P is happy to sound out new words now. You offer a positive learning environment which has helped P gain more confidence in Reading, counting patterns and Maths. Your approach is good, P likes to come and you offer a variety of tasks to keep him focussed."
"H has become a lot more confident in her work. She is able to understand a lot of what she is reading and tries her best to complete work. The way you teach, she is able to understand, and you have patience with her."
Primary school teacher - experienced at all levels Years P-6
Infant teacher - teaching Reading and Writing
Work within the framework of the National Curriculum
Have worked at various primary schools in Queensland and also taught for 6 months in northern China
Have been tutoring students on an individual basis since 2007
Work as a marker for the NAPLAN Writing Task
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma of Primary Teaching
Diploma of TESOL
Registered Teacher (Queensland)
Blue Card Holder
$60 per hour
Joined Tutor Finder on 29-Jan-2019 (updated profile on 28-Oct-2019)