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Miss Donna Thorsby

 Coffs Harbour

Kind minds, smart hearts and happy lives..

Coffs Harbour tutor in Special Needs, ESL, Reading, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Singing, Guitar, Japanese, Society and Culture, English, Legal Studies, Business Studies, General Science, Biology, Geography, History, Psychology, Health Studies, Nursing, Medicine, Law, Communication, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Maths, Accounting, IELTS, Finance, Journalism, Management, Architecture, Media Studies, Music Technology, Engineer, Music Theory, Musicianship, Anthropology, Nutrition, Percussion, Philosophy, Phys

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Coffs Harbour Region

πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.. G'day everyone, my name is Donna (Sensei) I'd love to help you with your studies... 😊😊😊
My teaching Studio is in Coffs Harbour, northern New South Wales, and I do online sessions via Skype and in the Zoom Zoom classroom.. πŸŒˆπŸ‘β›©
🌸.. Bottom line first; my passion is to assist anyone, who's studying anything at any level, with any level of ability, so please don't hesitate to contact me, if you think I can assist. OR call me babe.. directly on πŸŒˆπŸ‘˜πŸ‘› (0493) 082 317 and we can have a chat!!

πŸ€ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ..Meanwhile, Ginnagay, Hola and Konnichiwa, minnasan genki..? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ bilingual, multi-strand tutor with experience in more than 50 subjects now;

..Take a breath.. how's it going? ..stressed or anxious about your child's studies? Or even your own? NO worries.. I'm here to help.. People keep asking me to help them with their studies, so over the past 33 years, I have helped 100's of students from Primary age to high school, TAFE, Uni, Masters and PHD students.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨.. heads up, I also really enjoy assisting students with ESOL, learning difficulties, home schooling & special education for Irlen's Syndrome, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum, etc.

πŸ„.. I am very comfortable with children & adult learners as an allied health specialist educator and have developed many groovy learning strategies for students affected by mental health issues such ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, etc. πŸ₯.. As a registered composer and lyricist with APRA, I have written, performed & recorded some silly songs on 2x independent cd's..! 🌻.. My students and I have had great success when using music, art and second languages as alternate learning strategies.

🐼.. My own studies include a Rotary International Scholarship with Akita Minami Highschool, Japan, a BA Degree in International Relations (majors Japanese Language and Culture), as well as ten other VET certificates. πŸ„.. Checkout the listing below for all the details on subjects, qualifications and my personal studies, if that interests you..

πŸŒˆπŸ’žπŸ‘©β€πŸ¦° thanks for reading this, if you made it this far. I am pleased to meet you.. yoroshiku, ne.. and let the fun and games begin!!



33 years, since my first tutoring assignment in Japan with one of my host mums.. she
asked me to help her learn English. It was so easy and really a lot of fun!


Accredited ESOL & Japanese Language Specialist Tutor (2021 Australian Tutoring Assoc)
Current Working With Children Check (2023)
Current Police Clearance Certificate (2021)
Current First Aid Certificate (2019 inc CPR, HTLAID004 Child in Edu Setting & Mental Health First Aid)
BA Asian & International Relations (Japan Major; culture, language, international relations)
Bach of Psychology (2yrs FT completed)
Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Community Services, 6mths prereq studies)
Diploma of Counselling (current studies)
Cert IV Training and assessment (TAA)
Cert IV Teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
Cert IV Small Business Management (Coursework for NEIS Program)
Cert III Micro Business Operations (NEIS)
Cert III Educational Support (Teacher's Aide)
Cert III Aged Care
Cert III Disabilities
Cert II Retail and Hospitality
Certificate of Registration (NSW) Real Estate & Property (current studies)
Creative Kids Provider (Japanese/ESOL)
NDIS support and development (lifestyle coaching, mentoring and academic success)
Child Safety online studies (2020 The Office
Of the Children’s Guardian)


$65-130/session online depending on session length and no. of students.

Student Discount

Special Offer - Mates rates @$80/hr 2x students, siblings, couples

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 19-May-2023 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 29-Feb-2016 (updated profile on 15-Sep-2023)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Tutor's Place in Coffs Harbour
  • Home Visits within 10 kms
  • Private & Group Tuition


Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
PTE (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
TOEFL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Maths (Primary, Secondary)


Biology (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
General Science (Secondary)
Physiology (Tertiary)

Study Help

Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)


Architecture (Tertiary)


Accounting (Secondary)
Business Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)
Economics (Secondary, Tertiary)
Finance (Secondary, Tertiary)
Management (Secondary, Tertiary)
Taxation (Secondary)


Health Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)
Medical Doctor (Tertiary)
Medicine (Tertiary)
Nursing (Tertiary)
Nutrition (Secondary, Tertiary)
Physical Education (Primary)


Japanese (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Social Science

Anthropology (Secondary, Tertiary)
Geography (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
History (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Philosophy (Secondary, Tertiary)
Politics (Secondary, Tertiary)
Psychology (Secondary, Tertiary)
Society and Culture (Secondary, Tertiary)
Sociology (Tertiary)


Law (Tertiary)
Legal Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)


Drama (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)
Guitar (Introduction, Intermediate)
Music Technology (Introduction)
Music Theory (Introduction)
Musicianship (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)
Percussion (Introduction, Intermediate)
Singing (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)


Communication (Secondary, Tertiary)
Journalism (Secondary, Tertiary)
Media Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)


Visual Arts (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)


Police Officer (General)
Teacher Training (General)

Other Subjects

Mindfulness Meditation Spirituality for Dumbies (Psychic mediumship, tarot & oracle reading) SRE Teacher (Special Religious Educator - Buddhism) Yoga for Kids (Beginners) Martial Arts for Kids (Shorinji Kempo)
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