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Ms Donna Thorsby

Online - Coffs Harbour

Ms Donna Thorsby Online Tutor in Reading, Special Needs, English, ESL, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Japanese, Maths, Business Studies, Biology, Guitar,... (see below for full list of subjects and levels)

G'day everyone, my name is Donna, & I'd love to help you with your studies.
I am based in Coffs Harbour, northern New South Wales, but am able to assist on-line, via Skye, etc.
Please feel free to call me directly on (0412) 043 347 and we can have a chat!!

Meanwhile, Konnichiwa, minnasan genki..?
I am a multi-strand tutor with experience in more than 35 subjects now; My studies include a Rotary International Scholarship with Akita Minami Highschool, Japan, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations (majoring in Japanese Language and Culture),
as well as nine other VET certificates, which are detailed below.

People keep asking me to help them with their studies, so over the past 30 years, I have helped 100's of students aged 5yo to those studying at Tafe, on-line or completing their PHD's. I really enjoy assisting students with ESOL and special education for Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum, etc.
I am very comfortable with children & adult learners as an allied health specialist educator. I'm also registered with APRA as a composer and lyricist because I've 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.

Checkout the listing for all the details on subjects, qualifications and my personal studies, if that interests you.., My degree in Asian and International Studies, means my pet subjects at the moment are Japanese conversation, business acumen, tourism & calligraphy..

Bottom line; my passion is to assist anyone, who is studying anything at any level, with any level of ability, so please don't hesitate to give me a call, if you think I can assist.

Douzo yoroshiku, ne.. and let the fun and games begin!!


  • Reading - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Special Needs - Primary, Secondary
  • English - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • ESL - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Creative Writing - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Essay Writing - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Japanese - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Maths - Primary, Secondary
  • Business Studies - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Biology - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Guitar - Introduction, Intermediate
  • Musicianship - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Visual Arts - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Singing - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Dancing - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Legal Studies - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Teacher - General
  • Law - Tertiary
  • Health Studies - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Psychology - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Accounting - Secondary
  • Geography - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • History - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Society and Culture - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Anthropology - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Communication - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Drama - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Economics - Secondary, Tertiary
  • English Literature - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Finance - Secondary, Tertiary
  • IELTS - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Journalism - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Management - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Media Studies - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Music Technology - Introduction
  • Percussion - Introduction, Intermediate
  • Philosophy - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Physical Education - Primary
  • Physics - Secondary
  • Physiology - Tertiary
  • Politics - Secondary, Tertiary
  • PTE - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Sociology - Tertiary
  • Statistics - Secondary, Tertiary
  • TOEFL - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Taxation - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Accountant - General
  • Architect - General
  • Nurse - General
  • Doctor of Medicine - General
  • Medicine - Tertiary
  • Engineer - General
  • Lawyer - General
  • Police Officer - General

  • SRE Teacher (Special Religious Educator - Buddhism) Yoga for Kids (Beginners) Martial Arts for Kids (Shorinji Kempo)

Service Areas

Coffs Harbour Region


31 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!


Current Working With Children Check
Current Police Clearance Certificate
Current First Aid Certificate (inc Mental Health First Aid)
BA Asian & International Relations (Japan Major; culture, language, international
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


  • Private Tuition
  • Group Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Home Visits
  • Phone Help
  • Online Help


$40 per hour

Student Discount

Special Offer - Mates rates @$60/hr 2x students, siblings, couples




Profile last updated on 15-Feb-2018 (registered 29-Feb-2016)


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