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Ms Donna Thorsby

 Coffs Harbour

Kind minds, smart hearts and happy lives!!

Coffs Harbour tutor in Reading, Special Needs, English, ESL, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Japanese, Maths, Business Studies, Biology, Guitar, Musicianship, Visual Arts, Singing, Legal Studies, Teacher, Law, Health Studies, Psychology, Accounting, Geography, History, Society and Culture, Anthropology, Communication, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Finance, IELTS, Journalism, Management, Media Studies, Music Technology, Percussion, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Politics, PTE, Sociology,

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Coffs Harbour Region

πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.. 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 my 🏎 Zoom Zoom classroom.. πŸŒˆπŸ‘β›©

Please feel free to call me directly on πŸŒˆπŸ‘˜πŸ‘› (0412) 043 347 and we can have a chat!!

πŸ€ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ..Meanwhile, Konnichiwa, minnasan genki..? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ
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 ten other VET certificates, which are detailed below.

πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ.. 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 Primary students to those studying at Secondary, TAFE, University, Masters levels or those completing their PHD's.

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

πŸ„.. I am very comfortable with children & adult learners as an allied health specialist educator.

πŸ₯.. 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.

πŸ„.. 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.

πŸŒˆπŸ’žπŸ‘©β€πŸ¦° yoroshiku, ne.. and let the fun and games begin!!



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!


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 20-Aug-2020)
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)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
PTE (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)
TOEFL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Maths (Primary, Secondary)
Statistics (Secondary, Tertiary)


Biology (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Physics (Secondary)
Physiology (Tertiary)


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


Japanese (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Social Science

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


Health Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)
Medicine (Tertiary)
Physical Education (Primary)


Drama (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)
Guitar (Introduction, Intermediate)
Music Technology (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)


Accountant (General)
Architect (General)
Doctor of Medicine (General)
Engineer (General)
Lawyer (General)
Nursing (General)
Police Officer (General)
Teacher (General)

Other Subjects

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