Highly Qualified Experienced Teacher Primary, H/S English,History
Brisbane tutor in Creative Writing, English
, ESL, Essay Writing, Maths, Reading, Special Needs, Teacher
I believe in a holistic approach to education and value you as your child's first educator. My philosophy that very child can experience success and can progress in their own way at their own pace is fundamental to my teaching.
I work one-on-one with your child, supporting them where they are at and giving them the tools to become independent learners. Your first visit will involve a chat with yourself and your child so that we both have a full appreciation of your their needs and I will always endeavour to provide you with information regarding your child's progress.
My service may involve an assessment to gain insights as to your child's specific needs and a plan will be developed to support these needs.
I have had experience teaching students from Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary up to adults completing their University Masters' Degrees.
I am a Registered Teacher and Holistic/Artistic Therapies Counsellor having
worked in both the public and private sectors of education. Whilst engaged as a
classroom teacher, tutor, Lecturer and Support Teacher:Inclusive Education, I
have worked with children with extreme diverse needs, hearing impaired, gifted and
talented, behavioural problems, those with an ESL or Indigenous background,
learning difficulties, anxiety and other social issues.
Having undertaken various studies in Behavioural Management, ABA (Applied
Behavioural Analysis) for children diagnosed with ASD, Signed English, Gifted and
Talented, a number of Resilience and Social Skills development programmes, Grief
and Loss programmes, and Literacy and Numeracy Skills, has given me the
knowledge and skills to fully support your child.
My interests include Boys' Literacy, having completed an Honours Degree with a
focus on Boys' Writing, receiving the Education Chapter Alumni Prize; and
participating in a University-sponsored Boys' Literacy Project.
Along with a team of highly recognised Professionals, I was involved in the
establishment of the 'Chatting Children' Programme - an Oral Language Programme
for pre-schoolers and Early Years students and have conducted workshops for both
teachers and parents with this programme.
Having had much experience with supporting children through the transition from Early
Childhood organisations to Primary school and from Primary to High School I am only
too happy to help with any enquiries you may have in this area. I have also worked with
a number of other professionals (Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists,
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Behavioural Support Specialists, Paediatricians etc.) to support
children's learning and social development and am happy to continue this in supporting
My experience expands beyond the classroom as I have conducted Professional
Development workshops for both teachers and parents in the areas of Literacy and
Numeracy and have also facilitated Parenting Programme workshops. Another of
my initiatives was the development of the 'APPLES For Teachers' Programme - an
Emotional Support Programme for educators. I am a trainer for an 'Emotional
Literacy for Children' programme. Further workshops developed by myself include
the HUGS (Holding Unconditional Love and Gratitude for Self) - an Emotional and
Well-Being programme for parents/caregivers and also the BEARS (Building
Emotional and Resilience Skills) programme which assists children to developing
a sense of self, build confidence and resilience, cope with fear, manage their anger
and cope with loss.
BEducation (Honours) Thesis - Boys' Writing
MEducation, Special Needs
Certificate in Signed English
Certificate for Group Facilitator - FRIENDS for Life and FUN FRIENDS Programmes
Certificate - 'Seasons for Growth' Grief and Loss Programme
Diploma Holistic Counselling
Advanced Diploma Holistic Counselling
Gratuate Certificate in Artistic Therapies
Certificate in Emotional Literacy Training
Australian Bush Flower Essences Practitioner
First session - 'getting to know your child' will be a free consultation.
Hourly Rate $60.00
Half-hour $30.00 for younger students
Joined Tutor Finder on 28-Jan-2014 (updated profile on 19-Jan-2019)