ABOUT ME

All students are capable of more than they believe; I offer a range of services

to help unlock this hidden potential:

 

  • Educational Assessments (Learning Difficulties)

  • Educational Assessments (Gifted & Talented)

  • Literacy Therapy

  • Maths Therapy

  • Student Advocacy

 

I am a qualified secondary school and special education teacher with 15 years

classroom experience.

 

In my sessions, I aim to create a safe and supportive environment where students feel free to be themselves and feel valued for who they are. I will enthusiastically celebrate your son’s successes and highlight his strengths. I will encourage your daughter to become a learning warrior – brave, resilient and determined. I will always give you honest feedback about how your child is progressing.

 

I use evidence-based practices and programs to build your child’s skills and confidence. I have completed training in:

  • MultiLit Spell-It through MultiLit (2014)

  • MSL (Multisensory Structured Langauge) through IMSLE (2018)

  • Yoshimoto OG (Orton-Gillingham) with Ron Yoshimoto (2019)

  • Yoshimoto OG Advanced (Morphology) with Ron Yoshimoto (2019)

  • Yoshimoto Multisensory Maths with Ron Yoshimoto (2019)

  • Talk for Writing through SPELDVic (2020)

  • LETRS through DSF in WA (2020 - 2021)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties with Judy Hornigold and Steve Chinn (2020 - 2021)

  • Syntax Intensive with William Van Cleave (2020)

  • Advanced Syntax Intensive with William Van Cleave (2020)

  • Morphology Intensive with William Van Cleave (2020)

  • Paragraphs Intensive with William Van Cleave (2021)

  • Stop Arguing with Me! Intensive (Opinion Writing) with William Van Cleave (2021)

  • Multisensory Math Intensive with Marilyn Zecher (2021) 

  • Spelling Intensive with Wendy Farone Ph.D. (2021)

 

I have worked in both the Government and the Catholic sectors in various teaching and leadership positions and have a Master’s degree in Learning Intervention (Specific Learning Difficulties). I am a consultant member of Learning Difficulties Australia.

 

I have a particular interest in dyslexia, dyscalculia and twice-exceptionality and specialise in the late primary to early secondary school years (Grade 4 – Year 9). In 2021, I commenced my Doctor of Education candidature at the UNSW. My research will focus on raising the profile of twice-exceptional (gifted and dyslexic) students in Australian schools.

In February 2019, I established The Dyslexia Hub in Greensborough. The Dyslexia Hub brings together a multidisciplinary team of specialists to support, empower and connect children and young people with dyslexia and other learning differences.

 

If you would like to know a little bit more about my background, I wrote this blog post.

 

 

 

My Philosophy

 

* I am a passionate advocate of inclusive education.

* I celebrate neurodiversity.

* I believe that all young people deserve to experience success at school.

* I encourage all students to better understand their own unique learning profile.

* I believe in the importance of teaching in a way that meets students where they are at.

* I believe that all students have gifts that need to be celebrated.

* I believe that all students have challenges that need to be overcome.

* I believe that learning is about growth, not results.

* I believe that young people need to be in charge of their own learning – with ownership comes empowerment.