Tutors for Students with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

 

The following list of tutors work in Victoria, Tasmania, WA and Sydney, Australia. I would love to have details of trained dyslexia tutors in other states or in any countries around the world. Please send me information, which I can publish.

I have now added the names of some assessors in other States

For a list of Assessors in Tasmania click here

 

Caroline Roberts: Frankston Area

Caroline Roberts is a qualified primary school teacher and experienced in working with children from prep through to year 7 in a range of different settings. She has taught children with a range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, ADHD and ADD, Aspergers syndrome and auditory processing disorders. Caroline has a passion for assisting children with learning difficulties develop their literacy and numeracy skills and uses a range of multi-sensory approaches to help children in a fun and supportive environment.  Karen says: Caroline lives close to me and I have referred a number of students to her. All parents have been full of praise for the support she has provided. Caroline’s contact details; caroline_roberts@ymail.com 

 

Jennifer Wells: Frankston/Mornington

Jennifer is a primary school teacher who is dyslexic and has three dyslexic sons. She has been studying and researching dyslexia for the last 20 years and develops programs to suit individual needs. She works with all age groups including adults.  Jennifer works in Mornington. Contact Jennifer at essential.learning@bigpond.com 

 

Taken from Jennifer's Essential Learning & Tutoring website: 'Our approach is not about ‘teaching’ or ‘telling’. By firstly approaching the child with respect, we assist individuals to engage in learning by creating an environment that is safe. We believe that every child is gifted with the capacity to learn, it is just up to us to find the right combination of techniques to suit them!'

Sarah Mitchell, Gold Coast, Queensland

Sarah aims work closely with parents and teachers to provide targeted, multisensory learning experiences that make progress visible to the learner, allowing them a sense of achievement and building their self esteem. Sarah believes in empowering learners by teaching them strategies to better access classroom learning opportunities.

Sarah offers:  Diagnostic assessments   Specialist tutoring for students with dyslexia aged 7 - 14 in reading, spelling, writing, and maths    Teacher training    Support and advisory services for teachers, parents and adults with dyslexia

 Sarah’s qualifications:

  • Ø  Bachelor of Education, Primary - Queensland University of Technology, 2007

  • Ø  Oxford Cambridge Reward (OCR) Level 5 Certificate - Teaching learners with specific learning difficulties, 2011

  • Ø  Oxford Cambridge Reward (OCR) Level 7 Diploma – Teaching and assessing learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties, 2015

  • Ø  Assessment Practicing Certificate – Patoss, 2015 (Certificate number: 500002259-IF7105) Listed on the Patoss directory of qualified specialist assessors

 

Sarah’s experience:

Sarah worked as the reading and spelling co-ordinator at Fairley House School, which is an independent day school for students with dyslexia and dyspraxia. Many students had co-occurring specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) such as dyscalculia, ADHD, Asperger’s, autism, and specific language impairment. Sarah lectured and tutored on the OCR level 5 course, and innovated the teaching of spelling and reading at Fairley House. She also worked as a private tutor and assessor in London.

For more information, please contact Sarah on 0438901782, email sarah@inspirededucationservices.com.au, or visit the website www.inspirededucationservices.com.au

 

Nathalie Parry    Educational Consultant Masters of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) 

Ph: 0490 103 417   learn.macedon@gmail.com    Based at 75 High St Woodend

 Nathalie has specialist teaching qualifications and experience in the areas of learning difficulties and academic underachievement. She is offering tutoring services for children and adults requiring intervention in literacy and numeracy learning. Her educational background includes a Masters of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) from the University of Melbourne and Montessori qualifications and experience. She is a registered educational consultant with various organisations (LDA, Speld, and S.O.L.D.) supporting children with learning difficulties. She uses a strength based, multi-sensory approach to improve organisational skills and literacy and numeracy outcomes for people who learn differently. Nathalie supports children and adults experiencing challenges with: organisational skills oral language and listening comprehension basic reading skills reading fluency and comprehension written expression mathematics calculations mathematics reasoning.

Dawn Colcott – Bentleigh area

Your child is unique. The way that they think, behave and operate in the world is just that – their way!

In over 35 years of teaching I have worked with hundreds of children and observed them process information with their brains, hearts and guts!(intuition). I have watched some struggle and fall through the cracks in the system and guided many in self-awareness and self-confidence.

Understanding their own unique way of thinking and making their thinking visible to others is vital in communication and learning.

I will work with your child in a safe, secure environment to help them unlock their thinking and realise their true potential.

My experience:

35 years of teaching a wide range of students in primary schools across Victoria using a structured phonic system

8 years training teachers as Professional Learning Manager at the Victorian Institute of teaching.

Certified practitioner of (HBDI)Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument – profiling thinking preferences for individuals.

If you would like further information please contact me: dawn.colcott@gmail.com or 0415 840 726

JOAN PILBEAM:  Canterbury, Mont Albert, Balwyn, Box Hill, Kew, Camberwell, Hawthorn.

 Joan Pilbeam is a qualified Special Education teacher experienced in working with children from Year 1 to Year 7. She has taught children with a range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and auditory processing difficulties.  She offers diagnostic assessments.  She develops literacy and numeracy programmes to suit individual needs and uses a variety of methods as shown in the diagnostic tests. From the results of the assessment, specific weaknesses are determined and an individualised programme is developed using many approaches  including structured and multisensory teaching.  email: joanpilbeam@bigpond.com

Gill Relph - Location Diamond Creek, Vic 3089

I am a teacher with over 20 years of experience in the area of Specific Learning Difficulties. I did all my training in the UK and this involved a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree and a postgraduate qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) and Professional Development. I was involved in the assessment and teaching of dyslexic children in primary and lower secondary schools for over 10 years in the UK and Singapore. 

I have lived in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for 12 years now. I have been involved in offering professional development to teachers on dyslexia and other learning difficulties that impact on literacy. I currently work three days a week as a Learning Support Teacher working with Years 1 to 6. I am have also been trained as an assessor as part of the Independent Schools Victoria Student Assessment Project. I have considerable experience of working with children who are experiencing  difficulties with focus, attention and engagement.

As I work 3 days a week in school, I only take on a few students whom I work with in my own home. I like having the mix of working in school with groups of students and the one to one work that I do at home. I use structured, multisensory teaching to develop reading and spelling skills and I also have experience and training in working with children with difficulties in numeracy. I enjoy teaching and work best with children from Year 1 to Year 5.  I prefer email contact initially gilldave41@bigpond.com

Ashleigh Broad: Geraldton WA

Ashleigh is a qualified primary school teacher having worked in both remote and regional WA for the past 16yrs.  She has two children with Dyslexia. Ashleigh is experienced in working with children from year 1 – 7 in a range of settings such as the classroom, small group literacy intervention, staff literacy support and one on one specifically targeted intervention with diagnosed children with Dyslexia. She has taught children with a broad range of learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, intellectual disabilities, hearing loss, Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and Sensory processing issues.

Ashleigh has the passion and desire for supporting students with learning difficulties to help develop their literacy skills, whilst using a range of multi-sensory approaches. She has completed numerous professional learning through Dyslexia SPELD Foundation in Perth WA and has completed all necessary courses to be recognised as a tutor for students with dyslexia/dysgraphia.

Ashleigh is able to offer support using the most up to date evidence based approaches at a pace manageable to each individual child.

Contact via website http://geraldtontutoringservices.com.au/

Email: geraldtontutoring@bigpond.com

Kristy Haworth – Bentleigh East, Vic Little Light Literacy - Educational Consulting

Specialist teaching of children with Dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties.

Kristy has been teaching for the past 13 years. During these years Kristy developed a special interest in teaching those children who were 'falling though the cracks' or having difficulties learning in the classroom. This, paired with a love of teaching synthetic phonics as a literacy approach, lead her to teaching children privately in a one-to-one tutoring setting. This environment paired with explicit, systematic, multisensory evidence based teaching allowed those children to thrive in their literacy abilities and beyond.

Qualifications:Bachelor of Education P-12,Post Graduate Certificate in Learning Difficulties - Specialising in Learning Difficulties - Macquarie University (Orton Gillingham approach)SPELD Victoria Dyslexia training MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) training - Orton Gillingham - ongoing.

Availabilities: Monday AND Fridays. Contact Kristy Mobile: 0450 746 422 Email: littlelightsliteracy@gmail.com Website: www.littlelightsliteracy.com for more information.

Bridges Multisensory Learning Centre- Experienced Language Therapist in Eastern Suburbs

 I met Barry Rasmussen at the Big Gig; a conference organised for people interested in promoting awareness of dyslexia in Victoria. Barry comes from Canada, where there is far better acknowledgement, training and provision for students with dyslexia than there is in Australia. Barry, like me, was shocked at the lack of provision and training in Australia.

 Although we only spoke for a short time of his commitment and enthusiasm for support dyslexic students was immediately obvious. He is currently able to tutor students with dyslexia and dyscalculia and has provided information that I would love to share with parents and teachers in Victoria:   

 Barry Rasmussen is a qualified Orton-Gillingham language therapist who has operated his own business serving students with language and maths difficulties for five years. Barry was originally worked for eight years as a primary and Junior High classroom teacher in Canada, then made the transition to teaching students with learning differences in Australia. Since gaining specialised training in teaching literacy to dyslexic students, Barry has become passionate about teaching reading, writing, and spelling to students in need of assistance, who need a different way of teaching and learning! The changes he’s seen for students in language led him to upgrade his instructional skills in maths. He reflected on his own learning and realised he could have learned maths better, as his students have experienced in language. He simply needed to learn more actively and hands on. Now he provides thorough, active, hands-on instruction in maths for students who learn differently. Operating a Learning Centre, he has gained an excellent rapport with parents.

Contact: mob. 0450 250 266 landline 03 8806 0173. Email Bridgesmultisensorylearning@gmail.com

website is www.bridgesmultisensorylearning.com See Events page for Barry's OG course

Chris Brooks and Dr Amanda Abbott (High Performance Learning) Adelaide, South Australia

Chris and Amanda are highly trained and experienced Specialist Educators who work on a 1-to-1 basis with people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, and other specific learning and language disabilities. They have developed a multimedia, colour-coded system of text which enables users to click on letters to hear their sounds. The colours of the letters help students learn the phonic rules of English (https://www.highperformancelearning.com/about-us/sample-reading-materials/).

Chris and Amanda use the internet to teach people throughout Australia, and around the world. Their programs provide students with games and activities so parents can be actively involved in helping their children overcome their learning problems between sessions.

Chris has been working in Special and Remedial Education since the early 1970s. He has a Degree in Psychology (UNSW) and a Diploma of Education (UNSW) specialising in Special Education and Mathematics. Amanda has a number of medical degrees and other qualifications including a PhD in Cranio-Facial Biology and Mathematics. She worked for many years at the Australian Cranio-Facial Unit at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital with children with physical, emotional and language disabilities. After completing Chris’s Language Program with her two children who had dyslexia in the late 1990s, she changed career and came to work with Chris as a Specialist teacher. She has an Education Degree (Deakin Uni) to teach from R-12. She specialised in Remedial Education and graduated with Distinction.

Chris Brooks; Principal, High Performance Learning.  https://www.HighPerformanceLearning.com

Phone: (08) 8370 0110    (+61 8 8370 0110) 24 Wonoka St, Eden Hills, SA 5050, Australia

AMANDA KRANZ-  GREENSBOROUGH/ELTHAM

I’m a special education teacher with 15 years teaching experience. I have worked in both the Government & Catholic sectors and have a Master’s degree in Learning Intervention (SpLD). I am a consultant member of Learning Difficulties Australia. I have a particular interest in dyslexia, dyscalculia and other LDs. I specialise in the late primary/early secondary school years (Grade 5 – Year 9) and can tutor adults. 

 The purpose of my tutoring sessions is to deliver a personalised learning program, designed to target your child’s unique learning needs. In these sessions, I use a range of resources to build skills.

The programs I use are explicit, multisensory, structured & cumulative, in line with current research findings regarding best-practice in literacy and Maths instruction. I supplement these resources with other materials (e.g. games, manipulatives, apps) to enhance engagement, and I integrate a range of assistive technology tools (e.g. C-Pen Reader, iReadWrite, Inspiration) into my teaching.

 Every learning program: is developed together with your child, in consultation with you, is informed by assessment data, involves clear and measurable learning goals, draws on your child’s existing strengths and interests. All students are capable of more than they believe; I aim to unlock this hidden potential! In addition to tutoring, I offer educational assessments and I am always happy to work together with schools to ensure continuity of care. For more information: https://www.amandakranz.com.au

Louise Vassallo: Western Suburbs

Maree (the parent of a dyslexic child in Melbourne’s west) says, “Louise is fantastic. After 5 tutors and many years I have finally found Louise. My son loves going to his sessions with her. He has become so much more confident and happy and has gone from 2 years below standard to at standard in English in less than one year. When people tell me they need a tutor I happily refer them to Louise I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Louise is a qualified and experienced primary teacher. She is also the mother of a daughter on the autistic spectrum. She has been researching and studying learning difficulties for the past 15 years.  She has taught children from prep to year 9 in a variety of settings including the homeschool and with Kids Like Us. She has had experience with children with a range of difficulties including ASD, dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Twice- exceptionality and auditory processing disorder.

To assist each child Louise designs an individual program to develop their literacy and numeracy skills and confidence. She uses a range of multi-sensory approaches in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

 Louise works in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Telephone 9399 1904 or 0401 442 301 or vassallolouise@gmail.com

Jennifer Jedwab  in the Hawthorn Kew Camberwell area or in schools

My work has been characterised by assessing, designing, implementing and supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties

I am a trained Special Education Teacher with many years of experience working with Children with a range of learning difficulties including Dyslexia, ASD, ADHD and ADD.I am also a trained Early Childhood teacher and I have a particular interest in Early Literacy and Numeracy.

I have spent the last three years working privately including tutoring at SPELD. I use a variety of resources and assistive technologies.  I tailor my lessons to suit the needs of the child, including the use of multi-sensory, structured and individualised programs.
I work from home in the Hawthorn Kew Camberwell area but also work with children at school when appropriate. I believe that liaison with the child’s school is a positive step in developing their strengths. 

I am a member of the LDA Consultants Network and VIT.  My interest and knowledge of the most up to date research in intervention and programming options and how they relate to improving student learning, has given me many opportunities to improve student outcomes through targeted Professional Development. 

 Jennifer Jedwab  0419882309    Jennifer.jedwab@gmail.com     

 

Sandra Dodd, Pakenham, Victoria.

I am a teacher of 25 years experience. I have taught children from prep to year 7 as a classroom teacher and more recently as a learning support teacher. I have Orton Gillingham training, accredited with the ADA (Australian Dyslexia Association). I work from Pakenham in East Melbourne and tutor from home or by arrangement in schools.  Contact: 0439558795

Bridget Roberts- Western Australia

 Bridget is a qualified social worker, who is also currently undertaking further study to obtain her Masters in primary education. Bridget has a national accreditation as a Spalding  literacy tutor.

  The Spalding method is an evidenced based approach in teaching literacy skills. The approach has proven to be successful for students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. This method is systematic, phonics based and multi-sensory.

  Through this tutoring service students are taught - phonemic awareness  - skills in decoding so they can sound out unfamiliar words - comprehension -  knowledge of the rules that govern the English language.  Students will begin with an individual literacy assessment before a tailored programme is developed to suit their individual needs and goals.

  Please contact Bridget on 0425635254 or at bj2810@gmail.com to discuss your needs.

 

Sue Milverton-  Location Hillside, Sydenham.

l have a Post Grad Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties from the University of Melbourne. I base all my programs on best teaching practices tailored to the needs of individuals. I currently tutor students with dyslexia from the age of 6 to 21 year olds. All with different needs. I also tutor students who have dyscalculia and auditory processing difficulties. I build a good rapport with parents and schools to ensure we work together for the needs of the students. I also worked at SPELD as a tutor.

Currently l work as a Literacy and Numeracy Intervention teacher from Prep through to Grade 3. I am also a registered member with Learning Difficulties Australia. I have been teaching for 20 years, and my interest in Special Needs came about when my son was diagnosed as having ADHD and having autistic tendencies.

Sue Milverton: Lead Tutor and Consultant, 0400 349 278    www.learningmattersau.com


Hayley Smith: Sydney NSW  

 Hayley Smith aims to work very closely with parents and teachers to help children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia reach their full potential in the classroom. Her tutoring sessions are energetic, interactive, goal oriented and multisensory, aiming to make learning fun and effective.  Hayley provides the following services at home or at school in the Sydney metropolitan area:

·        Diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD),

·        Specialized tutoring for children aged 5-15 with Dyslexia in Reading, Spelling, Writing and Mathematics,

·        Comprehensive occupational therapy assessments

·        Occupational therapy sessions

·        Teacher/parent training seminars.

 Hayley has recently returned to Sydney after 8 years working at a specialist school in London for children with SpLD (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyscalculia and Attention Deficit Disorders) aged 5-15 years. This provided Hayley extensive experience working with children with SpLD in all aspects of school life. Initially trained as an Occupational Therapist, Hayley focused on assessing and working with children with coordination difficulties, however her skill-set has expanded beyond this as her interest and experience in dyslexia has developed. She undertook further training to teach children with SpLD in the areas of Reading, Spelling, Writing and Mathematics, as well as obtained the qualification to complete diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties. While in London, Hayley lectured and tutored on courses for teachers to obtain specialist qualifications in Dyslexia, in addition to presenting for Paediatricians at the Royal Society of Medicine and also at the Independent Schools Special Needs conference.  

 If you require further information please visit www.hayleysmith3d.com or contact Hayley directly on 0421 449 641 and hayley@hayleysmith3d.com.

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Suzanne Mearns Tutoring Services, Newcastle, 2300, NSW

Email:  smearns@bigpond.com    Ph:        0414 240 586

I am a registered Primary and Secondary school teacher dedicated to helping students with specific learning disabilities.  My early academic career was spent studying science, attaining a Master’s degree, which led to an ongoing interest in the neuroscience of how children learn and how different cognitive deficits affect a student’s ability to learn effectively. 

I have 10 years’ experience teaching students with dyslexia, visual and auditory deficits, working memory and processing speed deficits, tracking problems, hearing impairment and dyscalculia. In addition, I also teach standard literacy and numeracy on a one-to-one basis to students up to Year 10.  I also teach several secondary school subjects, such as Advanced Maths, Science and Geography.

A range of resources and activities are used in the teaching program, and I create games that are individually tailored for each student.  This makes the sessions enjoyable and, where repetition is required for effective learning, ensures the student remains engaged.

“We can’t speak highly enough of Sue and the help she provided with our three children over the past few years.  Her patience, kindness and expertise has resulted in measurable academic improvement.  She has helped them enormously and given them great confidence with all subjects especially Maths, Science and English.

We believe each of our children have benefited greatly from Sue, and we are writing to express our full support and recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor.”

Jodie and Brett Schinck    Lancefield, Victoria

 

Carolyn Wright- Bendigo

Teacher with added Graduate Diploma of Special Education. I'm also about to undertake the MSL training this coming week in Melbourne.

Working in Bendigo as - Bendigo Tutoring & Education Services

Ph: 0409795054

cazwri.1234@gmail.com

 

Felicity Brown: Eastern Suburbs

Felicity Brown is a qualified teacher who has successfully taught dyslexic teenagers for 20 years. She has a Masters Degree in Education (Special Education) and works in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Felicity is also happy to teach younger children. Phone number: 0400887393

Candice Macqueen and Mike Lydon – Geelong Dyslexia and Learning Support

Candice

Candice is a qualified specialist teacher based in the Geelong region, offering support for children who are struggling with reading, spelling, writing, maths, organisational skills and other related areas of learning. She has been teaching primary and secondary age children with learning difficulties for 8 years in mainstream, special and international schools and through private tuition.

 

Candice trained initially as a primary/ early years teacher and then as a specialist teacher in the UK in multi-sensory, structured and personalised teaching methods and discovered her passion for working with learners with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and overlapping conditions such as ADHD and ASD. She places great emphasis on building and consolidating skills but also on developing the student’s independence through awareness of their strengths and difficulties and developing their self-esteem. She encourages use of assistive technology and a range of resources where appropriate.

 Candice went on to study for a Diploma in Teaching and Assessing learners with Specific Learning Difficulties at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. She can offer detailed educational assessments that explore the strengths and weaknesses of the individual learner and make targeted recommendations for support. These may suit those who would like insight into cognitive skills, attainment and ability but do not require a diagnostic assessment from a registered Educational Psychologist

 From a parent of a child where Candice was recently employed as a Learning Support teacher: “Thank you so much for all of the support you've provided R over the last 2 years. We'll miss you for sure. I hope that those replacing you are as knowledgeable, patient, and thorough as you have been. Best wishes on your next endeavors.” John S, Parent, June 2015.

 Contact 0479 106 917  Prefers email contact initially  candicemacqueen@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Sue Spencer

My name is Susan Spencer, and I am a Special Education Teacher who offers one-on -one tutoring in Literacy and Numeracy for children with a wide range of learning difficulties, including Dyslexia. I teach reading and spelling using a phonic based approach, teaching students the 44 sounds of the English Language and how to blend the sounds into words. I use a range of resources including the THRASS materials, magnetic letters, and phonic based readers such as, the Dandelion Readers, the Fitzroy Readers and readers from the UK program called, ' Read Write Inc.'. I also make great use of appropriate software such as, Wordshark, Numbershark, Textease and an online program called

Studyladder, to reinforce what I have taught.

 

My teaching is very direct, explicit, systematic and Multi-sensory. I thoroughly teach a new sound/grapheme each week and give students spellings to learn in word families. I dictate sentences; do plenty of "sounding out" exercises both for spelling and reading, so as to raise the student's phonological and phonemic awareness, which is often one of the underlying deficits in Dyslexia. Students are taught frequently used words which are hard to sound out, with a range of strategies, including mnemonics for spelling, and snap and memory games for reading words.

Students with processing difficulties or short term memory difficulties need plenty of practice and repetition in a fun, supportive learning environment.

 

Initially, I will assess the student with standardised tests in Reading, Spelling and Numeracy. Following the testing a report will be written. After 20 individualised lessons, I will retest and write another report. I am available to attend meetings at schools or to liaise with teachers and other specialists.

 

Presently, I have some vacancies. My operating times are Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 6 pm. For more information please visit my website www.spencereducation.com.au  or call me on 9589 7089 or 0409 709 758.

 

Kids Like Us Australia Limited (KLU) is a social enterprise in the Bayside area of Melbourne that was founded in February 2012 under the directorship of Anne Jackson and Catherine Kirby.  KLU provides support, understanding and opportunities for students who are “twice exceptional”.  Twice exceptional students are gifted and show academic, creative, or musical talents however they also live with a challenge that prevents them from reaching their potential, for example a learning disability (such as dyslexia), mental health or behavioural issues (such as Asperger’s Syndrome or anxiety) or social economic circumstances (such as disadvantaged families). 

 

Kids Like Us works with children and young adults, their families and teachers to find positive ways in which these students can navigate the current educational system through counselling, learning support, advocacy, mentoring, professional and family development.

 

Kids Like Us has primary trained teachers and trainee counsellors who work under the supervision of Anne Jackson to provide group work and individual tuition during the 3 hour session. The skills provided are designed to increase the student’s vocabulary via reading, speaking and writing as without word knowledge students are unable to increase their basic knowledge. This is done via games, being read to and reading, specific instruction in how to structure a piece of writing, hands on teaching of the Oxford words, word family instruction, art and drama.  All activities are interwoven into a focused topic for the term in order to increase confidence for project work, knowledge of English language behaviours (e.g. grammar, tenses, syntax etc.) and self-efficacy.

 

For students who are lacking confidence and are not happy enough to learn at this time Anne is able to provide counselling individually outside these hours which focuses upon self-belief and determination. This may be needed prior to the group work in order to maximise learning opportunities.

 

Kids Like Us regularly advocates for students and provides consultations for schools on modification of the curriculum for students Kids Like Us is working with.

From July 2013 Kids Like Us staff, are able to provide specific tutoring, from 7.30 – 10.30 on Wednesday mornings, for identified dyslexic students who are in primary school. 

 

Contact us: enquiries@kidslikeus.org.au        9013 5582.                       

 

 Emily Ballenden: Sunbury

Emily Ballenden works in Sunbury, Victoria                            Tutoring Prep to year 7

Phone: 0405 213 166

Qualifications:

-Bachelor of Education P-12

-Postgraduate certificate in Educational Learning and Leadership

Studying:

-Postgraduate certificate in Special Education

Dennis Baker: Albury/Wodonga

Dennis is a qualified teacher with over 40 years’ experience, including in special schools. He has tutored many primary & secondary school students in Years 1 to 12 (HSC/VCE). He has also tutored university & Tafe students in maths, english & science. At all levels the tutoring has included students with a range of diagnosed learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism, intellectual disability (IQ 40 – 70) and ADD, ADHD.

 Personal statement: “I love teaching children, especially those with learning disabilities. I enjoy the challenge of setting individual programs, to suit each student in a way that enables them to progress. I strive to make learning fun & enjoyable.”

 Dennis works in the Albury/Wodonga area and has very reasonable charges: $45.

“Dennis uses research based methods to teach students with learning disabilities. He is a member of the International Dyslexia Association. His methods include a multisensory approach & phonics instruction. He uses resources such as the Fitzroy program & Learning A-Z graded readers. He teaches individual students & provides free initial assessments before commencing individually tailored tuition.” 

Contact 02 6059 1888 or mob.0437 369 522 or email successtutorials@bigpond.com

  

Elena Peiros- tutors children in Melbourne for Reading, Spelling and Mathematics. 

Elena has received training Spalding Method and Fitzroy Program of teaching children to read, spell and write. In teaching, she mainly uses the Fitzroy program materials as she finds them student-friendly and rewarding as the students start reading stories after they have learned the first 13 letters.  Elena combines other methods and programs when necessary and according to the needs of the child.

 

Elena reports that, ‘One of my dyslexic students initially had been one of the last students in her class in learning to read and her teacher even advised her parents to repeat the grade. Now, after 10 months of tuition she is one of the best students for her grade in reading.

 

I enjoy teaching and love children. It gives me a great pleasure to provide them with the tools to become successful. I get great satisfaction from seeing the look on their faces when they realise they can read, write or calculate as well as anybody else and even better than some! Contact Elena on: 0402065154

 

CAROLYN RUTH FRISCHLING

(Telephone) 0415 775 540 (Email) crfrischling@gmail.com


CAREER PROFILE

Experienced professional seeks to utilize a Masters of Education in a learning support position. Highly organised self-starter, that is skilled at building rapport and cultivating collaborative relationships with students and peers. Proven track record of successfully working in an academic setting and supporting positive outcomes for all kinds of learners.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Orton Gillingham Dyslexia tutoring • Academic coaching • Comprehension • Study and test taking strategies • Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing • Rapport and relationship building • Executive functioning and organisational skills mentoring and training • Attention to detail • Customer service • Innovative and creative problem resolution • Collaboration

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bowman Education-Wright Academics

Towson, Maryland, USA                                                                        2006 to June 2013                                                                                                                                   
Academic Tutor
Student focussed and values driven Academic Specialist responsible for supporting success of school, college and university students from diverse educational, cultural and economic backgrounds within a professional team.

 ·          Improved student wellbeing and achievement by implementing research-based strategies aligned with assessments, IEPs, individual needs and objectives.

·          Initiated and maintained ongoing student, academic staff and stakeholder relationships built on trust and respect.

·          Strongly focussed on customised approach.

·          Achieved strong customer satisfaction generating client referrals and demand for ongoing services.

·          Engaged in ongoing professional development.

·          Reported to key stakeholders.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Education, with a Major in Guidance and Counselling – University of Southern Queensland, QLD.
Bachelor of Arts– Two years at the University of Sydney, and completed at Towson University, Towson, MD, USA.
CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Orton-Gillingham Phonemic Awareness training (for dyslexia)

Studied multi-sensory approaches to learning, studying and memory

Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing for Comprehension

TESOL Certification (In Progress)

Volunteer literacy tutoring for Baltimore City students from challenged socio-economic backgrounds

Ongoing participation in non-fiction writing courses

Avid reader and lifelong learner

 

Occupational Therapists And Speech Pathology

D.O.T.S. is a Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Service based in four clinics in Melbourne - Altona North, Avondale Heights, Moonee Ponds and Keilor. We provide a wide range of supports to help children develop skills in a fun, energetic environment to assist them to reach their full potential. We strive to work closely with a wide range of local allied health providers and paediatricians to provide your child and family with a seamless approach to therapy. http://www.dunnsot.com.au/

 

Assessors/Psychologists

Sara Gook- Macedon Ranges

Sara is based in Gisborne in the Macedon Ranges. She is a registered Psychologist with a Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has a special interest in the area of dyslexia and learning differences.

 

She offers comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for individuals experiencing:

-       Learning difficulties/disorders, including dyslexia;

-       Attention & executive functioning difficulties, including ADHD

-       Behavioural difficulties;

-       Autism Spectrum Disorder; and

-       Gifted and Talented assessments

 

She has an extensive network of colleagues in the local area and can liaise with, and provide referrals to, private tutors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and paediatricians.

 

Written reports focus heavily on evidenced-based intervention programs and strategies to improve skills, in addition to accommodations and/or modifications appropriate in the school setting. All assessments are inclusive of a face-to-face feedback session to explain and discuss the results and recommendations.

 

Sara also works part-time for Student Support Services in the Department of Education and Training, Victoria in schools in the Macedon Ranges and as a casual contractor conducting assessments for SPELD Victoria. Contact: Telephone: 0400 372 725          Email: saragook@gmail.com

 

Karen King

MPsych(Coun), BPsych, BAPsych

Psychologist WA

I was first registered as a Psychologist in 2004 and have enjoyed a diverse career working with individuals in large multi-national corporate organisations, mothers and their infants in a private hospital, children and adolescents at a not-for profit community foundation, and children and their families in a private clinic.  I established Brainbox Psychology Clinic in Perth, Western Australia, to assist children and their families with a range of struggles.  One of my favourite aspects of my work is conducting detailed psychological assessments that unravel the complexities associated with learning difficulties, attentional problems and executive functioning delays. I have a passion for detailed psychological assessments that unravel the complexities associated with learning difficulties, attentional problems and executive functioning delays.  Given my own experience of parenting a dyslexic child, I take time with families to understand their concerns and recommend programs that are shown to be effective in assisting children achieve real results.  Please feel welcome to contact me via http://brainboxclinic.com.au/  

 

E-mail: karen@dyslexiasupportservices.com.au