I am originally from the UK so I have A ‘Levels in Chemistry, Geology, Biology and Business Studies. At University I studied Psychology, Languages and History. My Average GPA ranged between 6 (Distinction) and 7 (High Distinction). Having brought up four children I am very familiar with the challenges of study for some. I have a lifelong love of learning. People that know me describe me as very patient. I think that I am tolerant and kind hearted. I am always curious, I love seeking knowledge about new things. My approach to challenges is positive. I am personable open and honest. I like to help people so teaching is perfect. I like to treat people the way I would wish to be treated. I have experienced challenges in my learning and overcome them so I like to share that insight.
I believe that a tutor has a role of bringing out the innate knowledge of the student. The tutor is a guide and a mentor along the learning pathway. As a psychology graduate, I also believe that the learner’s self-esteem and confidence needs to be attended to so that they are motivated to progress on a life long love of learning.
My first goal is to find the students needs, see how they have been addressed before, look at what gaps there might be, consult with the student on what they require and devise a joint plan and strategy to achieve their desires.
If a student’s grades are suffering my first priority to assure the student that unsatisfactory results can and will happen but there are always solutions that can be tried. The most helpful thing is to be honest about what lead to unsatisfactory results and seek to change patterns and habit or the circumstances that lead to them.
MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!
I am based on the Gold Coast however on the weekend I am also available in Sunnybank and surrounding areas.
During the week I am available from 3.00pm to 7.00pm every day except for Tuesdays. For Older students that are on study leave, I have some availability earlier in the day. On Saturdays, I am available from 10.00am until 5.00pm. These time will change as I book up slots for the term ahead.
My session rate if $65.00 for 1 hour I am available for up to 1.5 hours for students between 11 and 14 and 2 hours for 14 and over.