About Love of Learning
B.Ed, PGDipEd (EdPsych), SPELD NZ Teacher and Assessor
Certified Feuerstein Mediator – Standard, Tactile and Basic programmes
Level C Registered Assessor (NZCER)
I have been a qualified, registered teacher for over 17 years and have enjoyed teaching in several different schools around Auckland, working with students of all ages. My interest in working in this area stemmed from my son who has received some excellent support for his dyslexia from SPELD NZ.
I am currently studying post graduate Educational Psychology at Massey University to further my broad knowledge of students' learning and behaviour.
I conduct Cognitive and Educational Assessments using the Woodcock Johnson IV (WJ-IV) Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Oral Langauge and Achievement to provide a full comprehensive report on your child's learning strengths and weaknessess and determine whether a Specific Learning Disability is present. For high school students, a WJ-IV report can often assist with applications for Special Assessment Conditions (SACs) for NCEA assessments.
Your child can achieve success in their learning!
Whether it is tertiary study, learning at secondary or primary school level, or even pre-school, I can help. I have a special interest in helping children who learn differently.
If your child needs extra assistance in a particular area or extension work as a critical thinker, or both, I can help. My goal is to enhance your child’s learning by assessing their individual strengths and difficulties, thereby determining their potential to learn.
I then enjoy implementing an individual education programme for your child which provides fun, interesting, educational activities to cater for these individual needs.
As a certified mediator with the Feuerstein method of cognitive enhancement, I provide small group or individual lessons for all ages and abilities. Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment uses a variety of mediated learning methods to enhance metacognition, thinking and learning.
Professional development courses for teachers, teacher aides and other education staff can also be provided.
Learn more about effective strategies for working with students with Specific Learning Difficulties and behaviour issues.
I also privately tutor children who have English as their second language, or those who wish to improve their abilities in Mathematics, English or other curriculum subjects.
Tuition or assessment can take place in my home at Hatfields Beach, at the Indigo office in Totara Vale (Glenfield), or I can travel to your home or school - I also conduct lessons by Skype for those living out of Auckland, or can travel out of Auckland to conduct Cognitive and Educational Assessments - whatever suits you best!
For more on SPELD & Dyslexia go to:
Open Door TVNZ Series: SPELD – Part 1 (9.1 minutes)
Open Door TVNZ Series: SPELD - Part 2 (12.25 minutes)
One News article about the efficacy of SPELD tuition: