Early childhood specialist teacher
B.Ed E.C. B.Teach (p-10)
Allison is an Educator who has spent 26 years working with children of all ages. She majored in Early Childhood Education and has established herself as a much-respected professional in early years’ literacy. Allison is driven by her belief that all children should be supported to achieve literacy by accessing programs that support their learning style. Her passion for literacy has increased following the diagnosis of her own child with dyslexia and dysgraphia. This journey has created a desire for her to support other families who have children with additional needs.
I offer a range of interventions to support your child’s individual learning needs.
Each child is provided with play based interactive activities to improve learning as well as memory pathways, language, processing speed and attentional control. By addressing these areas I am enhancing the child’s capacity to acquire new learning concepts which will allow them to further reach their full potential.
My instruction is child centred and interactive, focusing on the serve and return communication between the child and the adult. I believe that children learn best when they are intrinsically motivated. My learning style is about teaching not testing so that the child can succeed and be extended to learn more.
Parents are encouraged to watch the sessions and feedback is provided on how the child is progressing when working towards their individual goals.
I work with parents as a team to develop the child’s learning ability and self confidence.
My approach to ensuring children become literate is to provide an evidence-based instruction in phonics (speech to print) approach. Lessons are structured, cumulative, sequential and explicit - highly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. I place a high emphasis on cracking the code so that children can attend to the sounds in words so that they can write and read them. Children are provided with instruction on decoding and encoding whilst simultaneously looking at vocabulary and comprehension skills.
I have customised tutoring based on an assessment of your child’s needs. I then develop an educational program tailored to your child’s abilities to ensure that they have the skills, knowledge and confidence to transition to school. Learning can be seen as incremental and children require a good foundation in order for them to attach the acquire the next piece of knowledge ready for school. The customised program will help your child have the skill set ready to hit the ground running in Prep.
Listen and attend to information
Develop the confidence to attempt new tasks
Develop fine motor and gross motor skills
Develop literacy and numeracy concepts
TEACHERS WHO LOVE TEACHING, TEACH CHILDREN TO LOVE LEARNING.
Online face-to-face tutoring sessions are also available (which kids love!). No rushing after school or having to travel to the sessions. The lessons are still interactive and utilise the latest technology such as whizzimo and e-whiteboards.
My son was struggling and getting left behind in class. His confidence was at an all-time low. A few mothers at the school suggested Allison, so we decided to start weekly sessions. She was able to give my son his confidence back and guide our family in the right direction to get my son where he needed to be. He has reached all his goals. Allison has been a blessing not just for my son but my other children, who also adore her. Allison is calm and understanding. I couldn’t be more thankful to Allison who has helped my family and gone above and beyond – Kelly Johnston
Q - Do you complete formal assessments?
A - Yes and a report will be written at the end of the assessment period. A range of diagnostic tools are utilised to assess where your child is functioning in relation to their age.
Q - How often would my child need to attend?
A - This varies with each child and depends on their needs and abilities. Typically children attend one session per week.
Q - What is the cost of a session?
A - The fee is $60 for a 50minute session with parental feedback at the end.
Every student has unique needs for support. Tell me more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and I will start on a plan to help you get what you need.
105 K P Mcgrath Drive, Elanora Queensland 4221, Australia