😊 Coach Caro (Primary Teacher)

All Suburbs | VIC - Mitcham, Melbourne

😊 Coach Caro (Primary Teacher) Melbourne Tutor in Reading, Maths, English, Special Needs, ESL

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3Rs TUTORING | SCHOLARSHIP HELP | COGNITIVE GAINS:

Hi, I'm Caro. I focus on improving school-work whist simultaneously developing the 'invisible' cognitive skills vital for learning & reading - skills not readily practised at school.

SPECIALITY: Reading & Language

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WHAT WILL WE BE WORKING ON?

Language & Reading Skills: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Spelling, High Frequency Words, Difficult Words (e.g. Homophones), English Language Conventions, Grammar, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

Cognitive Skills: Memory, Attention, Sequencing & Processing (the speed & accuracy with which the brain processes information)

Foundational Auditory Processing

Life Skills: Enhanced Self-Confidence, Better Communication, Better Ability to Follow Directions, Greater Interest in Learning, Stronger Mental Agility, Greater Alertness (a benefit to maths, sport, science & all other areas of the curriculum).

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THE LIMITS OF STANDARD INSTRUCTION...

Most people recognise that repetition is key to learning. On average, to learn something new you'll need to repeat a task 8 times, although if you're aiming to replace an old (or incorrect) action with a new (or correct) action, you'll need to repeat it successfully 28 times.

Sounds easy enough... until it gets boring, feels too hard, the instruction is misunderstood or something 'better' grabs our attention. Even in a 1-to-1 learning situation, it's not always possible for a teacher & student to complete something enough times (& well enough) to make it stick. Frequency & cognition will play a crucial role - practising something once a week is not as beneficial as effectively practising it 3 to 5 times a week, while sometimes a learner's cognitive skills (& not the lesson or task, itself) are at the core of any difficulties.

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WHY ONLINE IS MORE THAN FINE...

Research shows inattention, impulsiveness, or even a sedentary lifestyle, tie in with negative brain plasticity (less connections in the brain because of less stimulation).

On the flip side, brain plasticity & learning improve when we frequently revisit activities that are engagingly rigorous, novel, rewarding & meaningful. As neuronal connections strengthen & increase, associated tasks become easier & faster!

Technology can deliver many more repetitions to a learner than a classroom teacher ever could & using an online platform allows actual neuroscientists to enhance our educative experiences - so parents & learners on a mission can be sure the brain will benefit.

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A HIDDEN GEM THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES

We'll be using Fast ForWord, a series of computer-delivered brain fitness exercises designed to dramatically improve language & reading by simultaneously improving memory, attention, sequencing & processing skills.

The Fast ForWord products support existing curriculum - they don't replace it & are not sold in stores as they require professional teacher oversight & guidance. When students process more efficiently, every other instructional strategy works better.

On average, a 1-2 year gain in reading skills can be achieved in 8-12 weeks.

Add, the companion program, Reading Assistant, for greater oral fluency (it's software that actually listens to you read & helps you as you go)!

Learn how Fast ForWord makes a better difference at www.scilearn.com/parents (link at bottom of page).

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3RS TUTORING | SCHLARSHIP PREPARATION | COGNITIVE GAINS

My learning packages are suitable for Primary Students, Teens & Adults (ages 6+) who wish to boost their academic achievement, attention, listening or recall capabilities - including participants who require home language therapy options or home-based interventions for reading difficulties, auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, speech or language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, a specific learning disability, and/or English Language Learners.

There's also a School Readiness program (ages 4-5) - perfect to build a great start for any new school child.

For ESL students, Fast ForWord is the top ranked intervention for English language development on What Works Clearinghouse.

After 2 months on any package, primary-school numeracy tutoring is also available.

All you need is a pair of headphones or a headset, a computer or iPad with internet and a desire to succeed...

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COACH CARO

DipTeach | GradDipEd

Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord

Telephone: 0455 31 99 32

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Subjects

  • Reading - Primary
  • Maths - Primary
  • English - Primary
  • Special Needs - Primary
  • ESL - Primary

Experience

I'm a Primary Teacher.

I've been teaching and tutoring Primary Level Literacy and Numeracy for over 10 years,
working in schools, private homes and with young actors in the television industry.

I'm also a fully-trained, Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord for the VIC, ACT & NSW
regions. Over the last 3 years, I've worked with over 100 students (of all ages),
customising and supporting their brain-based learning journeys.

Qualifications

DipTeach | GradDipEd | Accredited Provider of Fast ForWord

(Working With Children Check)

"As a qualified teacher and accredited Fast ForWord provider, I love to learn. I keep
up-to-date with advancements in mind, brain and education science through
continuous professional development. I am enthusiastic, efficient and aim to take the
chore out of learning; to make way for fun."

Services

  • Private Tuition
  • Phone Help
  • Online Help

Rates

For as little as $65/wk, enjoy access to the Fast ForWord program, individualised
teacher-instruction, fun surprises, certificates & daily progress updates.

$15/hr is based on a single session duration of either 30, 40
or 50 minutes (your choice) & the preparation/delivery of my teaching notes.

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*To consolidate learning, all initial subscriptions require an approximate 3-month minimum
commitment period (with a renewal option afterwards) with 3 to 5 training sessions to be completed each week.

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As individual brains differ, please consider the following estimations based on the
most used program prescription of 5 x 30 minutes per week (or 3 x 50 mins/wk):

- If a participant is less than a year behind in reading or at age-level - allow
approximately 2 to 4 months

- If a participant is 1 to 1.5 years behind in reading - allow approximately 4 to 6
months

- If a participant is more than 1.5 years behind in reading - allow approximately 10
to 12 months

Updated

Profile last updated on 28-Mar-2017 (registered 14-Feb-2017)

Contact

caro@neuronimo.com.au
0455 31 99 32
www.scilearn.com/parents
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