Sarah trained as a Specialist Teacher nearly ten years ago, after a long career in nursing. This change was motivated by the fact that her three children are dyslexic, and required continuing support at home. This has given her insight into both the demands on children as they move through the education system from primary school through to university, and the concerns parents feel. Since then, Sarah has worked in a number of primary and secondary schools, both in the state and private system.
Her particular interests include maintaining self-esteem, and developing a battery of strategies to access the demands of the classroom.
Sarah is also particularly interested in teaching study skills, giving children vital revision and planning skills to aid memory, allowing them to maximise their potential.
“I think we are all unique individuals, and I aim to make every lesson I teach unique and memorable. I endeavour to use the child’s individual learning style and interests to make the lesson interesting and accessible to them. Self-esteem, I believe, is the key to success. My aim is to bolster that self-esteem and encourage children to develop strategies that allow them to achieve their potential.”