Hearts 'n Minds Learning
A holistic tutoring service that teaches lifelong learning skills to children and adults with social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties.
I am the founder and director of Hearts ‘n Minds Learning. I am a fully qualified and committed teacher with over 40 years’ experience and expertise in general primary, secondary, K-12 learning difficulties, K-12 special education, English to Speakers of Other Languages and adult education (Literacy and Numeracy.) My training as a teacher had been to look for the positive in each student and to encourage them to reach their full potential. However, over the years, I also learnt that it is important when looking at a student with a disability or special needs to understand how those needs impact their learning as well as impact their ability to function in the world in which they live. I understands the complexity of learning difficulties and adopts a broad approach to the full spectrum of a student’s academic and social needs. With limited time and resources, the growing demands on teaching staff and schools to meet these needs are increasing. There are quite often too many challenges for educ
Personal BioI struggled as a single mother of three, parenting my daughter who had hemi-paresis, learning difficulties and social difficulties. It was many years later that the term “Asperger Syndrome” was brought to public awareness. It was such a relief to get a diagnosis and to know that her behaviours weren’t due to bad parenting! How good it would be to turn back the clock and put into practice with her all that I have since learnt about emotion regulation, social skills training, behaviour strategies and sensory difficulties.