Information about David - Toongabbie tutor - (4 reviews)
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I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma of Teaching (Sec) majoring in English and History, which are still my 2 great passions. I have spent my whole life in pursuits which involved me helping people to grow and develop to be the very best person that they can be, not just to be good at English. I have served in community service clubs committed to making local communities better places, assisting people in those communities who could not always manage themselves, developing a service culture among people in the community, and providing opportunities for young people to grow. I have trained young people, business people and students in public speaking, debating and meeting procedure. I am a relaxed and optimistic person, friendly and outgoing, and I relate well to people of all ages.
My first career was as a classroom teacher in secondary schools, where I lasted 21 years, 4 as a teacher, and 17 as a Senior Teacher, responsible for leading the English teaching team. I have also worked as a Management Development Consultant, running training courses for middle and upper-level managers in the Public Service. I have run two businesses, both of which involved developing people, and expanding their vision of who and what they could be, and giving them the confidence and motivation to succeed in setting and achieving their goals. In between these two businesses, I was a Life Coach, working individually with people of all walks of life to succeed in their careers and personal life. A very diverse experience of "teaching".
My approach is simple. I begin by assessing the needs of the learner, clarifying where they need to be, and working with them to set goals, and strategies to achieve them. I identify their strengths, and work to build on them; identify the areas where growth is needed, and provide tuition to address the needs. I prefer to use a coaching style rather than lecturing or driving. I focus on building confidence, motivation, commitment to succeed, and self-esteem.
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- Adelaide University (1969) - Bachelor of Arts (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Adelaide Teachers College (1968) - Diploma of Teaching (Other) (✔ On File)
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David is a quite flexible person with a professional approach. We highly recommend David for English tutoring.
Thank you for your testimonial. It has been, and still is, a pleasure to work with your twins, and it is gratifying to see their development. Thank you for the opportunity, and for your continuing support. Kind regards David
My son is also very pleased with him.