Melody's Professional Tutor Profile - Top of the Class Professional Tuition

TUTOR PROFILE: MELODY


Melody is a very bubbly and friendly 'people person' with a decade's experience working in customer service and volunteering with students who have special needs. She has worked in the learning support centres and numerous schools in the Hills district since 2007 and has helped students from primary school through to high school level.

She also worked at EB games for several years, so if your son or daughter likes computer games of any kind - they are likely to get along very well with Melody.

She is now in her third year of completing an Education degree where she is studying to become a fully qualified School Teacher specialising in teaching English literacy. Melody loves making learning fun and thinks that if it can't be turned into a game of some kind, it's probably not going to stimulate a student's creativity, enthusiasm and engage them deeply in the learning process.

So if you son or daughter needs assistance with problem solving skills, study skills, analytical reading, comprehension or expressive writing skills (including short stories, essays and report writing) Melody knows all the best strategies to provide a systematic formula to make literacy easy and fun in the process!

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OUR GUARANTEE

If you are looking for someone who can nurture your child's gifts and inspire them to 'come out of their shell' to develop new strengths and self confidence in their own abilities, then you will find no one more suitable than Melody. In fact, we feel so confident that Melody will bring out the best in your son or daughter, we guarantee that if they do not respond favourably to Melody straight away, we won't even charge you for the first lesson!

We feel so confident that Melody will bring out the best in your son or daughter, we guarantee that if they do not respond favourably to Melody straight away, we won't even charge you for the first lesson!

TOTC SPECIALIST TRAINING

SPECIALIST TRAINING

In addition to her familiarity with the NSW school curriculum, Melody has also successfully completed our Top of the Class Specialist Tutor Training qualification. This has enabled them with additional skills and know-how to build confidence and motivation when coaching young students to be able to overcome whatever hurdles are holding them back from reaching their full potential. Our specialist-tutor training is one of the aspects that makes Top of the Class the leading provider of home tutors in Australia.

In addition to her familiarity with the NSW school curriculum, Melody has also successfully completed our Top of the Class Specialist Tutor Training qualification. . Our specialist-tutor training is one of the aspects that makes Top of the Class the leading provider of home tutors in Australia.

A TEAM APROACH

NETWORK OF SUPPORT

We understand the value of working together with parents and teachers to provide a network of support for our students. As your child's personal tutor, Melody will keep you up to date with your child's progress with frequent verbal feedback as well as regular written reports. Melody will also contact your child's teacher at school to relate all learning to the relevant classroom curriculum, and provide the network of support that makes Top of the Class the most respected name in professional tuition.

Melody will also contact your child's teacher at school to relate all learning to the relevant classroom curriculum, and provide the network of support that makes Top of the Class the most respected name in professional tuition.

Melody's Availability

If you'd like to go ahead and reserve a time with Melody, just call the office or fill out your details in the blue form beneath that says Book The First Lesson

The times below were current when we sent this page to you. If you're not certain and would like to get a feel for this tutor before making a decision, the best way to know is to meet them for yourself. The times below may get booked out at any moment, so reserve your preferred time ASAP.


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* Based on 1 lesson per week, each lesson being 1 hour in duration. You can choose to have more lessons if you like, however the same flat hourly rate applies

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MELODY'S APPROACH

COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE

LEARNING

Melody will identify their strongest 'intelligences', establish their individual learning styles and adjust their teaching methods for the best results!

UNDERSTANDING

Melody will use constructivist teaching methods to build new understanding step by step so that your child builds new knowledge with ease.

THINKING

Melody will explore new concepts progressively deeper and expand their understanding by developing higher order thinking skills.

APPLICATION

Melody will focus heavily on boosting their assessment scores by improving their time management skills and prepare for exams.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

STRENGTHS

Melody will assess and identify your child's strengths, then strategically utilise them to overcome any weaknesses holding them back.

PASSION

To overcome the boredom barrier, Melody will appeal to your child's interests to make learning more engaging and personally relevant.

CONFIDENCE

Through strategic goal setting and a strong focus on progress, expect to see your child's attitude shine and their motivation drive full steam ahead!

AUTONOMY

Reflective practice is an effective tool used to power efficient learning. Learning from ones mistakes however requires strategic conditioning and adaptation.

FREE ONLINE PARENT COACHING SESSION

During the 1960's a famous documentary series interviewed 7 year olds from a range of different family background to get a 'snapshot' about their life. They then followed them up every 7 years into their adolescence and adult years as well. This series showed us that whatever we're exposed to during our environment growing up tends to mould us. We then go on to recreate similar patterns for the rest of our life.

Many parents get to the stage where they realise that the problems they feel 'stuck' with have come about as a result of environmental influences they were exposed to during their developmental years. They become especially stressed when they realise that they have been inadvertently replicating some of those problems and want to protect their children so that they do not repeat the same cycle. Many parents come to us for help wanting to know how to create better environmental foundations for their children to provide them with better opportunities moving forward into an ever increasingly competitive world.

In this lesson, Stuart reveals one simple trick that Harvard Psychology Researchers have identified when it comes to creating positive change in a child's environment. In this lesson you'll learn what that simple trick is. When you realise this, you'll become clearer about how to implement the right strategies to have a positive impact on your child's environment to give them the best foundation during their developmental learning years.

Studies have shown that whatever we're exposed to during our environment growing up tends to mould us. We then go on to recreate similar patterns for the rest of our life. In this lesson, Stuart reveals one simple trick that Harvard Psychology Researchers have identified when it comes to creating positive changes in a child's environment to give them the best foundation during their developmental learning years.

Exercise Questions

1. How has your child learned to feel towards thing like reading, writing, maths and other academic skills?

2. What changes would you like to help your child develop in the way that they see themselves?

3. What are your major concerns about your child's future and what specific opportunities would you like them to have better access to?

The famous candle problem psychological experiment showed us that when we have the potential to succeed, we also have the potential to fail. Children become aware that the classroom is a competitive environment where some children perform better than others. This has a big impact on whether they learn to feel confident or not as it creates pressure. Under the pressure of competitive conditions, children can either become more motivated or become more resistant depending on how confident they have learned to feel towards their abilities.

In this lesson, Stuart reveals the fundamental formula which can either make or break the extent to which we feel motivated. This formula is all about the relationship between pressure and confidence, and explains why people tend to build on their strengths but avoid their weaknesses. He finishes the lesson by revealing what specific aim we need to achieve in order to help children develop their confidence in the specific skills that will be most beneficial to their development.

In this lesson, Stuart reveals the 3 step motivation formula which was discovered following the famous 'candle problem' psychological experiments. It all comes down to the relationship between pressure and confidence. This formula explains why people tend to build on their strengths but avoid their weaknesses. Finally, he reveals what specific aim we need to achieve in order to help our children develop their confidence so that the pressure of the increasingly competitive world doesn't hold them back.

Exercise Questions

1. What are your child's weaknesses (specifically, the things they show resistance towards or struggle to motivate themselves to do).

2. In what ways do you think that their environmental influences contributes towards pressure which may be making it difficult for them to build their confidence.

3. How do you think you might be able to communicate with them differently in order to both a) take the pressure off whilst b) creating an awareness of progress to build their confidence.

In this lesson, Stuart explains that the brain evolved from the inside out. We still have primitive instincts driving out thoughts and feelings - especially when we're feeling threatened or under pressure. It's just for the most part we are unconscious of them. These inner more primitive parts of the brain are very emotionally immature and processes reality in terms of all or nothing. This is why learning new skills and building confidence is much harder under pressure.

When children fail to exercise the more sophisticated layers of the brain, it conditions them with a fixed mindset. Children with a fixed mindset are more likely to resist unfamiliarity out of fear of failure, and will regress if they don't do well. This makes them more likely to stay stuck in their comfort zone and less likely to build confidence. When children exercise the more sophisticated layers of the brain however, it creates a growth mindset which enables them to be more receptive to challenges and bounce back harder following failure.

In this lesson, Stuart reveals how the way that we can use praise can either stimulate the inner part of the brain and create a fixed mindset, or stimulate the outer brain to create a growth mindset. He also explains that the way we are both praised or criticised as a child tends to stay stuck in out mind, and we go on to praise or criticism ourselves the same way which reinforces the mindset we grow up with. This makes it all the more important to understand what to say and what not to say when communicating to our children.

In this lesson, Stuart explains that the human brain evolved from the inside out. The outer, more sophisticated layers process things like literacy and numeracy but the inner primitive parts control our instincts. He also explains that the way we are both praised or criticised as a child tends to stay stuck in out mind. Finally, he reveals how to praise children in a way that exercises the more sophisticated layers of the brain in order to create a 'growth mindset' rather than simulating the inner layers which keep them stuck with a 'fixed mindset'.

Exercise Questions

1. Under what conditions do you think trigger your 'inner brain' to activate more and how does your thinking change when you're feeling under pressure.

2. Think of the last few times you have praised your child. What did you praise them for and how do you work the praise?

3. How do you think you might be able to use praise differently in order to create a growth mindset in your child?

In this lesson, Stuart explains the important role of choosing what things to focus our attention on and what things to let go of. When we focus on things beyond out control it stimulates the inner brain which contributes to a fixed mindset. To exercise a mature growth mindset however we need to direct attention towards things within our control. Praise is a powerful director of attention for children, however Stuart describes numerous other ways in which the way we communicate with children directs their attention either towards more or less helpful things.

Stuart also explains that it's normal for thoughts of self doubt to pop into our mind when we stretch out of our comfort zone to walk into the face of uncertainty such as facing our weaknesses. This is our minds way to distract us away from vulnerable feelings. He goes onto explain that in order to become more emotionally intelligent, we need to learn how to challenge our own thinking and seperate the 'reals from the feels'.

Once we improve the interpersonal skills of self-awarenss, it tends to improve our interpersonal skills of social awareness. These emotional intelligence skills are more strongly linked with success than intellectual intelligence alone, and are therefore skills that we need to improve upon as parents in order to help our children develop those skills as well.

In this lesson, Stuart explains that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a stronger predictor of career success among school leavers than Intellectual Intelligence and Academic Achievements. He reveals some of the most fundamental cognitive skills that young learners need to develop in order to be more self disciplined. He also explains what EQ is, and how we can provide an environment for our children which improves both their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills as well as our own in the process.

Exercise Questions

1. What things have you been focusing on that are outside of your control and what can you redirect your focus towards instead?

2. What thoughts 'pop into your mind' when you are outside of your comfort zone and how can you better respond to them when they do?

3. Now that you have a better awareness of the defence mechanisms young learners are likely to demonstrate when feeling vulnerable, how can you better respond to your child in order to get past those defence mechanisms?

In our final days, it becomes clearer to us that the most important role of our lives is our role as a parent. Because we naturally tend to replicate our own childhood conditioning, many parents get stuck when trying to figure out how to do a better job than their own parents did.

In this final conclusion, Stuart reveals the starting point that you'll need to work on if your aim is to improve your communication as a parent. If you'd like to get started and learn some simple strategies to improve your intra-personal skills and become more self aware, just go ahead and click the button below that says 'get started'.

In this final conclusion, Stuart reveals the starting point that you'll need to work on if your aim is to improve your communication as a parent. If you'd like to get started and learn some simple strategies to improve your intra-personal skills and become more self aware, just go ahead and click the button below that says 'get started'.

HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD

Discover the 3 most important skills that young learners will need to thrive throughout the next industrial revolution. A must watch for every student, teacher and parent!

More and more people are starting to realise that the current school system is failing to prepare young graduates with the skills they really need to be successful in an ever changing world. Cheap outsourcing, automation and robotics is creating a shift in the workplace, making it more competitive than ever before. On top of that we are seeing record rates of mental illness (such as anxiety and depression) afflicting more and more young people during their schooling years. In this presentation, you will learn what the 3 most important cognitive skills which students should be learning in order to not only grow up with good mental health, but the skills they will need to be successful as the world continues to change. This presentation explains our mission to change the way the that leaders, educators and parents think about learning so as to equip our next generation with the strengths they will need to survive, to thrive and to ultimately - change the world.