Welcome To Achieve tutoring
THE ACHIEVE DIFFERENCE
Dr Tamara Jones-Hood is the only director in the Riverina with a PhD in Education and has over 20 years experience in teaching in the primary, secondary and tertiary contexts and in academic research (Australian and international). Tamara began to tutor students in 1994 as an HSC High Achiever and Arts/Law undergraduate and found she enjoyed teaching so much she changed degrees to focus on Education. This passion and extensive teaching experience allows her to comprehensively guide her staff as they provide learning support for our many students. All of our tutors are tertiary qualified teachers currently working in government and non-government schools who have thorough reference and background checks before joining the ACHIEVE team.
OUR LEARNING PHILOSOPHY
ACHIEVE takes an innovative and individualised approach to the support of our students’ learning. We develop a program and curriculum for each student and create individualised learning resources - they do not have to fit in with a predesigned (and often unsuitable) curriculum. All team members at ACHIEVE are focused on providing the highest quality tuition as we use a student-centred learning philosophy which fosters the overall intellectual and emotional growth of each individual.
We have been trusted to tutor students in the Riverina, Canberra, Sydney, Goulburn, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and across NSW for over 24 years and have a well-established reputation for high quality, personalised tuition that addresses the individual needs of each student. The tertiary qualified teachers at Achieve take an innovative, nurturing and individual approach to the development of our students’ learning. All team members at Achieve are focused on providing the highest quality tuition as we use a student-centred learning philosophy which fosters the overall intellectual and emotional growth of each individual.
The qualified educators at Achieve are all specialists in the subjects they teach (not university undergraduates but actual teachers and specialists in their fields), have current Working with Children clearance and have had thorough background and reference checks prior to joining the Achieve team. Working under the guidance of Dr Tamara Jones-Hood and Shannon Fisher, the teachers are able to use high quality teaching and learning strategies that are differentiated to meet each student's individual needs.
We ensure that each student receives individualised attention from the highly qualified teachers with smallest teacher student ratios offered in the Riverina, conducive to quality learning gains. Students at Achieve enjoy a 2:1 student teacher ratio and are treated as individual learners who enjoy a program designed specifically for their learning needs. This ensures that students are able to maximise their learning through individual attention and support rather than collective instruction that does not always allow students to enjoy positive learning gains.
Our learning programs are designed by qualified teachers who are able to help our students consolidate their content knowledge and skills across the curriculum but also develop exam skills, study skills, research skills and time and task management skills while fostering the holistic development of each student.
The teachers at ACHIEVE have extensive teaching experience which has provided us with a solid foundation on which to develop a unique and comprehensive educational service that complements and supports the critical learning occurring within the primary, secondary and tertiary environments. Our outstanding reputation as a leading educational provider has been earned as we support students to maximise their learning opportunities while also developing lifelong learning skills.
Individual sessions are offered on request dependent on staff availability.
We also deliver a number of subject-specific workshops and intensive sessions for our students during the holiday break and the early weeks of the term which allow our 'Achievers' to consolidate their understanding across their different subjects and prepare for their exams.
Meet the Team
The excellent teachers at Achieve work under the direction of Dr Tamara Jones-Hood and Miss Shannon Fisher. Tamara has experience teaching and researching across the primary and secondary school contexts while also teaching within the Humanities and Education faculties at university (including undergraduate primary, secondary and VET degrees as well as postgraduate educational research, sociology and statistics). Shannon has experience teaching English, History, HSIE within high schools from years seven to twelve, including HSC Extension History and English as well as in primary schools. Shannon also has extensive teaching experience and professional development in Inclusive Education and has developed Gifted and Talented Programs for schools. This has provided us with over thirty years teaching and tutoring experience within primary, secondary and university contexts.
DR Tamara Jones-hood - DIRECTOR
- B.Arts (Hons), Grad.Dip.Ed (Dist.), PhD
- B.Arts (Hons) - double major Sociology and Law. Minors in Politics and Economics. Honours in Sociology (Quantitative and Qualitative Project)
- Grad. Dip Ed. (with Distinction) - Secondary Education receiving the Australian College of Education prize for Excellence (first in degree)
- PhD - Sociology of Education - qualitative and quantitative research project applying Principal Components Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling and Grounded Theory
- Received Australian Postgraduate Award, Faculty of Education Award and Banksia Scholarship for completion of PhD and publication of research results
- Refereed publications and Travel Awards to present at international research and Australian conferences such as AACE, research results delivered at multiple international and Australian conferences.
Shannon Fisher - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
- B.Arts/B.Teach (English/History)
- Grad.Dip.Psych (In Progress)
- NSW Institute of Teachers – Proficient accreditation
- Inclusive Education Leader
- Year 8 team leader
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