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Welcome to 

Griffith Tutoring Centre

My own love of learning began early when, only a school student myself, I suddenly found myself chasing academic success at every opportunity. I followed this passion as a young woman by completing an integrated Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in Social Change and Development (Organisational Leadership and Capacity Building) at the University of Newcastle, Australia

My early career brought me to Griffith in regional New South Wales, where I was employed for five years by the NSW Department of Education to teach a large variety of secondary subjects at what is now Murrumbidgee Regional High School. I functioned as Administrator for the Distance Education and Aurora College programs. In addition, I mentored HSC students, built educational resources, provided assessment advice and facilitated study skills workshops within a school-based senior tutorial centre for a number of years. 

In more recent years, I have worked as a private Academic Tutor at a well-established local tutoring centre, and facilitated regular adult training sessions as part of a federal government employment preparation program. Currently, I am completing a Certificate IV in TESOL through QLD Tafe so that I will be better able to assist English language learners. 

Griffith Tutoring Centre was born in 2020 out of my desire to nurture and support student learning within a high-quality, individually-focused environment. It is my belief that through our unique, specially tailored, small-group tutoring sessions, Griffith Tutoring Centre is able to provide students with opportunities not always available to them within a standard school setting. 

Danielle Frank

Principal Tutor 

Business Owner, Griffith Tutoring Centre

Meet Our Tutoring Staff

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Caitlin - Primary Tutor

Caitlín’s passion for teaching began at a very young age when she worked as a camp leader on language immersion camps in Ireland.

 

Caitlín graduated with an International Bachelor of Arts degree, with double honours in Irish and Spanish, from Maynooth University in 2016. During her time at there, she also spent a year working as an English Teacher in a primary school in Spain. Caitlin then continued on to study a Professional Masters in Education at The National University of Ireland, Galway. She graduated with honours in 2018.

 

Since then, Caitlín has been employed as both a Primary Teacher and a High School Teacher, teaching a wide range of subjects both in Ireland and here in Australia. She is currently residing in Griffith and working locally as a High School Teacher.

 

Caitlín looks forward to assisting the students at Griffith Tutoring Centre to build their confidence in learning and reach their academic goals.

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Jasmeet - Secondary Mathematics / Physics

Jameet’s passion for teaching began at a young age whilst closely observing her mathematics teacher who, through the use of unique teaching materials and original presentation skills, was able to engage students at a high level.

 

Jasmeet completed her secondary education within the Catholic school system. Her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (2010) and subsequent Bachelor of Education (2016) were completed at MD University in Rohtak, India. She moved to Australia in 2012 and has been working as a Mathematics, Science and Technology Tutor ever since. Throughout the past 8 years, Jasmeet has assisted many students to improve, achieve distinctions and meet career goals in these areas. Jasmeet’s teaching specialisations include Mathematics at all levels, Junior Science and HSC Physics. She is currently employed as a High School Mathematics Teacher.

 

Jasmeet believes in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each student in order to prepare an individualised motivational approach. She prides herself on her systematic methods and strict self-discipline. Jasmeet strongly believes that her role is one of facilitator for students working towards academic excellence.

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Lauren - Secondary English / Legal Studies /          Generalist Tutor

Lauren’s passion for reading and writing led her to study English Literature, gaining a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and Psychology) and Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary English and Legal Studies) at Macquarie University in Sydney. Lauren has also completed tertiary studies in Psychology, Law, Creative Writing and Counselling.

Over the last 10 years, Lauren has taught in several high schools around the Riverina and has experience across many different faculties including English, HSIE, Languages, Wellbeing and Learning Support and Creative Arts. She has also taught in primary schools across the region delivering Literacy programs. Lauren has previously tutored at both primary and high school levels, supporting students from Year 3 up to the HSC in English/Literacy and Maths/Numeracy for several years.

Lauren’s focus in working with students is in developing a strong understanding of their individual needs, whether that be remedial support or extension, and building their confidence in being able to independently apply their skills across all areas of their studies. 

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Kelly - Generalist / HSIE Tutor

Kelly's passion for teaching began at a young age when she enjoyed assisting others to read and write.

 

In 2003, Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations) from the University of Western Sydney. She gained early teaching experience by training adults in policies and procedures, however, her real interest was in making a difference to the lives of young people. As a result, Kelly continued on to complete a Masters of Teaching (Secondary) in 2014, during which time she tutored refugee students in literacy as part of the NSW government Refugee Action Support Program.

 

For the past seven years, Kelly has been employed as a Classroom Teacher at a local high school where she taught a wide range of subjects within the HSIE faculty and gained further experience developing literacy and numeracy skills in her students. Kelly believes in developing a positive relationship with each student in order to unleash their full learning potential and is looking forward to supporting many Primary and Secondary students as part of her work as a tutor at Griffith Tutoring Centre. 

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Lalchand - Primary Tutor

Lal joins Griffith Tutoring Centre with an extensive background in teaching and learning, mainly within the primary education sector. His education and experience has been gained internationally in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Lal completed a Diploma in Primary Education from the Springfield College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Africa. He has since also graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with a Diploma in Specialised Education (Remedial Education). 

 

Lal's teaching specialisations include English, Mathematics, History and Geography, Special Education (remedial and high needs) and EAL/D (English as an additional language and other dialects). As a result of his long career as an educator, Lal has developed a substantial set of high-quality resources and possesses an enormous degree of knowledge and expertise, which allow him to teach confidently. His exposure to a wide range of cultural settings has contributed to this further. 

Lal's teaching practise is guided by the differentiated approach; he develops his programs to meet the specific learning needs of individual students. He is also a firm believer in inquiry-based learning and promoting positive well-being within his students. Lal believes that his ability to build positive relationships and engage students in their learning, as well as his high level of dedication as an educator, all contribute to his success as a teacher and tutor. 

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Welcome to 

Griffith Tutoring Centre

My own love of learning began early when, only a school student myself, I suddenly found myself chasing academic success at every opportunity. I followed this passion as a young woman by completing an integrated Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in Social Change and Development (Organisational Leadership and Capacity Building) at the University of Newcastle, Australia

My early career brought me to Griffith in regional New South Wales, where I was employed for five years by the NSW Department of Education to teach a large variety of secondary subjects at what is now Murrumbidgee Regional High School. I functioned as Administrator for the Distance Education and Aurora College programs. In addition, I mentored HSC students, built educational resources, provided assessment advice and facilitated study skills workshops within a school-based senior tutorial centre for a number of years. 

In more recent years, I have worked as a private Academic Tutor at a well-established local tutoring centre, and facilitated regular adult training sessions as part of a federal government employment preparation program. Currently, I am completing a Certificate IV in TESOL through QLD Tafe so that I will be better able to assist English language learners. 

Griffith Tutoring Centre was born in 2020 out of my desire to nurture and support student learning within a high-quality, individually-focused environment. It is my belief that through our unique, specially tailored, small-group tutoring sessions, Griffith Tutoring Centre is able to provide students with opportunities not always available to them within a standard school setting. 

Danielle Frank

Principal Tutor 

Business Owner, Griffith Tutoring Centre

Meet Our Tutoring Staff

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Caitlin - Primary Tutor

Caitlín’s passion for teaching began at a very young age when she worked as a camp leader on language immersion camps in Ireland.

 

Caitlín graduated with an International Bachelor of Arts degree, with double honours in Irish and Spanish, from Maynooth University in 2016. During her time at there, she also spent a year working as an English Teacher in a primary school in Spain. Caitlin then continued on to study a Professional Masters in Education at The National University of Ireland, Galway. She graduated with honours in 2018.

 

Since then, Caitlín has been employed as both a Primary Teacher and a High School Teacher, teaching a wide range of subjects both in Ireland and here in Australia. She is currently residing in Griffith and working locally as a High School Teacher.

 

Caitlín looks forward to assisting the students at Griffith Tutoring Centre to build their confidence in learning and reach their academic goals.

Ann - Secondary Science / Generalist Tutor

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Ann's passion for teaching began when she was a little girl. She always wanted to be a Primary Teacher! Throughout her own schooling, she was the one who always helped her peers if they were struggling - especially in maths. The older Ann became, the more she realised that she was also passionate about Science. After completing a Bachelor of Science (Honours) at ANU and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Studies at the University of Canberra, Ann chose to combine her two passions and become a Science Teacher. Ann has always enjoyed working with both primary and secondary students. 

For 25 years, Ann has taught in schools through NSW and the ACT, assisting students of all ages and capabilities towards success. Through getting to know her students, Ann is able to adjust her teaching to best suit the individual student's learning style. This enables students to develop confidence, move towards their goals and experience personal success. 

One of Ann's strengths in tutoring students has been in assisting them to complete assessment tasks and improve on examination techniques. Through breaking down assessment requirements, scaffolding written responses, utilising marking rubrics, improving personal organisation and time management strategies, and proof-reading completed work, students supported by Ann have been able to markedly improve their results. Ann believes that it is important for all students to learn the skills needed to become independent, life-long learners. 

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Shivani - Senior Mathematics Tutor

Shivani graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Mathematics) (Honours) from the University of Newcastle in 2021. During her studies, Shivani spent three years working as a Tutor, where she gained extensive experience helping students develop their understanding of Mathematics. In one-on-one and small group settings, Shivani worked with students from Year 7 to university level. Since then, she has been employed as a High School Teacher in Griffith.

Shivani is very passionate about teaching. She enjoys helping students break down complex concepts into simple processes. One of her favourite aspects of teaching is seeing students build their confidence, appreciation, and understanding of Mathematics. Shivani looks forward to joining the Griffith Tutoring Centre team and helping students achieve their learning goals.

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Lalchand - Primary Tutor

Lal joins Griffith Tutoring Centre with an extensive background in teaching and learning, mainly within the primary education sector. His education and experience has been gained internationally in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Lal completed a Diploma in Primary Education from the Springfield College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Africa. He has since also graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with a Diploma in Specialised Education (Remedial Education). 

 

Lal's teaching specialisations include English, Mathematics, History and Geography, Special Education (remedial and high needs) and EAL/D (English as an additional language and other dialects). As a result of his long career as an educator, Lal has developed a substantial set of high-quality resources and possesses an enormous degree of knowledge and expertise, which allow him to teach confidently. His exposure to a wide range of cultural settings has contributed to this further. 

Lal's teaching practise is guided by the differentiated approach; he develops his programs to meet the specific learning needs of individual students. He is also a firm believer in inquiry-based learning and promoting positive well-being within his students. Lal believes that his ability to build positive relationships and engage students in their learning, as well as his high level of dedication as an educator, all contribute to his success as a teacher and tutor. 

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Stephanie - Infants / Reading Tutor

Stephanie has long held a passion for educating children and providing them with the care and support that they rightfully deserve. With over 16 years experience in striving to make a positive impact in children’s lives and their education, Steph is very excited to be a part of the GTC community.

 

Stephanie has attained a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth-5 Years) through Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and a Masters of Teaching (Primary) through Swinburne University in  Melbourne. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for 12 years and most recently, has spent the past 5 years working at a local Primary School where she currently works today.

 

Steph particularly enjoys working with students in infants and helping them to build fundamental reading and writing skills.

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Charmi - Senior Mathematics Tutor

Charmi is a HSC gap year student whose passion for tutoring stems from her aptitude for mathematics. After graduating in from Marian Catholic College in 2022 with an ATAR of 96.75, having undertaken and excelled in the highest levels of HSC mathematics, Charmi brings an extensive understanding of senior mathematics to the GTC team as well as very recent exposure to the NSW Syllabus and relevant study skills. This knowledge, combined with her experience teaching mathematical content to peers and younger students, will benefit GTC students as they navigate their way through assessments and examinations. 

 

In 2024, Charmi will begin her studies for Medicine and aims to assist as many students as possible in the time she has left in Griffith. With her very recent and relevant experience, Charmi strives to understand her students’ individual requirements and take a personalised approach to strengthen their knowledge and lead them to produce better results!

Meet Our Administrative Staff

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D'Ella - Junior Administrative Assistant

D’Ella is a graduating Year 12 student at Murrumbidgee Regional Highschool. She has joined the team at Griffith Tutoring Centre to gain work experience during her gap year. D’Ella’s role includes child-minding, customer service and administrative duties.

D’Ella aspires to become an educator of young children and is currently completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education at Griffith TAFE. Later, she plans to complete her Bachelor’s Degree. D’Ella’s passion for early child education is longstanding. A child’s smile when they have learnt something new makes a small difference in her world and she hopes that in becoming an educator she can do the same for the children she works with.

D’Ella’s personal goals for the year include studying her other passion, professional makeup, by completing a course at the Australian Beauty School, and saving money to travel overseas with friends before eventually moving to Wollongong to begin adult life.

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Sophie - Junior Administrative Assistant

Sophie is a current Year 10 student at Murrumbidgee Regional High School. She has recently joined Griffith Tutoring Centre to develop employment skills related to working with young people. Her role at the Griffith Tutoring Centre includes child minding, customer service and administrative duties. Sophie currently works on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. 

Once Sophie completes her own schooling, she would like to go to university where she will study to become a Primary School Teacher. She aspires to make learning and attending school an enjoyable experience for every student she encounters. As part of this journey, Sophie recently completed work experience at Lake Wyangan Public School, where she enjoyed learning and working with the staff and students there. 

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