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.
Business Owner, Griffith Tutoring Centre
Meet Our Tutoring Staff
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.
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.
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.
Catherine -Secondary English Tutor / Assessment Mentor
In 2014, Catherine graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor in Social Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor in Secondary Education (majoring in English).
Since then, Catherine has performed a variety of roles within the education sector. She initially spent time as a School Chaplain before working as a Program Facilitator in the NSW Department of Education Links to Learning program, where she mentored disengaged students and encouraged them to develop positive relationships with their school and community. Catherine was also previously employed as a Casual Teacher and spent four years working in Christian and Special Education settings. During this time, she also worked as an English Tutor, mentoring both mixed ability and extension-level students. Currently, Catherine is employed at a local high school as an English Teacher.
Catherine is excited about her work at Griffith Tutoring Centre. She believes that all students arrive with unique skills and perspectives, and prides herself on her ability to utilize students' strengths to assist in addressing their areas of weakness. Through this process, Catherine aims to build student confidence and improve academic results. Catherine finds teaching extremely rewarding; it makes her day when her students become excited about their learning in a way that they never thought possible.