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.
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
Samantha - Primary Tutor
Samantha’s passion for teaching began in Griffith when, as a child, she was able to observe her own mother who was a teacher, and watch the love she had for her job and students. As a result, in 2018, Samantha moved to Albury-Wodonga to pursue further education and a career in teaching.
Samantha is currently a third-year university student, studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) through Charles Sturt University, with the intention of becoming a primary school teacher. Throughout the past three years, Samantha has gained practical teaching experience during her time working in out of school care, as a teacher’s aide and as an early childhood educator. She has also completed 100 hours of university-supervised work placements.
Recently, Samantha made the decision to return to Griffith to be closer to her family but she continues to complete her degree online. Samantha remains passionate about working with children and, through her work as a Tutor at Griffith Tutoring Centre, is helping many local students to grow in their knowledge, confidence and education.
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.