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Why choose Master Coaching and Tuition Pty. Ltd.?
High-quality coaching and tuition
‘Master’ important skills and excel in your learning area in an encouraging and nurturing environment
Individual and small group tuition available
Online, on Zoom, in the comfort and convenience of your own home
Ample support, study materials, guidance and advice. Lessons are recorded upon request.
Individual lessons designed to suit your learning goals and needs
Complimentary 20-minute trial lesson available.
About the Director:
Elizabeth Nicholls (B.Mus B. Teach Hons, Full VIT Registration) is an experienced and passionate classroom teacher, tutor, coach, mentor and resume writer. She makes learning enjoyable and achievable for children and adults.
Elizabeth is available to help you ‘Master’ your chosen subject, to help you achieve your learning goals, to assist you with your learning needs and to assist you in achieving the skills required to be confident and capable in your chosen subject. Elizabeth has enjoyed many years teaching and mentoring students through their love of learning.
Elizabeth has taught for many years as a Classroom and Instrumental Music teacher, including ensemble direction of concert bands, stage bands, singing/vocal coach in musicals/productions, piano accompaniment of strings, choral groups and musicals/productions. Elizabeth has taught for many years as a Classroom English to secondary school students. Elizabeth is a teaching mentor to pre-service and graduate teachers completing their tertiary studies or first probationary year in school teaching, including VIT Portfolio mentorship. English certainly has its parallels when compared to Music: reading, writing/composing, speaking/performing.
Elizabeth currently spends most of her time tutoring and coaching pre-service teachers preparing for their LANTITE Literacy Examination. She is an expert in the LANTITE Exams. Elizabeth has written, presented and recorded eleven LANTITE webinars. She has written three LANTITE Literacy Practice Exams. Elizabeth loves supporting hundreds of pre-service teachers each year, nation-wide and internationally. She understands the importance of having strong literacy skills as an individual, as a teacher in the classroom and for life. She is busy running three Facebook pages. Elizabeth provides ongoing training and support to her large team of tutors, modelling and passing on teaching excellence and providing guidance. Elizabeth enjoys preparing students for upcoming school exams such as NAPLAN. She runs EAL classes for individuals and groups, including employees working in factories. Overall, Elizabeth adores the English language and the art of teaching it, helping students develop a passion for writing, speaking and listening. Elizabeth loves reading books, in particular, biographies. She loves writing, reading and performing poetry. Elizabeth has enjoyed teaching students how to write, listen and speak with flair and confidence. It is a joy to read students’ work and to see their learning and confidence soar. Elizabeth successfully supports individuals with their resume, cover letter and selection criterion for their job application. Elizabeth gives ample feedback in regards to grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, as well as overall design and layout. Elizabeth has been teaching English in Australia as well as abroad, including Cambodia and Indonesia.
Elizabeth teaches using the Growth Mindset1. Growth Mindset is the most effective way to learn and grow. Students will learn how to change their way of thinking and ultimately change their neural pathways, leading to successful learning for life.
Elizabeth also explores Character Strengths2 in her lessons with students. Students will be taught to recognise and use their Character Strengths in their lessons, in their chosen subject, as well as in their day-to-day life. This is specifically taught in Life Coaching lessons:
Ultimately, Elizabeth believes that learning is holistic and transferable. Learning a musical instrument, learning to write an essay or using a computer, can help an individual flourish in, for example: resilience3, organisation, critical thinking and help improve overall academic achievement.
Learning is indeed a Journey, not a Destination4.
Destination Learning is often about Performance: receiving a certain result or grade in an exam.
It’s ok to want to perform well in the subject we are pursuing, however, learning should be more than just about Performance. When the exam is over, did you do well? Will you remember the skills taught in the exam long after the exam itself? Is your learning based just on Performance?
Journey Learning is a holistic approach to learning. Not only are students learning the specific skills required for good Performance in a subject, they are learning a lot more:
Have a purpose, drive and passion to learn the subject.
Learn important ways to learn well and grow as a student and in life (in any subject). This includes Resilience. Learning takes time and can be difficult and require perseverance and effort (refer to Growth Mindset).
Understanding a skill so well that they are able to explain and apply it, knowing how and when to apply it, and even teach someone else how to do it.
Learning to enjoy the subject.
Receiving personal satisfaction or being able to bless others with their skills, e.g. playing a piano piece, writing a persuasive speech about something important.
Lessons are personalised by being individually designed to suit each student’s learning abilities and needs. This includes the use of Differentiated Learning. Elizabeth uses the GANAG Instructional Model5 when planning lessons for each student. Lessons are skills-based, not necessarily topic based.
Elizabeth is experienced in teaching both gifted students (including select entry, accelerated learning classes) and students with learning difficulties or disabilities. Elizabeth is able to teach both children and adults, including learners who are learning English as an additional language.
Elizabeth is trained in First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis.
About the Assistant Director and Co-Founder:
Peter Nicholls holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Management) from Monash University, a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment plus other Cert. IVs in Graphic, Web Design and Small Business Management.
Peter has a wealth of experience, having held diverse Leadership roles in the workforce over the past 30 years: eg. Chartered and Management Accounting, Charity Fundraising with World Vision, Graphic and Web Design, Bookshop Retail Management, Sales and Marketing plus a decade of front-line Community work.
Peter is a wonderfully warm-hearted communicator: with a gracious, empathetic personality and sound relating and networking skills, which are crucial as a tutor and coach.
Peter’s specific expertise includes:
- Building Strong vibrant “People Networks”
- Building Motivated and inspired teams
- Career and Life Coaching, having coached and mentored over 200+ Graduates
- Direct Communicating and Creative copy for Message delivery
- Fundraising and Donor cultivation strategies.
- EAL/ESL coaching and tuition, in particular, Conversational English
Peter has a Level 2 in First Aid, as well as Mental Health First Aid Training. Peter has a current WWCC (Working with Children’s Check), including current NPHCs (National Police History Checks).
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