counselling practitioner(beginner to advanced)
beginner to advanced (2021)
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
Foundation Phase (2010)
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Information about Melanie
I have been teaching, tutoring and counselling children through mindfulness, private tuition, play and art therapy for 10 years - believing that true learning comes from the ability to create safe and secure spaces for children to express themselves authentically, using varied teaching styles and techniques to reach each child on their own unique way of learning
I have my Bachelor of Education and 15 years experience in foundation phase teaching and child counselling. I am fun and personable, working well within a team or independently. My driving force is seeing children grow and develop into strong young leaders, with a strong sense of self belief.
I have had the opportunity to work within many diverse schooling environments with children across a broad range of emotional and behavioral barriers. It has allowed me to build the relevant skills required in working with extreme barriers to learning.
Availability: Monday-Saturday`s 10am -1pm and monday to Friday 4.pm to 8.30pm
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I completed my 4 year degree my Bachelor of Education (B.E.D) with a focus on special needs education (SEN) and psychology PYC206 Child and adolescent in 2006.
Practicals were done across a number of different government and private schools, with over 48 weeks experience done prior to graduating.
I am also a fully qualified learn to swim and stroke correction swim instructor having done my course with Swim SA as a learn to swim trainer, including courses in CPR and first aid.
I have since gone on to further my studies over the years, qualifying in;
Certified Child Counselling
Certified Child Mindfulness Life
Coach (Udemy Diploma)
Certified Child Therapeutic Art
In addition to having my Bachelor of Education and 15 years of teaching experience in various schooling environments, I have home schooled my own two children from birth for ten years.
I have run two successful practices: Mamas and Babas (MAMBA) an early learning foundations programme-connecting mothers and their babies/toddlers through early learning concepts/infant massage, sensory integration and practical/tactile play.
I also ran a successful special needs counselling practice (The Peaceful Snail) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this practice I focused on children with special needs, employing various teaching methods and styles-play therapy, and counselling sessions to build confidence to overcome barriers to learning.
In between running my practice and home-schooling my two children, I have also spent time in various educational volunteer positions, working with underprivileged children across South Africa.
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Feedback For Melanie (8)
She`s good at what she does and i am getting an amazing experience from the tutorials i`m doing with her
My daughter has recently started being tutored by Melanie for Maths GCSE. Mel has been incredibly warm and supportive as well as very professional. She is genuinely interested and caring in her approach and in this way is able to identify learning blocks and work collaboratively to ensure that the student is able to give their best and also take ownership of the learning process. I would highly recommend Melanie.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your lovely feedback. Very much appreciated.
Melanie has been a fantastic maths tutor for my son giving him greater confidence and opening him to other ways of doing maths. She is encouraging and supportive of him and we are so grateful for the support.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your lovely feedback, very much appreciated. Henry is a pleasure to teach.
Melanie is an absolutely fantastic teacher. My girls love her and she gets on the right level with each of them. They both learn in completely different ways and she picked that up immediately. Her expertise is evident and surpasses expectations. I highly recommend her for any tutoring needs.
Very good tutor, very supportive and encouraging, she motivates you and always makes sure you do not loose hope in studying. Melanie makes sure you follow your dreams and career, her positivity and encouragement has made me stronger. Melanie sends out a lot of information which is useful to you.
Very good teacher, me and my son are very happy he wait for the lesson
Tutors Response :
Thank you for the positive feedback Shyma,I just love teaching Sami, he is such a lovely little boy with such a beautiful soul.
My son enjoys his lessons very much, Melanie really understands him and finds creative ways to make learning fun for him.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your feedback Aurelie, Charlie is an absolute delight to teach and I`m so proud of how he is growing in his learning and how much he is progressing.
Melanie has gone above and beyond to get to know my 6 year old daughter who was lacking in confidence and really struggling at school. Initially they met during lock down when to get to know each other on line was hard. Melanie`s unique holistic and sensory approach has earnt my daughter`s trust, she now enjoys the sessions and is fully engaged. The mix of learning, relaxation, fun and building confidence is perfect for both pupil and parent. As a result my daughter enjoys learning now, is getting confidence from success and has started to make significant progress. I can`t recommend Melanie enough. Hannah