Tutor Profile: Piper Brown

Piper Brown  I moved to Perth from Karratha when I was 6 years old. I graduated from Santa Maria College in 2018 and am now in my second year studying a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University. In high school, I studied ATAR English, mathematics applications, religion (catholic), human biology, history and chemistry. I am passionate about health, in particular neurology and…

Tutor Profile: Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson I grew up in Perth and graduated from All Saints’ College in 2016. In 2017, I began my undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame, studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary). I chose to complete my specialisation in Special Needs, as well as undertake the Accreditation to Teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools. I aim to graduate in December 2020. So far I have…

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2)

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2) (Catch up on Part 1 here) Perceptual Span & Word Recognition A perceptual span is the number of letters a student can perceive and process during a single eye stop (fixation). The perceptual span of beginning readers and of most people who struggle with reading is smaller than the span of efficient readers.  Efficient readers are able to…

Getting to know Eliza Smith

Eliza Smith I completed high school at St Hilda’s ASG last year where I studied ATAR Literature, Politics and Law, Modern History, Drama, and Math Methods and was acknowledged with a certificate of excellence for my Modern History exam. I was honoured to find that my essays from Literature, History and Politics were all included in the 2018 WACE good answers guide. This year I…

Elements of letters to Manuscript to Cursive Script to Individual Style

Elements of Letters to Manuscript to Cursive Script to Individual Style. By Julie Bradley 6/2/13 Revised 12/09/17 I have written this as a guide to teaching lettering or handwriting within a school and the progression I find appropriate.  This is from an eclectic point of view as it is hard to rationalise a style or script without being aware of the many contributing factors. It…