Frequently Asked Questions:
Where will Ashford Education Centre be situated?
I would like a building in the Caroline Springs area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a central location to the Brimbank and Melton communities, with numerous schools in the area. If a commercial building is financially unviable, I will lease a house with the appropriate space for tutoring.
Don't other tutoring centres tutor children with special needs?
There are many tutoring businesses around, however, Ashford Education is unique because I only tutor primary aged children from Kindergarten to Year 7. Other tutoring places tutor primary and secondary students in a general way. At one tutoring franchise I saw 24 children in a room, each working on a computer, with one tutor and five helpers. Tutoring children with special needs is very much individualised.
Are you a special education teacher?
Yes, I have a Certificate in Special Needs Education, which gives me the knowledge and skills to support students with learning difficulties and disabilities. I believe strongly in collaborative relationships between teacher, student, parents/caregivers and the wider community professionals, to enhance a child's learning and development.
What are the weekend and holiday programs?
Weekend and holiday programs are based on STEM, which is short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into learning projects. STEM projects develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and the social skills of working with others in a team. STEM is about using the combined efforts and principles of each of its subjects to lead to better learning outcomes. An example of an early childhood STEM project would be a bridge building challenge – Using just some glue, craft sticks, a ruler, and some parchment paper, kids can build a bridge and test just how well it will hold up.