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Kathy Lefevre

Pending Qualification

Kathy Lefevre

Brighton, VIC 3186
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Academic Writing, Dyslexia, Numeracy, Primary Education, Special Education. +3 more View less.

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I am a practising learning support specialist, passionate about identifying and supporting the learning needs of students struggling to reach their full potential in the classroom. I have significant evidence-based knowledge and experience on how to best support students who are not meeting learning standards, in both literacy and maths. I believe in the importance of creating a positive and engaging learning environment, making learning fun and promoting a growth mind-set.

I follow a structured literacy approach of explicit, systematic teaching of important concepts and skills. This includes instruction in phonemic awareness, synthetic phonics, orthography, syntax and semantics to support the development of reading and writing skills. In maths, I support children to build number sense, multiplicative thinking and understanding of place value with the support of concrete models to build conceptual understanding before moving on to symbolic representations.

I work closely with parents, schools and allied health professionals to ensure a collaborative approach to supporting student learning needs. Assessment is a key aspect to my teaching. I closely analyse any reports provided by allied health professionals and schools, and conduct my own battery of tests to assess each student’s learning needs. I use this to provide highly targeted instruction and I consistently monitor progress.

I am a qualified primary school teacher with current VIT registration, and I work one-on-one with students from Years 1 to 8. I hold a Master of Teaching (Primary) and Graduate Certificate of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) from the University of Melbourne and am accredited to teach synthetic phonics as an MSL specialist educator. I also hold a Bachelor of Social Science in Marketing and Psychology.
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