My Teaching Career

I started my career in early childhood learning, have taught in primary and secondary state schools and obtained two masters degrees relating to learning difficulties. To me working with students with ASD and dyslexia is far more rewarding than being a classroom teacher as it is always exciting to see the links and progress made within individuals when the light bulb is switched on and they can reflect on how far they’ve managed to come.

Dedication and Support

I am dedicated in supporting students and adults with ASD and dyslexia to reach their full potential. My lessons are targeted, engaging, and flexible, based upon your individual needs. I also look at ways to boost your child’s self-esteem. For students with learning difficulties, this can be extremely important as they can feel inferior to others, are often reluctant to ask for help or to accept it and can ‘slip through the cracks’. This is achieved through patience and my ability to establish rapport.

The joy of teaching relies on the joy of learning

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Justin Clark

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I’ve always had an interest in working with children in developing a joy for learning. This is because of my natural rapport and patience which helps to foster children’s interest in learning and a desire to facilitate change within themselves.

Patience and Empathy

Patience and an empathic environment are vitally important because what we see on the surface may just be a manifestation of underlying emotional issues. There’s an excellent saying in psychology that, “We need to talk about our emotions instead of acting them out.” For individuals with learning difficulties, this can be a real challenge. Therefore, patience and empathy enables us to see beyond the surface level behaviour to the underlying emotional issues that may be driving it.

Confidence and Success

Unfortunately for many classroom teachers, they may not have the time or experience to address these issues. Some teachers may think that a student is just simply ‘naughty’, whereas they may be frustrated due to how their learning difficulty is impacting upon their engagement. As a result, this is where one-on-one learning can make such a difference in building the bridges to address these issues. This will enable them to become more confident and successful individuals.

Dyslexia and ASD Tutoring

I stepped out of the classroom founded Hope Tutoring (ABN 36535962623and began providing specialised learning difficulties tutoring several years ago and have never looked back. I tutor both adults and children with dyslexia and across the autism spectrum including aspergers from my home office in Boondall, Brisbane and am continually rewarded by the success, achievements and joy that students with learning difficulties obtain through the work that we do together.  I also deliver learning disability training for parents and teachers seeking assistance in this area.

If you have any questions, call us on 0407 407 223.