Teacher and Tutor
May 22, 2009 Tutoring/Home School 2090 Views
She began running courses for Playcentre on parenting and interpersonal skills in the education sector as a teacher, in the early 80's. After doing studies in adult education and human development, Janice moved into Playcentre Supervisor as she continued teaching Leadership courses. Later this extended into part-time Community Education tutoring, before moving into a Travel Tutor and then Tourism Tutor for Auckland Institute of Studies. This was followed by running Kiwihost courses on communication and customer service for customers and even the police department.
During this variety of experience Janice gained a wide range of knowledge and skills about working in the educational sector. Over the years, Janice had extended her lessons to include 'Life Skills' to all her pupils as well as the topic of the course. This has proven a great success.
Passionate about self esteem (because she had to learn and also teach her children) Janice is now gathering people, information and tools that are helpful in this vital area of personal development and sharing it's importance as a keystone to any person's success.
She is now working more in this edcuational area, sharing her skills with tutors, school executive officers, principals and teachers. Her hot topic workshop "Dealing with Difficult People & Tricky Situations"; has had teachers, administration and principals attend as she has traveled around New Zealand running this course.
Here's what they say:
'Teaching is a profession which requires interpersonal interactions and skills all day and everyday. It is good to be reminded how to go about this positively. I have learnt that I'm okay, they're ok and not to make it personal. Find the problem and a way to the solution.' - L. Fleming, Teacher
'Janice provided a fast paced easy to understand presentation that covered a wide range of material effectively.' - K Turner, School Principal.
'It fell into place. Why haven't I known this before in all my years of teaching? So easily seen and categorised.' - Teacher, Christchurch.
'The first two points have covered my investment…even if I learn nothing else…it's been VERY worthwhile. ' - Principal, Hamilton School
'I've been using the techniques and sharing it with staff at my school.' - Deputy Principal, Waikato School
'Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I often go off into dream world at workshops. Not once during this seminar.' - chool Administration Staff
Tutoring International Students:
Janice worked as a Travel and Tourism tutor in Auckland for over seven years. During this time she worked with over 19 different cultures with the ages of her students ranging from 17 to 45 years olds. She also had international students living in her home. Working as a team was her 'key' to helping her students achieve. Janice shares her tips in her new workshop called :
Creating and Teaching WIN/WIN
* The challenges experienced * Course Expectations * Class Rules * Uninterested Students * Learning Methods * Do & Don'ts
'Thanks so much for a wonderful time yesterday and the feedback from the team has been extremely positive.'
'The feedback we have had from the team has been so positive that we are wondering if we could bring you back in for a different workshop based around attitude - your specialty!'
'Janice presented to a group of our tutors on 26th July 2007.The presentation was called Creating and Teaching Win/Win. She shared her ideas and her many years experience as a travel tutor with International Students and how to interact more effectively with the students. It was an interactive three hour presentation with practical tips that the Tutors could then Take back and implement immediately. Following on from that presentation which was thoroughly enjoyed and with the feedback So favorably we decided to invite her back to present on her specialty topic of attitude. Janice was professional in her presentation and proactive in her follow up.' - Kelly Wilson, HR Advisor, NZMA, New Zealand Management Academies