Timbertop Tutoring

"My purpose is to create and lead an inclusive educational community by empowering individuals and families to generate an honest, dynamic, compassionate, trusting and flexible learning environment."

"My purpose is to create and lead an inclusive educational community by empowering individuals and families to generate an honest, dynamic, compassionate, trusting and flexible learning environment."

About Dianne Parkin

About Dianne Parkin

Dianne is a seasoned primary teacher, lecturer, student, researcher and story teller. She is passionate about igniting a love of learning in her students and fostering curiousity. Her defined skills provide for individual needs, build on prior knowledge and celebrate differences. Dianne has expertise in multi-age group settings and using open-ended tasks to stimulate creative thinking. Students have opportunities to meaningfully collaborate and discuss problem-solving strategies, enhancing their metacognition (awareness of their thinking).

She grew up in Upper Beaconsfield where she is currently living with her family. Dianne has taught in the local community for nearly 20 years. Previously, she taught in most states of Australia and travelled extensively overseas. Dianne loves adventures, reading, writing, tennis, yoga and bush walking.

  • Open ended Maths sessions
  • Learning discovery sessions using story telling and music
  • Tailoring sessions to suit individual interests and needs
  • Group or one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Health & Yoga
  • Parent information workshops
  • Co-op sessions for home school groups

Master of Education (Research) | 2013 | Monash University

*40,000 word thesis entitled – Tolerance of Food Intolerance: a Socio-cultural study of parents who have investigated food intolerance with their families

Bachelor of Education (Primary) | 1995 | University of Wollongong

Golemac, D., & Cheeseman, J. (2014). Classroom story: Toy parade. Prime Number, 29(1), 5-9.

Golemac, D., & Hallowell, L. (2015). Tolerance of food Intolerance: A sociocultural study of parent perceptions on food, behavior and learning in children aged between two and 14. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood 40(4), 96-103.

Cheeseman, J., McDonough, A., & Golemac, D. (2017). Investigating children’s thinking about suspended balances. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 52, 143–158.

Angelique | student teacher 2020

“Dianne has been a visionary mentor. Dianne imparted her wisdom and experience as she guided, supported and encouraged me to plan and implement remote learning for an extremely diverse class. Notably, our in-depth conversations about teaching strategies and reflective discussions have left an imprint that will always remain with me. I hope to one day give back to other student teachers in the way Dianne has given me my wings. Thank you Dianne I will treasure my learning with you.”

Services

Group Discovery Sessions

For maths, reading and writing, which are filled with opportunities to problem solve, collaborate in a playful and meaningful way.

Kids Yoga

Where students are part of creating a story told through yoga movements.

Music and Story Telling Sessions

For 3-8 year olds, where children will be encouraged to express themselves through dance, singing and musical instruments accompanied by guitar.

Parent information workshops

Nuts and bolts about how students best learn the 3Rs.

Co-op sessions for home schooling groups

Tailored to suit the needs of your students.

Services

Group Discovery Sessions

For maths, reading and writing, which are filled with opportunities to problem solve, collaborate in a playful and meaningful way.

Kids Yoga

Where students are part of creating a story told through yoga movements.

Music and Story Telling Sessions

For pre-schoolers and early primary - Children will be encouraged to express themselves through dance, singing and musical instruments accompanied by guitar.

Co-op group sessions for home schoolers

Dianne is also happy to tailor a session tosuit your needs. Complete the Contact Form below with your ideas, and she will get back to you.

Parent information workshops

Nuts and bolts about how students best learn the 3Rs.

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