Fiona aims to create a safe atmosphere for her youngest learners by building a warm rapport with them, so that they feel ready and encouraged to learn. She uses interactive activities and educational games in her teaching and provides them with rich language experiences. Fiona’s students build strong foundational skills in English so that they can progress through their early school lives confidently.
"We feel very lucky to have Miss Fiona, our children love her lessons. They really enjoy Fiona's storytelling and they like interacting with her. She has helped them to start to read by themselves by teaching them phonics skills and they have gained a lot of confidence. Fiona is very easy to deal with."
Raimondi College Kindergarten Students
Fiona supported the students in storytelling and speaking, and to build phonics, reading, and early writing skills
Students achieved entry to ISF Academy Primary School
10+ years with Fiona
Students now attend ISF Academy Secondary School and continue to study English Language and Literature with Fiona
"We chose Fiona to tutor our girls because she provides fun and interesting lessons and doesn’t just follow a textbook. For example, our eldest daughter enjoyed making a treasure map, which was an interactive activity Fiona created to practice writing and giving instructions. Fiona can also tackle any queries that might come up when the girls are studying and support them to understand and complete exercises for school or exams."
K3 Christchurch Kindergarten student and P2 Diocesan Girl’s Primary School student
Fiona supported the students with phonics, spelling, writing, and grammar
Younger student gained entry to Diocesan Girl’s Primary School