About Us

Meet Leap into Literacy’s wonderful staff. These qualified teachers and expert tutors have extensive experience helping students improve their literacy skills.

 

Allison Greenland – Owner / Teacher

Allison Greenland is Leap into Literacy’s founder and facilitator. She is currently completing her final year of a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching and holds a Master’s degree in Education. Her research has focused specifically on reading comprehension strategies for adolescent students and successful learning techniques for students of all abilities.

Allison has eleven years experience as a Primary teacher and most recently as a Gifted and Talented teacher for both Primary and Secondary students, as well as a Creative Writing teacher for adults. She also has many years of experience working with students who have learning disabilities, special needs, and who are gifted and talented, and she also has a TEFL certification.

Allison has been tutoring privately throughout her teaching career and has recently made the move to focus solely on Leap into Literacy.

She has designed the Leap into Literacy program to help children become engaged in reading and writing through fun creative techniques that aid retention, foster independent learning and promote students’ future success. Her workshops assist kids’ reading confidence and enhance their creative writing abilities.

 

 


Alisha

Alisha is an experienced and passionate teacher with an avid interest in English literature and creative writing.  Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary), Alisha has vast experience in Primary teaching, creative writing instruction and music tuition. Alisha has taught extensively in the Hunter/Central Coast and Sydney region. Since 2014, she has also been a tutor of English for stages 1-3, including NAPLAN preparation.

Alisha majored in Drama, Creative Writing and Australian Film and Literature. This included a year of study at The University of Victoria, British Columbia, where she focused on the study of 20th century popular music, Indonesian theatre practice and Greek literature and theatre studies.

With a love of English, literature and creative writing for stage and screen, Alisha is excited to be teaching with Leap into Literacy. She feels students need to be engaged with quality literature and film as a starting point for developing an interest in writing and reading comprehension. She also believes students should feel encouraged and supported and given explicit guidance for transferring their ideas and thoughts into cohesive writing samples.

 

 


Llana Menezes:

With a Masters of Teaching in a primary setting, Llana tries to connect every student so that they feel included and comfortable to be themselves and do their best at all times.
She is passionate about education and encourages her students to push themselves to achieve more than they thought they could by instilling in them a sense of confidence and capability.
Llana enjoys working with children and helping them discover their talents and abilities.

 

 

 

 


Su Pheng Lim:

Su is a Primary Teacher who is currently completing her Masters. She has a broad educational background and experience in teaching MULTILIT programs that focus specifically on phonetics and reading comprehension skills.

 

Su has experience teaching abroad in Peru, South America, and has taught in a variety of schools in the Sydney area. She believes in instilling a love for learning in her students through delivering engaging lesson plans and creating a supportive yet challenging learning environment conducive for optimal learning.