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 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.
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.
Elina has a Bachelors degree in English Literature as well as a TEFL qualification. She has been teaching English for more than 8 years. Passionate about reading and writing herself, Elina is keen to impart this delight to her students. Elina spent four years in Beijing teaching public speaking and academic writing to students at a top tier university. She also has experience teaching primary and secondary students in large groups at summer camps, and in smaller tutoring sessions. Since returning to Sydney, she has taught small groups and private students around her seasonal teaching of Academic English at the University of Sydney, UNSW and UTS.
Elina sees her role as teacher as finding creative ways to engage and motivate every student, whatever their interest or capacity. Once trust is built, and a delight in learning formed, there is no limit to what a student can learn. Teaching at Leap into Literacy is a wonderful opportunity to encourage enthusiastic primary students and help them to access learning through increased literacy skills.