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8 Milton Street

Elwood, 3184

EDUCATION Bachelor of Education (Primary) with high distinction average, Monash University (2014)

Year 12 Certificate with university admission index of 91, Narrabundah College (2008)

Monash Community Leaders Scholarship (2013 & 2014)

Monash Residential Services Residential Advisor Scholarship (2013 & 2014)

Monash Residential Services Merit Scholarship (2012)

Monash Practical Placement Bursary (2012)

Teacher Assistant, ANZUK, 2014 - present
o Assisting teachers in special and special developmental schools
o Supporting students with intellectual and physical disabilities inside the classroom and on
excursions into the local community

Disability Support Worker, Tandem Inc. and Care Choice, 2009-present
o Working closely to support adults and children with disabilities including autism spectrum
disorder, intellectual disabilities, information processing disorders and physical disabilities
through in home support and community access

Nanny, Mount Eliza, 2012- present
o Provision of after school care for a twelve year old child with a developmental delay and
non-verbal communication, engagement in activities to encourage the childs independence
in daily tasks, fine motor skills and creativity

Student Success Advisor, Monash University, 2012-present
o Working as part of the Montrack program contacting first year students regularly by phone
to offer them support and assistance with their studies

English and Mathematics Tutor, Kumon Education, 2011-2012
o Tutoring students aged four to eighteen years in mathematics and English


Residential Advisor, Monash Residential Services, 2013-present
o Providing pastoral care to students living on campus at Monash Peninsula
o Organising and supervising events for students living on campus

Environmental Ambassador, Monash University, 2013-present
o Creating and organising events and initiatives with a sustainability focus for students living
on campus.
o Attending monthly committee meetings with environmental ambassadors from other Monash
o Liaising with the local council about environmental events in the community and organising
groups of students to attend events such as Plant a Tree Day and Clean Up Australia Day

Committee Member, Monash Board Riders Surfing Club, 2013-present
o Attending meetings, organising events and recruiting new members
o Representing Monash University in Surfing Competitions including The University Games

Reading for Life Buddy, Hasting Primary School, 2013
o Volunteering as a reading buddy in the Reading for Life program
o Assisting students with low literacy levels by reading with them once a week and engaging
them in activities to help develop their literacy skills

Academic Mentor, Monash University Education Faculty, 2012-present
o Provision of support, advice and assistance to students living on campus who are studying
education degrees

Mentor for High School Students, Access Monash, 2011-present
o Individual mentoring for several year eleven students from low socio economic backgrounds
who wish to attend university
o Supporting these students to achieve their academic goals and gain work experience

Volunteer Teacher, India, 2009 & 2012
o Travelled to India twice and spent a total of six months living and volunteering in an
underprivileged community in rural India and teaching at an orphanage with children aged
three to twelve years

o Travelled to neighbouring villages to participate in local construction projects and promote
vaccination programs
o Learnt to read, write and speak Hindi to a basic level by studying first year Hindi at
university in 2010


Mount Eliza Primary School (2014)
o Placement with a grade one class for eight weeks
o Full control and responsibility over classroom tasks, lesson planning and assessment
o Volunteered for one day per week after the placement period
o Monitored the school TiqBiz site (online school calendar) for four weeks while the
coordinator was away

St Marys Primary School, Hampton (2013)
o Placement with a grade five and six class for three weeks
o Planning and implementing lessons and taking on the extra responsibility of coordinating the
grade six school leaders team
o Voluntarily attended and assisted with a grade five camp

Devon Meadows Primary School (2012)
o Placement with a prep class for three weeks
o Assisting the classroom teacher and teaching small groups of students
o Voluntarily attended and assisted with a grade three camp outside of the placement period
o Volunteered for one day per week after the placement period

Tyabb Railway Station Primary School (2011)
o Placement with a grade three and four class for two weeks
o Observing classroom activities and assisting individual students

Attended online seminar Enabling Student Action Around Sustainability presented by Cool
Australia (2014)

Attended two Student Teacher Conferences at the Australian Education Union (2014)

Attended a professional learning session about dyslexia and specific learning disabilities (2014)

Attended a workshop about the Big Write and VCOP literacy program (2014)

Attended the Education Show including seminars about current educational issues (2014)

Completed a six week short course called The Creative Classroom (2013)

Safe Talk suicide prevention training (2013)

Safer Communities training (2013)

Level two first aid certificate (2012)

Mental health first aid certificate (2012)

Auslan Sign Language level 1 certificate (2012)
Playing netball and soccer, surfing, travelling overseas and within Australia


Linda Groves
Relationship: Mentor teacher from fourth year placement at Mount Eliza Primary School (part
time grade share)
Phone: 0412103625

Julie Purcell
Relationship: Mentor teacher from fourth year placement at Mount Eliza Primary School (part
time grade share)
Phone: 0411096777

Marita Hayes- Brown
Relationship: mother of the child with special needs for whom I am a nanny
Phone: 0424254921

Kris McCarthy
Relationship: College head, Monash Residential Services (oversees my volunteer role as a
Residential Advisor)
Phone: 0402847767