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.


Louise

Louise is a teacher of the Leap into Literacy program. Graduating on the Dean’s List with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), Louise has had experience in both Secondary and Primary teaching, creative writing, and Museum Education. Over the last two years she has worked as a NSW Curriculum Program Deliverer to schools state and interstate wide. Since 2012, she has also been a tutor of English for stages 1-6, including NAPLAN preparation and ESL classes.

Beginning her academic studies in cultural literature, ancient languages and creative writing units, Louise has a vibrant in-depth background that has aided her teaching practices. Her passion is to see students grow in their love of learning, particularly in their literacy confidence. An awareness of different learning styles has shaped her methodology to incorporate visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches. One of the main factors that drew Louise to Leap into Literacy was its unique focus on quality learning, creativity, and enjoyment of reading and writing.

 


Daniel

Daniel is a teacher and tutor of English Language and Literature who holds a Masters degree in Literature and a Bachelor of Arts in English. He takes great pride in teaching and inspiring young students to excel and succeed in their academic studies.

By instilling confidence and self-belief so that students are motivated to learn, Daniel aims to increase students’ chances of success in English at school and beyond. He believes a clear understanding of a student’s needs, focused one-on-one direction and enthusiasm are key to helping children find their true potential.

 

 

 

 


Lara

Lara is a Primary School teacher with a National Qualification for Senior Leadership. She is a lead practitioner for Literacy and supports schools to raise standards in Literacy.

Lara believes that learning needs to be relevant and fun in order for children to be engaged and inspired to learn. She strives to make learning individual for every child she teaches, to encourage creative thinking and written expression.

 

 


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.