Alison has a gift for connecting with children. Her positive approach, bubbly personality, patience and geniune interest in each child is sincere. It encourages trust in their own ability as well as stimulating young writers to think outside the box. All lessons are fun and each child is respected as an artist in their own right.It had been a pleasure to see my children engage with Alison and enjoy writing. I could see that they were not writing enough at school, but I did not want my children in a tutored environment. For me, the goal is to nurture a love of learning and teach my children about different abilities that they already have and how to expand on them. Alison helped my children discover the incredible writing abilities that they can unlock.Her motivational skills and creativity are in infinite. I will always treasure the poems and stories that were created in these years.
Over the past 3 years, it has been a delight to drop off my son to Alison’s creative writing classes. No matter the weather or season, we were always greeted by a cheery smile and Alison’s enthusiasm was no less diminished two hours later at pickup time!What I have seen evolve in my son during this journey, is his ability to weave a story rich in narrative.School (at least Junior school) does not allow enough time to pursue writing in all its facets and so Alison’s classes have added depth as well as fun to my son’s education. I don’t think he really knew what he was capable of and now I think he is much less daunted when asked to write in the classroom ( or perhaps anywhere?).Thank you Alison for your insights and passion
I would just like to thank you so much for teaching Eiki , you have inspired her to write and improved her English. Last year she was just writing sentences and now I can see she can write a story on her own, you have been a fabulous , kind and dedicated teacher . The best teacher in Australia . No wonder it has been always so hard to book into your classes. Everyone wants to glue to you 😁
I was very lucky to have Alison for a year as our Creative Writing class teacher. My son struggled in the beginning to write an organized story and didn’t know how to stretch his ideas. She guided him to extend his thoughts and sentences. Now he is more confident and really enjoys writing a creative story. Naturally, he has really good marks on writing at school and in NAPLAN or ICAS. She is also easygoing with kids and the parents so everyone had a good time with her. She is the best writing teacher I have ever had! We will miss her
Nathan really enjoyed your classes Alison. Thank you for making the class so fun. It was really great seeing him looking forward to the next class and getting enthusiastic about his story. I can really feel your passion and love for writing. Thanks again!
I really enjoyed Alison’s creative writing class as she made it easy for me to think of lots of different ideas and write freely what I wanted. She helped me to structure my paragraphs better and made me think of areas where I needed to slow down and add more details. Most of all, she made it fun
I really liked our writing class. It is fun and I can be very creative. My favourite activity was ‘free writing’ because I can write whatever I imagine.