IB Science & Teen Coach
Hi, I’m Laura!
My qualifications include the following: Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney, Master of Counselling from Monash University, and Master of Educational Leadership from Edith Cowan University. Originally from Australia, I worked internationally for 15 years in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Austria, at schools including the International School of Kuala Lumpur, International School Bangkok, and Vienna International School. In these schools, I have been a Science Teacher, Head of Department, Activities Director, and Assistant Principal. I then returned to Australia to become a High School Principal. I am knowledgeable about Australian, American, and British curricula, as well as the International Baccalaureate programmes.
I am passionate about developing programs to support social-emotional learning and wellbeing. As a school leader, I have been active in the development of collaborative student support teams that provide holistic support to students by drawing on the expertise of administrators, counsellors, academic advisors, and teachers. I am passionate about using solution-focused techniques across schools to support both educators and students in achieving their goals, while also creating structures to facilitate individual growth. I am particularly interested in mentoring developing teachers, as well as providing professional development for teaching teams. Having a counselling background, I utilize these skills in a variety of ways, from providing wellbeing support to students, particularly those in the LGTBQ community, to working with teachers and administrators to provide structures to support students. I am knowledgeable about development and implementation about Child Safeguarding policies and practices within schools.
I am also a passionate teacher, who is keen to help students achieve their goals by developing executive functioning skills. Whether it is through studying science and biology content, or through the development of organizational or metacognitive skills, I work with students to identify and develop their learning strengths.
I am Australian and Canadian, and I speak English.
What Clients Say
"Laura is an awesome academic coach! She really helped B. with their executive functioning skills and getting ready for that tough IB biology exam. I'd totally recommend Laura to anyone looking for an academic coach!"