Caroline Lawrie - Accredited Tutor

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Caroline Lawrie

Accredited Tutor

Accreditation No : AU1450720

Tutor with : KL3 - Keys to Listening, Learning and Literacy

Location : Naracoorte, South Australia


As a parent of a child who was a high achiever and a child with significant learning difficulties in a rural environment, I learnt the value of having services locally rather than in a capital city or major urban centre, hence my reason for opening the KL3 Centre. I do not see why children with learning difficulties, living in rural areas, should not be able to access the same services/ opportunities to assist their learning as their urban counterparts. Hence opening KL3 was to bring these remediation programs to the children. All students are encouraged to achieve their learning potential regardless off learning difficulties, being in the gifted and talented category or just wanting to improvement their self confidence in a particular subject such as Maths. 70% of our clients come to us through word of mouth advertising and are longer term clients.

I have a good working relationship with most of the schools in my area and receive referrals from them as well. I work with a local voluntary group who provides support for and does fundraising for (20 to date) children from low socio-economic backgrounds to complete a 12 week dyslexia course and break the cycle of illiteracy.

Why do I teach? I love it! I enjoy seeing children who have struggled, blossom, develop self-confidence and become motivated to learn and achieve their potential. For me every child with a learning difficulty who can be supported/assisted is one child that (hopefully) can avoid crime, drugs, gang behaviour, promiscuity etc. My philosophy for teaching can essentially be summarised in the following quotation (source unknown):

"To teach is to touch the lives of many and to help them learn life's lessons. But to teach WELL is to make a difference in all the lives you touch . To teach is to be a friend, confidant, leader, supporter and motivator. But to teach WELL is to be all those things, yet not lose sight of who you are. It is to believe in what and whom you teach."

High School Certificate
Diploma in Teaching
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Accredited Irlen Screener
  • Irlen Institute International
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  • 2008
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  • Irlen Syndrome is not an optical problem. It is a problem with how the nervous system encodes and decodes visual information. Academic and work performance, behaviour, attention, ability to sit still, and concentration can be affected. Faulty reading occurs, often characterized by omissions and additions. Difficulties cannot be explained by phonetic deficits or by a weak sight vocabulary. This syndrome is impacted by glare, luminance, lighting, contrast, patterns, and colours. Individuals with Irlen Syndrome may suffer from any of the following: slow reading rate, inefficient reading, poor reading comprehension, inability to do continuous reading, strain and fatigue while reading, difficulty with depth perception, or sport performance. Irlen Syndrome is not, of itself, a learning difficulty in the accepted sense. Rather it is a complex and variable condition often found to coexist with learning difficulties and causing specific reading problems.Irlen Syndrome can also affect attention span, concentration, motivation, work production, and classroom performance.
Accredited Irlen Diagnostician
Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation Provider
  • Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab APS
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  • 2012
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  • Understanding of Auditory Processing Issues, assessment, selection and support of appropraite programs to improve Auditory processing.Includes assessments for pitch discrimination, dichotic listening, and binaural pure tome audiometry
KL3 - Keys to Listening, Learning and Literacy

KL3 will provide assessment and support to students with a range of Learning Difficulties, Auditory Processing Issues and Dyslexia. I am an experienced and qualified practitioner for Irlen Diagnostics

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KL3 will provide assessment and support to students with a range of Learning Difficulties, Auditory Processing Issues and Dyslexia. I am an experienced and qualified practitioner for Irlen Diagnostics, Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation and Cellfield a Neuroscientific Reading Program. Programs will be tailored for individual students based on their needs arising from assessment and is backed up with 40 plus years of teaching experience.

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Tutoring Subject:
  • English
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Primary Literacy & English
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Primary Maths & Numeracy
Tutoring Services:

Tutoring with KL3 - Keys to Listening, Learning and Literacy

  • Will tutor one on one
  • Will tutor to small groups
Location of Services

Address :

190A Smith Street