During this present period of physical distancing Wise Owl Learning is still able to support existing and new students. Wise Owl Learning has extended its use of conferencing and collaboration software, such as Skype, FaceTime and Zoom, to all our students. While the method of interaction is different, we are finding the online medium can be effective and still provides opportunities for positive interactions.
My name is Michelle Tham (tæm) and I am the owner of Wise Owl Learning, a Literacy Consultancy business located in Briar Hill (Greensborough), in north-east Melbourne. I am a Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registered teacher, literacy specialist and THRASS trainer. THRASS is an acronym for Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills. It is a linguistically correct and explicitly taught phonetics approach to literacy (see www.THRASS.com.au for more information).
I am passionate about literacy, particularly supporting students to perfect their spelling, reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills to achieve their best potential outcomes. Explicit, consistent and linguistically correct teaching of English forms the foundation of my literacy support. Each program is individually tailored to help build self-esteem and life-long critical thinking skills in each and every student, regardless of age.