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Our Tutors

The tutors at Warragul Community House are experts in their field and have a passion for sharing their knowledge with members of the community like you.

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Maureen Quigley Painting, Drawing

Maureen is our tutor for the popular Painting and Drawing classes – beginner or developing.
Maureen has been involved in many aspects of Art all her life. She has had 5 successful solo painting exhibitions and we are delighted that she is so willing to share her passion and love of painting by teaching here at Warragul Community House.

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Carmel Riley Dance, Retail

Carmel is the founder and principal of two local businesses:
Baw Baw Latin Ballroom and Rock n Roll Basics (focused on elevating community joy and connection through social dance) and micro-social enterprise Carmel Riley Consulting, delivering professional services across evaluation, strategy, governance, business development, people and culture and training and development (leadership, customer service and winning grants and tenders). She runs some wonderful dance workshops at Warragul Community House- including Get Moovin' with Ballroom Dancing and Get Groovin' with Ballroom & Rock 'n' Roll. Carmel led the establishment of our Retail Course, continuing as a guest speaker for the program.

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Stanley Lithco Yoga, Feldenkrais

Stanley has practiced yoga since his late teens in the form of physical yoga along with meditation and yoga philosophy. Stanley is a qualified yoga and Feldenkrais Method teacher. He taught community classes in Melbourne for 10 years prior to moving to Warragul. His aim is to provide a supportive, encouraging and enjoyable learning environment for all his students.

His personal practice of both modalities has been of great value in his life and he is keen to share the benefits of yoga and Feldenkrais with his students in the form of increased ease of movement and a more relaxed mind as the basis of a happy, healthy and rewarding life.

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Michael Klein Mechanics

Michael is a very passionate vintage car collector, having owned many cars over his driving lifetime.
By having owned such cars, which were of course always prone to breaking down in the least convenient situations, he became adept at fixing most mechanical issues on the side of the road with minimal tools and spares. He now shares his passion of all things mechanical by way of tutoring basic and advanced car maintenance courses at Warragul Community House. He also offers others the experience of travelling in fine examples of classic cars by offering them for hire at weddings. Michael’s other passion is in typewriters, having spent the early part of his working life as a typewriter technician then moving into mainframe computers, needless to say he has “just a few” examples of typewriters and computer hardware in his collection – he definitely needs a bigger shed!

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Mick Green Drones

Mick is currently running his own company called Drift Media which is an independent production house that has been in operation for over a decade. His passion lies in all things media- from aerial drone work, to underwater documentaries, to process flow animations, to short film narratives.

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Michael Wharton Computers

Michael comes with a wealth of knowledge and has been operating as a sole trader for his own web hosting & website design business for over 20 years. Michael has also taught a range of computer subjects over the past 20+ years, including Web Design, Using Microsoft Applications, and Database Design

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Joe DeFazio Italian

Joe was born and lived in Italy for several years. Joe then moved to Australia where he completed the rest of his schooling until the end of year 12. Joe has a strong passion to be able to converse in a native language, and passionate about Italian culture. Joe has been teaching Italian for approximately 4 years.

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Molly Gorman Guitar

Molly T Gorman (aka Mary-Therese), has been performing as a solo vocalist and in a band playing 6 and 12 string guitar for over 30 years. Molly is passionate about teaching people the basic building blocks of music, especially guitar, to enable students to extend their knowledge at their own pace and achieve their personal goals. Above all, to have heaps of fun learning.

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Robin Raj Retail

Robin is an MBA with 15 years experience in corporate as well as in the academic field.
Over the period he has held many positions at companies like DELL computers, Ocwen Financial Corporation LLC, as Associate and Corporate Trainer, and in the academic field as Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Business Administration at various educational institutions. Passionate in subjects of Business, Human Resources, Corporate Governance, he is currently assuming the role as Training and Development Coordinator at Carmel Riley Consulting at Warragul and is the Tutor for Retail and Customer Service at Warragul Community House.

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Jack Oster Computers

Jack is our very skilled tutor who does an amazing job teaching our computer classes. Jack has completed a certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment, Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Bachelor of Applied Science and has an abundance of experience mentoring, leading, helping, solving and training.

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Chris Hooper Women in the Workforce

Chris has a background in small business, owning and managing an event management and production business. Organising and producing successful events for over 20 years in Australia, New Zealand, S E Asia led Chris to undertake Workplace Training and Assessment program in order to prepare, train and better equip her staff and volunteers for events.
She has a passion for training and events and her hobbies include gardening, cooking and reading.

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Natasha Vorogushin Cooking

Natasha, from Tash Can Cook, came to The Warragul Community House with a wealth of knowledge about cooking, teaching and recipe writing. She currently runs her own business including cookery classes, culinary workshops, kids cooking parties, cooking demonstrations, and event hosting.

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Rebecca Maunder EAL, Maths

Rebecca joined our team in 2019, teaching English and Maths.

After completing a Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Applied Science in 2003, she taught in both a state primary school and a private girls’ school in Melbourne.

Since moving to Warragul, Rebecca has done targeted literacy tutoring at a local school, and keeps abreast of current teaching initiatives and professional development opportunities. She recently completed a course in Applied Copyediting and Proofreading, and she also runs her own business; tutoring English and Maths.

Join a class with Rebecca to gain confidence, achieve your goals and have fun on your learning journey.

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Russell Monson Photography

Building on many years of experience and self taught skills, Russell has drawn upon his involvement in the Warrragul Camera Club and participation in several short courses to develop his skills. He is currently enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
Russell’s images have been accepted in (juried) National Photographic Competitions in Ballarat, Pakenham and Warragul. Russell’s image ‘Team Work’ earned a Merit at Ballarat in 2016. ‘Eggs for Breakfast’ also gained a Merit at Pakenham in 2016. In 2018 the image ‘On Stage’ gained the award for ‘Best Photographic Work’ in the Ficifolia Art Show. Russell was also acknowledged as the ‘Most Successful Photography Exhibitor’ in this show.

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Bruce Langdon Photography

Bruce Langdon has been a photographer for many years and has an Advanced Diploma in Photography studying at Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Victoria.
Although his main love is landscape photography and has travelled to many areas in Australia, he is also skilled at lifestyle and portrait photography and loves working in the studio shooting product, food and personal fine art photographs experimenting with light.
Bruce is also a renowned graphic and web designer and uses his photographic skills to compliment the service he offers his clients with commercial photography.

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Binita Maskey Financial Fitness for Women

Binita Hada Maskey is an experienced Financial Literacy Facilitator. She is the Managing Director of Financial Engineering Australia which provides financial literacy training aimed to design and build a strong structure for financial empowerment and progress of common individuals.
She has two decades experience in banking industry and have association with various community organizations in different capacities including board members and advisor.
She is a certified Quality Framework Trainer, “Money Minded” Facilitator and a Financial Capability Coach. She holds Diploma of Accounting, bachelor’s in science and Executive MBA. She knows six different languages.
She is a recipient of “The Assistant Minister’s Multicultural Leaders Award 2020”.

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Sharon Ramsey Cake Decorating

My name is Sharon Ramsay,
I have been a Chef for 28 years. I have recently moved to Drouin. I’ve been teaching a number of different cooking classes over the last 8 years as well as cake decorating. The last 4 years I have also worked on the Family Learning Partnership program in schools around Dandenong. I have my own business and have my certificate IV in workplace training and assessment.
My hobbies are gardening, baking, sewing and scrapbooking.

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Michael Quigley Windows 10

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Yvette Stubbs French

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Marge O'Donnell Discussion Group

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