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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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Rob McCormack Philosophy, Rhetoric

Rob has been a second chance adult educator for over 35 years. He has an interest in linguistics, philosophical hermeneutics, and rhetorical theory & practice (but don't worry if you don't know what any of that means...he's just interested in ways of thinking and learning). Since 2000, Rob has studied ancient rhetoric in the belief that it still has a lot to offer contemporary education.

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Joanne Watt Dance, Movement, Ballet

Jo has extensive dance teaching, choreography & theatre direction. She has worked in both adult and children’s classes in numerous dance styles, ability levels and for people with disabilities. Jo holds a graduate diploma in dance and movement, bachelor in dance, and a diploma in dance teaching and management..

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Stanley Lithco Yoga, Feldenkrais, Sit-Fit

Stanley has practiced yoga since his late teens, in the form of physical yoga, yoga philosophy and meditation. He is a qualified yoga teacher who has been teaching community classes in Melbourne for 10 years. He has attended a number of yoga intensives with senior yoga teachers in both Australia and India, as part of his professional development.
Stanley’s practice of yoga and Feldenkrais has been of great value in his own life and he is keen to share the benefits of these modalities with his students as the basis of a happy, healthy and rewarding life. He aims to provide a supportive, encouraging and enjoyable learning environment for all his students.

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Alicia Cameron Computers, English & Maths

Alicia has been working at the house for approximately 2 years as a tutor, support group facilitator and in our office. She been an absolute asset to our team with assisting in setting up our computer programs & spreadsheets. Alicia has a wealth of knowledge and skills when it comes to computers- which she is eager to teach. Away from the house she is studying writing. Is there anything she can't do?!

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Ilana Leeds English Language

Ilana Leeds BA Arts - Monash Uni, VIC, Dip Ed Secondary Teaching – Deakin Uni, VIC, Dip. PWE, Cert IV TAE
TESOL/EAL/English/History Teacher with 28 years’ experience in education in Australia and Israel. My passions are family, people, communication, writing and education. To be a good teacher, it is important to be a good student. Learning opens doors and makes for happier, healthier minds. We write to share and entertain our readers and make someone’s day that bit brighter. Humour is a key to health.

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Michael Klein Mechanics

Michael is very experienced in car maintenance and has been volunteer tutoring this class for many years. He has a very hands on approach with his students and is an asset to our tutoring team.

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Victoria Hare Computer

Victoria Hare is a current High School Curriculum Leader and Senior Teacher with over 15 years’ experience in both business IT systems training and classroom teaching of ICT/ Information Technology / Digital Literacy in Australia, and has taught in the UK.

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Ben Burton Cooking

Ben Burton is a very skilled professional chef who is eager to teach you some fantastic techniques and share his delicious recipes!

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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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Quentin Christensen Computers/IT

Quentin holds very sound PC skills- including 12 years teaching PC skills at Vision Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

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Steph Tout Photography

Steph is a Melbourne-born fine art, wedding and portrait photographer. She honed her technical skills at TAFE and later completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Photomedia. Since then, she has had four solo exhibitions, been included in various Australian and International Group shows and art awards, and her wedding photography has been featured in print, including in Nouba & Ivory Tribe.

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Vicky Daddo Writing Fiction & Non-Fiction

Vicky writes fiction - both short stories and novels. Vicky is the Gippsland Regional Ambassador for Writers Victoria, President of the Gippsland Writers Group, and she organises the Latrobe City Literary Festival, working to deliver a program of workshops and author presentations across a weekend. In 2018, Vicky's writing was highly commended in the prestigious Hope Prize and she was a recipient of a Women’s Writing Career Development Scholarship.

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Luke Matthews Guitar, Song writing, Uke

Luke is a very skilled musician who is volunteering some time with us to teach adults and children about his passion- music. Luke currently teaches guitar and also ukuleles here at Warragul Community House.

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Miranda Chiu Floristry

Miranda has been collecting succulents in the past 3 years. She finds the nature of succulent brings her joy, peace as well as helping her to practice mindfulness when caring for them. Hence she spent a suicidal amount of time in creating the different succulent project to get away from the busy life. Get your hands dirty and stay focus on arranging them often not only helps with stress realize but also helping you to see a better you.

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Joan Best Patchworking

Joan has extensive skills in numerous areas including; textiles, art & craft, dress making, machine embroidery- natural dyes & techniques, papermaking, and of course patch working. We look forward to creating some amazing masterpieces with her.

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Sandra Norman Workforce skills

Sandra has been working in education for 50 years, and has already run this course in Queensland, on the Gold Coast, at Mount Isa and at a correctional centre. Sandra has also been assisting with people returning to the workforce whilst working at a job network.
Sandra has also been volunteering her time here on the front desk.

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Trish Lott Cooking

Trish Lott runs a cake decorating supplies business, all while being a full-time stay at home mum to three beautiful children. Trish started cake decorating when her first child was coming up to his first birthday; she had so much fun that she decided to do study cake decorating…and the rest is history! 7 years and many, many cakes later, Trish loves sharing her skill and knowledge and helping other people to create the cakes of their dreams. She is so very excited to teach at WCH and can’t wait to see what cakes the students create!