Meet Our Team
Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre was established in 2010 in a small office in Dee Why as a family business and still remains so. We are Accredited Tutors, registered tutors for SPELD NSW and registered members of the Australian Tutoring Association and the Australian Dyslexia Association.
Emma Piesse - Director
BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science, MSL Specialist Educator (AMADA) OG Therapist. Working with children check WWC1019853E.
Emma grew up in Hong Kong and then completed her psychology degree at Nottingham University in Behavioural Science in the UK. Emma left her corporate career to work with her father, Ron, in 2014 and make a significant impact on the community. Emma now the Director of the Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre Pty Ltd. She is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through and is an Associate Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association. Emma consults widely with local schools, advocates for our students and offers advice to parents based on the latest research. She also trains parents and students in the use of Assitive Techonology to maximise children’s academic potential.
Master of Teaching, University of Sydney, BA (Hons) Modern Languages. MSL Specialist Educator. Working with children check WWC0719802E.
Fiona moved to Australia from England in 2004, following a career in events management and investment banking. She decided to follow her passion for working with children and trained as a primary school teacher at the University of Sydney. After working in various primary schools in the Inner West, she discovered her preference for teaching children with learning challenges. Fiona joined the DSLC team in March 2017. She is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, BA (Hons) (University College London). MSL Specialist Educator. Working with children check WWCC0513382E.
Trained as a Primary School teacher Jane enjoyed working as a Class Teacher and Learning Support Coordinator in London, discovering her passion for helping students with learning difficulties. Since coming to live in Australia in 2002 and having children of her own, Jane has continued to focus on teaching students with literacy difficulties. Jane is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association.
BA Hons (Communication Theory). MSL Specialist Educator. Working with Children Check WWC0910332E.
Vicki moved to Australia in 2005 continuing a career in corporate governance. She first became interested in speech and literacy after working with her daughter who was diagnosed with a speech delay at an early age. This interest was further developed after assisting at her local primary school. Home schooling whilst travelling round Australia, ignited a passion for teaching and led to a decision to retrain and assist children with learning challenges. Vicki is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association and is an Associate Member.
BA (Hons) Sociology, Post Graduate Certificate In Education: Early Childhood Education, OG Therapist. Working with Children Check WWC0671994E.
Compassionate Teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience and extensive knowledge of teaching early literacy. Enjoys creating dynamic and relevant lesson plans and commitment to long-term student growth and success. Jo has taught in the UK and Sydney and is passionate about early childhood education. Jo completed her OG training and joined the team in 2022.
BA(Hons) International Marketing and French, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary). MSL Specialist Educator. Working with children check WWC0925934E.
Emma has taught in London and Sydney and is a dedicated and nurturing educator with a passion for fostering literacy skills and inclusive learning. She is committed to empowering every student to achieve their best and strives to create a supportive and confidence-building environment where each child can thrive. She is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association.
Jen has been supporting the team at DSLC since 2018 and brings with her over 25 years of experience working in high level administration. She is the first point of contact for new and existing families at the centre and assists with a range of back end operations at the centre. Jen works flexible hours and remotely to enable her to be present for her very busy young family.
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