Peter – Tutoring Prep to Year 8 for Maths & Reading
Each step through life presents us with a choice as to which path we should take.
No experience has filled me with more pleasure than helping a young student who has lost their academic way back onto the path of learning. When a student leaves I watch an individual walk out the door with choices being given back to them. Choices are important because they are the paths of life
My adult steps started with five years in a Managerial cadetship with a Fibre Container (read cardboard box) manufacturing company in West End, Brisbane.
A step to the right and the path took me for eleven years with the Queensland Police Service where I spent eight of those years working with the Fingerprint Bureau and North Brisbane Scenes of Crime unit. Exciting and challenging stuff hunting for those who did not want to be found and the invisible (that would be the fingerprints). I had the opportunity to train young SOCOs (Scenes of Crime Officers) in the methodical science of crime scene examination.
A slight step to the left and I was down the path of working for the Queensland Ambulance Service (just couldn’t stay out of uniforms) while I studied for my Diploma of Health Science (Nutrition) and obtained my Certificate IV of Fitness (Personal Training).
A leap to the front brought me into the land of small business as I decided to use my new found knowledge to earn some money. As a personal trainer/nutritionist I found my tasks numerous and varied, everything from cleaning the toilets of my own gym through to being the opening speaker at a national weight loss convention. I preferred the speaking. I worked with weight loss groups as their guest speaker and coach for many years (from 1996) and still give the occasional lecture. These years and experiences gave me the knowledge to develop the free weekly on-line weight loss course that appears on my website www.xtramileweightloss.com .
My entrepreneurial skills in fitness were interrupted for four years as I worked with my wife in her tuition business. This ignited a new passion I did not know I had and that was tutoring primary school children in maths. My experience gained from motivating adults to exercise was transferred to motivating students to learn (and the latter is easier).