Valerie has tutored in over 70 workshops throughout almost three years, and has developed a habit of leaping into the most challenging of all our sessions on a regular basis. We're super glad that she does, because she has a real skill for quickly creating trust and comfort with even the most reluctant students.
We recall with great fondness a workshop with Glebe Pathways, where she became fast friends with a very disengaged student after mispronouncing the name "Woolloomooloo" with her French accent. Valerie has a great sense of humour and laughed at herself alongside her student, and they were inseparable from that point on. She's been in some of the most difficult workshop situations this term and has still arrived every week smiling, patient and ready to try again. Valerie, thank you for being such a huge help with all that you do here!