Cyndi Drury and Gaby Ziegann are ready to tackle the term.
Cyndi Drury and Gaby Ziegann are ready to tackle the term. Renee Pilcher

TAFE teachers thrive on new challenges

THREE new teachers at Gympie TAFE say they love their jobs.

Cyndi Drury, Gaby Ziegann and Libby Salmon are language, literacy and numeracy teachers and able to assist students in any course.

Their wide-ranging support spreads from computers, writing essays and basic maths.

No matter what help TAFE students need, the LLN support teachers are there every step of the way.

Cyndi comes with a background from the Federal Literacy and Numeracy program, where she has worked for seven years.

Gaby has worked in secondary schools and universities teaching English as a second language.

Libby also has a teaching background. She works at TAFE, and still teaches around the region.

Gaby, who lives on the Sunshine Coast, originally applied for a TAFE job on the Coast, but was offered a job in Gympie, while Cyndi, originally from Maryborough, had been working in Brisbane before moving to Glenwood with her husband.

She applied for the job at Gympie and was successful.

Cyndi said what she loved most about her job was seeing her students increase in confidence and take on new challenges.

"I love just being able to help people," she said.

"I love it when students are having problems and they get that lightbulb moment when they grab a concept."

Gabi said what she enjoyed most was the individual approach, teaching students one on one.

Both agreed that getting to know the students, who have a wide variety of backgrounds, was another great aspect to being a language, literacy and numeracy support teacher.

If you are currently studying at TAFE and want some language, literacy and numeracy support you can speak to your teacher or seek out Cyndi, Gaby or Libby - they are more than happy to help.

 Call the TAFE on 1300 656 188 for information or to find out what courses are on offer next term, or visit Wide Bay TAFE online at widebay.tafe.qld.gov.au.

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