Allow me to introduce myself!
As an Italian I have spent the last 30 years living in various places across Europe. I have been living in Vienna for nearly 25 years and consider it now my second home.
After having worked for many years in a University environment, covering several areas from research to supervision of international students and project management, I felt the need to undertake a new path in my life.
So, a few years ago I decided to commit my energy, my knowledge, my competences, and my experience to coaching children and young adults who struggle academically.
School years are very formative and leave an important imprint in everyone’s life. Therefore, I see myself as an educator who contributes to the nourishment of a balanced healthy growth, and plants the seeds for a positive mindset.
Within my extended family I am personally faced with the implications of a child with learning disabilities, and the consequences these bear for the child and its family. Thus, I can offer a combination of tools and techniques along with empathic personal first-hand experience.
My work places its emphasis on academic study skills as well as the students’ socio emotional wellbeing. These two aspects are profoundly correlated. A positive mindset and an inspiring learning environment are essential prerequisites for an effective learning.
As a certified Learn Coach my aim is to support students to enhance and unfold their potentialities with passion and dedication, and to cultivate their curiosity for learning, and help them gain confidence in themselves.
I tailor each students’ programme according to their individual needs and integrate elements from different approaches to strive towards self-reflection, and an understanding of the changes that are necessary to acquire a new complementary set of skills in order to meet and exceed the students’ academic goals.
Here to my education:
- Certified Six Seconds Brain Profiler Youth and Adults (Europe)
- Executive Functions Coach for children, adolescents and adults (UK)
- Tutor DSA (Italy)
- Parent Trainer (Italy)
- Diploma as a Learn Coach (Austria)
- Certified Six Seconds EQ Educator (Italy)
- Mind Map Practitioner (Italy)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training (Austria)
- ADHD Training (Austria)
- Attentioner Training Program (Austria)
- Tooties Learn und Motivationstraining (Austria)
- Brain Gym 1 and 2 (Austria)
- M.A. in Human Resources Development (Belgium)
- Degree in Sociology (Italy)
My working languages are German, English and Italian.
Maria Elena Manfredini