From childhood, Juliette Lovius was fascinated with how we learn. After a 25 year career in teaching in Australia, one of things she discovered was that conventional classrooms don't always encourage the best results for children and many leave school thinking they are 'dumb' because they don't jump through the 'hoops' of school assessment.
Juliette established Lovius Educational Consultancy in 2011 and under that banner devised 'Flourish Tutoring' a holistic program that used the brain's amazing capacity to grow new synapses and help struggling kids find new paths to success and, more importantly, positive self esteem.
In recent years, Juliette herself became the student, completing two Masters Degrees in Human Rights and Education (Curtin University, Western Australia) and International Development, Education (Amsterdam University). As part of her research into education in developing countries, Juliette travelled to East Africa and worked with European charities providing education programs and a local volunteer preschool in the war torn country of Burundi.
Today, in addition to tutoring and working with teachers, Juliette provides consultancy for organisations who implement education programs in the developing world. Her expertise is in primary education in East Africa.
Now settled in Ireland, Juliette has turned the organisation's resources towards working with Irish schools and community organisations, with a particular focus on the Traveller Community.
Building on her earlier research work on the refugee crisis in Australia, Juliette has been excited to investigate ways in which the Flourish Tutoring program can assist refugee children in their transition into the Irish school system.
Most importantly, Juliette is a mother of three adult sons. She has personally experienced the challenge of parenting children who struggle in the traditional classroom.
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