ABOUT ME

Tania Pearce

I’m Tania Pearce.

I am a librarian, social worker and PhD student.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English, history and psychology), a Graduate Diploma in Information Management (Librarianship) and a Master of Social Work.

For over twenty years, I’ve worked as an information researcher in the field of health providing research services for medical, nursing, allied health staff and health consumers, as well as for a team in a law firm specialising in product liability.

Currently, I work in the field of research and education, focusing on issues of social justice in the non-government sector and am completing my PhD.

I’m passionate about equality in education and ensuring that students, whose goal is to achieve a degree qualification, are provided with the support they need. I’m particularly committed to helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Over the past 20 years, the student body at universities has changed a great deal. With a variety of pathways available for entry into university, it is common to find students struggling with understanding what is required of them when submitting assignments.

Universities assume that all students will arrive with the necessary skills to find information for assignments, be able analyse the information retrieved and complete formal academic essays, case studies and reflective journals.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

When students don’t measure up to what’s expected of them, they can begin to lose confidence. The problem isn’t one of lack of ability; rather, it’s because the student has not yet been equipped with the core skills needed to be successful at university.

After several years of tutoring university students in health and social work at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, I’m familiar with the barriers and challenges students encounter during their studies. Generally, these problems lie in students not having basic skills in research, analysis and writing.  

My view is that everyone can develop these skills. They simply need someone to show them what is expected at the university level and then give them some techniques to help them deliver essays and assignments that reflect their improved skills.  

I am well positioned to help prospective and undergraduate students enrolled in the following courses to develop their research and writing skills:
 
  • UniPrep (university preparation)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare
  • Bachelor of Community Welfare
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Nursing

I can also assist post-graduate students in health and social work to develop their research and writing skills.  

Ultimately, my goal is to ensure that students develop the skills that they need to enjoy and get the most out of studying at university, and are well equipped to enter whatever profession they choose to join.  

Are you a university or post-graduate student? Do you need help in developing your research and writing skills? Give me a call on +61 (0)438 611 251 or email me at enquiries@taniapearce.com.au so we can discuss how I can help you.