Empower your Child to Excel in School   





You Have Goals,

Dreams and  Ambitions

But you're finding that learning isn't as easy as it should be for your child.


What does it mean in an increasingly competitive world if ...

He or She ...

Loses motivation and self esteem?

Falls behind others in school, career and life?

Does not live up to his or her potential?

Michael is a clear communicator and he is patient and thoughtful. Michael likes to include everyone while letting everyone go at their own pace.

Thank you for your time and expertise, it has been an eye opener and the main thing, FUN. Math has never = fun ever in my life lol. Such amazing value in this course and thank you for doing what you do for us.

Thank you Michael for the fun and brain stretching learning experience!

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Believe that he/she can achieve.

I  do this by helping them close the gaps in their learning, and extend their horizons.

Be an adaptive learner so that they are able to learn in any environment.

Open doorways to their potential. I will help them realise that they are capable of greatness.


CEO and Founder of Hive Mastery Learning

It's 1984, and I'm half way through my final year of primary school and I'm shattered. I've just heard these words: "You will amount to nothing if you don't pull up your socks."

The adult who delivers my prognosis is disappointed in me. I don't have the tools, she said. "You don't learn fast enough," she said. I don't retain enough information, she said. And I don't show the results for her effort.

But, within the space of one short year at high school, something miraculous happened: I rose to be in the top 5 per cent of academic performers for my peer group.

Such was my success, that I was chosen in 1989 from many hopefuls to travel overseas as an exchange student.


It took me many years to realise, but that year I spent in Sweden with the Holgen family changed my life. It gave me a valuable insight into the mindset of a learning family.

So, I am an example of how the tables can turn for a student if the right pieces fall into place. 


In 2016, I took up the challenge to fill the need in my hometown of Kyabram for a tutoring service to assist parents and schools help students achieve academic success.


But it quickly became apparent that there was a need for more than just a safe place for kids to do their homework.


My heart broke to see students struggle in school with non-academic related problems such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence and bullying.

And, after seeing the impact these issues had on a child's overall school performance, health and dreams, I was motivated to help even more.

I became an accredited life coach, and now take a holistic approach to the student experience, incorporating wellness coaching for children, teens and adults into my service.

As the founder of The Hive Mastery of Learning, I empower  mindful, healthy, successful and confident children.


You see I've been where you are, experiencing the same challenges you have. I am father of three whose career was making his and his family's life hell.

Then, finally after 21 years in journalism, during which time I scaled the ranks from Cadet to Editor, I discovered my true calling when I began my new chapter.

And now as a 21st Century educator and coach, I know that real learning comes in understanding, practicing, doing, and incorporating the new thinking into our own language.

I discovered the Science of Learning which includes how the brain works.

My approach has resulted in significantly improved student progression rates.


I work with clients of all ages in order to help them discover their full potential while taking on an approach highlighting patience and self-encouragement.


Through my unique and personalised approach, my students are able to develop study habits and effective learning strategies that last.


My greatest joy is watching students succeed and unlock their own potential.


Contact me and see how my services can benefit you!