Our Staff

Meet our friendly team!

Marcelle Sternbeck-Rutter

Marcelle Sternbeck-Rutter

Director / Learning Difficulties Expert

Marcelle has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Special Education (Learning Difficulties) and Post-graduate training in Multi-sensory learning / Dyslexia Teaching.  Marcelle is  the fully trained in the UK nased Orton-Gillingham method.

Marcelle provides specialist screening and assessment procedures for children and adults. The highly detailed and technical reports she produces are used by clients seeking learning accommodations.

Her accurate diagnoses of Dyslexia related learning difficulties enable her to provide highly effective, tailored  instruction.

She works out of dedicated premises in Colbee Court, Phillip in the ACT from Wednesdays to Saturdays. Limited places are available.

Mark Lindsay Rutter

Mark Lindsay Rutter

Mathematics Specialist

Mark holds a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education.
In 2015 he completed the Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership through Melbourne University.

Mark has been passionate about education for 40 years. He has taught and been a leader in schools, both in Sydney and on the South Coast.

Mark has been tutoring at In2ition Learning Centre where he is co-director with Marcelle for 22 years, tutoring students in Mathematics and English from grades 1-12.

Mark will be tutoring in maths from grades 1-12 in Canberra.

Mark’s avid interest in education is only rivalled by his love of surfing.

He continues to live on the South Coast with Marcelle and puppy dog, Leo.

Through high quality teaching, caring relationships and unfailing encouragement, he elicits the best from his students.

Lachlan Patterson

Lachlan Patterson

Administration & Receptionist

Lachlan is your first point of friendly contact at the Centre.  He takes care of the day to day administration for the centre.  He can make appointments for you to speak to the directors or your child’s tutor, process your payments and account enquiries, and arrange for your child to catch up on a missed session plus loads more!

While Lachlan is based in the Batemans Bay Centre you can easily contact him via email or phone 0244728028.

Marisa Harris

Marisa Harris

Reading Teacher

After completing a teaching degree late in life, Marisa found herself wondering how children with additional needs – particularly those with dyslexia – could be better catered for. She felt there was a disconnect between what she knew about language, having previously studied linguistics, and the strategies commonly used in mainstream schools to help children with reading, writing and spelling. This led her to learn more about multisensory language education and other evidence-based approaches that lend themselves to individual and small group teaching. Marisa has been at Dyslexia Canberra since the beginning of 2018 and enjoys the peaceful but productive setting, as well as the genuine friendships she has formed with her students. She lives in Belconnen with her partner, son and two senile cats.

Federica Lannan

Federica Lannan

Writing Tutor

Federica is studying a Bachelor of PPE and a Bachelor of Information Technology at the Australian National University. She has held the position of Education Officer at her residential college and has several years tutoring experience.

Carrie Eldridge

Carrie Eldridge

Dyslexia Tutor

Carrie tutors children with dyslexia and has extensive experience in learning, thinking preferences, organisational development and leadership.

Her passion for empowering children with dyslexia comes from her personal experience. She is the mother of three children, one of which has been identified with dyslexia.

“I’m very grateful for the support my family and I continue to receive from Dyslexia Canberra”

Nella Faber-Rod

Nella Faber-Rod

Dyslexia Specialist

Nella studied with the Australian Dyslexia Association in 2012 and qualified as a Multisensory Language Instructor the year after. Nella has since been working with children and adults affected by dyslexia and other language processing disorders.

Nella is a mother of dyslexic twin boys which is how she got into this field.
Working with her own children she developed a strong passion for helping others make sense of written English.
Nella moved here from Denmark in 2000 with her husband and four children and have enjoyed calling Canberra home ever since.

Georgia Gulson

Georgia Gulson

Maths Tutor

Georgia is a high performing year 12 student who herself is dyslexic. She understands the demands and the need for practice. Georgia is available to help with high school schoolwork and homework mathematics.