OUR CHILDREN TEACHERS
Dr Moni Lai Storz (nee' Lai Suan Tin) is our Academic Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of our Chinese studies curriculum using Accelerated Learning techniques. Dr Storz spent many years researching and experimenting with accelerated learning methods for the teaching and training of a range of subjects - Sociology, Stress Management, Cross-cultural Communication skills, Learning skills, etc. She was the first to apply Accelerated Learning techniques to the teaching of Chinese writing in Australia and this has been documented in her book: MIND BODY POWER:THE SELF HELP BOOK ON ACCELERATED LEARNING (Times Books International, Singapore, 1989, Reprinted 1990, 1993) Dr Storz claims that accelerated learning techniques have increased her creativityites fiction as a hobby. Her published works include, Notes To My Sisters (Times Books), Artworks of The Soul (GBS), Heaven Has Eyes (Monash Int.), Switch on Your Mind (Allen & Unwin). Her books can be obtained from our Shopfront. Moni founded this Chinese Centre 14 years ago and is now currently our Academic Director and Principal.
Olga Piscioneri is our operations manager for the children's arm of ACCS, SCALE. Our organisation, Storz Centre of Accelerated Learning Excellence (SCALE) is affiliated with the Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies (ACCS) and Global Business Strategies (GBS). Olga is incredibly resourceful and handles problems and customers with diplomacy and effective communication skills. Her biggest strength is her calm and no-nonsense approach to the management of people, whether they are staff or customers. Olga is genuine in wanting to help people. She is a caring team member with a background in Human Resources where she was General Manager of Connecting People and Branch Manager of both Drake International and the Adecco Group.
Lingsea started at ACCS in its infant years, in 1994. Trained by Dr Moni Storz, the Accelerated Learning techniques fitted in with Lingsea’s intuitive teaching style, and fuelled her passion for teaching. She strongly believes that learning should be fun, for both young and old. Equally strong is her belief that through the learning of a language, we learn the history and culture of its people, thereby promoting better understanding.
Lingsea’s love of children and community has led her to volunteer with a local primary school and Neighbourhood House, where she often applies the same AL principles. She started with Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen-Garden school program, then the BFS program for seniors; latest addition being a local Community Garden project.