Anne Canney

Special Needs Assisting

Position: SNA tutor – Galway Region

“ If you are brave enough to start you are strong enough to finish”

About Anne

I have been tutoring now for over 8 years, I just love meeting all the new faces and getting to know each student.  I work as a SNA in a mainstream primary school every day. I also work with adults with learning disabilities in a residential setting. This increases my overall experience working alongside both adults and children with additional needs.  I love each one of my jobs and my work ‘on the ground’ really helps my teaching motivation.

Your teaching philosophy

Why do I tutor?  Well firstly I just love meeting new people.  All students are nervous in some way starting a course, some may not have been in a classroom for ten or twenty years. In my classroom we are all equal, understanding of each other with some humour added in along the way.

I will be honest; I did struggle when the lockdown began especially teaching my course online but we adapted well and I really enjoyed this new challenge!


  • BSc (Hons) (NUIG)
  • Masters in Medical Science (QUB)
  • Masters in Operations and Quality Management (NUIG)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NUIG)

My philosophy is all these qualifications only tells us that I like college.  The things that are most important for working with children/adults with additional needs are your qualities and skills.


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