Barbara Fretz
B.A. (Native Studies) - Trent University, Canada; Cert. TESL Carleton University, Canada; M.Ed (Education Administration) - McGill University, Canada; M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) - University of Toronto, Canada

Student Advisor

About me

I have over 20 years of experience teaching tertiary students in the areas of communication and cross-cultural communication, academic writing, English as a Second Language and English for Academic Purposes. Most recently, I have been a student counsellor at a university in Canada. My overseas teaching experience includes posts in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Awards and grants

New Screenwriters of Western Australia—development grant, April 2003

Professional and community service

Registration & Memberships

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Australian College of Clinical Counsellors

Community Service

I provide pro bono cancer counselling for patients and their carers for SolarisCare Foundation Inc.



Mills, J. & Fretz, B. (1999). Teaching dilemma: How to effectively teach professional (veterinary) students to improve their communication skills in a practice situation. A paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia.

Fretz, B. (1995). The effects of accelerated learning on tertiary students writing.  Singapore: Business School, Temasek Polytechnic. Available from ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 392 039

Fretz, B. & Paul, M. (1994). Learning Together: A Small Group Literacy Tutor Trainer Handbook. Toronto: Literacy Branch, Ministry of Education & Training.

Fretz, B. (1993). Delivering small group literacy: A model. Available from ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 364 660


Fretz, B. (2012). Tails from Bunnyview: Going Up on a Rabbit Farm. ISBN: 978-0-9879990-0-9