Our tutors come to your home for one-on-one tuition with your child.
Being in a comfortable, familiar environment such as home decreases stress hormones in the brain which affect learning capacity.
The 'A' Team: Our aim is to work together with you, your child, your Tutor and your School to form a network of educational support around your child's tuition.
Top of the Class Professional Tuition is a proud official member of the Australian Tutoring Association.
ENGLISH TUTORING SYDNEY
The Most Important Subject
English is arguably the most important subject, as it forms the basis of our ability to use language to communicate, express and understand ideas and concepts. Even if a person has a good conceptual understanding of something, their ability to explain, describe, understand and communicate anything about it all comes down to their ability to use and interpret the correct combination of words. At all stages and levels of schooling, your child must demonstrate a good understanding of their language skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Many studies across the world have even found that one of the strongest markers for a young person’s success in life comes down to their literacy and language skills.
English Results and University Admission
The literacy skills taught in English are considered so important that the NSW Board of Studies made English the only compulsory subject in the Higher School Certificate (HSC). Regardless of what your child is planning on studying at university, their English marks contribute enormously to their final ATAR mark.
Developing English Skills Early
English language and literacy skills take many years to nurture however, which is why English tuition should commence from as early as possible. Being able to use words to communicate effectively and understand communication successfully empowers a child to feel confidence about their ability to understand more in any context and all areas of their life. At the younger ages (primary school level) the areas your tutor will specialise in include spelling, report writing, hand writing, creative writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, phonics, analysing literature, essay writing and exam skills to name a few.
What to Expect
Our Professional English Tutors will provide an assessment of your child’s literacy skills and English competencies to identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses. They will ask to see report cards, work books, past assignments and any feedback from your son or daughters English Teacher at school. They will work with you and your child to provide a program centred on your child’s individual needs based closely around the work your son or daughter is doing in their English class at school. For this reason, your tutor will also contact your child’s English Teacher to advise us with feedback about your child’s needs, progress and their specific class curriculum. Your tutor will also work with your child to plan for upcoming assignments and exams, as well as helping to develop their assignment and exam taking skills. This ensures that your child remains well prepared and up to date with everything that is going on in their English class. Our tutors will also keep you advised of your child’s progress as well as what goals they are working on and what assignments are coming up.
Top of the Class Professional English Tutors
All our English Tutors are selected based on their ability to demonstrate excellent communication, constructivist teaching approaches as well as their own past academic performance, experience, reliability and professionalism. All our tutors have received specialist training and are familiar with the NSW Board of Studies Syllabus outcomes. All of our English Tutors aim to develop your child's English skills by focusing on cognitive (thinking) as well as emotional (feeling) aspects of learning (see headings below for more details). To know more about our approach to tuition, click here.
English SubjectsPrimary School English Syllabus (Kindergarten through to Year 6)
High School (Secondary School) English:
The benefits of one-to-one:
Your tutor will adjust their teaching style and use of resources depending on your childs learning strengths.
Your tutor will progress their teaching as your child progresses in their learning and will strategically cover each area your child needs assistance with to develop new strengths thoroughly and efficiently.
Your tutor will adapt their communication style and teaching resources according to your child's personal interests to make learning more engaging, interesting and fun.
Your tutor will identify hurdles in your child's attitude, confidence and motivation whilst implementing strategies to overcome these and create a new passion for learning.
We come to you.
Having your tutor come to your own home (or other location that suits you) not only makes life much more convenient for busy mums and dads, it creates a much more comfortable learning environment.
Having other students in the class creates a distraction. Moreover, when a student may be embarrassed about struggling to understand something, they may be more reluctant to ask for as much assistance as they really need if their peers are observing. In addition to preventing them from receiving adequate assistance, the pressure of a competitive classroom environment (such as tuition centres) can increase stress hormones in the brain which affect memory, concentration and learning capacity. In a one-on-one environment in the home however where the child knows that they do not have to fear that any weaknesses will be on display to their peers, it eliminates the barrier of fear and creates a nurturing learning environment free of pressure and distractions.
Studies also show that stress hormones which impair cognitive function are lower in familiar environments where the student feels more comfortable. There is no environment more familiar than the home. (If the home environment can be stressful however, an alternative location can be negotiated with your tutor.)
Moreover, with your tutor in your own home, you are always within earshot and are better placed to know what is going on. This way you can also discuss your child’s tuition with your tutor after every lesson.
The benefits of your tutor coming to your home:
Most convenient. Save time and travel expense.
No distractions caused by other students in a class
No stress of a competitive peer pressure environment.
Familiar, comfortable environment enhances learning capacity.
THE BEST HOME TUTORs FOR THE BEST RESULTS in sydney
LEARNING...Your private home tutor will identify your child's strongest 'intelligences', establish their individual learning styles and adjust teaching methods accordingly for best results!
UNDERSTANDING...Your private tutor Sydney will use constructivist teaching methods to build new knowledge step by step so that your child makes sense of new information with ease.
THINKING...Your private tutor will explore new concepts progressively deeper with your child and expand understanding by developing higher order thinking skills.
APPLICATION...Your home tutor will focus heavily on boosting your child's assessment scores by improving their exam taking and assignment competencies, as well as IT and literacy skills.
STRENGTHS...Weaknesses are only those things which have yet to be strengthened. Your personal tutor will strategically discover and develop your child's strengths to overcome weakness.
PASSION...To overcome the boredom barrier, your private home tutor will strategically appeal to your child's interests to make learning more engaging and personally relevant.
CONFIDENCE...Through strategic goal setting and a strong focus on progress, expect to see your child's attitude shine and their motivation drive full steam ahead!
AUTONOMY...Reflective practice is an effective tool used to power efficient learning. Learning from ones mistakes however requires strategic conditioning and adaptation.
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