Our tutors come to your home for one-on-one tuition with your child.
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.
frequently asked questions
What approach does your company take to tutoring?
In our experience, a one-on-one approach is the most effective approach, ideally in your own home or a comfortable and convenient location. Our tutors focus on a range of cognitive skills but place a large importance on nurturing the emotional aspects of learning such as attitude, motivation and confidence. Know More...
What areas do you service?
The best way to find out if we have tutors available in your area is to contact us.
What is the first step to arranging tuition?
The first step is to contact us to ensure we have tutors available in your area which cover the subject content your child requires. We will send you profile information about the potential tutors for you to choose. Once you have chosen your preferred tutor, we will arrange a time for them to come to your home and meet with you and your child for an initial assessment where they will provide you with recommendations for a tuition program to continue. If you would like to continue with the program, we will officially enrol your child in Top of the Class which also entitles you to access all our parent resources.
How much does tuition cost?
Each tutor charges a different rate depending on their individual circumstances, qualifications and experience. Rates vary depending on the tutor, but start from $60. Whilst there are 'cheap' tutors out there, you do tend to get what you pay for. All our tutors are hand-picked as the best at what they do. They are trained and follow strict guidelines that are stipulated by our professional standards. In any industry, whether it's products or services, there will always be those that are cheap, and those that are good. Our company provides a service specifically tailored to parents who understand the importance of a good education, and place a high value on their children’s future. This is why we provide a range of parent support services in addition to private tuition..
What are the requirements to be a tutor with Top of the Class Professional Tuition?
Regardless of their background, qualifications or past experience, we hand pick our tutors according to their ability to communicate effectively. Having a dozen university degrees and 50 years’ experience is no benefit to being a school student’s tutor without the ability to communicate effectively and motivate young people. These abilities are our number one criteria. Experience in teaching, training, coaching and leading young people is desirable however without proving to us that you can motivate someone by effective communication and understanding the fundamentals of how to apply effective constructivist teaching styles - forget it! (By law, all tutors are required to pass a Working with Children Check of course).
Some of our tutors are or have been classroom teachers. Some are student teachers in training; others are university students with proven knowledge in a particular subject discipline. By law, pay rates will be affected by these aspects, however it is a myth that being a classroom school teacher automatically qualifies someone to be a better tutor. Tutoring is a very different style of teaching to group classes. All our tutors receive training in how to tutor according to our expected formula, style and philosophies in constructivist teaching and motivational coaching. For information on our approach, see the sections on cognitive learning and emotional learning below:
THE BEST TUTORING FOR THE BEST RESULTS in sydney
LEARNING...Your home tutor will identify your child's strongest 'intelligences', establish their individual learning styles and adapt teaching methods accordingly for best results!
UNDERSTANDING...Your home tutor will apply constructivist teaching methods to build new knowledge step by step so that your child makes sense of new information with ease.
THINKING...Your tutor will explore new concepts progressively deeper with your child and expand understanding by developing higher order thinking skills.
APPLICATION...Your tutor will focus heavily on boosting assessment scores by improving your child's exam taking and assignment competencies, as well as IT and literacy skills.
STRENGTHS...Weaknesses are merely 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 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.
Whether or not our children succeed in their schooling depends largely on emotional conditioning factors which affect feelings, thoughts and actions. We will show you how negative cycles begin and how to go about reversing them to create new confidence and passion towards learning! Know More...
Having personal tuition not only boosts your child’s learning during home tuition sessions, but affects what goes on for them at school as well. Know More...
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There are a wealth of valuable educational resources, teaching supplies, education supplies, teaching aids and online resources out there for parents, teachers and students in Sydney to take advantage of. Know More...