The secrets of successful learning revealed; how to ensure that children in Sydneys North Shore reach their full potential.
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THE 'A' TEAM
We work together with you, your child, your tutor and your school to form a network of educational support centred around your child's tuition.
YOUR CHILD IS UNIQUE
By assessing your child’s learning styles, strengths and personal interests; we develop an individualised program to begin building confidence and conquering weaknesses.
Our number one goal is to provide you with the support, resources and know-how you've always wanted, so that now you will be empowered to have positive influence over your child's academic future!
IN HOME TUTORING
If you suspected that one-on-one coaching is the most effective form of personal tuition; you were right! To minimize distractions and maximise convenience, your private tutor can come to your home in North Shore for one-on-one "learning time" whenever suits your busy schedule.
One of the biggest frustrations a young learner faces is when their school work feels "too hard." Our expert tutors are trained to use communication strategies designed to help your child make sense of their school work so that it becomes easy to understand.
Some children learn best by using "hands-on" models and practical approaches. Others learn better through pictures, diagrams, numbers or words. What is your child's strongest learning style?
Imagine how much more autonomously your child will approach their school work once they gain confidence towards it. Your tutor will use confidence building strategies as a powerful motivational tool so that your child will not only perform better at school, they'll love doing it!
A young leaner's mind will function more effectively when it is engaged in learning. Engaged learning is our area of specialty, and is the key to improving attitudes towards school work. What stimulates your child's interest the most?
Your tutor will emphasise the importance of developing Higher Order Thinking Skills to deepen your child's understanding of everything they learn about.
Mathematics is about more than just numeracy; it is about using logic and sequential processes to solve problems. We offer Maths tutors, North Shore wide as well as surrounding suburbs.
English tuition is about more than just literacy; it's about communication and using words to build, demonstrate and transfer understanding.
Primary school forms the foundation upon which our children's secondary and tertiary education will stand.
HOME TUITION IN North Shore
If you live in North Shore Sydney NSW and you’ve been searching for a private tutor to bring out the true potential for success that you know your son or daughter has deep within them, you have most definitely come to the right place! Firstly; congratulations for being among the growing number of parents who value the role they know that education will play in our children's future world. Secondly; congratulations on being among the parents of our future leaders, by realising the incredible value that private tuition will provide in securing a strong academic foot hold for climbing tomorrow’s competitive ladder of success.
Because your search for Tutoring in North Shore has lead you here, you can rest assure that your children's future is now in the very best of hands. Imagine the difference your decision will make when you picture your child starting to power through their school work, all the way up - to the top of their class. Now, as you can start to see your child's future looking brighter than ever, we hope our passion for their learning will excite you as much as it does us. In addition to having full access to the expertise of our parent-support services, we'll provide you with professional one-on-one home tutoring in as many of your child's school subjects as you want. Best of all, our specialist tutors can come right to your own home in North Shore for one-on-one, undisrupted “learning time” with your son or daughter as the centre of our focus.
If you, like us, know that only the best is good enough for your child, then enjoy the short video we’ve prepared for you below - and get ready to share in our excitement!
Now that you're here, you might as well relax, put your feet up and enjoy your stay! From the comfort of your home in Sydney's North Shore (or wherever you are, right now) feel free to have a browse around our comprehensive website and explore the helpful, insightful and exciting information we've prepared here - specifically for knowledge-seeking parents just like you. Even parents (and teachers) not looking for tutors in North Shore have told us that they keep coming back here for our websites unique resources and wealth of information. In fact, if you have a browse around for a while and haven't learnt at least 3 helpful things in the first 10 minutes - let us know as we would have failed our first mission and will need to add even more (for teachers who learnt a lot of this information at university, you might have to spend up to 20 minutes instead!) In addition to our inspirational videos and informative articles, we've outlined a step-by-step description below for you to learn exactly how we go about bringing out our clients inner talents whilst waking up their sleeping potential. Contact us any time to let us know how, where and when we can start that exciting process together now - with your child!
ONE-ON-ONE: YOUR CHILD IS OUR CENTRE OF FOCUS
Your child has their own individual needs and their own individual expectations. We work with you, your child and your child's teachers to ensure that those needs are met and their expectations are exceeded. Our one-on-one approach places your son or daughter at the centre of their own private tuition program, with you as chief advisor. By placing your child at the centre of our structured support program, it allows your private tutor to:
OBLIGATION-FREE TUTORING ASSESSMENT
When you contact us, we'll have a chat about your child's circumstances (year level, subjects etc), we'll talk about your goals for them and any concerns you'd like us to address. We will then use this information to match you up with the best tutor in the North Shore area, who will come out to your home and provide you with an obligation-free private tutoring assessment at a time that suits you. If you'd prefer not to continue with tutoring after that point, then there's no obligation to do anything else. Worst case scenario; you'll gain valuable insight about your child's potential, their strengths and strategies to overcome weaknesses. Best case scenario; you will change the path they travel for the rest of their life. Know More...
INDIVIDUALISED : WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
Some parents decide to hire a tutor because their child is struggling to keep up in certain areas of school work. Others are already keeping up and want to excel even more. Many students may be struggling in some areas whilst excelling in others. A lot of parents are busy providing for their family and want to rest assure that their children's future is in the best hands. Some parents want to be as actively involved in their children's schooling as possible. Many are busy and want to know what impact they can have in the time they have available to them. Which categories would your families circumstances fall into?
Regardless of the answer, we have the right tutoring solutions to suit your goals. Whether it's in North Shore or any other area of Sydney - everyone is different, and everyone wants something different from their tutoring. But with our team and our resources, you can rest assure that your son or daughter will receive the best possible personalised attention to their educational needs, learning abilities and scholastic goals.
And the most important part of this process? Throughout the journey of progress your child is about to travel along, you will be empowered with the knowledge and support to be as active as you see fit the process of steering their direction along the way. You'll have your own personal support team to keep you up to date with every bit of progress and ask for your guidance on anything you wish to contribute. We place you in the drivers seat at all times, in a way that the school system can not. How do we do that exactly? Read below to find out...
We believe that a child's best chance in life is having well informed parents, empowered with the know-how to make a difference and guide them in the best possible direction. If this sounds like something you'd agree with, then you've come to the right place! After your child's initial assessment, if you decide to continue with our private tutoring program, you will receive total access to a wealth of resources and a full network of support. For starters, you'll receive regular reports concerning your child's home tuition progress as well as access to our comprehensive range of parent assistance resources. These include our online parent's discussion forums, password access to our online educational resources as well as free subscription to our regular email newsletters which are full of advice on the best ways to nurture your child's educational growth. Basically, if you've ever felt frustrated or powerless towards your child's scholastic journey; rest assure that you'll never have to feel that way again! Know More...
A TEAM APPROACH: MORE THAN JUST A PRIVATE TUTOR
You're about to have your own private network of support to help you and your child to achieve their academic goals. Together with the parent assistance resources (described above) you'll have access to, your private tutor there in North Shore will work directly with your child's school teacher(s) as well. This is important to to ensure that your child's home tutoring content follows the classroom curriculum and stays directly relevant to your child's school work. Know More...
WHY IS 'IN-HOME' PRIVATE TUTORING SO IMPORTANT?
"In home tutoring" is not only the most convenient form of private tuition, but allows greater communication between tutors and parents. The home is a familiar, comfortable learning environment for after school tuition. At home tutoring therefore eliminates the stress and distractions associated with class room environments, including after-school tuition centres. If your home at North Shore doesn't suit you however, you can always negotiate a neutral location which supports a comfortable learning environment. Know More...
WHICH ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS?
Learning is about much more than just remembering information. Our professional home tutors will focus on the most important skills your child will need for a strong academic future. Your child's private tutor will focus heavily on literacy skills and other competencies they'll need to achieve the highest possible assessment scores. These include exam taking strategies, essay writing techniques, report writing skills and especially Higher Order Thinking. Most importantly, they'll do so in a way that's specifically tailored to your child’s level of schooling. Know More...
HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS - WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?
Our expert private tutors are also trained to develop your child’s Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) for a very good reason. Why are these skills so important? Because they are the specific cognitive abilities that Educational Psychologists have identified as benchmarks of academic achievement and intellectual success. Higher Order Thinking Skills are examined by school assessors (especially at HSC level) to differentiate high achievers from the rest. Why? Because in the professional word; these thinking skills determine the difference between those who follow, and those who are followed. Know More...
TECHNOLOGY IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
Because of the crucial importance that technology will play in our children's future, your child's home tutoring program will focus on developing IT skills by emphasising computer based educational resources. This will not only strengthen their technology skills, but it's is a great way to make learning more fun, interactive and engaging! Know More...
COMMUNICATION - THE KEY TO 'MAKING SENSE'
Your child's private tutor will apply constructivist teaching techniques to ensure that information is communicated in a way that is easily understood. Constructivism allows new information to make sense easily by building gradually on the learners existing knowledge. When your child is able to make better sense of what they are learning, they will not only learn faster but feel more confident and more 'connected' with what they are learning about. Know More...
THE 'EMOTIONAL ADVANTAGE' OF PRIVATE TUITION
Private tutoring should be more than just 'teaching'. Good private tutors provide teaching, as well as coaching, mentoring, motivation and inspiration. A parent understands that the way their child feels towards something will govern how they think about it, and therefore what they do about it. We understand how crucial these factors are when it comes to school work and learning activities. This is why your private tutor will focus on the emotional aspects of your child's learning, described below:
Strengths: Your child's private tutor will identify his or her personal strengths and learning styles to overcome barriers of fear whilst developing and capitalising on new strengths. Know More...
Confidence: Your child's private tutor will use strategic goal setting techniques to direct his or her focus on their progress whilst gradually building confidence towards areas they were previously struggling with. Know More...
Autonomy: Your child's private tutor will teach him or her how to use reflective practice skills to learn from mistakes more efficiently whilst conditioning an 'auto correction' pattern to learn more autonomously. Know More...
MATHS TUTORING: NORTH SHORE
Are you are looking to find a maths tutor in North Shore ? Mathematics tuition is one of the most popular subjects we specialise in. Our at home maths tutors cover maths tuition at all school levels, from primary school numeracy skills through to high school and HSC tutoring in all maths subjects. Mathematics is about more than just numeracy; it is about using logic and sequential processes to solve problems. Maths is an important subject for entry into science based university courses, and is important for HSC student's because of its contribution towards final ATAR scores. It is also one of the subjects that many students struggle with and therefore benefit from private maths tuition. There are numerous online maths tutor websites which provide online tutoring, however these are no substitute for a real life maths tutor to come to your home in North Shore to work directly with you and you child. There are however many helpful maths online tutor facilitated websites as well as all sorts of cool maths games and computer resources which your child's private maths tutor can use as part of their home maths tuition. Contact us to enquire about our Maths tutors North Shore , whose subjects include:
Primary School Maths Syllabus (Kindergarten through to Year 6)
High School (Secondary School) Maths:
Years 7 -10 (General Maths)
Years 9-10 (Standard Maths)
Years 9-10 (Intermediate Maths)
Years 9-10 (Advanced Maths)
HSC General Maths
HSC Mathematics (2 Unit Maths)
HSC Maths Extension 1 (3 Unit Maths)
HSC Maths Extension 2 (4 Unit Maths)
ENGLISH TUTORING: NORTH SHORE
Are you are looking to find an english tutor in North Shore ? English tuition is one of the most popular subjects we specialise in. Our at home english tutors cover english tuition at all school levels, from primary school literacy skills through to high school and HSC tutoring in all english subjects. An english lesson is about more than just literacy; it is about communication and using words to build, demonstrate and transfer understanding. English is an important subject for entry into all university courses, and is compulsory for HSC students because of its contribution towards final ATAR scores. It is another one of the subjects that many students struggle with and therefore request private english tuition. There are numerous online english tutor websites which provide online tutoring, however these are no substitute for a real life english tutor to come to your home in North Shore . Your child's private English tutor will be in contact with their school English teacher to ensure that the content of their English lessons are following the content taught at school during English classes. We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) tuition for those still learning english as a new skill.
Primary School English Syllabus (Kindergarten through to Year 6)
High School (Secondary School) English:
Years 7 -10 (General English)
Years 9-10 (Standard English)
Years 9-10 (Advanced English)
HSC English (Standard)
HSC English Advanced
HSC English Extension 1
HSC English Extension 2
HSC English Extension (Literature) Both Primary and Secondary Levels:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
OTHER SUBJECTS AND HSC TUTORING
HSC tuition is an area that many of our tutors specialise in. Some of the most common HSC level subjects include the science subjects (Physics tuition, Chemistry tuition and Biology tuition) as well as Human Society and It's Environment subjects (HSIE) which include History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce. Contact us about availability for language tuition as well as music tuition such as piano tuition, guitar tuition, singing tuition and drum tuition. We do not currently offer music lessons, piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons or drum lessons in North Shore , however we're working on it and should have a variety of music teachers in North Shore available soon!
PRIMARY SCHOOL TUITION IN NORTH SHORE
We offer primary school tutoring in North Shore at all grades and levels, as well as high school tutoring in a range of secondary school subjects. Our primary school tuition programs focus heavily on literacy and numeracy skills, but can include any other areas you'd like us to focus on. Our primary school tutors provide primary school tutoring to all stages, from kindergarten through to year 6 (K-6). They can provide special coaching in preparation for the selective schools test and give advice about which selective high school may be most suitable for children in the North Shore area who are planning on sitting the selective school exam. Our primary school tutors can also provide coaching for students wishing to sit the opportunity class test (OC test) as well as preparation for the upcoming NAPLAN tests.
If you have any further questions about our tutoring strategies, availability, tutors qualifications or tuition fees, please don't hesitate to contact us: If you are a tutor and looking for a tutoring job in the North Shore area, see our applications page about tutoring jobs North Shore.
HOME TUTORS NORTH SHORE
Suburbs include: Artarmon, Castle Cove, Castlecrag, Chatswood, Chatswood West, Crows Nest, East Gordon, East Killara, East Lindfield, East Wahroonga, Fox Valley, Gordon, Gore Hill, Greenwich, Killara, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Lindfield, Linley Point, Longueville, Middle Cove, Naremburn, North St Ives, North Turramurra, North Wahroonga, North Willoughby, Northbridge, Northwood, Osborne Park, Pymble, Riverview, Roseville, Roseville Chase, South Turramurra, St Ives, St Ives Chase, St Leonards, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Warrawee, West Killara, West Lindfield, West Pymble, Willoughby, Willoughby East, Wollstonecraft
THE BEST HOME TUTORs IN NORTH SHORE 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 private 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 home 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 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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