Our approach to tuition. Applicants for tutoring jobs Strathfield should be familliar with our approach to tuition.

What we look for when hiring Tutors for work in Strathfield.

ACCREDITED ATA MEMBER

Top of the Class Professional Tuition is a proud member of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA).

 

MAKING SENSE

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.

 

LEARNING STYLES

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?

 

BUILDING CONFIDENCE

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!

 

ENGAGED LEARNING

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?

 

THINKING SKILLS

Your tutor will emphasise the importance of developing Higher Order Thinking Skills to deepen your child's understanding of everything they learn about.

 

 

 

 

join our team - TUTORING JOBS SYDNEY

If you would like to join our team of Strathfield Tutors, we'd love to hear from you! Please email us through a copy of your Resume as well as a cover letter detailing your experience and why you think you would make a valuable addition to our team. In order to join our team you will need to address the following criteria:

Outstanding Communication Skills

In one paragraph, please describe your communication skills, your approach to communication and outline any experience relevant to the development of communication skills.

Your Approach to Tuition

In one paragraph, please describe the skills you believe are desirable in a good tutor and how you demonstrate those skills. If you would like to know what kind of skills and personality traits we consider valuable, you can easily find out by reading about our approach to tuition.

Availability and Own Transport

After reading about our approach to tuition, you will realise that you will be required to travel to client's homes in Strathfield, generally during times outside of school hours such as afternoons and weekends. So that we can help provide you with suitable clients, please tell us about your:

* Transport situation (do you have your own vehicle?)

* The days and times you will be available for tuition work.

* Whilst we provide tutoring Strathfield wide, please let us know which specific areas and suburbs of Strathfield you are willing to travel to.

Experience and Qualifications

In order to know what school levels and subjects you will be most suitable to tutor, please provide us with a consice description of your qualifications and relevant experience in training, teaching, coaching, supervising, instructing etc. If you are a tertiary student, please provide details of your course.

Working with Children

In your application, you will need to inform us of your consent to undergo a Police Record Check for Working with Children. Any other experience you have working with children would be useful to briefly tell us about.

Employment

You must have a Tax File Number and be eligible for employment in Australia. We'd like to know about your past employment experience, so please provide us with a detailed resume (including any other Tutoring Jobs in Strathfield you may have done).

Pay Rates

Pay rates depend on a number of factors, including what level of experience and qualifications you have. A first year university student for example will be paid at a lower rate than a qualified school teacher with 10 years of experience. Our rates start at $35 an hour, and go upwards from there depending on your experience and qualifications.

You can address the above criteria in a cover letter attached as a separate file, or simply composed within your email. Please send your application to:

Email Applications to: applications@topoftheclass.com.au

Please allow up to 2 weeks for a reponse to your application. If we are satisfied that you meet our criteria, we will reply by email to arrange an interview with you. Before you commence employment as a tutor, we also require that you complete a short training course to familiarise you with our processes and our specific approach to tuition. This training will not cost you anything and can be completed from your own home.

We look foward to hearing from you!

 

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 prefered 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. You must agree to at least 1 hour session each week with your tutor. We bill your credit card at the end of each month for your tutoring fees.

In addition to the tuition fees, we also charge a small enrolment fee each term which provides you full access to all our parent resources. Enrolment fees are as follows: $150 for the 1st Term, then $100 per term for each additional school term that your child continues to receive 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 of 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 philosiphies in constructivist teaching and motivational coaching. For information on our approach, see the sections on cognitive learning and emotional learning below:

THE BEST STRATEGIES FOR THE BEST RESULTS

Cognition: How we think affects what we lean

LEARNING...

Using Gardners Multiple Intelligences, your home tutor will identify your child's individual learning styles and adapt teaching methods accordingly for best results!

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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.

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THINKING...

Your home tutor will explore new concepts progressively deeper. Understanding will be expanded by developing higher order thinking skills using Blooms Taxonomy.

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APPLICATION...

Your home tutor will focus heavily on boosting assessment scores by improving your child's exam and assignment competencies, as well as focusing on IT and literacy skills.

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Emotion: What we feel affects how we learn.

STRENGTHS...

Weaknesses are merely those things which have yet to be strengthened. Your private tutor will strategically discover and develop your child's strengths to overcome weakness.

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PASSION...

To overcome the boredom barrier, your private tutor will strategically appeal to your child's interests to make learning more engaging and personally relevant.

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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!

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AUTONOMY...

Reflective practice is an effective tool used to power efficient learning. Learning from ones mistakes however requires strategic conditioning and adaptation techniques.

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