What grades mean At report time, we often get calls from new parents concerned about their child’s grades. Sometimes, it can be really difficult talking to a brand new parent who is adamant that their child should be getting As, because a C simply isn’t enough. Don’t get me wrong! We always want to [...]
You may not be aware that Confidence Boost Tutoring offers two existing tutoring scholarships. Mr. Smiles has been attending tutoring for 2 years now, and was our first recipient. After initially finding us through government funding for foster care, we created the Smile scholarship for the gorgeous Mr. Smiles after his funding was cut off. [...]
Sometimes, when we talk to parents on the phone, we hear a lot about reports and grades. Parents explain that their child is doing 'poorly' or 'failing' or 'getting bad marks'. This might sound a little odd, particularly coming from a tutor, but we don't actually put grades first. Top be clear, grades are helpful. [...]
Our tutors got very brave a few weeks ago and let us film them. We love our tutoring team, and we love working with your children. This tutoring team loves their work, and in this video, they share their passion for tutoring children.
NAPLAN Tutoring - what do the results tell you? This week, Confidence Boost Tutoring was in the Australian about NAPLAN tutoring. We have all sorts of feelings about the horrible title - "Pushy parents are paying tutors to boost their children’s test results in the National Assessment Program", not to mention the idea that parents [...]
With so many tutoring options, how do you choose the right tutor for your child? We've spent some time discussing tutoring in small groups, 1:1 and college style approaches, and how to ask your child's teacher for help. This post is much more about your child's unique needs, and how to make sure that the tutor [...]
Need help at school? Is your child's teacher concerned? Have you already had a discussion with your child's teacher? Is your child consistently getting comments or reports about poor academic ability or behavioural issues? Is there no good explanation for why this is happening? Is it past the point where this could be a [...]