Tutoring tailored to each student

We don’t have standard programs or lessons. Your child has a standard lesson plan at school. Instead, we create lessons based on your child’s unique needs. We monitor your child's progress and change our approach whenever necessary. This is why we are so effective and it's why we get results.
We get that when you're considering tutoring, you want to talk about it now! Call 0438 546 314 Monday-Friday to tell us about your child. If we can't answer, leave a message and we'll make sure to call you back as soon as we possibly can!

Tutoring in Stanmore, Inner West Sydney, and now in Parramatta.
Workshops Offered 2017-05-23T06:48:03+00:00

No Workshops Offered Currently… Because kids are already getting heaps out of tutoring, so we’re focusing on tutoring instead.

For more information, or to request a workshop, email us at [email protected]

Why Do We Offer Workshops?

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In regular tutoring sessions, your child is spending his/her time on skills building, targeting their goals, filling the gaps in their school-work, and keeping up to date with their class requirements. A workshop is focused only on the fundamentals, and gives a great break-down of universal skills that all students use to get ahead. While many of these techniques are discussed in tutoring, workshops encourage students to look at areas such as study skills, essay writing and, math fundamentals ‘from the ground up’, giving them a new perspective and base to work from.

We also like to have a lot of fun! You will notice that while we have some ‘serious’ workshops for our older students, younger children have access to our creative writing classes (making and publishing a story) as well as other creative channels to improve their skills for school.

Every one of our workshops is interactive. We don’t like being lectured to, and we don’t think it’s particularly effective. After working through a concept, children will have the opportunity to apply it for themselves.

Other Workshops Offered During the Year

These are workshops that we hold from time to time, but have not yet been scheduled. If you would like to know when one of our workshops is going to be offered next, contact [email protected]

Details: This workshop is designed for students ready to take their essay-writing to the next level. We find that many children can handle their writing until about year 7 or 8, but find their marks dropping once they get to year 9. the reason is two-fold. Our English workshop looks at the importance of a strong and powerful structure (and how to create a good structure the same way, every time) and explores analysis, which is worth more marks than students know! Our English workshop is hands on, and students are encouraged to try their hand at the new techniques they learn.
Details: This workshop is designed for students learning to write essays. We take students through how to put an essay together (whether that’s persuasive, analytical or creative). The most important skill that students take away is the method for writing. Few students understand that essays have a logic and method that never changes, and we provide a structure that they can use again and again throughout high school. As with all of our workshops, this is a hands-on course, and students are encouraged to write and explore the techniques they learn.
Details: Some children find writing fun, while others struggle to get more than a sentence out when asked to write. Our story-writing workshop was created to make writing an interesting and fun experience for all children, regardless of their past experience. Our workshop leaders take children step by step through the session – starting with sharing their ideas for a story, to creating a story tree, through to structuring their story and finally, writing their draft. The best bit about this workshop is that it doesn’t matter how long or short the story is, every child has a chance to write beyond what they thought they could do! Even better, we take the stories and have them designed and illustrated so that children can take home a piece of writing they can be proud of.
How can you get all your homework done, and still have time for video games?

Our study skills workshop was started as a response to many of our students, who complained that while they were told to study, no-one had ever taught them how. Our workshop leaders show students how to be more efficient and productive with their studies, and includes organising time, structuring work, and building the skills require to tackle any subject in preparation for an exam.

Kate is passionate about getting organised and taking charge of your own work. This session is all about empowering you to have your structure ready to go to make the school year as easy as possible! All high school levels welcome, including those starting year 7 in 2015.

This session is split into two halves:

1. Structuring time during the day/week/month to complete homework and assignments, as well as maintaining hobbies and interests outside of school. Also looks at how to maximise study time through breaking down tasks, understanding the requirements and effective preparation.

2. Preparing for exams, including working to time, extra pressure at exam time, and feeling confident when going into a test.

Students should come with their calendars (electronic or paper) if they have one, as well as any stationery they rely on during the year (e.g. highlighters, favourite pens, sticky labels). We will ensure that all children have access to diaries and stationery; bringing stationery is optional.

Two tutors will be available to discuss, support and lead students as they become familiar with the requirements for HSC English.

A comprehensive guide will be offered for students to tackle:

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 – what you can expect, and what the markers expect from you
  • All text types – analysing novels, films, plays, poetry, and visual texts, including help with Shakespearean texts
  • Essay structure – how to express your ideas clearly and simply for maximum marks
  • Bulletproof notes – remembering quotes, techniques and themes in the big exams

The workshop will be conducted in a way that caters to both Standard and Advanced Students, with the students working together and individually as necessary.

Students will work through areas common to both courses, before splitting to discuss and work on Modules A, B and C for each level. This will focus on understanding and analysing their core texts, and the steps from understanding a text to writing an HSC-level essay, including in-class, take-home, trials, and for the HSC papers.

Dinner will be provided for all students mid-way through the session.

Students should come with any notes they already have for English, including their chosen or set texts, and are welcome at any point in the course to ask questions of the tutors, who are there to assist at all times.

Year 10 students are welcome, and asked to bring a book and at least one poem that they are familiar with as reference points.

Price: $180 (includes dinner)

Extra information: Students who enrol into our HSC English course AND study skills workshop will receive a discount. These sessions are complementary and we strongly suggest study skills work for all of our HSC students before the new year begins.

Our primary school students are already tackling homework and taking charge of projects and tests. This workshop is a double session that covers:

Writing: The skills that children need to develop in later primary school to prepare them for persuasive writing and expositions or essays. We spend time with children looking at sentence structure, use of different techniques, and how to put together a long response. Children will be set short writing tasks to experiment with different styles and try techniques for themselves.

Study skills: Even our younger students need a hand organising their time! While we certainly don’t want to see children spend all of their time studying, we do need to give them the skills to tackle homework and projects efficiently and effectively. During this hour, we help students to understand what their teacher is looking for, how to organise their time and how to be in charge of their own timetable. (We suspect it might help with the chores as well ;-)).

The biggest problem many of our students face with maths is at test time. We know that even once children can follow the content, they still feel under pressure and often panicked in exams. Our maths workshop looks at why this happens, and how to feel confident going into tests and exams.

We look at:

    • Test strategy (which questions do you answer first? How long should you take?)
    • Understanding what the question is asking
    • Breaking down multi-step questions
    • Answering questions to time
    • Preparing for exams
This is an exciting addition to the 2015 workshop schedule, and is focused on one of our biggest priorities; ensuring that children feel comfortable and confident at school. This session is interactive, collaborative and designed to challenge established ideas in a fun and safe environment. We help our primary school students to navigate:

      • What their major strengths are
      • How to ask for help
      • How to deal with feedback from teachers, peers, and marks
      • Dealing with common fears about school

This is designed to help students overcome some of the tricky parts of being at primary school – from struggling with homework to feeling like you stand out in a crowd. The outcome of this session is to have children excited about the year ahead, equipped with new tools to deal with set-backs and feel braver than they ever have before!

How can you get all your homework done, and still have time for video games?

Our study skills workshop was started as a response to many of our students, who complained that while they were told to study, no-one had ever taught them how. Our workshop leaders show students how to be more efficient and productive with their studies, and includes organising time, structuring work, and building the skills require to tackle any subject in preparation for an exam.

Kate is passionate about getting organised and taking charge of your own work. This session is all about empowering you to have your structure ready to go to make the school year as easy as possible! We encourage students in years 6-9 to attend, and are willing to take older or younger students on a case-by-case basis. This session is aimed at beginning and intermediate study skills, with a crash course in how to set up a schedule and study efficiently in early-mid high school.

This session is split into two halves:

1. Structuring time during the day/week/month to complete homework and assignments, as well as maintaining hobbies and interests outside of school. Also looks at how to maximise study time through breaking down tasks, understanding the requirements and effective preparation.

2. Preparing for exams, including working to time, extra pressure at exam time, and feeling confident when going into a test.

Students should come with their calendars (electronic or paper) if they have one, as well as any stationery they rely on during the year (e.g. highlighters, favourite pens, sticky labels). We will ensure that all children have access to diaries and stationery; bringing stationery is optional.

Get in Touch

Call 0438 546 314, or use the form below. Alternatively, you can email Maddie and Karina at [email protected]

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