MANAGING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING AT HOME

Many Australian parents have unexpectedly found themselves adding teacher and education manager to the multitude of roles they undertake and perform daily for their children.  To date, government strategies to slow down and prevent the transmission of COVID-19 have resulted in Australian schools organising online learning for the majority of their students, so they do…

THE POWER OF POTENTIAL

If a young person is identified as outstanding above their peers, or gifted and talented in a particular area, we may be left wondering the true potential of their developmentally advanced mind? Just how high could this young person aim to achieve? IDENTIFYING GIFTEDNESS Only two of every one hundred young people are classified as…

HOW DOES INDIVIDUALISED TUTORING BENEFIT STUDENTS?

Individualised tutoring presents students with a range of learning benefits. Parents organise academic tutoring for their child for many different reasons. Some parents feel unable to assist their child adequately with their homework. Other parents seek expert tutoring for their child because they have fallen behind at school, or because their child is a quick…

GET SET FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Teaching students and communicating with their parents across a variety of school settings has provided me with the opportunity to closely observe the habits of successful students* and their families. PARENTS ARE THEIR CHILD’S FIRST TEACHERS As parents, we understand that children learn at different rates and have individual learning styles, however there are routines…

TRANSITIONING FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School Starting Secondary School is a significant event for both students and their parents. Whilst some students feel excited by their impending transition from Primary School to Secondary School, other students may feel concerned and overwhelmed by the prospect. Secondary School is a very different learning environment to Primary School,…

IS YOUR CHILD UNDERPERFORMING IN ENGLISH AT SCHOOL?

It is essential for Australian students to be skilled in English for them to succeed at school. Learning the skills of English, including reading, writing, grammar and spelling, is a developmental process, and each student learns these skills at their own pace. Even though students progress at different rates, they are expected to demonstrate pre-determined…