TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL

Starting high 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, and by preparing students for high…

TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVING READING SKILLS

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD TO IMPROVE THEIR READING SKILLS This article appeared originally on Children’s Books Daily, a website dedicated to helping you and your child connect over a shared love of reading. Optimise Learning is proud to be a regular feature writer for Children’s Books Daily. Did you realise that your child’s brain…

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…