Australian Schooling in the Austrian Alps

Our partner, Australian Athlete Tutoring specialises in providing Australian student athletes with individually tailored academic programs, to ensure that they can complete their school studies from anywhere around the world. Dr Alexandra Hand recently travelled to Austria to visit and work with the Australian student athletes who are participating in a Northern Hemisphere Alpine Ski Racing…

NURTURING CREATIVITY

It is almost universally recognised that in order to succeed in the 21st century, today’s students need to learn more than the ‘Three R’s’ that have traditionally been viewed as the cornerstone of an effective education. Whilst the ‘Three R’s are still considered to be vitally important and continue to be learned at school, students…

WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS!!

OUR TUTORING SERVICES ARE NOW ONLINE! We are VERY excited to announce that ALL Australian students, regardless of where they live, are now able to access our academic tutoring services! Feedback from our recent online tutoring trials indicated that both students and parents prefer Optimise Learning’s online tutoring sessions, to the traditional face-to-face tutoring model. IN…

2017 WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

I knew that I wanted to ‘grow up to be a teacher’ when I was ten years old. In Year 6 I attended a small rural school in Victoria where I was one of 6, Year 6 students. The school consisted of two classrooms, two teachers, a small staffroom and a huge playground. Whenever the…

HOMEWORK AT OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OOSHC)

“An objective of the National Quality Framework is to improve the educational and developmental outcomes for children attending education and care services”. – National Quality Framework NATIONAL QUALITY FRAMEWORK STANDARD ONE: Educational Program and Practice Giving students the opportunity to complete their homework whilst they are at OOSHC, provides them with significant benefits and aligns…

ARE YOU A LEFT OR RIGHT BRAIN LEARNER?

Eric Jensen at Jensen Learning jensenlearning.com, claims that scientists no longer refer to left brain or right brain labels , but now use the term ‘relative lateralisation’ because the brain is designed to process spatially from left to right hemispheres and also from the back to the front of the brain. On most days we…

CAN ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM TUTORING?

The short answer to this question is- absolutely!! All students have the potential to benefit from tutoring if they are engaging with content that is not too easy or too difficult for them, if they are studying material that is relevant to what they are learning at school and if they have a positive relationship…