Online English Tutoring For Students
The primary school years are important for students as they develop their foundational knowledge and skills in English. Our one-to-one English tutoring lessons assist students to understand English concepts, build specific skill sets, gain confidence and become motivated readers, writers and spellers.
High School English Tutoring
Our tutors have an in-depth knowledge of the Australian high school English curriculum and know how to teach students classroom and assessment content, as well as key study strategies that are effective, and designed to appeal to your child.
At Optimise Learning we understand that it is essential for Australian students to develop understandings, knowledge and skills in English for them to succeed at school.
Why do some students need English tutoring?
Learning to read, write and spell is a developmental process, and each student’s ability to reach their potential in English at school is influenced by a variety of factors including:
- The Ability Of Students To Block Out Distractions And Focus In Class.
If a student is easily distracted by the other students, or by events occurring in the classroom (such as another student being spoken to by the teacher, or a group of students walking past the classroom), this can impact negatively on their ability to focus on their schoolwork, and learn.
- Students Who Are Absent, Or Change Schools.
Despite students needing to stay away from school when they are unwell, by being absent they may miss a new topic being introduced, or a previously taught concept being reviewed by their teacher. Students who move to a new school during the year may also miss being taught chunks of the English curriculum, as different schools teach the curriculum in a different order.
- Students Whose First Language Is Not English
Students whose first language is a language or dialect other than English have unique learning needs and require additional support and specialised teaching to develop understandings, skills and knowledge in English.
- Students Who Have A Diagnosed Learning Disorder.
Learning disorders, or learning disabilities are terms used to describe a variety of learning problems that students of normal intelligence can experience. Student’s with a diagnosed learning disorder usually have neurologically-based processing problems, that can interfere with the development of their reading and writing skills. It is important to understand that whilst students with learning disabilities can learn, they may need to be taught in different ways.
- The Motivation Level A Student Has.
Educational research consistently shows that learning is enhanced when students are feeling positive and motivated at school. Students who are feeling unwell, stressed, worried, anxious, upset, tired or overwhelmed can find it very difficult to be positive or motivated at school. Students who lack confidence in their reading, writing or spelling ability can feel unmotivated to try their best in English lessons.
- The individual Learning Style Of A Student.
Every student is unique, and has a preferred style of learning. Some students need to practise a newly taught skill several times, before it is properly learned. Other students feel frustrated by not having the opportunity to work through newly learned topics more quickly. Some students learn most effectively by being instructed, and other students learn most effectively by being actively involved in constructing new knowledge. If a student’s preferred learning style is not catered for, their ability to learn can be compromised.
Even though student’s progress at different rates, they are expected to demonstrate pre-determined levels of proficiency in English, every school year. Student progress in English is assessed, then measured against the Australian National Curriculum Achievement Standards, and graded as being of an A, B, C, D or E standard.
For a variety of reasons, including those discussed above, many students perform below their potential in English at school, and receive a grade that is not indicative of their true ability.