After school sessions are $52
All enrolement is by the term and this works out to about $520 per term.
For those on a phonics programme there is a $15 fee per workbook.
Prior to starting, I will meet with you and your child to discuss the learning issues and establish some goals for tuition. The assessment cost is $60.
I am available usually over the weekend to do these assessments or school days at 2:30pm.
If you have had your child assessed and would like me to discuss the report and create a plan for your child, I can do this.
In the case where cognitive difficulties are noted we can explore different avenues for remedy.
These might include educational games and intensive tutoring and work at home. My focus is on helping students without undue stress.
Students are helped to brainstorm and organise their ideas. The focus is on clear and well-worded writing with a good use of punctuation and interesting vocabulary. We start with hand-written work that can later on be put into a digital format. All students who write with me keep a list of any words they have had trouble spelling and aim to learn them correctly. We study a variety of different types of writing including - recounts, persuasive writing, essay writing, speech writing, poetry and stories. We also look at themes in literature and genres. I am happy to give feedback and encouragement on school assignments. Some students also benefit from suggestions for neater handwriting. I look at proper spacing between words, letter formation and use of capital letters and punctuation.
All my programmes are individualised to meet the students' learning requirements.
Students are on their own personalised work plan.
What Tuition do you offer?
I offer small group tuition to students who need some extra help to get on track as well as those with identified learning issues. Some students have missed material at school and need to catch up. I teach Maths, Reading, Writing and Spelling. Also, I am flexible to teach what a student needs and can follow a checklist from school if appropriate. My goal is to provide a comfortable learning environment where students can enjoy working. Some younger students need short breaks for physical activity and I allow this in a structured environment.
What programmes do you use?
I use a specialised phonics programme for dyslexia or reading difficulties. I spend a lot of time reviewing and reinforcing material to build a solid platform. This extra practise can be crucial to those who have learning blocks.
Where possible, I like to use children's literature and a whole language approach to teach reading comprehension and writing skills. I find kids to be very motivated by authors such as Roald Dahl and other popular authors.
I use hands on materials such as an abacus, popsicle sticks in groups of tens and small stones to teach maths. Its important for kids to be able to visualise numbers. Tactile manipulation of sums and amounts can also be very helpful in grasping new concepts. I also think kids benefit from maths games such as Rummicub and Monopoly. I use a ball and throwing back and forth to drill students on basic facts and maths concepts. I have good resources to teach fractions, decimals, percentages, statistics and other maths topics.
Computer programmes such as Mathletics and Mathsbites are also excellent for improving maths skills. Sometimes students are put off by these programmes at home but become very proficient while working with me. This can then extend to the home environment. I encourage students to build on the work I am helping them with and if possible do some practise at home everyday.
For higher level maths everything is broken down into easy to follow steps for the student. I help older students to increase their persistence with harder, longer maths problems and check and recheck their work. I teach up to and including Year 10 maths. I can also help with some Science work.
My son Dave tutors Year 10, 11 and 12 Maths. He completed Year 13 Scholarship Calculus with straight Excellences in externals in 2018. He can also help with Physics and Chemistry. Currently this tuition is available on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Please contact him directly at 022 4151 923 for details. See the 'Prices and Available Spaces' page for his available time slots.