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K-6 TUTORING

What are your tutoring options?

We offer individual and group tutoring, face-to-face at our Botany location. Individual online tutoring is also available. 

Individual tutoring

These are one-to-one sessions (face-to-face or online) that can either focus on the child’s lesson plans or focus on an area of learning that your child might need some extra assistance with. 

Small group tutoring

These may have up to 4 children and require a minimum number of children to proceed. Children would be grouped based on similar stages and ability for that area of learning. The tutor would reinforce learning from the syllabus and focus on any challenging topics.

Homework Club

These sessions may have up to 8 children and require a minimum number of children to proceed.

Our Homework Club sessions give children support with their homework tasks set by their teacher, while being assisted by our tutor to help them get through any tricky questions and learn new strategies along the way. Homework Club is facilitated by a qualified primary school teacher.

What type of tutoring will suit my child?

You know your child better than anyone and what works for them.

Individual tutoring: if your child is not quite keeping up with the curriculum, has trouble concentrating in groups or needs a bit more time to understand concepts, one-on-one time might suit them more with techniques tailored to their learning needs

Small group tutoring: some children work better in small groups as it gives them someone to bounce ideas off, compare notes and maybe make sessions a bit more social while still being focused on the learning. Why not ask your child’s classmates if they would be keen to form a group?

Homework Club: your child is on track with the curriculum but after a long day at school and a long day at work, it’s not always something either of you look forward to doing. Our Homework Club is suitable for children that just need dedicated time for tasks, in an engaging learning environment, with someone (experienced teaching staff) available to answer questions, help them stay on track and lead them in the right direction. This frees up time for the whole family at home.

What subjects do you tutor in?

We focus on reading, writing, english/grammar and mathematics but if there is a subject your child finds challenging, please speak to us to see how we can help.

What qualifications do your tutors have?

Our tutors include high ATAR-scoring students and individuals currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education or other degree, and/or have already completed their degree and/or currently teaching at a primary school. 

All our tutors have a valid Working With Children Check.

Are you a member of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA)?

Yes, we are. The ATA aims to represent tutors and tutoring organisations, act as a lobby group and raise the standard of tutoring in Australia. Membership requires strict adherence to the ATA Code of Conduct.

What can we expect from the session?

The first session (whether it be individual or group) gives the tutor and your child an opportunity to get to know each other and the tutor to gauge what level your child might be at. It’s really important that your child can be comfortable with their tutor and is an important part of the process. Together they will come up with goals as part of their Individual Student Plan. Once goals are in place each session is designed to get your child closer to achieving their goals. At the end of each session, the tutor will share a brief summary to update you on their progress.

Consultation with your child’s teacher or therapist can also be arranged on request.

How long is a tutoring session?

Each session is 50-55 minutes depending on the age of the child and attention span. Our tutors will include ‘brain breaks’ to help your child press the reset button when needed.

How do I know how my child is progressing?

Our tutors will use a live Google document to share with you the learning plan and progress notes after each session. It’s also a place where you can leave feedback for the tutor. If there are any specific concerns or discussions that need to be had, we can arrange that with the tutor.

Will I get the same tutor for my sessions?

We aim to book the same tutor for each session. If you or the tutor’s availability changes we’ll match your child to another suitable tutor who will be updated on your child’s progress.

Also, in the rare occurrence your child doesn’t ‘gel’ with the tutor, we’ll do our best to match them with someone else.

How will online sessions work?

All you need is a laptop or computer with an internet connection, audio and camera.

We will send you/your child a Google Meet link via a calendar invitation for the session. They might need your help to get this started or organise their tabs, especially the younger students. Our tutors will incorporate online tools such as digital whiteboards and interactive programs to run the session.

What time are the sessions?

At this stage, lessons begin from 3.30pm onwards Monday to Wednesday but please speak to us about what days and times work for you and we can coordinate with our tutors a suitable session.

Do I have to pay for the term upfront?

Yes, we’ll ask you to pay for the term at the start (on a pro-rata basis). For new customers, purchase a term of individual or group tutoring (at least 8 weeks) and you’ll get 1 session free.

How much does tutoring cost?

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel a session with more than 24 hours notice, we’ll hold that session in credit to be used at another time. Alternatively it is okay to reschedule it prior to your next session, pending tutor availability.

If you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled session, you won’t receive a credit or refund.

 

How do I enrol my child?

If you are keen to get started, simply fill in our short enrolment form and the team will be in touch.

 

CONTACT THE BRIGHTSPACE

Visit Us G1 / 1371 Botany Road Botany, NSW 2019
Call 02 8057 5851
Email hello@thebrightspace.com.au

 

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Email hello@thebrightspace.com.au

 

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