Choosing a tutor for your child can be a difficult process, but it need not be if you understand a few things about the tutoring industry.
The Australian tutoring industry is unregulated meaning that anyone can present as a tutor. This is quite a problem, especially given the current climate which has seen an explosion in the number of tutors, especially online.
Many people see tutoring as an easy way to make some extra money, especially if it can be done from home. Of course, some of these tutors are excellent, whilst others will not be so good. So how do you separate the good from the not-so-good?Keep Reading >
It is normal for some children to struggle to learn to read at the same rate as others. Remote learning during lockdowns has made this even more difficult with many parents struggling to help their children.
This blog looks at some of the things parents can do to ease the stress and rekindle a love of reading in their children.Keep Reading >
Are your children stressed about their classwork and remote learning?
Are they falling behind academically?
This is the case for many students who are really struggling with remote learning.
This article explores a few things parents can do to help.Keep Reading >
When parents are considering online tutoring, they need to be incredibly careful about three major aspects and to be sure that when comparing tutors and companies that they compare “apples with apples” to get a true indication of the quality and value of the tutoring.Keep Reading >
Whether you are a solo tutor or run a business that hires tutors, finding the time to do everything you need, and want, to do, can feel like an impossible task.
This blog outlines my favourite tools that help me manage my time and actually free up my time so that I can do what I really want.
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Many tutoring businesses fail or thrive to grow because the owners do not have a clear idea of the current state of their business and how they want to grow.
A Business Plan is the necessary means to address this and this guide provides tutoring industry-specific guidelines.Keep Reading >
Planning for 2021 can be quite a daunting task for many VCE students, especially when they may not have had access to their career's counsellor.
This blog looks at some simple things students can do now and who they can turn to for support and advice.Keep Reading >
Online tutoring works most effectively when students are tutored in an environment that most closely resembles face to face tutoring.
The Tutoring Company Online Platform is packed with features that do exactly that by allowing a student's private online classroom to be customised so that their classroom best matches their needs.Keep Reading >
Deciding to hire a tutor is only the first in what could be a lengthy and confusing decision making process.
Not only are there many tutors to choosse from, but there also many different tutoring styles.
How do you choose which is right for you?Keep Reading >
Tutoring is a global industry destined for phenomenal growth over the next few years. Many people are interested in becoming a part of this fast growing industry but, like any business, there is huge competition. Therefore, thought and planning needs to occur prior to starting a tutoring business to increase the chances of success.Keep Reading >
"Assessment" appears to be a buzzword within the tutoring industry. A quick look at many tutoring websites shows references to assessment. In particular, many companies advertise free assessments. But what are these assessments and how useful are they really?Keep Reading >
Transferring a tutoring business to an online environment can be difficult and frustrating, if not time-consuming.
Follow these simple tips to easily transition your business.Keep Reading >
This is a question we get asked a lot! The answer is "No."
This blog explains why we believe that it is not the job of a tutor to set additional homework, but to support students to be able to independently complete school set homework.Keep Reading >
Students have varied considerably in their ability to manage home learning. The range of abilities within a classroom is likely to be much greater than before restrictions so how do school, students and families cope with this?Keep Reading >
Is your child being distracted by social media, notifications, games etc when they should be doing their online schoolwork? Understand parental controls and site restriction settings.Keep Reading >
The Tutoring Company is a proud supporter of Learning for Life: a Smith Family education support program.Keep Reading >
TKSST is an unprecedented collection of over 4,500 kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. Selections are grown-up-friendly, too. And thanks to our members, it's free for everyone.Keep Reading >
It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that I have been appointed as the first female board member of The Australian Tutoring Association.
This is an incredible honour and a wonderful opportunity to represent all Australian tutors and tutoring organisations.
The Australian Tutoring Association is Australia's peak national body representing tutoring organisations and educational tutors nationally. We represent members, act as a lobby group and raise the standard of tutoring in Australia.Keep Reading >
With the Coronavirus beginning to impact schools, please find simple helpful hints to reduce anxiety amongst children and keep them busy if they need to stay home.Keep Reading >
Managing homework is probably the hardest part of school for many students. A few simple strategies can take the stress out of homework and make it manageable.Keep Reading >
With an increasingly busy life, many families are choosing online tutoring over home and centre based tutoring. The benefits are numerous, including no travel time and the saving on petrol. But, is online tutoring right for you?Keep Reading >
In December 2019, The Tutoring Company was awarded a "Top 50 Organisations in Education" Award at the GFEL conference (Global Forum for Education and Learning) in Dubai.
We are the only Australian tutoring organisation to receive this award!!Keep Reading >
Explicit instruction continues to be at the forefront of improving students' academic success as explained in this recent article in The Australian. Explicit instruction is also what The Tutoring Company tutors are skilled in and is considered to be one of the main reasons for so many of our students achieving success.Keep Reading >
TTC is to be awarded a "Top 50 Organisations in Education" Award at the Global Forum for Education and Learning.
Jenny will be accepting the award at the conference in Dubai on Dec 16-18.
Can't thank my amazing tutors and lovely clients enough!!
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Celebrity maths teacher Eddie Woo said private tuition could help students with gaps in their knowledge but warned parents to be careful. "There are other kinds of tuition which are frankly just pumping out an industrial model of education," he said.Keep Reading >
We all want our children to do well at school and can be concerned when they are not performing as well as expected and nothing seems to be working. Parents and schools have a range of options to help get to the bottom of this.Keep Reading >
The Australian tutoring industry is unregulated. This means that there are no checks and balances in place to guarantee that tutors are capable of delivering a high quality service, or that they are actually who they say they are!! This is a perilous situation for parents, but there are a few things you can do to protect your children and get the service you are paying for.Keep Reading >
When seeking either an English tutor or an ESL tutor don't risk getting the wrong tutor, as there is a vast difference between these two types of tutors and what they are able to tutor.Keep Reading >
With the help of modern technology, almost everything is possible on the Internet, including education. There are now numerous platforms available to cater to anyone's educational needs. Online education began with shorter skills and a few courses, but it has evolved significantly, and students can now access tutoring through an online platform. This can be especially useful for students with irregular school hours due to illness or injury, or to those that travel significantly. But are they using the right online platform?Keep Reading >
With the help of modern technology, almost everything is possible on the Internet, including education. There are now numerous platforms available to cater to anyone's educational needs. Online education began with shorter skills and a few courses, but it has evolved significantly, and many students now choose to access tutoring through an online platform. But are they using the right online platform?Keep Reading >
The initial phone call from a parent enquiring about tutoring must do more than just determine costs and availability. There must be a conversation with an education professional about why tutoring is being sought and what concerns the parents have.Keep Reading >
The decision to employ a tutor is not one that parents take lightly. The Tutoring Company understands this and are very aware of the need to ensure that tutoring not only addresses academic concerns, but also fosters confidence and self-belief in students.Keep Reading >