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Terms and Conditions

Tutoring Contracts and Terms and Conditions

Understanding the difference between Terms and Conditions and Contracts will help you decide which is best for your business, your tutors, and your clients. 

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Tutoring Business Plan

How to Write a Tutoring Industry Business Plan

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. 

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How To Start Your Tutoring Business

How To Start Your Tutoring Business

Starting a tutoring business is an exciting time. But, did you know that the majority of new businesses fail within the first 12 months? 

Avoid the many pitfalls with this guide. 

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Jenny Pownall Interviewed on ABC Radio.

Jenny Pownall Interviewed on ABC Radio.

As an ATA Board member, Jenny was interviewed by Patricia Karvelos on ABC Radio regarding the Victorian Government announcement of the 2021 "Tutors in Schools" program. 

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Career Planning for VCE Students

Career Planning for VCE Students

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. 

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Our Online Classroom

Our Online Classroom

Online tutoring works most effectively when students are tutored in an environment that most closely resembles face to face tutoring. 

The Tutoring Company Online Classroom 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. 

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Needs-Based vs Set Curriculum Tutoring.

Needs-Based vs Set Curriculum Tutoring.

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? 

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How To Start a Home-Based Tutoring Business

How To Start a Home-Based Tutoring Business

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.

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Understanding Assessment

Understanding Assessment

 "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?

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 How to best transition your business to Online Tutoring.

How to best transition your business to Online Tutoring.

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.

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How to avoid making a mistake when choosing a tutor

How to avoid making a mistake when choosing a tutor

Choosing a tutor can be confusing but understanding a few simple things about the tutoring industry and how tutors work will make the choice easier.

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Do you set homework?

Do you set homework?

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.

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Managing knowledge gaps on returning to school

Managing knowledge gaps on returning to school

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?

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My top tips to manage remote learning

My top tips to manage remote learning

Jenny Pownall shares her most popular tips for parents struggling with remote learning.

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Does your tutor record Online Lessons?

Does your tutor record Online Lessons?

What are the benefits of recording online lessons? Should you insist on it?

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Parent Support for Managing Children's Screen Time

Parent Support for Managing Children's Screen Time

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. 

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The Tutoring Company announces partnership with The Smith Family

The Tutoring Company announces partnership with The Smith Family

The Tutoring Company is a proud supporter of Learning for Life: a Smith Family education support program. 

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Free Daily Activities

Free Daily Activities

Scholastic Learn At Home program

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Free Audible Stories

Free Audible Stories

Audible has released an amazing number of FREE stories for both children and adults.

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Activities to Keep Kids Busy!

Activities to Keep Kids Busy!

What were your favourite indoor activities when you were a child?

What indoor activities do your children enjoy the most?

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Kids Should See This

Kids Should See This

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.

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Getting Ready For Remote Learning

Getting Ready For Remote Learning

How do I help with remote learning? Follow this guide and respond with your own questions!

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COVID 19: How to cope with home schooling

COVID 19: How to cope with home schooling

Welcome to The Tutoring Company community blog to help parents and carers cope in this current crisis. 

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Jenny appointed first female board member of The Australian Tutoring Association!

Jenny appointed first female board member of The Australian Tutoring Association!

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.

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Helful hints if your child needs to stay at home due to the Coronavirus.

Helful hints if your child needs to stay at home due to the Coronavirus.

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.

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The best organizational tool for managing homework.

The best organizational tool for managing homework.

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.

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Tutoring in the 21st Century: Is Online Tutoring the Right Choice for You?

Tutoring in the 21st Century: Is Online Tutoring the Right Choice for You?

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?

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The Tutoring Company receives global education award!!

The Tutoring Company receives global education award!!

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!!

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The benefits of explicit instruction

The benefits of explicit instruction

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. 

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Education Award

Education Award

It's Official!!

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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Mr Eddie Woo sends a warning.

Mr Eddie Woo sends a warning.

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.

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Simple strategies for improving maths marks.

Simple strategies for improving maths marks.

Some students may have a very good understanding of math but frequently perform poorly on exams. Some simple strategies can improve grades significantly. 

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ADHD and Anxiety

ADHD and Anxiety

Anxiety among school children seems to be on the rise and the reasons for this are various. Among them is a greater awareness of anxiety and how it impacts children.

This article looks at the relationship between ADHD and anxiety.

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Managing Social Media

Managing Social Media

Kids share a lot on social media, be it SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook or the latest platform you may not know about. But how do you know when your child is sharing too much, or oversharing on social media?

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The Benefits of Educational Assessments.

The Benefits of Educational Assessments.

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.  

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The pitfalls of an unregulated tutoring industry.

The pitfalls of an unregulated tutoring industry.

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. 

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Understanding the difference between English tutoring and ESL tutoring

Understanding the difference between English tutoring and ESL tutoring

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. 

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Preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences

Preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences

Turn a 5 minute Parent Teacher Conference from feeling like a speed date to valuable time spent by being prepared and staying calm and in control. 

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Assisting frequently absent students through Online Tutoring.

Assisting frequently absent students through Online Tutoring.

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?

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Online Tutoring considerations for parents

Online Tutoring considerations for parents

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?

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Organisation difficulties

Organisation difficulties

Organisation is the key to success for students managing their increasingly busy school days. Understanding some effective organisational strategies can reduce daily stress experienced by many students. 

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Why you should speak with an experienced Education professional when seeking a tutor.

Why you should speak with an experienced Education professional when seeking a tutor.

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.

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website on laptop screen

Our new Website is Live!

Welcome to our new website! This website also launches our Online Tutoring Platform! This is a very exciting development, enabling many more students across Australia to receive exceptional tutoring from The Tutoring Company. 

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Teenager working with his tutor

When you're thinking of hiring a tutor

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. 

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