Tutoring for Primary School children

Our personal, one-on-one tutoring, targeted to the student's learning needs, can be extremely helpful in addressing student’s concerns and improving academic performance. Our Primary Years tutors will assist students with their individual needs with a personalised program

All Primary Years tutors at The Tutoring Company are either studying to become Primary teachers, or qualified Primary teachers. At The Tutoring Company we do not consider any other graduate, or undergraduate, to have the necessary specialised skills to tutor children in primary school. Only those trained in Primary Education understand both literacy and numeracy development and why children might struggle at some time.

All tutors have a current Working with Children Check or VIT registration.

Numeracy

In Primary school, children develop their numeracy skills. The main focus is on understanding numbers and how they interact, as well as incorporating all Australian Curriculum Primary Years Numeracy including:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Importantly, our tutors focus on creating an environment where it is safe for children to make mistakes and to think about math in new and exciting ways.

Some children may find some numeracy areas to be difficult or may struggle with them all. Understanding what a child is struggling with, and why, is vital for tutoring to be successful. For example, a child who finds it hard to multiply and divide may have a poor understanding of place value. Simply giving this child lots of multiplication problems to practice will not result in a better understanding. True understanding for this child will only be achieved when the focus is firstly on place value. Therefore, students benefit more from an individualised approach rather than using a prescribed program, often delivered via a computer by other tutoring companies.

Literacy

Focusing on Literacy Skills in the primary school years is vital.  These skills are vast and varied and individual children will have their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. They may be excellent readers but poor at spelling, or fantastic at generating ideas writing stories but struggle with the punctuation. Therefore, students benefit more from an individualised approach rather than using a prescribed program, often delivered via a computer by other tutoring companies.

At primary age levels, we love to encourage all our students to read. We then focus on comprehension and spelling to ensure the student grasps the concepts of literacy and we will engage them to learn specific strategies and techniques, such as organisational skills, to take to school. Any area of concern becomes a focus for each session.