FAQs

About

Educate Tutoring offers three (3) levels of assistance, Academic Intervention, Extension and Coaching.

1.  Academic Intervention is ideal for students needing specialised assistance. This may include students who have a diagnosed learning challenge, or those experiencing difficulty grasping foundation literacy and numeracy skills.  Academic Intervention may also assist those who have missed long periods of schooling due to illness or extenuating  circumstances. 

2.  Academic Extension is designed to augment and broaden the students' skills and understanding,  so they are able to articulate, reflect on and explore concepts and ideas.  Tutors provide the guidance needed to strengthen student learning as they move toward reaching their fullest potential.

3.  Academic Coaching is suitable for high school and college students and is designed to support their school-based learning by assisting with classwork, assignments and homework.

Educate Tutoring also runs a Summer Holiday Program which consists of three (3) sessions per week for three (3) weeks.

This program offers students intensive assistance with:

  • Foundation Reading, Spelling and Writing Skills
  • Literacy and Numeracy Skills (Primary Years)
  • Maths (Upper Primary, Secondary and College)
  • Writing Composition (essay writing)

Programs for new enrolments begin the week after a booking has been registered. The first session involves an introduction to Educate Tutoring, goal setting, and assessments (if required). This session is conducted by a member of our Programs and Services team. The second and subsequent lessons are conducted by the tutor. Tutors use information provided by families as well as assessment outcomes to design a program that responds to the needs of individual students. Tutors prepare detailed lesson plans and evaluations documenting content, student engagement and progress. Formal progress reports can be provided at an additional cost.

It is recommended that standard once-a-week enrolments run for between 12 and 18 months. Short-term intensive programs are also an option. These consist of three lessons per week for the duration of one term. Intensive programs are subject to tutor availability.

Once you have decided that your child may benefit from the support offered by Educate Tutoring, you are invited to register your interest by going to the Contact page and sending us a message or giving us a call. We will make contact with you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have, and to begin the enrolment process.

Yes, you can. Cancelation of a tutorial program partway through a term requires two weeks’ notice (14 days) in writing. All lessons scheduled after the 14-day notice period will be cancelled, and an exit fee of $250 will be charged.

Tutorial rooms are fitted with security cameras.

Lessons

All face-to-face lessons run for a period of one hour.  Online tutorials run for 50 minutes.

Standard programs include one tutorial per week and are in alignment with Tasmanian Government Schools term dates. With the exception of Term 4, the number of lessons will correspond with the number of weeks in the school term. Tutorials are held on student-free days; however, they are not held on public holidays.

Paired lessons are our preferred mode of practice. Social interaction plays a fundamental role in the process of learning, leading to enhanced thinking and improved communication skills, and the promotion of peer support. Places for individual lessons are available at an increased fee. Subject-specific small groups may be conducted from time-to-time. These are subject to tutor availability and student numbers. Please speak with us about the best option for your child.

Educate management and tutors work closely with families to ensure that their children are suitably paired with another student who has similar educational needs, compatible learning styles and personality. Tutors assess, design material and teach in a way that caters for the needs of each student, but with the added benefits of peer learning, interaction and a dynamic environment.

If your child has a relationship with a family member or friend who may be interested in attending Educate Tutoring, and you feel that their pairing would be mutually constructive, you are invited to have a conversation with us about this match.

Summer holidays bring about a break in routine when children are less likely to read, write or maintain their studies . Transitioning to a new school year may bring uncertainty, challenges, and increased study demands. All these elements can lead to increased stress and reduced confidence for children. We can provide the support and consistency that is needed to help them navigate through these challenges.

Regular tuition is not held during school holiday periods. We do, however, offer four (4) different programs to students over the summer holiday period. See ‘What services does Educate Tutoring provide?’

If the student has not presented within 20 minutes of the lesson start time, and no message has been received from the family, tutorials may be cancelled.

Lessons can be cancelled; however, Educate Tutoring is under no obligation to reschedule tutorials that have been cancelled or forgotten by the client. Requests for changes to scheduled lesson times must be negotiated with Educate Tutoring management only.

Should a tutor be unavailable, every effort will be made to engage a relief tutor. Alternatively, the lesson may need to be rescheduled to a mutually convenient time.

All face-to-face lessons are conducted on the premises at Educate Tutoring.  Online tutorials are also available.

Should you wish to change tutors for any reason, please discuss this option with your tutor, administration staff or management in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.

At Educate, our goal is to develop consistency in your child’s tuition. This involves cultivating a supportive and trusting connection between student and tutor. With this in mind, we strive to the best of our ability to match students and tutors both according to personality and skills.

Throughout your child’s tuition program, we continue to monitor the connections with their tutor carefully.

Often, despite developing a strong relationship, a change of tutor may be required when, for example, schedules change or tutors move out of area.  Additionally, a new tutor can provide an alternative range of skills and/or specialties that become necessary for students as they advance through their schooling.

Any changes in tutor will be dependent on staff, student and room availability and will take place at the discretion of Educate Tutoring staff on a case-by-case basis.

In the event that a change of tutor is required, we will carefully match your child with another member of our team who is equipped to continue providing the outstanding level of service and support you should expect from Educate Tutoring.

In summary, Educate will:

    • Match students and tutors carefully upon enrolment
    • Monitor student/tutor relationships
    • Identify issues and strive to resolve them
    • Exercise discretion regarding changes of tutor

Parents are not able to attend paired or group lessons. Parents are welcome to attend individual lessons in order to observe their child's program and progress. Families are best placed to decide whether this is beneficial for their child; however, our experience shows that students engage with learning tasks more freely when they are not being observed.

Parents are most welcome to communicate with tutors through brief discussion at the completion of a lesson or at any time via email. A written progress report is available for an additional fee.

Communication with schools depends on the needs of the student and the level of support offered by schools to families seeking extra-curricular input.

Lessons falling on a public holiday are neither scheduled nor invoiced.

Payment

Academic Intervention:

All-inclusive fee of $77.00 per student per paired session or $99.00 per student per individual session.

 

Academic Extension:

All-inclusive fee of $77.00 per student per paired session or $99.00 per student per individual session.

 

Academic Coaching:

All-inclusive fee of $77.00 per student per paired session or $99.00 per student per individual session.

 

NB: Fees are invoiced on a per-term basis

 

Holiday program:

All-inclusive fee of $700.00 per student with a minimum of two students per booking.

All stationery and lesson-based resources are supplied by Educate Tutoring. Additional products (such as subject-specific workbooks) may be provided with prior parental consent. These will be invoiced separately in accordance with the schedule of fees that can be provided upon request.

Payment of Educate Tutoring fees is made through IntegraPay direct debit services.  Payment arrangements can be set up weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per term.

Alternatively, one-off term fees can be made directly via bank transfer.

You may also be interested in partnering with Coogans Finance.  This option allows you to access the support your child needs when they need it.  Coogan's will take care of the account in the immediate instance, and you can pay later when timing is more suitable.  As responsible lenders, Coogans have options for customers to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Click here for more information - cooganstas.com.au